TRAVOLTA BARES HIS ASSETS FOR MTV AWARDS
"Swordfish" star John Travolta thought someone was pulling his leg when he got his script for the MTV Awards! The teenybopper network wanted him to greet the audience like this: "HEY, BITCHES AND A--HOLES!" MTV told John it was no joke -- they wanted him to say exactly that when he walked onstage as a presenter. John refused -- and came up instead with the hilarious sight gag that millions saw on the show: lifting his shirt in mimicry of co-star Halle Berry's debut breast-baring!