John Travolta - John Travolta Sued By Gay Man Who Alleges Affair

John Travolta is being sued by a Los Angeles man who wrote a book about his alleged sexual encounters with the Hollywood star. Robert Randolph claims that Travolta and his attorney Marty Singer spread false rumors about his mental health in 2010, in a bid to nullify his accusations.
Mr Randolph is seeking unspecified damages in the suit, filed in Los Angeles Superior Court. Singer has already branded the lawsuit "absurd", saying it was based on a private letter to the publisher of Gawker and "was completely privileged under the law". In a statement to Reuters, the attorney said, "We intend to sue the attorneys for malicious prosecution after the court promptly dismisses this baseless lawsuit". Randolph made headlines with his book 'You'll Never Spa In This Town Again' - finally published in February 2012, three months before two anonymous masseurs accused Travolta of similar behavior. The actor's spokesman called those accusations "complete fiction" and both accusers subsequently dropped their lawsuits. The synopsis of the book claims it tells the story of the Hollywood actor's secret life as part of Hollywood's "gay spa subculture", and Randolph claims, "John Travolta's secret sex life makes Tiger Woods look like a boy Scout!"
Travolta, 58, has been married to the actress Kelly Preston since 1991, though accusations concerning his sexuality have plagued his career.


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Ten Of The Best Quentin Tarantino Movie Soundtrack Songs 3456305 News

Let's forget the controversy for a minute. In Django Unchained, Quentin Tarantino has managed to assemble another top draw soundtrack; established names like Ennio Morricone are including, as past and present soul and R&B stars like James Brown and Rick Ross, right up to modern contemporaries like John Legend - even Tupac makes an appearance. But how does it compare with some of the great sound tracks that the director has been known for over the past three decades; in fact, what are the best songs to appear in Tarantino films? We've had a bit of a think and have put together ten songs that we don't think any self-respecting fan of the man could leave out. 

Quentin Tarantino at the Golden GlobesQuentin Tarantino: Possesses a fine record collection

Tito And Tarantula ‘After Dark’ (from From Dusk Till Dawn)

Tarantino didn’t direct this film, but he did write it, so we’re more than happy to include this sensual Hispanic-flecked 70’s sounding number, played as Salma Hayek made her iconically famous dance in a bar, whilst a snake coiled around her curvaceous body.

<iframe width="636" height="315" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/cG0qv9s0VNo" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

The 5678’s “Woo Woo” (from Kill Bill Vol. 1)

The prelude to battle; this Japanese psychobilly track was played as Uma Thurman’s the Bride stalked the building readying herself for a bloody finale. In keeping with the fast-paced nature of the track, the cameras darted around the Bride, shooting her from a variety of different angles.

<iframe width="636" height="315" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/aR6qvkDDBCg" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

Ennio Morricone ‘L’Arena’ (from Kill Bill Vol. 2)

In a move typical of Tarantino’s endless abundance of reference points to favourite films of his own, he not only used the great western film scorer Ennio Morricone, but he used a song he wrote for one of the great westerns – 1968’s The Mercenary. The piece soundtracked one of the most dramatic moments of Kill Bill Vol. 2, as the bride kung-fu kicked her way out of the coffin she’d been placed in, seemingly dead.

<iframe width="636" height="315" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/nUyNjjQq_rk" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

David Bowie ‘Putting Out The Fire With Gasoline’ (from Inglorious Basterds)

In another example of well-chosen pilfering, Tarantino picked this Bowie song – originally recorded in 1982 with legendary producer Giorgio Moroder for horror film Cat People – to play a similar to device as that of The 5,6,7,8’s track in Kill Bill Vol. 1. The song set up the bloody finale in Inglorious Basterds, with Shosanna Dreyfuss moving along to the beat, applying warpaint and preparing herself for the final attrition.

<iframe width="636" height="315" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/pRbuxshYvtg" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

Urge Overkill ‘Girl, You’ll Be A Woman Soon’ (from Pulp Fiction)

This cover of the Neil Diamond song expertly portrayed the limbo of a night out when you’ve come back from the bar of each with each other and are wondering what’s going to happen next. As Uma Thurman danced and snorted cocaine, John Travolta tried to talk himself out of having sex. The song suggested that was on the cards. It wasn’t. Travolta came back into the room to find his boss’s ex-wife OD’d on the sofa.

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The Delfonics ‘Didn’t I Blow Your Mind This Time’ (from Jackie Brown)

Many of Tarantino’s soundtracks subvert the scene in some way, linking to the action but often taking it to a mood you might not have considered. Here however The Delfonics smooth R&B 70’s hit provided the perfect accompaniment as Jackie Brown enjoyed a rare moment of still in her flat with Robbie.

<iframe width="636" height="315" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/lOvfctgwnug" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

Nancy Sinatra ‘Bang Bang’ (from Kill Bill Vol. 1)

The song that started it all in Kill Bill, and subsequently the one probably most synonymously linked with the films. The Bride lies on the floor, bloody of face and staring up at an assailant. A shot rings out and Nancy Sinatra’s lament slowly begins to unfurl with a subtle tension. A sumptuous opening.

<iframe width="636" height="315" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/T5Xl0Qry-hA" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

Chuck Berry ‘You Can Never Tell’ (from Pulp Fiction)

A song and a scene that provided all sorts of knowing winks, Berry’s 50’s rock and roll and Travolta’s dancing taking us back to his appearance in Grease, where he was also King of the dance floor. With Uma Thurman cutting a rug alongside him, the scene has become one of those indelibly marked on the minds of movie fans everywhere.

<iframe width="636" height="315" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/RoDPPgWbfXY" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

Dick Dale & The Deltones ‘Misirlou' (from Pulp Fiction)

Not sure how we couldn’t include this – even if the Black Eyed Peas have since horribly bastardized it – a brilliant opening to a brilliant film, the scene it is a perfect example of Tarantino at his best; a tawdry looking scene, a coolly but quickly delivered exchange by a seemingly loved-up couple, then all of a sudden action, as the diner is suddenly held up by these two lovebirds. An exhilarating change of pace.

<iframe width="636" height="315" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/D5OHrQYwRac" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

Stealers Wheel ‘Stuck In The Middle With You’ (from Reservoir Dogs)

The application of Tarantino’s twisted humour to scenes of violence and death is at its best here. The cop sits tied up and gagged to the chair, as the effortlessly cool Mr Blonde puts on one his favourite tunes and proceeds to dice up the helpless official’s right ear. Shimmying around the place, Mr Blonde’s actions tie in perfectly with the suavity of the song, and offer a grim punchline to a bloody scene. Classic Tarantino.

