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(The New York Times)   Man found dead in apparent suicide at Olivia Newton-John's house. Time of death: six minutes into the DVD of 'Xanadu'   ( divider line
    More: Sad, Olivia Newton John, Xanadu, DVD, suicides, John Travolta  
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2013-08-19 08:19:38 PM  
13 votes:
2013-08-19 07:43:21 PM  
7 votes:

Tell me more tell me more, was his dead body a sight?
Tell me more tell me more, was he high as a kite?

2013-08-19 07:42:57 PM  
4 votes:
i guess he'd never been mellow
2013-08-19 06:35:31 PM  
4 votes:
Imagine how much cocaine it took for someone to say:
"I know - we'll have Gene Kelly and a bunch of young kids on rollerskates.  Olivia Newton-John will play a Greek Goddess, and we'll get Electric Light Orchestra to do the soundtrack!"

And then to have the executives and agents agree to it...
2013-08-19 05:25:47 PM  
4 votes:
I liked "Xanadu"... but then again, I liked "Plan 9 From Outer Space".
2013-08-19 08:04:45 PM  
3 votes:
Wouldn't it be cool if we found out that Olivia Newton John has been a vicious serial killer all of these years?
2013-08-19 06:45:04 PM  
3 votes:
She told him not to play B-17.
2013-08-19 05:20:48 PM  
3 votes:
2013-08-20 02:12:37 AM  
2 votes:
GIS for 70s bush.
2013-08-19 08:53:05 PM  
2 votes:
Olivia Newton-John's half sister, Juice.
2013-08-19 08:45:46 PM  
2 votes:

lawboy87: CSB,

early 80's, college - frat brothers out on all night beer bash, walk to the old movie theater a block away and go into the matinee showing of Xanadu (we were expecting something different), but what the hell we were drunk.

Pulled an MST3K, which royally pissed off the only other people in the entire theater - a group of about 50 12-14 yr old girls taking this movie seriously.

The usher (who I swear the pimply faced teenager shown working every menial job in Springfield in the Simpsons was based on) shows up and asks us to be quiet.  He might as well asked the tide to stop rolling in.  Let me just say that hungover and watching roller disco on the big screen is not a good combination, I still start to dry heave a bit at even the thought of that movie.

You sound pretty gangster, bro.

What college did you go to - RPI or John Hopkins?
2013-08-19 08:41:43 PM  
2 votes:
Oh the things I wanted to Xanadu to her back then . . .

/I know I erected a "Stately pleasure dome"
2013-08-19 08:11:12 PM  
2 votes:
Did she get physical? Physical?
Did she want to get physical, bets are they were physical.
Let me see the body, Doc. The body, Doc.
Let me see the body, Doc.
2013-08-19 07:59:48 PM  
2 votes:
The singer'shiats include "You're The One That I Want," with John Travolta from the 1978 movie "Grease."

That's some fine reporting there, Lou.

/farking NYT
//catbox liner with words
2013-08-19 07:35:16 PM  
2 votes:
Published: August 19, 2013 at 3:52 PM ETJUPITER, Fla. - Authorities say a man has been found dead from a gunshot wound inside a South Florida home owned by singer Olivia Newton-John and her husband.

Summer lovin, had me a blast.
2013-08-19 07:14:11 PM  
2 votes:
This guy tried to fake his own death too, but missed.
2013-08-19 09:38:25 PM  
1 vote:
I think dude was a little too hopelessly devoted to his work
2013-08-19 09:00:48 PM  
1 vote:

Rwa2play: DKinMN: This lady has had some weird reasons to be in the news the last few years.

Also, she was so damn hot. Jesus.

And Sheena Easton in the 80s....motherofgod.jpg

Fist, god, etc.  The things I wanted to do to her are illegal in most states.
2013-08-19 08:46:48 PM  
1 vote:

Robert1966: So the message is: no matter how hot ONJ was, or how hittable she remains, stay away. The dame is poison.

2013-08-19 08:10:04 PM  
1 vote:

skantea: Forlorne Greene: If you were a straight male in the 70s and didn't have a crush on Olivia Newton-John, you weren't a straight male in the 70s.  But yeah, Xanadu wasn't very watchable.  I did like ELO, and I liked the weird Andrews-Sisters-ish/rock-band duet with the Tubes.

What is it with her and creepy news stories?  Her ex-boyfriend faked his own death, and now a dude is shot at her house?

I see your Newton-John, and raise you one Linda Carter:
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Fun Fact: she's part Mexican. Mexican, Spanish, Irish, English, to be exact. And I found this quote on her Wikipedia page:

"I never meant to be a sexual object for anyone but my husband. I never thought a picture of my body would be tacked up in men's bathrooms. I hate men looking at me and thinking what they think. And I know what they think. They write and tell me."
2013-08-19 07:58:34 PM  
1 vote:

For those who went to the Dells in the late 70s.... that place was awesome.
2013-08-19 07:51:44 PM  
1 vote:
2013-08-19 07:29:37 PM  
1 vote:

Uzzah: Much like "The Phantom Menace," somebody with a deft editing touch could probably take what's there, cut 35% out of it, and come out with a fairly decent movie.

The premise of "muse inspires old guy and young guy to collaborate on a big dream project for both of them" is a workable logline, and Kelly does a pretty good job with his role, despite the terrible dialogue he's given. ONJ isn't a very good actress -- it would've been better to write her up as a sort of aloof and flighty object of admiration like Albert Brooks did with Sharon Stone, rather than having her fall in love too. (Really? A muse that's been doing this for thousands of years is going to fall for this particular schlub?) Cut the story down to Warriors-guy's pursuit of his dream and Kelly's wistfulness about the dreams he had in the past. Cut out some of the more pointless flamboyance like the "All Over the World" bit and a lot of the opening-night nonsense, trim out the campiest of the special effects, and you've got a decent movie about a lady inspiring two guys to strive to make something big happen.

Next time I get the urge to fire a director in post I'm going to give you a call.

/not even joking
2013-08-19 07:19:57 PM  
1 vote:
2013-08-19 06:36:38 PM  
1 vote:

FrancoFile: Imagine how much cocaine it took for someone to say:
"I know - we'll have Gene Kelly and a bunch of young kids on rollerskates.  Olivia Newton-John will play a Greek Goddess, and we'll get Electric Light Orchestra to do the soundtrack!"

And then to have the executives and agents agree to it...

This much
2013-08-19 06:36:19 PM  
1 vote:

That movie is going to be considered a classic soon enough.
2013-08-19 06:35:37 PM  
1 vote:

albert71292: I liked "Xanadu"...

But did you break your fast on honeydew and drink the milk of paradise?  Inquiring minds want to know
2013-08-19 06:25:48 PM  
1 vote:
Xanadu was not a terrible movie.  In fact, I may have yanked it a few times to the VHS tape because ONJ was just that hot.  That woman didn't need to be naked to give me a chubby.
2013-08-19 06:23:08 PM  
1 vote:
Waiting for the world to end, weary of the night
Praying for the light
Prison of the lost



2013-08-19 05:21:27 PM  
1 vote:
i saw xanadu in the theater when it came out. i was 11 and hated every minute of it. well except for the ELO bits.
2013-08-19 05:16:23 PM  
1 vote:
Is it wrong to say that as a child of the 80s I had the biggest crush on Olivia and that Xanadu is one of my guilty pleasures? Also it has Gene Kelly
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