All eyes were on John Travolta and Kelly Preston at Monday’s premiere of Savages in Los Angeles, but not just for the reasons you’d think. Sure it was their first public appearance as a couple since the latest round of massage lawsuits against the actor, but Travolta and his wife of 21 years, seemed to want to change the story entirely by giving us a big PDA show.
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The latest allegations against him seem to have taken curiosity about Travolta’s sex life to new levels. Here’s a little recap of the scandals that have followed the actor since May: Two unnamed masseurs charged him with sexual harassment and battery. Though these two men have since asked to dismiss their cases after holes became apparent in their claims, both have hired attorney Gloria Allred. And now other accusers have come forth, including Fabian Zanzi, a Royal Caribbean cruise steward who also contends Travolta asked and received an inappropriate neck message from him. Robert Randolph, the author of You’ll Never Spa in This Town Again is also suing Travolta for supposedly trying to discredit him as an author. Randolph argues that Travolta and his lawyer, Marty Singer, slandered him in attempts to undercut his book’s claims that Travolta was a gay spa frequenter who hooked up with other male spa visitors.
So, yeah, maybe it’s a good idea for Travolta to stay closer to Preston and away from cozy spa robes.
We compiled a gallery of some of the most iconic shots of good-time Charlie, so let’s take a walk down memory lane and check out Carlos Irwin Estevez (sorry, that’s racist) back when he was a young scamp, before he turned into a monster.
Kelly Preston went on The Today Show this morning to discuss her new son Benjamin, who was born last November, and she certainly sounds like a blissed-out new mom. It’s great to hear that Benjamin is helping Preston and husband John Travolta heal over the tragic death of their eldest son Jett, who passed away after having a seizure in 2009. What’s a little more bizarre are the details of Preston’s “silent birth,” the Scientology-approved method where women are completely non-verbal and stay as quiet as possible during their labor. You might recall that Katie Holmes reportedly went through silent birth with Suri in 2005.
Preston explains “Silent birth is basically just no words as much as possible. If you need to moan, if you need to cry out…of course that’s normal. But, it’s just bringing them in, in as peaceful and gentle a way as possible.” Well, we can appreciate the motives behind this, but it still sounds a little wackadoo to us. It gets even more wackadoo when she continues “L. Ron Hubbard found that the single source of aberration, of psychosomatic illnesses, stress, fears, worry, things like that, have to do with the reactive mind, and in that part of the mind is different words and commands that can come back to affect you later in your life.” When we read that part, all we could imagine was the sound that the grown-ups make in Peanuts cartoons when they talk. We just don’t buy it. But the important thing is that she believes it, and she’ll be the one who’s saved when the aliens come back to earth to kill us/save us/whatever the Scientology aliens do.
Congratulations, family Travolta! John Travolta and wife Kelly Preston just welcomed their new baby boy Benjamin, yesterday, in Florida. They’ve released a statement which reads, “John, Kelly and their daughter Ella Bleu are ecstatic and very happy about the newest member of the family. Both mother and baby are healthy and doing beautifully.”
Well this isn’t great news to break while you’re expecting a new baby: a new book claims that John Travolta has cheated on Kelly Preston repeatedly with men throughout their nineteen-year marriage. The book is entitled “You’ll Never Spa In This Town Again” so take these claims with a grain of salt scrub, we guess, because the author, Robert Randolph, says that Travolta’s indiscretions are the stuff of legend. Says Randolph “John Travolta has been cheating on Kelly for years! And when the details emerge, he’s gonna make Tiger Woods look like a boy scout.” Well, that can’t be good.
The Travolta gay rumors have persisted for years, as have the rumors that Scientology is just a brainwashing attempt to “turn” people in denial straight, and Travolta is level five Thetan or whatever – basically he’s a black belt in Scientology. But a book about a secret gay spa subculture (seriously!) which brazenly makes accusations against someone as famous as Travolta is big. One thing making this rumor appear more fact than fiction: a photo that the National Enquirer has of Travolta kissing another man. No word on whether Travolta will sue over the allegations like fellow Scientologist Tom Cruise did when he was accused of having a gay affair a few years ago, but one this is for sure: if this story’s true, our minds will apparently not be the only things that have been blown.
Now, through all of it comes some wonderful news…. they’re expecting a baby! Rumors began swirling last week and now they’ve been confirmed. A source says, “Kelly is about three months pregnant. Both she and John are absolutely over the moon — they knew in their hearts that the time was right for this to happen.”
The family issued a joint statement, saying, “It’s impossible to keep a secret … especially one as wonderful as this. We want to be the first to share this great news with everyone that we are expecting a new addition to our family. Love, John, Kelly and Ella.”
The Last Song, Miley Cyrus‘ big dramatic break from Hannah Montana-hood, hopes to join such Nicholas Sparks adaptations as Dear John and The Notebook in the hit romance hall of fame. But judging from advance reviews, it looks more likely to follow Mariah Carey‘s Glitter out the pop-star-movie poop-chute, with Salon saying the 17-year-old is “finally old enough to hate” and “cannot act.” We have to admit the clip above doesn’t look too promising, with a mud-caked Miley contorting her face and keeping it that way as she asks “where are we, Graceland?” and grins psychotically at real life boyfriend Liam Hemsworth‘s on-screen mother. Roger Ebert says Miley fans will give it four stars in his two-and-a-half star review, but will there be enough tearjerking tweens to make The Last Song a hit?
See more Last Song clips—including Miley showing her piano prodigy chops!—after the jump.
Despite endless questioning about his mutable hairline, John Travolta has talked about his smooth skull in From Paris, With Love as if it was a miracle of technology and shaving cream (they had to use Photoshop to see how he’d look without hair, you know), rather than proof that the actor is bald, bald, bald, bald. But if the blatant cross-hatching under his widow’s peak at the French premiere of From Paris, With Love this week doesn’t get the former sweathog to admit Xenu’s taken a little more off the top than being let on, nothing will.
Thankfully, the actor has been hinting that he might let his hair go gracefully—once that becomes an issue, of course. “I was worried my whole life about losing my hair and now it’s a celebratory thing. Everybody’s loving it. I’m relieved.” We bet. “Not only did [wife] Kelly [Preston] like it but they did an on-line survey and 99 per cent of people preferred it to my usual look. I might just go bald and bearded full-time from now on.” Time to put your money where your mouth is, John—and off your scalp.
Last night was a cold one in New York, and it seemed like the bigger the star attending Thursday’s From Paris With Love, the less they were willing to hide it. Star John Travolta and guest Hugh Jackman both posed on the red carpet from under winter coats, while starlets shivered in wait to show off designer dresses (co-star Jonathan Rhys-Meyers split the different in a suit). Among the other guests were Ice-T, Coco, James Lipton, Hairspray‘s Nikki Blonsky and—in the coolest pairing of the night—John Waters and his former Serial Mom, Kathleen Turner. Hey, when’s the musical adaptation of that coming out?
Almost a year after the tragic death of their son Jett, John Travolta and Kelly Preston took their daughter Ella Bleu to the red carpet premiere of Old Dogs in Hollywood last night. All three appear in the film, with Ella making her movie debut. “I want to see her have a fruitful career,” said Travolta last year. “I really think it’s time to introduce her, sort of like Will Smith introduced his son.” Among the attendees were co-stars Robin Williams and Seth Green, though no one appeared more excited about the movie than Billy Idol. Does the ’80s rocker just love family comedies or something? “Awwrrriiiiiight! Old bachelors learning how to be responsible daddies! Yeah!!!”