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Recalling the Not-So-True Story Behind Saturday Night Fever

It was based on magazine piece that turned out to be fiction

(Newser) - The Guardian revisits a fascinating piece of pop culture that may be a surprise to those who either love or hate Saturday Night Fever. The 1977 movie that helped turn disco into a phenomenon and John Travolta into a mega-star was actually based on a New York magazine article by... More »

John Travolta Explains That Whole 'Adele Dazeem' Thing

And does a bunch of other weird stuff at this year's Oscars

(Newser) - John Travolta and Idina Menzel presented an award together at last night's Oscars, a year after the Academy Awards ceremony in which Travolta famously flubbed Menzel's name, presenting her as "Adele Dazeem." Last night on Jimmy Kimmel Live , Travolta finally explained that 2014 moment. He thought... More »

9 Iconic Roles That Almost Went to Someone Else

Johnny Depp as Ferris Bueller?

(Newser) - John Travolta as Forrest Gump? Difficult to envision, but it could have happened: Travolta turned down the role before Tom Hanks ended up with it, according to HLN 's list of 18 iconic roles that almost went to different actors. More:
  • Will Smith turned down the role of Neo
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13 Celebs Who Are in the Mile-High Club

Latest to admit it: Chrissy Teigen, Miranda Kerr

(Newser) - Model Chrissy Teigen gave a little TMI to Cosmopolitan in the June issue, revealing that she and hubby John Legend once had sex on an airplane. "We were on our way to Thailand to see my parents, flying commercial first-class," she says. "We were under a blanket.... More »

Spacey, Travolta Wow as 'Bollywood Oscars' Hit Tampa

Awards show filmed in US for first time

(Newser) - The Indian film industry's top award show sailed into Tampa, Florida, yesterday with a pirate-themed opening musical number and celebrities ranging from Slumdog Millionaire star Anil Kapoor to John Travolta and Kevin Spacey. Before a crowd of some 20,000, the International Indian Film Academy awards kicked off with... More »

John Travolta Addresses That 'Adele Dazeem' Thing

Says Idina Menzel herself would say, 'Let It Go'

(Newser) - John Travolta has apologized for totally butchering Idina Menzel's name at the Oscars Sunday. "Here to perform the Oscar-nominated, gorgeously empowering song 'Let It Go' from the Oscar-winning animated movie Frozen, please welcome the wickedly talented, one and only Adele Dazeem," he said, using a pronunciation... More »

10 Celebrity Cross-Dressers

Well, alleged celebrity cross-dressers, in some cases

(Newser) - Last year, the National Enquirer published pictures of John Travolta wearing a dress, fur stole, jewelry, makeup, and a blonde wig at a 1997 party. Radar has a picture ... and 19 more celebrities who've cross-dressed. A sampling:
  • Jeff Chandler: Esther Williams revealed in 1999 that she once found the
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15 Celebs Who Crashed Normal People's Weddings

Latest incident wasn't John Travolta's first time

(Newser) - John Travolta awesomely crashed a wedding last week, showing up (clad in a T-shirt, jeans, and a baseball cap) in the couple's wedding photos after meeting them at a bar the night before. He's not the first celebrity to do so ... in fact, it's not even the... More »

Michelle Obama Presents Best Picture Oscar to Argo

Plus Academy Award wins for Jennifer Lawrence, Daniel Day-Lewis, and more

(Newser) - And they're off! After a rousing opening monologue by Seth MacFarlane , Christoph Waltz won the first award of the night: Best Supporting Actor for Django Unchained. Stick with us for live updates throughout the show:
  • Best Animated Short went to Paperman, and Best Animated Feature Film went to Brave.
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9 Hypocritical Stars

Do as they say, not as they do

(Newser) - When environmental crusader Al Gore sold Current TV, much was made over the fact that he basically sold the network to big oil. Even Jon Stewart had to admit Fox News had a point in its complaints on the matter. But Gore is far from the only hypocritical VIP—as... More »