<iframe width="636" height="315" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/DohRa9lsx0Q" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

Let's forget the controversy for a minute. In Django Unchained, Quentin Tarantino has managed to assemble another top draw soundtrack; established names like Ennio Morricone are including, as past and present soul and R&B stars like James Brown and Rick Ross, right up to modern contemporaries like John Legend - even Tupac makes an appearance. But how does it compare with some of the great sound tracks that the director has been known for over the past three decades; in fact, what are the best songs to appear in Tarantino films? We've had a bit of a think and have put together ten songs that we don't think any self-respecting fan of the man could leave out. 

Quentin Tarantino at the Golden GlobesQuentin Tarantino: Possesses a fine record collection

Tito And Tarantula ‘After Dark’ (from From Dusk Till Dawn)

Tarantino didn’t direct this film, but he did write it, so we’re more than happy to include this sensual Hispanic-flecked 70’s sounding number, played as Salma Hayek made her iconically famous dance in a bar, whilst a snake coiled around her curvaceous body.

<iframe width="636" height="315" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/cG0qv9s0VNo" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

The 5678’s “Woo Woo” (from Kill Bill Vol. 1)

The prelude to battle; this Japanese psychobilly track was played as Uma Thurman’s the Bride stalked the building readying herself for a bloody finale. In keeping with the fast-paced nature of the track, the cameras darted around the Bride, shooting her from a variety of different angles.

<iframe width="636" height="315" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/aR6qvkDDBCg" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

Ennio Morricone ‘L’Arena’ (from Kill Bill Vol. 2)

In a move typical of Tarantino’s endless abundance of reference points to favourite films of his own, he not only used the great western film scorer Ennio Morricone, but he used a song he wrote for one of the great westerns – 1968’s The Mercenary. The piece soundtracked one of the most dramatic moments of Kill Bill Vol. 2, as the bride kung-fu kicked her way out of the coffin she’d been placed in, seemingly dead.

<iframe width="636" height="315" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/nUyNjjQq_rk" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

David Bowie ‘Putting Out The Fire With Gasoline’ (from Inglorious Basterds)

In another example of well-chosen pilfering, Tarantino picked this Bowie song – originally recorded in 1982 with legendary producer Giorgio Moroder for horror film Cat People – to play a similar to device as that of The 5,6,7,8’s track in Kill Bill Vol. 1. The song set up the bloody finale in Inglorious Basterds, with Shosanna Dreyfuss moving along to the beat, applying warpaint and preparing herself for the final attrition.

<iframe width="636" height="315" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/pRbuxshYvtg" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

Urge Overkill ‘Girl, You’ll Be A Woman Soon’ (from Pulp Fiction)

This cover of the Neil Diamond song expertly portrayed the limbo of a night out when you’ve come back from the bar of each with each other and are wondering what’s going to happen next. As Uma Thurman danced and snorted cocaine, John Travolta tried to talk himself out of having sex. The song suggested that was on the cards. It wasn’t. Travolta came back into the room to find his boss’s ex-wife OD’d on the sofa.

<iframe width="636" height="315" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/JAHA4Jh5jkw" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

The Delfonics ‘Didn’t I Blow Your Mind This Time’ (from Jackie Brown)

Many of Tarantino’s soundtracks subvert the scene in some way, linking to the action but often taking it to a mood you might not have considered. Here however The Delfonics smooth R&B 70’s hit provided the perfect accompaniment as Jackie Brown enjoyed a rare moment of still in her flat with Robbie.

<iframe width="636" height="315" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/lOvfctgwnug" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

Nancy Sinatra ‘Bang Bang’ (from Kill Bill Vol. 1)

The song that started it all in Kill Bill, and subsequently the one probably most synonymously linked with the films. The Bride lies on the floor, bloody of face and staring up at an assailant. A shot rings out and Nancy Sinatra’s lament slowly begins to unfurl with a subtle tension. A sumptuous opening.

<iframe width="636" height="315" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/T5Xl0Qry-hA" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

Chuck Berry ‘You Can Never Tell’ (from Pulp Fiction)

A song and a scene that provided all sorts of knowing winks, Berry’s 50’s rock and roll and Travolta’s dancing taking us back to his appearance in Grease, where he was also King of the dance floor. With Uma Thurman cutting a rug alongside him, the scene has become one of those indelibly marked on the minds of movie fans everywhere.

<iframe width="636" height="315" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/RoDPPgWbfXY" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

Dick Dale & The Deltones ‘Misirlou' (from Pulp Fiction)

Not sure how we couldn’t include this – even if the Black Eyed Peas have since horribly bastardized it – a brilliant opening to a brilliant film, the scene it is a perfect example of Tarantino at his best; a tawdry looking scene, a coolly but quickly delivered exchange by a seemingly loved-up couple, then all of a sudden action, as the diner is suddenly held up by these two lovebirds. An exhilarating change of pace.

<iframe width="636" height="315" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/D5OHrQYwRac" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

Stealers Wheel ‘Stuck In The Middle With You’ (from Reservoir Dogs)

The application of Tarantino’s twisted humour to scenes of violence and death is at its best here. The cop sits tied up and gagged to the chair, as the effortlessly cool Mr Blonde puts on one his favourite tunes and proceeds to dice up the helpless official’s right ear. Shimmying around the place, Mr Blonde’s actions tie in perfectly with the suavity of the song, and offer a grim punchline to a bloody scene. Classic Tarantino.

<iframe width="636" height="315" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/DohRa9lsx0Q" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

29th July 2014 3452575
John Travolta Can't Stop Pilot Dishing About Alleged Relationship 4299729 News

You may not know this about John Travolta, but the actor is a certified airplane pilot and owns an aircraft company – a fact, which has only recently become relevant after a pilot, who worked for Travolta in the 80s, came forward with the claim that his relationship with Travolta went far beyond professional. Too much information? Feel free to read back and catch up. The pilot, Douglas Gotterba, has since been allowed by a California appeals court to share his story.

John Travolta
The details of Travolta's confidentiality agreement with Gotherba are sketchy.

