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The life of immortal Australian performer, Olivia Newton-John

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The world has lost a true Hollywood legend, Olivia Newton John has passed away at the age of 73

Olivia rose to stardom for her remarkable performance in hit musical “Grease” where she co-starred alongside Actor John Travolta, in 1978.

She was just 29 years of age, playing the role of an innocent teen in love with the bad boy.

Together, they won hearts across the world, bringing in a whopping $395 million USD from the box office. 

A movie star turned cancer advocate, Newton-John spent much of her later years fiercely fighting for awareness and further research.

We take a look back on her life, her legacy and the hole she is leaving behind

Long before Olivia Newton John became a household name in Hollywood, she started from a home in Melbourne.

Born in Cambridge 1948, her family emigrated to Australia. The youngest of three children. Her teenage years saw her became a major drawcard on the Happy Show.


But the bight lights of Melbourne in the 1970s could never contain that voice.

She moved to the UK and in 1974 represented the Britain in the Eurovision song contest.

Australian trailblazer Helen Ready encouraged Olivia to move to the United States where she quickly climbed the charts.

She certainly had somewhere else to go – Rydell High.

She scored the role in the film adaptation of the Broadway hit, despite her concerns about being 29, playing a high school senior, insisting on a screen test with John Travolta.

Now the girl from Melbourne, was now a Hollywood star.

And there was nowhere to hide – Grease became the biggest box office hit of 1978.

Olivia Newton John’s career soared


Just like Sandys transformation in the film, Olivia was ready for a new spandex clad image, just in time for the 80s.


Pioneering an iconic look and telling us all…”let’s get physical”

Physical smashed the charts, before she starred alongside Gene Kelly in her second major film, playing the star.

In 1986 she gave birth to her daughter Chloe and resumed her career in the early 90s, before she was diagnosed with cancer – receiving the diagnosis the same weekend her father died.

LOS ANGELES, CA – OCTOBER 19: Actress/singer Olivia Newton-John (L) and daughter actress/singer Chloe Lattanzi attend ‘Dancing with the Stars’ Season 21 at CBS Televison City on October 19, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by David Livingston/Getty Images)


She survived and became an advocate for breast cancer research, teaming with the Victorian government to create the Olivia Newton John cancer wellness and research centre in Melbourne.

Leading a three week, 230km walk along the great ocean road to raise funds.


Forever passionate about the environment. She cancelled a tour of Japan over the slaughter of dolphins.

She battled in her personal life too. Her partner Patrick McDermott disappeared on a fishing trip in 2005. Her daughter faced health problems

Through all her battles, she continued performing.

An immortal Australian performer, a passional advocate for health, the voice of a generation.

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Prince Harry and Elton John take legal action against the Daily Mail

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The celebrities allege the paper was involved in phone-tapping and privacy breaches.

Some of the allegations include bugging private telephone calls, paying police for sensitive information and impersonating the celebrities for medical records.

The individuals became distressed after learning of the privacy breaches.

Meanwhile, it’s believed the journalists still hold senior positions of authority and power today.

The newspaper is denying the allegations.

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Kayne reacts to ‘white lives matter’ t-shirt backlash

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It’s been a massive week for Kayne West after he stirred the pot with his fashion show

He stepped out wearing this ‘white lives matter’ t-shirt and social media went nuts.

The 45-year-old rapper sat down with Fox News Channel’s Tucker Carlson to discuss the shirt and his views on controversial topics like abortion.

West says wearing the shirt “was funny and talked to Carlson about supporting Donald Trump.

The rapper was the former president’s most famous supporter and didn’t shy away from wearing Trump’s signature “Make America Great Again” hat in public.

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High school teacher charged for allegedly sending nudes to a student

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A teacher has been charged after allegedly sending nudes to one of her students

44-year-old April Viney is facing two charges with two felony counts of the dissemination of obscenity.

The online high school student claimed the teacher sent a nude photo and video to them.

Before her arrest, witnesses were interviewed and the teacher’s phone and social media accounts were investigated.

After posting a $50,000 bond she has since been released to her home.

Viney has been teaching since at least 2002 and has been suspended without pay.

She had been teaching English at West Iredell High School in North Carolina since 2019.

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