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Religious Celebrities - A Bit Too Much Or Just What They Needed?

12/15/2012 11:00am EST
Religion is a beautiful collection of beliefs that can impact one’s life, change the way you look at life and sometimes segregate you from others. When speaking about celebrities in general, they usually like to stand out and go against the grain and when you add religion into the mix, we sometimes ask- is it a bit much? Some celebrities take their beliefs overboard and others simply find religion and turn their lives around for the better. Here are a few stars whose religion has changed the direction of their career.

Recently, Two and a Half Men actor, Angus T. Jones made headlines when...

John Travolta & Olivia Newton-John Are Jolly & Gay In Their Strange New Music Video

12/6/2012 12:00pm EST
John Travolta & Olivia Newton John
John Travolta and Olivia-Newton John just released a new video featuring their song "I Think You Might Like It" from their new holiday album "This Christmas."

The former "Grease" co-stars filmed scenes featuring a 1955 Thunderbird, similar to the one containing Sandy Olsen and Danny Zuko at the end of the classic 1978 musical. The actor said of the video, "We're dressed kinda like we were then but different."

The video features Travolta's wife Kelly Preston and their children as well as friends the family has made while living in Ocala, Florida, over the past 10 years.

John Farrar compos...

John Travolta Used Scientology 'Assist' To Help Injured Man In China

12/4/2012 8:23am EST
John Travolta
Famous Scientologist John Travolta used his skills to act as a healer in China recently. Using mind over matter methods, the actor helped a man who broke his ankle after a car crash.

Travolta is quoted as saying, "I was in Shanghai recently at a work event and the Master of Ceremonies' best friend had recently gotten into a car wreck.

"He had broken his ankle and was in constant pain. I asked him permission to do some Scientology assists and he said, 'OK, sure'. People were standing around watching as I did them.

You could actually see him confronting the pain and after a while he looke...

John Travolta & Olivia Newton-John Look Cheesy In Promo Pics For Their Christmas Album

11/4/2012 1:00pm EST
Oliva Newton John & John Travolta
Nearly 35 years after they starred in "Grease," John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John reteamed for holiday album This Christmas.

The album features guest appearances by Barbra Streisand, Tony Bennett, James Taylor, and Kenny G and includes classics such as "Baby It's Cold Outside," "White Christmas" and "Deck the Halls."

Travolta announced in a press release last month: "From the moment we decided to to this, magic happened. Everyone we contacted agreed to do it. My desire was to make This Christmas an intimate album, not something too ostentatious or showy."

Well, the promo photos have a...

John Travolta Whisked Kelly Preston To France For 50th Birthday

10/22/2012 9:36pm EDT
Kelly Preston
Actress Kelly Preston had a birthday to remember last month - her husband John Travolta whisked her off to France and singer Barbra Streisand gave her an onstage shout-out at a recent concert.

Travolta surprised Preston and a couple of her pals with a trip to Paris last month to celebrate her 50th birthday and the Jerry Maguire star admits she had the time of her life.

She tells, "Last month, Johnny (Travolta) flew all my girlfriends and their husbands and our family to Paris for four days for my birthday party and we just had the best time ever. Absolute perfection."

The actr...

John Travolta Records 'Christmas' Album With Olivia-Newton John

10/2/2012 7:15pm EDT
Olivia Newton John
Longtime pals and former Grease co-stars John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John reunited to record a Christmas album.

The pair played high school lovers Danny Zuko and Sandy Olsson in the classic 1978 musical film, and now, nearly 35 years after its release, Travolta and Newton-John have reteamed for This Christmas.

The project will also feature guest appearances by Barbra Streisand, Tony Bennett, James Taylor, and Kenny G.

A statement from Saturday Night Fever star Travolta reads: "From the moment we decided to to this, magic happened. Everyone we contacted agreed to do it. My desire w...

Judge Dismisses Author's Lawsuit Against John Travolta

9/28/2012 8:26am EDT
John Travolta
A judge has dismissed a lawsuit by Robert Randolph, the author of "You'll Never Spa In This Town Again," who targeted John Travolta.

In the book, Randolph claims Travolta frequented gay bathhouses. He then sued the actor and his lawyer for spreading lies about his mental health.

A letter was leaked to, in which Travolta's attorney Marty Singer claimed Randolph had spent time in mental institutions and had brain damage.

In response, Randolph sued for libel, insisting the remarks "sought to disparage... his reputation," and "induce members of the public" to believe Randolph was...

John Travolta Says He Almost Retired After His Son Jett's Death

9/21/2012 11:30am EDT
John Travolta
John Travolta considered quitting acting after the death of his son Jett from a seizure.

The Grease star admits the loss was almost too much to bear after the 15-year-old passed away while on a family holiday in the Bahamas in January, 2009.

