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John Travolta's Alleged Former Gay Lover Can Tell His Story: VIDEO

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A California appeals court judge ruled on Tuesday that John Travolta can no longer stop former employee and alleged former lover Douglas Gotterba from telling his side of the story, reports Entertainment Weekly.

Gotterba claims that his working relationship with the actor became more personal when he was employed by Travolta’s aircraft company Alto in the 1980s.

After Gotterba announced plans to release a book telling “the story of his life and those involved in it,” Travolta’s attorney sent the pilot cease-and-desist letters claiming Gotterba was breaching a confidentiality provision in his Alto termination agreement.

However, Gotterba and his lawyer said that the paperwork in question is inauthentic as it is an early draft of the agreement. Gotterba sought a judge’s opinion about which agreement was valid and whether or not confidentiality was enforceable.

California appeals court Presiding Justice Arthur Gilbert has now ruled in Gotterba’s favor, stating that the lawsuit was based on “the validity of the asserted termination agreements.”

Gilbert added that if Travolta had won, the decision “would lead to the absurd result that a person receiving a demand letter threatening legal action for breach of contract would be precluded from seeking declaratory relief to determine the validity of the contract. Declaratory relief would be limited to situations where the parties have not communicated their disagreement.”

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Randy Rainbow's Incredible Musical Tribute to 'Adele Dazeem' Will Have You Tongue-Tied: VIDEO

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On Sunday night Adele Dazeem entered our world like a comet, and now comes on out of this world, appropriately mispronounced musical tribute to the new star from Randy Rainbow.

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John Travolta Releases Statement on 'Adele Dazeem' Incident

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John Travolta has released a statement on the 'Adele Dazeem' Oscars incident:

"I've been beating myself up all day. Then I thought ... what would Idina Menzel say, She'd say, Let it go, let it go! Idina is incredibly talented and I am so happy Frozen took home two Oscars Sunday night!"


A Star is Born: John Travolta Introduces 'Adele Dazim' — VIDEO

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As many of you know, John Travolta was supposed to be introducing Idina Menzel last night to sing Disney's hit "Let It Go" from Frozen, but instead (perhaps due to dyslexia?) introduced 'Adele Dazim'.

The flub inspired a dozen instant fake Twitter accounts.

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News: Sean Avery, 'Family Guy,' Retirement, Jenni Rivera

1NewsIcon Maureen Dowd: "Instead of smallpox, plagues, drought and Conquistadors, the Republican decline will be traced to a stubborn refusal to adapt to a world where poor people and sick people and black people and brown people and female people and gay people count."

MorsiGraf1NewsIcon Egyptian President Hosni Morsi has rescinded an earlier order granting himself pharaoh-like powers, but protesters remain displeased. "Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi withdrew part of a controversial declaration that awarded him near absolute power, a limited concession to protesters whose two-week-long campaign had gridlocked Egyptian politics. But the new declaration preserves next Saturday as the date of a referendum on a divisive proposed constitution, skirting a key demand of Mr. Morsi's opponents."

1NewsIcon On tonight's Family Guy: "When Meg finally gathers the courage to ask out her crush, Kent, she is devastated to learn he’s gay. But when Meg discovers that Kent has feelings for Chris, she uses her brother in the worst way to get closer to Kent..."

1NewsIcon Potentially retired hockey player Sean Avery's fight against homophobia continues. "Maybe it’s because when I was such a bully when I had my uniform on, that when I took it off I felt the need to stand up against the bully," he said at a Bank of America-sponsored panel on sports and bullying this week.

1NewsIcon From a CNN article called "Retirement getting less scary for gay boomers": "Several organizations, such as the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force and SAGE, have made training the staffs of senior centers, nursing homes and assisted living facilities a priority. They want those workers to become more sensitive in their work with gay people, particularly because members of the baby boomer generation are more likely to be open about their sexuality than previous generations."

JackmanFeature1NewsIcon A behind-the-scenes look at the hair and makeup that went into the big screen adaptation of Les Miserables. Even as a struggling prisoner, Hugh Jackman still managed to look pretty fine.

1NewsIcon And here is a behind-the-scenes look at Downton Abbey.

1NewsIcon LeAnn Rimes still gets pretty choked up talking about how her affair with now-husband Eddie Cibrian ruined her married to then-husband Dean Sheremet.

1NewsIcon Prince William on wife Kate's morning sickness: "I don’t know why they call it morning sickness – they should call it all day and all night sickness... It’s a long old process but she is getting there. She feels like it is going to go on forever."

1NewsIcon Another compelling story: "Bizarre Creature Found in 200-Million-Year-Old Cocoon": "About 200 million years ago, a leech released a slimy mucous cocoon that unwittingly encased and trapped a bizarre animal with a springy tail, preserving it until researchers discovered the teardrop-shaped creature in Antarctica recently."

1NewsIcon And then there's this, "Anti-nudity law an example of gay mainstream": "The rise of same-sex households isn't making society queer; it's making gay people bourgeois."

1NewsIcon Oh, and here's transcript from today's ABC News' This Week, on which George Will said the anti-gay voting bloc is kicking the bucket. Columnist Paul Krugman was also present and said this: "...Gay marriage was a losing thing for Democrats in 2004, and it's now a winning thing. That's amazing. Eight years, this country has changed dramatically."

1NewsIcon Dr. Declan Fahie discusses what it's like for LGB school teachers to work in Ireland's Catholic-dominated school system. (See pages 54-55.)

1NewsIcon St George's Tron Church in Glasgow has left the Church of Scotland over the Church's decision to ordain gay and lesbian ministers.

1NewsIcon A plane carrying singer Jenni Rivera went missing this morning while flying over Mexico.

YoungIan1NewsIcon Sir Ian McKellen says the world is a far better place than when he was born 73-years ago, in part because of gay acceptance: "[The world is] entirely better, personally. At least in the country we live in, there's an acceptance and a generosity and inclusiveness which has allowed us to accept alien cultures and learn from them. And attitudes to gay culture, and then disability, I hope more than momentarily. In so many ways better, and I am so glad."

1NewsIcon Robert Randolph, the gay author who sued John Travolta for allegedly smearing his name after Randolph published a book claiming the actor frequented gay bathhouses, has been ordered to pay Travolta's legal fees in the case.


Towleroad Guide To The Tube #1262

REUNITED: John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John sing "I Think Might Like It."

WHOA: This device, made in 1890, sounds just like a bird.

'ABHORS': Supreme Court Justice Scalia does not approve of the decision in the landmark free speech case New York Times v. Sullivan.

MAMA DREW: Drew Barrymore talks motherhood with Ellen.

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