Latest Elvis Presley News

Review: Austin Butler, Baz Luhrmann deliver a grand ‘Elvis’

Jun. 22, 2022 14:29 PM EDT

The brief life of Elvis Presley is not something that fits neatly into a conventional biopic formula, though many have tried. It was, perhaps, always going to take a director as wild and visionary as Baz Luhrmann to do something that evokes the essence of the King’s 42 years. Luhrmann knows...

Civil jury finds Bill Cosby sexually abused teenager in 1975

Jun. 21, 2022 23:53 PM EDT

SANTA MONICA, Calif. (AP) — Jurors at a civil trial found Tuesday that Bill Cosby sexually abused a 16-year-old girl at the Playboy Mansion in 1975. The Los Angeles County jury delivered the verdict in favor of Judy Huth, who is now 64, and awarded her $500,000. She said the fact...

Savior of abandoned music contemplates his collection

Jun. 19, 2022 09:09 AM EDT

FREDERICK, Md. (AP) — Joe Bussard stood on the driveway of his home here near the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains and glared at a noisy crow perched atop a nearby pine tree. Tall and gaunt with white hair, he wore black sweatpants held up by suspenders, a blue flannel shirt, brown slippers...

Elvis movie shines light on Tupelo's influence

Jun. 19, 2022 01:07 AM EDT

TUPELO, Miss. (AP) — Elvis’ legacy looms large over Tupelo, but in Australian writer/director Baz Luhrmann’s new film, Tupelo’s influence on the King of Rock and Roll is front and center. Luhrmann, who served as writer, director and producer for “Elvis,” visited Tupelo...

1 for the money: Mississippi hometown celebrates Elvis

Jun. 04, 2022 09:49 AM EDT

TUPELO, Miss. (AP) — Elvis Presley's Mississippi hometown is planning to welcome tourists from around the world to celebrate his rock ‘n’ roll legacy. The 24th Tupelo Elvis Festival takes place Wednesday through June 12, the Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal reported. ...

Company to Las Vegas chapels: No more Elvis-themed weddings

Jun. 01, 2022 16:19 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Las Vegas chapels of love that use Elvis Presley's likeness could find themselves becoming Heartbreak Hotels. The licensing company that controls the name and image of “The King” is ordering Sin City chapel operators to stop using Elvis in themed ceremonies,...

Rocker Ronnie Hawkins, dies at 87, patron of Canadian rock

May. 29, 2022 16:49 PM EDT

Ronnie Hawkins, a brash rockabilly star from Arkansas who became a patron of the Canadian music scene after moving north and recruiting a handful of local musicians later known as the Band, has died. His wife Wanda confirmed to The Canadian Press that Hawkins died Sunday morning...

Jerry Lee Lewis, Keith Whitley to join Country Hall of Fame

May. 17, 2022 14:52 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Rock & Roll Hall of Famer Jerry Lee Lewis, the late country singer Keith Whitley and music executive Joe Galante will join the Country Music Hall of Fame. Lewis, 86, nicknamed “The Killer,” wore a red sequined jacket and white shoes at Tuesday's...

Summer Movie Calendar: From 'Top Gun 2' to 'Thor 4' and more

May. 16, 2022 09:58 AM EDT

A rundown of notable films coming out this summer: May 6 “Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness” (Disney, theaters): After breaking open the multiverse in “Spider-Man: No Way Home,” Benedict Cumberbatch once again takes center stage as the brilliant...

Famed entertainer Ann-Margret gets honorary degree from UNLV

May. 15, 2022 18:20 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Famed entertainer Ann-Margret has been awarded an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters from UNLV.. She told the graduates at Saturday's commencement ceremony inside a packed Thomas & Mack Center of her collegiate background, according to the Las Vegas-Review...