Thursday, April 25, 2024

John Travolta Braves Scandals, Appears at AFI Tribute


Despite the fact that he’s under supermarket tabloid siege, John Travolta made a public appearance last night. He turned up at the AFI tribute to Shirley MacLaine. According to various reports, he skipped the red carpet and didn’t even sit in the audience. But when it was his turn he got up and spoke about MacLaine. He even reminisced about a talk he once had with MacLaine’s brother, Warren Beatty, about his sister. Travolta was pretty brave to fulfill his promise to toast MacLaine. A couple of different masseuses are suing Travolta, and more are coming out of the woodwork to make accusations against Travolta over his behavior. Travolta’s lawyer Martin Singer is vigorously denying all of it. But one thing’s for sure: the rumors are the last nails in the “Gotti” movie, which will not likely never be made.

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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