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"What a thrill it is to be here at Graceland," said Stamos, who was assisted by patients from Memphis' Le Bonheur Children's Hospital in "flipping the switch" at the Graceland lighting ceremony.
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The honor was especially meaningful for Stamos, who has been a life-long fan of the King of Rock 'n' Roll.
"I remember talking to my father about Elvis," said Stamos. "I said, 'Dad, you got to get hip to this guy,' and he was like, 'I know who he is, but you have to listen to Frank Sinatra.' So I made my dad listen to Elvis and I listened to Frank Sinatra and we both became great fans."
But almost 40 years since he left us, it's easy to forget that Crosby recorded nearly 400 hit singles over his long career--more than either Elvis Presley or the Beatles. He was also the owner of Pittsburgh Pirates as well as thoroughbred race horses, and played a fab game of golf. In fact, he died on a Madrid golf course at age 73 in 1977. PBS's season finale of "American Masters," "Bing Crosby Rediscovered," aims to dig a little deeper behind the Hollywood persona. The show debuts Tuesday, December 2 at 8 pm, the same day as the DVD, with an encore airing on Friday, December 26 at 9 pm. Narrated by Stanley Tucci, the documentary boasts new interviews the Crosby family, his record producer Ken Barnes, his biographer Gary Giddins and more. In the videos below, crooners Tony Bennett and Michael Feinstein talk about Crosby's singing and "Moonlight Becomes You" from "Road to Morocco" (1942), on one Tonight Show. »
- Anne Thompson
George Romero’s second collaboration with Orion Pictures was curious to say the least, considering how things turned out with their previous effort Monkey Shines. Perhaps Romero was still feeling the urge to scratch that obsessive itch to tackle the themes of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde that inspired him with Monkey Shines and the opportunity to film in his hometown of Pittsburgh might have been an enticing perk. Ironically this time his troubles with Orion were caused by their drastic financial situation and The Dark Half was forced to sit on the shelf for two years before getting buried at the box office.
Romero’s adaptation of Steven King’s novel wasn’t a return to form, but there was definitely a creative spark that was lacking in his previous movie. The Dark Half was arguably his friend’s most personal work and it tackles themes that Romero could certainly identify with, »
- Sean McClannahan
Priscilla Presley looked chic in a black coat and dark sunglasses as she arrived at the BBC Studios in London earlier today (19.11.14). The former wife of the late Elvis Presley told BBC Breakfast that a new display at the O2 Arena called 'Elvis At The O2: The Exhibition Of His Life' will showcase hundreds of the legendary rocker's treasured possessions. © Bang Showbiz »
"The Guy with Moves Like Elvis" -- The five remaining models perform a bilingual scene with Korean soap opera actors before tackling a night-time photo shoot that has them dressing up to recreate iconic images of the King and Queen of American pop culture: Elvis Presley and Marilyn Monroe. But history comes back to haunt the models when each is asked to confront demons from their past. Who will pull off the best Elvis and Marilyn? Watch and find out. Tyra Banks hosts. »
In high school, she was known as the "smart, sassy Hannah Graham." "Hannah was always able to steal the show," her father, John Graham, told the Associated Press at a Nov. 15 celebration of life memorial at her alma mater, West Potomac High School, in Alexandria, Virginia. Nearly 1,000 of Graham's family, teachers, professors and friends from high school and the University of Virginia packed into Wphs's auditorium to commemorate the 18-year-old's short but accomplished and well-lived life. Graham, a sophomore at the University of Virginia, vanished in the early hours of Sept. 13 in Charlottesville, Virginia, after she was seen on surveillance »
- K.C. Baker, @kcbaker77777C
Whether you are a filmmaker, or one of the Sundance programmers whose task it is to identify the films that make up a line-up, it is indeed the most wonderful, panic-filled and nerve racking time of the year. The 31st edition of the Sundance Film Festival kicks off on January 22nd with Park City and Salt Lake City playing host to some of the more innovative, thought-provoking narrative and non-fiction films of 2015. Last year, a Jenga tall order of 4,057 features and 8,161 shorts were submitted. Now let’s think about those numbers for a second.
