Olivia Newton-John

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Kerry Fox: ‘I still see myself as a teen: pot, joyriding and trying to have sex’
The Shallow Grave and Intimacy actor on driving at 15 in New Zealand, her parents’ disco dancing and starting an Abba fan club in her shed

As told to Rich Pelley

13, May, 2021 @11:25 AM

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Olivia Newton-John: ‘I don't wish cancer on anyone else. But for me, it has been a gift’
The pop star and actor talks about her third diagnosis of cancer, taking cannabis and ayahuasca, having Karen Carpenter as her spirit guide – and why her hit film Grease shouldn’t be accused of sexism

Ann Lee

26, Oct, 2020 @6:00 AM

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Xanadu at 40: a mesmerisingly messy musical failure
The bizarre 1980 flop starring Olivia Newton-John remains a fascinatingly misjudged attempt to combine a classic musical with the roller-disco

Guy Lodge

08, Aug, 2020 @5:30 AM

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Elton John wins highest accolade in new year honours list
Musician recognised alongside stars of sport, politicians and hundreds of ordinary people

Sandra Laville and Peter Walker

27, Dec, 2019 @10:30 PM

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It's electrifying! Olivia Newton-John on her big Grease auction
Those headturning trousers, a ‘pink ladies’ jacket, plus many more items from the actor’s 55-year career are going under the hammer. So why-yi-yi-yi now?

Melanie Abrams

24, Jul, 2019 @10:00 AM

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Tell me more, tell me more: Summer Loving Grease prequel in the works
An origins film expanding on Danny and Sandy’s fateful holiday fling is in the works at Paramount

Catherine Shoard

10, Apr, 2019 @9:40 AM

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The greatest banned songs of all time – ranked!
Thirty years on from 2 Live Crew being banned by the Beeb, we pick 20 foul-mouthed, orgiastic outings deemed too scandalous for public consumption

Laura Snapes

14, Feb, 2019 @1:02 PM

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Australia Day honours list: Kylie Minogue and Peter Reith among 2019 recipients
Women account for 37.5% of those honoured – a record but still short of the 40% target promised by Labor

Naaman Zhou

25, Jan, 2019 @11:00 AM

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Olivia Newton-John posts video: 'Rumours of my death have been greatly exaggerated'
Singer, who has been treated for breast cancer, posts video addressing US media reports that she is ‘clinging to life’

Michael McGowan

03, Jan, 2019 @2:08 AM

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It was panned on release – so why are we hopelessly devoted to Grease 40 years later?
An endorsement of rape culture or a rejection of slut-shaming: the debate over the film continues, four decades on. How did it become arguably the most beloved movie musical of all time?

Rebecca Nicholson

20, Apr, 2018 @8:00 AM

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Grease review – Travolta and Newton-John's summer lovin' still a blast
Rereleased on its 40th anniversary, the nostalgic rock’n’roll high school musical remains a sugar-rush of a film

Peter Bradshaw

18, Apr, 2018 @2:00 PM

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Olivia Newton-John/ Amy Sky/ Beth Nielsen Chapman: Liv On review – grief is the word
The trio are consummate performers and address some tricky subjects with charisma, directness and a laudable lack of schmaltz

Graeme Virtue

25, Jan, 2017 @12:33 PM

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