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    John Travolta First Public Appearance: "We Appreciate the Love"

    John Travolta made a surprise appearance with his wife and daughter at Disney's D23 Expo in Anaheim today to promote their new movie, Old Dogs. This is the first public event for Travolta since the tragic death of his 16-year-old son, Jett, in January.

    "We appreciate the love," he said quietly to the crowd of fans, who gave the star and his family a standing ovation.

    Wife and Dogs costar Kelly Preston kept her hand on the shoulder of daughter (and other costar) Ella Bleu, while Disney chair Dick Cook complimented the whole family's performance in the movie.

    When asked if he planned to do more Disney movies, Bolt star Travolta replied, "I'd like to do seven or eight more."

    Old Dogs casts Travolta and Robin Williams as two big-business bachelors who, when one discovers he has a set of twins, have to adapt their kiddie-free style.

    In June, Travolta bowed out of the press tour for his new film The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3 because he and his family needed "additional time to reconcile [their] loss."

    Gotta say, it's great to see his family healing and back to work.

    (Originally published on Sept. 11 at 3:14 p.m. PT)

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