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Hudgens & Hough Confirmed For 'Grease' -- But Who Will They Play?

1/18/2015 11:51am EST
Vanessa Hudgens And Julianne Hough Confirmed For Fox's Live Prod
Last April we told you that Fox was jumping on the live musical bandwagon and staging a production of hit 1971 Broadway show/1978 film "Grease," and the network just confirmed that Vanessa Hudgens and Julianne Hough have signed on to star in the musical.

"Grease is one of the movies that made me want to be an entertainer, and I have literally been waiting my whole life to play Sandy," Hough said during the Television Critics Association's (TCA) winter press tour on Saturday.

"My siblings and I watched it and played it out over and over when we were kids. This is my dream role and performi...

9 Best Classic Movies Scenes And Moments Ever

8/9/2014 2:00pm EDT
9 Best Classic Movies Scenes And Moments Ever
With so many classic movies to enjoy again and again, along with scenes for days to choose from, selecting 9 of the best classic movie scenes hard was a daunting task. To meet the criteria, not only did the selection had to be from classic films, the scenes also had to evoke a feeling from viewers that burned it into their collective memories. Agree or disagree, the following flicks are some of the best ever made and with each and every scene being incredible, let's just say that the following are some of the best in their respective films.

9. Trap Scenes, Home Alone (1990)

In the 19...

The Top 8 Broadway Musicals Made Into Movies

5/6/2014 7:00pm EDT
The Top 8  Broadway Musicals Made Into Movies
Some of the best movies ever made have surprisingly been based on movie musicals. Thirty-one Tony Award winning Best Musicals have been made into major motion pictures to date. Since “Chicago“ won the Best Picture Oscar in 2003, there's been over 10 Broadway musicals brought to the screen. A popular movie being turned into a Broadway musical did happen now and then to mixed results. Today with the changing climate, the movie musical is more popular then ever as people look to happier movies to release them from their mundane lives. Here are some of the best.

1. Grease (1978)

The musica...

Live Production Of 'Grease' To Air On Fox In 2015

4/29/2014 1:00pm EDT
Television network executives are developing a three-hour live production of "Grease," which will air on FOX in 2015. "Grease Live" will be based on the 1971 Broadway musical, which spawned the hit 1978 film, starring Olivia Newton-John and John Travolta.

The rock 'n' roll musical centers on opposites Sandy and Danny, who fall in love over the summer and discover they go to the same high school.

"From Broadway to film, and across generations, Grease is one of the most beloved musical stories ever told - and we can't wait to bring it to our air in a spectacular live event," explained Shana...

'Finding Nemo 3-D' And The History Of Theatrical Re-Releases

9/10/2012 3:07pm EDT
Finding Nemo
Disney and Pixar's Finding Nemo will be getting a theatrical re-release this weekend, continuing a growing trend of films being brought back to the big screen with a third dimension added.

Theatrical re-releases had gone down recently, due to the increasing popularity of big screen home entertainment centers in high definition - but with so few homeowners having a 3D TV, producers are keen to cash in on the technology.

Prior to home theaters being the norm, many movie companies re-released their flicks every several years to give audiences a chance to see the spectacle on the big screen. ...

Olivia Newton-John's 'Grease' Outfit To Go Under The Hammer

5/9/2012 11:27am EDT
Olivia Newton John
Olivia Newton-John is planning to sell off the famous skin-tight pants she wore in Grease to raise money for a cancer center in her hometown.

The singer/actress had to be sewn into the black trousers for the 1978 film's finale and she took them home with her after the shoot wrapped. Newton-John has kept them locked away for more than 30 years, only bringing them out to show Oprah Winfrey during an appearance on her talk show in 2011.

However, she is now hoping to offer them up for an auction to benefit a new wellness facility for cancer suffers at the Austin Hospital in Melbourne, Austr...

Q&A: 'Grease' Director Randal Kleiser On Inspirations, His Films And 'Getting It Right'

12/6/2011 10:50am EST
Randal Kleiser
With a long list of notable films in one very thorough career, "Grease" Director Randal Kleiser is finally "Getting It Right." Meaning one of his most accomplished and personal favorite past films, the 1989’s dramatic comedy called "Getting It Right," is finally hitting DVD and is available now courtesy of the MGM Limited Edition Collection. The film stars Jesse Birdsall as 31-year-old West End hairdresser Gavin Lamb, a painfully shy guy who’s still a virgin and lives with his parents to boot. But with the help of three very different but equally memorable ladies – a magnetic millionaire...

Olivia Newton-John's Daughter Chloe Lattanzi Calls Off Wedding

8/23/2011 8:19am EDT
Chloe Lattanzi
Olivia Newton-John's daughter Chloe Lattanzi has called off her impending wedding after learning her fiance is already married, according to Australian reports.

