Instagram Round-Up: Weekend Edition

Bruno Tarchetti in Brazil (via Instagram)

Catching up with some of my favorite InstaHunks…

It seems like everyone is down in Brazil this week. You could title beefy Bruno Tarchetti’s pic (above) ‘Bear takes flight in Brazil.”

Kiko Riaze is attending the Revolution Party down at Carnival in Rio de Janiero:

Sexy Eliad Cohen took his uber-popular Papa Party world tour down to Rio for Carnival as well:


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@papaworldtour Carinval @theweekriodejaneiro 💥 📸 @igoramota Body painting by @vitor_martinez

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And Max Souza is giving you COSTUME down in Rio for Carnival as he expressed his appreciation for the invite to take part:

International pop star Ricky Martin declared he was ready for Miami (but was Miami ready for Ricky?):


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Hello #Miami. @premiolonuestro I’m ready. 📷 : @danielavesco

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Emmy Award-winning choreographer Travis Wall flew high above Hawaii:

Karlitos Amarilla says “Life is prettier on the beach!” If this is the view, I’d be inclined to agree:


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Por que la vida es más bonita en la playa!!! ☀️

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Woofy Dan Tai is competing at the European Championships fitness competition. He’s hard on himself here, but what champion isn’t?


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First individual comp. Day 1✅ WHAT A DAY! There’s loads I could’ve done better (hindsight is a wonderful thing) but I’m honestly over the moon. I haven’t spoken too much about my competition or my injuries on here but basically I ruled myself out of this competition MULTIPLE times! I’ve had wrist impingement for 3 months and for most of that time, I couldn’t even hold a press-up position due to the pain. The wrist pain slowly transferred to golfers elbow which hasn’t been great either. And to top it off, I got a slight tear in my hamstring on Monday. But the last few days my body has felt a bit better and I’ve been able to compete! Huge relief after basically doing nothing for 2 weeks. Super frustrating! But I have had an amazing day. Managing my body whilst working hard and enjoying every second. Inspiring to compete among such great athletes with a great group of friends around me🙏🏾 @theeuropeanchampionships @photography_by_soar

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John Travolta recently joined ‘Mr. Worldwide’ himself, Pitbull, onstage in concert. Posted this twin bald pic from backstage:


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A knight hugged a dame as Sir Elton John welcomed Dame Olivia Newton-John to his concert in Melbourne:


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There is nothing like a Dame ❤️🚀 @therealonj 🚀❤️#EltonFarewellTour 📷: @bengibsonphoto

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Awesome Fun At ‘Meet N Grease’ Sing-A-Long

Olivia Newton-John & John Travolta at ‘Meet n Grease’ Sing a long event in West Palm Beach

Had an awesome time at the ‘Meet n Grease’ movie sing-a-long in West Palm Beach, Florida, last night as Olivia Newton-John and John Travolta reunited to host the event.

As Travolta noted during the Q&A segment after the movie, it was the first time the duo had been in costume as “Danny” and “Sandy” since the film wrapped 42 years ago.

The sing-a-long version of the mega-hit movie musical has been around for years and a staple of outdoor venues during the summer. What I didn’t know was the promoters hand out props for audience participation.

During the pep rally sequence, every time you see the cheerleaders you wave a set of pompoms; there are bubbles to blow for “Beauty School Dropout;” and a racing flag to wave at the start of the penultimate drag race.

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The promoters had one of the real Greased Lightning cars to take pics with, and Olivia & John (who wore a wig to look like his Danny Zuko character) posed for photos in a malt shop setting.

The three film T-Birds (Michael Tucci, Barry Pearl, and Kelly Ward) were also there taking pics and entertaining the audience.

The event moves to Tampa, Florida, tonight and then to Jacksonville on Sunday.