According to Gotterba, via The Hollywood Reporter, he worked for Travolta for six years, between 1981 and 1987. In that time, the pilot claims to have started an intimate relationship with his employer, before entering into a confidentiality agreement (according to Travolta’s legal team.) The appeals court’s ruling opens up a possibility for 64-year-old Gotterba to dispute the terms of his termination, as well as the confidentiality agreement itself. It’s an avenue the pilot plans to pursue, according to the New York Daily News.

More: Let It Go! John Travolta Apologizes For Embarassing Idina Menzel Mispronunciation

John Travolta
Gotterba plans to pursue the matter further.

“Yeah, absolutely," Gotterba told the Daily News when asked if he planned to forge ahead in the contract dispute. “But I can't comment any further.”

You may not know this about John Travolta, but the actor is a certified airplane pilot and owns an aircraft company – a fact, which has only recently become relevant after a pilot, who worked for Travolta in the 80s, came forward with the claim that his relationship with Travolta went far beyond professional. Too much information? Feel free to read back and catch up. The pilot, Douglas Gotterba, has since been allowed by a California appeals court to share his story.

John Travolta
The details of Travolta's confidentiality agreement with Gotherba are sketchy.

According to Gotterba, via The Hollywood Reporter, he worked for Travolta for six years, between 1981 and 1987. In that time, the pilot claims to have started an intimate relationship with his employer, before entering into a confidentiality agreement (according to Travolta’s legal team.) The appeals court’s ruling opens up a possibility for 64-year-old Gotterba to dispute the terms of his termination, as well as the confidentiality agreement itself. It’s an avenue the pilot plans to pursue, according to the New York Daily News.

More: Let It Go! John Travolta Apologizes For Embarassing Idina Menzel Mispronunciation

John Travolta
Gotterba plans to pursue the matter further.

“Yeah, absolutely," Gotterba told the Daily News when asked if he planned to forge ahead in the contract dispute. “But I can't comment any further.”

24th July 2014 4213939
Samuel Jackson Talks Cancer & Recites 'Pulp Fiction' Speech On 'The Graham Norton Show' 4245940 News

Samuel Jackson knows the words of the gospel, or at least Ezekiel 25:17. The actor appeared on The Graham Norton Show on Friday night (13th June) and recited his famous speech from Pulp Fiction perfectly.

Samuel L Jackson
Samuel L Jackson played hit man Jules Winnfield in the cult classic.

Norton was joined by Jackson and actress Keira Knightley on the show. Jackson is currently in the UK promoting awareness for male cancer in the charity campaign One For The Boys. The campaign is intended to encourage men to discuss their health and get tested. In an interview with the Telegraph, Jackson explained he became interested in the charity after a friend of his British publicist, Sofia Davis, died of cancer. 

Read More: Keira Knightley Poses As Britney Spears For Confused Fans.

He described the differences between men and women when it came to health issues and recounted a discussion he had with Davis. Jackson said "She [Davis] discovered, and I discovered too, that we had all these guy friends who had symptoms they never or barely ever talked about. She asked me if I ever talked to my friends about bumps or lumps, because women discuss that stuff amongst themselves all the time. And I said no, with guys, you just get hurt and you deal with it."

Quentin Tarantino
Quentin Tarantino and Uma Thurman celebrated the 20th anniversary of Pulp Fiction at Cannes.

The cast of Pulp Fiction recently reunited at the Cannes Film Festival in order to celebrate the 20th Anniversary of its premiere. Director and writer Quentin Tarantino took to the red carpet to perform the infamous Jack Rabbit Slims Twist Contest which saw Uma Thurman and John Travolta dance to Chuck Berry's 'You Never Can Tell'.  Jackson played hit man Jules Winnfield in the cult classic has the most memorable lines including a discussion about burgers with Travolta and, of course, his famous Ezekiel speech!

In case you want to memorise the speech yourself, here it is:

"The path of the righteous man is beset on all sides by the inequities of the selfish and the tyranny of evil men. Blessed is he who, in the name of charity and good will, shepherds the weak through the valley of the darkness, for he is truly his brother's keeper and the finder of lost children. And I will strike down upon thee with great vengeance and furious anger those who attempt to poison and destroy My brothers. And you will know I am the Lord when I lay My vengeance upon you."

Watch Samuel L Jackson Recite Ezekiel 25:17 On The Graham Norton Show.

Graham NortonSamuel Jackson joined Graham Norton and Keira Knightley on the show.

Samuel Jackson knows the words of the gospel, or at least Ezekiel 25:17. The actor appeared on The Graham Norton Show on Friday night (13th June) and recited his famous speech from Pulp Fiction perfectly.

Samuel L Jackson
Samuel L Jackson played hit man Jules Winnfield in the cult classic.

Norton was joined by Jackson and actress Keira Knightley on the show. Jackson is currently in the UK promoting awareness for male cancer in the charity campaign One For The Boys. The campaign is intended to encourage men to discuss their health and get tested. In an interview with the Telegraph, Jackson explained he became interested in the charity after a friend of his British publicist, Sofia Davis, died of cancer. 

Read More: Keira Knightley Poses As Britney Spears For Confused Fans.

He described the differences between men and women when it came to health issues and recounted a discussion he had with Davis. Jackson said "She [Davis] discovered, and I discovered too, that we had all these guy friends who had symptoms they never or barely ever talked about. She asked me if I ever talked to my friends about bumps or lumps, because women discuss that stuff amongst themselves all the time. And I said no, with guys, you just get hurt and you deal with it."

Quentin Tarantino
Quentin Tarantino and Uma Thurman celebrated the 20th anniversary of Pulp Fiction at Cannes.

The cast of Pulp Fiction recently reunited at the Cannes Film Festival in order to celebrate the 20th Anniversary of its premiere. Director and writer Quentin Tarantino took to the red carpet to perform the infamous Jack Rabbit Slims Twist Contest which saw Uma Thurman and John Travolta dance to Chuck Berry's 'You Never Can Tell'.  Jackson played hit man Jules Winnfield in the cult classic has the most memorable lines including a discussion about burgers with Travolta and, of course, his famous Ezekiel speech!

In case you want to memorise the speech yourself, here it is:

"The path of the righteous man is beset on all sides by the inequities of the selfish and the tyranny of evil men. Blessed is he who, in the name of charity and good will, shepherds the weak through the valley of the darkness, for he is truly his brother's keeper and the finder of lost children. And I will strike down upon thee with great vengeance and furious anger those who attempt to poison and destroy My brothers. And you will know I am the Lord when I lay My vengeance upon you."

