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There are men and then there are myths. Jerry Lee Lewis is the latter. The rock pioneer first set the charts ablaze in 1957 with twin dynamos “Great Balls of Fire” and “Whole Lotta Shakin’ Going On,” and 60 years on he’s still pounding the keys before packed houses across the country. With the death of Chuck Berry in March—and Little Richard and Fats Domino largely retired—Lewis is the last of the great rock ‘n’ rollers still conjuring the sounds of long nights in long gone Delta juke joints. His colleagues at the seminal Memphis label Sun Records, including Elvis Presley, »
- Jordan Runtagh
Elvis Presley was a rock 'n' roll superstar by the time he met 14-year-old Priscilla Ann Wagner Beaulieu during a party at his home in Bad Nauheim, Germany. Despite being 10 years her senior, the two struck up a close friendship that, over time, blossomed into love. In May 1967, when Priscilla was 21, they tied the knot in a 10-minute ceremony at the Aladdin Hotel in Las Vegas; photos from their laid-back wedding would go on to become some of the most iconic images of the couple (if not only because of Priscilla's bangin' hair and makeup). Related16 Iconic Photos of Elvis Presley That Prove He Was the Ultimate Heartthrob In February 1968, nine months to the day of their wedding, Elvis and "Cilla" welcomed their first and only child, Lisa Marie. Elvis was, by all accounts, a doting and loving dad who spoiled his little girl rotten. But plagued by the singer's drug addiction and infidelity, »
- Brittney Stephens
Earlier this year, we were lucky enough to sit down with music legend Bill Medley in Las Vegas. Last year, Bill brought The Righteous Brothers back to Vegas at the Harrahs Hotel & Casino on the famous strip with singer Bucky Heard, who stepped in for the late Bobby Hatfield, who passed away in 2003.
Back stage at Harrahs, we spoke about the old Vegas, being friends and working with Elvis, bringing the new Righteous Brothers to town, and of course working on the soundtrack for the movie Dirty Dancing, which celebrates its 30th birthday today.
What are the origins of this current show here in Las Vegas and the ‘new’ Righteous Brothers?
Well, Bobby has been gone for thirteen years and I did get a lot of letters saying, ‘come on, keep it going’ and this and that, and I had one of my dear friends pushing me hard and then »
- Paul Heath
A couple of months ago, Riley Keough turned 28, so she went out for a celebratory dinner with friends and family. “I drank some wine,” she shrugs. “But I don’t like drinking, really. I have so much to do and it’s hard to function with a hangover.” She thinks for a moment. “Actually, I don’t like dinners either. Such a waste of time. I like eating, but I don’t like that it’s this whole experience, like picking a restaurant and going there and like sitting at a table…”
She speaks in a quiet, halting voice, grinning as though amused by how her idiosyncratic opinions sound when she says them out loud, and by the bizarre fact that most people actually enjoy food. »
- Sanjiv Bhattacharya
Miley Cyrus is going back to her roots. On Friday, the singer dropped the music video for her new single, "Younger Now," and it's full of nostalgia. Not only does she sing along with a puppet version of her younger self (yes, really), but she also impersonates one of her idols, Elvis Presley, who passed away 40 years ago this month. Aside from jamming out on the guitar and kissing an older woman, she also seems to poke fun at her Hannah Montana days by doing a hoedown-inspired dance in a 1950s sock-hop setting. Needless to say, we can't wait to see what the rest of her album will sound like! »
- Kelsie Gibson
According to Miley Cyrus, "no one stays the same." If there's anyone who can understand that mantra, it's the former Disney child star who transformed from a pop wild child into an international It Girl. The 24-year-old Grammy nominee seemed to address her metamorphic rise to stardom in a newly released single called "Younger Now" and corresponding music video. The visual, which has already accumulated more than 500,000 views on YouTube in mere hours, features the songstress in a theatrical carnival setting with touches of Elvis Presley and sock hop inspiration. In homage to the late star amid the 40th anniversary of his death, Cyrus rocks a bedazzled jumpsuit and slicked back hair akin to »
It’s been 30 years since Baby and Johnny had the time of their life, but “Dirty Dancing” remains as popular as when it opened on Aug. 21, 1987. Actually, it’s even more popular: When the ABC remake aired May 24 this year, fans immediately registered anger and/or disappointment on social media. It was a reminder that the magic of the 1987 version could not be duplicated.
The original “Dirty Dancing” was one of the summer’s biggest surprises. It was filmed on a $6 million budget and earned $213 million at the box office, plus has a long and booming afterlife in video and spinoffs.
Filming of the Vestron movie — written by Eleanor Bergstein and directed by Emile Ardolino — was done on two main locations: Lake Lure in N.C., and the Mountain Lake Lodge in Giles County, Va. Mountain Lake was responsible for many of the exterior shots. The lodge, built in the 1930s, had »
- Tim Gray
Miley Cyrus is feeling “Younger Now.”
The singer, 24, premiered the title track off her forthcoming album early Friday morning, along with the accompanying music video that was directed by Diane Martel and co-directed by Cyrus.
