Monday, June 11, 2007

Deeper inside Anna Nicole

Paris Hilton may be this week's famous-for-being famous celebutard tragedy, and Lindsay Lohan was last week's movie star trainwreck-- but when it comes to absolute staying power, real bombshell status and saturation coverage, no one in decades has topped Anna Nicole Smith.

So what's another three hours?

E! isn't kidding when it brags it's unleashing "the most in-depth documentary ever" on Anna Nicole-- ever! -- with a three-hour special event premiering tonight at 8 pm. The Life & Death of Anna Nicole rounds up more than 25 family members, friends, colleagues and lovers to take us through the troubled tabloid sex siren's life one mo' time, stopping along the way at liaisons, centerfolds, buffets, orgies and reality TV cameras--but lingering longest in that final year and final hours in that Everglades hotel room.

Even if you've had your fill of Anna Nicole, tune in or record this one if only to see how real long-form tabloid television documentaries are supposed to look. Producer Michael Lynn, who helmed this behemoth, is the top producer in the field. The E! True Hollywood Babylon bio king of television has focused his unblinking noirish lens on the secrets of everyone from Kathie Lee Gifford to Bill Clinton to Andy of Mayberry to Halle Berry-- and Olivia Newton-John. Anna Nicole is his epic subject. We'd say Moby Dick but that's not quite right.

He'll at least put the mainstream slugs at 20/20 and Dateline in their place. And it's almost enough to forgive E! for killing Dr. Ruehl in Sunset Tan!


Anonymous said...

Deeper inside Anna Nicole and deeper inside Olivia Newton-john who is a drug addict based on a Peru TV report and article.

Anonymous said...

From the Only Olivia fan club board!
By Bispsychologist on Monday, June 18, 2007

The singer of music pop and actress Olivia Newton-John, protagonist with John Travolta of the movie "Grease", revealed a Peruvian TV that consumed "ayahuasca", hallucinogenic native with whom she realized an astral "trip".

The interpreter who led "Sandy" in this movie called "Vaselina" in Spanish, visited Peru last week to know Machu Picchu, the Cusco and the Pucallpa's Amazonian region, for what commented to the channel 9 of the national television that did the ritual of "ayahuasca", which name means "rope of the dead men" or "bindweed of the spirits ". " I have realized the ritual of " ayahuasca ", in Pucallpa, and I have shared a few days with the community shipiba, whose members are wonderful persons. Then I visited Cusco where I passed a few days in the Sacred Valley. Peru is a charming land ", the artist demonstrated.

The Peruvian shamen use the "ayahuasca", a kind of liana, to prepare a potion that they give to his "clients" in order that they sharpen the telepathy, they communicate with spirits, learn "ícaros" (songs to recover) and the prophecy, or as method of treatment. To consume this drink, brown color and bitter flavor, the shamen realize a ceremony that can receive names like tigrehuasca, monohuasca, indihuasca, cielohuasca, culebrasca, and to that Newton-John confessed to have surrendered.

The "ayahuasca" is used as medicine and its properties - according to whom they have consumed it - are not only in the spiritual area, but in the physicist. Before its ingestion, Olivia Newton-John was submitted to a mental, physical, emotional and spiritual preparation with a fasting of 24 hours, so that her stomach was free of food, since the drink provokes vomits. She has prohibited to consume her, besides, liquor, drugs or piquant spicy, indispensable requirement to surrender to the ritual of the "ayahuasca". The singer of 59 years, who was born in Cambridge (England) and she is a daughter of German mother and British father, she confessed to have received the invitation of an American friend who has cultures of medicinal herbs in Pucallpa. In the declarations spread on Monday for the Peruvian televisora, Newton-John said that hesitated to agree the personage of "Sandy" (in the movie "Grease"), " because she had fear of which it was ruining my singer's career ".

Anonymous said...

By Timk on Monday, June 18, 2007 - 10:22 pm:

Olivia tripped!!!!!!!!!!!!

This is the wildest news I've ever heard about our icon. I haven't dropped acid in 20 years. Rock on, Olivia.
By Precious_love on Monday, June 18, 2007 - 10:50 pm:

hahahhahahahahhaha funniest thing i have ever heard!!!!!
By Farmer on Monday, June 18, 2007 - 11:19 pm:

What a selfless artistic act to help conjour creative songwriting where one must believe in Santa Claus.
By Bispsychologist on Monday, June 18, 2007 - 11:42 pm:

Unfortunately our Olivia is looking for God or anything for the darkest and long ways.

By Grace on Tuesday, June 19, 2007 - 06:27 am: Edit

We had a programme in Belgium called "celebrity chock" and the contestants(2 Belgian celebs) of this programm went to Peru (Pucallpa) and they also had to undergo the ayahuasca therapy....

These 2 persons were hallucinating and going through a lot of emotional and physical pains...when they drank this stuff they had to vomish a lot and they were hallucinating and crying.... seeing things of another world.

The day after this experience the 2 had a talk with a guy( he had an ozzie accent) and also the leader of the community....the 2 told them that they have seen relatives who had died and they also communicated with them.....this ritual had to be done again , I think in total 4 days.