The Grease star's only child was preparing to walk down the aisle with martial arts expert James Driskill later this year, but has scrapped the nuptials after discovering his secret past.

According to Australian magazine New Idea, Lattanzi learned through a pal that Driskill was married to a Swedish woman called Nina in 2005 - and the pair never divorced.

A source tells the publication, "Chloe is devastated and so is her mum. ...

'Grease' Actress Annette Charles Dead At 63

8/4/2011 3:23pm EDT
Annette Charles
Actress Annette Charles has passed away at the age of 63.

Charles died of complications from lung cancer in Los Angeles on Wednesday.

According to, she was diagnosed with the condition just a few months ago.

A family member says, "Annette had recently started having difficulty breathing... and when she went to the doctor she learned that she had a cancerous tumor in her one of her lungs."

The actress landed her first role in 1968 with an appearance on TV show The High Chaparral and she later guest starred on a number of popular series, including The Bionic Woman, Patrick Duff...

Marilu Henner Devastated By Jeff Conaway's Death

5/29/2011 1:00pm EDT
Marilu Henner
Actress Marilu Henner has been left devastated by the death of her Taxi co-star Jeff Conaway, after visiting the star in the hospital "almost daily" over the past few weeks.

The Grease actor was admitted to the Encino Hospital Medical Center in California on May 11 after he was found unconscious at his home.

Doctors diagnosed him with pneumonia and sepsis, a potentially fatal blood poisoning caused by a bacterial infection, and he remained in a coma.

Henner and fellow Taxi co-star Tony Danza regularly visited Conaway in the hospital during his health battle and the actress has spoken of ...

John Travolta Pays Tribute To Jeff Conaway

5/28/2011 9:00am EDT
John Travolta
John Travolta is leading the tributes to tragic actor Jeff Conaway, hailing his "Grease" co-star as a "wonderful" man.

Conaway died on Friday, a day after he was taken off life support. The 60 year old had been in a coma since he was hospitalised on May 11, when he was found unconscious in his California home following a suspected overdose from prescription pills.

The actor, who had a history of drug abuse, had also been suffering from pneumonia and blood poisoning.

Paying tribute to his old pal, Travolta says, "(He was a) wonderful and decent man and we will miss him. My heartfelt thoug...

'Grease' & 'Taxi' Star Jeff Conaway Dies At 60

5/27/2011 3:08pm EDT
Jeff Conaway
Grease star Jeff Conaway has died, a day after he was taken off life support. He was 60.

Conaway was hospitalized at Encino Hospital Medical Center on May 11 after he was found unconscious at his California home.

The actor's spokesman Phil Brock recently revealed he was found with a cocktail of "painkillers and cold medicine in his system", and doctors went on to diagnose him with pneumonia and sepsis, a potentially fatal blood poisoning caused by a bacterial infection.

He remained in a coma and his family decided to switch off his life support machine on Thursday after medics admitted h...

Lindsay Lohan To Play John Gotti's Daughter Victoria?

4/7/2011 11:31am EDT
Lindsay Lohan
Lindsay Lohan is on the verge of a major big-screen comeback amid rumors she is in negotiations to join John Travolta in a movie about the infamous Gotti family.

The Grease star has been linked to the lead role of real life Mafia boss John Gotti ever since he was spotted meeting with the gangster's son John Gotti, Jr., in January.

The actor is now officially signed up and Lohan is rumored to be joining the project as his onscreen daughter.

Lohan is in "final talks" to take on the role of Victoria Gotti, according to

Full details about Gotti: Three Generations will be unveile...

Dave Grohl Slams 'Glee' Creator Ryan Murphy

3/18/2011 8:55am EDT
Foo Fighters
Foo Fighters star Dave Grohl has lashed out at Glee creator Ryan Murphy for assuming all musicians are desperate to feature on the hit show.

The rocker isn't a fan of the high school singing and dancing program and insists he wouldn't want to follow in the footsteps of Madonna and Britney Spears, who have had their songs used in the series.

And Grohl is fed up with Murphy slamming stars if they decide to not sign up to Glee.

He tells the Hollywood Reporter, "You shouldn't have to do f**king Glee. And then the guy who created Glee is so offended that we're not, like, begging to be on hi...

Jeff Conaway's Fiancée Granted A Restraining Order

3/9/2011 8:37am EST
Jeff Conaway
Grease star Jeff Conaway has been forced to move out of the California home he shared with his fiancée after she obtained a restraining order against him.

Victoria Spinoza filed papers at Los Angeles Superior Court last month applying for an injunction against her former partner. A temporary restraining order was granted on February 28th, as well as a ruling which forces the actor to move out of the home in Northridge, California which he shared with Spinoza.

In Spinoza's court papers, obtained by E! Online, she confirms the relationship is now over and alleges Conaway threatened her in...

