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John Travolta, Kelly Preston, Jett Travolta

John Travolta’s Son Jett Dies
John Travolta and Kelly Preston were dealt a tragic blow on January 2, 2009, when their eldest son, 16-year-old Jett, passed away at the family’s vacation home in the Bahamas after he suffered a seizure. It was later revealed that Jett was autistic and had a disorder which prompted him to have seizures every five to 10 days. In a bizarre twist in the already-awful story, one of the medics who arrived on the scene, and his attorney, a local politician, tried to blackmail Travlota by threatening to go public with private information about Jett’s death if the family didn’t pay them $25 million. After a mistrial in the extortion case, Travolta and family decided to stop participating in the trial (which they knew would prompt the judge to dismiss the charges) in order to put the incident behind them once and for all. Some good news came their way the following year when Preston announced she was pregnant at age 47. She gave birth to son Benjamin in November 2010 when she was 48. The couple is also parents to Ella Blue, now 12.

Happy 5th Birthday, omg!

It’s hard to believe, but it’s been five years since Yahoo! launched a little celebrity news site called omg! on June 11, 2007. In honor of our 5th birthday, join us as we take a look back at some of the biggest Hollywood headlines omg! has covered since we’ve been in business. Some are happy, many are sad, and a few are just plain weird. Five years later, we hope you’re still enjoying all of omg!’s celeb scoop.