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Travolta's new movie scuttled 10 days before premiere

He gets dropped by CAA last month, and now this. So much bad luck for such a hardworking heterosexual family man like John! Lionsgate has iced John Travolta's Gotti biopic. Just 10 days before the film was set for domestic release under…
replies 85Dec 5, 2017 1:50 PM +00:00

Aww, I wanted to see it! They filmed a scene at my dentist's office.

replies 1Dec 5, 2017 1:54 PM +00:00

Karma's a bitch, ain't it?

--Jeff Conaway's ghost — thanks for taking "Greased Lightning" from me, bitch!
replies 2Dec 5, 2017 1:54 PM +00:00

It's either really bad, or some more shit about JT's sexual harassment is about to come out. Or both. He sucked in the OJ miniseries (but so did Cuba Gooding), so I bet he sucks in this, too..

--Mr. Kotter
replies 3Dec 5, 2017 1:57 PM +00:00

Does anyone know what is about to come out about him? It must be worse than Spacey horrible.

Being dropped by CAA is pretty indicative of how bad it must be. As far as Kelly filing, that doesn't surprise me at all. She was probably evaluating her life as she approaches 60, and figured that she deserves to live an honest life in the time she has left.

replies 4Dec 5, 2017 1:59 PM +00:00

Wow, something big must be going down, something worse than just being closeted and enjoying masseurs who provide happy endings. You don't lose your wife, your agency and get your latest Oscar bait movie shelved like this unless you've fucking murdered someone.

replies 5Dec 5, 2017 1:59 PM +00:00

John who?

replies 6Dec 5, 2017 2:00 PM +00:00

Has anyone checked on Olivia yet to see how she's taking the news?

replies 7Dec 5, 2017 2:02 PM +00:00

Although I have never even heard any gossip of this, the one thing which would make everyone want to break all ties with him is a connection with a kid under 18. At this point, everyone KNOWS he is gay, so that ain't it. But just as with Spacey, who we all knew was gay, the charges of him "taking advantage" of a teen boy is just not tenable even in showbiz. That would definitely explain the Kelly jettison.

The ick factor of being married to a man who likes sex with males young enough to be your grandson is pretty daunting. Will Travolta pull a Spacey and use this to come out as a gay man in hopes of getting some sympathy and support? I hope not.

replies 8Dec 5, 2017 2:10 PM +00:00

I wonder if John will ditch the clams if he is implicated in more homosexual scandals...? People like Travolta and Tammy stay in $cientology for protection, and so the "church" itself won't blackmail them with their own "auditing" tapes.

--L. Ron Hubbard"s dead gay son
replies 9Dec 5, 2017 2:17 PM +00:00

Stacy Keach is still alive?

replies 10Dec 5, 2017 2:33 PM +00:00

wow babylon is crumbling. for the last 4-5 yrs i've stopped watching the oscars anyways. they have lost all credibility to me.

replies 11Dec 5, 2017 2:34 PM +00:00

Okay, I'll do the reshoots. Just gimme some time to work on my Brooklyn accent.

--Christopher Plummer
replies 12Dec 5, 2017 2:40 PM +00:00

If Travolta had starred in a super hero movie or a cartoon, it would not have been pulled.

replies 13Dec 5, 2017 2:44 PM +00:00

R11 What the hell do the Oscars have to do with Travolta? He's entirely irrelevant there.

replies 14Dec 5, 2017 2:49 PM +00:00

If that photo is any indication, it’s probably good it was pulled. Shitty acting jumping through a still photo can’t bode well for the actual film.

replies 15Dec 5, 2017 2:50 PM +00:00

He's very relevant to the Oscars!

--Adele Dazeem
replies 16Dec 5, 2017 2:50 PM +00:00
Gotti was directed by Entourage star Kevin Connolly,

We hate him.

--Don't we?
replies 17Dec 5, 2017 2:50 PM +00:00

Let it go, R16.

replies 18Dec 5, 2017 2:52 PM +00:00

Travolta is next....

replies 19Dec 5, 2017 2:54 PM +00:00

Blind Gossip has this day, too - gonna be a biggie.

replies 20Dec 5, 2017 2:56 PM +00:00

Did Kelly really file? Like is there a People statement or is it just rumor for know...

