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Grease 40th Anniversary Edition Arrives on 4k Ultra Blu-ray Combo Pack in April

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A new Blu-ray Combo Pack is on its way, celebrating 40 years of the smash hit Grease! Check out all the new extra features that come with it!

Get ready to feel old, Grease is 40 years old. That's right, it's time get the classic 50s musical, starring John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John, something ruby as they celebrate their 40th Anniversary! What better way to commemorate this achievement than to release a brand-new 4k Ultra Blu-ray Combo Pack restoring the film to today's standards and even adding new bonus content!

The 40th Anniversary Blu-ray Combo Pack for Grease releases April 24, 2018! To see what all it entails, read the PR below:

Hollywood, Calif. – It’s got a groove, it’s got a meaning…and it’s still a cultural phenomenon 40 years after its original release. The iconic celebration of high school life in the 1950s, Grease is the way you’ll be feeling
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Exclusive Podcast: 'Behind the Curtain' Welcomes Newsies, Bonnie And Clyde Director, Jeff Calhoun

We're gonna whomp, and stomp, and whoop it up all night with the legendary directorchoreographer Jeff Calhoun. From his days as a hoofer in Seven Brides For Seven Brothers, My One And Only, and The Best Little Whorehouse In Texas film, to helming the Broadway revivals of Grease, Deaf West's Big River, Jekyll And Hyde and the original Broadway companies of Brooklyn, Bonnie And Clyde, and Newsies, Jeff tells all to Rob and Kevin.
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Deadpool Live-Tweeted the Super Bowl and It Was Perfect

We reported yesterday that Fox wasn't going to air a Deadpool 2 trailer during Super Bowl 2018, but predicted that the Merc with a Mouth would have something to say about it on social media. However, Deadpool took it one step further and live-tweeted throughout most of the game and if you're a fan, you're going to love the results. First call out of the gate was a burn on Fox for being too cheap to shell out $5 million on a commercial to promote Deadpool 2, which is what we all anticipated.

Wade Wilson ran commentary throughout the game, even mentioning the coin toss and showing off a new coin with his face and rear end on them. He captioned the photo by saying, "Heads or Tails. When a coin looks this good, we're all winners." The jokes ran casually to general calls about the game and the sport in general, to some pretty outrageous anecdotes.
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Deadpool Live Tweeted the Entire Super Bowl, and His Commentary Got Predictably Filthy

“Deadpool 2” is easily one of the most anticipated blockbusters of 2018, so a lot of fans were probably disappointed 20th Century Fox didn’t debut a brand new trailer during Super Bowl Lii last night. After all, sequels for “Jurassic World,” “Mission: Impossible,” and “Avengers” all took advantage of television’s most-watched broadcast to unveil new footage. Fortunately, the Merc with a Mouth didn’t sit the Super Bowl out entirely.

Read More:‘Deadpool 2’ Teaser Trailer: Ryan Reynolds Reminds Us Why the World Needs an R-Rated Superhero

20th Century Fox was doing some of its own marketing during the Super Bowl broadcast by having Deadpool live tweet the game. Naturally the character couldn’t stop tweeting about balls and his timeline got predictably filthy very fast.

“Deadpool 2,” starring Ryan Reynolds, Zazie Beats, and Josh Brolin, opens in theaters nationwide May 18, 2018. Visit the film’s official twitter page for his entire Super Bowl Lii live tweet.
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'The Real Mvp': Flu-Ridden Pink Revered by Celebrity Fans for Singing Super Bowl National Anthem

'The Real Mvp': Flu-Ridden Pink Revered by Celebrity Fans for Singing Super Bowl National Anthem
Though she was under the weather, Pink delivered a stirring national anthem performance at Super Bowl Lii.

On Sunday, the singer braved bitterly cold temperatures as she took center field to kick off (figuratively) the NFL championship game between the New England Patriots and the Philadelphia Eagles.

