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Keke Palmer Waited Entire Life for “Grease: Live!” Role, First Black Woman in Production

Keke Palmer played the role of Marty in the Sunday night performance of Grease: Live! on Fox, and she sang a song from the original Broadway production–one that didn’t make the original film in 1978. Called “Freddy, My Love,” fans thought a new song had been written for the live musical event, when in fact it wound up on the …

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Vanessa Hudgens to Dedicate Her “Grease: Live!” Performance to Dad Who Passed Away Saturday

Vanessa Hudgens will go on with the show, despite the passing of her father on Saturday. Set to star Sunday night in Fox’s live musical event Grease: Live!, Hudgens will dedicate her performance to her late dad. Vanessa Hudgens' father, Greg, dies of cancer one day before she performs in "Grease: Live!" https://t.co/AnLXio21ew pic.twitter.com/ZEcthMsa5X — EntertainmentTonight (@etnow) January 31, 2016 …

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Julianne Hough Talks Trouble With “Grease: Live” Line Just Days Ahead of Premiere

Julianne Hough stars in the upcoming Grease: Live, set to air on Sunday evening on Fox. She plays the part of Sandy, the iconic role made famous by Olivia Newton-John in the original film. Watch @JulianneHough and @AaronTveit reveal their favorite #GreaseLive moments https://t.co/5hVRNnATl7 @GoGrease pic.twitter.com/mlExgX662L — TV Guide (@TVGuide) January 29, 2016 During an interview with Entertainment Weekly on …

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Bee Gees Manager Robert Stigwood, Who Produced ‘Grease’ and ‘Saturday Night Fever,’ Dies at 81

Bee Gees manager Robert Stigwood has died at the age of 81. , who also produced the 1970s blockbusters Grease and “Saturday Night Fever,” has died. He was 81. Stigwood’s office said the producer of the 1970s Grease and Saturday Night Fever died Monday, as reported by the BBC. The cause of death was not disclosed. RIP Robert Stigwood: The …

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Selma Blair Plays Kris (Kardashian) Jenner in “American Crime Story”

Selma Blair plays a perfect Kris Jenner–then Kardashian, of course–in the American Crime Story: The People v. O.J Simpson trailer. The first chapter debuts of February 2nd, and in addition to Selma Blair, stars Cuba Gooding Jr., John Travolta, Sarah Paulson, David Schwimmer, Courtney B. Vance, and Connie Britton. OMG, Selma Blair is totes the spitting image of @KrisJenner in …

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Julianne Hough Shares First “Grease: Live” Photo on Instagram

Julianne Hough is starring in the upcoming TV special Grease: Live on Fox in January. She is playing the role of Sandra Dee, made famous in the film Grease by Olivia Newton-John. This week the first official photos from the special were released, and Julianne Hough shared one of her, along with cast mates Vanessa Hudgens and Aaron Tveit, on …

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Vanessa Hudgens, Julianne Hough and Aaron Tveit Share First Look of ‘Grease: Live’

Vanessa Hudgens, Julianne Hough and Aaron Tveit were captured in a first look for People magazine of their characters for the much-anticipated Grease: Live, which hits the small screen in January. The special, which will air from 7 to 10 p.m. on each coast (tape-delayed in the Pacific time zone), features Dancing With the Stars judge Julianne Hough as the …

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Carly Rae Jepsen Joins Cast of Upcoming ‘Grease: Live’ on Fox

Carly Rae Jepsen has joined the cast of the upcoming Grease: Live, scheduled to air on Fox in January. Signing on to play the role of Frenchy in the reboot of the popular musical, Carly Rae Jepsen will star alonsgide a top-notch cast. Meet #GreaseLive’s newly-announced Frenchy: @carlyraejepsen! http://t.co/s9giVOoiI4 pic.twitter.com/af1OSYHRyL — Playbill (@playbill) September 30, 2015 So far the cast …

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Kirk Douglas Award For Excellence in Film to Go to Jane Fonda

The Kirk Douglas Award For Excellence in Film is slated to go to Jane Fonda this year. The award is part of the Santa Barbara Film Festival and will be presented to Fonda at a black-tie gala dinner at Bacara Resort & Spa in Santa Barbara on Oct. 3. Jane Fonda is an obvious choice for the Kirk Douglas Award. …

