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2009-09-30 13:24:46

John Travolta testified in a Bahamian court Wednesday that an employee first informed him of the alleged extortion plot involving his son's death. The film star first took the stand last week in the trial of former Bahamian senator Pleasant Bridgewater and ambulance driver Tarino Lightbourne, who have pleaded innocent to charges they attempted to sell confidential documents pertaining to 16-year-old Jett Travolta's death to his parents for $25 million. Bridgewater and Lightbourne allegedly...

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2009-09-23 15:07:18

John Travolta described his late son, Jett, as autistic for the first time in public Wednesday when he testified at an extortion trial in the Bahamas. My son was autistic and he suffered from seizure disorder every 5 to 10 days, People.com said Travolta told the court Wednesday. He would suffer a seizure that would last 45 seconds to a minute and sleep for 12 hours. The case concerns Jett, 16, who died after a massive seizure in his family's vacation home in the Bahamas in January. Tarino...

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2009-06-17 09:20:07

Kelly Preston, who has been mourning the death of her 16-year-old son since January, has signed on to play Miley Cyrus's mom in the U.S. film The Last Song. Jett Travolta, Kelly Preston's son with her husband, actor John Travolta, died of a seizure disorder during a family holiday in the Bahamas. The celebrity couple have not made many public appearances since. The Hollywood Reporter said the actress and Greg Kinnear have been cast as the estranged parents of Cyrus's character in the...

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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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tesla
  • The unit of magnetic flux density in the International System of Units, equal to the magnitude of the magnetic field vector necessary to produce a force of one newton on a charge of one coulomb moving perpendicular to the direction of the magnetic field vector with a velocity of one meter per second. It is equivalent to one weber per square meter.
This word is named for Nikola Tesla, the inventor, engineer, and futurist.