Watch Samuel L Jackson Recite Ezekiel 25:17 On The Graham Norton Show.

Graham NortonSamuel Jackson joined Graham Norton and Keira Knightley on the show.

16th June 2014 4227928
Neil Patrick Harris And 9 Other Actors Who Donned Drag For Roles 4238046 News

So, Neil Patrick Harris basically won the Tonys 2014 (the whole thing) with his performance of "Sugar Daddy" from Hedwig and the Angry Inch. Harris has been making headlines as the lead in the Broadway show since he joined the cast earlier this year. He’s not the first actor to don drag for a role, these other actors have all dressed up like the fairer sex for performances in the past.

Actors Who Dressed In Drag Neil Patrick Harris has received rave reviews for his performance in Hedwig and the Angry Inch

The original drag pair, Tony Curtis and Jack Lemmon

These two starred as a pair of musicians in the 1959 film Some Like It Hot. Appearing alongside Marilyn Monroe, Lemmon won the Golden Globe for Best Actor in a Musical of Comedy for his performance.

Michael J. Fox in Back to the Future Part II

What else would the children of Marty McFly and Jennifer look like other than Michael J. Fox with an array of wigs and outfits?  Not the most believable, but certain the most hysterical.

Eddie Murphy in The Nutty Professor

Clearly taking inspiration from Back to the Future Part II, Murphy plays the whole family of his character Professor Klumps in The Nutty Professor.

MORE: Jared Leto's Dallas Buyers Club Oscars trophy is a "filthy mess"

Johnny Depp in Before Night Falls

Depp probably looked like a prettier woman in Before Night Falls than most real women. Penelope Cruz said of Depp in the movie, “Johnny wears everything better than I do.”

Marlon Wayans in White Chicks

“I make one hell of a sexy white women, if I do say so myself,” Marlon told Entertainment Weekly of his performance in White Chicks. Sexy/really creepy…we’re not quite sure.

John Travolta in Hairspray

Travolta played Edna Turnblad in the 2007 film adaption of Hairspray, a performance for which he won the Golden Globe for Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture. He certainly seemed comfortable in character, perhaps he just feels like himself when he has a convincing wig on?

Rupert Everett in the St Trinians films

Another actor who seemed all too natural in drag was Rupert Everett in the St Trinians films. Starring as Camilla Dagey Fritton, the headmaster of the school, Everett scarily reminds us of another famous upper class Camilla. We just can’t put our finger on who…

Actors Who Dressed In Drag Leto, pictured left, starred alongside Matthew McConaughey in Dallas Buyers Club

Jared Leto in Dallas Buyers Club

Leto seems more comfortable donning a dress than he does wearing a suit…although he still looks pretty good in both! He played transexual, HIV+ woman in Dallas Buyers Club earlier this year, a role for which he won the Academy Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role.

MORE: Forget the swearing, Neil Patrick Harris' 'Hedwig and the Angry Inch' is a soaring success

Click here to watch the trailer for Dallas Buyers Club

So, Neil Patrick Harris basically won the Tonys 2014 (the whole thing) with his performance of "Sugar Daddy" from Hedwig and the Angry Inch. Harris has been making headlines as the lead in the Broadway show since he joined the cast earlier this year. He’s not the first actor to don drag for a role, these other actors have all dressed up like the fairer sex for performances in the past.

Actors Who Dressed In Drag Neil Patrick Harris has received rave reviews for his performance in Hedwig and the Angry Inch

The original drag pair, Tony Curtis and Jack Lemmon

These two starred as a pair of musicians in the 1959 film Some Like It Hot. Appearing alongside Marilyn Monroe, Lemmon won the Golden Globe for Best Actor in a Musical of Comedy for his performance.

Michael J. Fox in Back to the Future Part II

What else would the children of Marty McFly and Jennifer look like other than Michael J. Fox with an array of wigs and outfits?  Not the most believable, but certain the most hysterical.

Eddie Murphy in The Nutty Professor

Clearly taking inspiration from Back to the Future Part II, Murphy plays the whole family of his character Professor Klumps in The Nutty Professor.

MORE: Jared Leto's Dallas Buyers Club Oscars trophy is a "filthy mess"

Johnny Depp in Before Night Falls

Depp probably looked like a prettier woman in Before Night Falls than most real women. Penelope Cruz said of Depp in the movie, “Johnny wears everything better than I do.”

Marlon Wayans in White Chicks

“I make one hell of a sexy white women, if I do say so myself,” Marlon told Entertainment Weekly of his performance in White Chicks. Sexy/really creepy…we’re not quite sure.

John Travolta in Hairspray

Travolta played Edna Turnblad in the 2007 film adaption of Hairspray, a performance for which he won the Golden Globe for Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture. He certainly seemed comfortable in character, perhaps he just feels like himself when he has a convincing wig on?

Rupert Everett in the St Trinians films

Another actor who seemed all too natural in drag was Rupert Everett in the St Trinians films. Starring as Camilla Dagey Fritton, the headmaster of the school, Everett scarily reminds us of another famous upper class Camilla. We just can’t put our finger on who…

Actors Who Dressed In Drag Leto, pictured left, starred alongside Matthew McConaughey in Dallas Buyers Club

Jared Leto in Dallas Buyers Club

Leto seems more comfortable donning a dress than he does wearing a suit…although he still looks pretty good in both! He played transexual, HIV+ woman in Dallas Buyers Club earlier this year, a role for which he won the Academy Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role.

MORE: Forget the swearing, Neil Patrick Harris' 'Hedwig and the Angry Inch' is a soaring success

Click here to watch the trailer for Dallas Buyers Club

10th June 2014 4236562
'Bring Out The Gimp': Pulp Fiction's Masked Man Speaks 4213731 News

It’s hard to believe it’s been 20 years since Quentin Tarantino unleashed Pulp Fiction at the Cannes Film Festival and took home the Palme d’Or. But on Friday night, stars Uma Thurman and John Travolta joined Tarantino in Cannes for a special anniversary screening of the film. But we’ve got to ask, where was The Gimp?

Uma Thurman and Quentin TarantinoUma Thurman joined Tarantino for a special Pulp Fiction screening

He might not have a spoken a single line in the film and we never actually saw his face, but The Gimp remains one of Pulp Fiction’s most iconic characters. There was just something about that head to toe leather look that was bound to engrain itself in movie goers minds. But who was the man behind the mask?

