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Jessie J to star in NBC's Grease: Live

2 October 2015 4:35 AM, PDT | National Ledger | See recent National Ledger news »

Jessie J has joined the 'Grease: Live' TV special. The 'Bang Bang' hitmaker confirmed she has signed up to star in the production yesterday (01.10.15) on Twitter with the post ''True #GreaseLive'' and while she won't be part of the main cast, she'll perform a live version of the song 'Grease (Is the Word)' by songwriter Barry Gibb to open the show. The pop star gushed about her new job to her eight million Twitter followers, posting: ''Grease is the word! I'm thrilled to announce that I will officially be joining the @GreaseLive family!'' The 27-year-old singer joins 'Call Me Maybe' singer Carly Rae Jepsen, 29, who will play Pink Lady Frenchy, while Vanessa Hudgens has been cast as Rizzo. 'Safe Haven' star Julianne Hough and 'Les Misérables' actor Aaron Tveit will play the roles of lovers from opposite sides of the track Sandy and Danny. 'Grease: Live' will »

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Grease: Live Adds Carly Rae Jepsen, Kether Donohue, and Jessie J to Its Cast

30 September 2015 9:28 AM, PDT | | See recent news »

The Pink Ladies have found their final two members. Fox announced today that Grammy Award-nominated singer and songwriter Carly Rae Jepsen and You’re the Worst star Kether Donohue will join the cast of the network’s upcoming Grease: Live as iconic Pink Ladies Frenchy and Jan. Additionally, David Del Rio (Spare PartsThe Troop) will play Putzie. Jepsen, Donohue, and Del Rio join a star-studded cast that includes Julianne Hough (Dancing With the StarsRock of Ages) as Sandy, Aaron Tveit (Graceland, Les Miserables) as Danny, Vanessa Hudgens (Spring BreakersHigh School Musical) as Rizzo, Carlos PenaVega (Spare PartsBig Time Rush) as Kenickie, and Keke Palmer (Scream QueensMasters of Sex) as Marty. In addition to the three new cast members joining Grease: Live, Fox announced that Grammy Award-nominated singer Jessie J will open the live event with a performance of a brand-new version of “Grease (Is the »

- Chris King

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Carly Rae Jepsen Definitely Got the Call to Play Frenchy in Grease: Live

30 September 2015 9:00 AM, PDT | Vulture | See recent Vulture news »

In a very strategic career move, Canadian pop-star Carly Rae Jepsen is joining the cast of Fox's Grease: Live as Frenchy, the part originally played by Didi Conn. The live production has already locked down its major parts, including Aaron Tveit as Danny, Julianne Hough as Sandy, Vanessa Hudgens as Rizzo, Carlos PenaVega as Kenickie, and Keke Palmer as Marty. Rounding out the rest of the cast is Kether Donohue, who plays the messy divorcée Lindsay in You're the Worst, as Jan, and David Del Rio as T-bird Putzie. Fox has also announced that Jessie J — the pop star who can sing with her mouth closed — will kick off the event with a new rendition of "Grease (Is the Word)." You're the ones that we want! Now go practice those dance moves; Grease: Live will air January 31. »

- E. Alex Jung

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Carly Rae Jepsen Cast in 'Grease: Live' As a Pink Lady

30 September 2015 9:00 AM, PDT | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

Fox has called Carly Rae Jepsen, definitely.

The pop singer has been cast in the network's upcoming "Grease: Live!" as Frenchy, one of the Pink Ladies at Rydell High School. She befriends Sandy (Julianne Hough), the new girl in school and the love interest of greaser gang leader Danny (Aaron Tveit).

Joining Jepsen in pink will be "You're the Worst" actress Kether Donohue as Jan. David Del Rio is also on board as T-Bird. They join the already-cast Vanessa Hudgens as Rizzo, Carlos PenaVega as Kenickie and Keke Palmer as Marty.

