Entertainment The Loop: Donald Trump's home raided by the FBI, tributes pour in for Olivia Newton-John, Black Sabbath reunites and Google goes offline

13:22  09 august  2022
13:22  09 august  2022 Source:   abc.net.au

Delta Goodrem shares tribute to Olivia Newton-John after her death

  Delta Goodrem shares tribute to Olivia Newton-John after her death Heartbroken Delta Goodrem has paid tribute to her beloved 'mentor and friend' Olivia Newton-John after the Grease star's death at the age of 73 following a lengthy cancer battle. The Lost Without You songstress famously played the Aussie icon in the 2018 TV miniseries, Olivia Newton-John: Hopelessly Devoted to You. Delta, 37, shared pictures of herself hugging Olivia in happier times and said she was 'like family' to her.

Hi there. It's Tuesday, August 9 and you're reading The Loop, a quick wrap-up of today's news.

Let's start here: Donald Trump's Florida home was raided by the FBI

Let's get you up to speed:

  • Former US president Donald Trump released a statement saying his Mar-a-Lago estate in Palm Beach, Florida, was being raided by FBI agents on Monday night, local time
  • The circumstances of the raid are unclear, but Mr Trump's son, Eric, told Fox News the raid concerned documents sought by the National Archives and Records Administration
  • Armed police officers were filmed outside of his home, which was swamped with pro-Trump supporters shortly after he released his statement
  • Mr Trump says he has been "working and cooperating with the relevant government agencies" and that "this unannounced raid on my home was not necessary or appropriate"
  • A person familiar with the matter — who spoke to the Associated Press on the condition of anonymity — said agents were looking to see whether Mr Trump had additional presidential records or other classified documents at his estate
  • This raid marks a dramatic escalation in law-enforcement scrutiny of Mr Trump, who has been laying the groundwork to make another presidential bid
  • The Justice Department has not commented on the raid.

We heard about the life and legacy of Dame Olivia Newton-John

Tributes have been steadily flowing all day for the Australian screen and music icon who "passed away peacefully" in southern California, aged 73.

Daniel Andrews offers family of Olivia Newton-John a state funeral'

  Daniel Andrews offers family of Olivia Newton-John a state funeral' Olivia Newton-John's family will be offered a state funeral in recognition of the iconic Australian actress' achievements and dedication to cancer research. Newton-John, who shot to international stardom thanks to her role as Sandy in the 1978 movie Grease, died on Monday morning aged 73 at her home in southern California folllowing a long battle with breast cancer. Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews said on Tuesday he will contact the star's family this week to propose the memorial.

Stockard Channing — who starred opposite Newton-John as Rizzo in Grease — said she would "miss her enormously".

"Olivia was the essence of summer — her sunniness, her warmth and her grace are what always come to mind when I think of her," she said.

Grease director Randal Kleiser said Newton-John "exuded nothing but love to everyone she met" in a statement to the Hollywood Reporter.

"I'm heartbroken. She was one of a kind, and so very kind," he said.

Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews said he would speak to Newton-John's family about a state funeral.

You can look back at her remarkable life and career here.

News alerts you might have missed

  • New South Wales Treasurer Matt Kean has been elected, unopposed, as the state's Deputy Liberal Leader, after Stuart Ayres resigned last week amid the fallout from former deputy premier John Barilaro's appointment to a US-based trade role that Mr Barilaro later declined to accept.
  • Queensland police have charged a man with two counts of murder after the bodies of a mother and son were found in the south Brisbane suburb of Stretton on Monday.
  • The family of American woman Gabby Petito — who is believed to have been killed by her boyfriend — is suing Utah police for $US50 million ($71 million), saying they failed to recognise she was in danger. Police stopped the 22-year-old "van life" traveller and her boyfriend, Brian Laundrie, in August 2021. The body of Laundrie was later found and the FBI said he had claimed responsibility for her death before killing himself.

What Australia has been searching for online

  • N95 masks: The Victorian government will hand out more than 3 million N95 and KN95 face masks at COVID-19 testing sites, public transport and community health services to help reduce transmission of the virus and other respiratory illnesses.
  • Ozzy Osbourne: The legendary Black Sabbath singer reunited with Tony Iommi in their hometown of Birmingham for a brief set to close out the Commonwealth Games.
  • Ezra Miller: The 29-year-old actor has been charged with felony burglary in Vermont after allegedly taking several bottles of alcohol from a home in Stamford. It's the latest legal woe for Miller, who was arrested twice earlier this year in Hawaii.

One more thing

If you thought you were the only one having issues with Google today, you weren't alone — the search engine went offline for thousands of users earlier.

According to outage tracking website Downdetector.com, more than 30,000 outages were reported in the US alone around 11:30am AEST, with some social media users also reporting issues loading Gmail and Google Maps.

Google hasn't commented on the outage, but the site is back up and running as usual.

You're up to date

We'll be back to do it all again tomorrow.


Olivia Newton-John is set to be honoured in a new TV special .
Olivia Newton-John will be honoured in a special 7NEWS Spotlight after the legendary Aussie star died aged 73. A special programme featuring Delta Goodrem, Bee Gees star Barry Gibb and Cliff Richard will air this Sunday, after the Grease actress passed away after a 30-year battle with cancer. The musicians will share their favourite memories of the late singer, with Wendy Matthews singing Olivia's song, 'I Honestly Love You'.

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