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BTWF: Olivia Newton-John in Funny Things Happen Down Under
August 9th, 2022 under Before They Were Famous, Olivia Newton-John. [ Comments: none ]

Before Olivia Newton-John was singing about Danny Zucko in Grease, she was singing about Christmas in Funny Things Happen Down Under. How amazing was the 16-year-old in her debut role back on 1965.

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RIP Olivia Newton-John
August 8th, 2022 under Obits, Olivia Newton-John. [ Comments: none ]







Olivia Newton-John lost her battle with breast cancer today according to her husband. “Dame Olivia Newton-John (73) passed away peacefully at her Ranch in Southern California this morning, surrounded by family and friends. We ask that everyone please respect the family’s privacy during this very difficult time.

“Olivia has been a symbol of triumphs and hope for over 30 years sharing her journey with breast cancer. Her healing inspiration and pioneering experience with plant medicine continues with the Olivia Newton-John Foundation Fund, dedicated to researching plant medicine and cancer. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that any donations be made in her memory to the Olivia Newton-John Foundation Fund (ONJFoundationFund.org).

“Olivia is survived by her husband John Easterling; daughter Chloe Lattanzi; sister Sarah Newton-John; brother Toby Newton-John; nieces and nephews Tottie, Fiona and Brett Goldsmith; Emerson, Charlie, Zac, Jeremy, Randall, and Pierz Newton-John; Jude Newton-Stock, Layla Lee; Kira and Tasha Edelstein; and Brin and Valerie Hall.”

Newton-John was basically an unknown actress and singer at the start of 1978, but by the end of the year, everyone knew her name and fell in love with her thanks to a little musical called Grease. She captured our hearts as Sandy, and we have remained hopelessly devoted to her ever since.

Along the way, she told us to get Physical, and we did. Granted, not in the way the video intended. She also sang about Magic, Twist of Fate, and Xanadu.

The latter might not have been a highlight of her career, but the movie was what it was. And she made it special. The beloved actress made everything she did special.

Back in 1992, Newton-John was diagnosed with breast cancer for the first time. She successfully beat it and remained in remission for 25 years. It seems like she beat it again. But then, five years later, it returned, and it was stage 4. She tried several holistic treatments that helped. But sadly, it finally won.

There are three ways we can honor her today. We can watch her movies and TV appearances, listen to her music, and by donating to the Olivia Newton-John Foundation, which offers natural ways to fight breast cancer.

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Who else can’t stop singing Let’s Get Physical after listening to Miley’s Prisoner?
December 2nd, 2020 under Miley Cyrus, Olivia Newton-John. [ Comments: 1 ]


Miley Cyrus worked with ’80s legends Joan Jett and Billy Idol on her new album. However, I can’t stop hearing a huge hit from that era on one of her songs.

The chorus to her duet with Dua Lipa for the song Prisoner sounds a lot like Olivia Newton John’s Let’s Get Physical. I mean, am I the only one who can’t stop hearing physical, physical every time Cyrus sings prisoner, prisoner?

I find it more blatantly obvious than when Taylor Swift sampled Right Said Fred’s I’m Too Sexy in her song Look What Made You Made Me Do.

Don’t believe me. Listen to the tune from 1981, and let me hear your body talk, body talk, about the similarity.

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Grease 1 meets Grease 2
January 27th, 2020 under Olivia Newton-John. [ Comments: none ]


Back in 1978, everyone fell in love with Grease! However, people did not feel the same about the sequel in 1982.

That might be how the fans felt about the two movies. However, the lead actresses, Olivia Newton-John and Michelle Pfeiffer have nothing but love for each other. After seeing the two Pink Ladies together, I think that Sandy and Stephanie should get their own sequel. They can go back to Rydell High for their reunion in search of a new man for their Summer Nights.

Who wouldn’t want to do the Hand Jive with the? Both of them got even more beautiful with age! Don’t you agree?

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Olivia Newton-John says she is doing great
January 2nd, 2019 under Olivia Newton-John. [ Comments: none ]


Late last night, there were rumors that Olivia Newton-John only has weeks to live. Today she recorded a New Year’s greeting video and paraphrased the infamous Mark Twain quote, “The rumors of my death have been greatly exaggerated.”

Then she went on to say she is “doing great,” and was thankful for all of the love and support she is getting from her fans.

Even though she is not holding up a newspaper confirming the date, you can tell that it was filmed today. You can also see she looks great and does look like she is about to knock, knock on Heaven’s door anytime soon.

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