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    Olivia Newton-John's lifelong friend of almost 60 years Susan George has paid a heartfelt tribute to the late actress.   The iconic Grease star died peacefully at the age of 73 at her home in southern California on Monday, surrounded by her family and friends.  And reflecting on her memories of Olivia, fellow actress Susan, 72, told how she felt 'privileged to have known her', while she also recalled their last conversation together. Best friends: Olivia Newton-John's lifelong friend of almost 60 years Susan George (R) has paid a heartfelt tribute to the late actress (pictured together in 2009) Having grown up amid the glitz and glam of Hollywood, away from the camera the two women cemented their friendship as they bonded over their love of nature and horses. Writing for The Mirror, Susan recalled the pair meeting as teens and growing a lifelong friendship, remarking that the film star 'filled my heart and head with pride.' RELATED ARTICLES Previous 1 Next How Olivia Newton-John's fame took a toll on her daughter... Samantha Womack reveals she will continue gruelling theatre......
    Olivia Newton-John, who on Monday aged 73, reportedly worried she was 'too old' to play the part of high school student Sandy Olsson in 1983 movie musical Grease.  But the actress, who was 29 when she was cast as the fresh-faced teenager, is far from the only star to have played a much younger character on screen.  Her Grease co-star Stockard Channing was 34 when she played fellow Pink Lady and Sandy's frenemy Rizzo.  Olivia Newton-John, who on Monday aged 73, reportedly worried she was 'too old' to play the part of high school student Sandy Olsson in 1983 movie musical Grease. But the actress, who was 29 when she was cast, is far from the only star to have played a much younger character Barbara Streisand was in her 40s when she was cast as the 19-year-old titular character in 1983 film Yentl, while British actress Shirley Henderson was in her late 30s when she first appeared as 14-year-old ghost schoolgirl Moaning Myrtle in the Harry Potter series.  Some turns are more successful than others. Viewers were amazed when they learned...
    Tottie Goldsmith looked drawn as she stepped out in Melbourne on Tuesday after breaking down over the death of her beloved aunt Olivia Newton-John during an interview with A Current Affair the night before.  A downcast Tottie, 59, was seen visiting a beauty clinic in Melbourne on Wednesday. Tottie appeared deep in thought, with her eyes trained on the pavement in front of her.  Tottie Goldsmith looked drawn as she stepped out in Melbourne on Tuesday after breaking down over the death of her beloved aunt Olivia Newton-John during an interview with A Current Affair the night before  The Australian actress wore black jeans, a matching coloured coat and black boots as she walked to the clinic from her car. RELATED ARTICLES Previous 1 Next Fans fondly remember Olivia Newton-John's obscure holiday... Inside Olivia Newton-John's very public heartbreak when her... Olivia Newton-John's Grease co-star Didi 'Frenchy' Conn... Chloe Lattanzi's heartbreaking final promise to... Share this article Share It comes after Tottie broke down in tears during an interview with ACA on Tuesday...
    Olivia Newton-John spent her final days in her beloved southern Californian ranch before passing away peacefully at the Santa Ynez property on Monday, surrounded by family and friends. The beautiful four-bedroom, five-bathroom house was purchased by the Australian music icon in 2015 for US$4.69 million (approx. AU$6.7 million). The property, built in 2008, spans across 12 acres near the Santa Ynez River and includes a guest house, a pool and a barn and stables for horses.  Olivia Newton-John spent her final days in her beloved southern Californian ranch before passing away peacefully at the Santa Ynez property on Monday, surrounded by family and friends  Inside the main house, the interior features a '70s Western ranch aesthetic with wooden roof panels and brown leather furniture. RELATED ARTICLES Previous 1 Next Olivia Newton-John sold off her Australian villa for $4.6M... Olivia Newton-John's father was a British spy who... Revealed: Chloe Lattanzi's heartbreaking final promise to... Olivia Newton-John's shattered fans place flowers on her... Share this article Share The spacious living area flows into the...
