Showing posts from October 29, 2010

The Defenders Elvis Episode Based On True Story!

Pete (Jerry O'Connell) tries to cut a deal for man caught with stolen Elvis memorabilia The handsome Jerry O'Connell and Jim Belushi ( brother of the comedian, John Belushi) star in a new drama on CBS called The Defenders. Episode 6 which aired this week was based on a true story with an Elvis connection. It's easy enough to like Jerry O'Connell for his striking good looks, but now his character plays a die hard Elvis fan. Eposide Recap: An Elvis impersonator attempts to rob the Elvis museum and Pete takes the case. Nick defends a young man on an armed robbery charge when he finds out he was only the get away driver. Pete hears that the famous Elvis O Rama museum has been hit in Vegas. He goes crazy because he is a huge Elvis fan. He ends up getting handed the case by the Public defender's office, and takes it with glee. The man who committed the robbery was a small town guy -- not too bright, who needed some extra money to pay the rent back home. He thought h

Remember Little Bruno , The youngest ETA?

Well, look at him now. He's all grown up and still performing. Bruno stole the hearts of many fans in the early 90's performing in Memphis at the legendary Bad Bob Vapor's and at some of Darwin Lamm's tribute concerts. I recently wondered whatever happened to Little Bruno. He brings back great memories of Elvis Week before it became so commercial. Bruno is now 25 and considered a "pop star". Born Peter Gene Hernandez on October 8, 1985, known by his stage name Bruno Mars, is an American singer-songwriter and music producer. He is known for lending his vocals and co-writing the hooks for the songs "Nothin' on You" by B.o.B, and "Billionaire" by Travie McCoy, as well as his own international number-one single "Just the Way You Are". He also co-wrote the international hits "Right Round" by Flo Rida featuring Kesha, "Wavin' Flag" by K'naan, and "Fuck You!" by Cee Lo Green. On October 4, 2010,

Elvis Scratch Off Lotto Tickets In New Jersey

Available since April, 2010 are these Elvis $2.00 scratch off tickets from the New Jersey State Lottery. They just caught my eye last week and I had to buy them. 1 ticket was a winner! More Than $6 Million in Prizes! Approximately 5.4 million ELVIS™ tickets are initially planned in this game. The New Jersey Lottery reserves the right to subsequently increase this quantity of tickets. Should additional tickets be introduced, prize levels and frequency of winning will be consistent with the following disclosures: In ELVIS™ Instant Game, New Jersey allocated 65.00% of the gross receipts to prizes. On the average, better than 1 in 6 wins a prize. Odds and number of winners may vary based on sales, distribution and claims. In a game of 5,400,000 tickets there are 378,000 of $2; 216,000 of $3; 252,000 of $5; 144,000 of $10; 36,000 of $20; 21,330 of $40; 9,810 of $50; 360 of $100; 65 of $500; 4 of $10,000 and 3 of $30,000.

Happy Birthday Dr. Nick!

Today is Elvis' former physican and friend, Dr. Nick's 83rd birthday! Most recently, Dr. Nick's health has suffered some set backs. Let's hope that today is  very special for him and he has a full recovery very soon! Dr. Nick may all your birthday wishes come true and here's to many more!

Elvis' Grand Daughter Riley Keough's Mad Max Film Delayed

Mad Max: Fury Road’, the sequel movie for ‘Mad Max’ is once again delayed and is expected to start the filming in 2012. The movie has been delayed because of the date’s conflicts with some of the cast members in the movie. According to the insiders of project, some of the cast members are unable to return for the movie until August or November next year. So, the filming of the movie is now pushed back to February 2012. ‘Inception’ fame, Tom Hardy will appear in ‘Mad Max: Fury Road’ and he will play one of the key role as Mel Gibson’s role as Max Rockatansky. Charlize Theron, Nicholas Hoult and Riley Keough are expected to play the remaining lead roles and they will join Hardy in the cast for ‘Mad Max: Fury Road’. Source: Open

The Jordanaires Attend Country Music Hall of Fame Medallion Ceremony

Trace Adkins (center) and the Jordanaires pose for a photo backstage at the Country Music Hall of Fame medallion ceremony in Nashville on Oct. 24, 2010. Photo Credit: Donn Jones Don Williams, Jimmy Dean Officially Inducted Into Country Music Hall of Fame Trace Adkins, Roy Clark, Alison Krauss, Dailey & Vincent, Del McCoury Sing Tributes The late Jimmy Dean and the ailing Don Williams were officially inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame Sunday night (Oct. 24) in a ceremony held at Nashville's Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum. The event is called the medallion ceremony because each inductee is awarded a commemorative medallion. Dean died in June of this year at age 81, after his election to the Hall of Fame was announced in February. Williams, 71, fell ill with bronchitis on Friday (Oct. 22) while on tour and cancelled his induction appearance. A measure of the two artists' influence was evident in the variety of artists who came to sing their songs and