As the crowd inside Minneapolis’ U.S. Bank Stadium applauded for Pink for her rendition, many celebrities in attendance and watching from afar cheered the three-time Grammy winner on via social media.

Many praised Pink, who confirmed the NFL gig, in January, for her strength and resilience as dubbed her “the real Mvp
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Fuller House Star Juan Pablo Di Pace Premieres New Music Video for 'Broken'

Fuller House Star Juan Pablo Di Pace Premieres New Music Video for 'Broken'
Juan Pablo Di Pace is perhaps best known for playing the lovable and exuberant Fernando on the hit Netflix series Fuller House, but the 38-year-old Argentina-born performer is considered a “triple threat” across the pond in Europe. Over the last decade he’s showcased his singing, acting and dancing skills in the Italian version of Grease, Spanish remake of Saturday Night Fever, and the international blockbuster Mamma Mia.

Having hit the top of the charts in Spain, the multi-talented star has set his sights on the States with his new single “Broken,” and People can premiere the song’s music video.
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John Travolta Reunites With ‘Grease’ Co-Star Olivia Newton-John

It’s been nearly 40 years since John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John danced their way through high school in “Grease”. Over the weekend, the pair had a mini-reunion as G’Day USA honoured the 1978 high school musical. The annual black tie gala celebrated the 40th anniversary of “Grease”, honouring Aussie songwriter John Farrar who wrote the
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Olivia Newton John Still Has Her Famous Satin Pants From Grease

Olivia Newton John Still Has Her Famous Satin Pants From Grease
This year marks the 40th anniversary of the hit musical film Grease, and we just found out that even after all of these years actress Olivia Newton-John (who played the main character Sandy alongside John Travolta) still has one of her most iconic outfits from the movie in her closet at home.

At the end of the movie, good girl Sandy Olsson broke out of her shell and proclaimed her love for bad boy Danny Zuko singing the hit song “You’re the One That I want” wearing a black leather jacket, skintight satin pants, huge hoops and a cigarette in hand.
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Meryl Streep in ‘The Deer Hunter’: A look back at her first Oscar nomination, the competition and the outcome

Meryl Streep in ‘The Deer Hunter’: A look back at her first Oscar nomination, the competition and the outcome
This article marks Part 1 of the 21-part Gold Derby series analyzing Meryl Streep at the Oscars. Join us as we look back at Meryl Streep’s nominations, the performances that competed with her, the results of each race and the overall rankings of the contenders.

Prior to 1978, Meryl Streep was best-known for her acclaimed New York stage work. She made five Broadway appearances between 1975 and 1977, including a turn in “A Memory of Two Mondays/27 Wagons Full of Cotton” (1976) that brought Streep her first – and to date, only – Tony Award nomination. Her sole big screen appearance was a small, albeit memorable, turn opposite Jane Fonda in “Julia” (1977).

Streep’s name recognition increased significantly in 1978. First, there was her much-heralded performance in the epic NBC miniseries “Holocaust” that resulted in an Emmy Award. It was her second-ever appearance in a feature film, however – and in a Best Picture Academy Awards winner, no
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Marissa Jaret Winokur Among Cast of New Season of Celebrity Big Brother

Broadway's Marissa Jaret Winokur will be joining the cast of Celebrity Big Brother next season, according to Entertainment Weekly. Winokur won the 2003 Tony Award for Best Leading Actress in a Musical, Drama Desk Award, Theatre World Award, and Outer Critics Circle Award for her performance as Tracy Turnblad in Hairspray. She had previously appeared on Broadway as Jan in the revival of Grease. She reprised the role of Tracy Turnblad in the Hollywood Bowl production of Hairspray, which ran from August 5-7, 2011.
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Julianne Hough Covers "Redbook"

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Sneak Peek new images of actress Julianne Hough, in the February 2018 issue of "Redbook" magazine:

Hough's first acting role was an uncredited role in the 2001 feature film "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone", as a 'dancer' in the 2010 musical feature "Burlesque", as 'Ariel Moore' in the 2011 remake of Paramount's "Footloose", as 'Sherrie Christian' in the 2012 film adaptation of the Broadway musical "Rock of Ages", starred in the 2012 romantiv drama "Safe Haven" and as

'Lamb Mannerhelm' in the 2013 feature "Paradise".

