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It’s like Vanessa Hudgens knew her boyfriend was going to play Elvis
July 16th, 2019 under Austin Butler, Elvis Presley, Vanessa Hudgens. [ Comments: 1 ]


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Yesterday, it was announced that Austin Butler is going to play Elvis Presley in Baz Luhrman’s movie about the singer. Which I think is perfect casting since I have been a fan of his work since I interviewed him for Ruby and the Rockits.

Anyways, three years ago, Butler’s girlfriend, Vanessa Hudgens, played Rizzo in Grease: Live and sang about Elvis. I wonder if she knew then that her boyfriend was going to play the role. One thing I think it is safe to say that Hudgens never told Butler, “Keep that pelvis far from me!”

Now, I am going to sound like a mother, but when are those going to get married already? What are they waiting for?

Back to Grease and Elvis. On the day they shot Look At Me I’m Sandra Dee in the original movie, it was the same day the Presley died. Just an interesting fact from Grease.


Mama June does her best Elvis snarl in her mugshot
March 19th, 2019 under Elvis Presley, Honey Boo Boo. [ Comments: none ]

Last week, Mama June was arrested for allegedly being in possession of crack-cocaine along with her boyfriend, Geno Doak. Today, the Macon County Sheriff’s department in Alabama released her mugshot. In the photo, she is giving a snarl that Elvis Presley and Billy Idol would be envious of.

We also learned more details about the arrest. Montgomery Real-Time News says that the couple was fighting in the car and Doak was threatening to kill her when cops arrived. When the officers were looking inside the car, that is when they reportedly found the drugs and the paraphernalia.

The couple was very civil with the police officers and told them they were out all night at the greyhound track, casino, and hotel in Shorter, Al. In fact, as the cops were taking them away, they said that they were lovey with each other.

Then at the station, they were very well behaved and she made the staff laugh. Sheriff Andre Brunson said he did not know who the couple was at the time of their arrest, so he was surprised by all the phone calls he got about them. Don’t expect to learn too much about their arrest, the sheriff believes in giving them the same privacy he gives everyone else who comes his way.

I have a feeling Mama June will not serve any jail time because this is her first arrest.


Which Relative Race team will find out they’re related to Elvis Presley?
March 18th, 2018 under BYU TV, Elvis Presley. [ Comments: none ]

Last week on Relative Race, sisters Jamie Grace and Morgan Harper Nichols found themselves driving through a hurricane. Tonight at 9p on BYU TV, Troy and Nicole Hitt will find themselves in the middle of wildfires on their route to the new family member. Good thing they learned how to fight fires last week. Will they use that skill this week?

The episode starts off with the four teams getting in their cars to meet their newest family members and it is much smoother driving for all except Team Red driving through the wildfires. When they get to their destination, they pose with the city sign. But for one team, it is too much. They develop a cramp in their leg and that slows them down.

After they send their photos into home base, they are told what their challenge for their day is. They have to finish a puzzle of the face of a family member they are about to meet. Once the picture is complete, they are given a clue to where that person will be. Now they are off to be with their newest family member somewhere in the town.

Once they meet their family member, now it is time to get to know then. One team will find out they are related to Elvis Presley, think you know which team it is? Could it be musical Team Green, who already know they have white people in their family? What about Team Blue, the father and son, who came in to the race only knowing themselves as their family? What about Team Black’s Rebecca Hoyt, her father kept her family secret, is this why? And then there is Troy Hitt, who was adopted, is this a great family find?

At the end of the day, while it is a cool thing to tell people, it is even cooler for these teams to meet some more new family. Oh and not one, but two teams finish under their allotted times, a Relative Race first!

If you are not familiar with Relative Race, it is a mix of Amazing Race (in America) and Who Do You Think You Are. After 10 days, each team comes out of the game with 10 new family members they never knew they had. That is worth more than all the money in the world. Even though, there is a cash prize for the one winner.


Rick Springfield shares a really neat Elvis Presley story!
January 18th, 2018 under Bruce Springsteen, Elvis Presley, Harry Connick Jr. [ Comments: none ]

Rick Springfield might sing Don’t Talk to Strangers, but thankfully Elvis Presley did not believe that. The never ageing rocker shared a story about meeting The King to Harry Connick Jr yesterday on the crooner’s daytime talk show.

Back in 1971 when Springfield was flying back to Australia, they had a stopover in Hawaii and Elvis boarded the plane. Of course, Elvis the Pelvis sat in first class, and Rick, back then, sat in the cheap seats. Towards the end of their flight, Presley got up, walked to the back of the plane and signed autographs and took pictures with all of the passengers on the plane. Which is totally awesome that someone as famous (was their anyone more popular than him) as The King of Rock’n’Roll would do that, while most of today’s celebrities cannot talk to the commoners.

Back to Springfield, at the time he was managed by the same man who directed Elvis’ 1968 special and the two men bonded over that. What a really swell encounter to share with everyone and anyone. I would start every conversation with that if that happened to me.

When it comes to Elvis, this story makes me love him even more. Some of the other actors I have heard stories about like this are Henry Winkler and Jerry O’Connell, the latter I witness for myself at the Jimmy Kimmel Live green room.


Britney Spears sings Elvis Presley acoustically
December 3rd, 2017 under Britney Spears, Elvis Presley. [ Comments: none ]

It’s Britney Spears party and she’ll sing if she wants to. Therefore, she did. She said that she, “always wanted to do a performance like this… singing in a pretty little black dress, with a simple 360, one take shot! I figured since it was my birthday, why not go for it?! So boom 💥 When the clock struck 12:00, I did it!!! Thank you all for the beautiful birthday wishes, and for letting me do what I love. I appreciate you more than you will ever know!!!!”

Then she shared that video of herself singing Elvis Presley’s Can’t Help Falling in Love in a LBD as a cameraman went around her in a circle. She got her birthday wish and we got our wish of hearing her real singing voice.

As good as a job she did, I will always be partial to the Corey Hart cover of the song. To hear it, then click here!


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