Malibu Seen: ‘Grease’ Turns the Big Four-Oh

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Malibu’s Olivia Newton-John is still “Greasing” the wheels at 40. 

Rama lama lama ka dinga da dinga dong. If you remember those words, you know that the beloved film “Grease,” starring Olivia Newton-John and John Travolta, is marking a milestone. Hopelessly devoted fans will know that the family favorite is celebrating its 40th anniversary. It is hard to believe that these two “teenagers” are still very much on the scene.

Olivia is now 69 and retains every bit of her girlish charm. She was the big draw and an established pop star when the movie premiered while Travolta, 64, was just starting to show off his famous dance moves, going on to flicks like “Saturday Night Fever” and “Pulp Fiction.”

He was so impressed with the blonde beauty that he made a personal appeal to take the role of “good girl” Sandy opposite his “bad boy” Danny. Both were instrumental in bringing the 1978 high school musical to life. 

“They were looking desperately for a Sandy,” Travolta has said. “She’s the biggest singer in the world and every guy’s dream.”

With her native Aussie accent, Olivia was skeptical. She worried that at 29 she couldn’t possibly pull off the role of an 18-year-old. But, like a summer breeze, she easily portrayed Sandy and life at Rydell High with ease. “Grease” became a blockbuster filled with everlasting tunes.

Olivia Newton-John and John Travolta have maintained a close relationship ever since, through good times and bad.

And the “Grease” legacy lives on. A few years back, the two released a Christmas album to benefit her Olivia Newton-John Cancer and Wellness Research Center and his Jett Travolta Foundation for children with special needs. The duo came together on an upbeat note, saying, “We had a blast.”

HAPPY ANNIVERSARY

Congrats to Michael J. Fox and wife Tracy Pollan. The dynamic duo celebrate their 30th wedding anniversary. They met on the hit show “Family Ties” and have been inseparable ever since. Tracy has stood by him through thick and thin, even when he was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease. Mike is one of the nicest, most down-to-earth guys you’re about to meet and gives inspiration and hope to millions of PD patients.

He recently marked their special occasion on Instagram, writing to Tracy, “How lucky am I?”

TOO CUTE!

There are fans and then there are super-fans. Well, we found two kids who are also true patriots. Their whole family is so crazy about Tom Brady that one of the adorable toddlers is named Tom and the other one, of course, is Brady. What’s more, they traveled thousands of miles and were jumping up and down when they met their hero in person. Tom gave the Brady-clad kids fatherly hugs and even showed off a few of his moves. You can bet Tom and Brady will be all smiles ‘til Super Bowl. TOUCHDOWN!