New this week: Brooke Shields, 'Grease' prequel and NF album
This week’s new entertainment releases include an album from Michigan rapper NF, a two-part documentary about Brooke Shields on Hulu, and Kathryn Hahn portraying a character inspired by writer Cheryl Strayed in the series “Tiny Beautiful Things.”.
John Travolta selling $5M oceanic mansion with 20 bedrooms
FILE - In this Aug. 22, 2019 file photo, actor John Travolta attends the LA premiere of "The Fanatic" at the Egyptian Theatre in Los Angeles. The Maine mansion that Travolta shared with his late wife, actor Kelly Preston, has been put up for sale. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File)ISLESBORO, Maine – The Maine mansion that actor John Travolta shared with his late wife, actor Kelly Preston, has been put up for sale. Built in 1903, the 10,830-square-foot home has 20 bedrooms and sits on a 48-acre estate along the ocean. Travolta became a Hollywood star in the 1970s and was nominated for an acting Oscar for his 1977 performance in “Saturday Night Fever.” He was nominated again for his role in 1994's “Pulp Fiction.”
Pioneering Hollywood casting director Lynn Stalmaster dies
FILE - In this April 10, 2014, file photo, Lynn Stalmaster arrives at the TCM Classic Film Festival's Opening Night Gala in Los Angeles. Lynn Stalmaster, the Oscar-winning casting director whose eye for talent helped launch the careers of John Travolta, Christopher Reeve, Richard Dreyfuss and many other actors, has died. Bang /Invision/AP, File)Lynn Stalmaster, the Oscar-winning casting director whose eye for talent helped launch the careers of John Travolta, Christopher Reeve, Richard Dreyfuss and many other actors, has died. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences had long resisted giving special recognition to casting directors and Stalmaster was brought to tears. He was an apprentice to a pair of TV producers who made him their casting director.
Amazon, Cadillac score with Super Bowl ads
NEW YORK – During this year's Super Bowl, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers reigned supreme on the field. Overall, this year's crop of Super Bowl ads focused on light humor that strove to entertain and connect. Bud Light Seltzer LemonadeBud Light used lemons as a metaphor for everything that went wrong in 2020 to introduce its new Seltzer Lemonade. Michelob was likely hoping to drive people to repeat views online with the celebrity lookalikes, but during the fast-moving Super Bowl the conceit was confusing. With its first-ever Super Bowl ad, Scott's was looking to keep that momentum going, but the overstuffed ad ended up being distracting.
‘Dark Knight,’ ‘Grease’ added to National Film Registry
This image released by the Library of Congress shows Heath Ledger, left, and Christian Bale in a scene from the 2008 film "The Dark Knight." The film was added to the National Film Registry. (Warner Bros.-Library of Congress via AP)LOS ANGELES – This year's inductees into the National Film Registry include a record number of female directors and filmmakers of color as well as a new crop of movies ranging from a silent short film thriller, classic musicals and an acclaimed Batman film. The national library said this year’s selections include a record nine films directed by women and filmmakers of color. Christopher Nolan’s 2008 Batman film “The Dark Knight” was a blockbuster and the top public vote-getter.
Final goodbye: Recalling influential people who died in 2020
The world also said goodbye to U.S. Rep. John Lewis, a lion of the civil rights movement who died in July. Other former political figures who died this year include Egyptian leader Hosni Mubarak, New York Mayor David Dinkins, Arizona Gov. Here is a roll call of some influential figures who died in 2020 (cause of death cited for younger people, if available):___JANUARY___David Stern, 77. The guitarist who supplied the scratching, seething sound that fueled the highly influential British punk band Gang of Four. He fused African rhythms with funk to become one of the most influential musicians in world dance music.