    Didi Conn, the actress who played Frenchy on Grease, revealed the conversation she had with her friend Olivia Newton-John in the final weeks before her passing at age 73.  During an appearance on Good Morning America, Didi, 71, revealed Olivia opened up to her about her ailing health when they spoke 'a couple of weeks ago.'  'She told me that her health was, you know, she wasn't walking anymore and she had full-time care but her husband John and her daughter Chloe were there all the time, and she told me that they were just so hopelessly devoted,' she said on the morning show. 'She wasn't walking anymore': Didi Conn, the actress who played Frenchy on Grease, revealed the conversation she had with her friend Olivia Newton-John in the final weeks before her passing at age 73  Didi also reflected on her friendship with the beloved star and her first impression of the actress when they met on the set of their hit 1978 musical Grease.  She also revealed how she helped Olivia overcome filming jitters. RELATED ARTICLES Previous 1...
    Olivia Newton-John's Grease co-star Barry Pearl broke down on Australian breakfast TV show Today on Tuesday as he spoke about the tragic news of her death aged 73.  The actress died peacefully at her home in Southern California on Monday morning, surrounded by family and friends. Her husband John Easterling announced her death on her Facebook page.  Pearl, 72, who played Frenchy's boyfriend 'Doody' in Grease over four decades ago, cried as he recalled the last message he sent to his beloved friend prior to her passing.  'I had just written to Olivia, this was about a week or so ago,' Pearl wept.  RELATED ARTICLES Previous 1 Next 'Your impact was incredible': John Travolta, Mandy Moore and... Olivia Newton John's 'beautiful' last Instagram post just... 'How are you not broken?': Olivia Newton-John's incredible... Olivia Newton-John's daughter Chloe Lattanzi shares a... Share this article Share The actor said he'd heard from a colleague that Olivia was 'failing again' and that 'it wasn't going to be long' until she passed away and he...
    Delta Goodrem has paid tribute to her close friend and Grease star Olivia Newton-John, after her shock death at the age of 73 after her lengthy cancer battle.  The 37-year-old singer shared a series of pictures of herself hugging the icon in happier times and said that Olivia was her 'mentor and friend' and 'like family' to her.  'I love you forever,' Delta wrote in her moving post, after Olivia's death was announced by her husband John Easterling on Facebook on Monday. Heartbroken Delta Goodrem has shared a tribute to her 'mentor and friend' Olivia Newton-John after the Grease star died following a 30 year battle with cancer: 'I love you forever' 'The whole world will feel this heartbreak today because the entire world felt Olivia's unmatched light. A force for good. A force of nature. Strong and kind,' Delta began.  RELATED ARTICLES Previous 1 Next Olivia Newton-John's daughter Chloe Lattanzi shares a... Olivia Newton John's 'beautiful' last Instagram post just... 'Your impact was incredible': John Travolta, Mandy Moore and... Olivia Newton-John was...
    Knots Landing star Donna Mills may be best known for her role in the Dallas spinoff - but the 81-year-old actress has now claimed that she had a hand in the creation of an even more well-known on-screen character: Sandy from Grease.  According to the soap opera icon, when it came to finding inspiration for the famous role - which was played by Olivia Newton-John in the 1978 musical movie - one of the film's writers used her as his muse for the blond bombshell.   Mills made the claim in an Instagram video posted to her account on Monday, when she shared a clip of herself transforming into Sandy, while revealing how she helped to inspire the iconic character.   ‘Does the character Sandy from Grease look similar to me? Here's why!’ she says at the beginning of the video. I'm Sandra Dee: Soap icon Donna Mills has claimed that she was the muse for Olivia Newton-John's Grease character, Sandy After posing in Sandy’s iconic black leather jacket look, Mills then stated: ‘Did you know I went to school with Jim...
