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20 Things You Didn't Know About Xanadu, History's Greatest Roller Skating Disco Musical

Originally posted 08/05/2015 12:55PM

Roller skating. Greek mythology. Hollywood. Olivia Newton-John. Gene Kelly. Electric Light Orchestra. By some measures, Xanadu should have been a hit.

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Sandy and Frenchy Hold Mini Grease Reunion at Olivia Newton-John's Las Vegas Show

Sandy and Frenchy Hold Mini Grease Reunion at Olivia Newton-John's Las Vegas Show

Originally posted 01/05/2015 07:25PM

When they sang "Chang chang changitty chang shoo-bop, we'll always be together" they meant it.

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Hand Jive Hopefuls: Bruno Mars and Taylor Swift Lead Our Live-Action Grease Fantasy Cast

Hand Jive Hopefuls: Bruno Mars and Taylor Swift Lead Our Live-Action Grease Fantasy Cast

Originally posted 04/30/2014 05:00PM

Grease must be the way we are feeling, because the musical is making a comeback.

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Grease Is the Word! Live Musical Coming to Fox Next Year

Live Grease Musical Coming to Fox in 2015

Originally posted 04/29/2014 07:45AM

Here's some news to make your approaching summer nights a blast.

Fox is bringing a live-action version of Broadway musical (and film) Grease to the small screen sometime next year.

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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.
Stephen M. Silverman

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