Fox's live performance of the classic tale - made into a 1971 Broadway musical and the 1978 movie starring John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John - follows in the mold of other live shows, like NBC's "Sound of Music" and "Peter Pan."

"Grease: LIve!" airs Sunday, Jan. 31 at 7 p.m. Et, and kicks off with a new version of "Grease (Is the Word)" by Jessie J. »

- Kelly Woo

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Grease: Live: Carly Rae Jepsen, Jessie J Among New Additions to Fox Musical

30 September 2015 9:00 AM, PDT | | See recent news »

With the arrivals of two Pink Ladies and a T-Bird, Grease: Live‘s main cast is (nearly) complete.

Fox on Wednesday announced that singer Carly Rae Jepsen is joining the Jan. 31 event as Frenchy, while Kether Donohue (You’re the Worst) and David Del Rio (The Troop) are also coming on board as Jan and Putzie.

PhotosSee the Entire Cast of Grease: Live (So Far)

Additionally, singer Jessie J will open the show with a live performance of “Grease (Is the Word),” a song written by Barry Gibb for the 1978 movie.

And in behind-the-scenes news, choreographer Zach Woodlee (Glee) will »

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See what Kiss looked like when they appeared on MTV sans-makeup, 32 years ago today

18 September 2015 5:00 AM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Thirty-one years ago today, Kiss appeared in public for the first time without their trademark face paint. The makeup-less appearance aired on MTV to promote the band’s new album, “Lick It Up,” and that was a beginning of a new era for the hard rock band as they abandoned the iconic makeup and studded black leather costumes. Check out the MTV moment below: Other notable Sept. 18 happenings in pop culture history: • 1851: The first issue of The New York Times was published. • 1927: The Columbia Phonograph Broadcasting System (CBS) first went on the air with a network of 16 radio stations. • 1970: Jimi Hendrix died in London at age 27. • 1976: Wild Cherry’s “Play that Funky Music” hit No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100. It stayed at the top of the chart for three weeks. • 1979: The Eagles’ single “Heartache Tonight” was released. The song reached No. 1 on the Billboard Hot »

- Emily Rome

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Grease - the film that puts the pap into pop: archive, 14 September 1978

13 September 2015 9:30 PM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

Derek Malcolm is unimpressed by grim dancing, an aging cast and a misplaced disco soundtrack

“If you can’t be an athlete, be an athletic supporter,” says someone in Grease (Empire, A). It’s one of the few funny lines in this all-conquering movie but then, such is its lack of real panache, one is not quite sure whether it understands the double meaning. The Robert Stigwood film, already pre-sold to countless millions, is a grave disappointment to anyone in search of style or substance. But one thing this botched fifties pastiche does achieve is an increased affection for George LucasAmerican Graffiti.

Based on the pop musical which took Broadway by storm in 1972, which Time correctly described as “like an old yearbook in the carton of high school memorabilia we all keep stored somewhere in the back of our lives,” the film shrewdly but impertinently inserts a huge dose »

- Derek Malcolm

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Dennis Greene, Founding Member of Sha Na Na, Dies at 66

10 September 2015 5:20 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Dennis Greene, a founding member of the rock and roll/doo-wop group Sha Na Na and former Columbia Pictures exec, died Saturday at a hospital in Dayton, Ohio. He was 66.

According to the La Times, Greene died after a brief illness.

Greene reached fame as part of Sha Na Na, the group known for “Tears on My Pillow” and “Born to Hand-Jive.” Both songs were on the soundtrack of the 1978 film “Grease,” along with other tracks performed by the group including “Those Magic Changes,” “Hound Dog,” “Rock & Roll Is Here to Stay” and “Blue Moon.”

Sha Na Na appeared as a band called Johnny Casino and the Gamblers in the film, along with appearances in the 1970 documentary “Woodstock” and the group’s television series, “Sha Na Na.” The variety show aired from 1978 to 1981.

