Discussion questions about John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John’s incredible “I Think You Might Like It” Christmas music video:
1. Why does this video have the production values of a local car dealership commercial?
2. When did Travolta grow a Kevin Richardson chin cozy?
3. Why is Olivia driving so slowly? (Is it because she’s used to doing it on the opposite side of the street?)
4. Is “Then we’re gonna hide away / Making love all night” the least convincing lyric ever when it’s sung by these two?
5. Is the line dancing supposed to be a tone-deaf nod to “Gangnam Style?” And not a question, but: Man, their moves have really gone downhill since the glory days.
6. Why is that random family reuniting at a private airport, or possibly a car rental place?
7. Where did Liv and John get their matching Elmo-red sweaters?
8. Could this be the Internet’s best GIF?
9. All in all, is “I Think You Might Like It” a total embarrassment, an incredible camp artifact, or both?Read More
Blake Lively dressed up in her Old Hollywood best for the premiere of her film Savages last night (June 25, 2012) in Los Angeles, CA.
Blake set the style bar unrealistically high last night when she stepped out in a corset style Zuhair Murad couture tan gown with shiny black linear detail.
The pair put in a loved-up appearance at a premiere. The 49-year-old Preston planted a kiss on her man, who playfully spun her round for the cameras. See, they’re kissing, he can’t be gay!
The appearance came on the same day that cruise ship worker Fabian Zanzi has officially filed his lawsuit against Travolta. Zanzi’s claim that Travolta assaulted him first surfaced in May, when he told a Chilean news program that Travolta assaulted him on a Royal Caribbean cruise in 2009 and that the Pulp Fiction actor offered him $12,000 to have sex with him.
Good luck with your legal mess Mr. Travolta.Read More
As we near the end of the ’00s (we say “oughts”), we look back at the really bad movies — the lows of a decade that brought us such big-screen gems as these flicks: a breakdancer wakes up from a coma 20 years later, two African-American men disguise themselves as white girls … and America’s Sweetheart portrays an unstable stalker. And those are just some of the high-concept offerings.
Check out our countdown of the 40 worst movies of the 2000s. Let us know if we missed your (least) favorite film, or if we included one of your (real) favorites. Read on — and enjoy.
40. ‘All About Steve’ (2009)
Sandra Bullock is, of course, cute and funny. Stalking and mental illness played for yuks? Neither.
39. ‘Speed Racer’ (2008)
The Wachowski Brothers and a cartoon classic — what could go wrong? From wasting the talents of Susan Sarandon to a visual style that looks like a candy store threw up, everything.
38. ‘Deuce Bigalow: European Gigolo’ (2005)
As we recall, ‘Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigolo’ was a snore. So no surprise that the sequel about a serial killer targeting the great “man-whores” of Europe is even more so.
37. ‘Righteous Kill’ (2008)
Pacino and De Niro together should be celluloid magic. Too bad they’re stuck in this boring, predictable and, frankly, dumb thriller.
36. ‘Envy’ (2004)
Two pals (Frank Black and Ben Stiller) battle over who owns the rights to a poop vaporizing spray. Insert your own crap joke here.
35. ‘Who’s Your Caddy’ (2007)
We liked ‘Caddyshack’ better the first time. When it was funny.
34. ‘Kickin’ It Old Skool’ (2007)
Jamie Kennedy as a breakdancer who wakes up from a coma after 20 years? We really wish someone had pulled the plug on this unfunny stinker.
33. ‘Wicker Man’ (2006)
You would think Nicolas Cage being murdered by bees would be fun to watch. You would be wrong
32. ‘The Happening’ (2008)
Plants drive people to commit suicide in horrible ways. What a coincidence — this tedious, overly serious movie had the same effect.
31. ‘Daddy Day Camp’ (2007)
Remember when Cuba Gooding Jr. got Oscar-worthy roles? Really? Well, this family-unfriendly clunker should wipe out that fond memory for good.
30. ‘Larry the Cable Guy: Health Inspector’ (2006)
Larry is on the hunt to solve a rash of food poisonings at fancy restaurants. We’re on the hunt for anyone who finds him remotely funny. Still looking.
29. ‘White Chicks’ (2004)
Shawn and Marlon Wayans go undercover as twin heiresses to foil a kidnapping plot, but looked to us more like horribly mutated drag queens. The Olsen twins should sue.
28. ‘The Hottie and the Nottie’ (2008)
Paris Hilton … acts. And she doesn’t even get killed at the end. Do we really need to say more?