At the end of that week , they both said that they felt great and releaved and that their demons were gone....

This experience gave them the chance to clean up .

So I think Olivia must have had a hard time over there but "healed".

I don't know if I would be able to do this too...you really must be strong for this ritual.

By Leicbri on Tuesday, June 19, 2007 - 06:58 am:

Olivia the psychonaut! Great to hear that Olivia is open to exploring things in this way. I visitied Peru a few years ago, but didn't attempt this ritual....something for the future, I hope!
By Kevinm on Tuesday, June 19, 2007 - 07:57 am:

Very bizarre. I can't imagine Olivia putting foreign substances into her body. I wonder if it was the reporter who was on drugs when he did the interview.

Hey,....as long as she didn't drive afterward. :-)
By Bispsychologist on Tuesday, June 19, 2007 - 09:31 am: Edit

Why do you have to go for this kind of experience?. The spirits world is confused, obscure and dangerous. All ritual is bad and talk to us about our own confusion. I haven't doubt about the existence of other worlds but in my life i have seen many persons lost in them.

This is superstition but not spirituality. The most of spirits that you contac in this kind of experiences come from the dark. I hope that Olivia with this way of essay and mistake finally will reach the light, but now i feel sad for all this. Really Olivia is so beautiful... but this is the first time that i feel disappoint with her.

What kind of desesperation has she for to go to a lost land, alone and practice that crazyhood?

Honey... my prayers for you.

By Kevinm on Tuesday, June 19, 2007 - 09:31 am:

Sheesh!....I just can't stop thinking about this one. This is positively the wackiest thing I've ever read about Olivia. Imagine what will happen if this hits ET....
By Farmer on Tuesday, June 19, 2007 - 09:35 am: Thanks Grace for that follow-up thread...it's very interesting. Potentially scarey stuff to blast out of your own control and be open for a journey outside the box......

I would think only for the brave and open minded....again, not out of character for livvy to embrace another idea of alternative medicine/healing.

I think it's very cool if she' open to discover/grow with life...I hope it was a good trip.

Anonymous said...

By Patrick on Tuesday, June 19, 2007 - 09:57 am:

I don't think what she took was a manufactured drug. It sounds like how the Indians took mushrooms, peyote, marijuana, other natural things from the earth to achieve a spiritual experience.
Really no different than drinking alcohol to relax.
By Maz on Tuesday, June 19, 2007 - 11:21 am:

If it's true, then fair play to her. As long as it's not dangerous.

By Navdoc on Tuesday, June 19, 2007 - 11:44 am:

Kev, thanks....kinda hard for me to believe.
By Bispsychologist on Tuesday, June 19, 2007 - 12:10 pm:


Oh guys, she expressed public and freely her experience with "ayahuasca" and i believe that she has the responsability for her words. The problem isn't consume drugs (naturals or not) the fact is that for many people she is like an spiritual guide... i love her too and for this i believe that this discussion must to be public.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message By Grace on Tuesday, June 19, 2007 - 01:17 pm: Edit

She won't become an addict don't worry, the 2 Belgian celebs are healthy and mentally very strong! This experience didn't harm them, they even are saying that they treasure life more than ever before.

Ayahuasca is made from natural herbs and plants,no chemical drugs!

I'm sure Olivia has come out of this "stronger than before".

Ofcourse everybody has his own opinion on this subject.

By Xanadude on Tuesday, June 19, 2007 - 01:22 pm:

I could see her taking a spiritual tour of the area and experiencing something like this
By Grace on Tuesday, June 19, 2007 - 01:31 pm: Edit

This might interest you all....

Ayahuasca (Santo Daime)

Ayahuasca is an entheogenic tea originating from the Amazonian forest. For thousands of years, ayahuasca has been used by the native people of the forest in both religious ceremonies as shamanistic and therapeutic practices. The brown colored and bitter tasting tea is known under many names: yagé, nepe, kabi, natema, hoasca, daime, and ayahuasca. This last name comes from the Quechua language of the ancient Incas, and means 'vine of the soul'.

Anonymous said...

By Vangogh on Tuesday, June 19, 2007 - 03:34 pm:

In a way, I hope it IS true. I happen to love the aspects of centuries-old traditions, and the mystical properties of the earth's natural ingredients. The native Americans have been practising these customs without nary a peep from the media, and I think it's great that Olivia continues to explore her spirituality, opening herself to new experiences. I am CERTAIN that if this is true, it was done under the safest of conditions, and really, it's OLIVIA'S business and NONE of ours.
By Xanadude on Tuesday, June 19, 2007 - 04:41 pm: Edit

You know Livvy and her TEA though... LOL

Anonymous said...

Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message By Timk on Tuesday, June 19, 2007 - 04:49 pm: Edit

I hope she had beautiful visions with lots of pretty colors.

Maybe a great psychedelic song will come out of it. Something like "Silvery Rain."
By Kim on Tuesday, June 19, 2007 - 05:03 pm:

Jim, my sentiments exactly!
By Maz on Tuesday, June 19, 2007 - 05:13 pm:

When I was in Fiji they kept taking us to Cava ceremonies- would it be similar to that?

Anonymous said...

