Actor John Travolta among celebrities, social media users react to news on death of ‘Grease’ actress, singer Olivia Newton-John
Family, friends and fans around the world are collectively sharing a moment of sadness after news spread that Olivia Newton-John, a British Australian pop star who dominated the pop culture of an era, died after repeated treatments for cancer. Her family announced her death on Monday. She was 73.
Olivia Newton-John Dead at 73, Husband Says
Cole Bennetts/Getty ImagesGrease legend Olivia Newton-John died on Monday morning at age 73, according to her husband.In a statement posted across Newton-John’s social media accounts, John Easterling said that the actress and singer died peacefully at her Southern California ranch surrounded by friends and family. Easterling, whom Newton-John married in 2008, asked that the family be given privacy “during this very difficult time.”Easterling’s statement did not confirm a cause of death, but he cnews.yahoo.com
‘Dark Knight,’ ‘Grease’ added to National Film Registry
This image released by the Library of Congress shows Heath Ledger, left, and Christian Bale in a scene from the 2008 film "The Dark Knight." The film was added to the National Film Registry. (Warner Bros.-Library of Congress via AP)LOS ANGELES – This year's inductees into the National Film Registry include a record number of female directors and filmmakers of color as well as a new crop of movies ranging from a silent short film thriller, classic musicals and an acclaimed Batman film. The national library said this year’s selections include a record nine films directed by women and filmmakers of color. Christopher Nolan’s 2008 Batman film “The Dark Knight” was a blockbuster and the top public vote-getter.
CBS Replaces 2020 Tony Awards With 'Grease' Sing-Along Special
For those theater fans sad to be missing the 2020 Tony Awards next month, there's still going to be some electrifying fun for your "Summer Nights." That's right, CBS is planning to air Grease Sing-a-Long on Sunday, June 7, the night originally slated to broadcast the Tony Awards. The Grease sing-along isn't the only thing theater fans have to look forward to in the coming months. The hit show, starring Lin-Manuel Miranda, Daveed Diggs, Leslie Odom Jr. and more was originally filmed in 2016, a week before several members of the original cast exited the show. Grease Sing-a-Long will air Sunday, June 7 at 8:30 p.m.
Olivia Newton-John's 'Grease' ensemble sells for $405,700
The iconic black leather jacket and skin-tight pants worn by the singer and actress Olivia Newton-John in the film "Grease" were sold at auction in Beverly Hills. BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. - The black leather jacket and skin-tight pants worn by singer and actress Olivia Newton-John in the movie "Grease" have sold for $405,700 -- more than double the auction estimate. Newton-John starred as Sandy Olsson in the 1950s-set box office hit Grease, opposite John Travolta as Danny Zuko. Ahead of the auction, the actress, now 71, revealed that she had to be sewn into the distinctive high-waisted pants during filming. Ahead of the auction, the actress told told Reuters Television it had taken months to sort through boxes and storage containers, but that it had been "a fun venture."