    SPOILER WARNING: This article contains spoilers for episode six of season 30, "Grease Night," of "Dancing with the Stars," which aired on Oct. 18. "Dancing with the Stars" has said goodbye to another competitor. The popular dancing competition show saw celebrities like Olivia Jade Giannulli, JoJo Siwa, Amanda Kloots and more battle it out to the tune of "Grease," the popular stage musical turned into a film starring Olivia Newton-John and John Travolta. Per Us Weekly, Giannulli, 22, kicked off the night with a foxtrot to "Summer Nights." OLIVIA JADE CRIES EXPLAINING WHAT 'DANCING WITH THE STARS' MEANS TO HER AFTER ‘SHAME’ OVER THE LAST FEW YEARS Newton-John, 73, appeared a handful of times throughout the episode to share memories of working on the film, while Frankie Avalon appeared in-studio to perform his tune from the musical, "Beauty School Dropout," which Kloots danced to. Monday's episode of ‘Dancing with the Stars’ saw contestants dance to songs from the musical ‘Grease.’ (Christopher Willard via Getty Images) Another "Grease" alum, Didi Conn, who played Frenchie in the film, appeared as well....
    DANCING With The Stars judge Derek Hough was slammed by fans for “getting in the way” of Amanda Kloots’ first perfect score of the season.  The Talk co-host got the highest numbers of the season during her show-stopping performance with partner Alan Bersten to Beauty School Dropout on Grease night.  2 2 Amanda, 39, said she was thrilled to perform the Grease classic as she has seen the movie “a million times” which channeled into her impressive performance.  The Broadway star looked stunning in a retro pink dress complete with the movie character, Frenchy’s, signature bubblegum wig.  They proceeded to do a Viennese Waltz, which was praised by Carrie Ann Inaba for its “technique,” “elegance,” “musicality,” and “storytelling.” Derek, 36, even boasted Amanda is “consistently fantastic” and that the dance had a “beautiful frame.”  However, he did not think highly enough of the performance to give it a 10 unlike his fellow judges.  Along with Carrie Ann, Bruno Tonioli and Len Goodman all gave the pair a 10 - with Derek being the only person on the panel to give...
    The 11 Best Face Washes for Men of Every Skin Type By winning NBA championship, Bucks Giannis Antetokounmpo put himself on track to reach rare level of greatness © Paramount Maxwell Caulfield in "Grease 2." Paramount Caulfield's fame was on the rise leading up to the release of "Grease 2." He said after the movie opened he "couldn't get arrested for about a year" he had gone so cold. However, Pfeiffer thrived: "Michelle rose like a Phoenix," Caulfield said. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. "Grease 2" was supposed to make actor Maxwell Caulfield into a major movie star. It didn't. The 1982 sequel to the iconic musical "Grease" only took in a paltry $15 million compared to the original's over $100 million take. However, it did launch the career of Michelle Pfeiffer, who played the movie's female lead, Stephanie Zinone. Looking back now, Caulfield admits to Page Six that Pfeiffer's rise was hard to take while he was shunned by Hollywood. "Michelle rose like a Phoenix, right? Did 'Scarface,' and so that made it even, frankly,...
    Heated dispute! Actor and comedian Eddie Deezen, 64, is accused of harassing a waitress from a local restaurant in his hometown of Cumberland, Maryland; he's pictured in Nov. 2004 Grease actor Eddie Deezen has been dropped by his public relations manager who slammed him as 'immoral and sexist' after the star was accused of being a 'creep' and harassing a waitress. The manager, Steve Joiner, told Fox News on Friday that he dropped Deezen, 64, as a client and would be 'terminating all future dealings with him' amid the scandal. The scandal started when Deezen was accused of harassing a waitress from a local restaurant in his hometown of Cumberland, Maryland. And now, the dispute has turned into an escalating war of words on social media.  Joiner's comments came as photos of Deezen with a slew of different waitresses and workers at restaurants including McDonald's and The Smoothie Grille also started to surface.   'It's creepy what he did. It's very creepy. It's very wrong,' Joiner said.  'I think it's immoral. I think it's sexist and it's unconscionable. All this young lady is...
