John Travolta looks back at 'planetarily epic' Pulp Fiction on its 30th anniversary

Pulp Fiction turns 30

John Travolta has reflected on the "planetarily epic" 'Pulp Fiction' three decades on from its release.

The 70-year-old actor experienced a career renaissance after portraying hitman Vincent Vega in Quentin Tarantino's 1994 film and recalled how audiences were key to the film's slow-burn success.

Speaking to People at the 30th anniversary event in Hollywood on Thursday (18.04.24), John said: "It was epic and it evolved.

"The audiences made this movie what it was, and it wasn't overnight. It took about a year of evolution. In those days, movies stayed in the theatres for over a year. So, by the end of the year of it being, it was planetarily epic."

The 'Grease' star explained how the film "found" him as Tarantino was such a big admirer of his work.

Travolta – who was joined at the event by co-stars Uma Thurman, Samuel L. Jackson and Harvey Keitel – said: "I never had preconceived ideas of actually what I needed or should have, but it kind of found me more than I found it, because Quentin was such a die-hard fan of mine that he had this fantasy of working with me in something.

"It wasn't necessarily 'Pulp Fiction'. It could have been anything. And then, it suddenly found its way into that movie. After a couple of meetings when he said, 'Maybe I won't go this way. Maybe I'll go the Travolta way.' Because he had talked about 'From Dusk Till Dawn'."

Bruce Willis was absent from the event amid his ongoing battle with frontotemporal dementia and Travolta looks back with fond memories at his work with the 'Die Hard' star.

He told Entertainment Tonight: "Bruce and I had a history. We did 'Look Who's Talking' together, and we had a massive success with it.

"So we were (friends). We had been on vacation together, Kelly (Preston, Travolta's late wife) and I with Bruce and Demi (Moore). So this was not new. We were comfortable with each other."

John added: "It was very easy to be with each other and relax, you know? And there was real genuine care. And we felt lucky we were in a very special movie."


Chris Pratt injured shooting new movie

Chris Pratt injured in movie

Chris Pratt has injured his ankle shooting his new movie.

The 44-year-old actor began filming 'Mercy' - in which he plays a detective out to prove his innocence after being accused of a violent crime - earlier this week but on Thursday (18.04.24), he was forced to rest after an attempt to do one of his own stunts went wrong.

Chris took to Instagram to share two photos, one of which showed him with his legs up on a chair and his right foot wrapped in ice, while the second showed his swollen ankle and a small cut.

He captioned the post: “Mercy filming day 4. I have such a great stunt team! AND I sometimes try to get in there and do some of my own stuff. Today, daddy caught a metal post to the ankle. Should be interesting moving forward."

The 'Guardians of the Galaxy' star - who has 11-year-old son Jack with first wife Anna Faris and daughters Lyla, three, and Eloise, 23 months, with spouse Katherine Schwarzenegger - previously spoke of how much he enjoys getting involved in action scenes because of his past as a "great football player", though for him, nothing compares to the buzz he got from being out on the field.

The actor told Vanity Fair magazine: "I was a great football player.

"I was a fullback and an inside linebacker. I never had the speed to play college. But I loved it. I don’t think anything will ever take its place. The competition, the team.

"You get a little bit of that in acting. You get it with action films. You have to train, be in shape. I think I learned more about how to handle myself as an actor playing sports than I ever did in theatre."

'It was so awful': Julia Louis-Dreyfus accidentally called by Seinfeld character name while giving birth

My name is not Elaine

Julia Lous-Dreyfus was mortified to be mistaken for her 'Seinfeld' character when she was "naked" and in labour.

The 63-year-old actress — who has sons Henry, 31, and Charlie, 26, with husband Brad Hall — admitted although it is usually "lovely" that fans feel a connection to her after seeing her on screen for so long, it has led to some "awful" moments when people have confused her with her TV alter egos at inappropriate times.

On her 'Wiser Than Me' podcast, Julia and her guest Ina Garten talked about how people expect them to be like their onscreen personas, with the actress telling the cook: “I think particularly with television, with computer, I should say, I mean everybody’s watching it on all these other devices. But you’re in their home.

“You’re in their home so they feel relaxed with your presence."

Ina agreed: “And they feel like you’re a friend.”

The 'Veep' star then noted it can be "lovely" to be seen by fans that way, but went on to recall the "crazy" incident when she was in hospital giving birth and a nurse called her Elaine after confusing her with her 'Seinfeld' alter ego.

She said: “I was giving birth, and when you’re in labour, they put that monitor around your tummy.

