Though there are plenty of moments that haven't aged at all well in classic movie musical Grease, its star Olivia Newton-John does not think it's sexist.
The series will follow the arrival of the Pink Ladies at Rydell High and the subsequent chaos they caused.
The buyer of Olivia Newton-John's iconic leather jacket from the musical Grease has gifted it back to the actress after paying £185,000 for it at auction.
The 'Grease' star showed off the marijuana plants that help treat the pain — and even slipped on her "Bad Sandy" leggings from 'Grease'.
Actress Olivia Newton-John has said that she has no interest in knowing how long she has left to live as she battles breast cancer.
Olivia Newton-John is putting her iconic outfit from Grease up for auction, with the proceeds going to her cancer charity.
It will explore the summer prior to Sandy Olsson turning up at Rydell High, after having met Danny Zuko at the beach and first sparking their romance.
Olivia Newton-John has opened up about the last six months spent battling cancer for the third time, claiming it has been "challenging" at times. The interview comes shortly after the Grease star was forced to refute claims which suggested she was close to death following the diagnosis. "Those things are so stupid. Why not just go, 'Here I am, and I'm fine,'" she told People, explaining why she immediately put out a statement about her health. "We just nipped it in the bud."Olivia Newton-John has given fans a health updateShe added: "My friends were calling and believing this stuff. I had to say, 'You really think if it was that bad you wouldn't know?'" During her 70th birthday in September, Olivia was hospitalised after she fractured her pelvis due to the weakening of her bones. "There were all these things I was going to do for my birthday, but God had other plans," she shared. Olivia revealed her third cancer diagnosis to the world in September. She was first diagnosed with breast cancer in 1992 and was given the all-clear after undergoing chemotherapy and a mastectomy. In 2013, the actress then found out that she had cancer in her shoulder.READ: John Travolta praises Olivia Newton-John for 'honest video' after death rumoursLoading the player...The Australian beauty also told the magazine that she is coming to terms with her diagnosis, saying: "Of course I had my moments, and my tears and all that, but I have a wonderful husband who supports me through those things." Last year, she heaped praise on her partner John Easterling when she spoke on Australian TV's Sunday Night. "I'd be lying if I said I never [get scared]," she admitted. "There are moments, I'm human. If I allowed myself to go there, I could easily create that big fear. But my husband's always there, and he's there to support me. I believe I will win over it. That's my goal."MORE: John Travolta reunites with Olivia Newton-John 40 years after starring in GreaseLike this story? Sign up to our newsletter to get other stories like this delivered straight to your inbox.
"Grease" director Randal Kleiser reveals secrets behind the beloved high school musical.
38 years on, people still can’t stopasking Olivia Newton-John about ‘Grease’ – and now, the actress and singer has given her thoughts on the divisive sequel. Almost none of the original 1978 film’s cast returned for 1982’s ‘Grease 2,’ which saw a new class at Rydell High – including an early leading role for Michelle Pfeiffer.
A simple lyric from ‘Summer Nights’ – “I saved her life, she nearly drowned” – spawned a fan theory that’s been circulating the web since 2013. For reasons known only to the cosmos, the theory started doing the rounds again last week. It proffers the tragic notion that Olivia Newton-John’s Sandy was not saved from drowning by Travolta’s charismatic greaser Danny Zuko.
The songs have survived the tests of time, the sequel not so much, but ‘Grease’ was a genuine cultural phenomenon in 1978, making fresh-faced stars of John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John. The one-two-punch of 'Saturday Night Fever’ and 'Grease’ made Travolta the sexiest man of the late seventies – never underestimate the pull of looking good on the dancefloor. Travolta quickly fell out of favour until 'Pulp Fiction’ gave him a career resurrection in 1994 – one which lasted approximately until the release of mega-flop Scientology vanity project 'Battlefield Earth’ in 2000.
After 38 years and innumerable professional and amateur stage performances all around the world, it’s still very hard to envisage anyone other than Olivia Newton-John and John Travolta playing the tuneful 1950s lovebirds Sandy and Danny.
Olivia Newton-John is said to be doing ‘everything in her power’ to stop a biopic of her life story being made. The 67-year-old star of 'Grease’ is also reportedly no longer on speaking terms with Australian singer and actress Delta Goodrem, who is set to play her in the project. According to Australian magazine New Idea, Newton-John has issued a cease and desist letter to the movie’s producers.