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Lin-Manuel Miranda owned Friday's Oscar rehearsals. He sang a tune from La La Land, posed like John Travolta in Saturday Night Fever, invoked a 1990s Billy Crystal Oscar monologue, and reprimanded his dad from the stage for having his cellphone light on.
The creator of Hamilton joined Sting, Justin Timberlake and John Legend for a day of music rehearsals at Hollywood's Dolby Theatre Friday. Miranda is nominated for "How Far I'll Go" from Moana. Timberlake is up for "Can't Stop the Feeling" from Trolls. Sting will sing his nominated song from Jim: The James Foley Story, and Legend will perform »
- Associated Press
Celebrity chef Wolfgang Puck has the unenviable task of feeding an army of stars, guests and workers on Oscars night. He discusses shopping with 50 tractor trailers and tickling John Travolta’s tastebuds
It’s hard to move far through the shopping malls of Los Angeles without encountering the name Wolfgang Puck. The Austrian-born chef, 67, moved to California in 1975 and soon earned fame and celebrity endorsements for the à la minute cuisine he served at fine-dining joints such as Spago in Beverly Hills and the Hotel Bel-Air. His empire now encompasses a couple of dozen fine-dining restaurants, four-score Wolfgang Puck Express franchises and a line of tinned tortilla soups.
Likewise, it’s hard to move far through the film business without at some point being proffered one of his signature smoked-salmon Oscars. Puck is the official caterer for the Academy Awards and it is his creations that will line 1,500 stomachs at the 89th Governors Ball, »
- Richard Godwin
Sir Ben Kingsley has never been shy about hamming it up in low-rent garbage (check out 2015’s “Self / Less” to watch him dye his skin orange and play a bald-headed version of Trump), but his latest performance takes things to another level entirely. The kind of low-rent action movie that only exists because everybody involved knew that nobody in the Western world would ever see it, Eran Creevy’s “Collide” stars Nicholas Hoult as a reformed car thief and Felicity Jones as the dying girlfriend whose kidney failure inspires him to do one last job.
But they’re both really boring. You know who’s not boring? Geran, the Turkish drug kingpin who lives in a gold-plated trailer with four prostitutes, suffers from short-term memory loss, and likes to spend his free time watching the 1985 John Travolta classic, “Perfect” (that’s the one where Travolta goes undercover in a Los Angeles fitness club). Kingsley, »
- David Ehrlich
Over the last few decades – thanks in part to movies and TV shows like Dazed and Confused, Boogie Nights, Anchorman and HBO's Vinyl – there’s been a pronounced pop cultural tendency to reduce the 1970s to little more than a fabulous parade of campy signifiers like mirrored disco balls, brightly-painted muscle cars, platform shoes, bellbottomed jeans, tube tops, Afro hairdos, pornstaches and piles of cocaine.
It's an understandable impulse, of course. (Who doesn't love Afros or piles of cocaine?) But taking such a superficial approach to the seventies means glossing over the grittier, »
The shocks, the cockups, the stumbles … and anything involving John Travolta. We relive the moments everyone secretly hopes for
Nobody watches the Oscars to see who wins. Why would they, when the frontrunners all tend to be puddingy, little-watched middlebrow fare like The Imitation Game? No, people only watch for the cock-ups, the unexpected moments that fleetingly bring these moribund vessels of self-congratulation to life. With another ceremony about to rumble into life, let’s look at some of the most notorious moments that have gone before.
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- Guardian Staff
Emanating from their studio in Cincinnati, Ohio, The History of Bad Ideas sees hosts Jason, Jeff and Blake talk about all things geeky on their podcast. Whether it’s rumours of the latest comic book movies, debating who really is the worst villain of all time, discussing the latest comic issues or just wondering about life in general, you are sure to have a fun time with them! In theory.
If you haven’t listened to the show before – why not? – you can check out previous episodes of The History of Bad Ideas podcast on iTunes and look out for new episodes here on Nerdly each and every week…
Episode 164: Pants Not Included!