“And I was in the bathroom, and I was naked, and I had the thing around my tummy, and I was massive, by the way. I gained like 50 pounds when I was pregnant.

“I was standing there, and my water broke, and all of a sudden a nurse came into the room and I went, ‘My water broke!’ Ok, reminding you — naked. And she goes, ‘Elaine!’ It was so awful. Isn’t that crazy?”


Tom Selleck has never texted or emailed

Selleck has never texted

Tom Selleck has never sent a text or an email.

The 79-year-old actor has "occasionally" looked himself up online while researching his memoir, 'You Never Know', but he largely stays away from the digital world and gets either his secretary or his wife Jillie to answer his messages.

He told People magazine: “Occasionally I've looked up my name. That started really with the book, but I've never sent my own email. I had a secretary. I've never texted anybody.”

The 'Three Men and a Baby' actor admitted it is a "luxury" that his wife is happy to reply to texts on his behalf.

He said: “I have a certain luxury where I probably couldn't survive otherwise.

"But I don't know. I have a hard time writing things down, which is weird for a guy who's pushing a book.”

When he isn't filming, Tom - who has two adult children, Kevin with ex-wife Jacqueline Ray, and Hannah, with Jillie - explained he doesn't really watch TV and spends his time either looking at his scripts for 'Blue Bloods' or enjoying the grounds of his 63-acre ranch in California.

He said of his wildflowers: “I’ve planted them for years and they bloom in cycles. When it’s coldest, one of them blooms and then another one comes in. I know it sounds stupid, but I just watch them grow.”

And asked how he enjoys himself in his quieter moments, Tom said: "A cigar and a glass of whisky is a nice way to end the day.

"I’ve had a very good life, a very lucky life. I don’t know if it’s what I figured I’d be doing, but it’s with a lot of gratitude."

But the veteran actor told how he was left devastated when droughts destroyed almost all the avocado trees and decimated around 25 100-year-old oaks on the ranch.

He said: "That just breaks your heart. But with the rain we’ve had, the sick ones are getting better, and they’re all sprouting a lot of healthy growth.”

Pregnant Vanessa Hudgens has 'never been happier' as she falls 'even more in love' with Cole Tucker

Hudgens happy and in love

Vanessa Hudgens has "never been happier" since getting married and becoming pregnant.

The 35-year-old actress is currently expecting her first baby with husband Cole Tucker and now an insider has claimed that the baseball player, 27, "hasn't left her side" throughout the pregnancy and she is falling "even more in love" with him because of it.

A source told Us Weekly: "Cole hasn’t left Vanessa’s side throughout her pregnancy. It’s only making her fall even more in love with him. She has never been so happy and she knows Cole will make an amazing father.

"[Cole] treats her better than any guy she has been with. They are in a really good place.

"With marriage and a baby, she is ready for the next phase of life."

The 'Bad Boys: Ride or Die' star - who tied the knot with Cole in December 2023 after more than three years of dating - first announced her pregnancy to the world when she arrived on the red carpet before the Oscars ceremony at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles in March.

Meanwhile, Vanessa shot to fame as Gabriella Montez in the Disney Channel hit 'High School Musical' and became best friends with her co-star Ashley Tisdale - who is currently expecting her second baby with husband Christopher French - but it was recently claimed that the pair have lost touch with each other.

A source told DailyMail.com: "Vanessa and Ashley have two completely different lives. If they were in the same room, it would feel as if time didn't pass, but being in that room might be 30 years from now.

"Ashley only wishes the best for Vanessa, especially now that she is pregnant, and if Vanessa in any way reached out for advice on motherhood, Ashley would give it out almost immediately.

"But Ashley doesn't anticipate any future play dates on the horizon. They are out of touch, out of sight, out of mind with each other."

When Ashley welcomed her first child, daughter Jupiter, in 2021, Ashley couldn't wait to introduce her to Vanessa, who she called 'Aunt Nessa.'

But, the pair have since drifted apart and are no longer as close as they once were, although friends are keen to stress that they have not had a falling out.

The insider said: "There isn't a feud. It is basically that 'High School Musical' is just like High School. You keep in touch with some people forever, you see some people from time to time or never again.

"If Ashley doesn't see Vanessa, it won't be the end of the world. They have moved on in life and that is what happens."

Paris Hilton: 'Motherhood means more to me than fame and fortune ever could!'

Paris Hilton a happy mother

Paris Hilton had always dreamed of having a little girl called London.