I understand there are talks to do more in the future with ONJ and JT across the country since the initial run has been so successful 🙂

Here are a few photos from the event, and if you click over to TMZ you can watch Travolta and ONJ sing a bit of “Sandy” and “Hopelessly Devoted To You” and a little ‘Greased Lightning’ dance action with audience members (including a certain blogger you might know…)

In the malt shop with Olivia Newton-John, John Travolta and hubby Michael
Recreating that final shot from the movie in the actual Greased Lightning car!
The T-Birds: me with Barry Pearl, Michael Tucci, hubby Michael and Kelly Ward
One of the original ‘Greased Lightning’ cars!
The GREASE T-Birds reunite: Barry Pearl, John Travolta, Michael Tucci and Kelly Ward
Team ONJ at the end of the night 🙂

New Trailer Celebrates 40th Anniversary Of GREASE

The most successful movie musical of all time – Grease – turns 40 this year and it’s easy to imagine a huge reunion must be in the works.

The film helped propel Grammy Award-winning pop-star Olivia Newton-John into a new stratosphere, and John Travolta, fresh off of, became a bona fide movie star.

According to reports, the 1978 blockbuster has been fully restored and given an extra twirl of hair grease to ensure it’s still the groundbreaking, uplifting, tuneful, systematic/hydromatic throwback to 50’s fun we’ve all come to know and love.

Word is the flick will be released across 94 Cineworld cinemas across the U.S. in April just in time for more “Summer Lovin.'”

So, who’s still “Hopelessly Devoted” to the massive retro-musical that never tires of reminding us “we go together?”

Watch the new trailer below.

Barbra Streisand/Lady Gaga Summit – Part 2

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First, we got the above pic via Instagram of Lady Gaga and Barbra Streisand on Saturday night.

Then the story becomes even more interesting as it appears Streisand and hubby James Brolin not only hosted Gaga but also John Travolta, his wife Kelly Preston, and writer/director Ryan Murphy (GLEE, American Horror Story).

What could the Hollywood powerhouses be up to?

Enquiring minds want to know…

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John Travolta apologized and sent huge bouquet of flowers to Idina Menzel

E! News has learned that John Travolta sent Idina Menzel
a giant bouquet of flowers about a week and a half ago to formally
apologize for the snafu, which occurred onstage at the 86th Annual
Academy Awards when Travolta was introducing the actress-singer before
her performance of “Let It Go,” during which time he seemingly called the Frozen beauty “Adele Dazeem.”

sent  her a big, gorgeous bouquet of flowers to her dressing room. It
was HUGE. It was his apology to her,” a source exclusively tells E!

Travolta sent the flowers to Menzel at the location of her new musical on Broadway, If/Then, at the Richard Rogers Theatre in New York.

(from Eonline)

John Travolta responds to Oscar night flub of Idina Menzel introduction

The past two days have been full of jokes and laughs at the expense of John Travolta after he butchered Idina Menzel’s name during the introduction to perform the Oscar winning song “Let It Go” from FROZEN.

It turns out the public isn’t alone on the subject. Travolta told E! News that he wasn’t very happy about the incident himself:

“I’ve been beating myself up all day,” the Be Cool star said in a statement to E! News. “Then I thought…What would Idina Menzel say? She’d say, ‘Let it go, let it go!’ Idina is incredibly talented and I am so happy Frozen took home two Oscars Sunday night!”

Word is Travolta was just fine during rehearsals on Saturday. So who knows what happened?

Idina apparently wasn’t thrown by the flub. E! News says a source said she hugged Travolta backstage after singing. “The Oscars were a dream come true for Idina,” the source said. “She wasn’t going to let anything get in the way of that.”

And yesterday, she tweeted, “Still pinching myself over my entire #Oscars experience. Dream come true.”

John Travolta/”Vinnie Barbarino” mash-up over Idina Menzel flub

While much was made of John Travolta’s flub of an introduction for Idina Menzel’s performance last night on the Oscars, I did want to say that I’ve read several reports that Travolta is dyslexic, which would explain some of his bad read of the teleprompter.

That being said, you have to wonder how much he practiced knowing he would be introducing the Broadway star.

In any case, it’s not a big deal in the light of day. Although, Travolta’s 1970s TV persona makes an appearance in this mash-up addressing the mistake.

Travolta hasn’t commented on the slip, but I’m betting he has a sense of humor about the whole thing.

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(via TRR reader John)