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Reply #15 on: August 14, 2003, 05:10:52 AM
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But what's the message through O'Keefe's paintings of flower vaginas?  What is the message?!!?  

And why was Scientology made?? (Other than for money?)

Speaking of flower vaginas... Watch the "Empty Spaces" scene in Pink Floyd's "The Wall"... An interesting flower vagina there.

Uhh yeah I'm really not on topic. I need more coffee.  :?


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Reply #16 on: September 19, 2004, 01:41:18 AM
Travolta Autobiography Coming Out in '06

John Travolta is taking a stab at posterity. His autobiography, not yet titled, will be published in fall 2006, Hyperion announced this week. In it, the actor will share stories from his life and career.

"I've hit a milestone this year in my life, turning 50, and if I waited any longer I'd have to write two books," Travolta, an Oscar nominee for "Saturday Night Fever" and "Pulp Fiction," said in a statement. "I've had such a full life that I really want to share it."

Hyperion Editor in Chief Will Schwalbe called Travolta "one of the greatest and most beloved actors of our time."

"He is also a tremendously thoughtful person with remarkable stories to share about himself and his career; about his friendships with people ranging from Marlon Brando to Princess Diana; about the creative process and his passions," Schwalbe said
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Reply #17 on: February 28, 2005, 07:42:39 PM
Travolta Takes a Turnblad
New Line reportedly looking at John Travolta to take on the role of Edna Turnblad in updated feature version of Hairspray.
Source: FilmStew.com

John Travolta in drag? It could happen. Following in the high-heeled footsteps of Divine, Harvey Fierstein and Bruce Vilanch, it's reported that Travolta is the front-runner in the race to play Edna Turblad in the new movie version of Hairspray.

Fierstein created the stage role of the Baltimore laundress-housewife and mother of wanna-be teen queen Tracy Turnblad. Divine played Edna in the 1988 John Waters movie.
In other Hairspray news, Leslie Dixon, who wrote the cross-dressing classic Mrs. Doubtfire and who co-wrote the screenplay for Travolta's 1993 Look Who's Talking Now, has been brought in to replace Mark O'Donnell and Thomas Meehan on the new film version. O'Donnell and Meehan wrote the musical's book.

New Line is reportedly shooting for a September start date for Hairspray and has not officially confirmed any casting news.
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Reply #18 on: February 28, 2005, 09:50:16 PM
Cant believe that crap... they cant remake a movie with Divine not having Divine... which means FORGET IT!

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Reply #19 on: February 28, 2005, 10:46:08 PM
new trend is making movies out of plays that were movies.  strange.
Christopher Nolan's directive was clear to everyone in the cast and crew: Use CGI only as a last resort.


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Reply #20 on: July 05, 2005, 04:48:35 PM
Travolta in Dallas Movie?
J.R. Ewing rumor.
John Travolta as J.R. Ewing? Well, it kinda works, doesn't it? According to a scooper at the Coming Soon website, Travolta hinted that he's up for the part during a recent TV interview. To be exact, he said he may be playing "a man with a mighty big hat" in the forthcoming big-screen version of Dallas.

Robert Luketic (Legally Blonde) is attached to direct the contemporized retelling of the classic primetime soap which centered around the Ewings, a rich and powerful (and dysfunctional) Texas oil family.

Screenwriter Robert Harling is writing the script. Harling says he aims to reinvent the Ewing family as if they existed in the present day. "In this story Bobby and Pam meet, fall in love and get married, J.R. and Sue Ellen are Macbeth and Lady Macbeth and we have the patriarch Jock and the matriarch Miss Ellie. These characters are outrageous - one of things I told the studio is I'd like to do 'Dallas on acid,'" he said.
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Reply #21 on: July 11, 2005, 07:42:51 PM
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new trend is making movies out of plays that were movies.  strange.

Could "Spamalot: The Movie" be next?  Stay tuned....

Hopefully, the next big trend will be making TV series out of movies that were adaptations of TV series.
That's some catch, that Catch-22.


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Reply #22 on: April 21, 2006, 11:36:55 AM
Travolta, JLo Taking 'Dallas' Film Roles

Gurinder Chadha will direct John Travolta and Jennifer Lopez in a big-screen version of the prime-time soap opera "Dallas."

The British filmmaker, who directed 2002's "Bend it Like Beckham," said Friday she had signed a deal with 20th Century Fox. Travolta will star as the conniving Texas oil baron J.R. Ewing and Lopez will play his wife, Sue Ellen.

Filming is set to begin in October, with the movie slated for a late 2007 release.

"Dallas" aired from 1978 to 1991. In 1980, an estimated 83 million TV viewers tuned in to find out who shot J.R., played by Larry Hagman, who had been blasted within an inch of his life in the previous season's cliffhanger finale. (The shooter turned out to be Ewing's sister-in-law Kristin.)

Chadha, who gave Jane Austen a Bollywood twist in "Bride & Prejudice," is also involved in adapting another TV hit, the '60s sitcom "I Dream of Jeannie." She said that film "is still in the pipeline, but there is still some way to go on the script."
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Reply #23 on: June 20, 2007, 01:58:58 AM

Travolta echoes Cruise on psychiatry
Tue Jun 19, 11:00 PM ET

NEW YORK - John Travolta says his thinking is in line with fellow Scientologist Tom Cruise, who has publicly defended the religion's stance against psychiatry and the pharmaceutical industry.

Cruise, during a famously heated debate on NBC's "Today" show in 2005, criticized Brooke Shields for taking anti-depression drugs and berated host Matt Lauer for suggesting that psychiatric treatment might help some patients.

"I don't disagree with anything Tom says," Travolta says in the July issue of W magazine, on newsstands Friday. "How would I have presented it? Maybe differently than how he did, but it doesn't matter. I still think that if you analyze most of the school shootings, it is not gun control. It is (psychotropic) drugs at the bottom of it."

"I don't want to create controversy; I just have an opinion on things, and there is nothing wrong with stating your opinion if you are asked," he continues. "Everyone wants that right, and because you are famous doesn't mean you have less of a right."

Travolta, who also talks of his habit of going to bed at 6 or 7 in the morning and waking in the early afternoon, says being famous has little impact on how he lives his life.

"I will tell you the things that would be the same, fame or no fame," he says. "Being up all night would be the same. Liking empty restaurants, liking empty movie theaters — unless I am starring in it."

Travolta, 53, portrays Ms. Edna Turnblad in "Hairspray," the adaptation of the stage musical that was spun from the 1988 John Waters film of the same name. The new film opens July 20. The role, in which he dons a fat suit and feminine garb, has added fuel to ongoing speculation about his sexuality.

"I have never been compelled to share with you my bathroom habits or share with you my bedroom habits," says the married father of two. "Everyone has a right to privacy, so I have never felt — even though I am famous — that I had to share that with anybody."

Do the rumors bother him? Does he think they've affected his career?

"No and no," he says. "What affects your career is the quality of the product. I don't think anyone can hurt me."

"Hairspray," a New Line release, also stars Christopher Walken, Michelle Pfeiffer and Queen Latifah.

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Reply #24 on: July 25, 2007, 05:16:11 PM
All the school shootings in America are connected to pharmacy drugs. That's hilarious. That should be a plot for a satire.


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Reply #25 on: July 25, 2007, 06:13:49 PM
Most of us don't believe that crap.

It's the level 17'ers and up who do.

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