By Magicman on Tuesday, June 19, 2007 - 06:00 pm:

I wonder what music Olivia played during her "trip?" Hmmmm ....

* Feeling Best
* Flying Dreams
* Have You Never Been Mellow
* Suspended In Time
* This Can't Be Real
By Xanadude on Tuesday, June 19, 2007 - 06:22 pm:

And I was waiting for the rumours to start that she was there meeting up with a hiding Patrick...

Anonymous said...

By Michaeluk on Wednesday, June 20, 2007 - 05:48 am:

oh dont get so dramatic Laura and Ybis! her life is hers and yours is yours. It's your own journey, stop being so judgmental on things that you know very little about personally.

And Laura, seeing the death, murder, wars and mayhem caused by christianity over the many years I cannot see how this is more dangerous than some of the things I've seen and heard in the name of christianity!!
By Leicbri on Wednesday, June 20, 2007 - 09:43 am: Edit

Well said Michael.

If we're going to start disapproving of Olivia for being "New Age", then we might as well forget "Grace and Gratitude"...which was inspired by the work of two of the most influential New Age teachers around!

I'm constantly amazed at the reactions people have to this sort of stuff....thousands of people die worldwide on a daily basis from excessive consumption of tobacco and alcohol, two of the most dangerous substances known to man...Are we going to start thinking Olivia has been "irresponsible" for selling her own wine??

What matters is HOW people use entheogenic substances. If Olivia did indeed participate in this ritual (and I find it entirely believable that she would) then I'm sure she'd have done it in a sensible, safe, measured way, with lots of support systems around her. Also, I'd *love* to hear from her about what it was like!

I've been to Peru but didn't participate in this ritual (although I'd love to one day); however, I have got friends who have done so and who said it was a wonderful, life-affirming, deeply spiritual experience.

Each to their own!

Anonymous said...

Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message By Edlevoir on Wednesday, June 20, 2007 - 11:13 am: Edit

All search for healing. I have found, for myself, the best place to find it, is through prayer, and in the written of the words of the Bible.
Proverbs 3:5

By Cerianna on Wednesday, June 20, 2007 - 05:17 pm: Edit

If Olivia did do this, I say good for her! I want to experience it myself someday. Sure, anything new ageish/pagan can be dangerous, but it is also very rewarding if you know what you're doing.

Anonymous said...

I like the fact that Only Olivia fans are taking drugs just like Olivia went a bunch of sickos!

Anonymous said...

By Joe on Wednesday, June 20, 2007 - 08:54 pm:

Olivia was supposed to be doing a tv series where she travels all over, but details were not provided.
Her "entourage" mentioned in the reports could have been a camera crew and producers.
Imagine if this was part of some kind of edgy "Spiritual Quest" reality series for HBO or something and the whole thing was filmed to air later.

By Skye on Wednesday, June 20, 2007 - 09:48 pm:

Maybe when Olivia said, "I realized the ritual of ayahuasca" and visited the Indians, etc. - she actually meant, I realized the ritual (i.e. witnessed it)(i.e. did not actually do it). And yes, maybe it was for a TV show, or, just a personal journey/experience.
By Chris_sydney on Thursday, June 21, 2007 - 06:07 am:

It seems believable enough to me. We all know Olivia is open to a lot of different things spiritually and I can see her doing this. More power to her, I think it's freaking awesome.

By Kevinm on Thursday, June 21, 2007 - 10:55 am:

I wonder if something was lost in the literal translation of what was heard down in Peru and what we see on the web. I could certainly see Olivia observing and being interested in some ancient traditions. I have a tougher time picturing her actually consuming some hallucinogenic substance.
By Bluedragonflygirl on Thursday, June 21, 2007 - 12:25 pm:
Way of the Shaman…. is a must read if you want to know more about Olivia’s spiritual Journey. I believe you should study something if you don’t know or understand it before you open the book of judgment. This is Olivia …she is on a wonderful spiritual journey.
Educate your self if you wish to know our Olivia better.
Here is the link on amazon.com
By Bluedragonflygirl on Thursday, June 21, 2007 - 09:02 pm:

Laurac, I didn't make this post at any one person...sorry to come a cross that way. I was making a statement. I didn't mean any harm are any thing to any one person.
The New Age is a movement that surge from the dissatisfied to the lifestyles and incoherences of all religions, this is very good in the sense of we have to make more human to all religions, really there are many absurds product of the own incomprehension of this revelation of God. All we are clear: God is Love. The problem of the New Age is that is disperse and absolutly superticious. The faith is trust and when you depend of one ritual (candles, stuff, colors, tarot, potions...) really you are thinking that God need all this kind of things for to give you an answer. In this case you really neither don't know God nor your own potencials like human been.

I have an strong critical position in front of my religion, but to do this i have been to learn about it first. This is the point. I have an strong critical position in front of new age, but to do this i have been to live and learn about it. I actually did it. For this i'm in my all freedom to express discomfort about all this.

Three observations about this tread:

1. While in all world are talking about the ayahuasca and Olivia, we asume that this is an private issue. Incredible!

2. In the spirits world are everything: bads and goods but NOBODY have the capacity to distinguish one of other. We are in one concret level and only with the tools of faith we are capable of afront any circunstances in our life. Sufficient!

