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John Travolta has been added to the cast of 'Expendables 2'.
Starring as the swaggering, leather jacket-wearing heartthrob Kenickie, alongside John Travolta, in the film version of the hit musical Grease brought Jeff Conaway global fame. Cinema audiences were quick to learn of Kenickie's two biggest loves – fast motors and fast women – in an early scene where he has sex in the back of his car with his girlfriend, Rizzo (Stockard Channing). Kenickie is a leading light in the high-school T-Birds gang of greasers and sidekick to Danny Zuko (Travolta), whose rekindling of a summer romance with Sandy Olsen (Olivia Newton-John) is the central story in the 1978 film. Conaway had already played Danny in the stage musical on Broadway but had to make way on screen for Travolta, who was hot property following his starring role in the film Saturday Night Fever.
Talking Football: Everton are 15th in the table and wondering when their season will get going. Last year they came good after Christmas; this time it looks much bleaker
Two people accused of attempting to extort $25m (£16m) from John Travolta following the death of his son are to walk free after a judge in the Bahamas dismissed the case against them, apparently at the actor's request.
In this bleakly comic drama, Chile under Pinochet's dictatorship is seen through the eyes of an oddball whose obsession with John Travolta in 'Saturday Night Fever' takes a devastating turn
When Ian Halperin went undercover to investigate the lives of struggling actors in Hollywood, he soon found himself in a world of 'E-meter'-wielding Scientologists...
After you bag the statue, you get to talk to John Travolta. Award-winner Ben Morris gives us the lowdown on his big moment
First came reported sightings of Tom Cruise and his pregnant fiancée, Katie Holmes, being chauffeured to Saint Hill Manor, the remote Georgian house which the Scientology founder, L Ron Hubbard, bought as his world base 45 years ago. Then John Travolta and his wife, Kelly Preston, arrived at the same location in their private jet.