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John Travolta Passes On Hairspray Sequel

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Ready for Hairspray 2?

The first installment - which is an adaptation of the musical which is an adaptation of the original movie - did so well that New Line wants to cash in on a sequel. They've already wrangled up John Waters to write a sequel and brought back Adam Shankman to direct and choreograph, Neil Meron and Craig Zadan to produce, and Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman to write brand new songs.

They're hoping to reunite the first film's cast as well, a star-studded ensemble which included Christopher Walken, Zac Efron, Queen Latifah, Michelle Pfeiffer, James Marsden, Amanda Bynes, and newcomer Nikki Blonsky.

John Travolta, however - who donned ladies' clothes for the role of Edna Turnblad - says he won't be returning.

Cuz he likes to make dumb decisions like that!

The Scientologist told told Australia's Sunday Herald Sun, "I think once is enough. I did it and I did it well but I'm not a big sequel guy."

It seems like the actor suffered a bout of selective memory because we can recall a couple of Travolta films by the names of Look Who's Talking Too and Staying Alive.

Excuses excuses.

Too bad for him, cuz Hairspray grossed more than $200 million worldwide.

His loss!

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50 comments to “John Travolta Passes On Hairspray Sequel”



  1. 1

    Thank God…

    I can't imagine seeing his brillo pad head on the large screen…

    its enough to scare small children….



  2. 2

    What is really up with his hair ??!!!! … With all that money, I'm sure he can do something much better then a spray on. Shit, wigs are better looking then THAT, even hair plugs !! LOL



  3. 3

    Why he looks great in drag, unlike you Pervez!!!



  4. 4

    His loss?
    As if he needs another dollar… I don't really like Travolta but I can understand him not doing a stupid sequel if he doesn't REALLY want to do it.



  5. 5

    That is not a brillo pad. Those are pubes from Scientology virgins.



  6. 6

    What the hell is that on his head? A rusty Brillo pad?



  7. 7

    THE JOHN TRAVOLTA

    IS GAY Y.M.C.A. SONG!

    .

    Sung to the tune of “Y.M.C.A.”

    by The Village People
    .

    John man, won’t you come out and play,
    Fond man, you can find one today,
    Ron’s man, put your freak on display,
    .

    We all know, just go, put on a show!
    .

    See dear, we won’t judge you unkind,
    The rear, bend and spread you’re behind,
    Be queer, its not like we are blind,
    .

    Just let go, and blow, we will be kind!
    .

    Y.M.C.A., We know you’re gay!
    Don’t be such a dick tease,
    We know you want to please,
    You can dress like Dita Von Teese!
    .

    Y.M.C.A., Come out and play,
    Open your closet door,
    You can be a man whore,
    Your flame is too hot to ignore!
    .

    Y.M.C.A., Cum out and play!
    We all know that you wish,
    To make man meat your dish,
    You just know that it is delish!
    Y.M.C.A.!
    .
    .

    Written by Rash Manly



  8. 8

    What a fuckface. No one looks as good as he does as a fat white woman. bitch



  9. 9

    EWWWWWWWWWWW!



  10. 10

    I rented that when it came out on DVD, but I didn't care for it.



  11. 11

    Re: Pervert – HAHAHAHAHAHAHA!



  12. 12

    Hurray! The remake sucked from beginning to end and Revolta was largely responsible, along with the horrible script.



  13. 13

    who cares.



  14. 14

    I dont blame you John i didn't really dig the first Hairspray bunch of idiots dancing around to 60's style music gag…..



  15. 15

    his film career is in the shits right now. what a dumb ass to turn down a movie that actually wants to cast him.

  16. AMO says – reply to this


    16

    I can't stand that Nikki Blonsky chick!



  17. 17

    WHAT A FAG!!



  18. 18

    Re: Pervert – lol



  19. 19

    HE'S FUCKEN GROSS LOOKING…..



  20. 20

    Re: Pervert
    Oh yeah!

  21. AMO says – reply to this


    21

    Re: RashManly – You crack my shit up… love your songs!



  22. 22

    i still luv him forever



  23. 23

    ummm one is more than enough. musical sequels are always awful. except of grease 2, of course



  24. 24

    He's too good at it



  25. 25

    Anyone who signs on for the sequel besides maybe Nikki Blonsky is a retard, quite frankly!



  26. 26

    he'd rather do a sequel to that hideous scientology film a couple of years back. now that was a BAD movie. it sucketh to the maximus.



  27. 27

    I FUCKING LOVE THAT MOVIE! HE IS AN IDIOT!
    .
    But if the same choreographer, song writer, director and dp are doing it, then it will be great!



  28. 28

    Re: sweetpiece – hey sweat piece like my avatar:)



  29. 29

    Re: Pervert – LOLLLLL



  30. 30

    Still love him. For better or for worse.



  31. 31

    um, it's a GOOD decision - the remake of Hairspray was AWFUL - only Watters' version is good



  32. 32

    Nooo, he's smart for turning it down. The first was a colossal bore and who wants to see Nikki Blonsky again, anywhere? Especially after her dad cold cocked that poor model's mom at the airport. No, this is one flick where we don't need to see a sequel.



  33. 33

    just give the roll to Ricky Lane and forget about it !!!!!!!!!



  34. 34

    whatever…uh, NEXT! "Paging John Goodman…Paging John Goodman to the set".



  35. 35

    what about Be Cool? or the classic "Look Who's Talking Now"?

    lol



  36. 36

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    Time to move this country forward.
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  37. 37

    What a shame !!!



  38. 38

    Re: sally spectra is alive! – OMG I loved Sally!!!And I agree with u on John



  39. 39

    only 2 sequals Perez! He says he's not a big "Sequal Guy"…well I think only 2 vs the tons of other films he has done holds true!



  40. 40

    When did John Travolta turn into an old gay women.



  41. 41

    well maybe he learned something about his past shitty sequels and decided against it. hairspray wasn't all that great either.



  42. 42

    Yes….hairspray grossed more than $200 million…but the sequel!? Fuck me its a shit idea and i bet you that $200 million that most of the big names from the first follow suit with travolta and say no to it. Its a horrid horrid idea (but of course you won't be commenting on that perez, because you're just out to hate on certain people)



  43. 43

    He'd rather do Wild Hogs 2 … true !



  44. 44

    WHAT the fuck is on his head…? It's not even the same color as the sides… Jeeeeezzzzuuuusss



  45. 45

    GOOD!
    "I think once is enough. I did it and I did it well but I'm not a big sequel guy."
    You didn't do anything well in that movie, John. You sucked so bad that it almost killed the entire movie for me. I'm glad you're not coming back. Good riddance.



  46. 46

    HA don't forget Look Who's Talking Now…the one where we can hear the dogs…



  47. 47

    Johnny boy was AWESOME in that movie. He really could rock the fat lady Momma part!



  48. 48

    Well I am for one happy about his decisin, I now he's "gay', Seriously i nthe closet, but he made a HORRIBLE Mom in hairspray, bring back the guy that did it on Braodway, that is who should have been cast in the first place, he is so much better. and forgive me that I cannot recall his name right now. but I m so happy mr. Xenu won't be in the sequel



  49. 49

    I'd go see Hairspray 2 whether or not he was in it… ; )



  50. 50

    we did not really want him on the sequel. truth be told.
    he is a joke.
    sad.