John Travolta on Gay Rumors: 'It's Just About People Wanting Money'

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John Travolta publicly addressed rumors that he is gay for the first time, basically telling the world he is fresh out of fucks to give when it comes to speculations about his sexuality.


In an interview with the Daily Beast, Travolta addressed allegations made in a lawsuit filed by Douglas Gotterba. Gotterba worked for Travolta in the 80s as a pilot, during which time he claims he had a relationship with the Pulp Fiction actor. (Rumors have circulated for years about Travolta's exploits with other men as well, including allegations of sexual assault.)

This is every celebrity's Achilles heel. It's just about people wanting money. That's all. It happens on many levels.... I don't care that much about it. Other people may attack it back more than I do, but I let all the media stuff go a long time ago because I can't control it. I think that's why it persists, to some degree.


Travolta told the Daily Beast the worst part about the rumors is dealing with them while trying to reconcile the tragic the loss of his son, Jett, who died in 2009:

I found it most offensive with the loss of my son. I felt like that was the lowest I'd ever felt. Sex stuff is always going to be interesting to somebody, but you stay away from family. You really should. With that, I always felt like the media—not all of the media, but parts of it—went too low there...That's the hardest part. The rest of the stuff I can deal with, but that one really made me question the whole thing.

Also, VERY IMPORTANT: The man refuses to show signs of regret about Battlefield Earth:

No way, are you kidding? Why would I ever regret that? I had the power to do whatever I wanted, and I chose to do a book that I thought was worthy of making into a movie. It's a beautiful film. It's a good movie.


JOHN. IT IS NOT A GOOD MOVIE. COME TO YOUR SENSES PLEASE. The only person that has ever given this movie money aside from Scientology sycohphants is me at 3 a.m. on a Saturday night when I thought it would be cool to try and watch while I was high. It was not even cool then and trust me, I was pretty fucking high. That was the night I proclaimed a patch of dry skin on my dog's paw a "work of art." But I couldn't even get through 30 minutes of Battlefield Earth without thinking my time would be better spent volunteering to organize paint chips at the Home Depot. Battlefield Earth inspires moments of clarity in bored stoners, dude. That's the definition of a bad movie.

IMPORTANT SEXY SEX NEWS: Tom Hiddleston just signed on for a sequel to King Kong called Skull Island. I don't care if you think King Kong is was a massive pile of gorilla shit because Tom Hiddleston is in the sequel, therefor your entire point is invalidated. Good day. [IGN]


Dear GOD Tommy Wiseau, the mastermind behind The Room, has a new "sitcom." This is the poster. Enjoy and remember this moment when you are at the Thanksgiving table and your weird Aunt Meredith leans over and asks you what you want to thank the baby Jesus for this year. Don't say "a half-empty bottle of whiskey I found at the bus stop" because she does not have an appreciation for the finer things in life. [AV Club]

Is there anyone on Earth who wants to see a 5 1/2 hour cut of Lars von Trier's Nymphomaniac? Put your hand down, Shia LaBeouf. I think what the world really and truly needs is a 5 1/2 hour cut of von Trier's Antichrist. For those who don't remember, this is the movie which featured Willem Dafoe who does [REDACTED] and [REDACTED] with [OH GROSS, NO. REDACTED] and then some [REDACTED...SERIOUSLY THAT'S ENOUGH.] After that he [LOOK. DON'T MAKE ME COME HERE AND REDACT MORE OF THIS. I'M NOT IN THE MOOD]. Then there was this part where [OK. THAT'S IT. I'M NOT DOING THIS ANYMORE. I'M GOING TO QUIT. AND THEN WHO WILL YOU HAVE TO REDACT ALL THIS HORRIBLE SHIT? DID YOU EVER STOP TO THINK ABOUT THAT?] So finally, they come back and [I WARNED YOU. I'M DONE. ::stomps out of redacting edit room; slams door::] For those interested in the full director's cut of Nymphomaniac, it will be out on Oct. 2 [Indie Wire]


Speaking of the Antichrist, in signs that the arrival of the son of Satan is surely on his way any day now, Problem Child is being turned into a series. [Hollywood Reporter]

Cara Delevingne is making her entry into the wild world of films based on young adult books. She will star in an adaptation of John Green's Paper Towns. I assume this means Zac Efron will not be invited to the callbacks for this one. (Is this "shade?" Am I doing it right, y'all?!?!?! No? Fuck.) [Time]


Guys, get all your Loki/Thor fanfic-inspired gifs ready for this. Did you know there was a Chris Hemsworth/Tom Hiddleston feud? No? That's probably because I just made it up right now. Everyone knows Hiddleston is doing a Hank Williams movie (if you don't know this, go away, I don't want to talk to you, we never ever met, please ignore me at parties kthanks). Turns out that Hemsworth is pulling a real life Thor, God of Thunder and LITERALLY STEALING LOKI'S THUNDER by doing his own Williams movie (it's not a biopic though). OK this has to be shady, right? [The Mary Sue]

Sean Combs aka P Diddy aka Puff Daddy spent $40 million on a new home. In related news, I bounced a check at the liquor store by my house. But the good news is the owner hasn't banned me yet because apparently I'm the only one who actually buys Popov Vodka in the big bottles. (He says I'm helping all his kids upgrade to the iPhone 6!) By the way, Diddy's house "has about 17,000 square feet of living space in a two-story main house with a 35-seat theater, a gym and a wine room...the more than one acre of grounds includes a lagoon-style swimming pool with a grotto connected by an underwater swimming tunnel." But no, I totally made all the right life decisions. [LA Times]


Don't judge me; I'm obsessed with this and can't stop playing it. (ALIENS HAVE STOLEN MY BRAIN please call NASA and get help!):

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80% of John Travolta's hair is black Sharpie, right?