John Travolta

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    November 7, 2014

    Andrew Dice Clay Talks NYC Upbringing, New Memoir The Filthy Truth

    Sheepshead Bay native Andrew Dice Clay is likely the most misunderstood comedian of the past 40 years. An actor at heart, his over-the-top stage character -- part social satire, part rock 'n' roll bombast -- has been boycotted, banned, panned by critics (including those at the Village Voice) and, in ... More >>

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    February 5, 2014


    A look at memorable films and soundtracks

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    March 18, 2013

    Celebrities That Look Like Each Other!

    No, not just the Olsen twins. How about...

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    January 29, 2013

    How Much Innuendo Can You Read Into This One Celebrity Item?

    It's a HollyScoop story titled: HUGH JACKMAN STARSTRUCK BY JOHN TRAVOLTA. And it goes something like this: "Hugh Jackman is a big-time Hollywood star who we're assuming NEVER gets starstruck, because he's the one doing the star-striking (Is that a word? Nevermind) but there is one A-lister who ha ... More >>

  • Columns

    December 26, 2012

    2012: The Year in Review

    From a deranged Dirty Harry to the rise of Honey Boo Boo, it was a long, strange, sad, and silly trip

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    December 26, 2012

    My Year In Review: Romney, Tan Mom, and Angelina's Leg

    In my extremely entertaining and informative annual wrapup, I break 2012 down for you, starting with the groundswell of libertarianism which helped Obama get re-endorsed despite the still faltering economy. I explain how we can partly thank the fact that Mitt Romney didn't provide a solid alternati ... More >>

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    September 5, 2012

    Scientology's Obsession With Hollywood Proving Costly In Its Time of Crisis

    In 1955, Scientology founder L. Ron Hubbard announced "Project Celebrity," coming up with a list of Hollywood stars he wanted his followers to treat as "game" to hunt down for the church. And while Hubbard didn't succeed in bagging Danny Kaye, Sid Caesar, or Liberace (!), his organization did event ... More >>

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    August 29, 2012

    Travolta's Ex Pilot Tells All!

    Amidst an avalanche of other claims, Doug Gotterba has now come forward to The National Enquirer and told his side of things: How he met John Travolta in 1981 when he was hired as a pilot. How the relationship took off into the stratosphere and became sexual after a simple massage!!!!

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    August 15, 2012

    Rashida Jones Takes Back Her Travolta Remark

    Yesterday, I gleefully reported that actor/writer Rashida Jones had spoken her mind in an on-the-record chat for a website and said it would be great if John Travolta finally came out. I was sure she'd have to "apologize" for such honesty because nowadays, if a star says something they really mean, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 14, 2012

    Rashida Jones: "Come Out, John Travolta!"

    I knew I liked this woman. She's the daughter of Quincy Jones and Peggy Lipton. She's a writer/movie star (currently promoting the amiable Celeste and Jesse Forever). And in an interview where she speaks with writer/actor Will McCormack on topics like the need for more out gay stars, here's what ... More >>

  • Film

    July 4, 2012

    Oliver Stone's Savages Settles for Sensation

    A drug-trade drama's high fantasy

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    May 13, 2012

    Lisa Marie Presley Says "So Long" to Scientology

    Last month, we noted that Lisa Marie Presley's single "You Ain't Seen Nothin' Yet," which she released ahead of her new album, Storm and Grace, came with lyrics that read like a kiss-off to the Church of Scientology, even using some of Scientology's jargon -- like the very telling word suppressive. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 11, 2012

    The Best Reasons Why You Should Doubt the Allegations in the John Travolta Sex-Assault Lawsuit

    Monday evening, we wrote that the sex-abuse lawsuit filed against John Travolta read like something someone had imagined in a dream. The account by "John Doe" that was described in the lawsuit's complaint stretched credulity beyond the breaking point, and was one of the sloppiest jobs of lawyering t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 8, 2012

    Travolta Sued By Male Massager! Here's The Animation!

    A masseur has sued John Travolta for sexual harassment, claiming all sorts of things that are best summed up in this eye popping bit of Taiwanese animation (with subtitles, thankfully). It's racy stuff, positively brimming with pulpy friction, but I actually feel Travolta will be thrilled. They ma ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 7, 2012

    The Five Most Dream-Like Sequences in the John Travolta Sex-Assault Lawsuit

    The Internets are buzzing this afternoon with news that actor John Travolta has been sued by an unnamed masseur for touching his penis. Travolta has long been the subject of speculation that he's a gay man who is one of several celebrities in the Church of Scientology who the church encourages to " ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 22, 2012

    Tabloid Outing Bonanza For Two Huge Movie Stars

    The tabs have been on a rampage lately, uncovering all kinds of same-sex shenanigans reportedly engaged in by those married to the opposite sex. The result is this Canadian newspaper article which questions why we're so obsessed with outing, but manages--in the process of its pained introspection-- ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 21, 2012

    Battlefield Earth: Still Making the World Safe From Scientology Nearly 12 Years Later

    Last night, I noticed this excerpt from a Canadian interview show, and boy, did it bring back memories. It's a priceless reaction by actor Kim Coates when he's asked about Battlefield Earth by CBC show host George Stroumboulopoulos (who mercifully goes by "Strombo"). I mean, imagine having that mov ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 28, 2011