Kelly Preston, actor and wife of John Travolta, dies at 57
LOS ANGELES – Kelly Preston, who played dramatic and comic foil to actors ranging from Tom Cruise in “Jerry Maguire” to Arnold Schwarzenegger in “Twins,” died Sunday, husband John Travolta said. Travolta said in an Instagram post that his wife of 28 years died after a two-year battle with breast cancer. “It is with a very heavy heart that I inform you that my beautiful wife Kelly has lost her two-year battle with breast cancer,” Travolta said. “Kelly was such a bright loving soul, a talented actress, and a loving mom and wife. The couple last starred together in the 2018 film “Gotti,” with Travolta playing John Gotti and Preston playing the crime boss’s wife, Victoria.
John Travolta Shares Rare Photo with Daughter Ella and Son Benjamin
John Travolta is spending some time with his family! Travolta and his wife, Kelly Preston, also shared a son, Jett, who died in 2009 when he was 16. In the sweet shot, John, Benjamin and Ella are all smiles as they pose with a koala at Featherdale Wildlife Park in Australia. During a May appearance on The Talk, John admitted to being a stage dad during the making of the movie. RELATED CONTENT: John Travolta Says He's a 'Ridiculous' Stage Dad to Daughter Ella Bleu Embed Code RestartJohn Travolta and Kelly Preston Celebrate 28 Years of Marriage With Sweet Instagram TributesJohn Travolta Says He's a 'Ridiculous' Stage Dad to Daughter Ella BleuJohn Travolta's Daughter Ella Says He Embarrassed Her in Front of Her Crush
John Travolta, Olivia Newton-John in Jacksonville for Grease' sing-a-long event
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - AUGUST 15: Olivia Newton-John (L) and John Travolta attend the "Grease" 40th anniversary screening at Samuel Goldwyn Theater on August 15, 2018 in Beverly Hills, California. Grease stars John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John reunite for a special "Meet N' Grease" movie Sing-A-Long event in Jacksonville! There will be a chance to meet the stars with "Meet N' Grease" VIP passes. "Olivia and I wanted to present the opportunity to meet Danny and Sandy in-person with the movie Grease Sing-A-Long, photo op and Q&A," John Travolta said. (A portion of Olivia's proceeds from the VIP meet & greet package will benefit the Olivia Newton-John Cancer Wellness & Research Centre.)
John Travolta and Kelly Preston Celebrate 28 Years of Marriage With Sweet Instagram Tributes
John Travolta and Kelly Preston are one of Hollywoods longest standing couples, and on Thursday they celebrated almost three decades of marriage with a romantic dinner. Happy Anniversary to my wonderful wife @therealkellypreston, Travolta, 65, captioned a shot with his bride cuddled up to him at dinner. Preston, 56, posted her own anniversary Instagram tribute to her man, taking a moment to gush about her hubby. To my dearest Johnny, the most wonderful man I know, she began. Yeah, I love it.For more, watch the clip below:RELATED CONTENT:John Travolta Explains His Taylor Swift Mix-Up With 'Drag Race' Alum at VMAsHere's What Taylor Swift Thought of John Travolta Mistaking 'RuPaul's Drag Race' Alum for HerJohn Travolta Mistook a 'Drag Race' Queen for Taylor Swift at 2019 VMAs
John Travolta offers positive spin on perceived VMAs flub
DALLAS - Actor and apparent Taylor Swift pen pal John Travolta wants you to know that he didn't accidentally mistake a drag queen for the real-life star while presenting at the MTV Video Music Awards on Monday. Travolta found himself in the center of yet another viral award show moment on Monday night when some viewers claimed the actor may have mistaken Taylor Swift impersonator Jade Jolie for the actual singer while on stage. In a conversation with Dallas-area radio station Hot 93.3, "The Fanatic" star explained that wasn't the case. While presenting Swift the award for Video of the Year, he said the interaction with Jolie spotted by viewers was one of confusion, not mistaken identity. Travolta said he tries to have "a sense of humor" about his various headline-making actions, from his haircuts to that viral moment at the 2014 Oscars when he accidentally referred to Idina Menzel as "Adele Dazeem."
