Q I haven't heard much about Olivia Newton-John recently. What has she been up to and how is her health?
—Janet Morgan, Silver Springs, Md.
The singing star, a 15-year breast cancer survivor, has a new holiday CD called Christmas Wish, which features some of her favorite music and guest performers including Barry Manilow, Michael McDonald and Jon Secada. "I wanted this album to be gentle and peaceful and soothing," she says. "I wanted it to flow as one piece of music. There are no breaks between the tracks." Newton-John, 60, also can be seen over the holidays on a new PBS television special, Olivia Newton-John and the Sydney Symphony Orchestra (Live At the Sydney Opera House).