The best Christmas gift ever has come early this year — a Grease reunion. Kind of. Our favourite fictional couple Sandy and Danny, aka Olivia Newton John and John Travolta, has teamed up this year to make a Christmas album. As if they didn’t supply us with enough hits to sing along to, they decide to make our hearts swoon for the millionth time.
There’s just one problem — the album is a product of cheese. Lots of it. I was rejoicing at the thought of ONJ and Travolta teaming up again after all these years, until I saw their music video for a song called “I Think You Might Like It.” While I think the video is actually really adorable, the interwebz has already started to make fun of these poor souls. A part of me wants to hug the duo for their cute video. The other part just wants to scroll through gifs of it.
Here are 5 really cheesy scenes from “I Think You Might Like It:”
1. Run, Johnny, run!
When John Travolta ran his glorious self down the airplane steps, I nearly peed. Seriously. His arms look so little and excited as he waddles down the steps to see his
soul mate bff, Olivia Newton John. What I want to know is if Travolta runs like this every time he steps off a plane. If so, I am so there.
I don’t get it. I really don’t. This could possibly be a reference to the duo’s epic finale in Grease, but all I see is some major cowboy swagger. It doesn’t help the ONJ is wearing heels that look exactly like cowgirl boots.
3. Fake laugh.
“What am I doing with my life? Hahaha…ha.”
4. Run to me, Olivia!
In the world of celebrity news, there’s no shortage of hits and misses. This week, Justin Bieber graduates high school to make his mama proud, and John Travolta gets sued for touching people in naughty places.
HIT: The Biebs graduates high school
While he told the The Telegraph he’s not interested in reading and writing, Bieber finished high school for his mom. The Biebs continues to make his mama proud as he plans to release his next single, “Turn to You,” on Friday just in time for the Mother’s Day weekend. He said, via twitter, that all proceeds will go toward single moms. Queue the “awwww…” track here.
MISS: Amber Riley leaving Glee
I don’t even like Glee, but I’ll be sad to see Riley go. Aside from Chris Colfer, Darren Criss (AVPM fan 4ever) and Riley, I would really love to punch every character on the show in the face. Riley’s covers are one of Glee’s very few redeeming factors. No one can pull of an Adele cover like she can.
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“For us it’s been uplifting,” Travolta, 56, told Hello! about having a baby. “Especially when he smiles at me and seems contented in my arms. He’s given the house a renewed spirit and purpose.”
Travolta and Preston have been trying to have another baby for three years. They made the announcement about Preston’s pregnancy through John’s website.
“It’s impossible to keep a secret … especially one as wonderful as this,” they wrote. “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.”
All star celebrity couple John Travolta and Kelly Preston are NOT getting a divorce like the million other celebrity pairs lately. They have actually welcomed a new son Benjamin, who was born Tuesday in a Florida hospital. According to People.com, the baby weighed 8 lbs., 3 oz.
The couple could not be more thrilled. After the death of their son Jett suffered a seizure and died in January of last year at the age of 16, Travolta and Preston went through a serious period of depression. It is unthinkable to lose a child, perhaps the worst thing that could happen to parents. It’s nice to see that the couple is back up on their feet and excited to embrace their new son.
Preston told People.com that her daughter, Ella, was helping her prepare for the arrival of the baby. She is extremely excited to be a big sister.
With all of the rampant celebrity rumors and reports of divorce, it is refreshing to see a celebrity couple who will stand the test of time and think positively even through hardship.
…Benjamin, according to the Huffington post.
Travolta and his wife, Kelly Preston, are expecting the baby boy to arrive in about three weeks.
The ecstatic daddy explained their choice to divulge the chosen name early, stating “We want to be the first to share this great news with everyone that we are expecting a new addition to our family.”
Baby Benjamin will join sister Ella Bleu, 10. Travolta and Preston tragically and suddenly lost their then-16 year-old son Jett last year.
We wish the couple all the best with their new baby.
John Travolta has dropped the charges in an extortion case against two men who were allegedly attempting to milk millions from the actor.
TMZ reports that the accused, Tarino Lightbourne and Pleasant Bridgewater, tried to get a payout in exchange for an “ambulance waiver secret” from the day of Jett Travolta’s death.
Jett, Travolta’s teenage son, passed away on vacation in the Bahamas last year after sustaining head injuries during a seizure.
Travolta’s legal woes with the two men have been long and complicated. Last year the case declared a mistrial due to jury misconduct after an MP openly announced details of the trial at a political convention. It has been rumored that there were negotiations for a plea bargain as early as a few weeks ago, but now it seems as though John is eager to move on from the case.
We certainly hope he does. Losing a son is difficult enough without becoming a victim of extortion over details surrounding his death. Stay strong, J-Travz!
UPDATE: TMZ has released a statement from the actor. Travolta explains “the long pending status of [the case] continued to take a heavy emotional toll on my family causing us to conclude that is was finally time to put this matter behind us.” He also mentions that his family is “thankful to the people of the Bahamas for the friendship, love, and support they provided to us during this matter.” Sounds like John and his family are finally taking the next step in the healing process.
PEOPLE reports that John Travolta and Kelly Preston are expecting a baby boy. The couple announced Kelly was pregnant in May.
