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Kelly Preston Opens Up About Son's Death

Posted 11.20.2012 | Celebrity

In 2009 Kelly Preston and John Travolta tragically lost their 16-year-old son Jett, and now for the first time, the actress is speaking out about the ...

Scientology Center Is My Rock

Posted 10.17.2011 | Celebrity

After her 16-year-old son, Jett, suffered from a fatale seizure just two years ago, Kelly Preston and husband John Travolta were left devastated by th...

John Travolta DROPS Extortion Case

AP | JUAN MCCARTNEY | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

NASSAU, Bahamas — A judge in the Bahamas dismissed charges Monday against two people accused of trying to extort money from John Travolta after ...

John Travolta: Scientology Helped Me Heal

AP | ROB MERRILL | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

NEW YORK — John Travolta said Thursday that faith has helped him survive the tragic death of his 16-year-old son, Jett. The actor, a noted Scie...

John Travolta Case RETRIAL

AP | JUAN McCARTNEY | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

NASSAU, Bahamas — The Bahamas lawmaker who caused a mistrial in the John Travolta extortion case has been ordered to appear before the judge to ...

Travolta Family Makes First Red Carpet Appearance Since Jett's Death (PHOTOS)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

Monday night John Travolta made his first red carpet appearance since the death of his son Jett in January. Travolta showed up with wife Kelly Preston...

Scientology Helps John Travolta Deal With Son's Death

people.com | Liz McNeil | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

Meanwhile, Travolta's faith in Scientology has also given him strength. "John goes to Clearwater, Fla., [where Scientology has a center] four days a w...

Travolta testifies Bahamas medic threatened him

AP | JUAN McCARTNEY | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

NASSAU, Bahamas — John Travolta testified Wednesday that a Bahamas paramedic threatened to sell stories to the news media suggesting the movie star was at fault in the death of his 16-year-old son.

Travolta said paramedic Tarino Lightbourne, who is now on trial for extortion, demanded $25 million.

If he did not pay, Travolta told the jury, Lightbourne indicated he would use against him a consent document that the actor initially signed refusing to have his son Jett sent to a local hospital. The document cleared Lightbourne of any liability.

"They were stories that would imply that the death of my son was intentional and I was culpable in some way," Travolta said.

Travolta was testifying in the second week of the trial of Lightbourne and Pleasant Bridgewater, a former Bahamas senator who allegedly negotiated with the actor's lawyers for the medic. Both defendants have pleaded not guilty.

John Travolta Testifies About Threats After Jett's Death

AP | JUAN McCARTNEY | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

NASSAU, Bahamas — John Travolta testified Wednesday that a Bahamas paramedic threatened to sell stories to the news media suggesting the movie s...

John Travolta Recounts Jetts' Death In Bahamian Court

AP | JUAN McCARTNEY | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

NASSAU, Bahamas — John Travolta said Wednesday he tried desperately to save the life of his seizure-prone son and made perhaps his first public ...

John Travolta Makes First Public Appearance Since Son's Death

Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

John Travolta, Kelly Preston and daughter Ella Bleu made a joint public appearance, their first since the death of the Travolta's older son Jett in Ja...

Kelly Preston Cancels Speech: 'Too Soon' To Talk About Jett's Death

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

LOS ANGELES — Kelly Preston is pulling out of the annual Women's Conference, where she was to break her silence about the death of her teenage s...

Kelly Preston To Break Silence Son Jett's Death

people.com | Lorenzo Benet | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

Since last January, when Jett Travolta died suddenly of a seizure at the age of 16 while vacationing with his family in the Bahamas, his parents, Kell...

Kelly Preston Going Back To Work

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

LOS ANGELES — Kelly Preston is returning to work after the death of her teenage son in January. Disney says Preston will co-star in its coming-...

Jett Travolta's Autism: Confirmed for Cops, Not for World

Jim Watkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Jim Watkins

As a fellow parent of a child with autism, I understand the confusion of a parent who, famous or not, has to wrestle with why this cruel and mysterious condition was brought into our lives.

John Travolta Thanks Peers For Helping Him Since Son's Death

people.com | Mike Fleeman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

As John Travolta copes with the death of son Jett, the normally outgoing actor skipped promotional appearances for his new film The Taking of Pelham 1...

Denzel Washington: John Travolta Struggling Over Son's Death

people.com | Scott Huver | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

Just over two weeks ago, Denzel Washington spoke on the phone with John Travolta though it was Travolta, grieving over the death of his son, who did m...

The Travoltas: How They're Coping With Jett's Death

people.com | Michelle Tauber | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

A few days ago, John Travolta and Kelly Preston threw a birthday party for their daughter Ella Bleu, who turned 9 on April 3, "just as they would any ...

The Travoltas and the Intrigue of Death

Mary Pitcher | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Mary Pitcher

At a time when a parent's privacy should have been respected, the media jumped on the Travolta tragedy, putting a shadow on Jett's life with his family. Our tragedy was no different.

John Travolta Extortion Document Revealed

TMZ | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

We've now gotten to the bottom of the mystery document that was the basis for the alleged extortion plot in the John Travolta case. Sources connected...

Paramedic Charged In $25 Million Travolta Extortion Plot

AP | ROGAN SMITH | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

NASSAU, Bahamas — A Bahamas paramedic was charged Monday in an alleged scheme to extort $25 million from John Travolta after his chronically ill...

Arrests Made In Travolta Extortion Plot

AP | JUAN MCCARTNEY | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

NASSAU, Bahamas — A Bahamas senator accused of trying to extort money from actor John Travolta after his son's death resigned on Saturday and vo...

John Travolta In Alleged Extortion Plot Over Photo Of Dying Son

Mail Online | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

John Travolta is the centre of an alleged extortion plot that is said to involve a photograph of his son Jett that was taken as he was dying. He wa...

Coping With The Death Of A Child

Susan Smalley, Ph.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Susan Smalley, Ph.D.

It takes so much energy to feel the pain and suffering of our children, much more so than our own. John and Kelly Travolta know this to the fullest ...

Jett Travolta To Have Private Funeral Thursday

AP | TAMARA LUSH | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

OCALA, Fla. — Friends and relatives of John Travolta and his wife Kelly Preston gathered Thursday at their central Florida home for a memorial s...