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John Travolta Believed Gotti Would Win Him an Oscar

John Travolta Believed Gotti Would Win Him an Oscar
After several years in development, and numerous delays, John Travolta's Gotti finally hit theaters this past weekend, and now new details have surfaced that reveal star John Travolta thought this movie would launch him into the Oscar race. Whether that's true or not, it's quite unlikely that Travolta will get any awards traction since the movie was both a critical (0% on Rotten Tomatoes) and commercial failure ($1.7 million opening weekend in 11th place). This report also claims that it was Travolta's Oscar obsession that lead to getting Lionsgate Premiere removed as the distributor, after reports they was pulling the film from its dual release in theaters and on VOD, since Travolta needed a full theatrical release to qualify for the Oscars.

To help fund this awards season campaign, Travolta turned to Edward Walson, the son of cable TV pioneer John Walson Sr. from New Jersey. Edward Walson had already financed
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Stl Pop Culture Con August 17th – 18th. Hollywood Comes to St. Louis!

What do Scott Baio, Eddie Deezen, Michael Pare, Todd Bridges, Didi Conn, Kathy “Cissy” Garver, Corben Bernsen, Lorenzo Lamas, and Tawny Kitaen have in common? They’re coming to St. Louis This Summer!

Over 25 Celebrities / Pop Culture stars & icons will be invading the St. Charles Convention Center the weekend of August 17-19th, 2018! Celebrities from the Iconic film “Grease” to “Pirates of the Caribbean” to “Growing Pains”, “Happy Days”, “He-Man & the Masters of the Universe” to WWE/WWF stars and Much more to come!

The Con’s site can be found Here

Ticket information can be found Here

Check out this line-up of celebs!

Scott Baio– Best known for his role as Chachi Arcola on the sitcom Happy Days (1977–1984) and its spin-off Joanie Loves Chachi (1982–1983), as well as the title character on the sitcom Charles in Charge (1984–1990), Dr. Jack Stewart in the medical-mystery-drama series Diagnosis: Murder (1993–1995), and the titular hero
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‘Gotti’ Star John Travolta Needs Serious Help: Career Watch

Career Watch is a vocational checkup of top actors and directors, and those who hope to get there.

Thanks to strong recognition overseas, at 64 John Travolta still carries the clout that gets movies made. But this is not always a good thing: Travolta’s passion project, “Gotti,” debuted in Cannes but opened to $1.7 million amid derisive reviews (Tomatometer: 0%).

Bottom Line: After strutting out of Broadway and television into ’70s movie stardom, the Irish-Italian Travolta languished in the ’80s until Quentin Tarantino gave him his 1994 comeback as hitman Vincent Vega in “Pulp Fiction.” That movie returned Travolta’s swagger and while he hasn’t topped it, Travolta has surfed many career dips and swells without completely alienating his aging fan base. But “Gotti” may be the tipping point.

Read More: ‘Gotti’ Review: John Travolta, Pitbull, and E from ‘Entourage’ Team Up for an Incoherent Mob Biopic — Cannes 2018

Career Peaks: Born in Englewood,
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‘Gotti’ Star John Travolta Needs Serious Help: Career Watch

Career Watch is a vocational checkup of top actors and directors, and those who hope to get there.

Thanks to strong recognition overseas, at 64 John Travolta still carries the clout that gets movies made. But this is not always a good thing: Travolta’s passion project, “Gotti,” debuted in Cannes but opened to $1.7 million amid derisive reviews (Tomatometer: 0%).

Bottom Line: After strutting out of Broadway and television into ’70s movie stardom, the Irish-Italian Travolta languished in the ’80s until Quentin Tarantino gave him his 1994 comeback as hitman Vincent Vega in “Pulp Fiction.” That movie returned Travolta’s swagger and while he hasn’t topped it, Travolta has surfed many career dips and swells without completely alienating his aging fan base. But “Gotti” may be the tipping point.

Read More: ‘Gotti’ Review: John Travolta, Pitbull, and E from ‘Entourage’ Team Up for an Incoherent Mob Biopic — Cannes 2018

Career Peaks: Born in Englewood,
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Watch John Travolta Resurrect His Iconic Danny Zuko Moves on the Spot

Watch John Travolta Resurrect His Iconic Danny Zuko Moves on the Spot
Exactly four decades since Grease's release, John Travolta still has his moves. The 64-year-old actor recently stopped by The Tonight Show to promote his new movie Gotti and treated host Jimmy Fallon to a quick choreography lesson.