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OJ Simpson Series: Selma Blair Cast as Kris Jenner in Upcoming ‘American Crime Story’ Run

An OJ Simpson series is coming to American Crime Story, and actress Selma Blair has been cast in the role of Kris Jenner. Then, of course, the Keeping Up With the Kardashians martriarch was better known as Kris Kardashian. Her husband Robert Kardashian defended OJ Simspon in the murder trial of his ex-wife Nicole Brown Simpson and her friend Ron …

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Kelly Preston’s Son, Ben, Makes A Reluctant TV Debut

Kelly Preston and John Travolta paid a visit to David Letterman on The Late Show to say farewell to David and to promote Travolta’s new movie, The Forger. While John Travolta was the main guest, his wife, Kelly Preston, waited backstage with their youngest son, Ben, who is four. Kelly Preston’s presence wasn’t known until John Travolta began to tell …

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John Travolta on Scientology: It’s ‘Not Understood’

John Travolta appeared on Good Morning America on Monday, and the topic, of course, turned to Scientology. He was there to promote his new film, The Purger, but seemed to have quite an agenda regarding his religion, too. “People really need to take time and read a book. You know, that’s my advice. You can read New Slant on Life, …

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John Travolta Defends Scientology After Going Clear Documentary

John Travolta is not jumping on the bash-Scientology bandwagon. When the HBO documentary Going Clear hit, it roped one of the biggest documentary audiences of all time. People came out of the woodwork to express shock at what the documentary represented Scientology as being like. Former Scientologists like Leah Remini spoke up about the documentary, agreeing with its stance. “They …

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Jett Travolta: John Travolta Says He Wouldn’t Have Made It Through His Son’s Death Without “Beautiful” Scientology

Jett Travolta, John Travolta’s son, died in 2009 following a seizure. Without Scientology, John Travolta says he wouldn’t have made it out of that alive. Jett Travolta’s death left John Travolta in pieces. “Oh, my god, I wouldn’t have made it without the church’s assistance,” Travolta said of Jett Travolta’s death. “Honestly.” John Travolta was not only helped through Jett …

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John Travolta, Tom Cruise Targeted In New Scientology Doc

John Travolta and Tom Cruise have been two of the biggest proponents for the Church of Scientology over the years, and now a documentary about the church and the role it plays in the actors’ lives has taken aim at revealing just how influential its leaders are. In HBO’s Going Clear: Scientology And The Prison Of Belief, former members tell …

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Connie Britton to Play Faye Resnick in O.J. Simpson ‘American Crime Story’ Miniseries

Connie Britton is the latest star to join the cast of American Crime Story: The People v. O.J. Simpson. Ryan Murphy, creator of the series, announced the news Monday on Twitter that Connie Britton will play Faye Resnick in the 10-part miniseries, which is based on the book The Run of His Life: The People v. O.J. Simpson by Jeffrey …

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John Travolta Pronounces ‘Idina Menzel’ Correctly on 2015 Oscars Stage

John Travolta got a do-over of sorts at the 2015 Oscars, when he met on stage with Frozen star Idina Menzel–and pronounced her name correctly, Anyone who watched the 2014 Oscars, during which Menzel sang her hit song from Frozen, ‘Let It Go,’ knows John Travolta butchered the pronunciation of her name the first time around. Oscars host Neil Patrick …

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Barry Gibb of the Bee Gees Remembers His Late Brothers Ahead of Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award

Barry Gibb received the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award Saturday on behalf of the Bee Gees, which will air on the Grammy ceremony Sunday, but said it would be a bittersweet moment without his late brothers Robin and Maurice Gibb there to share in the award. “Of course there will [be a void],” Barry Gibb told Entertainment Tonight. “But I always …

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Kris Jenner Channels Inner John Travolta at British National Television Awards

Kris Jenner channeled her inner John Travolta at the British National Television Awards in London this past week. In addition to mispronouncing one of the nominee’s names, a la Travolta at last year’s Academy Awards (when he introduced Frozen star Idina Menzel as Adele Dazeem), she completely missed her cue when preparing to present the multichannel award. The show, held …