After 15 years with the group, formed at Columbia University, Greene left Sha Na Na to pursue a »

- Mannie Holmes

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Win The Forger On DVD

9 September 2015 4:00 AM, PDT | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »

Kaleidoscope Home Entertainment

To celebrate the UK release of The Forger, available digitally 31st August and on DVD and Blu-ray from 7th September 2015 we have 3 x DVDs to give away courtesy of Kaleidoscope Home Entertainment.

The world’s best art forger (John TravoltaPulp Fiction, Face/Off) makes a deal with a crime syndicate to get an early release from prison, but in return he must pull of an impossible heist – he must forge a painting by Claude Monet, steal the original from a museum and replace it with a replica so perfect that no one will notice.

He enlists the help of his father (Christopher PlummerA Beautiful Mind, The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo) and son (Tye SheridanMud, The Tree of Life) and together they plan the heist of their lives!

Also starring Abigail Spencer (Oz the Great and Powerful, Cowboys & Aliens) as Agent Paisley.

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- Laura Holmes

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I Got Chills! Grease Sing-a-Long – Midnights This Weekend at The Moolah

30 August 2015 6:47 PM, PDT | | See recent news »

“Why, this car is Auto-matic. Its System-matic. Its Hyyyyydro-matic. Why, its Greased Lightning!”

Grease (the Sing-a-Long version) screens midnights this weekend (September 4th and 5th) at The Moolah Theater (3821 Lindell Blvd, St. Louis, Mo). Admission is only $5

In 1978 John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John starred in Grease, a ’70s version of a’50s musical. It was a huge hit and coming off the heels of his Oscar-nominated turn in Saturday Night Fever the year before, made a megastar of John Travolta (a wattage that was short-lived until his Pulp Fiction comeback almost 20 years later).Olivia Newton-John came from Australia and won the hearts of music fans. “You’re The One That I Want” is the hot number from the film. The pair dressed in black. “Tell me about it, stud!” she cooed. Grease appealed to younger generations. Male/female duos perform ‘Summer Nights’ to karaoke tracks. The film also exaggerated. The »

- Tom Stockman

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Kendall Jenner Channels Sandy From Grease in Sexy Black Outfit: See the Twinning Style!

17 August 2015 5:53 AM, PDT | Us Weekly | See recent Us Weekly news »

Oh Sandy!  Kendall Jenner grabbed a quick lunch on Sunday, Aug. 16, in an all-black outfit, complete with an off-the-shoulder crop top and tight black pants that seemed to be inspired by a certain Grease character. In fact, her entire look was a dead-ringer for the iconic costume worn by Olivia Newton-John's Sandy in the 1978 Musical, but with an athleisurly spin thanks to the peachy-red Nike sneakers. Jenner, 19, showed a little more skin than her film counterpart, flashing her taut abs in her shoulder-baring top [...] »

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Olivia Newton-John's Daughter, Chloe Lattanzi, Is Barely Recognizable Alongside Famous Mama

10 August 2015 12:00 PM, PDT | TooFab | See recent TooFab news »

Olivia Newton-John hit the red carpet with her daughter, Chloe Lattanzi, over the weekend ... and wow, did the 29-year-old singer look different. Chloe, who made a name for herself when she competed on the VH1 reality show "Rock the Cradle" back in 2008, has been keeping a low profile since she went to rehab in 2013 following a battle with anorexia, cocaine, antidepressants and alcohol. The daughter of the "Grease" star and dancer Matt Latanzi, has been very open about her struggles growing up in the limelight. "Fame totally messes you up. I don’t blame my mother for my problems, but I would never want to be famous or raise a child of my own around the cult of celebrity. It ruins lives," she told the Daily Mail after her rehab stint. "My eating disorder started when I was 15 and carried on until my early 20s. I had anxiety attacks and »

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Olivia Newton-John's Daughter Chloe Lattanzi Is Completely Unrecognizable: New Transformation Pics!