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replies 22Dec 5, 2017 3:00 PM +00:00

Someone once asked me if I would fuck him. I said I would...with a rusty nail.

replies 23Dec 5, 2017 3:06 PM +00:00

That's why his wife filed for divorce, some nasty shit is coming up. Shit so big even Xenu can't sweep under the carpet anymore.

replies 24Dec 5, 2017 3:12 PM +00:00

Rumor is that the body of Shelly Miscavige has been found in Travolta's toupee.

replies 25Dec 5, 2017 3:14 PM +00:00

John hasn't had a big movie hit in years. Hollywood doesn't pay much attention to him these days especially with all the freight he's carrying around with him.

replies 26Dec 5, 2017 3:22 PM +00:00

It is about time.

--The National Enquirer
replies 27Dec 5, 2017 3:24 PM +00:00

So gross

A newly resurfaced police report is another account pointing to gay rumors surrounding John Travolta and an alleged habit of hitting on male spa and hotel employees.
The Mercury News
replies 28Dec 5, 2017 3:24 PM +00:00

Young John was a pretty handsome dude back in the day.
replies 29Dec 5, 2017 3:25 PM +00:00

Harvey Weinstein is partly responsible for his comeback.

replies 30Dec 5, 2017 3:27 PM +00:00

He deserves whatever he gets just for foisting that Christmas album on all of us.

replies 31Dec 5, 2017 3:29 PM +00:00

John got his big break on the '70's TV show Welcome Back Kotter.
replies 33Dec 5, 2017 3:30 PM +00:00

R31 John did a Christmas album with Olivia. The album cover is ultra corny.
replies 34Dec 5, 2017 3:35 PM +00:00

Blackmail Marriage: I guess this is back in the day. When you are stretching back past two decades, it seems like the right thing to call it. The thing is though, despite being back in the day, the three main players in this blind are all known to you. They are known to people who just are checkout stand tabloid cover readers. EP was making a movie when she met WB. At the time, EP was pretty close to A list. She was also in the tabloids a lot. If back then had been today, everyone would have known about her out of control drug use and the crazy sexual situations she was involved in on almost daily basis with her equally out of control actor boyfriend, who we will call MS. Anyway, EP and WB made a movie and they got along really well. They became friends. Fast forward just a touch and WB is off to make another movie. He made the movie with an actress we will call VC. They were long time friends and made the movie to help each other out. It was a movie that would change the life of multiple people and destroy the lives of many others too. WB is in the closet. Everyone knows this, but he continues to pretend he doesn't like men. At the time though, he was using a lot of drugs and the objects of his sexual lust were the teen boys who were numerous on the set. Things were out of control. He molested and sexually assaulted multiple teens during filming of the movie. I'm guessing VC would probably call it an intervention. I would call it extortion or blackmail. VC filmed one of the encounters and gave it to some people who were kind of managing the career of WB. Those people had a discussion with WB and said he needed to do what they told him or they would leak the video and he would not only lose his career, he would go to jail. They had big plans for him and apparently those big plans were more important than what happened to those kids. They put him in a house for two months and got him sober. They also told him he needed to get married. He asked multiple women and his people offered some women. None of the women agreed until he asked EP. She was in a really bad place herself and WB's people agreed to make her problems go away if she agreed to marry WB. Done and done. All these people know what happened to those boys and have done nothing. Money and fame and power were much more important than the lives of the boys they devastated. One of those teens spoke up a few years ago and a team of lawyers rained down on him and he went silent. He was crushed by the other side and later tried to commit suicide. EP: Kelly Preston Out of control boyfriend: Charlie Sheen (accidentally shot her in the arm) WB: John Travolta Movie: "The Experts" VC: Kirstie Alley Movie: "Look Who’s Talking" Group: Scientology

replies 35Dec 5, 2017 3:36 PM +00:00

I was on a conference call today regarding Lionsgate and this was talked about. The truth is they were counting on this to be a big money maker and the finished project turned out to be a piece of shit. It's easier and cheaper just to shelve it than spend money promoting it and face embarrassment. The budget was only $12 million. Lionsgate doesn't have the money these days to waste on promoting a bad film. Just write it off.

replies 36Dec 5, 2017 3:43 PM +00:00
What the hell do the Oscars have to do with Travolta?

Probably because I said the movie was Oscar bait. I didn't mean it was GOOD, I just meant it had all the earmarks of the usual biopic Oscar bait we get during this season. Like that shitty thing Depp was in a couple years ago about Whitey Bulger.

replies 37Dec 5, 2017 3:46 PM +00:00

They didn't really shelve it, it was sold back to the production company. So the p.c. could find another distributor, and release it as soon as that distributor is willing. I don't know enough about those kind of deals to speculate whether it could be for any reason other than Lionsgate didn't like the finished product.

replies 38Dec 5, 2017 3:58 PM +00:00

Forgot to add: This climate of waiting for the next predator scandal to erupt means even what could be just straight up business decisions look like evidence of wrongdoing. I don't doubt Travolta has issues, but that really isn't fair.

replies 39Dec 5, 2017 4:00 PM +00:00
[R31] John did a Christmas album with Olivia. The album cover is ultra corny.