The 43-year-old heiress is married to Carter Reum and already has 15-month-old son Phoenix with him but the pair welcomed their daughter - who, like Paris, is also named after a European capital city - in November 2023 and now she has explained she had never considered how "deep" her love could run before reaching motherhood.

She wrote on Instagram: "I’ve dreamed of having a daughter named London for as long as I can remember I’m so grateful she is here I truly cherish every moment I spend with her. Together with Phoenix, my angel babies have shown me a love that I never even knew could run so deep before I became their mother."

Meanwhile, the former 'Simple Life' star had a short pop career in the late 2000s with hits like 'Stars Are Blind' but has now teamed up with 'Cheap Thrills singer Sia to feature on a track about how motherhood means more to her than fame and fortune ever could and is hoping that it serves as an "empowering" message to her fans around the globe.

She added: "My incredible journey through motherhood has inspired a new, deeply personal song with my dear friend Sia called 'Fame Won’t Love You.' The song serves as a reminder that the special bond I feel with my children, my husband and my family is more valuable than anything else in the world.

"It’s an anthem that will empower you to hold your most sacred relationships even closer to your heart - whether with family, friends, or yourself. hope you love it as much as I do."

Kelly Osbourne insists she did not take Ozempic to lose weight: 'That was my mum!'

Kelly did not take Ozempic

Kelly Osbourne has insisted that she did not take Ozempic to lose weight.

The 39-year-old reality star - who is the daughter of Hollywood couple Sharon and Ozzy Osbourne - simply changed her diet to shed 85 pounds, while her mother has admitted to taking the infamous injection to lose weight.

Kelly told US TV show 'Extra: "I know everybody thinks I took Ozempic. I did not take Ozempic. I don’t know where that came from. My mum took Ozempic."

The former 'Osbournes' star - who has 16-month-old Sidney with Slipknot rocker Sid Wilson - recalled having gestational diabetes during her pregnancy and had to lose weight in an attempt to stop developing the endocrine disease at some point.

She added: "I had gestational diabetes and I had to lose the weight that I had gained during the pregnancy otherwise I was at a higher risk of getting diabetes, which I did not want. I cut out sugar and carbohydrates and rapidly lost weight."

Ozempic was initially intended as a Type 2 diabetes medication prescribed to manage blood glucose levels but it was later found to cause weight loss through appetite suppression but former 'America's Got Talent' judge Sharon, 71, quickly warned others against its use after rapidly losing 42lbs.

She told the MailOnline: “I’m too gaunt, and I can’t put any weight on. I want to because I feel I’m too skinny.

“I’m under 100 lbs, and I don’t want to be.”

Sharon also warned: “Be careful what you wish for.”

She started using Ozempic, which is used to treat diabetics, in December 2022 but has been “off it for a while now”.

Sharon added: “My warning is don’t give it to teenagers. It’s just too easy.

“You can lose so much weight, and it’s easy to become addicted to that, which is very dangerous. I couldn’t stop losing weight, and now I’ve lost 42lbs and I can’t afford to lose any more.”

Louis Gossett Jr.'s cause of death revealed

Gossett Jr.'s cause of death

Louis Gossett Jr. died following a battle with COPD.

The Oscar-winning star- who was known for his role in the 1982 drama film 'An Officer and a Gentleman' - passed away on towards the end of March at the age of 87 and it has now been revealed that he had suffered from the lung condition chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, according to a copy of the death certificate obtained by TMZ.

According to the outlet, the death certificate also "notes heart failure and atrial fibrillation as contributing conditions" to his passing and it was also claimed that he had been suffering from the condition for a number of years.

Upon the initial announcement of his passing, Louis' family asked for privacy as they tried to get through a "difficult" time.

His family said in a statement: "It is with our heartfelt regret to confirm our beloved father passed away this morning.

"We would like to thank everyone for their condolences at this time. Please respect the family's privacy during this difficult time."

Gossett began acting in school productions and he made his Broadway debut, in the play 'Take A Giant Step', at the age of just 16.

He subsequently received a basketball and drama scholarship to study at New York University, where he became friends with James Dean.

Gossett - who added Junior to his name to honour his father - also studied acting alongside the likes of Marilyn Monroe and Steve McQueen.

In 1959, Gossett was widely praised for his performance in the Broadway production of 'A Raisin In The Sun', and he later starred in a film adaptation of the show.

Despite this, his big breakthrough really arrived in 1977, when he played the part of Fiddler in the iconic TV series 'Roots', which centred on the impact of


Gossett ultimately won the coveted accolade for his performance as a Marine drill instructor in 'An Officer And A Gentleman', the Taylor Hackford-directed romantic drama movie that also featured Richard Gere and Debra Winger.

