Olivia Newton-John urges Gigi Hadid to buy Grease outfit at auction

Olivia Newton-John has urged Gigi Hadid to buy her original Sandy costume from the film Grease to help raise funds for the singer’s cancer centre in Australia.The Xanadu singer is auctioning off a treasure trove of movie and video costumes to raise fun…

Olivia Newton-John has urged Gigi Hadid to buy her original Sandy costume from the film Grease to help raise funds for the singer’s cancer centre in Australia.

The Xanadu singer is auctioning off a treasure trove of movie and video costumes to raise funds for her Olivia Newton-John Cancer Research Institute, and after spotting the model in a Sandy replica for Halloween, she’s asking her to cough up for the real deal.

“I saw a picture of Gigi Hadid, who is one of the most gorgeous girls, and she was wearing my outfit,” Olivia told Access Daily. “So I sent her a message. I said, ‘Gigi, buy the original. You can get it at the auction!'”

The wardrobe items from the films Grease and Xanadu and the Physical music video are set to go under the hammer at an upcoming Julien’s Auctions event, which will be held at The Standard Oil Building in Beverly Hills and online at juliensauctions.com during the company’s Icons & Idols sale at the weekend.

The highlight of the auction will be the iconic black leather jacket and skintight pants Olivia wore as Sandra Dee for the climax of Grease, when she performed You’re the One That I Want with John Travolta.

Other items from Grease include Olivia’s original script from the film, her custom-made 1950s-inspired petal pink point d’esprit lace gown she wore to the 1978 premiere in Los Angeles, and a custom ‘Pink Ladies’ jacket presented to her by the film’s cast and crew.

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Grease prequel Summer Loving in the works

A Grease prequel set to be titled Summer Loving is in development.Executives at Paramount Players are working on the new film, with editors at The Hollywood Reporter reporting on Tuesday (09Apr19) that John August has been hired to pen the script. Acco…

A Grease prequel set to be titled Summer Loving is in development.

Executives at Paramount Players are working on the new film, with editors at The Hollywood Reporter reporting on Tuesday (09Apr19) that John August has been hired to pen the script.

According to the publication, the screenplay will focus on the fling described in the song Summer Nights from the early part of the 1978 original, in which Danny Zuko (John Travolta) and Australian transfer student Sandy Olsson (Olivia Newton-John) recount to their friends how they first met before their senior year of high school.

No other details, such as potential stars or a release date, were given.

August’s screenwriting credits include 2000’s Charlie’s Angels and its follow-up Charlie’s Angels: Full Throttle, as well as 2003’s Big Fish and 2012’s Frankenweenie. He most recently wrote the script for Disney’s upcoming live-action adaptation of Aladdin and for horror project Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark.

Bosses at Temple Hill Productions, the company behind features like The Hate U Give and First Man, and at Picturestart, are to produce the film.

Grease continues to be a pop culture phenomenon, with the flick landing at number 20 on the American Film Institute’s list of Greatest Movie Musicals. Yet, the film’s sequel Grease 2, which was released in 1982 and starred Maxwell Caulfield and Michelle Pfeiffer, was poorly received and a box office flop.

Consequently, a number of Twitter users have already begun to question whether a Grease prequel is truly necessary.

“Why do I need a 90-minute movie to tell me what a brief movie intro and a three-minute song already accomplished?” one person commented, while another added sarcastically, “Happy about the Grease news. Like many, I have long wondered how Danny and Sandy met and fell in love as there is no scene from the original Grease that explains this.”

A third wrote, “Did we learn nothing from Grease 2?”

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John Travolta teaches Jimmy Fallon his iconic Grease dance

John Travolta taught Jimmy Fallon his “four corners” Grease dance when he stopped by his talk show on Wednesday night (13Jun18).Wednesday marked the film’s 40th anniversary, with the New York premiere of the beloved musical taking place on 13 June 1978…

John Travolta taught Jimmy Fallon his “four corners” Grease dance when he stopped by his talk show on Wednesday night (13Jun18).

Wednesday marked the film’s 40th anniversary, with the New York premiere of the beloved musical taking place on 13 June 1978.

John, who starred as the hit movie’s uber-cool leading man Danny Zuko, was promoting new film Gotti on The Tonight Show, but Jimmy couldn’t help but ask about the ’50s-set flick.

“We just had a karaoke party the other day for our nieces, and they’re probably like 10 or 12 years old, and they’re all singing your songs and doing you, doing impressions of you,” an excited Jimmy told his guest. “Not only your singing but your dancing… the singing knocked me out, the dancing, the part at the end with Olivia (Newton-John).”

“The four corners,” John replied. “Like in Pulp Fiction, I grew up with all these novelty dances. So in Grease, they needed a step for You’re the One That I Want at the end. So I said, ‘Well, we used to do the four corners, why don’t we do that?’ So the choreographer said, ‘Show it to me’, and I did.”

Asking if he’d teach him how to do it, the 64-year-old was happy to oblige.

When the house band started to play You’re the One That I Want, John and Jimmy held their fingers through their belt loops and made a four-step box with their feet.

“My God, this is unbelievable!” Jimmy exclaimed.

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Jane Seymour looking to reignite 80s aerobics craze

Actress Jane Seymour is revisiting the outrageous workout trends that were popular in the 1980s.The star was eager to embrace the bold colours and wild hair of the decade for her role in new TV comedy series Let’s Get Physical. Working on the show, whi…

Actress Jane Seymour is revisiting the outrageous workout trends that were popular in the 1980s.

The star was eager to embrace the bold colours and wild hair of the decade for her role in new TV comedy series Let’s Get Physical. Working on the show, which centres around the crazy rivalry between two fitness gurus, reminded her of the looks she sported back then.

“I used to do aerobics back in the day,” she tells People magazine. “I frizzed out my hair, had the headband, the leotard that came right up to your waist, the belts.”

The 66-year-old drew on specific elements of her past style choices for the character and shocked co-stars by showing them photos of herself from the 80s.

“I showed them photography I did back in the day with a big mane of frizzy hair,” she shares. “They literally freaked out. It couldn’t be more authentic if it tried.”

The show’s title is inspired by Olivia Newton-John’s 1981 hit Physical, a song that helped Seymour create a more personal connection to the role.

“Olivia Newton-John happens to be one of my closest friends,” she shares, noting the Grease singer has enjoyed watching the comedy.

“She loves it,” Seymour gushes. “She thinks it’s hilarious.”

The project has led Seymour to look back at how her own exercise routine has evolved over the years.

“I was one of the first to do Pilates back in the day,” she reveals. “My Pilates class would be Joan Collins, Natalie Wood and all the Charlie’s Angels.”

The brunette beauty is also hoping to coordinate some of her other favourite exercise outlets into Let’s Get Physical.

“I’m an ex-dancer,” Seymour explains. “So hopefully they’ll let me do more in the future.”

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