3. Even Olivia did or not this ritual the most important thing is that we discuss this theme. It's a way to confront our faith. Ybis
By Lvilleslggr73 on Friday, June 22, 2007 - 01:55 am: Edit

OMG, let me say that I do not agree with some of the opinions on this thread and some of them bother me, but I do acknowledge that they are just as valid as mine are....However, that being said, to suggest that participating in a centuries, if not millenia old tribal ceremony where the tribal members use rituals and sometimes consume things to take them to a different plane mentally does not make it any less valid than any other religion on the planet....I mean if anything, these beliefs that they hold and the rituals and traditions that they hold dear and probably older than most other religions on the planet.

I seriously doubt that there any more of a risk to someone taking whatever it was that they drank than if one of us took a prescription, you know the ones that will take care of the particular illness for which it was prescribed, but it can also cause about a half dozen other things that were never wrong with you before you took the pill in the first place. I doubt that the same can be said of this tea or whatever it was. Olivia, I'm sure if fine, and a testament to this most likely not being not as dangerous as many things that we consume daily and if there were some record of this harming even an insignificant percentage of the people that participated in it over the centuries, she wouldn't have done it.

I also think that New Age, etc is no less valid than any other religion, and the fact that many people use candles or whatever other item they may use to help achieve a mood to help in reaching a relaxed state of mind etc is really no different that any other ritual or tradition with each and every other religion around. To even suggest that people who do this don't know God or their potential as humans is absurd as there are many ways to reach out to God or whomever you may look to for guidance as a Supreme Being and if lighting candles or using Tarot cards works for you to get you there, then so be it. Going to church and praying every night before bedtime is not the only way to achieve spiritual guidance. What works for you won't neccessarily work for everyone else. We are all different and have different beliefs and values morons.
By Onjfan4058 on Friday, June 22, 2007 - 02:17 am:

The only trip anyone has taken, is by the one who wrote this complete and utter nonsense. I won't give it anymore more of my time. It's not worth it. Although, I will defend Olivia's reputation whenever and wherever it's needed. By Joe on Friday, June 22, 2007 - 02:56 am: Edit

I wonder if Olivia will respond to this "controversy" on her website?

She decided to comment on a story that claimed she spent thousands of dollars for a meal in a New York restaurant and that didn't really matter if it was true or false, so anything is possible.
By Xanadude on Friday, June 22, 2007 - 10:42 am:

I doubt she has read the Kuala Lampur newspaper ;-) And as of yet I haven't seen a thing in the US on this

Much ado about nothing
By Navdoc on Friday, June 22, 2007 - 02:00 pm:

If she doesn't say, we'll never know....so I believe she didn't. I would think everyone there would want everyone to THINK she did.....then, there'd be a bunch of crazies heading there because they got duped into thinking she did. I imagine the staff there would profit handsomely.....not to mention the hotels, buses, vendors, etc.
(note to Patrick: you think Christians act like that, you should see what the Islamic extremists want: they want you dead).
By Harrod on Friday, June 22, 2007 - 03:05 pm:

Navdoc: well said! (About Islamic)
What a bunch of wackos!!!

Anonymous said...

Yvette Nipar's company online.
By Xanadude

I just checked the site again to see if maybe there are some new DIFFERENT T's for guys... nope.
Same self-depreciating captions.

I can't believe a company who's MISSION STATEMENT includes:

"We could all use a little reminder of keeping it positive and authentic in this thing we call life.
Our mission is to get the word out, share the love, and believe that peace is so possible"

expects guys to buy t-shirts proclaiming that "WE" are the problem, and that we "bring NOTHING to the table"
By Patrick

Does sound like she is perhaps a tad bitter towards men.
I am all for women being equal. I would never degrade the weaker gender.
By Xanadude

I didn't see that, but just got the same thing back from her myself ;-)

But I wonder just how many, (IF any?!), get the biblical 'table' message??? Ang again, this message is not on the women's shirts

"I AM the problem" could be all in fun, but there are NO such "fun" sayings in the women's line of shirts either...

just sayin'

Chloe's weight issues:
By Magicman

Chloe is certainly fueling the ongoing concerns that she is still anorexic by wearing such revealing clothing. Yes, it is the current fashion which is something important at her age and for her burgeoning public image. But, she is also subject to public scrutiny being in the limelight trying to convince everyone that she has recovered from anorexia. Her frail, bony physique is hardly convincing. These latest photos are still very disturbing.

I also wonder whether Chloe should depend so much on her music to conquer this. What happens if her music does not resonate with the public for whatever reason? Launching a successful music career is a longshot for anyone regardless of talent. Being Olivia's daughter can both help and hurt her chances. (For every Natalie Cole that benefits from her parent's legacy, there is a Debby Boone whose career was tarnished by her father's image.) Some may even claim she is using her anorexia as a way to gain publicity for her career. Or, more simply, people may just not like her songs or voice. Will she revert if this outlet proves unsuccessful?
By Larmstrong

I agree with Magicman. I would think that Chloe would cover up her frail frame instead of wearing clothes that only fuel the fire. Who knows, maybe that is what she wants to do so she gets the publicity. She said herself that is the reason she agreed to talk about on ET so that she get promote her music. I am not trying to say anything against her - it is just a thought. Sometimes, I get the impression that she wants to be famous too bad - she almost wants it too much and because of that, I'm not sure how she will do. I do hope she does well though and that she puts some weight on herself!!
By Patrick
I wish Chloe would put on weight and dye her hair back dark, and be herself, I feel that would be best for the album.
Ofcourse, I have also wondered why she wears such revealing clothing.
By Xanadude

Yes, that's the scary thought: What happens if her music flops? What does that do to her self-esteem then?