However, in recent years, the acclaimed actor has battled various health problems, including alcohol and cocaine addiction, and in 2010, he was diagnosed with prostate cancer.

Gossett is survived by his two sons.

Paris Hilton teams up with Sia for new song Fame Won’t Love You

Hilton teams up with Sia

Sia has collaborated with Paris Hilton on a new song.

The 48-year-old singer and the 43-year-old socialite-and-DJ have joined forces for Sia’s new single 'Fame Won’t Love You' which will feature on ‘Reasonable Woman’, which will drop on May 3.

The single collab is not the only project the pair are working on together as Sia will be the executive producer on Paris’ next LP, which she has stated she is dedicating to the LGBTQ+ community.

‘Reasonable Woman’ is Sia's 10th studio LP and her first full release of new material since 2016's 'This Is Acting'.

The record also features Chaka Khan, Tierra Whack, Kaliii, Jimmy Jolliff, Labrinth and Kylie Minogue, who features on the single 'Dance Alone'.

Previously, Sia was caught in controversy over her depiction of autism in her 2020 film ‘Music’.

The ‘Chandelier’ hitmaker subsequently apologised for the portrayal before revealing she had been diagnosed with the neurological disorder, having been unaware of it for 45 years.

During an appearance on ‘Rob Has a Podcast’, she told the host: “For 45 years, I was like, ‘I’ve got to go put my human suit on.’ And only in the last two years have I become fully, fully myself.

“I’m on the spectrum, and I’m in recovery and whatever — there’s a lot of things.”

Sia also announced that she was now sober after years battling substance abuse.

She explained: “Nobody can ever know and love you when you’re filled with secrets and … living in shame. And when we finally sit in a room full of strangers and tell them our deepest, darkest, most shameful secrets, and everybody laughs along with us, and we don’t feel like pieces of trash for the first time in our lives, and we feel seen for the first time in our lives for who we actually are, and then we can start going out into the world and just operating as humans and human beings with hearts and not pretending to be anything.”

Taylor Swift still 'can't forgive' Kim Kardashian

Swift still 'can't forgive' Kim

Taylor Swift has hinted she still "can't forgive" Kim Kardashian for their headline-grabbing feud.

The 34-year-old pop superstar went to ground back in 2016 after being branded a snake and a "liar" when a public dispute between her and Kim's then husband Kanye West led to the reality TV star releasing a private telephone call between the pair - and Taylor appears to have brought the bad blood back to the surface by working Kim's name into the title of a song on her new album 'The Tortured Poets Department'.

In the track 'ThanK you aIMee' certain letters have been capped up to spell out the name 'Kim' and the lyrics suggest Taylor is describing the aftermath of the pair's fall out.

She sings: "When I picture my hometown / There's a bronze spray-tanned statue of you / And a plaque underneath it / That threatens to push me down the stairs, at our school ...

"All that time you were throwin' punches, I was buildin' somethin' / And I can't forgive the way you made me feel / Screamed 'F**k you, Aimee" to the night sky, as the blood was gushin' / But I can't forget the way you made me heal."

She goes on to add: "And it wasn't a fair fight, or a clean kill / Each time that Aimee stomped across my grave / And then she wrote headlines/ In the local paper, laughing at each baby step I'd take."

Taylor concludes by confirming she's changed the name of the woman she's singing about - further fuelling speculation the track is about Kim.

She goes on to sing: "And so I changed your name, and any real defining clues / And one day, your kid comes home singin' / A song that only us two is gonna know is about you."

Taylor and Kanye fell out in 2016 over his song 'Famous' which included the lyric: "I feel like me and Taylor might still have sex / Why? I made that ***** famous."

Kanye claimed the singer had approved the words, but Taylor insisted she didn't and Kanye's partner Kim later released a phone call between the pair which suggested the pop star had indeed given the rapper permission to use those lyrics.

Taylor is believed to have subsequently decamped to London where she spent time with her then-boyfriend, actor Joe Alwyn, and in a recent interview with Time magazine she claimed the incident ruined her life.

She said: "You have a fully manufactured frame job, in an illegally recorded phone call, which Kim Kardashian edited and then put out to say to everyone that I was a liar.

"That took me down psychologically to a place I’ve never been before. I moved to a foreign country. I didn’t leave a rental house for a year. I was afraid to get on phone calls. I pushed away most people in my life because I didn’t trust anyone anymore. I went down really, really hard."

She added: "[It was] a career death. Make no mistake - my career was taken away from me ... "

However, Taylor returned a year later with her 2017 album 'Reputation' which alluded to the previous year's drama.

