Advertisement
  1. Archive

TRAVOLTA TO TESTIFY IN TRIAL?

John Travolta is expected to testify in a Bahamas trial of two men accused of trying to extort $25 million from him, according to the Associated Press. The trial, which began Monday, stems from the death of Travolta's 16-year-old son Jett, and centers on ambulance driver Tarino Lightbourne and former Bahamas Sen. Pleasant Bridgewater, who allegedly demanded money from the actor in exchange for keeping hidden a document that would have released paramedics from liability if the family refused an ambulance. It's not clear why Travolta would want to keep this document a secret; his testimony is expected to focus on Lightbourne's behavior as they tried to save Jett. Both defendants are free on bail.

* * *

Khloe marrying Laker?

One of the lesser Kardashians - Khloe, let's say - went and got herself engaged to L.A. Laker Lamar Odom, according to People - and according to Us, they want to elope within the next two weeks. The couple have only been dating six weeks, but a source told Us they wanted to get married before Odom goes back to training camp. Either way, the fam ain't talking. "I can't confirm or deny," Kim Kardashian told the Las Vegas Sun with a smile on Saturday.

* * *

Zooey nabs a Cutie

Actress and folk singer Zooey Deschanel married Death Cab for Cutie singer Ben Gibbard on Saturday near Seattle, according to People. And if your hearts didn't explode into a million little twee papercraft songbirds upon hearing that news, you're definitely not of an indie mind-set. The couple have been dating for a year, which is decidedly less than (500) Days, but hey, at least they did it before The New Year. (Pause, waiting for riotous laughter.) Anyone? Never mind.

* * *

Chenoweth: What a headache

If you thought it seemed like Kristin Chenoweth wasn't all there after winning an Emmy for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a comedy series, you're onto something. Spokeswoman Meghan Prophet told the New York Daily News that Chenoweth got a terrible migraine while doing press interviews afterward, and felt so bad she had to be checked out by paramedics. She's all better now, though.

* * *

Hallelujah, Cohen's okay

If you have tickets to Leonard Cohen's concert Oct. 19 at the St. Pete Times Forum, fear not: The legendary Canadian singer-songwriter is doing just fine. Cohen fainted onstage while performing Bird on the Wire during a concert in Valencia, Spain, on Friday night - two days before his 75th birthday. The New York Times says Cohen was taken to a hospital and treated for stomach pains, but was released early Saturday.

* * *

The Hoff is hospitalized

David Hasselhoff was hospitalized over the weekend - but there's been some debate about the reason for his check-in. Originally, Radar Online and TMZ reported that the Hoff had gone on an alleged vodka bender at his home on Sunday, prompting his 17-year-old daughter, Hayley, to start a phone tree that led to 911 being called to collect her father. (Hayley, incidentally, is a different daughter from the one who infamously filmed a shirtless, drunken Hoff munching a cheeseburger on the floor.) But on Monday, Hasselhoff's reps told TMZ the incident had nothing to do with alcohol. Rather, he had a bad reaction to an ear infection drug that, mixed with another drug he was taking to combat his alcoholism, sent his equilibrium out of whack. Paramedics took him to the hospital as a precaution, they said, and he was released an hour after being treated.

jcridlin@tampabay.com

Find videos and more gossip at blogs.tampabay.com/juice

YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

Advertisement
Advertisement