27. ‘Rollerball’ (2002)
The 1975 original had strong political themes. This tepid remake has Rebecca Romijn with her top off. And we still like the original better.
26. ‘The Master of Disguise’ (2002)
Dana Carvey has the amazing ability to impersonate anyone. Except, apparently, someone funny.
25. ‘Babylon A.D.’ (2008)
Vin Diesel is a mercenary who must transfer a young woman with amazing powers to New York City. Or at least, that’s what we’re guessing, given how hopelessly garbled this sci-fi clunker is.
24. ‘Norbit’ (2007)
Eddie Murphy plays his own vengeful, morbidly obese wife. While this may be great fodder for his therapist, it was unfunny torture for the rest of us.
23. ‘Epic Movie’ (2007)
We’re not saying there’s not plenty to satirize in ‘X-Men’, the ‘Harry Potter’ series or ‘The DaVinci Code.’ We’re just saying that “satirize” might be too big of a word for the makers of this movie to grasp.
22. ‘Ballistic: Ecks vs. Sever’ (2002)
Antonio Banderas, Lucy Liu, violent gunfights — it’s the stuff box office dreams are made of. Unless the rest of the movie is so painfully dumb the screenwriter thinks the FBI operates out of Canada.
21. ‘Corky Romano’ (2001)
Chris Kattan had his moments on ‘SNL’. But he was all out of funny by the time he played a veterinarian who must infiltrate the FBI for his Mob boss dad.
20. ‘Little Man’ (2006)
Marlon Wayans is a tiny thief who passes himself off as a baby. Because that would happen.
19. ‘The Love Guru’ (2008)
With ‘Austin Powers,’ Mike Myers captured everything we loved about the swinging ’60s. And with this stinker, he captures all the nutty twiggy New Age hippie crap we’re still trying to forget.
18. ‘Son of the Mask’ (2005
Jim Carrey brought the original ‘Mask’ to life. And in this unfunny sequel, Jamie Kennedy kills it dead.
17. ‘Superbabies: Baby Geniuses 2′ (2004)
Really, there’s nothing less entertaining than a movie about little people who are smarter than you but still don’t know how to use the toilet.
16. ‘Freddy Got Fingered’ (2001)
Accusing your dad of molesting your little brother is always funny, isn’t it? No? Well, audiences didn’t think so, either.
15. ’88 minutes’ (2007)
Al Pacino turns in an uncharacteristically subdued performance in this unthrilling thriller. Probably because he was counting the minutes until he could get a decent job.
14. ‘I Know Who Killed Me’ (20TK)
Lindsay Lohan is not only a twin but a stripper in this movie. And we still wish the serial killer would have finished her off in the first act.
13. ‘Boat Trip’ (2002)
Bad film lover Cuba Gooding Jr. takes a vacation looking for love, only to find he’s on a gay-themed cruise. Much offensive humor follows
12. ‘BloodRayne’ (2005)
Uwe Boll is widely considered the worst director in the world for making incomprehensible cheese-fests. And this film adaptation of a video game would be one of them.
11. ‘Disaster Movie’ (2008)
Well, at least the title fit.
10. ‘The Adventures of Pluto Nash’ (2002)
This Eddie Murphy flop reportedly cost $100 million to make. And we think most of that money was spent trying to get the stink of unfunny jokes and bad special effects out of the theaters.
9. ‘Cat in the Hat’ (2003)
After this movie came out, the widow of Dr. Seuss (Theodor Geisel) banned any more live-action adaptations of his work. Thanks for screwing it up for everyone else, Mike Meyers.
8. ‘Little Nicky’ (2000)
Adam Sandler plays one of the sons of Satan. And we thought watching his mumble-mouthed performance was hell.
7. ‘Basic Instinct 2′ (2006)
Forget crossing her legs. Sharon Stone gets even more explicit in this sequel to the 1992 thriller. But even if Stone’s held up well, this dunderheaded plot sure doesn’t.
6. ‘Catwoman’ (2004)
The producers made sure Halle Berry had one hot-looking black leather getup. Too bad they forgot to give her a character arc, motivation or a decent script.
5. ‘Swept Away’ (2002)
Dear Madonna: Please stop making movies. Especially remakes of our favorite Italian romances. We’re begging here. Thank you.
4. ‘From Justin to Kelly’ (2003)
We know ‘Idol’ finalists Justin Guarini and Kelly Clarkson were probably obligated to make this painfully cheesy musical. Luckily, audiences weren’t obligated to sit through it.
3. ‘Glitter’ (2001)
This shiny mess was a vanity project for Mariah Carey — and even she panned it as “geared to 10-year-olds.”