Gigi Hadid Also Mistook Drag Queen Jade Jolie for Taylor Swift at the 2019 MTV VMAs
John Travolta isn't the only person Jade Jolie fooled at the 2019 MTV VMAs! "He was so confident that it was her," Hall -- who also co-executive produced Swift's video -- said of Travolta during an appearance on the Jerry O' show. Taylor thought it was hilarious." As for Travolta himself, he said the video of the incident was misinterpreted and claimed that he knew Jolie wasn't the real Swift. RELATED CONTENT:John Travolta Explains His Taylor Swift Mix-Up With 'Drag Race' Alum at VMAsHere's What Taylor Swift Thought of John Travolta Mistaking 'RuPaul's Drag Race' Alum for HerJohn Travolta Mistook a 'Drag Race' Queen for Taylor Swift at 2019 VMAs
John Travolta Explains His Taylor Swift Mix-Up With 'Drag Race' Alum at VMAs
While Swift thought it was "hilarious," Travolta thought "it was cool." The actor stopped by Dallas-Fort Worth radio station Hot 93.3 on Thursday, where he addressed the confusion that happened that night. Earlier this week, Swift's friend Todrick Hall, who was onstage with the singer when the moment happened, told Jerry O'Connell that he thought Travolta "was so confident that it was her." Taylor thought it was hilarious," Hall said. RELATED CONTENT:Here's What Taylor Swift Thought of John Travolta Mistaking 'RuPaul's Drag Race' Alum for HerJohn Travolta Mistook a 'Drag Race' Queen for Taylor Swift at 2019 VMAsTaylor Swift Celebrates VMA Wins at After-Party With Gigi and Bella Hadid
Here's What Taylor Swift Thought of John Travolta Mistaking 'RuPaul's Drag Race'
Taylor Swift is laughing off John Travolta's mishap at the 2019 MTV Video Music Awards. As for what Swift thought of the Pulp Fiction star's mistake, she thought it was "hilarious," according to Swift's pal, Todrick Hall. "Everybody knows that she is the Taylor Swift doppelgnger, so I think that was the highest compliment he could pay her. Meanwhile, Jolie also thought it was amazing that Travolta thought she was the real Swift. RELATED CONTENT:John Travolta Mistook a 'Drag Race' Queen for Taylor Swift at 2019 VMAsTaylor Swift Calls Out Trump's White House During VMAs Video of the Year Acceptance SpeechTodrick Hall Delivers Moving Words for Taylor Swift While Helping Her Accept Award at 2019 MTV VMAs
John Travolta Mistook a 'Drag Race' Queen for Taylor Swift at 2019 VMAs: See the Best
"I shouldn't do this, because I'll just mispronounce sh*t and f**k it up," John Travolta joked to fellow presenter Queen Latifah onstage at the 2019 MTV VMAs. Thus it was Queen Latifah who announced Taylor Swift's "You Need to Calm Down" as the winner of Video of the Year. See, Swift brought along squad of her "You Need to Calm Down" co-stars, including drag queens Jade Jolie, A'keria Davenport and Trinity The Tuck, to accompany her to the stage during her acceptance speech. Drag Race winner Trixie Mattel tweeted, while Drag Race and A Star Is Born's Willem simply responded, "Iconic"Adele Dazeem! RELATED CONTENT:Taylor Swift Calls Out Trump's White House During VMAs Video of the Year Acceptance SpeechTaylor Swift Kicks Off MTV VMAs With World Premiere Performance of 'Lover'Best Dressed Celebs at the 2019 MTV Video Music Awards: Lizzo, Hailee Steinfeld & More!
John Travolta Praises Olivia Newton-John Amid Cancer Battle: 'I'm Very Proud of Her'
John Travolta is sharing some super sweet words for his longtime friend Olivia Newton-John amid her ongoing public battle with stage 4 cancer. ET spoke with Newton-John last week, and the actress shared, "I just want everyone to know, I'm here, I'm doing great. I'm doing really well and I'm really healthy." RELATED CONTENT:Olivia Newton-John Shares Health Update Amid Stage 4 Breast Cancer Battle (Exclusive)Tell Me More! Olivia Newton-John Recalls Her 'Magic' 'Grease' Screen Test With John Travola (Exclusive)Olivia Newton-John Shares Message for Fans Amid Cancer Battle (Exclusive)