Four years after the initial phone call leak, a longer version of the audio appeared online in 2020 which made it seem like the first release had been edited down.

At the time of the 2020 release, Kim defended her decision to share the audio on social media.

In a post online, she wrote: "@taylorswift13 has chosen to reignite an old exchange ... I didn't feel the need to comment a few days ago, and I'm actually really embarrassed and mortified to be doing it right now, but because she continues to speak on it, I feel I'm left without a choice but to respond because she is actually lying."

Grimes promises to ‘cap the disarray’ at Coachella this weekend

Grimes to ‘cap the disarray’

Grimes has promised fans she will “cap the disarray” at Coachella this weekend following her disastrous show at the festival last week.

The 36-year-old singer took to the stage at the music event held at the Empire Polo Club in Indio, California, last weekend but was left frustrated and embarrassed after her set was mired in technical issues.

Now, Grimes has assured fans her next performance at weekend two of the festival will be much better as she has rehearsed every moment over and over.

Taking to X, she wrote: “Whose ready for Coachella weekend 2?

“I will cap the disarray at a maximum ten seconds per song - I don’t know if there's ever been a more rehearsed or fine tuned grimes set [sic]. And I made another blackpink remix for good measure [sic].”

Grimes was left screaming with frustration after equipment issues forced her to restart her song ‘Music 4 Machines’ several times, and was left dismayed due to her backing tracks playing at double speed.

She said: “This is insane. All my tracks are double the tempo. This is a difficult thing to explain but we’re having a major technical error.

“Don’t judge me for being bad a calculating things. All my tracks are double tempo and I can’t do the math. They’re borderline un-mixable, so the rest of my set won’t be mixes but it’ll still be fun.”

After her catastrophic performance, the ‘Shinigami Eyes’ hitmaker apologised to disappointed fans on X - the social media platform formerly known as Twitter which was bought and renamed by her ex-partner Elon Musk, the father of her two children.

She posted: “I want to apologise for the technical issues with the show tonight. I wanted to come back [really] strong and usually I always handle every aspect of my show myself – to save time this was one of the first times I’ve outsourced essential things like rekordbox bpms and letting someone else organise the tracks on the sd card etc.

“I had a bad feeling beforehand not having run everything thru the cdjs myself and tho [though] I flagged it I wasn’t insistent. The big lesson for me was a mix of...

“1 If u want it done right, do it yrself. 2 Be a c- even if ppl feel bad. 3 Probably pretend it’s fine and engage w [with] the crowd rather than spend a whole show slumped over the desk trying to fix software when ur [your] meant to be entertaining [sic].

“I will personally organise all the files next week. I will not let such a thing happen again.

“I’ve spent months on this show, making music and visuals, and admittedly am not in the best mood atm [at the moment]."

Rihanna reveals her biggest parenting ‘hack’!

Rihanna's parenting ‘hack’

Rihanna says her biggest parenting “hack” is dressing her sons like their rapper dad.

The 36-year-old singer has sons RZA, 23 months, and Riot, eight months, with fellow performer A$AP Rocky, 35, and has now revealed she tries to save time by using their father’s style as inspiration for her boys’ clothes.

She told Entertainment Tonight: “When I dress them, I always try to dress them like Rocky.”

The singer admitted even though she’s “always” imagined “dressing a girl” she didn’t know what to do with boys when it came to their outfits.

She added: “We all do as women, like, ‘Oh, I’m going to dress her in these cute little things.

“But then you get sons and you’re like, ‘What do I do?’

“I was like, ‘You know what, I have the biggest hack – their dad.’”

Rihanna recently told Interview magazine A$AP’s designer outfits make her look like “his assistant” when they are out and about.

She said: “I’m getting on a plane – we should be in sweats. He wants to be in a full Bottega suit.

“I’m like, ‘Why you got to do that to me?’”

She added in the same chat “everybody” thinks A$AP – real name Rakim Athelaston Mayers – dresses her boys “because I dress them in Rocky outfits”.

Rihanna has dressed the tots head-to-toe in pricey Gucci looks.

The singer – who runs her Fenty clothes brand – recently ditched her love of wearing tracksuits in public and stepped out in a bold Dolce and Gabbana leopard print look last week.

She also said seeing her boys wear her designs is “incredible”, adding: “I’ve gotten the opportunity to start that with Puma, designing kids shoes through the Avantis and now we’re doing the Creepers.

“(It was) really fun (and) cute (to see RZA and Riot) wear stuff like that.”

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