is pleased to report that boy band 'N Sync
not be appearing in Grease 3
despite claims to the contrary by one of
the group's members.
"Most likely, it's Grease 3," 'N Sync's Lance Bass recently
told reporters. "We're definitely going to do one. Everything just got put on
hold because of the SAG strike, which is just very bad timing for us, but we're
going ahead and getting the script written."
But Travolta who headlined the original 1978 film opposite Olivia
Newton-John tells TV Guide Online that the franchise will not be handed over to
the bubble-gum poppers. "It won't be called Grease 3," he says. "I was told Paramount owns the Grease name and they're not doing that."
So, who are we to believe? Travolta, according to a Paramount spokesperson. "We're not doing Grease 3," says a studio rep. Calls
to 'N Sync's camp were not returned at press time.
As it is, the Oscar-nominated Travolta who plays another smooth operator in his latest film, Lucky Numbers,
opening Friday could have done without Grease 2, the 1982 follow-up
starring Maxwell Caulfield and Michelle Pfeiffer. "It should be
left as-is," admits Travolta, who apparently would rather see a sequel to last
summer's classic catastrophe, Battlefield Earth. "Like American in
Paris [and] Cabaret, Grease should be left alone."