Friday, January 2, 2009

Sad News....

John Travolta's 16 year old son died. Poor guy was born into a family where he didn't stand a chance. Hopefully he is at rest. From

NASSAU, Bahamas - The teenage son of actor John Travolta died suddenly on Friday during a family vacation in the Bahamas, according to the family’s lawyer.

Jett Travolta, 16, suffered a seizure at his family’s vacation home at the Old Bahama Bay Hotel on Grand Bahama Island, attorney Michael Ossi said. According to Access Hollywood, Jett fell and hit his head on the bathtub in his hotel room.

Attempts were made to revive him, but he died at the scene, Ossi said.

and from

Travolta and his actress wife Kelly Preston had their lawyers bat down reports that Jett had been diagnosed with autism. Travolta vehemently denied that Jett suffered from the mysterious ailment, blaming his health problems on a disorder called Kawasaki Syndrome. A disorder that can, apparently, lead to heart disease.

What exactly is this Kawasaki Syndrome—the rare disorder that John Travolta had said his son had suffered from before dying today at the age of sixteen?

According to the Mayo Clinic's website, it's an uncommon disorder that affects children, "that causes inflammation in the walls of small- and medium-sized arteries throughout the body, including the coronary arteries." It comes with a variety of unpleasant symptoms, including diarrhea and lots of skin peeling. But in most cases children suffering from Kawasaki Syndrome make complete recoveries after receiving proper treatment. However, Jett Travolta—whose parents described him as a Kawasaki sufferer amid reports that the boy was actually autistic—has had medical problems for years.

*personally, when I hear seizure, I think epilepsy.....but I'm not a doctor. I call shenanigans, there's something else that went on here that isn't being released, but I don't know what*

and I just found this blind item from blind gossip:

Family Will Face Medical and Legal Scrutiny
Which celebrity family is soon going to come under serious attack from both law enforcement and the medical 
community? A death in their family may have been preventable had the family sought proper medical treatment for the victim. Instead, they publicly denied the deceased’s true condition, and privately refused treatment that could have prevented the tragic death. Two District Attornies are now consulting with medical experts and the Coroner to determine jurisdiction and to see if charges can be brought against those who refused treatment.

Update 1/3/08:

TMZ has learned what may have killed Jett Travolta, and it's not what police have suggested.

We've spoken with John Travolta's lawyer and close friend, Michael McDermott, and family attorney Michael Ossi, both of whom are with John in the Bahamas. They tell TMZ it appears Jett's fatal injury was the result of hitting his head on the bathtub, toilet seat, or both. And they say the intimation that Jett went undiscovered for hours is absolutely false.

Police have said the last time anyone saw Jett was when he went to the bathroom on January 1. His body was discovered by nanny Jeff Kathrein the next day at 10 AM. In fact, McDermott and Ossi say it appears Jett went back and forth to his room and the fatal injury occurred "very shortly" before Jett was found on the bathroom floor -- McDermott called it a "small window of time."

McDermott and Ossi tell us two nannies were present on the trip and Jeff was by his side 24/7. There was a baby monitor device by Jett's side and there was also a chimer in the bathroom when the door opened.

McDermott and Ossi say it is still unclear if Jett fell to the floor as a result of a seizure or if he had a seizure after falling or slipping. There was blood on the floor of the bathroom, but "not a tremendous amount." It appears the striking of Jett's head was the cause of death, though it won't be clear until the autopsy is performed Monday morning.

Jett's body will be embalmed Monday afternoon. There will be a local showing on Tuesday and later that day the body will be flown to Ocala, Fla. for burial.

McDermott says both John and Kelly are night owls. John often goes to sleep at around 5 AM. But McDermott says both nannies were at the hotel and Jeff always present.

McDermott tells us a hotel manager was first on scene with Jeff and the two of them administered CPR. John came in shortly thereafter and John took over for a "substantial period of time [and] was performing CPR and continued that until EMT came and took over."

*I still say BS.....It just doesn't sound right.  Obvs Jeff wasn't always present all the time or this would'nt have happened.  This part really bothers me: Police have said the last time anyone saw Jett was when he went to the bathroom on January 1. His body was discovered by nanny Jeff Kathrein the next day at 10 AM.

Plus, Mcdermott and Ossi are lawyers, not doctors.  I don't believe lawyers where medical affairs are concerned.  The timeline is critical here and I am anxious for the full report.*

Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Good bye 2008

you were a crappy crappy year. Don't let the door hit you on the ass on your way out. Hello 2009! Please to be better! Be sure to check out the planet alignment just after sunset on the last day of this crap year. Hopefully it's a sign that all things will be better this next round!

; Pictures, Images and Photos

Monday, December 29, 2008

Tom & Katie to compete with the Duggars?

Gross. He does realize that you have to have sex right? Or at least get a new turkey baster cuz I'm sure the old one broke or dissolved from its unholy purpose. Or maybe Will Smith wanted to borrow it for a little personal fulfillment. From digital spy:

Tom Cruise has revealed that he wants to have ten children.

The actor has adopted children Isabella, 16, and Conor, 13, with ex-wife Nicole Kidman and daughter Suri with Katie Holmes, but said he wants to further extend his family.

"I want ten children. I love kids. I feel really fortunate to have the teenagers and a two-and-a-half-year-old. It's a great dynamic," he told The Sun.

Speaking about his youngest daughter, Cruise added: "She's so charming, she's so beautiful, she's just great."

*It's all so AMAZAZING*


Sunday, December 28, 2008

Blind Items: End of the Year edition

I think a lot of these we already knew. Anyway, from a compilation on ONTD:

Jonathan Jaxon's blog: Which top male music mogul once slept with his former male assistant?

Answer: P-Diddy

Ted Casablanca: Mooney Tuna can't put on a condom right.

Answer: Mooney Tuna = Seth MacFarlane

Lainey: Actress extremely thin before pregnancy, couldn't lose last 10 pounds even with help of celebrity IV diet; got lap band installed in stomach. Husband wants to conceive again, but she is too scared to remove device because she wants to stay thin. Her body over baby choice is now threatening her marriage.

Answer: Debra Messing

Lainey: Everyone does it, but it's not the doing that's intriguing, it's the who's doing that's intriguing. Especially since her reputation is supposed to be so civilised and enlightened: a doting mother, a successful business, an artist (debatable), and an icon to many a MiniVan member. Ironic as it may seem considering the original spirit of the inspiration. The situation is actually even more shocking considering her past. Having had that kind of experience with addiction though, perhaps there are only 2 roads: to shun drugs fiercely or, as it is in this case, to embrace them dangerously in her time of need.

Friends and family are becoming concerned. They're saying "she's not doing well", observing that her use has dramatically escalated, that she is becoming increasingly anti-social and withdrawn, removed out of embarrassment from her usual circle, and when forced out in public, looking awkward and seemingly unable to cope in social settings where she was once comfortable. The reason? It's not those laughable rumours of infidelity. It's actually because he ignores her. Never the child, but always her. Not deliberately but because she has no part in his life. It used to be he'd show up for the professional events, at the very least. Now she has to beg.

Answer: Sarah Jessica Parker

Lainey: Mother bans bottles or any type of baby accessories/furniture in home because nannies completely take care of the child.

Answer: Nicole Kidman

Lainey: These celebs hire workers for their house but don't pay the bills.

Answer: The Osbournes

Crazy Days and Nights: When Halo3 was released the other night, this world famous athlete was waiting in line just like everyone else. At midnight he bought copies of the game for himself, for his kids and for the twenty other people who had been standing in line with him.

Answer: David Beckham