The Word: John Travolta accusations getting harder to ignore

John Travolta

We tried to avoid the John Travolta rumors last week. Not because we didn’t believe them — if you’ve seen 15 minutes of “Wild Hogs,” you could see him breaking rules on the massage table — but because they’re gross, and we prefer to ease into the weekend with a Johnny Depp photo search.

But now, a total of three men have accused the actor of sexually harassing them during massage sessions, and a former employee of the swanky Penninsula Hotel has come forward claiming that Travolta was banned from the spa after a pattern of “inappropriate behavior” with the staff, reports the New York Daily News.

Travolta’s lawyers are, of course, denying all of the accusations, even providing time-stamped photos to TMZ in an effort to prove he was across the country when some of the incidents were alleged to have taken place.

On the one hand, we find it hard to believe that Travolta wouldn’t quickly and quietly hand over the couple million these guys are asking for if he didn’t have the perfect alibi. On the other, we read through the lawsuits, and you can’t make up stuff this lonely and pathetic — trust us, we try every day over here.

Forgive us, Johnny Depp!

Johnny Depp has been showing up to red carpets solo lately, but he claims that’s not because things are over with longtime girlfriend Vanessa Paradis. “The rumors are not true. They are absolutely not true,” Depp tells the Sun. “No matter what I say about this, people believe the opposite. I can’t say enough about it not being over. There’s no truth anymore. It doesn’t matter what I say to you right now, it doesn’t make any difference.”
Just what we needed on Monday — a nihilistic Captain Jack. This week just keeps getting darker.

Did she earn the Uggs yet?

Rosie Pope, star of Bravo’s “Pregnant in Heels,” gave birth to a baby girl yesterday. “We are all doing well and so in love with her as are her older brothers and our extended family,” Pope tells Life & Style magazine.
Is it just us, or does the Mother’s Day timing seem a little too perfect here? Call us cynical, but at least we didn’t put a show called “Pregnant in Heels” on air.



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