The grieving actor was persuaded to return to moviemaking by director Oliver Stone for his latest film Savages after taking a break from the industry.

Travolta tells the BBC, "I lost my son a few years ago and I had, you know, been having quite a time of that and after three years of getting a lot of support from my church and a lot of support fro...

Celebrity Kid Cameos: Children Who Landed Roles In Their Famous Parents' Films

8/23/2012 6:09pm EDT
Angelina Jolie, Vivienne & Zahara
It was recently reported that Angelina Jolie's daughter Vivienne, 4, will appear in her mother's upcoming movie Maleficent. The film is a live-action take on "Sleeping Beauty" and is set for release in 2014.

Walt Disney studios confirmed to Us Weekly that Vivienne will play a younger version of Princess Aurora, played by Elle Fanning. Can we expect to see Jolie and Brad Pitt's other five children making cameos in future films?

It's certainly not the first time a celebrity has used her fame and fortune to help her child get ahead in show business. There are dozens of of actors with famous ...

John Travolta Pays Tribute To 'Welcome Back, Kotter' Co-Star Ron Palillo

8/15/2012 2:38pm EDT
John Travolta
John Travolta has expressed his grief over the loss of his former Welcome Back, Kotter co-star Ron Palillo, calling him a great talent and "a wonderful person."

The actor passed away of an apparent heart attack at his Palm Beach Gardens home in Florida on Tuesday morning, aged 63.

His sudden death prompted many fans of the hit sitcom, in which Palillo played nerdy high school student Arnold Horshack, to recall their love for the series online, and now Travolta, who shared the small screen with the star for five years, has paid tribute to his late pal.

A statement from the Saturday Nig...

John Travolta To Recieve Golden Eye Award At Zurich Film Festival

8/14/2012 11:22am EDT
John Travolta
John Travolta will pick up a special lifetime achievement award at the Zurich Film Festival next month.

The Grease star will be honored for his career, which has spanned five decades, with the Golden Eye prize at the annual movie event in Switzerland before the gala premiere of his new film, Savages, which co-stars Taylor Kitsch, Aaron Johnson and Blake Lively.

Festival director Karl Spoerri says, "We're excited to welcome John Travolta to Zurich to bestow him with (sic) this honor and celebrate his amazing career. We're gearing up for a momentous opening night."

Ocean's Eleven produc...

John Travolta's Rep Slams Latest Masseur Accusations

8/6/2012 8:16am EDT
John Travolta
John Travolta's attorney has filed legal papers firing back at a cruise ship steward who accused the movie star of exposing himself during a massage.

Fabian Zanzi became the third masseur to sue Travolta over sex claims in as many months in June when he alleged the actor had dropped his robe and exposed himself during a neck message session in 2009.

The Royal Caribbean staffer went on to suggest that the Grease star had forcefully embraced him and then tried to buy his silence over the incident by offering Zanzi $12,000. He is suing for unspecified damages.

However, Travolta's legal r...

10 Celebrities You May Not Know Are Scientologists

7/8/2012 1:00pm EDT
Sofia Milos
It's widely known that Tom Cruise, John Travolta, his wife Kelly Preston and Kirstie Alley are scientologists. Cruise is going through a very public divorce with actress Katie Holmes, and it is allegedly due to his ties with the religion.

Twelve years ago, Travolta made the film "Battlefield Earth," a film adapted from the novel by Ron L. Hubbard, the founder of Scientology.

In 2010 on Larry King Live, Alley said her religion helped her with weight loss, considering she'd only been fat three or four years of her life. "God knows where I'd be if I hadn't changed the things I have changed,"...

Review: 'Savages' Is Vintage Oliver Stone...Gory, Violent And SO Good

7/8/2012 11:22am EDT
"Savages," directed by the always unpredictable Oliver Stone, has something for everyone...Well almost everyone...Beautiful Califronia beaches, great scenery, beheadings, intense brutal over the top violence, hot sex, three way sex, and...

Some of the best pot grown in the U. S. and her borders.

'Savages' is based on the best selling novel by Don Winslow. He, along with Shane Salerno and Oliver Stone wrote this electrifying script.

Ben (Aaron Johnson) is a peace loving Buddist. He likes to spend his spare time helping the children in undeveloped countries. His BFF is quite the opposite ...

This Week's Shining & Falling Stars: Ann Curry and John Travolta

6/29/2012 8:00am EDT
Ann Curry
Shining Star: Ann Curry- Talk about a woman who oozes class. After weeks of frenzied speculation and "inside reports" that the "Today" host was to be ousted and replaced, Curry finally acknowledged the rumors head on and announced her departure from the show.

“For all of you who saw me as a groundbreaker, I’m sorry I couldn’t carry the ball over the finish line, but, man, I did try,” Curry said.

In a day where ratings seem to count more than content in TV News, there was no pomp and circumstance for Curry. No big musical number send-off, as was done for previous co-anchors. For a woman w...