Best Part of Ghastly Travolta Video? The Reactions

Travolta, Newton-John team up for 'I Think You Might Like It'

(Newser) - This somehow came to pass: John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John channel Grease's Danny and Sandy in a new video as they line dance and twang about Christmas together before ultimately driving off in a bright turquoise convertible. That description doesn't exactly sum up how awful the pair's... More »

5 Secret Celebrity Affairs

Kirstie Alley revealed 2 just this week

(Newser) - Blindsided by the fact that Kirstie Alley apparently had emotional affairs with both Patrick Swayze and John Travolta ? The Huffington Post lists five more celebrity romances that flew surprisingly under the radar:
  • Jermaine Jackson (we're sorry, Jacksun ) reportedly had an affair with Whitney Houston in the 1980s.
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Kirstie: Totally Straight Travolta Is 'Love of My Life'

Alley talks about friend and co-star with Barbara Walters

(Newser) - Kirstie Alley is on a roll. First she revealed a secret relationship with Patrick Swayze ; now she says John Travolta was "the greatest love of my life." In an upcoming 20/20 interview with Barbara Walters, Alley also firmly denies rumors of Travolta's homosexuality, Us reports. "I... More »

14 Celebs Who Saved the Day

Brad Pitt stops a trampling; Johnny Depp halts a mugging

(Newser) - Stephen Baldwin joined the ranks of celebrity Good Samaritans last weekend, when a girl collapsed near him in a New York City bar and started convulsing. Baldwin realized she was having an epileptic seizure, held her hand, and prayed until help arrived. The Week rounds up 13 other celebrities who... More »

Katie Holmes Leaving Over Scientology: TMZ

She's worried that Tom Cruise will bring Suri deeper into the church

(Newser) - It took no time at all for Scientology to crop up in the Katie Holmes/Tom Cruise divorce chatter. TMZ quotes sources as saying it's the main reason behind Holmes' decision to split. The actress is reportedly worried that Cruise is going to start immersing daughter Suri into the church... More »

Travolta Case Lawyers Now Suing ... Each Other

Gloria Allred, Okorie Okorocha pull out the lawsuits

(Newser) - John Travolta's alleged massage table exploits have inspired a few venomous accusations between lawyers, TMZ reports. The lawyer representing one of the masseurs has filed suit against Gloria Allred for trying to steal his client, John Doe #2, and she's planning a counterclaim against that lawyer. "I... More »

Travolta Put His Mouth on Grease Co-Star Conaway

Source claims 'Kenickie' woke up to oral sex

(Newser) - We were hoping it had gone away , but John Travolta’s Gropegate lives on: The latest claim is that he once tried to perform a sex act on his Grease co-star, Jeff Conaway. Conaway’s former fiancée tells the National Enquirer that Conaway was asleep at home in the... More »

Travolta Masseur Case Skips Trial, Heads for Mediation

Both sides agree to have case heard by a judge: source

(Newser) - Maybe the John Travolta massage scandal will quietly fade away after all: First the lawyer for the first masseur accusing Travolta of sexual assault dropped him as a client , and now Radar reports that the lawsuit filed by the second masseur will not go to trial. However, a judge will... More »

Swank Hotel 'Banned' John Travolta for Bad Behavior

And lawyer drops first masseur

(Newser) - The plot thickens in massage-gate : A masseur now claims that John Travolta was banned from the swank Peninsula Hotel in New York for bad behavior, the New York Daily News reports. His alleged habit of pulling off his towel, grinding on the table, and raising his butt on massage tables... More »

Travolta Accuser: I Got Date Wrong, but It Still Happened

Plus, a third man comes forward

(Newser) - Quite a bit of evidence has been released indicating John Travolta was not actually in Beverly Hills when he was to have allegedly sexually assaulted a masseur there, and his accuser explains why: The purported victim cited the wrong date. But the plaintiff says the incident did happen, just... More »

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