    John Travolta, popular Hollywood actor and producer, turns 67. We loved him as a superstar when he ruled the ’80s and the ’90s with films like Grease, Saturday Night Live!, Blow Out, Pulp Fiction, Broken Arrow etc. He is the recipient of several honours which includes Golden Globe Award for his phenomenal performance in Get Shorty. In 2016, Travolta was the producer of the first season of the anthology series American Crime Story, for which he received his first Primetime Emmy Award. He also had an important role in the series. Another interesting fact about Travolta, he is the owner of four aircraft and also a private pilot. Face/Off: Remake of John Travolta, Nicolas Cage Film in Works at Paramount; Godzilla vs Kong Director Adam Wingard to Helm the Project. Travolta also had a mildly successful music career. He helped to launch a country music craze with his appearance in Urban Cowboy. The soundtrack of Grease featuring Travolta and Olivia Newton-John singing hits like Summer Nights, One That I Want also was a huge success.  Dress Princess Diana Wore When She Danced With...
    Tampa officials condemn weekend Super Bowl parties Breaking With GOP, top conservative lawyer says Trump can stand trial John Travolta and Daughter Ella Do the Grease Dance in Adorable Super Bowl Ad Moment © Gisela Schober/Getty Images John Travolta and his 20-year-old daughter, Ella, are paying homage to his iconic dancing in the 1978 classic Grease. In what's sure to be one of the most memorable Super Bowl commercials this year, 66-year-old Travolta and his daughter star in an ad for Scotts Miracle-Gro, which also features Martha Stewart, actor Leslie David Baker, NASCAR driver Kyle Busch, actor Carl Weathers and fitness instructor Emma Lovewell. The star-studded group are neighbors in the commercial, and Ella teaches her frustrated dad how to get the camera right on his phone. The two then do the Grease dance together -- which he originally performed with co-star Olivia Newton-John -- but this time, set to Surfaces' hit, "Sunday Best." Stewart looks on from her yard, noting of Travolta, "He's still got it." Replay Video SETTINGS OFF HD HQ SD LO Skip Ad Super Bowl LV airs...
    Actress Olivia Newton John called claims that the movie “Grease” is sexist “silly” during a recent podcast appearance. Newton John said the movie was not made to be “taken so seriously” during her appearance on “A Life Of Greatness,” Fox News reported Thursday. Olivia Newton-John defends #Grease amid modern day criticism: “I think it’s kind of silly” https://t.co/vxrTYDlcgX — ET Canada (@ETCanada) February 2, 2021 “I think it’s kind of silly,” Newton John said on the podcast, the outlet reported. “I mean, this movie was made in the 1970s about the 1950s.” (RELATED: Olivia Newton John Reveals Third Cancer Diagnosis) “It was a stage play, it’s a musical, it’s fun,” she reportedly added. “It’s a fun movie musical not to be taken so seriously.” Newton John went on to say that people on the internet “need to relax a little bit and just enjoy things for what they are,” Fox News reported. “I didn’t see it like that at all,” she continued. “I think it’s a fun movie that entertains people.” After the movie aired on the BBC in...
    Olivia Newton-John has reacted to the death of Kelly Preston, wife of the singer's former "Grease" co-star John Travolta. Preston died at the age 57 on Sunday after a private battle with breast cancer. Also an actress, she is survived by Travolta, 66, and their two surviving children Ella, 20, and Benjamin 9. Following the shocking news, Newton-John, 71, expressed her grief over the loss. KELLY PRESTON, ACTRESS IN 'JERRY MAGUIRE,' DEAD AT 57 "Kelly was a radiant, warm and gentle spirit -- a loving, devoted wife, mother and sweet friend," the "Physical" singer said in the statement to Entertainment Tonight. "My heart breaks for John, Ella and Ben. No words can express my sorrow for her family. Kelly's light shines on in her beautiful children.” Travolta confirmed the news in an Instagram post on Sunday, sharing a photo of his late wife. "It is with a very heavy heart that I inform you that my beautiful wife Kelly has lost her two-year battle with breast cancer. She fought a courageous fight with the love and support of so many," he announced. "My family...
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