Other films include  "Curve" (2015) and "Dirty Grandpa" (2016). 

Hough also portrayed 'Sandy Young' for the Fox live TV presentation of the musical "Grease", January 2016.

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Roles Where Actors Portrayed Much Younger Characters

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New Year’s resolutions are a time to work towards a transformation of your body and/or your life. To honor these goals, this month we’re going to look at transformative roles in film. This week we look at some prominent examples of actors playing characters that are much younger than the actors’ actual age.

It’s one thing to mentally prepare to play a character in a movie or a play. It’s another thing to physically transform yourself in order to better identify with the role. Some transformations are only skin deep; extensive makeup or prosthetics may be sufficient to pull of the necessary look. Other transformations are more involved; many actors may take part in weeks, if not months, of preparations for a role. This can include intense training, specialized diets, and exhaustive exercise routines. The end result of an actor going through such a transformation
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When Star Wars finally became the top-rented video of all time

Simon Brew Jan 15, 2018

In 1997, Star Wars finally overtook E.T. to become the most-rented video ever in the Us. The chart back then makes interesting reading.

I can’t tell you for certain if this is true, but it’s oft-reported that the last VHS release for a major movie in the Us was for David Cronenberg’s terrific A History Of Violence. The 2005 movie seemingly got that release in early 2006, and the VHS era all but passed with it.

It completed the takeover by DVD as the top choice for watching movies at home, a brutal destruction and takeover of the VHS format that had served the world since the late 1970s. And as we’ve discussed in the past, the death of VHS took the rental window with it. For people who are far younger than me, that was the months-long gap where you could rent a film,
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Canadian Pub Owner Thrust into Spotlight After Being Mistaken for Olivia Newton-John's Missing Boyfriend

Canadian Pub Owner Thrust into Spotlight After Being Mistaken for Olivia Newton-John's Missing Boyfriend
Canadian pub owner Wes Stobbe never expected to see his face in a magazine, let alone one where he’s claimed to be the Olivia Newton-John‘s boyfriend who is presumed dead after he disappeared on a fishing trip off the coast of California in 2005.

But that’s exactly what happened when friends sent articles that pictured Strobbe and his wife, Bridget, lounging in Sayulita, Mexico. The headline? “Olivia Newton-John’s missing lover Patrick McDermott found.”

Australian outlet New Idea first published the image, with the National Enquirer and other publications also claiming it as proof that McDermott faked his own death.
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The Cinematic 12 Days of Christmas

Matt Rodgers on the Cinematic 12 Days of Christmas…

Tis the season, you know the one, no matter your own belief system you’re going to be exposed to seasonal songs being pumped into your every waking hour by supermarkets, cinemas, and family members.

Here at Flickering Myth we’re not going to be a pre-ghosted Ebenezer Scrooge, we’re going to embrace the festivities like a skipping, dancing, Muppet carrying Michael Caine, by skewing one of the most beloved Christmas songs into a cinema themed run down. Ladies and gentlemen, here are the 12 Days of Christmas, movie style.

12 Drummers Drumming

There’s only one obvious place to go for the first selection of our Christmas congregation, and it’s not the Nick Cannon percussion classic Drumline. Instead we’ve opted for the Damien Chazelle film that should have won all the Oscars; Whiplash.

Memorable for the one it did pick
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Neill Blomkamp’s Oats Studios remaking Flight of the Navigator?

After releasing a number of acclaimed shorts [watch them here], it looks like District 9 and Elysium director Neill Blomkamp’s Oats Studios has now found its first feature project, with the South African filmmaker revealing on Twitter that the studio is set to tackle the remake of the 80s favourite Flight of the Navigator.