Is the music any better?

replies 40Dec 5, 2017 4:02 PM +00:00

Why do filmmakers think Travolta is a box office draw? Hasn't he made a string of straight-to-dvd movies?

replies 41Dec 5, 2017 4:44 PM +00:00
If Travolta had starred in a super hero movie or a cartoon, it would not have been pulled.

He's gonna bolt from Hollywood because of this. Just you wait and see.

replies 42Dec 5, 2017 4:54 PM +00:00

Danny Masterson was just fired from his Netflix gig. If Travolta is next it'll be interesting to see how much power the Scienos actually wield and how they will retaliate against those exposing their flock.

replies 43Dec 5, 2017 6:26 PM +00:00

R41 He still gets tapped for high profile supporting roles but all his recent films where he's cast as the lead end up going straight to VOD and have minuscule budgets compared to his 90's blockbusters.

replies 44Dec 5, 2017 6:54 PM +00:00

Ethan Hawke has also been churning out a lot of straight to VOD films recently. A lot of them are surprisingly decent.

replies 45Dec 5, 2017 6:57 PM +00:00

That's where B-movies go these days.

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replies 47Dec 5, 2017 7:04 PM +00:00

r14 hey dumb dumb it said his gotti movie was oscar bait dumb dumb. try to keep up you abject failure...

replies 48Dec 5, 2017 7:19 PM +00:00

R39 So was CAA dropping him as a client and Kelly leaving him just business decisions as well?

replies 49Dec 5, 2017 7:33 PM +00:00

What r49 said.

replies 50Dec 5, 2017 7:43 PM +00:00

Where there's scalp showing, there is a bad toupee.

--Or something
replies 51Dec 5, 2017 8:01 PM +00:00

Has anyone confirmed Kelly left him?

replies 52Dec 5, 2017 8:03 PM +00:00
Has anyone checked on Olivia yet to see how she's taking the news?

Her ex boyfriend who supposedly died has been spotted. Sounds like Liv is no stranger to shady stuff.

replies 53Dec 5, 2017 8:06 PM +00:00
Her ex boyfriend who supposedly died has been spotted. Sounds like Liv is no stranger to shady stuff.

You think?

Olivia Newton John - Banks of the Ohio
replies 54Dec 5, 2017 8:07 PM +00:00

Oh please, Travolta never picked up 18 year Olds....who are legal, assholes. Seriously, what is the matter with you bunch of old biddies? I heard John and Kelly were splitting.

replies 55Dec 5, 2017 8:16 PM +00:00

R55, it's the combination of filing for separation from the 20+ year sham marriage. Why now? His reps dumped him. Why now? His film is pulled 10 days before a scheduled release even though it was super low budget and the studio had already spent money on marketing and advertising, Why now?

replies 56Dec 5, 2017 8:20 PM +00:00

Maudie was award worthy. Hawke deserves a nod.

replies 57Dec 5, 2017 8:32 PM +00:00

No, r33, Travolta got his big break in the 1974 Broadway musical Over Here!, where he stopped the second act nightly with his big song and dance number "Dream Drummin'." That's what got him his Kotter gig. It was a big hit show starring The Andrews Sisters and also launched the careers of his co-stars Marilou Henner, Treat Williams, Janie Sell, Ann Reinking and several others. And he was indeed fantastic in it.

It's a fun show with a good score by The Sherman Brothers (Mary Poppins and other Disney musicals) but it was greatly dependent on The Andrews Sisters (the plot revolves a WWII sister act based on them) which makes it hard to revive.

Travolta really was great and unfortunately never quite so good again.

replies 58Dec 5, 2017 8:59 PM +00:00

Then he became the Andrews Sisters.

replies 59Dec 5, 2017 9:03 PM +00:00

R25 thank you for making me spit out my tea and choking.......this laugh saved me tonight.

replies 60Dec 5, 2017 9:10 PM +00:00

Is there photo verificatia of the alleged 8 inches?

replies 61Dec 5, 2017 9:16 PM +00:00

It will be released. All films eventually turn a profit, some just take longer

replies 62Dec 5, 2017 10:14 PM +00:00

Think higher up the food chain in the production company as in the top. Then look into The Boys Club Network, Canada.

replies 63Dec 5, 2017 10:34 PM +00:00

Clarificatia just in: the producers wanted it dropped by Lionsgate so they could pursue a wider release.