Amanda Seyfried Says 'Mamma Mia!' Sequel Will Never Happen

3/3/2011 1:58pm EST
Amanda Seyfried is adamant a Mamma Mia! sequel will never make it to the big screen because script writers have nowhere to take the story.

The ABBA stage show became a box office phenomenon when it was transformed into a 2008 film, overtaking Grease as the world's top-earning movie musical after pulling in a mammoth $600 million in global ticket sales.

Following the film's success, Seyfried admitted she spread rumors of a sequel around Hollywood because she was desperate to return to her role as love struck Sophie.

But now the actress has conceded she will never play the part again - ...

'Glee' Creator Ryan Murphy Slams Slash

1/27/2011 12:42pm EST
Ryan Murphy
Glee creator Ryan Murphy is on the warpath again - he's taken aim at Slash for snubbing the chance to have his Guns N' Roses songs included in the hit show, branding the rocker "stupid".

The writer is currently feuding with the Kings Of Leon after calling them "self-centered a**holes" for refusing to let their hit Use Somebody be featured on the program.

Slash revealed earlier this month that he had rejected a suggestion for a Guns N' Roses-themed Glee episode, saying, "We got asked about that (Glee) once already but it got turned down... Glee is worse than Grease and Grease is bad enough...

John Travolta Turns Down 'Glee' Role

1/25/2011 8:21am EST
John Travolta
John Travolta has turned down a cameo appearance on Glee - because producers wouldn't give him enough time to rehearse for a "knock 'em dead" song-and-dance number.

The movie star's Grease sweetheart Olivia Newton-John has appeared on the hit show, but Travolta insists he won't be following in her footsteps.

He tells news show Entertainment Tonight, "They've asked but when I do musicals I train for six to nine months... and a show like that is an on-demand thing."

"I really have a criteria or a pride that I would wanna knock 'em dead, and I don't think I'd knock 'em dead in a week."


Guns N' Roses Say No To 'Glee'

1/17/2011 10:30pm EST
Guns N' Roses
Guns N' Roses have become the latest act to turn down Glee.

The band's former guitarist Slash has revealed he and frontman Axl Rose were approached by the hit TV show's producers about a possible episode themed around their hits - but opted not to be a part of the Golden Globes-winning musical comedy series.

Slash tells, "In the current climate of what’s going on in entertainment these days, I try to be more optimistic than negative because it’s really easy to get negative about it, but I draw the line at Glee.

"Glee is worse than Grease and Grease is bad enough... When Grease cam...

Malin Akerman's Skin-Tight, 'Grease' Satin Pants - Hot Or Not?

11/15/2010 3:00pm EST
Malin Akerman
Malin Akerman managed to pull off wearing a pair of "Grease"-style skin-tight black pants on Saturday night at the Bardot lounge. We think she looks pretty hot. What do you think?

Malin stars in the upcoming film "happythankyoumoreplease." The independent comedy-drama centers on a handful of people riding the gap between their late 20s and early 30s and navigate the sometimes tricky path of adulthood in New York City.

She will also begin filming "The Giant Mechanical Man," in Detroit later this month with co-stars Jenna Fischer and Topher Grace. Fischer plays a zookeeper who falls in lov...

John Travolta's Rep: 'Kelly Preston Is Not In Labor'

11/15/2010 8:34am EST
John Travolta
John Travolta's representative has dismissed reports his wife Kelly Preston is in labor - branding the story "100 per cent false."

The Grease star flew his personal Boeing 707 to Sydney last Monday to help bosses at Qantas airline celebrate the company's 90th anniversary. It was reported on Sunday that the actor had rushed back to the U.S. to be at his wife's side as she prepared for the birth of their new child.

However, a publicist for the star is adamant the reports are wrong, insisting Travolta had always been slated to return home over the weekend. The rep says, "This story is 100...

What's The Top 'Feelgood' Movie Of All Time?

11/6/2010 10:30am EDT
Dirty Dancing
"Dirty Dancing" has been voted the top feelgood movie of all time. The romantic 1987 movie, starring the late Patrick Swayze and Jennifer Grey, polled 15 percent of votes in a new poll.

Editor Helen Cowley says, "Dirty Dancing has all the key ingredients to pick you up, a first love, summer romance, great dancing, Patrick Swayze and one of the best soundtracks in film."

Jack Black's "School of Rock" came in second, while cult teen movie "Clueless" and "Grease," starring John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John, also featured in the top 10.

See more "Dirty Dancing" photos here!

'Glee' Recap: Let's Duet And Do It Again

10/13/2010 12:18pm EDT
Glee Duets
Two great ‘Glee’ episodes in a row! Last week’s ‘Grilled Cheesus’ made us believe in the power of this show to move us to tears and surprise us with its graceful exploration of complicated themes. This week, ‘Duets’ brought the drama back down to a high school level and gave us a distinctly different but equally satisfying hour of entertainment.

