Lisa Marie Presley wanted daughter Riley, not Priscilla, to take over legacy: Graceland exec
Managing Partner at Elvis Presley Enterprises, Joel Weinshanker, is speaking out about Lisa Marie Presley's last wishes, which include her daughter Riley Keough carrying on the family's legacy, not her mother Priscilla.foxnews.com
Lisa Marie Presley’s grave being prepared near Elvis burial site, photo shows
Preparations for Lisa Marie Presley’s grave site have begun, with new photos showing how close it is to where her father and son were buried. Lisa Marie Presley is set to be laid to rest near the grave of Elvis Presley and directly next to her son, Benjamin Keogh, around a fountain at the Graceland mansion in Memphis, according to TMZ, which published the images Wednesday. Elvis’ parents are ...news.yahoo.com
Lisa Marie Presley remembered by Nicolas Cage and the Michael Jackson Estate: 'She lit up every room'
Nicolas Cage and the Michael Jackson Estate are speaking out about the death of Lisa Marie Presley at the age of 54 on Thursday. She was married to Michael Jackson in 1994 and Nicolas Cage in 2002.foxnews.com
Lisa Marie Presley, singer and daughter of Elvis, dies at 54
Lisa Marie Presley, a singer-songwriter, Elvis’ only daughter and a dedicated keeper of her father’s legacy, died Thursday after being hospitalized for a medical emergency. “It is with a heavy heart that I must share the devastating news that my beautiful daughter Lisa Marie has left us,” Priscilla Presley said in a statement. Presley, the only child of Elvis and Priscilla Presley, shared her father's brooding charisma — the hooded eyes, the insolent smile, the low, sultry voice — and followed him professionally, releasing her own rock albums in the 2000s, and appearing on stage with Pat Benatar and Richard Hawley among others.news.yahoo.com
Austin Butler Said That Not Seeing His Family For Three Years While Filming “Elvis” Was Definitely Worth It After Being Called “Insufferable” For Taking Method Acting Too Seriously
Despite going viral last month for what fans called an “insufferable” take on method acting, Austin is certain that his efforts were worth it.View Entire Post ›news.yahoo.com
New this week: John Legend, 'Serpent Queen' and 'Pinocchio'
This week’s new entertainment releases include fresh music from John Legend and Kane Brown, Samantha Morton stars as the 16th-century queen Catherine de Medici in an edgy Starz series and a race between two upcoming “Pinocchio” films begins with Robert Zemeckis’ adaptation.
'Elvis,' 'Top Gun' tie for box-office crown with $30.5M each
Baz Luhrmann’s Elvis Presley biopic “Elvis” shook up theaters with an estimated $30.5 million in weekend ticket sales, but — in a box-office rarity — “Elvis” tied “Top Gun: Maverick,” which also reported $30.5 million, for No. 1 in theaters.
Movies love a comeback story. This summer, it's their turn.
Hollywood is bringing out some of its biggest and most reliable players for the 2022 summer movie season, which unofficially kicks off this weekend with the help of Marvel and Disney’s “Doctor Strange and the Multitverse of Madness” and runs through the end of August.
Graceland plans in-person events during Elvis Week
FILE - In an Aug. 15, 2017 file photo, fans wait in line outside Graceland, Elvis Presley's Memphis home, in Memphis, Tenn. Elvis Presleys Graceland says it will reopen Thursday, May 21, 2020 after it shut down tours and exhibits due to the new coronavirus outbreak. (AP Photo/Brandon Dill, File)MEMPHIS, Tenn. – On the 44th anniversary of Elvis Presley's death, fans will get to celebrate the musician once again at the annual Elvis Week event in Memphis, Tennessee. Presley's Graceland is preparing to host visitors and offer in-person events for Elvis Week from Aug. 11 through Aug. 17. The event will feature appearances by celebrities and musicians, live concerts, panel discussions, parties, bus excursions and the Elvis Presley tribute artist contest, officials with Elvis Presley Enterprises said. Because of the coronavirus pandemic, Elvis Week events were mostly held online last year.
No sign of Grand Slam drought ending soon for American men
The last American man to win a Grand Slam tournament was Andy Roddick at the U.S. Open in 2003, and there's no sign the drought will end anytime soon. “But I don’t see it being what it once was ever again.”AdOpelka, for one, isn’t surprised the United States has the same number of seeded men in Melbourne as, say, Bulgaria or Norway. The United States has four seeded women in Melbourne, including Kenin and Serena Williams. That’s a challenge, because those kids want to play basketball and football.”The United States Tennis Association has inner-city programs in more than 250 locations. Opelka (ranked 38th), Fritz (ranked 31st), Tommy Paul (53rd) and Frances Tiafoe (64th) are all 23 and good friends who root for each other.
Elvis Presley's Graceland starting live virtual tours
FILE - In an Aug. 15, 2017 file photo, fans wait in line outside Graceland, Elvis Presley's Memphis home, in Memphis, Tenn. Elvis Presleys Graceland says it will reopen Thursday, May 21, 2020 after it shut down tours and exhibits due to the new coronavirus outbreak. The tourist attraction in Memphis, Tennessee, said Sunday that it has adjusted its tours, and restaurant and retail operations, since it closed in March. (AP Photo/Brandon Dill, File)MEMPHIS, Tenn. – Elvis Presley's Graceland is now offering live online tours for fans around the world, including those who can't travel to the Tennessee tourist attraction during the coronavirus pandemic. Graceland said the two-hour guided tours will take virtual visitors into Presley's former Memphis home, which has been turned into a museum, and through the Meditation Garden, where he is buried. Graceland was closed for several weeks last year and is now open for limited-capacity, in-person tours.