Twenty years ago, Terry Zwigoff’s Crumb claimed the Grand Jury Prize Documentary award, Living in Oblivion‘s Tom Dicillo was honored with the Waldo Salt Screenwriting Award, and Edward Burns’ micro-budgeted The Brothers McMullen (there is a read-worthy, lively, eleventh hour account on how it was submitted to the fest in Ted Hope’s “Hope »
- Eric Lavallee
The world knew him as the King of Rock and Roll, but it turns out that Elvis Presley had a pretty good eye when it came to co-stars who’d go on to achieve greater fame in later life (or, in a couple of cases, those whose careers had fallen on hard times and needed a little boost; Angela Lansbury, I’m looking at you). Elvis starred in 31 movies (and an additional couple of concert movies) during his lifetime — a movie career that began with the Nov. 15, 1956 release of Love Me Tender — but how many of
- Graeme McMillan
Andy Warhol's 1963 painting of Elvis Presley Triple Elvis (Ferus Type) has sold for nearly $82 million at the Christie's contemporary art sale on Wednesday night in Manhattan reports The New York Times. The Presley painting topped the night's sales, beating out 79 other pictures including Warhol's depiction of Marlon Brando in Four Marlons. Triple Elvis, a silk screen that depicts Presley dressed as a cowboy gun-in-hand for publicity shot from the 1960 film Flaming Star, had a pre-sale estimate of $60 million. Read more Marilyn Monroe's Lost Love Letters to be Auctioned Indeed, Christie's had a stellar night, with 22 of
- Abid Rahman
Without leaving a dry eye in the house, “Glen Campbell: I’ll Be Me” premiered Tuesday at the Pacific Design Center in West Hollywood to an audience of friends, fans and family of the country music and television legend.
The documentary follows Campbell, who announced his diagnosis of Alzheimer’s and impending retirement from performing in 2011, his wife, Kim, and his children, many of whom play in his band, as they embark on a farewell tour. The film is both an exploration of the progressive effects of the disease on the affected and their family as well as a showcase of Campbell’s seemingly undefeatable talent and genial personality, and director James Keach, who produced Johnny Cash biopic “Walk the Line,” said he was most pleased with the tremendous amount of humor audiences find in the film.
“I’ve seen it many times and my favorite thing is the laughter, »
- Kevin Noonan
Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions has bought key markets for “Elvis and Nixon” including Eastern Europe, Latin America, Portugal, Spain and Scandinavia.
The film stars Kevin Spacey as Richard Nixon and Michael Shannon as Elvis Presley. The project, based on the 1970 meeting of the two figures at the White House, is being introduced at Afm to foreign buyers by sales-financing banner Bloom.
The meeting took place on Dec. 21, 1970, when Presley showed up on the White House lawn to request a meeting with Nixon to be sworn in as an undercover agent.
News about the sales to Spwa was first reported by Deadline.com.
- Dave McNary
Exclusive: Elvis & Nixon is hitting the road internationally with Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions, which led strong foreign sales on the hot Afm title by taking multiple territories including Eastern Europe, Latin America, Portugal, Spain and Scandinavia. Alex Walton’s Bloom introduced the true-tale drama starring Oscar nominee Michael Shannon and Oscar winner Kevin Spacey to buyers this week in Santa Monica.
Elvis & Nixon centers on the historic meeting between Elvis Presley (Shannon) and President Richard Nixon (Spacey), when the King of Rock ‘n’ Roll came to the White House the morning of December 21, 1970. The two men, both at the height of their powers and conscious that they could not stay on top forever, shared one famous private moment in the Oval Office during which Elvis asked to be sworn in as a federal agent.
- Jen Yamato
Today is the perfect opportunity to say thank you. On Veterans Day, we celebrate all the courageous men and women who devoted their lives to the U.S. Armed Services to protect our rights and freedom. In case you didn't know, some of our favorite celebrities made the selfless decision to enlist in the military. From Oscar winners Morgan Freeman and Clint Eastwood to Ice-t and "The King" Elvis Presley, these real-life heroes served our country in addition to making it big in Hollywood. We salute and appreciate you. »
Theres a poignant pleasure in watching a TV legend take his last lap as a visit to the taping of the show in its final season revealed
Nearly 60 years after Elvis Presley changed the direction of western culture by miming along to Hound Dog to a mob of screaming girls, a page is reminding the crowd for the umpteenth time that no photography is allowed at the Ed Sullivan Theatre. This is a disappointment for all as theyre coming for their own piece of history: a seat at a taping of the final season of The Late Show with David Letterman, the talkshow that has made its home at a Broadway theatre four days a week with two shows on Thursday since 1993.
