Elvis Presley

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The Presleys Say Goodbye to One Who Took His Life

Benjamin Keough died by suicide in July

(Newser) - The grandson of Elvis Presley has been buried alongside his relatives at Graceland. Graceland officials said in a statement that Benjamin Storm Presley Keough has been laid to rest in the Meditation Garden at Elvis Presley's former home, which is a museum and a tourist attraction in Memphis, the... More »

Elvis' Only Grandson Dead at 27

Benjamin Keough allegedly took his own life

(Newser) - Lisa Marie Presley's son, the grandson of Elvis and Priscilla Presley, is dead at 27. Presley's rep confirmed the death of Benjamin Keough to the AP on Sunday. TMZ says Keough, who kept a low profile but looked quite a bit like his famous grandfather, apparently took his... More »

Elvis Held This Record for 60 Years. Bieber Just Broke It

The Biebs claims 7th No. 1 album as solo artist at age 25; Presley was 26 when he did the same

(Newser) - Nearly six decades ago, Elvis Presley won bragging rights to an impressive feat: In 1961, with his Blue Hawaii album, the 26-year-old King became the youngest individual to have seven No. 1 albums on the US charts. The late legend's record just got smashed, however, at the hands of... More »

Report: Lisa Marie to Drop Bombshell Book

She'll reportedly get up to $4M to dish on Michael Jackson, Elvis

(Newser) - This should certainly help Lisa Marie Presley's financial woes . A source tells Page Six that the daughter of the King of Rock and Roll has inked a book deal that will see her paid $3 million to $4 million to dish on her famous father and two-year marriage to... More »

Look Who's Getting the Presidential Medal of Freedom

Babe Ruth, Sheldon Adelson, and Elvis are among them

(Newser) - President Donald Trump has announced his first recipients of the Presidential Medal of Freedom and they include the wife of a major Republican Party donor, the longest-serving Republican senator in US history, Elvis Presley, and Babe Ruth. Trump will also posthumously recognize the late Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, the... More »

Elvis' Battered Jet Hits Auction Block Again

Bids will be accepted until July 27

(Newser) - For somewhere in the ballpark of six figures, you can fly like the King. Or pretend to. One of Elvis Presley's private planes, presumably used to jet the late heartthrob to shows across the country, is up for bid in an online auction until July 27, with a likely... More »

Man Who Gave Elvis His Backbeat Is Dead at 87

Drummer DJ Fontana was with the icon from the earliest days

(Newser) - DJ Fontana, the drummer who helped launch rock 'n' roll as Elvis Presley's sideman, has died at 87, his wife said Thursday. Karen Fontana told the AP that her husband died in his sleep in Nashville Wednesday night. She said he had been suffering complications from breaking his... More »

Police Probe Man's Claim That Wife Died on Graceland Visit

Authorities in Tennessee have no record of her body

(Newser) - Police in Ohio are investigating what happened to a woman who went with her husband to see Elvis Presley's Graceland, the AP reports. The woman's husband told police in Hartville that they were in Memphis, Tennessee, just over a week ago when she died in a hotel parking... More »

This Year's Top-Earning Dead Celebs

Michael Jackson earned $75M in last 12 months: 'Forbes'

(Newser) - Celebrities aren't any less mortal than the rest of us, but their earning power can be. Forbes takes a look at the highest-paid dead celebrities of the past year, measuring pretax income as of Oct. 15. Among those included is a celeb who died this month—and another who... More »

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 »

New $28.75 Charge for Elvis Vigil Riles Fans

Annual event at Graceland used to be free

(Newser) - For nearly four decades, fans of Elvis Presley have made a solemn procession past his grave at his Graceland during the annual candlelight vigil commemorating his death, without paying a penny. This year, on the 40th anniversary of his death, it cost them $28.75. Many fans were not happy.... 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 »

After Collecting Dust for 35 Years, Elvis' Plane Is Sold

Private jet goes for $430K

(Newser) - A private jet once owned by Elvis Presley has been auctioned after sitting on a runway in Roswell, New Mexico, for 35 years. The plane sold for $430,000 on Saturday at a California event featuring celebrity memorabilia—a far cry from GWS Auctions' estimate of up to $3.5... 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 »

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 »

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