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2009-06-08 13:00:53

U.S. actor John Travolta, who has been mourning the death of his 16-year-old son since January, says he is proud of his latest film The Taking of Pelham 123. Travolta hasn't been attending press events to publicize his New York-set thriller, co-starring Denzel Washington, James Gandolfini, Luis Guzman and John Turturro. Directed by Tony Scott, the movie is set for release in U.S. theaters Friday. In lieu of giving interviews and making red-carpet appearances to promote Pelham, Travolta has...

2009-05-30 12:22:08

U.S. actor Denzel Washington says he offered support to fellow movie star John Travolta in the wake of the death of Travolta's son. Washington, who recently worked on the remake of The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3 with Travolta, said at a news conference Friday he has spoken with Travolta since the actor's 16-year-old son Jett died in the Bahamas in January, People.com reported. Needless to say, he's struggling, Washington said of his Pelham co-star. So more than talking to him, I listened to him,...

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2009-04-28 21:50:00

Prosecutors in the Bahamas said Tuesday they intend to call U.S. movie star John Travolta as a witness in an extortion case stemming from the death of his son. Jett Travolta died of a seizure disorder in January at a resort in the Bahamas. He was 16. A paramedic and a local official have been arrested and charged with allegedly asking Travolta and his actress wife Kelly Preston for $25 million in exchange for keeping documents regarding Jett's death private. E! News quoted Bahamian Senior...

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2009-04-22 19:49:29

U.S. film star John Travolta spent the weekend alone at a luxury hotel in Tahiti because he needed to rest, a source said. Travolta's 16-year-old son Jett died in January of a seizure and the actor and his family have been keeping low profiles since. People magazine said Travolta's trip to Tahiti without his wife, actress Kelly Preston, and 9-year-old daughter, Ella, came just days after what would have been Jett's 17th birthday. The Grease and Pulp Fiction star reportedly flew Saturday...

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2009-04-08 19:30:02

U.S. film stars John Travolta and Kelly Preston are keeping a low public profile, but spending time with family and friends following the death of their son. Jett Travolta died in January of a seizure disorder. He would have been 17 on April 13. A family friend told People.com: They aren't secluding themselves or paralyzed. ... (Seeing them) was like old times. Nothing awkward and no topics to dance around. There were smiles. John is a strong man, but we want to leave him in peace, Olivia...

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2009-03-20 09:07:22

Lionsgate says it has acquired the North American distribution rights to the EuropaCorp-produced action/thriller From Paris with Love. The movie stars John Travolta and Jonathan Rhys Meyers. It was shot by Taken director Pierre Morel, who recently completed production on Love in France. Luc Besson co-wrote the script and produced the film. Lionsgate scheduled the movie for release Feb. 19, 2010. We are thrilled to be back in business with our friends at EuropaCorp, who are masters of the...

2009-03-18 06:00:00

Studio Reunites With Luc Besson's Production Company To Acquire North American Rights To Action Thriller From TAKEN Helmer Pierre Morel Release Slated For February 19, 2010 SANTA MONICA, Calif., March 18 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- LIONSGATE(R) (NYSE: LGF), a leading next generation studio, announced today that it has acquired North American distribution rights (including Canada) to the EuropaCorp-produced action/thriller FROM PARIS WITH LOVE. Academy Award(R) nominee John Travolta (THE...

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2009-03-02 16:24:37

John Travolta and Kelly Preston have penned a letter thanking town employees in Lady Lake, Fla., for supporting them after their son Jett died in January. The Orlando (Fla.) Sentinel said town employees sent the film star couple a message of condolence following 16-year-old Jett's death of a seizure in the Bahamas. Travolta and his wife, who own a home in Ocala, had previously been supportive of Lady Lake, donating $15,000 to tornado victims in 2007 and helping to raise another $15,000. The...

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2009-02-20 19:14:21

U.S. film star John Travolta has announced he and his wife, actress Kelly Preston, established the Jett Travolta Foundation in memory of their late son, Jett. Jett died last month at age 16, reportedly of a seizure, while on vacation with his family in the Bahamas. The foundation shall endeavor to use its resources specifically to assist and provide relief to children with vision, hearing, mobility, communication, behavior learning impairment or other special medical, environmental, health or...

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2009-02-17 17:10:00

Film stars John Travolta and Kelly Preston are still coming to terms with the unexpected death of their 16-year-old son Jett last month, a source said. Jett died Jan. 2, reportedly of a seizure, while he was vacationing with his parents and 8-year-old sister Ella in the Bahamas. A source told People magazine Travolta and Preston have been staying close to their Ocala, Fla., home, and regrouping and pushing through the grieving process. They are trying to grieve and return to some sort of...


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