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'Grease' stars John Travolta and Olivia-Newton John reunite for Christmas album

07 DECEMBER 2012

After nearly 35 years of musical absence, John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John have reunited once more to make a video for their new Christmas album.

 

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Hailed as one of the most iconic on-screen couples, Grease stars John and Olivia have ditched the perms and leather for their new video I Think You Might Like It. Although John was unable to resist showing off his piloting skills as he flies to meet Olivia in a private jet, the pair look surprisingly familiar in action. Seen cruising in a retro powder blue convertible and jiving in black outfits, any Grease fan will be reminded of the famous scenes between budding couple Danny and Sandy.

Looking more than impressive for her 64 years of age, Olivia stuck to a simple black palette, showcasing her svelte figure in skinny jeans. Opting for the same colour scheme as his old friend, 58-year-old John's figure has hardly aged from the 1978 film, with broad shoulders and enviable bicep muscles to boot.

Although the tounge-in-cheek performance may be entertaining to watch, a more serious cause motivated the pair to sing and dance once more. Speaking on The Ellen Show, John revealed that the proceeds of the Christmas album, which has been available to purchase since November 13, will be going to a cause very close to his heart. After losing his 16-year-old Jett in January 2009 to an epileptic seizure suffered whilst the family were on holiday, the actor has created the Jett Travolta foundation in his son's honour.

 

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Speaking to the host, John said: "Autism and seizures are the least known areas of illnesses and I feel so bad that's there's so many people dealing with this that they have no answers for. So I'm starting a foundation that will help that. Plus, I widened it. It's also for handicapped children and the Paralympics. It's also for underprivileged childen, so I've widened my purpose a bit there too."

 

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Olivia will also be donating her share of funds to charity. Diagnosed with breast cancer in 1992, the actress will give her proceeds to the eponymous Cancer and Wellness foundation.

The album, This Christmas, also features performances from Barbra Streisand, Cliff Richard and Tony Bennett.