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Olivia Newton-John to Headline Las Vegas Show

Olivia Newton-John to Headline Las Vegas Show

Originally posted 02/04/2014 11:40AM

Grease star Olivia Newton-John is headed to Las Vegas.

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Listen to the 10 Strangest Holiday Duets of All Time

UpdatePosted 12/10/2013 04:00PM

From Bing to Bieber, Listen to the 10 Strangest Holiday Duets of All Time

Originally posted 12/04/2013 12:00AM

As any Hallmark card can tell you, the holidays are about bringing people together. For some of us, that means reuniting with grown-up children, or welcoming long-lost cousins into our homes. But for musicians, it means something else: seasonal duets, often performed with the oddest of partners.

From reality-show novelty songs to stocking-stuffer EPs, Christmas isn't Christmas until two people who have no business being in the same room have crowded in front of the mic to sing a holiday classic. Why do they do this? You should just as soon ask Black Friday shoppers why they camp out for hours in front of big-box stores. Holiday magic is a compelling thing.

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Olivia Newton-John's Sister Rona Dies

Olivia Newton-John's Sister Rona Dies

Originally posted 05/30/2013 09:25AM

Olivia Newton-John's beloved older sister, Rona Newton-John, has died after a battle with brain cancer.

"My beautiful sister Rona sadly passed on May 24th in Los Angeles. It was May 25th in Australia – which was our mother Irene's birthday," Olivia, 64, wrote on Facebook.

She adds: "Rona died of a very aggressive brain tumor and mercifully suffered no pain. She was surrounded by the love of her four children – Fiona, Brett, Tottie and Emerson, and her wonderful friends. I will miss her forever – my beautiful, smart, talented, funny, brave sister Rona."

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Olivia Newton-John's Sister Diagnosed with Brain Cancer

Olivia Newton-John Reveals Sister Has Brain Cancer

Originally posted 04/23/2013 01:45PM

Olivia Newton-John, who successfully battled breast cancer in the '90s, has revealed the painful news that her older sister Rona Newton-John has now been diagnosed with brain cancer.

"As a cancer 'thriver' myself, as many people are, I am very aware of the importance of love, support and family during this journey she is about to begin," the singer-actress, 64, tells Entertainment Tonight. "I want to thank everyone in advance for respecting our privacy during this difficult time."

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John Travolta & Olivia Newton-John Release Grease-Inspired Video

Originally posted 12/05/2012 03:00PM



To many, John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John will always be high school loves Danny Zuko and Sandy Olsen from the 1978 hit Grease. Now, the two have reunited for a holiday album – and a Grease-themed video.

In the video for "I Think You Might Like It," Travolta flies a plane home while Newton-John drives a classic convertible full of gifts. The pair reunite in a field to perform some dance moves reminiscent of their Grease finale, "You're the One That I Want."

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PI Tracking Down Olivia Newton-John's Missing Boyfriend | Olivia Newton-John

PI Tracking Down Olivia Newton-John's Missing Boyfriend

Originally posted 01/27/2009 02:45PM

Olivia Newton-John's onetime boyfriend, who disappeared in 2005 and was presumed to have drowned at sea, may be alive after having faked his own vanishing act, according to a private investigator hired by Dateline NBC.

Former cameraman Patrick McDermott apparently slipped out of sight to escape debts and let his son cash in a $100,000 life-insurance policy, believes investigator Philip Klein.

Though devastated at the time, Newton-John did move on after McDermott was presumed to be permanently gone. In summer 2008 she married natural-health businessman John Easterling.

But, Klein told the NBC news program, the singer regularly logs onto the PI's Web site for updates on McDermott, who has been sighted nearly 20 times along the Mexican and South American coastline.
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Olivia Newton-John: Get Well Soon, Christina Applegate

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Olivia Newton-John: Get Well Soon, Christina Applegate

Originally posted 08/25/2008 01:35PM

Olivia Newton-John, a breast-cancer survivor who feels "an instant rapport" with others who have the disease, says she is thinking of Christina Applegate and planning to connect with the Samantha Who? star during her time of recovery.

"I haven't met her yet, but I've always liked her and admired her as an actress and would like to just say 'Hey,' so I will," Newton-John told PEOPLE at Project Angel Food's Angel Awards in Los Angeles on Saturday.

Breast-cancer survivors form a kind of sisterhood, says Newton-John, 59, who was diagnosed with the disease in 1992. Asked how her battle and recovery have helped her connect with strangers who have the disease, she replied, "We're not strangers, and particularly if you've been through something like this. I feel connected.

"You understand where they've been. There's that compassion, that connection with someone. So, I feel very lucky that I'm here. I feel lucky that I can pass on the message that I am here."

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Keith Urban & Olivia Newton-John Team Up for Duet

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Keith Urban & Olivia Newton-John Team Up for Duet

Originally posted 08/11/2008 05:00PM

Keith Urban will join Olivia Newton-John on her forthcoming album, Olivia Newton-John & Friends: A Celebration in Song, CMT.com reports.

The two will sing "Sunburned Country," which the two Australian singers co-wrote for an earlier album of Newton-John's Olivia (2).

Royalties from her new project are being donated to the Olivia Newton-John Cancer and Wellness Center, a comprehensive center for the treatment, care and research of all types of cancer.

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Olivia Newton-John: Why My Wedding Was a Secret | Olivia Newton-John

Olivia Newton-John: Why My Wedding Was a Secret

Originally posted 07/16/2008 02:10PM

Olivia Newton-John’s recent wedding to John Easterling came as a surprise to everyone who knows her – except her daughter, Chloe.

"My family was surprised," Olivia tells PEOPLE of her June 21 vow exchange in Peru, "but my daughter knew – I told my daughter."

It wasn't until a July 4 barbeque at her home in Malibu that the singer, 59, shared the big news with the rest of her close family and friends – and by then, she and Easterling, a natural-health businessman, had already said "I do" a second time in Jupiter Island, Fla.

Why all the secrecy? "It was the one thing I could keep private," she explains. "That's how we wanted it because my life is so public."

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Olivia Newton-John Marries John Easterling – Twice! | Olivia Newton-John

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Olivia Newton-John Marries John Easterling – Twice!

Originally posted 07/10/2008 01:20PM

Olivia Newton-John married natural-health businessman John Easterling in two secret ceremonies, her rep tells PEOPLE exclusively.

Only the bride and groom attended the Incan spiritual ceremony held on a mountaintop outside of Peru on June 21. The couple then returned to the U.S. and made their union legal with a beachfront wedding in Florida's Jupiter Island on June 30.

The newlyweds kept their nuptials hush-hush until a 4th of July barbeque held at the singer's Malibu home, where Newton-John, 59, surprised their guests with the good news.

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