More: Pulp Fiction stars reunite at Cannes

Hiding behind the leather was Stephen Hibbert, an English born comedian who began his career as a member of the Groundlings improv-comedy group. Hibbert began performing with the troupe in 1989 and Tarantino would often come to watch their shows, eventually striking up a friendship with the cast. Indeed Groudlings' alumni are sprinkled throughout Pulp Fiction in minor roles, Kathy Griffin can be seen after Butch runs down Marcellus Wallace with his car and Hibbert's former wife Julia Sweeney appears as Winston Wolf's girlfriend.

More: Winter Sleep takes home Palme d'Or at Cannes

So how did Hibbert end up as the man in The Gimp costume? Well he auditioned with Tarantino like any other actor would. "He and I did like a little psychodrama where he was, you know, being dominant and I was being passive. Just improv," he revealed in an interview with NPR. "I got the job and it was a blast. It was two days' work, and he just said, 'Go nuts.' So I did." But behind the mask, Hibbert says he was “bright red and embarrassed beyond comprehension,” while also struggling with the “uncomfortable” costume.

Bruce WillisBruce Willis encountered The Gimp in Pulp Fiction

Hibbert doesn't mind the anonymity that came with hiding behind a mask, “I didn't necessarily want to be recognised for the Gimp," he says. "I never sent out, you know, 'Merry Christmas from the Gimp' Christmas cards.” Today Hibbert describes himself as "kind of unemployed,” while doing freelance work and going out for commercial auditions.

Still, there are a few people he's been reluctant about revealing his identity to, "I've kept it from the children up until this moment," he said, "not actively so, but they're 14, 12 and 10, so they're a little young for Pulp Fiction still.”

It’s hard to believe it’s been 20 years since Quentin Tarantino unleashed Pulp Fiction at the Cannes Film Festival and took home the Palme d’Or. But on Friday night, stars Uma Thurman and John Travolta joined Tarantino in Cannes for a special anniversary screening of the film. But we’ve got to ask, where was The Gimp?

Uma Thurman and Quentin TarantinoUma Thurman joined Tarantino for a special Pulp Fiction screening

He might not have a spoken a single line in the film and we never actually saw his face, but The Gimp remains one of Pulp Fiction’s most iconic characters. There was just something about that head to toe leather look that was bound to engrain itself in movie goers minds. But who was the man behind the mask?

More: Pulp Fiction stars reunite at Cannes

Hiding behind the leather was Stephen Hibbert, an English born comedian who began his career as a member of the Groundlings improv-comedy group. Hibbert began performing with the troupe in 1989 and Tarantino would often come to watch their shows, eventually striking up a friendship with the cast. Indeed Groudlings' alumni are sprinkled throughout Pulp Fiction in minor roles, Kathy Griffin can be seen after Butch runs down Marcellus Wallace with his car and Hibbert's former wife Julia Sweeney appears as Winston Wolf's girlfriend.

More: Winter Sleep takes home Palme d'Or at Cannes

So how did Hibbert end up as the man in The Gimp costume? Well he auditioned with Tarantino like any other actor would. "He and I did like a little psychodrama where he was, you know, being dominant and I was being passive. Just improv," he revealed in an interview with NPR. "I got the job and it was a blast. It was two days' work, and he just said, 'Go nuts.' So I did." But behind the mask, Hibbert says he was “bright red and embarrassed beyond comprehension,” while also struggling with the “uncomfortable” costume.

Bruce WillisBruce Willis encountered The Gimp in Pulp Fiction

Hibbert doesn't mind the anonymity that came with hiding behind a mask, “I didn't necessarily want to be recognised for the Gimp," he says. "I never sent out, you know, 'Merry Christmas from the Gimp' Christmas cards.” Today Hibbert describes himself as "kind of unemployed,” while doing freelance work and going out for commercial auditions.

Still, there are a few people he's been reluctant about revealing his identity to, "I've kept it from the children up until this moment," he said, "not actively so, but they're 14, 12 and 10, so they're a little young for Pulp Fiction still.”

25th May 2014 4213337
Cinema Is Dead, For This Generation At Least, Claims Quentin Tarantino 4212400 News

It seems like when you reach the top of your selected field, it’s only right for you to declare that field dead. Nas did it with hip hop and now Quentin Tarantino has said it about film. "As far as I'm concerned, digital projection and DCPs is the death of cinema as I know it," said the outspoken director ahead of a special screening of his iconic cult classic, ‘Pulp Fiction’.

Quentin TarantinoQuentin Tarantino grooves away on the Cannes 2014 red carpet

“The fact that most films now are not presented in 35 mm means that the war is lost. Digital projections, that's just television in public. And apparently the whole world is OK with television in public, but what I knew as cinema is dead,” asserted Tarantino, who has featured heavily in the news lately surrounding the Hateful Eight leak debacle and subsequent lawsuits. 

More: Pulp Fiction Stars Reunite At Cannes

Tarantino went to describe the current generation as “quite hopeless” but remains hopeful the next one “would demand the real thing” when it comes to cinematic practice. “I'm hopeful that we're going through a woozy romantic period with the ease of digital. I'm very hopeful that future generations will be much smarter than this generation and realise what they lost,” he added, according to The Independent. 

"Back in my day, you at least needed 16mm to make something, and that was a Mount Everest most of us couldn't climb. But why an established filmmaker would shoot on digital, I have no ******* idea at all."

Quentin Tarantino Keen To Develop Django Unchained Mini-series

Tarantino was on form at Cannes ahead of Pulp Fiction’s screening recreating Jack Rabbit Slim's famous scene, greeting John Travolta and Uma Thurman with high fives and instructing the audience to “rip out a joint and light it up” before seeing the movie, which, he stated he seen “under every circumstance a person can see it except this one.”

It seems like when you reach the top of your selected field, it’s only right for you to declare that field dead. Nas did it with hip hop and now Quentin Tarantino has said it about film. "As far as I'm concerned, digital projection and DCPs is the death of cinema as I know it," said the outspoken director ahead of a special screening of his iconic cult classic, ‘Pulp Fiction’.

Quentin TarantinoQuentin Tarantino grooves away on the Cannes 2014 red carpet

“The fact that most films now are not presented in 35 mm means that the war is lost. Digital projections, that's just television in public. And apparently the whole world is OK with television in public, but what I knew as cinema is dead,” asserted Tarantino, who has featured heavily in the news lately surrounding the Hateful Eight leak debacle and subsequent lawsuits. 