So for clarity on @oatsstudios shorts, people are asking for part 2's of certain films, – the first follow up short will be for Adam, coming soonish. The first proper feature film will be …..

Neill Blomkamp (@NeillBlomkamp) November 21, 2017

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Neill Blomkamp (@NeillBlomkamp) November 22, 2017

From the above tweets, it is unclear whether Blomkamp will be taking on directorial duties himself, or whether Joe Henderson (Lucifer) will remain on board having been announced as screenwriter last month.

What we do know however is that the next instalment in Blomkamp’s Adam series, titled Adam: The Prophet, is
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First Look! John Travolta Is a Race Car Driver Romancing Shania Twain in Trading Paint

First Look! John Travolta Is a Race Car Driver Romancing Shania Twain in Trading Paint
John Travolta is earning his racing stripes!

In the new movie Trading Paint, Travolta, 63, stars as a dirt track racing legend who is down on his luck and reluctantly drawn back into the sport when his son joins a competitor’s racing team.

People has an exclusive first look at photos of the Grease star in all his racing gear glory — including a shot of him in the driver’s seat, as well as the film’s leading lady, music icon Shania Twain.

“This was John’s first time racing on a dirt track,” producer Andrea Iervolino tells People. “He
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Stockard Channing Lists Her Airy Hollywood Hills West Home for $2 Million — See Inside

Stockard Channing Lists Her Airy Hollywood Hills West Home for $2 Million — See Inside
Stockard Channing‘s airy and open home in Hollywood Hills West is back on the market — with a price cut.

The Good Wife alum’s two-bedroom, two-bathroom ranch is listed with Compass for $1,849,000. According to Variety, Channing originally listed the home a little over a year ago for $1.9 million.

Built in 1950, the midcentury-modern-style home — which is 2,196 square feet — has views of Laurel Canyon. According to Variety, the house sits on a private, tree-lined driveway and on a three-quarter acre property.

The home has built-in wardrobes in the bedrooms, and storage cabinets in the living room. The 73-year-old’s kitchen has
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My 5: Pop Culture Moments That Shaped 'Conversations With People Who Hate Me' Host Dylan Marron (Exclusive)

My 5: Pop Culture Moments That Shaped 'Conversations With People Who Hate Me' Host Dylan Marron (Exclusive)
Most people want to run away from comment sections and bullies (and the bullies in comment sections), but Dylan Marron isn't most people.

The New York-based writer and performer may be best known as the voice of Carlos in the beloved mystery podcast, Welcome to Night Vale, but as the host of his very own podcast, Conversations With People Who Hate Me, Marron is taking a break from fictional narratives to, as the title suggests, take on his haters.

"Online comment sections feel like a microcosm of our current political climate. As a writer and performer whose work exists mostly on the Internet, I would get a ton of hate messages and comments," Marron tells Et. "Initially, I wanted to just block out the negativity, but as I realized that (some of) these negative comments were opportunities for actual conversation, I didn't want to keep turning these people away from my digital front door. So I let some
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Kim Zolciak Biermann and Husband Kroy Channel Hugh Hefner & a Playboy Bunny in Sexy Halloween Costumes

Kim Zolciak Biermann and Husband Kroy Channel Hugh Hefner & a Playboy Bunny in Sexy Halloween Costumes
Kim Zolciak Biermann is making Hugh Hefner proud.

Just days ahead of Halloween, the Real Housewives of Atlanta star served up sassy and sexy with her husband, Kroy, who together dressed up in Playboy-themed costumes.

“So fun! In honor of an icon @hughhefner my gorgeous hubby @kroybiermann is channeling you tonight and Im channeling one of my fav Playmates of all time @tiffallon ” wrote Kim, who channeled Playmate Tiffany Fallon.

“Thank You @vintageinspiredbyjackie for making this perfect “Playboy Bunny” costume It’s a Dream! First time Kroy and I have Ever dressed up so fun #RHOAFinale #Pray4Me ” the 39-year-old wrote.
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