Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

In Brief

Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

In Brief

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Travolta to play a transvestite World Cup's just the (free) ticket A black day for Balamory fans Crash landing again at cinema JOHN TRAVOLTA is to turn transvestite for his next role. The Saturday Night Fever and Grease star is returning to musicals by playing Edna Turnblad in Hairspray, a film adaptation of the hit Broadway musical based on John Waters's 1988 film.

Travolta, 52, will star opposite Queen Latifah as Motormouth Maybelle.

The film's producers said shepherding Travolta's return to musicals was "a dream come true". They are aiming for a release in summer next year.

A TOTAL of 79 German officials - including Chancellor Angela Merkel and her press secretary Ulrich Wilhelm - will get two free tickets to all 64 games at the World Cup in Germany this summer. With millions missing out on tickets in the latest Fifa ballot, the German tabloid Bild has printed the full list of people eligible for free tickets. Mark Perryman, head of londonenglandfans. …

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