| Jul 18, 2013
| 8:38 AM
It’s hot. Too hot to be outside. But here you are, lounging by the pool at the Tiki Barge in South Baltimore, watching the ice melt in your half-empty Jack and Coke.
You’d love to take a dip in the pool, if the water wasn’t 85...
| Nov 10, 2012
| 6:57 PM
A slimmed-down Edna Turnblad shared the stage with her creator, John Waters, last night, much to the delight of scores of star-crazed fans.
Well, it wasn't exactly Edna, the zaftig stage mom from Waters' "Hairspray," who took to the stage at the Maryland...
| Oct 9, 2012
| 8:20 AM
Oscar-nominated actor John Travolta will sit down for a public conversation with John Waters at Baltimore's Maryland Institute College of Art.
The man who created Edna Turnblad and the actor who brought the zaftig housewife of "Hairspray" to full-...
| Nov 5, 2012
| 7:32 AM
John Travolta knew what he wanted to do with the role of Edna Turnblad, the zaftig housewife at the center of "Hairspray." The movie's producers, however, weren't so sure.
Especially when he insisted on using a Bawlamer accent.
"I got fought on it, by...
| Nov 3, 2012
| 9:35 PM
'Saturday Night Fever' (1977)
Travolta earned his first Oscar nomination — and proved he was more than Vinnie Barbarino on TV's "Welcome Back, Kotter" — as the Brooklyn teenager who becomes a big man on the disco dance floor.
"It was a...
| Dec 29, 2010
| 7:30 AM
From the MIchael Sragow Gets Reel blog:
Today the Library of Congress announced 25 more selections for the National Film Registry. The Registry is designed to highlight the American cinema's broad social-cultural significance as well as mark its key...
| Jan 25, 2014
| 7:00 AM
There may be 82 Grammy categories, but don't expect to see more than 10 of them on Sunday's telecast of the Grammy Awards. Instead, the three-plus-hour awards show is more of a televised concert, and this year, Paul McCartney, Daft Punk, Katy Perry and...
| Aug 9, 2013
| 9:21 PM
Record company executive
Al Coury, 78, a longtime record company executive who helped propel the "Saturday Night Fever" and "Grease" soundtracks to the top of the pop charts in the 1970s as chief of the RSO record label, died Thursday in...
| Aug 29, 2013
| 10:30 AM
John Travolta remembers the last time he set foot on the grounds of France's Deauville American Film Festival with great specificity -- and well he should, as it was the first time he ever participated in a film festival.
The year was 1978, and...
| Sep 10, 2013
| 4:30 AM
In a directing career that has spanned four decades, John Badham has had more than his share of hits, including 1977's "Saturday Night Fever," for which John Travolta earned his first Oscar nomination, as well as 1983's "Blue Thunder," 1986's "Short...
| May 23, 2013
| 9:40 PM
Guard in Lakers 1971 championship team
Flynn Robinson, 72, a flashy guard who was a member of the 1971-72 Lakers team that brought Los Angeles its first NBA title, died Thursday at Keck Hospital in Los Angeles from complications related...
| Oct 5, 2012
| 9:07 AM
Warner Bros. will manage most of Paramount's movie library on DVD, in a first-of-its-kind deal between major studios that reflects the ongoing decline in disc sales.
The companies said Thursday that Warner will handle more than 600 titles from Paramount'...