More: Pulp Fiction Stars Reunite At Cannes

Tarantino went to describe the current generation as “quite hopeless” but remains hopeful the next one “would demand the real thing” when it comes to cinematic practice. “I'm hopeful that we're going through a woozy romantic period with the ease of digital. I'm very hopeful that future generations will be much smarter than this generation and realise what they lost,” he added, according to The Independent. 

"Back in my day, you at least needed 16mm to make something, and that was a Mount Everest most of us couldn't climb. But why an established filmmaker would shoot on digital, I have no ******* idea at all."

Quentin Tarantino Keen To Develop Django Unchained Mini-series

Tarantino was on form at Cannes ahead of Pulp Fiction’s screening recreating Jack Rabbit Slim's famous scene, greeting John Travolta and Uma Thurman with high fives and instructing the audience to “rip out a joint and light it up” before seeing the movie, which, he stated he seen “under every circumstance a person can see it except this one.”

24th May 2014 4211323
Fox Moves Into The Televised Musical Niche With "Grease Live" Set For 2015 4174222 News

Earlier this year, NBC’s The Sound of Music Live!  TV musical starring Carrie Underwood received largely mixed reviews, but apparently it was good enough for Fox to give it a go as well. The network has ordered a three hour live broadcast of the classic musical to air sometime in 2015. Much like The Sound of Music, this live TV event will be based on the original Broadway musical, staged in 1971, as well as the 1978 film starrng John Travolta and Olivia Newton John. With $400 million in worldwide profits to date, Grease is by far the biggest grossing movie musical of all time.  The adapted version will feature a cast of young actors (naturally), but so far, no casting decisions have been made. The production partners will also be announced at a later date.

Zac Efron
Online speculation immediately attached Efron's name to the project.

"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," Shana C. Waterman, senior vp event series at Fox, said for The Hollywood Reporter. "Its iconic characters and addictive songs make it the perfect fit for Fox, and we’re going to give it the kind of star power and production quality to make every Sandy, Danny, Rizzo and Kenickie out there want to get up and sing along."

No news yet on whether Zac Efron will be available to play the token well coiffed love interest."

More: Olivia Newton-John To Have Las Vegas Residency

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Olivia Newton-John
The question is, who could ever fill Olivia Newton-John's shoes?

Earlier this year, NBC’s The Sound of Music Live!  TV musical starring Carrie Underwood received largely mixed reviews, but apparently it was good enough for Fox to give it a go as well. The network has ordered a three hour live broadcast of the classic musical to air sometime in 2015. Much like The Sound of Music, this live TV event will be based on the original Broadway musical, staged in 1971, as well as the 1978 film starrng John Travolta and Olivia Newton John. With $400 million in worldwide profits to date, Grease is by far the biggest grossing movie musical of all time.  The adapted version will feature a cast of young actors (naturally), but so far, no casting decisions have been made. The production partners will also be announced at a later date.

Zac Efron
Online speculation immediately attached Efron's name to the project.

"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," Shana C. Waterman, senior vp event series at Fox, said for The Hollywood Reporter. "Its iconic characters and addictive songs make it the perfect fit for Fox, and we’re going to give it the kind of star power and production quality to make every Sandy, Danny, Rizzo and Kenickie out there want to get up and sing along."

No news yet on whether Zac Efron will be available to play the token well coiffed love interest."

More: Olivia Newton-John To Have Las Vegas Residency

More: John Travolta Adresses Idina Menzel Mishap At The Oscars

Olivia Newton-John
The question is, who could ever fill Olivia Newton-John's shoes?

30th April 2014 4096345
Fox Is Bringing Back 'Grease!' But What Can We Expect From The Three Hour Live Show? 4173327 News

Musicals don't much bigger or well remembered than Grease, but for those of us who learned every single word sung by John Travolta and Olivia Newton John in the movie, there’s a mixture of anticipation and worry over Fox's latest announcement. The network revealed yesterday that they are airing a three hour live broadcast of Grease in 2015, bringing Sandy and Danny back for a whole new generation. So what exactly does Fox have in mind for Grease and who might be dawning a T-Birds jacket when the musical hits the small screen?

John Travolta and Olivia Newton JohnSandy and Danny as they are now, John Travolta and Olivia Newton John

Grease the musical started life in 1971 and was first performed in a theatre in Chicago. Written by Jim Jacobs and Warren Casey the musical eventually moved to Broadway and was performed in London in 1973. Many future famous faces made an appearance in Grease’s early touring cast, including Patrick Swayze, Richard Gere (who stared in the London production) and John Travolta. Travolta would end up becoming the Danny Zucko we all remember after Grease landed on the big screen in 1978. Grease the movie would become the highest grossing musical of all time taking nearly $400 million at the worldwide box office.

More: Olivia Newton-John's Las Vegas residency

Fox’s Grease production will be based on the original 1971 stage show and will be produced by Paramount television. Their senior vp of event series Shana C. Waterman has described Grease as “one of the most beloved musical stories ever told” and added that Fox “can't wait to bring it to our air in a spectacular live event.” Waterman went on to say that Grease’s “iconic characters and addictive songs make it the perfect fit for Fox,” and that the network will “give it the kind of star power and production quality to make every Sandy, Danny, Rizzo and Kenickie out there want to get up and sing along.”

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" align="center" lang="en"><p>Get ready to hand jive: a live Grease musical is coming to Fox! <a href="http://t.co/6wVy1kkcUb" rel="nofollow" >http://t.co/6wVy1kkcUb</a> <a href="http://t.co/Iz9Uv91MHO" rel="nofollow" >pic.twitter.com/Iz9Uv91MHO</a></p>&mdash; E! Online (@eonline) <a href="https://twitter.com/eonline/statuses/460858996933414913" rel="nofollow" >April 28, 2014</a></blockquote>
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So who will be taking on the iconic roles of our favourite T-birds and Pink Ladies? Well there’s no word yet but we can bet this is going to be a contentious issue. The Hollywood Reporter states that “the live event will feature a young ensemble cast” and the internet has been all too keen to give their picks. Every young star with a good set of pipes has seen their name thrown in the hat from Taylor Swift as Sandy (could work) to Harry Styles as Danny (he’s got the quiff). Older names also haven't escaped a mention, after all Travolta and Newton-John weren't exactly high schoolers, so how would you feel about Justin Timberlake or Kristen Bell as Danny and Sandy?

