New this week: Brooke Shields, 'Grease' prequel and NF album
This week’s new entertainment releases include an album from Michigan rapper NF, a two-part documentary about Brooke Shields on Hulu, and Kathryn Hahn portraying a character inspired by writer Cheryl Strayed in the series “Tiny Beautiful Things.”.
‘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."
'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.
Olivia Newton-John doesn't want to know how long she has to live
(CNN) - As she battles cancer for the third time, Olivia Newton-John is not focusing on how much time she may have left. The 70-year-old singer and actress sat down with "60 Minutes Australia" to talk about living with stage 4 breast cancer. "If somebody tells you, you have six months to live, very possibly you will because you believe that," Newton-John continued. Proceeds will go toward the Olivia Newton-John Cancer Wellness & Research Centre in Melbourne, Australia. "You are the most amazing person, the most amazing mom, the most amazing ambassador," Jackman said.
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Olivia Newton-John has revealed that her latest battle with cancer is actually her third time fighting the disease. She was diagnosed with cancer at the base of her spine in 2017, which was thought to be her second cancer diagnosis following a 1992 breast cancer diagnosis she beat after undergoing chemotherapy and a partial mastectomy. But in a Sept. 9, 2018, she revealed she had also been diagnosed in 2013 with a new breast cancer that had spread to her shoulder. Hide Caption