Olivia Newton-John's famous 'Grease' outfit sells for over $400,000
Jeff Conaway, Olivia Newton-John, John Travolta and Stockard Channing in a still from 'Grease'Olivia Newton-John's iconic outfit from the final scene of the movie "Grease" has sold at auction for more than $400,000. The all-black ensemble, which the actress was famously sewn into to shoot the scenes, fetched a combined $405,700 at the sale in Beverly Hills on Saturday. Other items in the sale included Newton-John's custom "Pink Ladies" jacket, which sold for $50,000, and the pink gown she wore to the "Grease" premiere, which went for $18,750. The auction raised a total of $2.4 million, according to The Guardian newspaper, with a portion of the profits set to be donated to the Olivia Newton-John Cancer Wellness & Research Centre in Australia. Newton-John is currently undergoing treatment for stage four breast cancer, after being diagnosed with the disease twice previously in 1992 and 2013.cnbc.com
Olivia Newton-John Shares Secrets About Her Iconic 'Grease' Outfits (Exclusive)
Olivia Newton-John is spilling details on some of her treasured Grease keepsakes. Another item up for auction is Newton-John's own Pink Lady jacket. So, the crew, at the end of filming, presented me with my own Pink Lady jacket, so I'd feel part of it." RELATED CONTENT: Olivia Newton-John Shares Health Update Amid Stage 4 Breast Cancer Battle (Exclusive) Embed Code RestartJohn Travolta Praises Olivia Newton-John Amid Cancer Battle: 'I'm Very Proud of Her' (Exclusive)Tell Me More! Olivia Newton-John Recalls Her 'Magic' 'Grease' Screen Test With John Travola (Exclusive)Olivia Newton-John Shares Message for Fans Amid Cancer Battle (Exclusive)
'Grease' outfit could fetch up to $200,000 at auction
The iconic black leather jacket and skin-tight pants worn by the singer and actress Olivia Newton-John in the film "Grease" will go on sale at an auction house in Beverly Hills on Saturday. (CNN) - The iconic black leather jacket and skin-tight pants worn by the singer and actress Olivia Newton-John in the film "Grease" will go on sale at an auction house in Beverly Hills on Saturday. The outfit, made famous in the 1978 film's final song,"You're the One that I Want," is estimated to fetch between $100,000 and $200,000, according to the auction house selling it along with hundreds of other items from Newton-John's career. Ahead of the auction, Newton-John revealed that she had to be sewn into the high-waisted pants. A custom Pink Ladies jacket given to her by the "Grease" cast and crew will also go under the hammer and is expected to fetch between $2,000 and $4,000.
Olivia Newton-John Shares Health Update Amid Stage 4 Breast Cancer Battle (Exclusive)
Olivia Newton-John is standing tall and strong amid her public battle with breast cancer. "I just want everyone to know, I'm here, I'm doing great," Newton-John, 70, told ET's Keltie Knight at the star-studded event. "I'm doing really well and I'm really healthy." For more on the star's ongoing cancer battle, watch the video below. RELATED CONTENT:Olivia Newton-John Determined to Enjoy Life While Battling Stage 4 CancerOlivia Newton-John on Going Undercover While Learning to Walk Again AmidOlivia Newton-John Sends Inspiring Message to Alex Trebek to 'Stay Focused' Amid Cancer Battle (Exclusive)John Travolta Says Olivia Newton-John Is Doing 'Fine' Amid Cancer Battle (Exclusive)
Olivia Newton-John doesn't want to know how long she has to live
(CNN) - As she battles cancer for the third time, Olivia Newton-John is not focusing on how much time she may have left. The 70-year-old singer and actress sat down with "60 Minutes Australia" to talk about living with stage 4 breast cancer. "If somebody tells you, you have six months to live, very possibly you will because you believe that," Newton-John continued. Proceeds will go toward the Olivia Newton-John Cancer Wellness & Research Centre in Melbourne, Australia. "You are the most amazing person, the most amazing mom, the most amazing ambassador," Jackman said.
Olivia Newton-John Is Determined to Enjoy Her Life as She Battles Stage 4 Cancer
Olivia Newton-John is choosing to live life to the fullest as she once again battles cancer. "I'm so lucky that I've been through this three times and I'm still here," Newton-John told 60 Minutes in a sit-down interview on Sunday. "If somebody tells you, you have six months to live, very possibly you will because you believe that," Newton-John shared. "Every day is a gift, we don't really know how long our life is," she shared. Olivia Newton-John Recalls Her 'Magic' 'Grease' Screen Test With John Travola (Exclusive)Olivia Newton-John on Going Undercover While Learning to Walk Again AmidOlivia Newton-John Sends Inspiring Message to Alex Trebek to 'Stay Focused' Amid Cancer Battle (Exclusive)Olivia Newton-John Slams False Reports of Illness In New Video
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Olivia Newton-John has revealed that her latest battle with cancer is actually her third time fighting the disease. She was diagnosed with cancer at the base of her spine in 2017, which was thought to be her second cancer diagnosis following a 1992 breast cancer diagnosis she beat after undergoing chemotherapy and a partial mastectomy. But in a Sept. 9, 2018, she revealed she had also been diagnosed in 2013 with a new breast cancer that had spread to her shoulder. Hide Caption