Headlines: Mario Lopez Joins Grease Live

Mario Lopez Joins Cast of Fox’s ‘Grease: Live’ – Mario Lopez has been cast in Fox’s live musical event “Grease: Live.” He will play Vince Fontaine. The “Extra” host joins an ensemble that includes Julianne Hough (“Dancing with the Stars”) and Aaron Tveit (“Graceland”) as the main characters Sandy and Danny, plus Vanessa Hudgens (“High School Musical”) as Pink Ladies ring leader Rizzo, Carlos PenaVega (“DWTS”) as Kenickie, Keke Palmer (“Scream Queens”) as Marty, singer Carly Rae Jepsen as Frenchy, Kether Donohue (“You’re the Worst”) as Jan and David Del Rio (“Pitch Perfect”) as Putzie. Jessie J will kick off the live show with a performance of a brand-new version of “Grease (Is the Word).” – Read more at Variety

Carrie Underwood Holds Her Breath – “Carrie is beyond brave,” says country singer Brad Paisley, her co-host once again for the upcoming Country Music Association Awards on Nov. 4 (8 p.m. ET on ABC). “Tackling things outside her comfort zone has become the norm for Carrie. All new artists should take a lesson from her fearlessness.” – Read more at Parade

Carrie Underwood Talks Baby Isaiah’s First Halloween! – “This is gonna be our first Halloween with Isaiah,” she gushed in ET’s exclusive behind the scenes sneak peek at her Parade cover shoot. “I think I’m gonna have a lot of fun trying to find a costume for him.” “For Halloween, our house is like the fake headstones in the yard, and there’s pumpkins and stuff on the stoop,” she says. But most importantly, Underwood is always stocked up on candy for trick-or-treaters! – ETOnline

Haley Reinhart Wants to See You Shake and Roll (and Maybe Your Dog, Too) – Reinhart is having a busy few months. She recently got back from a two-week tour in Australia with Postmodern Jukebox. In December, she’ll have her voice-acting debut on the animated Netflix series F is For Family, alongside Bill Burr and Laura Dern. A new single, “Better,” comes out this fall, followed by an EP of the same name in January. The six tracks on the EP, released by Ole, were written over three years, mostly with Swedish songwriter Anders Grahn. They express how much Reinhart feels she’s grown and blossomed in that time. The recording mixes demos with a live band, including her dad on guitar. It’s got soul, rock, and pop. “In general I’m trying to put a smolder on things and make people feel a certain way,” she says, be it peppy or funky or sexy. – Read more at Chase.com

‘Crazy Dog Lady’ Kellie Pickler Learns a Lesson About Training Dogs on I Love Kellie Pickler – “I wouldn’t necessarily describe myself as a crazy dog lady,” Pickler says in an exclusive sneak peek at the upcoming season of I Love Kellie Pickler. “It’s just, they’re my babies.” I Love Kellie Pickler premieres Nov. 5 at 10 p.m. ET on CMT. – Read more at People

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Jealous Beyoncé’s Vicious Snub To Jennifer Hudson! – Furious diva Beyoncé went on the warpath in a rage after singing rival Jennifer Hudson stole her thunder! That’s just some of the claims from a salacious new tell-all book about Beyoncé’s life obtained by The National ENQUIRER. After “Dreamgirls” hit theaters in 2006, Beyoncé became so jealous over gushing reviews claiming Jennifer stole the show that she stopped reading articles about the movie! “When reporters asked her about Jennifer during press interviews, Beyoncé would usually respond by paying her frozen-smiled compliments,” writes the book’s author, J. Randy Taraborrelli. According to the book, the feud grew so bad, Beyoncé skipped the funeral for Jennifer’s mother, brother and nephew after their tragic murder at the hands of her ex-brother-in-law in 2008. In fact, she didn’t even call to convey condolences! – Read more at the National Enquirer

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