John Travolta coming to Riyadh this Friday

John Travolta
Updated 14 December 2017

John Travolta coming to Riyadh this Friday

JEDDAH: Hollywood legend John Travolta will be making his way to the Saudi capital this weekend to interact with his fans in the Kingdom.
The “Saturday Night Fever” star will be interviewed by Saudi presenter Sara Aldandarawi at the Apex Convention Center in Riyadh on Friday.
“Have you ever visited a Hollywood event with red carpets? Now in Riyadh, we will share this unique experience with world star John Travolta on his first visit to Saudi Arabia, and enjoy a lively and direct dialogue in front of an audience to talk about his career, his movies, and the secrets of Hollywood,” the General Entertainment Authority announced on its event calendar website, Roznamah.
“A night with John Travolta” will start at 9 p.m. and end at 12 a.m. Tickets for the event are available online.
Travolta became a star as Vinnie Barbarino in the TV series “Welcome Back Kotter,” followed by the highly successful films “Saturday Night Fever,” which launched the disco phenomenon in the 1970s, and “Grease.”
The 63-year-old actor has been honored twice with Academy Award nominations, the latest for his riveting portrayal of a philosophical hit-man in Quentin Tarantino’s “Pulp Fiction” (1994). He also received BAFTA and Golden Globe nominations for this highly acclaimed role and was named Best Actor by the Los Angeles Film Critics Association, among other distinguished awards.
Travolta garnered further praise as a Mafioso-turned-movie producer in the comedy sensation “Get Shorty” (1995), winning the Golden Globe Award for Best Actor in a Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy.

French couple tie knot in yellow-vest themed wedding

Updated 11 December 2018

French couple tie knot in yellow-vest themed wedding

  • The couple met a few weeks ago at a roadblock protest
  • They held the wedding at another roadblock at a nearby tolling station

DUBAI: Out of the madness of the Yellow Vests protests raging across Paris has sprung hope in the form of newlywed bliss.

After having met less than a month ago during a yellow vest roadblock in the Occitanie commune of Tarbes, two strangers, known only as “Chouchoune” and “Coco bel œil”, decided to tie the knot in a bizarre yellow-vest themed wedding ceremony, local media reported.

On Saturday, as violent protests broke out across the country, the couple held an outdoor wedding ceremony during a roadblock at a tolling station in nearby Séméac. The bride wore a tailor-made neon-yellow dress made from the reflective vests, and donned a crown of yellow flowers, while the groom wore a full suit of the reflective neon material.

Pictures of the wedding were posted to Twitter.

200 yellow-vest-clad guests attended the ceremony as the head of Tarbes’s gilets jaunes group presided over the ceremony. She pronounced the couple married whilst wearing a tricolor wig in the colors of the French flag, French daily La Depeche du Midi reported.

Given the roadblocks they’re currently taking part in, the couple’s honeymoon consisted of a “romantic” motorcycle tour around a nearby roundabout.