John Travolta & Kelly Preston Couldn't Keep Their Hands Off Each Other At 'Savages' Premiere

6/26/2012 8:32am EDT
John Travolta & Kelly Preston
John Travolta is having a bad year. A third male masseur recently stepped forward claiming the actor sexually assaulted him. The cruise ship steward alleges the actor exposed himself during a massage in 2009.

This comes on the heels of lawsuits from two other masseurs who claimed the star acted inappropriately; they consequently dropped their cases. Some have speculated the actor paid them off to avoid further public scrutiny.

Despite the legal drama, Travolta and his wife Kelly Preston were all smiles and very affectionate at the "Savages" premiere in Los Angeles yesterday. The couple, w...

Third Masseur Accuses John Travolta Of Sexual Assault

6/25/2012 2:26pm EDT
John Travolta
Another person has stepped forward claiming John Travolta sexually assaulted him. A cruise steward alleges the actor exposed himself during a massage.

Fabian Zanzi is the third masseur to file a sex suit against Travolta in as many months. The two other people who claimed the star acted inappropriately have dismissed their cases.

Zanzi worked on a Royal Caribbean cruise ship in 2009, when Travolta was a passenger. The actor ordered food and asked Zanzi to deliver it to his stateroom.

The plaintiff alleges Travolta took off his robe and exposed himself. The actor then forcefully embraced...

Writer Of Spa Scandal Sex Book Sues John Travolta

6/22/2012 9:05am EDT
John Travolta
Robert Randolph, author of "You'll Never Spa in This Town Again," claims John Travolta and his attorney Marty Singer falsely alleged the writer had mental issues and had spent time in a mental institution.

The book centers on alleged celebrity sex encounters in Los Angeles' massage parlours and spas. Coincidentally last month, Travolta was caught up in a spa sex scandal when two masseurs filed and then withdrew and dismissed sexual assault suits against the movie star.

Randolph says Travolta and his lawyer defamed him in an effort to wreck his credibility. In legal papers obtained by TMZ....

20 Years After Marriage, Kelly Preston Still Thinks John Travolta Is 'Hot'

6/18/2012 9:57am EDT
Kelly Preston & John Travolta
Kelly Preston credits laughter with keeping her romance with John Travolta alive after more than 20 years of marriage.

The couple celebrated the milestone anniversary last year, when the stars became parents for the third time to son Benjamin, but Preston admits it hasn't always been an easy ride and they have had to work on maintaining a loving relationship through the years.

In an interview with socialite Amanda De Cadenet for her show "The Conversation," Preston says, "Really in life, to stay married (you have) to keep finding out about the person and wanting to be together, because th...

Shirley MacLaine Given Lifetime Achievement Award By John Travolta

6/8/2012 10:07am EDT
Shirley MacLaine
Oscar-winning actress Shirley MacLaine was presented with the American Film Institute's Life Achievement Award by John Travolta on Thursday night.

The Apartment actress took to the stage at the Sony Pictures Studios in Los Angeles as she became the 40th Hollywood star to receive the honor.

Other stars in attendance included Jack Nicholson, Julia Roberts, Jack Black and Meryl Streep, with MacLaine's younger brother Warren Beatty telling the Associated Press, "Tonight we're here to honor a person I have known, a person I have loved my whole life."

Black adds, "This is not the first life...

John Travolta's Gotti Film Still On Track

5/31/2012 8:19am EDT
John Travolta
The executive producer of John Travolta's upcoming mobster movie about the notorious Gotti family has dismissed reports production on the movie has been shut down.

The Pulp Fiction star is set to play the lead role of John Gotti in Gotti: Three Generations, but recent rumors suggested Hollywood bosses had abandoned the project after two masseurs filed sexual assault lawsuits against their leading man.

The lawsuits were subsequently withdrawn and dismissed, and Gotti: Three Generations executive producer Marc Fiore is adamant production was never affected by the false allegations.

He s...

John Travolta Sex Accuser's Former Lawyer Files Suit Against Gloria Allred

5/22/2012 1:07am EDT
John Travolta
Okorie Okorocha, the lawyer who represented the two masseurs who filed sexual assault lawsuits against movie star John Travolta, filed his own lawsuit on Monday - against high-profile attorney Gloria Allred.

Okorocha has accused Allred of stealing one of his clients - the second masseur to come forward with claims against Travolta (both filed lawsuits anonymously) - claiming she approached him and persuaded him to fire Okorocha and hire her instead.

The first masseur was dropped by Okorocha when reported that after a little sleuthing they were able to confirm that Travolta was in ...

Attorney Slams Allegations That John Travolta Groped Jeff Conaway

5/18/2012 9:24am EDT
Jeff Conaway
John Travolta's attorney Marty Singer has slammed allegations the actor groped his late "Grease" co-star Jeff Conaway during an awkward encounter six years ago.

