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John Travolta spotted dining in Buckhead

AP photo

AP photo

John Travolta, who has come South to film a movie co-starring  Robert De Niro, was spotted dining in Buckhead Tuesday night.

We’re told he and three friends dined at The Palm, where he already has a signed caricature on the wall. Folks recognized him, of course, but let him enjoy his lobster and flourless chocolate cake in peace. He was gracious and friendly to those who did stop by to say hello.

Oh, just coincidentally, former Atlanta Mayor Shirley Franklin happened to be dining at The Palm at the same time. A happening place!

The Travolta-DeNiro movie is called “Killing Season,” which Variety sums up thusly: “De Niro will play an American military veteran who has retreated to a remote cabin in the Appalachian Mountains, where he strikes up an unlikely friendship with a European tourist (Travolta) who’s actually a former Serbian soldier bent on revenge.”

The thriller will be filming mostly north of here, in Rabun County and thereabouts.

- Jennifer Brett/The Buzz/jbrett@ajc.com

40 comments Add your comment

Mr. Carter

January 25th, 2012
2:51 pm

He is just another Sweat Hog……..yawn.

Mr Awesome

January 25th, 2012
2:53 pm

If only he could remake Battlefield Earth in the North Georgia Mountains. Honestly that was his best work ever!

Bob from Sandy Springs

January 25th, 2012
3:00 pm

He sure does have a pretty mouth………..Squeel, Squeel

caem921

January 25th, 2012
3:00 pm

Mr. Awesome, PLEASE tell me you had your tongue firmly implanted in your cheek when you wrote that! I’ve never been so embarrassed for a group of actors in my life as I was when I watched that absolute piece of crap movie.

Rain Man

January 25th, 2012
3:02 pm

John actually came North from his home in Anthony Florida. He lives there 10 months a year. He is an incredibally nice person if you can get past the 717 landing in his pasture.

Ed Graham

January 25th, 2012
3:18 pm

Rain Man, the plane you’re referring to is a Boeing 707, not a 717.

BUCKMASTER

January 25th, 2012
3:20 pm

When did Shirley Franklin get out of jail???? Ahh sucks who cares anyway………..

FoodBuddha

January 25th, 2012
3:31 pm

The Palm???? Goes to show you that money and fame cannot buy good taste. The Palm wouldn’t even make my top five list of steakhouses. An over priced and mediocre tourist trap for pseudo stars, wannabees, nuevos and tourists (even famous ones).

Rock God

January 25th, 2012
3:36 pm

Travolta doing an accent?? Bobby D. should know better than to step in this

billy shears

January 25th, 2012
3:45 pm

i sat next to shirley franklin at a stevie wonder concert at chastain. i thought it was monica kaufman until someone told me otherwise later.

the truth

January 25th, 2012
3:48 pm

Was Southside Steve there sniffing his seat?

crackbaby

January 25th, 2012
3:50 pm

Best wishes and lots of love to the Travolta family. Kelly and John have endured family tragedy and continue to work and thrive. Good folks who happen to be movie stars…

CKM

January 25th, 2012
3:53 pm

@Rock God: I thought the same thing. I’ve been a John Travolta fan since his Vinnie Barbarino days, but hearing him try to pull off THAT sort of accent…Brooklyn yes, THAT….um. Not so much.

SoundsLikeTotalBS

January 25th, 2012
4:10 pm

Yea, this is big f**king news. Even posting this crap as a story should be grounds for being fired.

Nurlman from Accountemps

January 25th, 2012
4:23 pm

I saw William Andrews (ex Falcon) at the Palm the oher day. He was in the back washing dishes. Better work that that foolish used car commercial he was doing a few weeks ago.

mike b

January 25th, 2012
4:46 pm

Yeah, “Battlefield Earth” might be the worst movie I’ve ever seen. A close runner up is “The Sasquatch Gang,” which I watched on cable a few weeks ago. There’s two hours I’ll never get back.

Huh?