    Pucker Up For a Pickleback

    ​Bed-Stuy restaurant Do or Dine has more in common with Spain's El Bulli than you may think. It's fairly difficult to get to. Both restaurant's figureheads (Justin Warner and Ferran Adrià, respectively) are keen on whimsically named dishes. And each restaurant is fond of spherification. Wh ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 11, 2011

    11 Things You Really Must Do Before the Summer Is Over

    ​Today is pretty much perfect, a day that reminds us how much we adore summer. Back in June we gave you 33 reasons to love the year's three hottest months, through all the sweat and toil and pain. It seems like barely a minute has passed and yet, here we are, practically mid-August! What the f ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 8, 2011

    The Worst Male Film Performances Of All Time

    ​You didn't think I'd let the ladies get all the glory to themselves, did you? Your choices are as follows: *Robin Williams in Patch Adams Granted the material was syrupy to the point of vomit-inducing, but he didn't have to go along with it so eagerly, did he?

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    May 6, 2011

    Lindsay Lohan Joining Scientology? How Could it Hurt?

    ​According to Yahoo's "Xtra Entertainment," the National Enquirer talked to John Travolta, who said he got a promise from train-wreck celebrity Lindsay Lohan that she would begin Scientology training. [I tried to find the Enquirer piece to give them a link, but couldn't. Have you seen their w ... More >>

  • Columns

    December 15, 2010

    Black Swan Is "a Lezzie Wet Dream"!

    Friars do Quentin Tarantino to a turn; Miami's pretty hot, too

  • Blogs

    September 7, 2010

    Travolta Brave In The Face of Outing Story

    ​The Enquirer's current cover story claims that John Travolta has long cheated on wife Kelly Preston by fiddling with men in saunas. So how does the inspiring couple respond? By posing for p.r. photos at Universal Orlando Resort's The Wizarding World of Harry Potter!

  • Voice Choices

    August 18, 2010


    John Travolta will always be the king of disco

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    August 11, 2010


    You’ll never want to ride the 6 again

  • Columns

    July 6, 2010

    Sizzling Blind Gossip Items for Days!

    Bening and Moore have got their lesbian shtick down.

  • Blogs

    June 8, 2010

    NASA Introduces Unfortunately Named "Face in Space" Program

    ​NASA has kind of a weird promo going on called "Face in Space," not to be confused with the Nicolas Cage/John Travolta thriller Face/Off. Basically, you can submit a photo of your face (or, if you somehow don't own a photo of yourself, just your name) via the website and have your visage (or ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 21, 2010

    Fake Heirlooms Rile Tomato Purists; Burger King Does... Brunch?

    ​In Durham, N.C., the rich outlying soils that once grew tobacco now sprout peas, strawberries, fennel, artichokes, and lettuce. Chefs are also using local milk, cheese, eggs, pigs, chickens, quail, lambs, and rabbits. [NY Times] Tomato purists cry heresy as plant breeders offer hybrid versio ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 6, 2010

    Oscar Winner Turned Away From Gay Beer Hall

    ​That's just one of many spicy items in this week's column, a smorgasboard of earthly delights, pink tights, and quick bites, all served sans remorse. CLICK HERE and you'll also be asked to wonder:

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    October 13, 2009
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    July 1, 2009
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    June 24, 2009
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    June 10, 2009

    Blood on Tracks in Taking of Pelham 1 2 3

    In this subway series, the original Pelham wins

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    February 27, 2009

    Taking of Pelham 123 Trailer Looks Like Trouble

    The trailer for the remake of The Taking of Pelham 123 is out. Trailers are of course a bad way to judge a movie (usually the movie is much duller), but this one has us already missing the 1974 original (which you can see on Hulu) very badly. Here's a checklist: Lt. Garber 1974: Walter Matthau, r ... More >>

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    December 10, 2008
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    November 5, 2008

    Gossip About Pamela Anderson, Madonna, and The Facts of Life!

    The non-dish on Nancy McKeon; the worst recession sale in town.

  • Columns

    July 31, 2007

    Can You Top This?

    Unrelated: the city's sex life bottoms out; Hillary's gal Friday; Dean among the Queens

  • Film

    July 10, 2007

    Hairspray, Get Back to Your Roots!

    Movie musical of the musical of the movie is nowhere near divine

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    September 12, 2006
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    July 18, 2006
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    February 22, 2005

    Double Dutch

    Medium-cool Leonard adaptation takes cues from Get Shorty, but only The Rock has a hit

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    December 21, 2004
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    February 24, 2004

    It's a Small World After All

    The season's globe-trotting films bring mankind closer together, or at least pretend to on-screen

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    March 4, 2003

    Off the Wall

    An Extreme Painter Lays It Out

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    November 6, 2001
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    May 16, 2000
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    June 22, 1999
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    January 5, 1999

    NY Mirror

    ''How can you dislike a Barbara Walters co-anchor who had a birthday party at Hooters?''

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    December 29, 1998
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    November 17, 1998

    Chilly Scenes

    A Winter Movie Preview
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