Singer issued a statement to "This spate of recklessly published tabloid stories is just part of a malicious tabloid agenda to boost lagging sales by running outrageous defamatory stories about my client sourced by people seeking notoriety or a payday."

In the same week that two masseurs dropped sexual battery lawsuits against Travolta, in which they claimed the star acted inappropriately during alleged spa sessions, ...

Second Accuser Drops Lawsuit Against John Travolta

5/17/2012 2:30pm EDT
John Travolta
John Travolta's second accuser has moved to withdraw his sexual battery lawsuit against the actor.

A male masseur, identified only as John Doe #2, launched a legal battle against the Pulp Fiction star earlier this month, claiming Travolta inappropriately touched him and masturbated during an appointment at a spa resort in Atlanta, Georgia on January 28th.

The sensational accusation caused a stir as the news came just days after the actor was hit with a similar suit from an unnamed victim, dubbed John Doe #1, who claimed Travolta propositioned him for sex during a massage.

The 58 year ...

Gym Employee Steps Forward With John Travolta Groping Claims

5/17/2012 10:07am EDT
John Travolta
A gym employee has become the latest man to come forward and accuse John Travolta of sexually molesting him. The unnamed man claims the Grease star arrived after hours for private workouts, and would take advantage of the empty gym to make sexual advances.

"The gym was opened as a courtesy to John Travolta so that he could avoid the public yet maintain his fitness in this physically challenging role that he was doing at the time. The gym employee says that John Travolta groped and fondled him against his will," a source told RadarOnline.

"As a result of the published lies about my client ...

Lawyer: John Travolta 'Vindicated' After Masseur Drops Sexual Battery Lawsuit

5/15/2012 10:45pm EDT
John Travolta
John Travolta's lawyer insists his client has been "vindicated" after an unnamed male masseur moved to dismiss his sexual battery lawsuit against the star on Tuesday.

The plaintiff, identified only as John Doe, sued Travolta earlier this month, claiming the Grease star touched his genitals and sexually propositioned him during a massage at the Beverly Hills Hotel on January 16.

Travolta's attorney Marty Singer immediately dismissed the allegations, insisting that his client wasn't even in California on the day the plaintiff claims to have met the actor.

And now it appears the accuser has...

Lawyer Looks To Dismiss John Travolta's First Accuser's Case

5/15/2012 11:54am EDT
John Travolta
The first man to step forward and accuse John Travolta of sexually harassing him will have his case dropped by his former attorney. Okorie Okorocha has decided to stop representing the man after he continued to talk to media against Okorocha's advice.

"I'm going to file a dismissal of John Doe #1's lawsuit on Tuesday morning, without prejudice. I could no longer represent him because he was speaking to the media against my advice, and it made no sense to me. I don't think that John Doe will be pursuing the lawsuit," Okorie Okorocha told

However, Okorocha will continue to ...

John Travolta's Second Accuser Agrees To Private Mediation

5/14/2012 12:45pm EDT
John Travolta
The second male masseuse to come forward and accuse John Travolta of sexual harassment has agreed to battle the star behind closed doors.

The move will allow the accuser to stay anonymous and for all results from the proceedings to stay sealed (which would be greatly favored by Travolta, should he lose).

A source tells Perez Hilton, "[Lawyers] Marty Singer and Okorie Okorocha have spoken and both are working on the ground rules for the evidence and procedure about how the mediation will proceed, and that process could take 1-2 months. This is commonly done before formal mediation begins...

John Travolta's Attorney Debunks Fourth Masseur's Sex Claim

5/14/2012 8:47am EDT
John Travolta
A lawyer for John Travolta has moved swiftly to discredit a fourth masseur who stepped forward to accuse the actor of propositioning him.

Michael Caputo claims the Pulp Fiction star was banned from the Peninsula Hotel in New York City for more than three years because of "inappropriate behavior" around spa staff.

He tells The New York Daily News, "Travolta would always request a man for his massage, but after a while no one would take him. It got to the point where they couldn't find any men to take him, and they had to ban him."

Caputo, who no longer works at the hotel, has accused T...

Male Masseuse Suing John Travolta Admits He Gave The Wrong Date

5/11/2012 1:07pm EDT
John Travolta
The first man to sue John Travolta of sexual battery has admitted he got the date wrong after Travolta's lawyer proved the battery was impossible - because Travolta was in New York, not in L.A. as the accuser claimed.

Now, RadarOnline reports, the man will be altering his suit to an earlier date. "It was a miscalculation," a source told the website. A second source claims the change in dates won't necessarily affect the lawsuit.

"This case will absolutely proceed through depositions and to a trial. The lawsuit can't and won't be thrown out because the date was wrong by the first John Doe,...