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Will baby keep Travolta's wife out of ‘Dallas’?

John Travolta is lobbying to get his real-life wife, Kelly Preston, to play his on-screen wife, the long-suffering Sue Ellen Ewing, in the big-screen remake of "Dallas." Preston would be replacing Jennifer Lopez, who was originally cast as Sue Ellen.
/ Source: msnbc.com

John Travolta is lobbying to get his real-life wife, Kelly Preston, to play his on-screen wife, the long-suffering Sue Ellen Ewing, when he takes on the part of J.R. in the big-screen remake of "Dallas." Preston would be replacing Jennifer Lopez, who was originally cast in the role.

The casting, Travolta admits, may not happen because he and his wife are planning to try to have a third child.

“We’re not pregnant yet, but we’re planning to start [trying] this summer, and that will probably be our last child, but we are looking forward to having another,” the “Hairspray” star told the Scottish Daily record. “I’d have had five or six if we could have. It’s just that having two careers, it wouldn’t have been very fair to try to juggle five or six children.”

Travolta also revealed that he once had fantasies about Elizabeth Taylor — fantasies he shared with the screen siren when they met in the late 1970s.

“I told her I had a recurring dream, which was true," Travolta relates. “I said: ‘You know that white dress you wore in Cat On A Hot Tin Roof? Well, you weren’t wearing it in that dream.’”

Taylor, he says, shot back, “Well, I’m not wearing anything under this right now.”

Travolta says he now regrets not taking advantage of the moment. “I was 21,” he explains. “Yikes.”

Battle of the divas?Is Clive Davis trying to stoke a diva songbird feud?

The music producer says that Whitney Houston has a better voice than Mariah Carey.

“In my opinion, the best singers in the world are Aretha [Franklin] and Houston, Davis said, reports Hollywood.TV.  “That’s not to knock Carey. Carey is a friend of mine, but I think Mariah would even say those two are the best.”

Not only can Houston sing, Davis boasted, she’s also talking clearly.

“She looks radiant and is clearly together,” he said of the rehabbed songbird. “She is talking enthusiastically and is articulate.”

Notes from all over
Parisian “It” girl and Balenciaga muse Charlotte Gainsbourg is defending her controversial ode to incest, “Lemon Incest,” that she recorded with her father, Serge Gainsbourg, when she was younger. “What was inappropriate about it?” Gainsbourg tells the upcoming issue of Spin. “I was very innocent, but I knew what I was singing about. It wasn’t a trap. I wasn’t a prude. Of course [her father] wanted to shock people, but I knew that. I knew him. So I played the game.” She’s planning to release her own album soon.  . . . Lindsay Lohan changed her hair from blonde to brown — then back to blonde again in one day.  . . .  Looking for a gift for the Anna Nicole Smith fan who has everything? A toothbrush supposedly used by the late pinup is for sale on eBay. “My best friend gave to me while cleaning her room,” notes the seller. “She was a housekeeper [at the Four Seasons hotel in Miami, where Smith supposedly stayed in 2005] and found it in the room the morning she checked out.  . . .  I’ve since moved to Tennessee and have no need for this Item.” The opening bid is $50.

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