Having her name butchered by John Travolta at the Academy Awards on Sunday has maybe turned out to be the best thing to happen to Idina Menzel. While the actress and singer was already famous before Travolta’s marble mouth introduced her as “Adele Dazeem,” this completely unscripted and hilarious moment has, kinda sorta, made her a household name. I wouldn’t be surprised if there’s been an uptick in interest in Menzel’s Broadway show, If/Then. The producers of the show are certainly trying to make the most of the flub, changing the Menzel’s name to Adele Dazeem on the sign outside the theater earlier this week, and editing her name inside the Playbill as well. So silly and funny. [Daily Mail UK]
John Travolta: “I turned into Barbra Streisand,”
Kirstie Alley: “He wouldn’t be serious. You know, when you do a kissing [scene] it’s hard enough, and he would start doing, would always say, ‘Papa can you …’”
John Travolta: “‘Papa can you hear me.”
– Yes, yes, John Travolta, nothing solidifies your standing as an American Heterosexual Male like pretending you’re my famous doppleganger Barbra Streisand every time you have to kiss a woman. Alley and Travolta — both Scientologists! — were discussing their kissing scenes in seminal 1989 talking baby movie “Look Who’s Talking.” It sure was a passionate tour de force, wasn’t it? [Yahoo]
I think you might not like “I Think You Might Like It.” From what I can glean from the bizarre music video, this is John Travolta and Olivia Newton John’s attempt at making Christmas music that Xenu would approve of. (Is the title a direct address to Him?)
I’m not sure I even know where to start here with all the things I don’t understand about the “I Think You Might Like It” music video. John Travolta’s facial hair, his chain wallet, the awkward line dance moves, the weird airport that’s not really an airport. To quote Jessica, “It’s fair to say that the budget for this was $0.”
As ridiculous as the last 3 minutes and 12 seconds of my life were, I still didn’t forget about the alleged Travolta man massages. Especially not with that goatee. And now, I’m imagining Travolta saying, “I think you might like it” to unsuspecting masseurs. And now to quote Winona, because everyone on staff had something to say about this mess, “I have had fever dreams less disturbing than this!” [NYMag.com]
Blindsided by the fact that Kirstie Alley apparently had emotional affairs with both Patrick Swayze and John Travolta? The Huffington Post lists five more celebrity romances that flew surprisingly under the radar:
- Jermaine Jackson (we’re sorry, Jacksun) reportedly had an affair with Whitney Houston in the 1980s. He was married at the time, but had feelings for her until her death. Read more…
Scientology has been the buzz-word for celebrities with a penchant for insanity, for several decades, but now it seems that Hollywood is saying “sit yo’ ass down” and is ignoring Scientologists like we ignore Kim Kardashianpraise. “The Master” film by the Weinstein Company has been described as an anti-Scientology masterpiece and while most Scientologist were sending snippets of their pubic hair to the production company, celeb supporters of the religion started slamming it left and right.
Marty Rathbun, the main Scientologist whistleblower and the first horseman of the Apocalypse told The New York Post, “There have been rumours about the tactics that the church uses to stop people from leaving, and many of us got wind of how Nicole Kidman had been treated when she and Tom divorced. Recent events, such as the alleged ‘auditioning’ for a wife, have consolidated in my people’s minds that Scientology is something they don’t want anything to do with. Membership once made you interesting and unique. Now [it’s] almost an admission of naivete and gullibility.” Oh, almost like admitting that you have “The Bachelorette” viewing parties? Read more…
A good kiss makes you feel all melty and tingly. However, a bad one? Well, let’s just say that kisses are not like pizza—the meh ones are pretty awkward. Adding a camera in the bad kissing equation can bring about disastrous results. Think: Tipper and Al Gore at the Democratic National Convention in 2000. Or: Michael Jackson and Lisa Marie Presley kissing on stage at theMTV Music Video Awards in 1994. Or: Most recently, John Travolta and Kelly Preston trying to convince us that they are a real heterosexual couple at the “Savages” premiere. It ain’t working. Does John know he’s supposed to put his lips on her lips, not in them? You can tell they haven’t been practicing their lip lock very often. Or EVER.
Behold, our slideshow of more awkward celebrity kisses.
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Karl Lagerfeld is known as much for making bizarre and inflammatory comments as he is for designing clothing. Let’s recap: Adele is a little too fat for his liking. He loves Dominique Strauss-Kahn. He doesn’t tolerate ugly children. He only likes high-class escorts, and doesn’t like sleeping with people he really loves. He thinks the only people who take issue with thin models are “fat mummies.” Perhaps best of all, he claims that Coco Chanel was “never a feminist because [she] wasn’t ugly enough for that.” Seriously. To be frank, I like to think of Karl as a caricature of sorts who can never really be taken all that seriously in any context aside from fashion. He is, after all, the Kaiser, and the Kaiser’s gonna say what he damn well pleases. Keep reading »