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John Travolta to Play Robert Shapiro on ‘American Crime Story’

John Travolta is headed back to TV for the first time in decades. He will soon play the role of Robert Shapiro in American Crime Story: The People v. O.J. Simpson . Sarah Paulson, Cuba Gooding Jr., and David Schwimmer help comprise the cast. E! News reports that Travolta will portray O.J. Simpson’s defense attorney from the infamous 1990s trial. …

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Kate Bosworth Says Working With Robert De Niro and John Travolta Was the Highlight of 2014

Kate Bosworth says working with Robert De Niro and John Travolta was the highlight of her year. In a recent interview with E! Online, the 31-year-old actress said working with the actors made 2014 extra special. “I’m feeling blessed with so much work!,” said Bosworth. “I just wrapped two films back to back: Life on the Line with John Travolta …

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John Travolta Finally Addresses Rumors

Iconic actor John Travolta doesn’t give too many revealing interviews. However, the Pulp Fiction star recently opened up to The Daily Beast while attending The Toronto Film Festival in support of his film The Forger. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Douglas Gotterba, a former pilot who worked for Travolta in the 1980s, will have the opportunity to claim in a …

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John Travolta Didn’t Have To Study Tragedy

John Travolta is riding the waves of yet another comeback as his new film, The Forger, debuted at the Toronto International Film Festival. The film is about an art forger in prison for his craft who must make one more jaunt into forging in order to make a deal for his freedom. He wants to be free so that he …

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John Travolta Taxis His Boeing 707 Right Up to the Front Door of His Beyond Real Aviation-Inspired Home

John Travolta has been a certified private pilot for years, but few know that his Florida home is a fully-functional airport where he can pull up his Quantas Boeing 707 right up to the front door. “We designed the house for the jets and to have at our access the world at a moment’s notice, and we succeeded at that,” …

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Welcome Back, Kotter: Entire Series Available On DVD

“Up your nose with a rubber hose!” “Off my case, toilet-face!” Now you can watch all of Vinnie Barbarino’s (John Travolta) rhyming insults. The complete series of Welcome Back, Kotter is now available on DVD. The package consists of 95 episodes over four seasons on 16 DVDs. The double-sided covers are designed to resemble textbooks. The sitcom was set in …

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Pam Dawber of ‘Mork and Mindy’, Other Co-Stars Remember Robin Williams

The world has reacted with shock and sadness this week to the death of Robin Williams, who was found dead in his Tiberon, California home on Monday. The 63-year-old, beloved actor’s death was ruled a suicide by hanging. Those who worked with him and knew him well shared their thoughts following the tragic news. “I am completely and totally devastated. …

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Hilary Duff Not Scientology Member

Hilary Duff is not a member of the Church of Scientology. A photo of what turned out to be a temporary tattoo of a moon caused the rumor about the former Disney star’s affiliation with the controversial organization to run rampant. A couple of months back Duff was spotted hanging out with The Walking Dead star Alanna Masterson. Masterson comes …

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Idina Menzel, Others Honored for Charitable Work

Idina Menzel, Iman, Claire Danes and others were honored Friday by Variety Magazine for charitable work in its “Power of Women: New York” issue. Other honorees Sarah Jessica Parker, Susan Sarandon and A&E President and CEO Nancy Dubac, were honored at a luncheon hosted by designer Zac Posen at Cipriani in Manhattan. Katie Couric, Gayle King, Josh Groban and others …

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Laura Prepon Reportedly Dating Tom Cruise

Xenu, the 75-million-year-old dictator of the “Galactic Confederacy” described in Scientology doctrine has allegedly shined his celestial light upon Orange Is the New Black star Laura Prepon, bringing her together with Scientology heavyweight Tom Cruise. The two are reportedly dating, though secretly. Rumors of a budding relationship between the two first surfaced after it was reported that Cruise, 51, had …

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Olivia Newton-John Rocks ‘Grease’ Leather Pants in Vegas

Olivia Newton-John arrived in Las Vegas wearing a pair of black leather pants like the ones she wore during the carnival scene in the hit film Grease. She starred along with John Travolta in the film that received the Best Motion Picture Award at the 1979 Golden Globes–36 years ago. Now she is ready to lay down some roots in …

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