Plastic Surgery on Olivia!
By Sandy

On Olivia IMDB boards
they say Olivia had plastic surgery?? did she and why did she do it Olivia has always been so beautiful. She is getting ugly now!
By Harrod

I don´t think so...

Maybe she has some refreshments...
By Leonard

Those IMDB boards are populated by vicious 14 year olds.....avoid them.
By Xachary

Olivia looks a bit different around her eyes. I think they've been lifted a bit.
By Briangregory

By Aimi

i agree with everyone here,i've been looking thru my photos. but, if she does have something done it's done well,not freightning like that joyce w,etc..
By Sandy

Ok dont get mad at me, am just wondering that all, I notices her eyes and her mouth look different.
By Olivier

Looks like she has had a brow lift and the fatty tissue under the eyes removed. No face lift. I asked my plastic surgeon (my nose is not original). Of course this is all alleged.
By Martin

I don't think she's had a facelift. Botox and collegen injections, perhaps, but not a facelift.

By Onjtexan

Doesn't matter just as long as she keeps it simple and doesn't over do like Joan Rivers!
By Xachary

Chloe had some changes done to her for sure. She appear a bit frozen, barbie like. A bit stretch for such a young girl.
By Xachary

I think Olivia is looking a bit too thin on Access Hollywood. Her face looks a bit stretch maybe due to the weight loss. I think her makeup is a bit different which causes you to believe she had worked done. Her eybrows are to "arched" looking to me. I prefer the softer look of 2004-2005.
By Bispsychologist

The camera angle and the light were horribles on Access Hollywood; with this kind of shoot wichever look not so well.

By Michaeluk

I've just seen the recent pictures of her on YTOTIW and AI and for me it really has confirmed that she has had some work done, the eyebrows and lids are lifted so high now that I don't think there is any doubt that something has been done. Skin does not move North folks!!

Well, I'm finally going to chime in on this debate. Agreeing with Michealuk, it's my opinion she has had work done...but as Michael said.

I find it naive for many of us to believe she's aged naturally. We all love her, of course, but some of us place her up on such an unattainable pedestal that we refuse to believe she's just human...like the rest of us.

I'm 54 years old, and being of that generation, see very, very, very many women of Olivia's age group daily. Gravity has its purpose in the world of physics, and cannot be denied..unless you're in the International Space Station!

I'm certainly no physician, much less a dermatologist, but it is beyond simple comprehension that her looks, skin tightness (except the neck area) are merely the result of wonderful genes. Of course she's had some work done!! Too many here are in denial and don't want to believe Olivia isn't totally "natural".
A simple scrutiny of photos of her from mid-90's to current would give an objective viewer cause to say, "hmmm....Olivia's had some work done".

Look carefully at current pictures of her hands and arms. Her arms, though beautiful and lovely, are decidedly the arms of a woman 58 years of age. The looseness of her skin and wrinkling around her wrist area(s) do not match the texture and consistency of her face.
The younger members here must remember that Olivia is not "Sandy" any more. That was nearly 30 years ago. She's an older, albeit beautiful, woman now, and is not beyond flaws....or rectifying them if that's what she desires.
By Melissa

I'll never forget when I was about 5 or 6, visiting an aunt and uncle one summer. I was shocked to see my Aunt without eyebrows at bedtime. I asked my sister "Where are her eyebrows??" I never knew some women draw them on!
By John onj

Sh has kept the work to a minimum and kept it realistic.

"I haven't had surgery" but I think she's had other procedures. Olivia does not want to lie or mention them, why should she?

Laser or botex isn't surgery?
By Randy

Phil: Hmmmmm....don't see anywhere where I called Olivia a "liar"....that was rather unnecessary.

And, my post said nothing at all about "cosmetic surgery" or "undergoing the knife". It said "she's had work done". Many various procedures could be construed under that scenario.