With the cast set to be announced at a later date we’re just going to have to keep on drawing up our dream list. Still it’s a year to go until Grease on Fox airs so what better time than now to start learning all the soundtrack lyrics for the inevitable sing-a-long. Guess it's time to find your Danny and tell him 'You're the One That I Want'!

More: Madonna's daughter Lourdes lands a role in High School Grease production

Brush up on 'You're the One That I Want with Olivia Newton-John here:
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Musicals don't much bigger or well remembered than Grease, but for those of us who learned every single word sung by John Travolta and Olivia Newton John in the movie, there’s a mixture of anticipation and worry over Fox's latest announcement. The network revealed yesterday that they are airing a three hour live broadcast of Grease in 2015, bringing Sandy and Danny back for a whole new generation. So what exactly does Fox have in mind for Grease and who might be dawning a T-Birds jacket when the musical hits the small screen?

John Travolta and Olivia Newton JohnSandy and Danny as they are now, John Travolta and Olivia Newton John

Grease the musical started life in 1971 and was first performed in a theatre in Chicago. Written by Jim Jacobs and Warren Casey the musical eventually moved to Broadway and was performed in London in 1973. Many future famous faces made an appearance in Grease’s early touring cast, including Patrick Swayze, Richard Gere (who stared in the London production) and John Travolta. Travolta would end up becoming the Danny Zucko we all remember after Grease landed on the big screen in 1978. Grease the movie would become the highest grossing musical of all time taking nearly $400 million at the worldwide box office.

More: Olivia Newton-John's Las Vegas residency

Fox’s Grease production will be based on the original 1971 stage show and will be produced by Paramount television. Their senior vp of event series Shana C. Waterman has described Grease as “one of the most beloved musical stories ever told” and added that Fox “can't wait to bring it to our air in a spectacular live event.” Waterman went on to say that Grease’s “iconic characters and addictive songs make it the perfect fit for Fox,” and that the network will “give it the kind of star power and production quality to make every Sandy, Danny, Rizzo and Kenickie out there want to get up and sing along.”

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" align="center" lang="en"><p>Get ready to hand jive: a live Grease musical is coming to Fox! <a href="http://t.co/6wVy1kkcUb" rel="nofollow" >http://t.co/6wVy1kkcUb</a> <a href="http://t.co/Iz9Uv91MHO" rel="nofollow" >pic.twitter.com/Iz9Uv91MHO</a></p>&mdash; E! Online (@eonline) <a href="https://twitter.com/eonline/statuses/460858996933414913" rel="nofollow" >April 28, 2014</a></blockquote>
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So who will be taking on the iconic roles of our favourite T-birds and Pink Ladies? Well there’s no word yet but we can bet this is going to be a contentious issue. The Hollywood Reporter states that “the live event will feature a young ensemble cast” and the internet has been all too keen to give their picks. Every young star with a good set of pipes has seen their name thrown in the hat from Taylor Swift as Sandy (could work) to Harry Styles as Danny (he’s got the quiff). Older names also haven't escaped a mention, after all Travolta and Newton-John weren't exactly high schoolers, so how would you feel about Justin Timberlake or Kristen Bell as Danny and Sandy?

With the cast set to be announced at a later date we’re just going to have to keep on drawing up our dream list. Still it’s a year to go until Grease on Fox airs so what better time than now to start learning all the soundtrack lyrics for the inevitable sing-a-long. Guess it's time to find your Danny and tell him 'You're the One That I Want'!

More: Madonna's daughter Lourdes lands a role in High School Grease production

Brush up on 'You're the One That I Want with Olivia Newton-John here:
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Fox Orders 'Grease Live' 3-Hour Broadcast To Air In 2015 4172932 News

Fox is diversifying its programming output by scheduling a live performance of the production Grease Live to be aired on its channel sometime next year. The decision to bring the hit musical to the small screen has been prompted by the runaway success of NBC's The Sound of Music, which drew 22 million viewers last December.

John Travolta
John Travolta Memorably Played Danny In The 1978 Hit Feature Film.

Grease Live will reportedly feature a "young ensemble cast" and will be based on the 1971 Broadway version of the story with the songs that the 1978 feature film helped lend worldwide success, such as 'Summer Nights' and 'You're The One That I Want.'

More: John Travolta forgiven for Idina Menzel faux-pas.

The enduring popularity of the high school coming-of-age romance is Fox's assurance that ratings should be high, as is the current popularity of musical productions, such as Glee, that are aimed at younger demographics.

John Travolta Olivia Newton-John
Travolta & Olivia Newton-John Helped Make 'Grease,' Danny & Sandy Household Names.

"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," said Shana C. Waterman, senior vp event series at Fox, via THR. "Its iconic characters and addictive songs make it the perfect fit for Fox, and we're going to give it the kind of star power and production quality to make every Sandy, Danny, Rizzo and Kenickie out there want to get up and sing along."

More: NBC call for comedy writers to submit their ideas for a new series.

By ordering Grease Live, the network is entering into even closer competition with NBC, which collected a 5.6 rating among the key 18-49 demographic for The Sound of Music. NBC capitalised on the success of the show with a soundtrack and DVD and is planning to follow up the success of its first live broadcast with another, Peter Pan, set for the 4th December this year.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" align="center" lang="en"><p>Get ready to hand jive: a live Grease musical is coming to Fox! <a href="http://t.co/6wVy1kkcUb"rel="nofollow">http://t.co/6wVy1kkcUb</a> <a href="http://t.co/Iz9Uv91MHO"rel="nofollow">pic.twitter.com/Iz9Uv91MHO</a></p>&mdash; E! Online (@eonline) <a href="https://twitter.com/eonline/statuses/460858996933414913"rel="nofollow">April 28, 2014</a></blockquote>
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"It's incredibly exciting to have one of our first major network productions be based on this universally celebrated Paramount title, and we're thrilled to be partnering with Kevin [Reilly], Joe [Early] and Shana [Waterman] on this epic television event," Paramount TV president Amy Powell said. "Fox's passion for engaging audiences with bold storytelling and live musical formats make it a perfect home for this special broadcast."

More: John Travolta wows with dancing at the Indian Film Awards.

NBC The Sound Of Music
The Cast Of NBC's Extremely Successful 'The Sound Of Music.'

