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Monday, June 12, 2006

Camp Travolta

Picture this: John Travolta in drag and singing. And being very campy. (Advice: Hide.) Travolta will star in the movie version of the hit Broadway play "Hairspray." He'll play Edna Turnblad, the role Harvey Fierstein originated on stage. Travolta has been driving me nuts for a while. As his comeback and salary (and ego) escalated, directors stopped directing him. Nevertheless, I think he is a good actor, so he just might be able to pull this off. J.T. has always had a propensity toward blimphood, so he'll be delighted to balloon during filming. If he could capture Bill Clinton ("Primary Colors"), perhaps he'll be able to incarnate Edna Turnblad. Filming begins in September.