“I just think for girls to celebrate being young right now would be a great thing,” Cyrus told Billboard in May about the title of her album, adding that she had a light bulb moment during a conversation with her mother, »
- Karen Mizoguchi
August marks the 40th anniversary of Elvis Presley's death, and the world is still mourning one of music's biggest losses to this day. Elvis passed away at age 42 when he suffered a heart attack on Aug. 16, 1977, and his funeral was held in his adopted hometown of Memphis just two days later. President Jimmy Carter issued a statement that said Elvis "permanently changed the face of American popular culture," and thousands of mourners flocked to the streets to pay their respects as his casket was driven through town. While an estimated 80,000 people turned up to watch the processional route to Forest Hill Cemetery, more than 30,000 fans attended a public viewing of Elvis's casket at his Graceland home, which was ordered by his father, Vernon. Elvis was buried next to his beloved mother, Gladys, but they were both later reburied at Graceland. Keep reading to see how the world mourned his heartbreaking death 40 years ago. »
- Caitlin Hacker
We're willing to bet that you know Forrest Gump like the back of your hand. The movie is packed with memorable moments, iconic quotes, and that one heartbreaking couple (Forrest and Jenny forever). But one thing you might not know? Kurt Russell is actually in the movie. While his face doesn't appear on screen, his voice certainly does for just a few precious seconds. Russell reportedly voiced Elvis Presley during the scene where a young Forrest is showing the musician his dance moves while he's staying in the Gump home. It's never been 100 percent confirmed, and his role was never credited, but it's so obvious that it's him once you watch the scene again. Another fun fact: Russell also played Elvis in the 1979 film of the same name, so he knows a thing or two about the King's voice. Check out the above scene from Forrest Gump to have your mind blown! »
- Caitlin Hacker
It's been 40 years since we lost Elvis Presley, but Priscilla is keeping his memory alive. While speaking with Et on the anniversary of his death (Aug. 16), Priscilla reflected on the life she once shared with the rock and roll superstar. "A devastating time for myself, and of course, the world, to hear the news, and it's still unbelievable because he's so much a part of our lives - my life and my daughter's [Lisa Marie] life and everyone around him," she said. Priscilla was married to Elvis for six years before they officially divorced in 1973. When Elvis passed away in 1977, she found about about the heartbreaking news from his road manager, Joe Esposito. "My sister and I were going out for an appointment and she stopped me in my feet as I was picking her up . . . and Dad called and said Joe Esposito was trying to reach you and try to talk to you, »
- Monica Sisavat
Today marks the 40th anniversary of Elvis Presley’s death. Elvis Presley: 40th Anniversary Of Death The legend’s spirit, however, is still very much alive. The King of Rock ‘n’ Roll is the world’s most popular performer to impersonate and has inspired countless clubs, festivals, and fashions. He was inducted into the Rockabilly, Gospel, Country, UK […]
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- Hillary Luehring-Jones
Et talked to Priscilla on Wednesday at the late singer's famous estate -- Graceland in Memphis, Tennessee -- where she spoke candidly about how she got the devastating news of his death, her personal experiences with the icon and what his legacy is today. Not surprisingly, Priscilla says she's been thinking heavily about Elvis' death in recent days.
"I'm around so many fans coming in and doing some interviews, and it's a definite reminder of his passing, and of course, thinking about him at this particular time," Priscilla tells Et's Nischelle Turner. "A devastating time for myself and of course, the world, to hear the news, and it's still unbelievable because he's so much a part of our lives -- my life and my daughter's life and everyone around him. When we get »
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- Liam Berry
Image Source: Getty / Bettmann / Contributor Two years ago, I became a hardcore Elvis fan almost overnight. I'd always enjoyed his music as much as the next person, but it wasn't until I experienced the Tupelo Elvis Festival - held every June in his birthplace in Mississippi - that I fully understood why Elvis Presley is such a big f*ckin' deal. Related16 Iconic Photos of Elvis Presley That Prove He Was the Ultimate Heartthrob While the annual festival includes some silly fun like an Elvis-themed pet parade, the main attraction is three days' worth of performances by Elvis tribute artists (do Not call them "Elvis impersonators") from all over the world. I attended the weekend festival with my mom and her friend, Marie, who both spent their formative years listening to and lusting after Elvis Presley. Here I am with my mom, both of us in Elvis t-shirts and me »
- Nancy Einhart
From music to movies, fashion to food, Elvis Presley’s influence on culture has been pored over in exhaustive detail since he emerged as an entertainment titan more than six decades ago. Even his fit-for-a-king exit line, uttered by many a concert promoter, has become absorbed into the popular lexicon: “Elvis has left the building!” Summing up his status as more than a man but a force of nature, the colloquialism has taken on a life of its own in the 40 years since Presley left the building for good. Remarkably, the origin of the popular catchphrase can be traced back »
- Jordan Runtagh
Elvis Presley is gone but certainly not forgotten.
Wednesday, Aug. 16, marks the 40th anniversary of Elvis' death at age 42, and fans from around the world have been paying tribute to the King of Rock 'n' Roll, along with his family members.
Watch: Priscilla Presley Opens Up About Spending Teenage Years With Elvis, Says He Never Saw Her Without Makeup
Elvis' daughter, Lisa Marie Presley, took her 8-year-old twin daughters, Harper and Finley Lockwood, and her 24-year-old son, Benjamin Keough, to Graceland -- the former home of Elvis -- to pay tribute to the late singer at a candlelight vigil with fans. Lisa Marie, 49, wore a crimson satin dress, while her twins were dressed in similar white and pink dresses. Her son wore a black blazer and jeans, along with a tan shirt and boots.
Elvis Presley Enterprises/Graceland
Elvis Presley is gone but certainly not forgotten. Wednesday, Aug. 16, marks the 40th anniversary of Elvis’ death at age 42, and fans from around the world have been paying tribute to the King of Rock ‘n’ Roll, along with his family members. Watch: Priscilla Presley Opens Up About Spending Teenage Years With Elvis, Says […] »
- Aynslee Darmon
Today’s the 40th anniversary of Elvis Presley’s death but, from a business perspective, The King doesn’t appear to have missed a beat. Global sales of Elvis-related merchandise are up 20% since 2013, when Authentic Brand Goods bought licensing rights from Core Media Group, Abg says. Consumers showed their burning love by spending $27 million on clothing, jewelry and other items with Presley’s name or likeness last year, Forbes estimates. Fans can buy an Elvis watch from… »
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