And, I didn't start this thread....after many months, I simply aired my personal perspective. And, I stand by my theory that she has, in fact, had "work done".
By PhilUK
Maybe both of us need to do a closeup inspection at the next meet and greet for her to see if she had plastic surgery.
By Newtonjohn1

I've noticed in recent photos, especially from her appearance on NBC's "You're The One That I Want", that Olivia appears to have had some work done on her face, as it seems tighter, waxy in appearance and her lips are visibly plumper. Are there any confirmed reports on this? I'm assuming it's botox, which isn't detrimental, as it's only temporary. I'm certainly not against plastic surgery, but this looks like a case of overkill.
By Qantas

The one part of the body that you cannot have any type of "lift" performed on is the neck. That is why you often see women with stretched tight faces from multiple lifts and their necks are old and saggy.
Clearly ONJ has had some work done. Probably a brow lift or partial face lift. Her eyes have been done too. She probably uses botox as well.
By Briangregory

the neck is where you can tell if someone has had plastic surgury..its the tell tale sign..the face can be pulled tight and the jaw but not the neck. she has had something done. she looks different. i personally did not think she looked good on ytotiw tv show. imo. i was watching on youtube when she was on the view when she promoted stronger than before and she looks gorgeous. since then i think her looks have change a bit.
By Xanadude

I always wondered about that Q, as I have noticed tight faces and droopy necks.
By Seekingsusan

Yeah, I think she has had laser treatment and whatever else she can do to tighten up without botox.
By Gaygene


By Xachary

I think Olivia face looks a lot younger and rounder on YTWTIW than on American Idol a few months ago. Either way. Olivia looks fantastic now. Just don't overdo it Olivia. I'm still not liking the plumped up lips. On the access hollywood, and during the Grace and Gratitude promotion interviews, I must admit Olivia looked a little weird. Her features were too prominent.

Anonymous said...

By Mona

What is this huge animosity between this Only Olivia fan club and the Forever & Always fan club? Why does is there such a rivalry?

I was just given a link to a completely un-biased web site where each fan club relentlessly bashed each other. The comments made were extremely nasty and ugly.

What gives? Why can't we all just be one big Olivia community?

I guess I am just looking for a little history on what had occurred since I joined.

I decided to post this in the members area since I can only imagine this must be somewhat of a sensitive subject based on what I have read.

Anonymous said...

Matt Lattanzi, Olivia's ex-husband and father of Chloe.
By Ivy

Is he still married to Cindy Jessup? Just curious if that worked out for him. What a loser!

By Holistix97

She was'nt as lovely as Olivia
By Robb

Is anybody??
By Grace

Well, I think he really made a big mistake and maybe he knows it now!

By Navdoc

When my wife had no hair and going through chemo...we didn't know if she'd make it...Olivia was going thru it at the very same time.....it was the toughest thing we ever had to endure ......now we can only look back together and wonder where 'O' got the strength to pull through it alone...just hope Cindy was worth it all for him, whatever happened. Doc

Anonymous said...

Bad parenting

By Victoria

And to think that I was within 15 mins of DC since Friday at a NSA softball tournament held within the beltway. I surely would have skipped watching my daughter play to catch a glimpse of Olivia!

Opposes other fans opinions:
By Dorian

Farmer...Now don't lie...I remember the days when you were all for Bush...Bush this and Bush that....You were Bush's number one fan!!!

Hateful of American Politics:
By Qantas

I think it is disgusting that she performed for a man who stands against the basic human rights of the majority of her fan base. This is very bitter pill to swallow for me.
By Jayster

I'm not cool with this at all. I'm very disappointed in Olivia. Pathetic.
By Robb

I know it wasn't a political event, but it's painful to see George bush with his arm around Olivia. Kinda like a hug from satan.

By Reno30

This event aside, I would not want to meet this president and would not consider it an honor of any kind.

Disliking Olivia's songs:
By Lisajfromtheuk

As much as I love Olivia I have to agree here, I think I've listened to her version twice, Making A Good Thing Better is a great album apart from the track. Besides, the title Ring Of Fire makes me think of haemorrhoids!
By Xanadude

Ugh! I may be partial to Olivia, but Johnny Cash was so tuneless and deadpan. No feeling whatsoever. I never believed that ANYTHING was burning there ;-)

Didn't have any respect for that as a song, other than Olivia's version, until I finally saw "Walk the Line" and realized that June Carter wrote the song!
By Leonard

I just don't think it's a great song, period. Album filler. funny they'd single that one out though. hmmm.

By Javier

I agree with you Leonard. In any case, comparing different version of Ring of Fire, I prefer ONJ cover.

Hiding the truth from fans:
By Bispsychologist


Oh guys, Olivia expressed public and freely her experience with "ayahuasca" and i believe that she has the responsability for her words. The problem is that for many people she is like an spiritual guide... i love her too and for this i believe that this discussion must to be public.

Only "Board Members Area"


Is this supporting Olivia?
By Martin

I think TOAK sucked big time. I remember eagerly awaiting for it's release and saw it opening night in L.A. I was so dissapointed, even in my teens I could spot a dog when I saw one, the rewind/fast forward stuff and the food fight reaked of desparation. Not Olivia's fault, but still a dreadful film.

