John Travolta is one of the few men ever to deliver the keynote address at The Hollywood Reporter’s annual “Women In Entertainment Power 100” breakfast. The Hairspray star took the stage at the Beverly Hills Hotel yesterday with co-star Queen Latifah. “This has been a very confusing year,” Travolta quipped, referring to his gender-bending role as Edna Turnblad. “I got up this morning and thought, ‘Which dress should I wear?’ Because I’m a woman who believes in the empowerment of women, I wore a suit.” Jodie Foster received the Sherry Lansing Leadership Award and in typical Foster fashion downplayed her achievement. “I don’t know what I’m doing,” she said. “I suppose that’s the secret to my success.”
More than 600 industry women attended the event. ABC prez Anne Sweeney topped the power list, after being in the number two spot last year. Nine of the top ten women were on the top of the list last year, too.