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August 13, 2012

Parks & Recreation star wonders: 'How many masseurs have to come forward?'

Rashida Jones is busy doing interviews to promote her new romantic comedy Jesse & Celeste Forever. But it's her remarks about John Travolta that has people buzzing.

In an interview with SpinningPlatters.com, the conversation veered away from the movie and over to the importance of closeted gay movie stars coming out.

Jones, one of the stars of NBC's Parks and Recreation, has some opinions:

June 25, 2012

Fabian Zanzi alleges actor sexually assaulted him on ship in 2009

It's another week and another lawsuit filed against John Travolta.

Fabian Zanzi, a former Royal Caribbean Cruise Line steward, is seeking unspecified damages stemming from an alleged incident on a 2009 cruise.

Zanzi claims that when he brought food to Travolta on the ship, the actor asked for a neck massage. He said that when he reached for Travolta's neck, the star took off his robe and forcefully hugged the employee, according to TMZ.com.

May 18, 2012

Marty Singer: 'This is the very first time we are hearing this new outlandish story'

In the 1978 musical Grease, Danny Zuko and Kenickie were the best of friends and the actors who played them, John Travolta and Jeff Conaway, got to be pretty close off screen as well.

Conaway died last year but according to his girlfriend, his friendship with Travolta had ended more than a decade earlier. She alleges that the two-time Oscar nominee tried to have oral sex with Conaway while staying at his house in the 1990s.

May 16, 2012

Male masseur suing actor for $2million said he would settle with a 90% discount

The anonymous male masseur currently suing John Travolta for $2million (€1.2million) for sexual assault, is willing to drop the case for $250,000 (€197,000).

This follows a similar lawsuit that was filed and dropped against the 58-year-old star earlier this month. 

The first accusing masseur, known only as John Doe #2, unsuccessfully filed a claim that the actor sexually assaulted him in an Atlanta resort in January.

May 15, 2012

Man had alleged Travolta acted inappropriately at Atlanta resort

One of the lawsuits filed by a male masseur accusing actor John Travolta of sexual battery and harassment has been dismissed.

No reason for the dismissal has been given, according to TheWrap.com.

The suit was filed last week by a man, known only as John Doe #2, who alleged that while at an Atlanta resort in January, Travolta tried to force him to touch his genitals and tried to 'grab, rub and caress [the masseur's] upper thighs and buttocks.'

May 11, 2012

Split comes after date of accusation appears have been proven incorrect

One of the male masseurs who is suing actor John Travolta for sexual battery and harassment has split with his lawyer as some details in his case appear to be faulty.

The man, known only as John Doe 1, alleges he was accosted by Travolta during a massage at the Beverly Hills Hotel on Jan. 16. But photos and a restaurant receipt published by TMZ on Wednesday appear to prove that Travolta was in New York on that day.

May 10, 2012

Royal Caribbean Cruise Line employee says actor offered him $12,000 for sex

In a week when two male masseurs filed lawsuits against John Travolta claiming  sexual battery and harassment, a third man - this time a former Royal Caribbean Cruise Line employee - says Travolta also accosted him.

May 9, 2012

Second male masseur has made allegations of sexual battery and harassment against the actor

John Travolta is being sued by a second male masseur accusing him of sexual battery and harassment, according to a lawsuit filed Tuesday (8 May).

It comes on the heels of a lawsuit filed Monday by a man who claims he was hired by Travolta to give him a massage at the Beverly Hills Hotel. Both incidents are alleged to have occurred in January.

December 21, 2011

Lesbian director says playing Margaret Thatcher over 35 year span in 'The Iron Lady' is 'a gargantuan undertaking for any actor'

Phyllida Lloyd was already in good with Meryl Streep.

The lesbian director had worked with the great star on the big-grossing movie musical Mamma Mia! in 2008 by the time she sent Streep the script for the Margaret Thatcher biopic The Iron Lady.

Streep quickly agreed to take on the role of the former British prime minister.