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Elvis Presley's Pill-Prescribing Personal Doc Dies at 88

'Dr. Nick' passed away in Memphis

(Newser) - Elvis Presley's former personal doctor, George C. Nichopoulos, died Wednesday at 88 in Memphis, the AP reports. Known as "Dr. Nick," Nichopoulos was Presley's doctor for 11 years before the singer's death from heart disease on Aug. 16, 1977. The Tennessee Board of Medical Examiners... More »

6 Stars Who Say They've Encountered Aliens

Russell Crowe says he took a picture of UFOs

(Newser) - Aliens? UFOs? They may seem like the stuff of sci-fi movies, but the Chive rounds up 12 stars who say they've encountered something extraterrestrial. A sampling:
  1. Mick Jagger: The rocker actually had a UFO detector installed in his home, and claimed to have once viewed a "luminous, cigar-shaped
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Priscilla Presley's Vegas Chapel: Elvis Not Included

Wedding venue 'all first-class,' will not include red velvet

(Newser) - The King will not appear at Elvis Presley's Graceland Wedding Chapel that is coming soon to Las Vegas—exactly how Priscilla Presley wants it. The woman who wed Elvis in Sin City in 1967 made one thing clear before unveiling the latest wedding chapel to bear his name: No... More »

Elvis Would Be 80 Today

His first recording will be auctioned in commemoration

(Newser) - Happy Birthday, Elvis. The king would be 80 today had he lived, and fans have gathered at Graceland in sub-freezing temperatures to pay homage. Ex-wife Priscilla and their daughter, Lisa Marie Presley, joined fans from around the world for a cake-cutting ceremony outside Elvis' longtime Memphis home. They also sang... More »

How a Hospital Covered Up Elvis Presley's Overdose

With help from Elvis' doctor, George Nichopoulos, book claims

(Newser) - When paramedics were called to Graceland on Aug. 16, 1977, two different people told the responding medics that they believed Elvis Presley had overdosed. Though no one in the room disputed the idea, it seemed to cause "a kind of funny stir in the room," one of the... More »

Elvis' Armpit-Stained Jumpsuit for Sale

It could fetch as much as $200K at auction

(Newser) - Would you pay $200,000 for an old white jumpsuit with sweat stains in the armpits? No? What if said jumpsuit (and sweat) belonged to none other than the King himself? One of Elvis Presley's suits—featuring, in addition to the sweat, a bejeweled peacock and worn during his... More »

Here Are the 10 Most Popular Americans

Johnny Depp manages to make the list

(Newser) - MIT researchers recently released Pantheon , which analyzes data (including Wikipedia page views, among other things) in order to determine the "global popularity of historical characters." From that, the San Francisco Chronicle compiled the study's top 25 Americans. Here are the top 10, though Pantheon warns that data... More »

Robert Pattinson's New Galpal: Elvis' Granddaughter?

He's spotted with Riley Keough

(Newser) - Well, this is awkward: Robert Pattinson was spotted driving to his house with a "mystery girl" Sunday, and she's now been IDed as model/actress Riley Keough. That's notable for three reasons:
  • Keough is the granddaughter of Elvis Presley .
  • She co-starred with Pattinson ex Kristen Stewart in The
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20 Iconic Songs That Are Actually Covers

Cyndi Lauper didn't come up with the idea that girls just want to have fun

(Newser) - Next time you find yourself belting along to Cyndi Lauper singing "Girls Just Wanna Have Fun" or Joan Jett singing "I Love Rock 'n' Roll," know this: Cyndi and Joan didn't originate those songs, they just made them famous. Huffington Post rounds up 20 hit... More »

Ricin Case Gets Weirder, Shifts to Ex-Suspect's Foe

Did an online feud escalate into something more sinister?