2. ‘Gigli’ (2003)
Remember when Bennifer meant Lopez and Affleck? Amazingly, thir constant media onslaught wasn’t half as annoying as this half-witted mobster caper. Al Pacino also makes an appearance, giving him a grand slam of stinkers for the decade. Go, Al!
1. ‘Battlefield Earth’ (2000)
This insipid sci-fi flick was John Travolta’s chance to spread the word of L. Ron Hubbard. And he did — if convincing us that L. Ron was hella ridiculous was his point.
And while it’s still unclear what photographic dirt the duo had on the erstwhile Full House star, Stamos has stepped forward to tell fans that, as far as extorted celebs go, he’s closer to the John Travolta end of the spectrum than the David Letterman side.
In other words, he’s completely innocent.
“John Stamos was the target of an extortion attempt,” the actor’s reps said in a statement. “John is not at liberty to discuss the matter at this time.”
And discuss it he won’t, aside from saying that Michigan couple Allison Coss and Scott Sippola were attempting to extort $700,000 using photos which Stamos’ rep claims were not even close to being blackmail-worthy.
“The photos in question are photos of John posing with fans. At the conclusion of the investigation and hearing, the photos will be available and the public will be able to see that the photos are simply John posing with fans.”
Which means the pictures may be worth a thousand words, but the exchange rate to actual dollars wasn’t nearly as good. Of course, we’ll judge that for ourselves when the photos finally surface.
With all these misbehaving celebs, it’s easy to lose track of who’s doing what (or whom). Luckily, we’re here to help you keep track of everybody’s scandalous bidness.
Comedian Scott Aukerman of LA’s infamous Comedy Death-Ray had the good graces to take a couple of snap shot’s while inexplicably sitting through a screening of the new Robin Williams-John Travolta joint Old Dogs. He then tweeted some of those photos.
SO BE WARNED: If you were planning on seeing Old Dogs, do NOT look at the below photo for it will apparently spoil the end of the film. However, if you choose instead to spend your $11 more wisely, say, by picking up an elderly prostitute, or buying a syringe filled with hep, then by all means, witness the Jumanji-esque technology that went into this elegant cinematic experience:
This sh*t just got too freaky for me. This is how Paranormal Activity wishes it ended. There should be some sort of ethical standards for CGI which would prevent the above image from ever existing. WHY DID THIS LSD XENU TRIP FROM SPACE HAVE TO HAPPEN?
You can check out more stills here.
UPDATE: Thank you, internet commenters, for this link: Faces of Old Dogs.Read More
FROM PARIS WITH LOVE, February 5th 2010
A low ranking intelligence operative [Jonathan Rhys Meyers] working in the office of the US Ambassador in France takes on more than he bargained for when he partners with a wisecracking, fast-shooting, high-ranking US agent [John Travolta] who’s been sent to Paris to stop a terrorist attack.
JOHN TRAVOLTA has been honoured by his adopted Florida hometown after the community named a street after his daughter ELLA BLEU.
The Pulp Fiction star and his family paid tribute to the people of Ocala city for their support after the January (09) death of his 16-year-old son Jett, during an appearance at the Friday (20Nov09) premiere of their movie Old Dogs.
And Mayor Randy Ewers echoed his appreciation for the area’s most famous family, thanking Travolta and his actress wife Kelly Preston for their fundraising efforts and presenting nine-year-old Ella with a street sign from the newly dubbed Ella Bleu Way.
Travolta held back tears as he told the crowd of locals, “Kelly, Ella and I want to thank all of you for supporting us over the last year. It’s meant the world to us. We know that we have a community. We know that we have friends. And we know that we are loved. We appreciate it. Jett appreciates it. We love you, Ocala.”
The Travolta family appearance at the premiere and a gala later in the evening on Friday is estimated to have raised more than £23,430 for charity.
It’s one of the actor’s rare public appearances with his family since they lost Jett, who died after suffering a seizure during a family holiday in the Bahamas.
As nice of a gesture as it is, shouldn’t they have named the street after Jett?
To everyone who’s confused, this was posted then deleted;
apparently it’s a fake account, but WHATEVS! Drahhhmuhhh:
To my own post,
I’m sorry you have been disregarded,
and replaced with cray cray Papa Lohan.
I shall shower you with JRM/Henry as an apology.
P.S. Thank you for your concerns, bbs, but I’m ok.
This was actually meant to be a Henry Cavill hijacking.
How the hell did Michael Lohan get to it first?! This is me: