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Franco and Hathawayby Sterling Wong

Ever since modern day Renaissance man James Franco registered his own Twitter account last week, he’s been keeping us entertained with his frequently random and sometimes bizarre postings.

Franco's Twitter feed got all of us buzzing with extra excitement yesterday for a very Oscar-related reason: the actor, student and whole-bunch-of-other-things posted a short YouTube video of himself and his Academy Awards co-host Anne Hathaway sporting all-black skin-tight leather and teased-up big hair.

Yes, we’re talking about Danny and Sandy from “Grease,” which the duo appear to be paying homage to. Check out the video after the jump!

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Ashley Tisdale in 'High School Musical 3: Senior Year'I’ve never been too big a musical fan, or so I say. I’ve always thought that there is something unbelievable about them. Somehow, I find cars that defy the space-time continuum more realistic and relatable. Not really sure why. Equally, I feel the same about high school movies. They never really represent what high school was really like. So far, the nerd has not gotten the girl.

With this week’s release of "High School Musical 3: Senior Year," the first venture of the franchise to the big screen, Disney elevates it to status of other classic musical movies set in high school. Here are just a few to start off with to understand how the "High School Musical" series started scoring all ‘A’s.

FAME (1980)
It’s not so unbelievable that a bunch of kids at The New York City School for the Performing Arts might sporadically break out into song, taking over the streets in synchronized movement and break dancing atop taxi cabs. Read More...

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Dwayne JohnsonIn an exclusive interview with MTV News about made-for-home-entertainment sequels to hits such as "Mean Girls" and "Naked Gun," Paramount Famous exec Louis Feola talked with us about what sort of plots some of these sequels will have.

"Road Trip"

"Well, I am in preproduction right now, so I have a script that I am comfortable with, hired my director and set up my operation," Feola said. " 'Road Trip 2' will take place against the world of beer pong, which I think is a very topical subject for our TV audience."

"Naked Gun"

“ ‘Naked Gun’ is about corruption in the city," Feola said. "A new [younger] police squad is being formed to battle the corruption." Read More...

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Ever wonder what Danny Zuko would look like if he was 30 years older and a hundred pounds heavier? Well, thanks to a recent moment of transcendence that we captured on tape, you finally have your chance.

During an interview with John Travolta and his 18-year-old "Hairspray" co-star Nikki Blonsky, the veteran actor floored us with a few notes of "You're the One That I Want," the signature tune from his 1978 classic "Grease." It's a song -- and a movie -- that the star rarely indulges. But as you'll see, Blonsky was just as thrilled as us when Travolta broke out the tune. See the magic happen in the video below, and then read all about it after the jump.

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