Eagle-eyed viewers of "Grease: Live" might see some familiar faces during Sunday's broadcast — two stars of the 1978 film have cameos.
Fox asked Didi Conn, who played Frenchy in the John Travolta-led movie, and Barry Pearl, who was Doody on-screen, to appear in small roles.
"The fact that the two us should be chosen to be part of this as an homage — an overall collective homage to the piece — is just delicious," said Pearl.
In this new rock 'n' roll paean to puberty set in the 1950s, Conn, 64, will play a waitress at the Frosty Palace malt shop, while Pearl, 65, plays a TV producer.
The pair will join stars Julianne Hough as Sandy, Aaron Tveit as Danny Zuko, Vanessa Hudgens as Rizzo, Carly Rae Jepsen as Frenchy, KeKe Palmer as Marty and Mario Lopez as Vince Fontaine.
Other cameos will be done by "Saturday Night Live" alum Ana Gasteyer, "Brady Bunch" star Eve Plumb, "The Fresh Beat Band" star Yvette Gonzalez-Nacer and "The Wire" star Wendell Pierce.
Detroit the focus of Bigelow's next film
"Zero Dark Thirty" filmmaker Kathryn Bigelow's next project will move her from the Middle East to Detroit. Bigelow will direct a film set amid the week of deadly race-related rioting in Detroit that claimed 43 lives in 1967. The as-yet-untitled film will be financed by Annapurna Pictures and written by Mark Boal. Bigelow and Boal previously collaborated on the Middle East war movies "Zero Dark Thirty" and "The Hurt Locker," which earned Academy Awards for best picture, best director for Bigelow and best original screenplay for Boal. The drama is scheduled to begin production this summer and released in 2017 to coincide with the 50th anniversary of the riots.
Court ruling: Indiana is not liable for damages incurred by a company that provided stage rigging that collapsed during the state fair, the state's high court unanimously ruled. Mid-America Sound Corp. had argued that a voucher claim form the State Fair Commission signed months after the August 2011 collapse included an "indemnification" provision that released it from claims. Seven people were killed when winds toppled rigging and sent the roof of the stage onto fans awaiting a Sugarland concert.
Farewell: French director Jacques Rivette, a pioneer of convention-bashing New Wave film renowned for creating rich roles for women such as Emmanuelle Beart, died at 87. Rivette's films often appeared at elite film festivals but didn't always enjoy commercial success. French President Francois Hollande, in a statement announcing Rivette's death, called him "a cinéaste of the woman."