Mr Schuester’s announcement of an intra-glee club sing-off sets the wheels in motion for plenty of relationship drama. As with any high school activity that involves contests and partnerships, alliances build up and break down as disappointments,...

Miley Cyrus Steps Out In Daisy Dukes & Biker Boots

8/31/2010 5:00pm EDT
Miley Cyrus
Check out Miley Cyrus leaving a New York City hotel wearing tiny denim shorts, knee-high leather boots, and a sheer black top with her bra strap showing. It also looks like she's ditched the hair extensions too.

Justin Bieber is reportedly trying to recruit Miley for a remake of the musical "Grease."

He explained, "If I had to pick my perfect Sandy I would go for Miley Cyrus without hesitation. She can sing, dance and act. I would really want some great people to star in it. Wouldn't Susan Boyle make an amazing Principal McGee?"

Miley sparked rumors she's started another on-set romance,...

Justin Bieber Eyeing Danny Zuko Role In 'Grease' Remake

8/30/2010 8:03am EDT
Justin Bieber
Justin Bieber dreams of becoming the next John Travolta - he's eyeing the lead role in a remake of hit movie musical Grease.

The teenage pop singer is set to make his film debut next year in his own 3D movie memoir, which will document his stellar rise to fame. And Bieber is already considering his next big screen project - he wants to star as Danny Zuko in a new version of 1978's Grease.

He tells The Sun, "It would be a lot of fun. It's been talked about a lot over the years but it would be awesome to play Danny."

The Baby hit-maker has also picked out his fantasy co-stars, admitting...

Trailer Talk: This Week In Movies - 'Despicable Me,' 'Predators,' & More

7/6/2010 9:33am EDT
Despicable Me
Last week I was supposed to see “The Last Airbender,” however I was not able to make the screening as I originally planned. I’m starting to think that I was rather fortunate though given all of the negative things that I hear about M. Night Shyamalan’s latest outing. A fellow critic called “The Last Airbender” Shyamalan’s worst film so far.

Coming to theaters this week are the animated film “Despicable Me,” the reboot “Predators,” the dramedy “The Kids Are All Right,” the second movie about Stieg Larsson’s computer hacker Lisbeth “The Girl Who Played With Fire,” the horror charged “...

'Grease' Is Back: The Director Talks About Its Legacy

7/4/2010 11:00am EDT
The #1 musical of all time is coming back to theaters. Grease Sing-A-Long creates a new experience for fans of the musical. They put the lyrics on screen for people to sing along, and some new animation for an all new Grease experience. The film’s director, Randal Kleiser, is proud his movie has lasted so long.

“I think the chemistry of the cast is certainly part of it,” Kleiser said. “The infectiousness of the fun that everybody had when we were making it. The music is really infectious too. I think people love the music and the themes of high school are things people respond to. So I thi...

'Titanic' Theme Voted Best Movie Song

4/29/2010 2:00pm EDT
Celine Dion
The Titanic theme My Heart Will Go On has been named the best film song of all time, according to a new poll.

Celine Dion's ballad, which won the Best Original Song Oscar in 1997, saw off competition from Rule The World by British pop stars Take That, which was used in 2007 adventure movie Stardust.

Aerosmith's I Don't Wanna Miss A Thing, featured in 1998's Armageddon, came third in the survey, decided by listeners of U.K. radio station Magic.

Three songs from Dirty Dancing made the list - Bill Medley and Jennifer Warnes' Time of My Life was at four, while Patrick Swayze's She's Like ...

Jane Lynch Named Her Dog After Olivia Newton-John

2/25/2010 9:56am EST
Jane Lynch
Actress Jane Lynch is delighted her idol Olivia Newton-John agreed to a cameo appearance in Glee - because her dog is named after the Grease star.

Lynch's character, sports teacher Sue Sylvester, will sing hit track Let's Get Physical with Newton-John in an upcoming episode of the musical show. And the 49 year old admits it's a dream come true to perform with the singer/actress.

She says, "Sue Sylvester will be singing Let's Get Physical with Olivia Newton-John. I cannot wait to meet her. I met her once at a premiere of a movie she did but this will be (better). I'll get to hang out wit...

A Few Of The Best Movie Musicals

12/24/2009 9:33am EST
On Christmas Day a brand new musical hits the theaters, titled "Nine," and it got Starpulse thinking about the musical genre. The hits on Broadway always keep people wanting more, and over the years musicals have been beloved on the big screen as well. They've won Oscars, attracted huge movie stars, and everyone loves a good dance routine. Here's a look at the best movie musicals in no particular order.

"The Sound of Music," made in 1965, is an Academy Award winning movie and one of the most successful film musicals of all time. After being adjusted for inflation, it is rumored the movi...