Specifically, John re-created the famous "four corners" move seen at the very end of the movie. "Like in Pulp Fiction, I grew up with all these kind of novelty dances," John said. "I grew up with all these kind of novelty dances. In Grease, they needed a step for 'You're the One That I Want' at the end, so I said, 'Well, we used to do the four corners. Why don't we do that?'" Watch John re-create the move above, and then enjoy his reaction to a bone-chilling Grease fan theory.
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Grease Is Still the Word, 40 Years Later: Ranking the Iconic Teen Film's Musical Numbers

Grease Is Still the Word, 40 Years Later: Ranking the Iconic Teen Film's Musical Numbers
Grease premiered 40 years ago today, which means we’ve had the privilege of four full decades to watch and listen to the likes of John Travolta, Olivia Newton-John, Stockard Channing, Jeff Conaway, Didi Conn and the rest of the iconic teen musical’s stellar cast. They reminded us what we all dreamed of high school being like before we actually got there and realized it was, sadly, nothing like we’d expected.

But this isn’t Grease‘s fault. In fact, given the horror stories our older siblings and cousins told us about bullies, detentions, piles of homework and fights
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Craig Zadan & Neil Meron: ‘Jesus Christ Superstar,’ Figuring Out ‘Hair’ Nudity, and ‘Smash’ on Broadway — Turn It On Podcast

Craig Zadan & Neil Meron: ‘Jesus Christ Superstar,’ Figuring Out ‘Hair’ Nudity, and ‘Smash’ on Broadway — Turn It On Podcast
Craig Zadan and Neil Meron knew “Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert” was a success when they noticed something unusual on social media: No snarky tweets.

“This is the first time we had love tweets,” Zadan said. “On some of the others, even though we didn’t think we deserved them, we got hate tweets, because people didn’t want it to be done the way they were done. Same thing happened to us at the Oscars!”

It had become a bit of a hallmark over the years: Viewers cracking wise while watching past productions like “The Sound of Music Live,” or of course, their NBC musical drama “Smash.” But with “Jesus Christ Superstar,” all of Zadan’s and Meron’s choices — from the casting of John Legend and Sara Bareilles, among others, down to the decision to stage it as a concert/musical play hybrid — resonated with audiences.

When
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The Cast of 'Grease,' Then and Now

The Cast of 'Grease,' Then and Now
Those leather jackets, those school rivalries, "those summer nights" — they were decades ago.

Grease, released on June 16, 1978, is now celebrating its 40th anniversary this month. Its mark on U.S. culture however, feels just as fresh today as it did the day it was released.

Depicting the love story of Danny and Sandy though 1950s — complete with doo-wop’s and hand jives — Grease became an immediate box office success and fan favorite. Making more than $394 million worldwide, it remains the fourth highest-grossing live-action musical of all time.

To mark Grease's 40th anniversary, The Hollywood ...
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John Travolta Just Taught Jimmy Fallon His Iconic 'Grease' Dance 40 Years Later — Watch!

He's still got it 40 years later! John Travolta appeared on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon on Wednesday, June 13, and graced us all with some dancing from his hit movie Grease. During his sit-down with the TV personality, John, 64, opened up about his iconic dance moves from the 1978 film to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the premiere of the movie in NYC, specifically his end-of-movie "You're the One That I Want" scene with co-star Olivia Newton-John. "The four corners!" John explained to a confused Jimmy. “Like in Pulp Fiction, I grew up with all these novelty dances. So in Grease they needed a step for 'You’re the One That I Want' at the end. So I said, ‘Well, we used to do the four corners, why don’t we do that?’ So the choreographer said, ‘Show it to me,' and I did." The best part, though, came when
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John Travolta Teaches Jimmy Fallon Iconic ‘You’re the One That I Want’ Dance From ‘Grease’ (Video)

John Travolta Teaches Jimmy Fallon Iconic ‘You’re the One That I Want’ Dance From ‘Grease’ (Video)
Grease” is the word once again, as Wednesday was the 40th anniversary of the hit movie’s New York City premiere. To mark the milestone, star John Travolta taught Radio City Music Hall tenant Jimmy Fallon that iconic “You’re the One That I Want” dance from the movie’s grand finale scene.

It was actually Travolta who first introduced the steps to the 1978 film’s choreographer.

“Like in ‘Pulp Fiction,’ I grew up with all these kind of novelty dances,” Travolta said to Fallon. “In ‘Grease,’ they needed a step for that ‘You’re the One That I Want’ at the end. So I said, ‘Well, we used to do the Four Corners — why don’t we do that?'”