Despite being a Brit who cannot actually watch the show in my home country and occasionally even has trouble getting clips to play on YouTube, I know how big a deal this is. »
- Paul MacInnes
Faith Hill, last seen on the big screen in 2004's remake of Stepford Wives, is starring in Dixieland, described by Deadline.com as an indie crime drama.
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Hill will star as the mother of a young man, played by Chris Zylka (The Leftovers), who is newly released from prison and falls for the troubled girl next door, played by Riley Keough, whose previous films include Magic Mike and Runaways. Keough is the daughter of singer Lisa Marie Presley and granddaughter of Elvis Presley. »
As one half of '80s superstar duo The Judds, Naomi Judd never failed to bring outsized country glam to the stage. With big dresses, bigger hair and sparkle aplenty, her stage looks reached fantastical heights - sometimes quite literally! On the five-time Grammy-winners' 2000 reunion tour, she donned a Badgley Mischka creation "so encrusted with jewels it weighs a ton!" she recalls to People. She wore the dress with a tiara and a wand, and after being raised on an elevated platform, sprinkled pixie dust on audience members. "I'd touch them on the top of the head and make a wish come true! »
- Eileen Finan
Elvis Presley has been portrayed by many actors over the decades since his death in 1977. That doesn’t make the idea of seeing Michael Shannon play the singer any less head-turningly odd. Pair him with Kevin Spacey as Richard M. Nixon and you might have something really… weird. The two actors have been cast in […]
- Russ Fischer
The image above is a real moment in history, depicting the when the hip swinging singer and movie star Elvis Presley met the 37th president of the United States, Richard Milhous Nixon. And soon it'll be a movie starring Michael Shannon and Kevin Spacey. Coming Soon reports Boardwalk Empire's Michael Shannon will play Presley to House of Cards star Kevin Spacey's Nixon in the docudrama Elvis & Nixon. The screenplay, penned by Hanala Sagal, Joey Sagal and Princess Bride star Cary Elwes, reportedly captures these two men--one a figure of pop culture, the other one of the most influential politicians of his time--at a moment when both were at the peak of their power, but fully aware of how short these heydays can be. Regarding the casting of Shannon and Spacey, producer Cassian Elwes said in an official statement, "After the enormous success of The Butler I have a »
Cinema Retro Has Received The Following Press Release
Britain will get personal insight into the life of Elvis Presley, the King of Rock ‘n’ Roll, through the largest Elvis retrospective ever mounted in Europe, Elvis at The O2: The Exhibition of His Life. Opening at The O2, London on December 12, the nine month exhibition will showcase over 300 artifacts direct from the Presley family’s treasured Graceland Archives, some of which have never been exhibited outside of Graceland in Memphis. Tickets for the general public go on sale at 9:00 a.m. London time on Friday, November 7.
Elvis at The O2: The Exhibition of His Life chronicles the rise of the rock ‘n’ roll icon and how Elvis impacted popular culture around the world through his music, movies and personal style. From his humble beginnings to his meteoric rise to fame, the exhibition will explore Elvis mania that first »
- email@example.com (Cinema Retro)
So here's a crazy-sounding film project with an amazing cast for us to keep our eye on. The movie is called Elvis & Nixon, and Michael Shannon (Man of Steel) has been cast as Elvis Presley, and Kevin Spacey (Superman Returns) will be playing President Richard Nixon.
This is some incredibly interesting casting, and just that alone is enough to get me excited about this film project. The movie is based on the fascinating true story about how Elvis's urgent request of Nixon. Here's the synopsis:
Two men at the height of their powers, conscious they could not stay on top forever, both ripped with fear of the inevitable, sharing one famous private moment in the Oval office. Elvis & Nixon recounts the morning of December 21st 1970, when the King of Rock’ n Roll (Michael Shannon) showed up on the White House lawn to request a meeting with the most powerful man in the world, »
- Joey Paur
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