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.
Spanx founder buys Olivia Newton-John's 'Grease' pants
NEW YORK, NY The founder of Spanx was revealed to be the successful bidder for the skintight satin pants that Olivia Newton-John wore in the movie "Grease." Sara Blakely told "CBS This Morning" Tuesday she plans to frame the pants and hang them at Spanx's headquarters in Atlanta because they inspired the company's black faux-leather leggings. Blakely bid $162,500 for the pants, which Newton-John had to be sewn into for the 1978 film. Julien's Auctions says the leather jacket that Newton-John's character, Sandy, wore fetched $243,200, bringing the total for the outfit to $405,700. The proceeds from the jacket and pants, as well as a portion of the other items sold, will go the Olivia Newton-John Cancer Wellness & Research Centre in Australia.
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.
Celebrities who have battled cancer
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