The Hobi Gang tries to survive the plague as they welcome Two of their favorite guests into the Bob Studios, Number One Fan Doug and film critic Scab Jeff! The gang discusses the upcoming Oscars, the »
- Phil Wheat
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Want even more? Watch clips from yesterday’s People Now. »
- People Staff
Before Ricky Martin was a heartthrob in his own right, he had his eye on another triple-threat star.
While on Wednesday's Watch What Happens Live With Andy Cohen, the 45-year-old musician was asked by a caller if there was a celebrity in particular that made him think, "Hmm, I might be gay."
"Wow, you’re taking me back," Martin admitted, adding, "To Saturday Night [Fever] with John Travolta and that that underwear scene."
Martin further recalled, "[Travolta's character] wakes up and he’s in black underwear...I still remember! I don’t watch this movie [anymore], that's it!"
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"I saw that movie back then eight times!" he continued. "And I didn’t know why."
Martin said he's never told Travolta about how intrigued he was with this scene. "I'm sure we've met, but No, I never told him, 'You’re my first crush!'" he exclaimed.
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The Hollywood community is in mourning once again, only this time, for a young man who passed far before his prime. Trevor Habberstad, a stuntman and stunt coordinator who most recently worked on X-Men: Apocalypse, Doctor Strange and Passengers, passed away on Sunday at the age of 27. The stuntman succumbed to a rare form of cancer. Trevor Habberstad was on a family vacation in Hawaii last year when he began to feel stomach pain that doctors initially thought was appendicitis, but after another evaluation, it was revealed that he actually had gastric cancer.
Jeff Habberstad, Trevor's father and a stuntman/stunt coordinator as well, told Khts News in their hometown of Santa Clarita, California that they just found out about a week and a half ago that the cancer had spread into the late stuntman's brain. Jeff Habberstad served as a stunt coordinator for director Bryan Singer on 2014's »
You will now be able to see some of Princess Diana's iconic wardrobe pieces up close—that is, if you're willing to travel across the pond to Kensington Palace. But if you can't make it, the Today show is more than happy to give you a tour. The palace is opening a new exhibit called "Diana: Her Fashion Story" that will display 26 of the late princess' most famous dresses and ensembles, and the Today show got a first look that was aired Wednesday morning. Anyone who followed Princess Diana's many public appearances will recognize some of the dresses, including the blue velvet gown she famously wore while dancing with John Travolta at the White House in 1985. "[The exhibit] is a »
When Princess Diana visited President Ronald Reagan and his wife, Nancy, at the White House in 1985, she stepped onto the ballroom dance floor — with a man known for his electrifying moves on the big screen.
Diana took the hand of John Travolta, star of Grease and Saturday Night Fever, and the pair gracefully spun around the checkered floor for nearly 30 minutes. The dance would become one of the most iconic moments of her life — and the velvet dress she wore for the occasion instantly assumed its place in her hall-of-fame looks.
Now, fans can revisit that moment at Kensington Palace’s new exhibit, »
- Simon Perry
A look back at Oscar highlights, from Marlon Brando refusing his award to John Travolta botching Idina Menzel’s name. Jerry Lewis Improvises Oscars Finale for 20 Minutes (1959) Lewis hosted the show in 1959, but for some reason, the show ended 20 minutes early, so he improvised a monologue for the rest of the show, which was joked about for many years after that. Marlon Brando Refuses Best Actor Oscar (1973) When Brando won the award for Best Actor for his role in “The Godfather,” he sent up Sacheen Littlefeather to wave away the statue and say that Brando couldn’t accept the award. »
- Beatrice Verhoeven
In 2014, a star was born on the Oscar stage. Her name was Adele Dazeem. Of course, we're really talking about the Tony Award-winning Idina Menzel, whose voice is behind the iconic Disney tune, "Let It Go." It was three years ago that the Broadway star was about to perform the year's child-friendly hit at the Academy Awards, but first, she needed an introduction. Who better than John Travolta, a fellow triple threat and the star of movie musicals like Grease and Hairspray? Except, not even theater-style improvisation would be able to save the actor from his impending flub. "Please welcome the wickedly talented, one and only Adele Dazeem," he said at the »
The biggest night in Hollywood calls for a big menu to match.
