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2008-09-20 21:00:23

THEY had chills ... multiplying. And it wasn't surprising, standing on Lime Street for hours! It's 30 years ago this week since millions took a trip back to the 50s and joined the class of Rydell High School. The movie Grease was released in the UK and instantly won itself a massive fan base. So much so that, as our ECHO archive picture shows, a crowd of more than 2,500 gathered outside the ABC Cinema hoping to be amongst the first to get a glimpse of Olivia Newton-John and John...

2008-09-19 21:00:22

TO CELEBRATE its 30th anniversary, Grease (PG / 110mins) is making a welcome return to cinema screens across the country next week. A newly-restored, crystal-clear digital version will be giving this summer's mega-hit Mamma Mia a run for its money, money, money... but for one day only. Starring John Travolta as Danny and Olivia Newton John as Sandy, the film about the true angst of school days and teenage love was voted No. 1 in Channel 4's 100 Greatest Musicals Poll thanks to hits like...

2008-08-03 00:00:18

By The Associated Press OSHKOSH, Wis. (AP) - Soaring into the great blue yonder cures John Travolta's blues."Aviation has always bailed me out of anything in my mind that is blue," the 54-year-old actor told reporters at the Experimental Aircraft Association's AirVenture, an annual aviation convention. "I can look through an airline schedule and brochure and cheer up."Travolta, who was 15 when he took his first flying lessons, said he has owned 17 different aircraft over the last 34 years....

2008-07-08 06:00:23

IT'S 30 years since Grease hit the movie screens - and we want you to help us celebrate the anniversary. The movie made stars out of John Travolta and Olivia Newton John (right), and the film, and the soundtrack, are still going strong today. Are you hopelessly devoted to the musical? If you are a Grease superfan we want to hear from you. Tell us your story by writing to Grease Fans, Coventry Telegraph, Corporation Street, Coventry CV1 1FP, or e-mail letters@ coventrytelegraph.net or...

2006-08-08 14:11:00

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The T-Birds and the Pink Ladies of "Grease" are coming back to Broadway, where producers are turning to a reality television show to cast the lead roles. NBC said on Tuesday it will broadcast a talent show titled "You're the One That We Want" -- a play on a hit song from the show -- in which viewers can vote for singers to play the roles of the naive new girl in town, Sandy Dumbrowski, and Danny Zuko, the tough gang leader with a soft center. The show, produced...

2006-05-02 13:37:56

By Claudia Parsons NEW YORK (Reuters) - Not since "The Godfather" has there been an actor so closely tied to his role as a mobster, but James Gandolfini, star of HBO's hit series "The Sopranos," is breaking the mold in his new film by playing a cop. "Lonely Hearts," which premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival this week, puts Gandolfini alongside his old friend John Travolta as two 1950s detectives tracking down serial killers who snared their victims using a lonely hearts column....

2006-05-02 13:29:35

By Claudia Parsons NEW YORK (Reuters) - Not since "The Godfather" has there been an actor so closely tied to his role as a mobster, but James Gandolfini, star of HBO's hit series "The Sopranos," is breaking the mold in his new film by playing a cop. "Lonely Hearts," which premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival this week, puts Gandolfini alongside his old friend John Travolta as two 1950s detectives tracking down serial killers who snared their victims using a lonely hearts column....

2006-03-03 22:14:02

By Steve Gorman LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - He was the teenage prince of disco in "Saturday Night Fever," the dreamy leader of a high school gang in "Grease" and a mob hit man in "Pulp Fiction." Now John Travolta will be playing a mom. The 52-year-old actor has been cast as Edna Turnblad, the mother of an aspiring teenage dancer, in an upcoming feature film adaptation of the Broadway hit musical "Hairspray," which was based on the 1988 cult movie of the same name, distributor New Line...

2006-02-16 08:45:36

LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - Martin Lawrence will twist his throttle for "Wild Hogs," a comedy for Touchstone Pictures. Lawrence is joining John Travolta and Tim Allen for the movie, which revolves around a group of frustrated middle-aged suburban biker wannabes who hit the open road in search of adventure, only to encounter a real Hells Angels group. The script is by Brad Copeland, who has written for the series "NewsRadio," "Grounded for Life" and "Arrested Development."...

2006-02-16 05:42:48

LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - Martin Lawrence will twist his throttle for "Wild Hogs," a comedy for Touchstone Pictures. Lawrence is joining John Travolta and Tim Allen for the movie, which revolves around a group of frustrated middle-aged suburban biker wannabes who hit the open road in search of adventure, only to encounter a real Hells Angels group. The script is by Brad Copeland, who has written for the series "NewsRadio," "Grounded for Life" and "Arrested Development."...


Word of the Day
barratry
  • The offense of persistently instigating lawsuits, typically groundless ones.
  • An unlawful breach of duty on the part of a ship's master or crew resulting in injury to the ship's owner.
  • Sale or purchase of positions in church or state.
This word ultimately comes from the Old French word 'barater,' to cheat.
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