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April 21st, 2011
10:56 AM ET
Lindsay Lohan's next movie should be a real hit: The actress has officially been cast in the upcoming mob movie "Gotti: Three Generations."
Lohan will play John Gotti Jr.'s wife Kim in the film, which tells the story of John Jr.'s relationship with his father, the late Gambino crime family boss John Gotti. John Travolta has been cast as John Sr. and Joe Pesci will portray his deputy Angelo Ruggiero in the biopic, which is due out in 2012.
According to the Hollywood Reporter, Lohan had originally auditioned for the role of the Dapper Don's daughter, Victoria Gotti, but that deal fell through and she continued to lobby for a part in the project.
March 4th, 2011
10:06 AM ET
It'll be a high-school reunion of sorts when John Travolta reunites with the cast of the '70s sitcom "Welcome Back, Kotter" at the 2011 TV Land Awards.
The classic series, which ran from 1975-1979, starred Gabe Kaplan as Mr. Kotter, an inner city high school teacher whose students include the underachieving misfits the Sweathogs.
Travolta, who played ladies' man Vinnie Barbarino, uttering classic lines like, "Up your nose with a rubber hose," is set to accept TV Land's 35th Anniversary Award alongside fellow Sweathogs Ron Palillo ("Arnold Horshack") and Lawrence Hilton-Jacobs ("Freddie 'Boom Boom' Washington"). Marcia Strassman, who played Mr. Kotter's wife Julie, will also join the guys.
January 26th, 2011
03:25 PM ET
John Travolta is going gangsta. The actor is reportedly set to star in an upcoming biopic of former crime boss John Gotti.
TMZ reports that Travolta and comedian Marty Ingels had a top-secret meeting at Brentwood, California, restaurant Amici on January 24 and talked Mafia over their meal.
"Travolta's going to play the life of John Gotti," Ingles told the TMZ crew as he exited the eatery. "That's why we were meeting,"
For his part, Travolta isn't being a stool pigeon and won't confirm or deny the report. Asked if he'd be portraying the Dapper Don, who died in 2002 while serving a life sentence in prison, the 56-year-old star responded, "I don't know about that."
According to TMZ, Oscar nominee/host James Franco is also expected to join the crime family as John Gotti Jr.
January 19th, 2011
11:29 AM ET
A week after Kelly Preston and husband John Travolta shared photos of their new addition with the world, Preston is opening up on the more intimate details of baby Benjamin’s arrival.
In her first TV interview since his birth on November 23, Preston told the “Today” show how “wonderful” it is to bring “another child into the world and to look at things through his eyes. He’s so innocent and so sweet.”
The 48-year-old “Casino Jack” star also talked about how the public's support after Benjamin's birth has been healing for the family. Travolta and Preston, who also have a daughter, 10-year-old Ella Bleu, lost their son Jett at the age of 16 in 2009.
January 12th, 2011
12:51 PM ET
Proud parents John Travolta and Kelly Preston are showing off their new bundle of joy for the latest issue of People magazine, in which son Benjamin — born November 23 — stars in his first-ever photo shoot.
"He's given the house a renewed spirit and purpose," says 56-year-old Travolta, who tells People he enjoys serenading the infant with "A Bushel and a Peck" from the musical "Guys and Dolls."
The couple had been trying to add to their family for three years, and 48-year-old Preston admits she was "completely blown away" when she learned she was pregnant last year.
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