A record 39 holiday songs dominate Billboard Hot 100 chart
(Apple TV+ via AP)NEW YORK – Tis the season to be jolly: A record 39 holiday songs have dominated this week's Billboard Hot 100 chart, including nine holiday tunes in the Top 10. Other holiday songs in the Top 10 include Dean Martin's “Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow” at No. Some acts have multiple holiday songs on the chart, including Bing Crosby, Kelly Clarkson, Michael Bublé, Perry Como and Carrie Underwood. Here's a full list of the 39 holiday songs on this week's Billboard Hot 100 chart:— No. 8, Dean Martin, “Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow”— No.
New this week: Jingle Ball 2020 & 2 doses of Meryl Streep
MOVIES— Travel may seem closed off right now but how about a cruise with Meryl Streep, Dianne Wiest and Candice Bergen? — If one Streep film wasn’t enough for you, she’s again in typically fine form in “The Prom,” parodying a diva actor in Ryan Murphy’s adaptation of the 2018 Broadway musical. — AP Film Writer Jake CoyleMUSIC— Jon Bon Jovi has already produced an album this year with “2020” and the concert film "On a Night Like This — Bon Jovi 2020." — AP Entertainment Writer Mark KennedyTELEVISION— This season’s winner for lengthy title: “High School Musical: The Musical: The Holiday Special,” debuting Friday on Disney +. — The CW’s “iHeartRadio Jingle Ball 2020,” a 90-minute special based on the annual concert, will air at 8 p.m. EST Monday, Dec. 14.
Rafer Johnson, 1960 Olympic decathlon champion, dies at 86
Rafer Johnson, who won the decathlon at the 1960 Rome Olympics and helped subdue Robert F. Kennedy's assassin in 1968, died Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2020. (AP Photo)LOS ANGELES – Rafer Johnson, who won the decathlon at the 1960 Rome Olympics and helped subdue Robert F. Kennedy’s assassin in 1968, died Wednesday. Johnson won a gold medal at the Pan American Games in 1955 while competing in just his fourth decathlon. Johnson, Yang, and Kuznetzov had their way with the record books between the 1956 and 1960 Olympics. Johnson won over the Soviet audience with his gutsy performance in front of what had been a hostile crowd.
Outlaw country artist Billy Joe Shaver dead at 81
FILE - Artist Billy Joe Shaver poses backstage following his concert "Billy Joe Shaver presented by WMOT/Roots Radio" at City Winery Nashville in Nashville, Tenn. on April 1, 2017. Shaver, who penned songs for Waylon Jennings, Willie Nelson and Bobby Bare, has died. (Photo by Laura Roberts/Invision/AP, File)NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Outlaw country singer songwriter Billy Joe Shaver, who wrote songs like “Honky Tonk Heroes,” “I Been to Georgia on a Fast Train” and “Old Five and Dimers Like Me,” has died He was 81. His big break came when Jennings recorded several of Shaver's songs for his 1973 album “Honky Tonk Heroes," which helped popularize the outlaw country genre. Shaver wrote songs that were covered by Elvis Presley, Patty Loveless, George Jones, Tex Ritter, Tennessee Ernie Ford and John Anderson.
Tom Hanks, Rita Wilson test positive for coronavirus
(L-R) Rita Wilson and Tom Hanks attend the 77th Annual Golden Globe Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 05, 2020 in Beverly Hills, California. Academy Award-winning actor Tom Hanks and his wife Rita Wilson have tested positive for the coronavirus, Hanks revealed Wednesday. Hanks and Wilson are in Australia for the pre-production of Baz Luhrmann's currently untitled Elvis Presley film from Warner Bros. Hanks is set to play Presley's longtime manager Colonel Tom Parker. To play things right, as is needed in the world right now, we were tested for the Coronavirus, and were found to be positive." While the untitled Elvis film isn't due into theaters until October 2021, Hanks has three movies slated for release in 2020.cnbc.com
From the archives: Release of the Elvis stamp
From the archives: Release of the Elvis stamp The most popular U.S. postage stamp ever was one honoring the singer Elvis Presley. In this "CBS Evening News" report originally aired on January 8, 1993, correspondent Reed Galin visits Graceland, in Memphis, Tenn., where fans of the King gathered to mark the stamp's release.cbsnews.com
Fans, family celebrate Elvis Presley's birthday
Fans, family celebrate Elvis Presley's birthday Elvis Presley would have been 80 years old on Thursday, and his family and friends celebrated at Graceland. Also, Jessica Chastain is up for a Golden Globe for her role in "A Most Violent Year." Suzanne Marques reports on the day's top entertainment headlines.cbsnews.com
1/8: Massive manhunt in France; Celebrating 80 years of Elvis
1/8: Massive manhunt in France; Celebrating 80 years of Elvis France is on its highest terror alert with more than 80,000 security forces deployed across the country to find the missing gunmen; and, as Graceland plays host to an 80th birthday bash for Elvis Presley, CBS News looks at the "The King's" remarkable careercbsnews.com
MoneyWatch: Who doesn't like free shipping; Elvis' planes up for auction
MoneyWatch: Who doesn't like free shipping; Elvis' planes up for auction A new analysis finds expanded free shipping perks over the holidays doesn't give everyone a dose of holiday cheer. Also, Elvis Presley's private planes are set to depart from Graceland. Lauren Lyster reports on the day's top MoneyWatch headlines.cbsnews.com