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John Travolta extortion case charges dropped

Charges against two people accused of trying to extort money from John Travolta after the death of his teenage son in the Bahamas were dropped by a judge today.

Deborah Ross: 'John Travolta isn't about to invite me on to his yacht. I don’t think he has ever been spotted in Cornwall'

If you ask me, the news from "fashion industry experts" – ie. a couple of PR girls with time on their hands, God bless them – that women spend more on their "holiday wardrobe" than the actual holiday itself is silly and ridiculous and laughable and also probably true because, as your pesky Pre-Holiday Brain always puts it: "OK, you're not a bejewelled sort of person now, but who is to say you won't be by the time you reach your destination?"

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Travolta to testify over death of teenage son

Actor to take stand in Bahamas against paramedics accused of blackmail

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