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Billy Corgan Says He Saw a Human Shift Shape

And 8 more celebs who say they've seen something otherworldly

(Newser) - It's only Wednesday, and yet it's already been a good week for the paranormal. First came coverage of Miami GOP congressional candidate Bettina Rodriguez Aguilera, who once said she's remained in telepathic contact with aliens ever since she was abducted at age 7 by "three blond,... More »

Brewery Loses Fight With Elvis

His estate wins legal battle with brewer over IPA's name

(Newser) - A Scottish brewer has lost its battle to give a bestselling beer the same first name as one of the most popular musicians in history. Last week, the UK Intellectual Property Office ruled that BrewDog must change the name of its grapefruit-infused Elvis Juice IPA after attorneys for Elvis Presley... More »

Priscilla Presley Reveals Why She Left Elvis

'I didn't really know who I was'

(Newser) - Priscilla Presley's marriage to Elvis made her the envy of many, but it wasn't all glitz and glamour behind closed doors. The pair "didn't go out" and "truly lived in a bubble," Presley told ITV talk show Loose Women on Wednesday, per the Huffington... More »

New Elvis Film Includes Never-Before-Seen Footage

HBO is putting finishing touches on Presley project

(Newser) - America's got a new president on the way but there's only ever going to be one King—and his fans are in for a treat. HBO says a new documentary on Elvis Presley directed by Thom Zimny, maker of two acclaimed Bruce Springsteen films, is almost complete, Rolling ... 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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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 »

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