Following the 89th Academy Awards on Feb. 26, stars like Viola Davis, Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone will dine on more than 50 dishes created by chef Wolfgang Puck at the Oscars Governors Ball official after party.
On Thursday, media members were treated to a sampling of the hors d’oeuvres, which include old favorites like Puck’s black truffle chicken pot pie, served in individual ramekins and topped with a buttery buff pastry; baked macaroni and cheese and smoked salmon served on Oscar statuette-shaped cracker.
The chef offered a »
- Ana Calderone and Mike Miller
When Jimmy Kimmel walks into the annual Governors Ball after hosting the 89th Academy Awards on Feb. 26, it won’t be his first time at the glitzy post-show gala. But this time, he has an actual ticket.
“I snuck into the Governors Ball – I think it was in 1995,” the talk-show host tells People in this week’s issue.
A morning host for Kevin & Bean on Kroq radio at the time, Kimmel and Kevin “put on our tuxedos and we figured if we got there early enough we would become part of the scenery,” the star recalls.
“We hung around for nine hours, »
- Elizabeth Leonard
Season two of American Crime Story hasn't even premiered yet, and Deadline reports executive producer Ryan Murphy has already settled on a storyline for season four of the FX TV series.Season one of the anthology drama chronicled the infamous Oj Simpson murder trial. The cast included Cuba Gooding Jr., John Travolta, Sarah Paulson, Courtney B. Vance, David Schwimmer, and Nathan Lane.Read More… »
On Sunday, Demi Lovato (rocking a crazy-cool look), Tori Kelly, Little Big Town, and Andra Day came together to pay tribute to one of the greatest musical acts of all time (yeah, I said it), the Bee Gees. This year marks the 40th anniversary of Saturday Night Fever and its legendary soundtrack, and the medley proves that some of those songs, like "How Deep Is Your Love" and "Stayin' Alive," will always be in style . . . unlike John Travolta's white disco suit. »
- Maggie Pehanick
Lady Gaga's stepping out with her new guy!
After crushing it during her GRAMMYs performance with Metallica -- despite technical difficulties -- the Joanne singer was spotted with talent agent Christian Carino at the Interscope Records after-party at h.wood Group's Peppermint Club in Los Angeles, California, on Sunday.
An eyewitness tells Et that the couple didn't leave each other's side the whole night, but that Carino was sure to let his girlfriend take the spotlight after her big GRAMMYs night.
"There were cute moments of arm in arm and brushing each other's side," the eyewitness adds. "It was minimal Pda, but Gaga was glowing."
Gaga and Carino recently began seeing each other, a source told Et last week. The two were not shy about sharing their affection at Super Bowl Li, before the 30-year-old »
The Grammys blessed us with a lot this year - Blue Ivy's adorable existence, Adele's relatable personality, Rihanna drinking from a diamond-encrusted flask - but one thing we weren't expecting was to fall in love with new celebrity friendships. That's exactly what happened, however, when Lady Gaga and John Travolta both attended the Interscope afterparty at the Peppermint Club. John, who poked fun at himself during the show, busted out some of his Saturday Night Fever dance moves when he partied with Gaga. Sorry in advance if "Stayin' Alive" is stuck in your head now. »
- Caitlin Hacker
After performing with Metallica at the awards show, Gaga was ready to let loose and hit the dance floor with the Saturday Night Fever star himself! Donning a little leather getup, the 30-year-old singer busted a few moves with Travolta at Interscope's Grammy after party, held at h.wood Group's Peppermint Club in Los Angeles, California.
But they weren't the only stars out and about in Hollywood on music's biggest night. Et has your inside look into the hottest GRAMMYs after parties:
Watch: Adele on Beyonce's Grammy Snub -- 'What the F**k Does She Have to Do to Win Album of the Year?'
Sony Music Entertainment 2017 Post-Grammy Reception
After her big, emotional win at the GRAMMYs, Adele changed into yet another show-stopping ensemble and hung »
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