Latest John Travolta Stories

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...

2009-01-28 13:15:05

The document at the center of the alleged Travolta family extortion plot is a refusal to transport record pertaining to Jett Travolta, People.com said. The 16-year-old son of film stars John Travolta and Kelly Preston died, reportedly of a seizure, while the family was on vacation in the Bahamas. A paramedic who answered the call at Travolta's vacation home was arrested and charged with allegedly attempting to extort $25 million from the family. He has pleaded not guilty to the charges. His...

2009-01-26 16:32:25

A Bahamian ambulance driver has been charged for his alleged role in an unsuccessful plot to extort $25 million from film stars John Travolta and Kelly Preston. Minister of National Security Tommy Turnquest told Usmagazine.com that Tarino Lightbourne was formally charged Monday with attempting to extort and conspiracy to extort. The 47-year-old paramedic pleaded not guilty to the charges. He is the second person arrested in connection with the alleged scheme. Although details regarding what...

2009-01-23 16:29:28

A Bahamian politician and an ambulance driver have been arrested in connection with an alleged extortion plot against John Travolta's family, police said. Jett Travolta, the 16-year-old son of the Florida-based movie star and his actress wife Kelly Preston, died reportedly of a seizure Jan. 2, while he and his family were on vacation in the Bahamas. Travolta's lawyers recently confirmed the Travoltas fell prey to would-be extortionists, but said police were investigating the matter. The...

2009-01-20 10:40:08

Lawyers for actor John Travolta and Kelly Preston say police in the Bahamas are looking into two individuals' alleged attempt to extort money from the couple. The film stars' only son, Jett, died, reportedly of a seizure, on Jan. 2 at the age of 16 while on vacation with his family in the Bahamas. His body was cremated and ashes brought back to Florida where his parents and 8-year-old sister have a home and where his funeral was held. The Jacksonville Florida Times-Union said details about...

2009-01-13 07:30:00

John Travolta and Kelly Preston have written a letter thanking the people of Ocala, Fla., for their support following the death of their son, Jett. The 16-year-old boy died Jan. 2, reportedly of a seizure, while on vacation with his parents and 8-year-old sister, Ella, in the Bahamas. His body was cremated and his ashes brought to Ocala by his parents who held a memorial service for him at their home in the town's Jumbolair community last week. People.com said attorney Michael McDermott...

2009-01-09 09:03:13

Lisa Marie Presley, Garth Brooks, Forest Whitaker, James Gandolfini and Kirstie Alley were among the 100 or so mourners at Jett Travolta's Florida funeral. An insider told the Ocala Star-Banner that Brooks' wife Trisha Yearwood and retired baseball icon Cal Ripken Jr. also attended Thursday afternoon's private service at the Jumbolair home of Jett's parents, Hollywood film stars John Travolta and Kelly Preston. Sixteen-year-old Jett died, reportedly of a seizure, a week ago while on vacation...

2009-01-08 16:58:25

Hollywood film star and father of three Tom Cruise is calling the death of 16-year-old Jett Travolta horrific. Cruise, who is a longtime friend of Jett's parents John Travolta and Kelly Preston, appeared at a loss for words when asked on the TV talk show The View for his reaction to the boy's death reportedly of a seizure last week. It's just horrific, Usmagazine.com quoted Cruise as saying Thursday in an episode of the show set to air Friday. Here you have a man, both of them doting parents,...

2009-01-08 11:41:03

Film stars John Travolta and Kelly Preston plan to hold a private funeral service for their only son Jett in Ocala, Fla., where they have a home. E! News said the memorial is believed to be scheduled for Thursday afternoon at Jumbolair Aviation Estates where the teen lived with his famous parents and 8-year-old sister Ella. Jett died in the Bahamas last Friday at the age of 16, reportedly of a seizure. He was cremated Monday and his parents brought his ashes home in an urn shortly after an...

2009-01-07 14:00:00

Medical experts are struggling to understand what caused the death of Jett Travolta, 16-year-old son of actors John Travolta and Kelly Preston. An undertaker in the Bahamas reported a seizure as the cause of Jett's death on Friday, but family representatives have refused to give any further details. "We're dealing with a massive lack of information," said Dr. Bruce Cohen, a staff neurologist at the Cleveland Clinic. Many sources have speculated ongoing problems with the boy's health for...

Word of the Day
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.