9 August 2015 10:37 AM, PDT | Us Weekly | See recent Us Weekly news »

Transformation alert! When Olivia Newton-John hit the red carpet in Las Vegas on Saturday, Aug. 8, she brought along her daughter, Chloe Lattanzi. But Chloe, who is Newton-John's daughter with ex-husband Matt Lattanzi, looked nothing like she has in previous red carpet appearances with her famous mom.  Clad in a tiny embellished crop top and bandage skirt, Lattanzi, 29, was showing off plenty of skin in addition to her now-blonde locks. The aspiring singer and actress attended the event with the Grease star, 66, to celebrate the [...] »

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'Grease' Director Objects to His Image Being Used to Promote Hollywood Pedophile Movie

31 July 2015 6:47 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Randal Kleiser, the filmmaker best known for directing Grease, is asking that his image be stripped from the trailer of An Open Secret, though his request to distance himself from the film about Hollywood pedophiles may have backfired. While Kleiser, of course, is not one of the Hollywood executives accused of molesting children, he appears briefly in Open Secret because in 1999 he was making Royal Standard, a show produced and distributed by now-defunct Digital Entertainment Network. Den, as it was known back then, is a big part of Open Secret because it was run by people accused of

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Graceland’s Aaron Tveit Will Be Danny Zuko in Fox’s Grease: Live, And We’re Excited

14 July 2015 7:36 AM, PDT | | See recent news »

Graceland’s Aaron Tveit will take a break from popping pills, chasing the bad guys, and being almost killed by ex girlfriends, as he has been cast to portray the iconic role of Danny Zuko in Fox’s upcoming TV production Grease: Live, which is slated to air in January 2016. Or in other words, dreams do come true and perfect casting does occur from time to time. The original Grease (score and book by Jim Jacobs and Warren Casey) follows the blossoming love among a group of teenagers during the soda shop culture of the 1950s. It premiered on Broadway in 1972 and has had two revivals. Additionally, the 1978 film adaptation starred John Travolta, Olivia Newton-John, and Stockard Channing, among others. Grease: Live, the adaptation of the original, is developed by Robert Cary and Jonathan Tolins and executive produced by the talented Marc Platt, while the stage direction will be the… »

- Virginia Podesta

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Lauren Hutton: The Hollywood Flashback Interview

11 July 2015 9:51 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Interview | See recent The Hollywood Interview news »

I interviewed model/actress Lauren Hutton in late 2007 at her home in Venice, CA. Hutton greeted me wearing a gingham workshirt, battered jeans and no make-up, hair pulled back. She was and is one of the most beautiful humans I've ever had the pleasure of laying eyes on. A sharp mind and tough core resided within, which I quickly found out as our conversation flowed and the hours passed. As she bid me good-night, she handed me a manila envelope. I opened it when I arrived home. Inside, the recent issue of Big Magazine that was done as a tribute to her remarkable career. That magazine, and her inscription, remains one of my most treasured mementos.

Lauren Hutton

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Lauren Hutton was the face of American fashion in the 1960s and ‘70s. Having appeared on every major magazine cover multiple times (a record 27 times »

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Urban Cowboy Pilot Ordered at Fox

9 July 2015 11:28 AM, PDT | | See recent news »

Urban Cowboy rides again.

Fox has ordered a one-hour drama pilot based on the 1980 John Travolta movie, the network announced Thursday.

Per the official logline: “Fueled with energetic music, [Urban Cowboy] follows Kyle and Gaby, two star-crossed young lovers, as they pursue their dreams and passions through the sweat of line-dancing in honky-tonks, the grime of the oil refineries and the glamor of modern Texas. It’s about family legacies, starting over, finding true love and the American dream.”

Related Fox’s Grease Live! Taps Graceland Star Aaron Tveit as Danny Zuko

The pilot, a “modern reimagining” of the romantic drama that co-starred Debra Winger, »

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