When Haiti was struck by a devastating earthquake last month a long line of celebrities opened up their wallets and offered their services – including John Travolta, who used his private jet to fly supplies and doctors down to help assist in the aid effort. Still grieving the tragic death of his 16-year-old son Jett last year, the Get Shorty star says that helping others is a way to ease his own pain.
“Absolutely. I think help is probably the biggest button on the planet. People need to help each other,” John tells the Associated Press. “They want to feel like they can help and when you have the opportunity I think most people do help and I had this rare, rare privilege to have this big, empty plane in my backyard and I filled it with supplies and doctors and it was an awesome opportunity.”
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Pierce Brosnan, well-known for captivated audiences as James Bond, is now making the biggest stretch of his career by playing a half-man, half-horse character in Percy Jackson and the Oympians: The Lightning Thief, based on the popular teen novel.
Pierce said that his two young sons with wife Keely Shaye Smith – Dylan, 12, and Paris, 8 – talked him into taking on this new role.
“I bought the book three or four years ago for my son, who’s now 12, and then forgot about it,” Pierce told Parade. “So we were there having dinner one night, and I said, ‘They want me to be in this film called Percy Jackson and the Olympians. My son said, ‘You got me the book but I never read it.’ He checked it out and went, ‘Oh, this is good. You’ve got to do it dad, you’ve got to do it.'”
And Pierce was thrilled with Paris’ critique of the film.
My eight-year-old said, ‘It’s the best film you’ve made, Dad’. That was like getting an Oscar,” Pierce told Entertainment Tonight.
Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief, which also stars Uma Thurman, Rosario Dawson and Catherine Keener, hits theaters February 12.
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Frances Bean Cobain is about to make her music industry debut, reports NME.
The 17-year-old daughter of Courtney Love and the late Kurt Cobain is joining up with Andrew WK, Weird Al Yankovic and My Chemical Romance frontman Gerard Way, who welcomed his first child – baby girl Bandit Lee – in May 2009, to sing on a track titled “My Space” for the new Dresden Dolls side project called Evelyn Evelyn.
Recently, Frances Bean’s relationship with her mother has completely fallen apart. In December, Courtney lost legal control of her daughter of Frances, and shortly after, was issued a restraining order due to an online rant which she posted on her Facebook.
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Multi-tasking dad Liev Schreiber had his hands full in New York today, balancing his son Sasha, 2 1/2, on his shoulders while talking on his cell phone (February 4).
The Wolverine star, who also has 1-year-old son Kai with his partner Naomi Watts, is currently appearing on Broadway alongside Scarlett Johannson in a revival of Arthur Miller’s A View From the Bridge.
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