By Xanadude

I know we supposed to hate the devil character, but I hated the casting. Casting all around was pretty bad.
By Greg

The film sucked. Sorry but thats my opinion. Still, at least it makes Xanadu look like Grease by comparison. Music was the best thing about TOAK - especially the "look" Olivia had in the Twist of Fate video terrible.
By Hiram2251

I admit there were some flaws in the film.The gangsters were pure Keystone Kops material.The Devil was too nice.He should have relished the potential destruction.Aside from Olivia one of the strengths was the late Scatman Crothers as one of the angels.He was one of the greatest character actors around.By the way actor have to be like chameleons.If you see them not the role they play they've failed.For examplein GRease tho I'm aware its Olivia I see Sandy.Except for the scene in the carriage where the actress merged with her role in 2oaK I see Debbie.(Some can't pullit off.I know of at least one popular actress who is totaly inept.Every time I see her I know shes just not even trying to act.)
By Johnny

TOAK is one of the worst movies I have ever seen. It's not even fun on a "bad" level. Today, it is mostly forgotten, and justly so. I recall seeing it in 1983, when I was twelve years old, with my mom while we were vacationing in Georgia; even at that young age, I was squirming in my seat at the embarrassingly wretched dialogue (Travolta: "You have to hold the nuts while you screw"). Olivia sports her least flattering hairdo by far, a relic of the '80s (I don't like short hair on her anyway). Thankfully, she went on to record Soul Kiss, while Travolta slummed in the midst of a seemingly endless series of howlers, starting with "Moment by Moment" in 1978 (a terrible movie, but extremely funny and enjoyable, with an oddly endearing quality; Tomlin: "Let's smoke some pot!"), "Staying Alive", "TOAK", "Perfect" (the workout scene where Travolta gyrates with about five pairs of socks stuffed in his crotch is a classic bad movie moment no lover of bad movies should miss), before his career finally recovered sixteen years later with "Pulp Fiction". The supporting cast is the only redeeming quality of TOAK; Olivia's songs were clumsily inserted in the film to capitalize on their popularity. Hearing Olivia curse is not my idea of a good time. She fared somewhat better in "Sordid Lives", but aside from Beth Grant, I think that's another terribly clumsy movie.
By Teacher

You trash "Two Of A Kind" and "Sordid Lives," but you praise "Soul Kiss?" That is my least favorite album. What a jerk you are!
By Patrickd

I can't stand the movie, but will watch it cause Olivia looks fab! And the ON-J songs are great. But horrid horrid awful script-- nothing an Oscar-winner could do with that shite! (oops,, sorry)... Funny, but my favorite ON-J movie is 'TOOMORROW'. It's bad, but classically and wonderfully bad, and so it's a LOT of fun!

Anonymous said...

CELEBRITY PERFORMANCE: President George W Bush joins singers Olivia Newton-John (right) and Wynonna after their performances on Sunday for the Ford’s Theatre Gala in Washington. The celebrity performance is being taped for broadcast at Christmas time.
Against the US President:
By Vic

Olivia is gorgeous! although performing for Bush...i am not impressed.
By Hiram2251

Olivia meets Dubba.Sort of like an angel visiting the devil.NLOL(Actualy Cheney fits the demonic role better.)
By MichaelUK
I tend to agree with some of the posts here about Olivia performing for Bush. Whether it is an endorsement or not, this man is not taking the wealthfare of this planet seriously enough. Always falling short on environmental issues which Olivia does so much for. Surely to boycott performing for Bush would be a more positive statement than to promote the planned release of the Xmas CD?

If she can make a stand and cancel Japenese concerts for the cruelty to the dolphins, surely she is political enough to make a stand in this cause too.
By Reno30

For me, it's not about the country it is about ONE MAN who thinks he is king and violates the HRC right and left.
By Teacher

Absolutely, Reno. I am absolutely stunned at the way this man continually ignores the will of the American people (especially in regard to Iraq and illegal immigration) and does whatever he feels like. His term cannot be over too soon just like Tony Blair.
By Johnny

Unfortunately, I believe that Olivia's appearing at this event, as universally despised as Bush is, can only damage her reputation further in the eyes of many. Even so, I doubt this possibility troubles her. I agree that at this point in her life she is not judgemental, and her intentions are nothing but gracious and loving. Olivia is a wise woman, and her presence at this event as an "Instrument of Peace" (think of the lyrics) seems to me a blessing in the end.
By Larry
How come noone gives Bill Clinton any guff for his buddy relationship with Bush Sr? They are both idiots to me.
By Greg
If anyone here can be classified as a hardcore greenie, left wing tree hugger (who's anti-Bush..but lets be frank, the so-called "New Labour" PM Tony Blair is hardly Debbie Boone yet who here complains about him) - its me. ICK, ICK.
By Johnny

The Bush/Clinton thing was a facade...they HATE each other!

By Greg

Kinda like Christmas when you pretend not to HATE your family. Olivia puts up a goot front so that Chloe can have daddy time with Matt because deep down she hates him when he left her. See she does this all the time.
By Michaeluk

So many posts, but sometimes you have to stand up and be counted. As an environmentalist who has asked all of us to do our bit, I expect when asked to perform for a President that has refused to acknowledge any of the green issues that has been presented to him during his time in office, that Olivia would refuse and stand up and be counted.

No-one is above criticism Navdoc, the whole Sun City concert was something that was politically wrong and I think this is too.
This President endorses so much that as a gay man I find repugnant, and find it very hard to understand that any gay man would like their singing hero performing for someone that doesn't believe in your personal equal rights!!
By Vic

I still agree with those who oppose this. Its a great vehicle for her music...but "Make me an instrument of peace" goes down the toilet when she is performing "for" this monster who started this bloody war where thousands and thousands of people have died.