January 25th, 2012
4:51 pm

Travolta with an accent? I guess it’ll be a comedy after all…

Orange Brave f/k/a Billy Jack's BBQ

January 25th, 2012
5:03 pm

Funny, cannot believe they did not stop by to see me dining on the best slice of pizza and onion rings in Buckhead at the Elbow Room.

Parade of Knuckleheads

January 25th, 2012
5:08 pm

Wow, what a scoop !

Graham

January 25th, 2012
5:28 pm

Ms. Brett: I I would like to know what happened to your Buzz piece1-24-12 that showed a “fake” picture of Matt Ryan “drunk” Nice scoop on that. I have contacted your editor to let him know of my displeasure with “your so called sources” and the need for you to publish incorrect trash… You could not tell that picture you posted was not Matt Ryan…. WOW…

Movie Fan

January 25th, 2012
5:39 pm

Hey JB,
Let me know when De Niro comes to town!!!

Rosie

January 25th, 2012
5:55 pm

Love John Travolta — a real family man!

M Long

January 25th, 2012
5:57 pm

@FoodBuddha AKA Ted Golden please crawl back under that slimy rock………………..

Don Zimmerman

January 25th, 2012
5:58 pm

L. Ron Hubbard was seen dining at the Majestic on Ponce as well.

Speaker Boehner

January 25th, 2012
7:00 pm

Keeping you folks entralled with this kind of news is why we will win in 2012! Go Newt…its ur birthday! Woot Woot!

NotInbred

January 25th, 2012
7:26 pm

Rabun County? Any of those Deliverance folks going to be in the movie?

Enoy Ga Mr. Trivolts

January 25th, 2012
7:38 pm

Hey john, If ya here banjos RUN! We like to see you in the next movie! Toothless banjo playen breed anything inbred in the woods toothless and smilen always with blue eyes love ya

Lester Maddox's ax handle...

January 25th, 2012
8:11 pm

Come on up to Tiger GA…John T. It’s God’s Country.

Larry

January 25th, 2012
9:17 pm

One of the few from Hollywood doing it the right way…one woman, one family, and with integrity and the highest of character.

Some of my fellow bloggers above could stand to learn a little something about such qualities

Parade of Knuckleheads

January 25th, 2012
9:28 pm

Integrity and R-rated movies.

My Two Cents

January 25th, 2012
9:53 pm

Must be a slow news day…..

KJ

January 25th, 2012
9:58 pm

Yeah, the staffer that made that reservation should be canned. Rathbun, Bone’s, Hal’s, NY Prime… all miles better than Palm.

I got chills, they're multiplyin' and I'm losing control. Cuz the power you're supplyin' - it's electrifying!

January 25th, 2012
10:07 pm

Was he dining with Sandy?

Terri Foschini

January 25th, 2012
10:09 pm

John Travolta grew up a town away from my dad’s gas station in Tenafly, New Jersey. His dad owned Englewood Tire, I believe and my dad owned Tenafly Getty. He or really his driver would stop for gas late at night after he’d be in “The City!” It has been interesting watching his life from a distance. He has had heartbreaks along with much success.

Bob bender

January 25th, 2012
10:53 pm

was Travolta with his boyfriend? or playing it straight?

Bob bender

January 25th, 2012
10:58 pm

THE PALM is hurting for business, so I bet they let him and all celebs EAT FREE, even a loser like Shirley Franklin

Lola Connors

January 26th, 2012
5:17 am

Wonderful actor anyone remember face off ? Good father and husband. Wish him nothing but the best!

joeydelue

January 26th, 2012
8:59 pm

Why is JT never seen out with his wife?

bobendover

January 26th, 2012
9:01 pm

because he plays both sides of the fence!

John

January 29th, 2012
1:45 am

We don’t usually comp meals, Bob. Mister Travolta paid and tipped very well, as well as gave a few of our staff members autographs! In terms of business, we are doing better than ever – with twenty thousand coming in that night alone.