Thu Aug 16 08:31:04 EDT 2018
They go together.
At a 40th anniversary screening of Grease at the Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills on Wednesday, Olivia Newton-John and John Travolta proved they are still hopelessly devoted to each other after all these years.
Newton-John, 69 — Grease‘s good girl Sandy — wore a pink shirt, matching sneakers, and a white suit for the landmark occasion. Travolta — T-Bird Danny Zuko — sported jeans, a black blazer, and a gray beard. The iconic onscreen couple even showed off their dance moves for photographers.
Didi Conn, who played beauty school dropout Frenchy, Barry Pearl, who starred as T-Bird Doody, and Randal Kleiser, who directed the 1978 hit, also attended the event. Both Conn, 67, and Pearl, 68, made appearances in Grease: Live in 2016.
In PEOPLE’s recent Grease! 40th anniversary special edition, the cast discussed the film that cemented their place in movie history.
“We did something life-changing, making that film,” Newton-John told PEOPLE about her enduring friendship with Travolta. “ you got the feeling from the energy that something was happening. It was a huge response. I feel grateful to be a part of that and to have worked with him. We’ve stayed friends ever since.”
People’s new Grease special edition, filled with on-set secrets, cast interviews and more from Travolta and Newton-John, is available now on Amazon and wherever magazines are sold.
“When you share that kind of meteoric success—and nothing has been able to exceed it—you share a bond,” added Travolta, who still texts with Newton-John. “I’ve been through her having a child, getting divorced, losing her sister. She’s been through my getting married, having children. It’s wonderful and full of shared memories.”
“Grease changed people’s lives emotionally,” Travolta noted to PEOPLE. “It inspired people to become performers, it marked people falling in love — I know it by the letters I get and encounters I have.”
Thu Aug 16 08:07:25 EDT 2018
The 25-year-old singer joined host James Corden, 39, for his latest musical ride, a day after the two blew through a jukebox musical version of James Cameron’s Titanic in just one take.
While Grande’s appearance on Carpool Karaoke was mostly about the music — with the powerhouse vocalist singing through her catalog of hits like “Dangerous Woman,” “Side to Side,” “No Tears Left to Cry” and new single “God Is a Woman” — Corden did get a chance to ask Grande about the strangest rumor she’s ever heard about herself.
“Tons of pregnancy stuff,” Grande responded, knocking down gossip reports about her and fiancé Pete Davidson. “People really want me to be pregnant. They always want it, they want it so bad. Every other week, there’s a pregnancy thing.”
Another rumor that Grande can’t seem to shake? That she needs to be carried everywhere by her security.
“There was a picture of me being carried by my tour manager, because I had just shot a video in pointe shoes. And I posted it because I thought it was cute. My toes were bleeding, I was in pain,” Grande said, recounting how the gossip got started.
“So that isn’t true? You don’t get carried everywhere?” Corden wondered, Grande quickly responding, “No that’s so stupid. Are you crazy?”
Though it may not have been true, Corden turned the rumor into reality when the pair went for a Starbucks run (where yes, Grande ordered a grande soy latte).
“Hello I’m Ariana Grande. I must be carried,” she told the barista, as she sat on Corden’s back.
“Did you know I demand to be carried everywhere?” she announced to the other Starbucks patrons, all taping her on their phones. “That is the kind of pop star that I am. If you see me anywhere it’s cause I didn’t walk there myself, I promise.”
Back in the car, Grande and Corden closed out their segment with a surprising duet: “Suddenly Seymour,” the ballad from Alan Menken and Howard Ashman’s beloved 1982 musical Little Shop of Horrors.
Both listed the musical as their dream to star in, though Grande has sung the part before. She previously sang “Suddenly Seymour” on her first trip with Carpool Karaoke, that time with Family Guy creator Seth MacFarlane rather than Corden.
That visit was technically on the segment’s spinoff show Carpool Karaoke: The Series, but Grande and Corden made no mention of it Wednesday night.
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Also gone unmentioned? Grande’s mysterious bandaged hand.
Before filming the segment earlier this month, she showed off her injury on her Instagram story, telling her fans, “Well Mr. Corden, today’s off to a wild start.” Grande also wrote on the image, “bleeding ‘n smiling.”
When asked by a fan what happened, Grande wrote, “you’ll see ……….. it’s so …… stupid.”
Grande’s new album Sweetener is out Friday.
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