Fox is diversifying its programming output by scheduling a live performance of the production Grease Live to be aired on its channel sometime next year. The decision to bring the hit musical to the small screen has been prompted by the runaway success of NBC's The Sound of Music, which drew 22 million viewers last December.

John Travolta
John Travolta Memorably Played Danny In The 1978 Hit Feature Film.

Grease Live will reportedly feature a "young ensemble cast" and will be based on the 1971 Broadway version of the story with the songs that the 1978 feature film helped lend worldwide success, such as 'Summer Nights' and 'You're The One That I Want.'

More: John Travolta forgiven for Idina Menzel faux-pas.

The enduring popularity of the high school coming-of-age romance is Fox's assurance that ratings should be high, as is the current popularity of musical productions, such as Glee, that are aimed at younger demographics.

John Travolta Olivia Newton-John
Travolta & Olivia Newton-John Helped Make 'Grease,' Danny & Sandy Household Names.

"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," said Shana C. Waterman, senior vp event series at Fox, via THR. "Its iconic characters and addictive songs make it the perfect fit for Fox, and we're going to give it the kind of star power and production quality to make every Sandy, Danny, Rizzo and Kenickie out there want to get up and sing along."

More: NBC call for comedy writers to submit their ideas for a new series.

By ordering Grease Live, the network is entering into even closer competition with NBC, which collected a 5.6 rating among the key 18-49 demographic for The Sound of Music. NBC capitalised on the success of the show with a soundtrack and DVD and is planning to follow up the success of its first live broadcast with another, Peter Pan, set for the 4th December this year.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" align="center" lang="en"><p>Get ready to hand jive: a live Grease musical is coming to Fox! <a href="http://t.co/6wVy1kkcUb"rel="nofollow">http://t.co/6wVy1kkcUb</a> <a href="http://t.co/Iz9Uv91MHO"rel="nofollow">pic.twitter.com/Iz9Uv91MHO</a></p>&mdash; E! Online (@eonline) <a href="https://twitter.com/eonline/statuses/460858996933414913"rel="nofollow">April 28, 2014</a></blockquote>
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"It's incredibly exciting to have one of our first major network productions be based on this universally celebrated Paramount title, and we're thrilled to be partnering with Kevin [Reilly], Joe [Early] and Shana [Waterman] on this epic television event," Paramount TV president Amy Powell said. "Fox's passion for engaging audiences with bold storytelling and live musical formats make it a perfect home for this special broadcast."

More: John Travolta wows with dancing at the Indian Film Awards.

NBC The Sound Of Music
The Cast Of NBC's Extremely Successful 'The Sound Of Music.'

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'Grease' Live Stage Production To Be Aired On Fox 4172632 News

Another classic musical is being revived!

NBC's huge success with 'Sound of Music Live!' has given Fox a great idea.

The television network will create a live special of their own, and it will be a three-hour broadcast of the 1970's hit musical 'Grease.'

Fox president Kevin Reilly made the exciting announcement on Monday (April 28th).

The forthcoming live production will feature some of the iconic songs featured in the musical, such as '"You're the One That I Want,' 'Hopelessly Devoted To You,' and 'Summer Nights.'

'Grease Live' is scheduled to air in 2015 and will feature a young ensemble cast who will re-enact the story told in the original 1971 musical as well as the 1978 film, which starred John Travolta and Olivia-Newton John.

"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," Fox's senior vice president of event series Shana C. Waterman stated. "Its iconic characters and addictive songs make it the perfect fit for Fox, and we're going to give it the kind of star power and production quality to make every Sandy, Danny, Rizzo and Kenickie out there want to get up and sing along."

"It's incredibly exciting to have one of our first major network productions be based on this universally celebrated Paramount title, and we're thrilled to be partnering with Kevin, Joe and Shana on this epic television event," added Paramount TV's president, Amy Powell. "Fox's passion for engaging audiences with bold storytelling and live musical formats make it a perfect home for this special broadcast."

The SOund Of Music
The cast of NBC's 'The Sound of Music Live!'

Last December, NBC aired a live broadcast of a stage production of the von Trap's family's' famed tale called, 'The Sound Of Music Live!'. American singer Carrie Underwood starred as the titular role of 'Maria' and 'True Blood's' Stephen Moyer portrayed 'Captain von Trapp'.

MORE: NBC's Next Live Stage Production Will Be 'Peter Pan' After The Success Of 'Sound Of Music' 

Fox are jumping on the bandwagon due to the live stage production garnering 18.4 million viewers and scored a 4.6 average rating in the adult demographic, making it the highest rating NBC production since the last episode of ER in 2009.

Another classic musical is being revived!

NBC's huge success with 'Sound of Music Live!' has given Fox a great idea.

The television network will create a live special of their own, and it will be a three-hour broadcast of the 1970's hit musical 'Grease.'

Fox president Kevin Reilly made the exciting announcement on Monday (April 28th).

The forthcoming live production will feature some of the iconic songs featured in the musical, such as '"You're the One That I Want,' 'Hopelessly Devoted To You,' and 'Summer Nights.'

'Grease Live' is scheduled to air in 2015 and will feature a young ensemble cast who will re-enact the story told in the original 1971 musical as well as the 1978 film, which starred John Travolta and Olivia-Newton John.

"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," Fox's senior vice president of event series Shana C. Waterman stated. "Its iconic characters and addictive songs make it the perfect fit for Fox, and we're going to give it the kind of star power and production quality to make every Sandy, Danny, Rizzo and Kenickie out there want to get up and sing along."

"It's incredibly exciting to have one of our first major network productions be based on this universally celebrated Paramount title, and we're thrilled to be partnering with Kevin, Joe and Shana on this epic television event," added Paramount TV's president, Amy Powell. "Fox's passion for engaging audiences with bold storytelling and live musical formats make it a perfect home for this special broadcast."

The SOund Of Music
The cast of NBC's 'The Sound of Music Live!'

Last December, NBC aired a live broadcast of a stage production of the von Trap's family's' famed tale called, 'The Sound Of Music Live!'. American singer Carrie Underwood starred as the titular role of 'Maria' and 'True Blood's' Stephen Moyer portrayed 'Captain von Trapp'.

MORE: NBC's Next Live Stage Production Will Be 'Peter Pan' After The Success Of 'Sound Of Music' 

Fox are jumping on the bandwagon due to the live stage production garnering 18.4 million viewers and scored a 4.6 average rating in the adult demographic, making it the highest rating NBC production since the last episode of ER in 2009.

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