Olivia had the perfect opportunity to turn this down in order to promote the green issue.
By Qantas

Michael, I agree with you completely.
We need to remember what this 'man' thinks of gay people and gay rights in addition to his stance on environmental issues, the war, stem cell research. I am appauled that she performed in his presence. It might be an "honor" to perform in front of the president but NOT this president. It would have been more honorable to have declined the invitation. She accepted the invitation from him and performed for him, this is a man who wants to take away all my rights as a gay man. I personally am disgusted and above all very saddened by this.
By Onjfan4eva

While I oppose most of the things that President Bush stands for!
By Vangogh
It has nothing to DO with the tyrant in office, so I think OO people are being a bit uneducated and ignorant criticizing Olivia for performing in the yearly celebration (which is usually done in July, but who's counting...)
By Michaeluk

Vangogh, please don't call those of us opposing your view ignorant or uneducated. It seems you are!

It's exactly this kind of name calling that causes such ill feeling here. Yes, disagree with me if you want, but don't be so insulting.

The main point is that as an artist nobody should want to entertain a man that has had such a catastrophic mess on the World we currenly live in.

Anonymous said...

Against the US President:

By Mikeg

I see no honor in performing for this man. If his approval rating continues to slip I'm not sure who will be watching. I'm certainly not putting Olivia down. I've loved her since I was a kid. I'll buy more than my share of the cd(can we say Christmas gifts ) but I'll skip this show.
By Michaeluk

Farmer, I really don't think that asking someone not to call me ignorant or uneducated is overscolding. Indeed as Patrick thinks you are so pleasantly neutral I would've hoped that you could see how the language used is seen as insulting to the many people posting a differing point of view.

No-one is saying Olivia is endorsing George Bush, we are saying why an Environmentalist would want to perform infront of someone who has been so disgraceful in terms of worldwide green issues. There have been many artists who refused to perform for Tony and Cheri Blair at concerts here in London due to Tony's stance to the War in Iraq. I salute that stance.

I don't like to see my favourite artist being cuddled and giggling with a man responsible for such misery on a global scale and for me on a personal level someone who sees me as a second rate citizen.
By Johnny

Look at it this way...Bushwacker attended the Kennedy Center Honors as the President always does.
Calling each OO fan idiots:
By Patrick

Qantas, I don't know if the ignorance is bliss comment meant I am ignorant or whatever you meant.
By Farmer

With Vangogh, Onjfan4eva and Patrick not feeling the problem with the theatre event as a slight of gay issues and I think the issue is more how you view the event as an endorsement of George Bush the evil person and boycotting all of his duties of office because of his politics versus the title and symbol of the President of the United States attending a traditional holiday event where you can be an honored aussie guest.

By Jayster

Unfortunately, this will still be seen as "President Bush's Xmas Concert". No one, not just OO members knows what the Ford Center is all about.
Therefore, Olivia's appearance will be seen as support for Bush.
Not a good thing for our gal.
By Patrick

Olivia is not a gay man. Why should his thoughts on gay people impact her decision to perform?
I find that thought ludicrous and extreme.
I think this is all very overly dramatic.
By Patrick
I had the pleasure to see Olivia 3 times in my life. The majority of the audience were elderly couples exercising to Physical or family with children in tow.
What about the huge turn-outs in Hong Kong? I don't know if they are all gay , lol.
I know I sound silly. I just really don't see any gay issues connected to this. I think that, um, that is grasping at straws here just to be mad over something. Don't get me wrong. I think Bush is a tyrant and terrifying and probably the anti-christ. I just don't see a gay issue.
By Qantas

I guess ignorance really is bliss in that case Patrick.
By Hiram2251

I think Olivia is diplomatic enough to peerform for world leaders she disagrees with. By the way Bush can't be the antichrist.Thats Chenneys job.
By ChrisB
Instead of the negativity here, look on the positive side. She is performing and promoting a new CD.

Anonymous said...

By Michaeluk

Phil, I think there is a big difference to the points I am making and to what you are saying, and for the record I was equally disappointed that she performed for the Pope too.

The Queen and the Royal Family are not decision makers, this President and the Pope are. Their decisions have affected many people all over the World.

But as a fan who buys her records I feel that I'm within my right to express my disappointment at Olivia joking around with a man who has denied many of my friends in the States equality.

Indeed many would say this man is a tyrant, albeit a Western version of one. Someone who has refused to sign time and time again green legislations thatwould provide a cleaner world for all of us to live in and someone who has time and time again come out with comments that are reducing gay men and women to second class citizens. I'm sorry but performing for or too a man with this record comes as a disappointment for me and many fans here. That shouldn't be dismissed out of hand. By the way there are many people who refuse to perform at the Royal Variety Performance and actually give a donation instead to the Artist Benevolant fund due to their anti-royal stance. And last year some of the artists asked if Tony Blair was to be in attendance at the RVP.

I do think that the disapointment is quite a reasonable response.

Anonymous said...

By Kev
Look forward to seeing and meeting fellow fans that weekend!
Looking forward to kissing up to some fans while ignoring others who I don't care about or will not help Melissa or I get ahead in the fan club.
Keep sending those payments in for the newsletters they go in our pockets for personal business.