(Newser) - An Elvis impersonator, his online enemy, musical rivalries: The ricin case is getting odder and odder. Following former suspect Paul Kevin Curtis' release from prison , authorities have searched the home and former martial arts studio of Everett Dutschke, in Tupelo, Mississippi, birthplace of Elvis. Plastic-suited, gas-masked investigators left the businesses... More »

Utah School in Tizzy Over Play's Risque Elvis Lyrics

'I'm all shook up' a little too controversial for one parent

(Newser) - A Utah parent almost got the local high school's performance of the Elvis Presley-themed musical All Shook Up canceled ... but the school got around the problem by changing such wildly controversial lyrics as, "Her lips are like a volcano that's hot." The initial decision to cancel... More »

Soloists Die Young More Often Than Band Members

Plus: European rockers less likely to die prematurely

(Newser) - Hey, pop stars: Want to live a long and healthy life? You're better off joining a band, a study finds. Famous solo musicians suffer double the early-death risk that band members face, say researchers who reviewed the lives of 1,400 stars active between 1956 and 2006. As of... More »

Where's Lisa Marie? Selling Fish & Chips in a Village

Elvis' daughter loved helping friends in England

(Newser) - Elvis Presley's daughter, donning an apron to serve fish and chips in a quiet English village? Yep, and that's how she likes it, the New York Daily News reports. Having moved to Rotherfield with her husband two years ago, Lisa Marie Presley enjoys hanging out at a local... More »

Lil Wayne Topples Elvis' Billboard Record

But the world apparently loves 'Glee' more than either of them

(Newser) - Well, this is embarrassing: The King of Rock 'n' Roll has seen his Billboard Hot 100 record overtaken by none other than Lil Wayne. "Celebration," a Game song featuring Lil Wayne, debuted on the chart recently—the rapper's 109th appearance on the chart. Which is enough... More »

Elvis' Old Bible Sells for $94K

Bible was given to Presley in 1957, contains his notations

(Newser) - A bible once owned by Elvis Presley was sold in a British auction yesterday for $94,000, reports the BBC . The bible was given to Elvis for his first Christmas at his Graceland estate in 1957, and contains numerous annotations by the King in the margins. "It was a... More »

Elvis Lives Again —As a Hologram

Will be created by firm who remade Tupac

(Newser) - Another dead music legend is set to reappear: Like Tupac Shakur at Coachella, Elvis Presley will soon be back in hologram form. Digital Domain Media Group, which created Tupac's festival hologram, is reconstructing the rock 'n' roll icon, the AP reports. Elvis' hologram will appear live and in... More »

Elvis Tomb to Be Auctioned

Presley's body spent 2 months in Memphis crypt

(Newser) - Elvis has left the crypt—and now there's room for a fan. A crypt in a private Memphis mausoleum where Elvis Presley was briefly entombed after his death in 1977 will be auctioned off next month, reports E! Online . The bodies of Elvis and his mother, Gladys, spent about... More »

Warhol's Double Elvis Sells for $37M

Lichtenstein's 'Sleeping Girl' brings in $45M

(Newser) - Another strong day for Sotheby's, though maybe not on the scale of the The Scream :
  • Andy Warhol's silkscreen Double Elvis sold for $37 million. One of 22 made by Warhol, it's based on a movie still and shows Elvis as a gun-toting cowboy, notes the Guardian .
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Warhol Elvis May Fetch $50M

Cowboy painting coming up for auction

(Newser) - Andy Warhol's 1963 "Double Elvis" painting is poised to fetch a whopping $25 million per Elvis at auction this spring. Sotheby's has set an estimate of up to $50 million for the work, which shows Elvis dressed as a cowboy and shooting from the hip, AP reports.... More »

15 Highest-Earning Dead Celebs

Michael Jackson tops the list again

(Newser) - When you’re a celebrity, dying doesn’t have to mean you stop making money. Forbes offers up its annual list of the top-earning celebs of the past year:
  1. Michael Jackson: The King of Pop is in the top spot for the second year in a row, earning $170 million
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