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The “Tonight Show” host wasn’t about to waste this moment: Fallon
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Watch John Travolta Revive 'Grease' Dance With Jimmy Fallon

Watch John Travolta Revive 'Grease' Dance With Jimmy Fallon
John Travolta taught Jimmy Fallon one of the signature dance moves from Grease, "the Four Corners," celebrating the film's 40th anniversary of its New York City premiere.

"Like with Pulp Fiction, I grew up with all these kind of novelty dances," Travolta said. "So in Grease, they needed a step for 'You're the One That I Want' at the end. I said, 'Well, we used to do the Four Corners – why don't we do that?' The choreographer said, 'Show it to me,' and I did."

Travolta slid naturally
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Kelly Preston May Have Had Botox, but She's Still Beautiful at Age 55 (Exclusive)

John Travolta's wife has always looked fabulous. And since Kelly Preston has stepped out often in recent weeks ahead of the premiere of her new movie Gotti, fans are dying to know if she's gotten plastic surgery. And in an exclusive interview with Closer Weekly, experts (who have not worked with Kelly) opened up about which procedures the star may have gotten done over the years. "Kelly looks like she has Botox on board which is keeping her forehead smooth but also dropping her central brow a little bit," Dr. Adam H. Hamawy, MD, Facs, revealed. Dr. Vartan Mardirossian added, "The only thing is possible Botox to the forehead. I don't think she had anything else done. That being said it is possible that she had a rhinoplasty even before [the early 2000s] judging from the light-shadow effects on her tip and the nasal dorsum." (Photo Credit: Getty Images) At age 55, it
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Video Interview: John Travolta on His New Role as ‘Gotti’

Chicago – John Travolta has fulfilled his career legacy of icon status, and he continues to work on projects that highlight his performance abilities. Fresh off his role as real-life Robert Shapiro in “The People Vs. O.J. Simpson,” Travolta takes on another historical figure in his portrayal of mobster John Gotti in the new film “Gotti.”

The film, directed by Kevin Connally (“Entourage”), is a multi-era biography film, based on a memoir by Gotti’s son John Jr. The main story reveals the relationship of a father who lived and died by the mob code, and a son who chose to leave that world behind, in hopes of redeeming himself and the family name.

John Travolta is the Title Character in ‘Gotti’

Photo credit: Vertical Entertainment

John Travolta deftly takes on John Gotti, the “Dapper Don,” whose flamboyant style and personality made him one of the most famous organized crime lords of the 20th Century.
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Pizza Inferno: John Travolta Channels Saturday Night Fever at Brooklyn Event in His Honor

Pizza Inferno: John Travolta Channels Saturday Night Fever at Brooklyn Event in His Honor
John Travolta returned to Lenny’s Pizza in Bensonhurst, Brooklyn, on Tuesday, over 40 years after his Saturday Night Fever character Tony Manero made the establishment famous.

Dressed in a white suit jacket and black shirt that mimicked the iconic outfit he wore in the 1977 film, the actor was all smiles as he was honored by the borough in what was dubbed “John Travolta Day.”

Wife Kelly Preston was by his side at the event, dressed in a long-sleeve black patterned dress. The two danced to the Bee Gees’ music from the film’s best-selling soundtrack, and sampled slices from Lennys
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John Travolta Has Finally Addressed That Bone-Chilling Grease Fan Theory

John Travolta admires the imaginations of Grease fans. In honor of Grease's 40th anniversary, the 64-year-old actor weighed in on a viral fan theory that argues Sandy actually drowned at the beach in the beginning of the film, and the events after are actually just a vivid fantasy she experiences while in a coma. "I love it, imaginations are awesome," Travolta told USA Today.

The wild theory doesn't surprise Travolta, who said, "These things are bound to happen to something timeless like this. It's so fun." Not to "spoil the fun for everyone," but Travolta said he personally has a hard time believing the theory. "I could have fun with it, but I know the writers of Grease, and I was around in the original days. I can't take it too far."

Related: We Are Hopelessly Devoted to John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John's Incredible Grease Reunion

Instead, Travolta thinks his character,
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John Travolta Has Finally Addressed That Bone-Chilling Grease Fan Theory

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John Travolta Has Finally Addressed That Bone-Chilling Grease Fan Theory
John Travolta admires the imaginations of Grease fans. In honor of Grease's 40th anniversary, the 64-year-old actor weighed in on a viral fan theory that argues Sandy actually drowned at the beach in the beginning of the film, and the events after are actually just a vivid fantasy she experiences while in a coma. "I love it, imaginations are awesome," Travolta told USA Today.

