Olivia Newton-John Dead at 73, Husband Says
Cole Bennetts/Getty ImagesGrease legend Olivia Newton-John died on Monday morning at age 73, according to her husband.In a statement posted across Newton-John’s social media accounts, John Easterling said that the actress and singer died peacefully at her Southern California ranch surrounded by friends and family. Easterling, whom Newton-John married in 2008, asked that the family be given privacy “during this very difficult time.”Easterling’s statement did not confirm a cause of death, but he cnews.yahoo.com
‘Dark Knight,’ ‘Grease’ added to National Film Registry
This image released by the Library of Congress shows Heath Ledger, left, and Christian Bale in a scene from the 2008 film "The Dark Knight." The film was added to the National Film Registry. (Warner Bros.-Library of Congress via AP)LOS ANGELES – This year's inductees into the National Film Registry include a record number of female directors and filmmakers of color as well as a new crop of movies ranging from a silent short film thriller, classic musicals and an acclaimed Batman film. The national library said this year’s selections include a record nine films directed by women and filmmakers of color. Christopher Nolan’s 2008 Batman film “The Dark Knight” was a blockbuster and the top public vote-getter.
Olivia Newton-John's 'Grease' ensemble sells for $405,700
The iconic black leather jacket and skin-tight pants worn by the singer and actress Olivia Newton-John in the film "Grease" were sold at auction in Beverly Hills. BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. - The black leather jacket and skin-tight pants worn by singer and actress Olivia Newton-John in the movie "Grease" have sold for $405,700 -- more than double the auction estimate. Newton-John starred as Sandy Olsson in the 1950s-set box office hit Grease, opposite John Travolta as Danny Zuko. Ahead of the auction, the actress, now 71, revealed that she had to be sewn into the distinctive high-waisted pants during filming. Ahead of the auction, the actress told told Reuters Television it had taken months to sort through boxes and storage containers, but that it had been "a fun venture."
Olivia Newton-John's famous 'Grease' outfit sells for over $400,000
Jeff Conaway, Olivia Newton-John, John Travolta and Stockard Channing in a still from 'Grease'Olivia Newton-John's iconic outfit from the final scene of the movie "Grease" has sold at auction for more than $400,000. The all-black ensemble, which the actress was famously sewn into to shoot the scenes, fetched a combined $405,700 at the sale in Beverly Hills on Saturday. Other items in the sale included Newton-John's custom "Pink Ladies" jacket, which sold for $50,000, and the pink gown she wore to the "Grease" premiere, which went for $18,750. The auction raised a total of $2.4 million, according to The Guardian newspaper, with a portion of the profits set to be donated to the Olivia Newton-John Cancer Wellness & Research Centre in Australia. Newton-John is currently undergoing treatment for stage four breast cancer, after being diagnosed with the disease twice previously in 1992 and 2013.cnbc.com
'Grease' outfit could fetch up to $200,000 at auction
The iconic black leather jacket and skin-tight pants worn by the singer and actress Olivia Newton-John in the film "Grease" will go on sale at an auction house in Beverly Hills on Saturday. (CNN) - The iconic black leather jacket and skin-tight pants worn by the singer and actress Olivia Newton-John in the film "Grease" will go on sale at an auction house in Beverly Hills on Saturday. The outfit, made famous in the 1978 film's final song,"You're the One that I Want," is estimated to fetch between $100,000 and $200,000, according to the auction house selling it along with hundreds of other items from Newton-John's career. Ahead of the auction, Newton-John revealed that she had to be sewn into the high-waisted pants. A custom Pink Ladies jacket given to her by the "Grease" cast and crew will also go under the hammer and is expected to fetch between $2,000 and $4,000.