On August 8 the couple announced the news at a baby shower near their L.A. home. Approximately 40 people were at the shower which included close friends and family.
The couple lost their 16 year old son Jett in January 2009 due to a seizure. Says a family friend: “This baby is such a healing baby.” He will join big sister Ella Bleu, 10.
A representative for the couple says, “”They are not expecting twins.”
Its been a rough time for the couple, after recently losing two dogs while going for a walk at the Bangor International airport in Maine. The dogs were accidentally run over by an airport service vehicle.
As if the Travolta courtcase wasn’t cinematic enough already, his lawyer has adopted some choice moves from the movies to help move the trial along.
According to TMZ, the defense attorney tried to claim Travolta’s lawyer Michael McDermott was the one behind the extortion plot to which – and this is when it gets good – McDermott responded, “You can’t handle the truth! You can’t handle the truth!”
The line is straight out of A Few Good Men starring Jack Nicholson, Tom Cruise and Demi Moore, and the defense lawyer didn’t miss the reference.
The lawyer for the alleged extortionists replied, “You’ve watched ‘A Few Good Men,’ huh?”
John Travolta will testify in next week’s extortion trial involving the death of his son, Jett. TMZ reports the actor will be travelling to the Bahamas, the location of Jett’s death, to testify on behalf of the prosecution.
Paramedic Tarino Lightbourne and former politician Pleasant Bridgewater are being tried for allegedly demanding $25 million in exchange for not going public with documents authorizing paramedics to take Jett to the hospital via ambulance following a seizure.
Two U.S.-certified pathologists will be flown in from Nassau to perform an autopsy on John Travolta’s son, Jett, on Monday in Grand Bahamas.
According to E! News, one of Travolta’s attorneys told reporters that it’s likely Jett’s body will be flown back to Florida, where the 16 year old will be buried.
Meanwhile, E! News has learned more about the “caretaker” who found Jett’s body on Friday morning. He is Jeff Michael Kathrein, a close family friend and professional photographer.
John Travolta’s 16-year-old son, Jett, has died after apparently suffering a seizure at his family’s vacation home in the Bahamas, local authorities say.
According to police, a house caretaker found Jett unconscious in the bathroom late Friday morning. Attempts were made to revive the teenager, but he was pronounced dead at Rand Memorial Hospital on Grand Bahama Island.
Police say Jett, who had a history of seizures, apparently hit his head on the bathtub. An autopsy is planned.
He was the oldest child of Travolta and his wife, actress Kelly Preston. They also have an eight-year-old daughter, Ella Bleu.
The family had been vacationing at the Old Bahama Bay resort community since Tuesday.
Teen superstar Miley Cyrus will be making music with—no joke—John Travolta.
“Johnny may sing with Miley,” said Travolta’s wife Kelly Preston at a Step Up Women’s Network’s Inspiration Awards luncheon at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel.
Travolta’s daughter, Ella, is a long-time Cyrus fan. Both met the “Hannah Montana” star two years ago when Cyrus opened for Cheetah Girls during their concert tour.
“We [now] know Miley very well,” Preston said, “and she’s a sweetheart.”
Travolta and Cyrus will be voicing characters in the upcoming animated movie “Bolt,” scheduled to come to theatres in November 2008.
Everyone knows that Lisa is Buddhist buds with Richard Gere, but who knew Bart was skateboarding off to the Church of Scientology?
The voice of the infamous 8-year-old cartoon character, Nancy Cartwright, donated $10 million to the church last year, reports PageSix.com.
In comparison, Tom Cruise donated $5 million over the year in an “instalment plan.”
The money goes toward spreading the church’s anti-psychology message. “It was all part of Scientology’s Global Salvage effort, which aims to ‘de-aberrate’ Earth ? meaning to rid mankind of psychology ills and other ‘aberrant’ behavior,” the site reported.
Kirstie Alley matched Cruise’s donation, while John Travolta and wife Kelly Preston pitched in $1 million each. They all reportedly received awards recognizing their contributions.
Looks like Oprah has more influence than anyone thought.
TMZ.com reports that because she was not invited to TomKat’s wedding, she had her pals, and Scientologists themselves, John Travolta and Kirstie Alley, skip the big day last weekend in Italy.
Rumours have been running rampant as to why Travolta did not attend, considering he is a big name Scientologist and one of the first celebs to see baby Suri after her birth earlier this month.
“We weren’t privy to the invite list,” was the response from the Travolta camp as to why he did not attend when TMZ.com contacted them.
Celebrities that attend the nuptials included Jennifer Lopez, Will Smith, Victoria Beckham and Brooke Shields, as well as fellow Scientologists Leah Remini and David Miscavige, who is the head of the Church of Scientology and was Cruise’s best man.
Well that’s one way to avoid long security line ups.
The Hamilton Spectator is reporting that actor John Travolta has been flying his plane “in and out” of the Hamilton airport over the last couple of weeks.
The Spec reports that Travolta flew back to Hamilton on Sunday, and that his plane remained at the airport all day yesterday. Travolta is in Canada to film “Hairspray.” Filming begins next Tuesday.
“He waved at us and seemed to be in great spirits the whole time he was here,” Lee Thomas, an employee of Glanford Aviation Services, said about Travolta’s demeanor after he landed.