Morning Buzz: More On Jett Travolta’s Death
John Travolta’s 16-year-old son Jett, who was found deceased on New Year’s Day, was on medication for seizures, reveals TMZ. The younger Travolta suffered seizures every four days that were “frequent and extremely serious,” according to the Travolta family’s lawyers and was on the anti-seizure drug Depakote to control them. The drug had apparently stopped working “after several years” and, fearing physical harm due to the drug, John Travolta and Jett’s mother Kelly Preston had taken Jett off of it. Jett Travolta was allegedly experiencing one seizure a week and his parents were currently consulting with a neurosurgeon, according to reports.
Rebecca Romijn and Jerry O’Connell have welcomed twin girls, according to Howard Stern. Us reports that the radio host made the announcement on his Sirius show this morning. Names and status of the twins and Romijn are unknown. The model/actress had to skip Stern’s October wedding because she was on bedrest for her pregnancy.
Tara Reid has not left rehab, despite reports. People had run a story claiming that Reid had left Promises in Malibu, CA after just three weeks of treatment but her rep tells E! that the story is “not true.” People has removed the story since the denial. Reid’s exact addiction is unknown at this time.
Jennifer Aniston and Owen Wilson’s Marley & Me is still #1 at the box office for the third week in a row, having grossed $106 million domestically, according to Nikki Finke’s Deadline Hollywood Daily. Aniston ex Brad Pitt’s film The Curious Case of Benjamin Button is in third place, grossing $79 million after Adam Sandler’s Bedtime Stories ($85 million).
The economic recession has even affected the NBA’s Shaquille O’Neal. Page Six reports that O’Neal, superstar center of the Phoenix Suns, has lowered the asking price of his Star Island, Fla estate in Miami from $35 million to $25 million.