EXCLUSIVE: Here’s the lowdown with the news today about Gotti’s departure from Lionsgate Premiere ten days before its debut: the distributor didn’t whack Gotti.  First of all, Got…
replies 64Dec 6, 2017 2:29 AM +00:00
After the scrub, Travolta convinced the masseur to join him in the steam room, saying he didn’t want to be alone. There Travolta removed his towel to be “nude” and offered to demonstrate his own massage techniques, the report said.

Sounds like he has some skills!

--Oh Vinny....
replies 65Dec 6, 2017 2:41 AM +00:00
She was probably evaluating her life as she approaches 60, and figured that she deserves to live an honest life in the time she has left.

Kelly just wants to feel a real dick in her vagina again.

replies 66Dec 6, 2017 2:47 AM +00:00
She was probably evaluating her life as she approaches 60, and figured that she deserves to live an honest life in the time she has left.

When I lived in L.A. in the 80s, it was well-known among those who were well-known that ONJ held a "Ladies Night" at her Malibu manse every Tuesday.

replies 67Dec 6, 2017 2:58 AM +00:00

Paul Baressi, whom JT picked up while filming Perfect at the Beverly Hills Health Club, arrived at the Bel Air hotel in the late 80s to continue his duties as JT's professional "trainer" only to be confronted by JT and his new "trainer" in the bungalow. JT, feeling bad, gave Baressi the contents of his fruit basket to Baressi and said his goodbyes. Pissed, Baressi went to the Enquirer and the story appeared in 1990. The Scienos went after him like a hurricane. They proved to JT that they could protect him and would continue to do so if he played along. But it looks like the tidal wave of bad publicity is even too much for them these days.
replies 68Dec 6, 2017 3:06 AM +00:00

I'm shocked that this movie actually got made, they made the announcement close to a decade ago. Wasn't DL fave Lindsay Lohan supposed to play Victoria?

replies 69Dec 6, 2017 5:12 AM +00:00

Move along, toots. Nothing to see here.

--Church of Scientology
replies 70Dec 6, 2017 5:53 AM +00:00

He's still dumb as a box of rocks.

He likely had to finance most of the small budget himself, but his ego is still huge to believe that another distributor is going to pick up his mess and give it a wider distribution. He'll learn when he has to settle for an even more limited release than Lionsgate was going to give him.

CAA stood by him for a long while, but they know now he's a lost cause at best and a publicity scandal at worst.

replies 71Dec 6, 2017 5:55 AM +00:00

R66, they have an open marriage

replies 72Dec 6, 2017 5:57 AM +00:00

Has it even been confirmed that she's leaving him?

replies 73Dec 6, 2017 12:35 PM +00:00

I'd watch this late night on cable

replies 74Dec 7, 2017 6:35 PM +00:00

CAA dumped him because he is a shitty actor and about to be sued by male victims who were minors.

replies 75Dec 7, 2017 6:38 PM +00:00

It wasn't a rubber hose he stuffed in my nose!

--Mr. Woodman
replies 76Dec 7, 2017 9:17 PM +00:00

Travolta's an expert long-time big league predator. He's got a team of lawyers and a skilled cult behind him well versed in hush money payouts. Spacey was too cheap to bring the big money settlements.

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replies 78Dec 8, 2017 5:39 AM +00:00
JT, feeling bad, gave Baressi the contents of his fruit basket to Baressi

Bitch thought that would work?

--Dumb as a box of hair.
replies 79Dec 8, 2017 5:44 AM +00:00

Fruit basket was code for the banana hammock I was wearing in South Beach

replies 80Dec 8, 2017 6:18 AM +00:00
Clarificatia just in: the producers wanted it dropped by Lionsgate so they could pursue a wider release.

Ah, appreciatia.

replies 81Dec 8, 2017 6:37 AM +00:00

He ruined my movie

replies 82Dec 8, 2017 7:02 AM +00:00

He does that with lezzos hun

--Lily Tomlin
replies 83Dec 8, 2017 7:02 AM +00:00

tee hee!

replies 84Dec 8, 2017 7:15 AM +00:00

Is it true he is being sued?

replies 85Dec 8, 2017 5:27 PM +00:00