The wild theory doesn't surprise Travolta, who said, "These things are bound to happen to something timeless like this. It's so fun." Not to "spoil the fun for everyone," but Travolta said he personally has a hard time believing the theory. "I could have fun with it, but I know the writers of Grease, and I was around in the original days. I can't take it too far."

Related: We Are Hopelessly Devoted to John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John's Incredible Grease Reunion

Instead, Travolta thinks his character,
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Jodie Foster Would "Love" Another 'The Silence of the Lambs' Movie! (Exclusive)

She can still hear the lambs. More than a quarter-century after playing an FBI agent in The Silence of the Lambs, "I would absolutely like to go back to Clarice Starling," Jodie Foster, 55, said at the CinemaCon Big Screen Achievement Awards. "Silence was such an extraordinary experience, and she was such an amazing character. It would be great to find out more about who Clarice was as she got older." Now, Jodie is set to star as the head of an underground hospital in the futuristic drama Hotel Artemis, her first big movie appearance in five years, and she is also a director on Netflix's Black Mirror. "I didn’t want to be the most successful director, or the highest paid, I just wanted to be somewhat of an auteur," she told The Guardian in 2017. "If that meant I made two movies my entire life and I loved them,
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The Cast of 'Grease' Shares Memories for Film's 40th Anniversary: "It Was Like a Party Every Day" (Exclusive)

In an exclusive cover story, Closer Weekly celebrates the 40th anniversary of the beloved hit Grease — filled with exclusive interviews from the musical cast who share never-before-heard memories of filming and explain why they'll always be connected to one another. "Can you believe it," John Travolta marvels to Closer about Grease reaching this milestone. "It's the movie that lasts forever!" The film adaptation of the stage musical premiered on June 16, 1978, and it's been a fan favorite ever since. "We didn't have any great expectation and then 40 years later, it's still going," says Olivia Newton-John, who played transfer student Sandy. (Photo Credit: R/R) "It was like a party every day. A lot of the actors had been in Grease on Broadway and they were so excited to be part of it, and that permeated the set," director Randal Kleiser tells Closer. "Grease is about firsts — first car, first love, first breakup.
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First 15 ‘American Idol’ winners: Where are they now? [Photo Gallery]

Hours after Maddie Poppe won season 16 of “American Idol,” two of the previous champs — Ruben Studdard (season 2) and Taylor Hicks (season 5) — made fun of their fleeting fame in a music video spoof on Monday’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live.” That got us wondering what happened to the other lucky 13 winners of this reality competition series.

After watching these two men make merry with some of the more dubious talent to appear on “Idol” during its 15-year run on Fox, scroll down to the photo gallery to find out what they, and the rest of the winners, have been up to since taking the title.

See ‘American Idol’: Did Maddie Poppe deserve to win season 16 over Gabby Barrett and Caleb Lee Hutchinson? [Poll]

Season 1: Kelly Clarkson

Won: Sept. 4, 2002

Runner-up: Justin Guarini

Winning Song: “A Moment Like This”

Now: This three-time Grammy winner has released eight studio albums and is now a
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The Academy’s Summer Screenings Include Grease And Hairspray (1988)

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced its summer programming lineup this week for both Los Angeles and New York. A full schedule and tickets for the screenings can be found here: oscars.org/summer-at-the-academy.

Schedule is as follows, participants listed will be in attendance (schedules permitting):

June

Sideways (2004) – June 1 – 7 p.m.

Academy at Metrograph, New York City

With Oscar®-winning co-writer Jim Taylor.

George Stevens Lecture: Alice Adams (1935) – June 4 – 7:30 p.m.

Samuel Goldwyn Theater, Beverly Hills

With Academy Writers Branch governor Robin Swicord.

Acting And Performance Capture:

A Revolution In Technology And Collaboration – June 14 – 7:30 p.m.

Presented by the Academy Science and Technology Council

Samuel Goldwyn Theater, Beverly Hills

Co-hosted by Oscar-winning visual effects supervisor John Nelson and actor Cch Pounder.

With actor Karin Konoval and more.

The Sherman Brothers: A Hollywood Songbook – June 20 – 7:30 p.m.

Samuel Goldwyn Theater, Beverly Hills

With Oscar-winning
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