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Naga Munchetty risks fury by admitting Olivia Newton-John's Sandy ‘annoyed hell out of me'

Naga Munchetty, 47, has risked angering Grease fans after she confessed that she was not a fan of Olivia Newton-John's character, Sandy. Her admission came after her BBC Radio 5 Live show paid tribute to Olivia following her devastating death on Monday, aged 73.Naga welcomed Olivia Moore onto the show who is currently playing Sandy in Grease The Musical on London’s West End.The pair chatted with film critic Emily Murray about the late actress’ legacy and her performance in the 1978 classic movie.Then, Naga controversially admitted: “You know, the character of Sandy, I will be completely honest...she annoyed the hell out of me.”The stunned film critic gasped and questioned: “Really?!”Naga went on: “Yes! I thought she was a wet blanket to be completely honest.She was a wet fish, a jellyfish almost, spineless.“In the end she turned it around but the character changed her personality to suit a guy, which bugs the hell out of me.

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Hollywood names to it.The late actress passed away on Monday (August 8), aged 73, at her home in southern California after battling breast cancer.The iconic movie was filmed in 1977 when Olivia was just building her career in the spotlight.READ MORE:Olivia Newton-John dies aged 73 after 30-year battle with breast cancerHowever, Randal Kleiser, the film's director, had several people in mind for the role of Sandy Olsson including Carrie Fisher, Susan Dey, Deborah Raffin, and Marie Osmond.According to reporters, Marie was the frontrunner until she objected to Sandy's mega "good girl to bad girl" transformation.However, there was also a point when Olivia was unsure whether to take the role herself.The success of the movie was to be determined and Olivia was sceptical about passing for a teenager when she was in her late twenties.She also didn’t want to risk her music career which was already taking off on its own.Olivia once told Vanity Fair, according to Marie Claire: “I was very anxious about making another film, because my music career was going well, and I did not want to mess it up by doing another movie that wasn’t good."This comes after the star's final Instagram post was revealed.For more of the latest showbiz news from Daily Star, make sure you sign up to one of our newsletters here.On Monday her account posted a picture of her and her doting husband John Easterling and wrote: "#flashbackfriday"Fans of hers flocked to the comments, with one typing: "Think of you Olivia. Send you love and light from south of France."A second said: "Beautiful photo! I’m sending you wishes for continued good health.
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Hollywood actress and musician, has tragically died of breast cancer aged 73 years old at her ranch in California.Throughout her life she was nominated for two Golden Globe awards and was best known for her role in 1978’s cult classic film Grease.She also represented the UK during Eurovision back in 1974 with Long Live Love, but lost out at fourth place against ABBA with Waterloo.READ MORE: John Travolta leads celeb tributes to Olivia Newton-John following death aged 73In light of her recent passing, take a look back at some of the highs and lows of Olivia’s career.Sandy projected Olivia to stardom and her global music sales reached a whopping 100million, making her one of the most successful artists in the modern era.Olivia was a four time Grammy Award winner and following her role in Grease, she landed five number one singles with another 10 Top Tens that followed.You’re The One That I Want featuring John Travolta is one of the best selling singles of all time and Physical was Billboard Top 100s single of the 1980s.Back in June 2006, the star’s company ON-J Productions Ltd filed for a lawsuit against Universal Music Group.The lawsuit was made for $1m (£828k) in unpaid royalties which should have been obtained by Newton-John after the Grease soundtrack was released.A year later in 2007, it was made public that Olivia and UMG had reached a decision and landed on a “conditional settlement”.She had also had a previous run-in with MCA after she entered a two year, four album deal.However, Newton-John’s fourth album was released late which led them to extend her contract, so she filed a $10m (£8.3m) lawsuit against them while MCA’s counter asked for $1m (£828k) in damages.Olivia was banned from working with another service
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Olivia Newton-John has died, aged 73.The Grease star, who famously played Sandy in the beloved musical opposite John Travolta, died earlier this morning.Her husband, John Easterling, confirmed the news in a statement.‘Dame Olivia Newton-John passed away peacefully at her Ranch in Southern California this morning, surrounded by family and friends,’ it read.‘We ask that everyone please respect the family’s privacy during this very difficult time.‘Olivia has been a symbol of triumphs and hope for over 30 years sharing her journey with breast cancer. ‘Her healing inspiration and pioneering experience with plant medicine continues with the Olivia Newton-John Foundation Fund, dedicated to researching plant medicine and cancer.’In lieu of flowers, the family requested that donations were made in her memory to the Olivia Newton-John Foundation Fund.The statement concluded: ‘Olivia is survived by her husband John Easterling; daughter Chloe Lattanzi; sister Sarah Newton-John; brother Toby Newton-John; nieces and nephews Tottie, Fiona and Brett Goldsmith; Emerson, Charlie, Zac, Jeremy, Randall, and Pierz Newton-John; Jude Newton-Stock, Layla Lee; Kira and Tasha Edelstein; and Brin and Valerie Hall.’Her cause of death has not yet been confirmed but the late actress was battling cancer before she died.Travolta led tributes to the late icon on Instagram, sharing a throwback photo of his former co-star.‘My dearest Olivia, you made all of our lives so much better,’ he wrote in the caption.
Olivia Newton-John dies aged 73 after 30-year battle with breast cancer
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