CKX News

NEW YORK - CKX Inc., the company behind the American Idol and So You Think You Can Dance TV franchises, is off the auction block again. The company, which also owns the rights to the Elvis Presley and Muhammad Ali names, said Wednesday that it has finished considering a potential sale with founder and former CEO Robert "FX" Sillerman, Idol creator Simon Fuller and private equity groups having reportedly been in the hunt. Fuller and Sillerman also tried to take the company private together a couple of years ago. "While the board was contacted by a number of potential parties and received and reviewed several expressions of interest in an acquisition of the company or a controlling interest in the company, the board did not receive any proposals that it felt were in the best interests of shareholders," the firm said in a statement, adding it "intends to continue to operate the company on a stand-alone basis." Management recently said that it would decide

Elvis Track on New Now That's What I Call Music Vol. 36

“Now That’s What I Call Music! Vol. 36,” the latest in the never-ending collection of current pop hits, will street on Nov. 9 with a new feature. A few editions back, “Now” added a “Now What’s Next” slot for tracks from emerging acts. Now, for the first time, the compilations will also include a “Now Flashback” track.  The first will be Elvis Presley’s “Suspicious Minds.”  And in what we’re sure is a total coincidence,  “Now 36” comes with info on how to enter a contest to win a trip to Vegas to see “Viva Elvis by Cirque du Soleil” at that Aria Hotel. The “Now What’s Next” tracks from “36” come from The Secret Sisters, Sick Puppies, and Free Energy. NOW That’s What I Call Music! Vol. 36  track listing: 1.  Katy Perry                                                          Teenage Dream 2.  Usher (feat. Pitbull)                                             DJ Got Us Fallin’ In Love 3.  Ke$ha                                                                 Take It Off 4.  Adam

Music City Walk of Fame Announces Inductees

Music City Walk of Fame Presented by Gibson Guitar Announces Inductees: Eddy Arnold, Little Jimmy Dickens, Bobby Hebb, Kris Kristofferson, Rascal Flatts and Mel Till The eighth class of inductees to the Music City Walk of Fame will be recognized officially with the unveiling of commemorative sidewalk markers on Sunday, Nov. 7, beginning at 2 p.m. in Walk of Fame Park in downtown Nashville. We are pleased to honor this amazing class of inductees Nashville, TN (Vocus) October 28, 2010 Music City, Inc. today announced the eighth class of inductees to the Music City Walk of Fame, presented by founding sponsor Gibson Guitar: Eddy Arnold, Little Jimmy Dickens, Bobby Hebb, Kris Kristofferson, Rascal Flatts and Mel Tillis. The honorees will be recognized officially with the unveiling of commemorative sidewalk markers on Sunday, Nov. 7, beginning at 2 p.m. in Walk of Fame Park in downtown Nashville. The induction ceremony, which is sponsored by Great American Country (GAC), is free and open

A Piece Of Elvis' Hollywood Walk of Fame Star Placed In Capule

A time capsule commemorating 50 years of the Hollywood Walk of Fame was buried Thursday at Hollywood and Highland. Actually, like many an entertainment industry event, the ceremony was mainly for show. The 16-by-16-by-18-inch, polished stainless steel, watertight cube will actually be interred today, and the final dedication takes place next Wednesday, when a party will be held for dozens of former honorees. Thursday's lunchtime event, however, offered an opportunity to peruse the many items the capsule will contain before it's sealed four feet underground, below a specially designed sidewalk star. Plans call for the capsule to be dug up and opened in 2060. "I'll be here," joked Ana Martinez-Holler, who's produced the Walk of Fame star ceremonies for the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce for 23 years. "My daughters are coming to open it. They've got it scheduled!" Emceed by Hollywood Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Leron Gubler and retired

77 Trans Am Given To Vegas Limo Driver Being Restored

It was two years ago at a classic auto-parts trade show in Las Vegas that Jim Barber was approached by a father and son interested in restoring a 1977 Pontiac Trans Am. He could tell by the conversation that the men had researched both his company — Classic Automotive Restoration Specialists in Belews Creek — and what their car needed. “They were insistent that I look at the car right away. I went with them, and a limo pulled around to take us to the car,” Barber said. In the garage, Jason Awad — a Las Vegas lawyer — showed Barber a dingy, white second-generation Trans Am with damaged red seats and 82,000 miles on the odometer. The hood would not open, and the faulty brakes made the car unable to drive. The power window on the driver’s side would not close. Barber knows from his line of work that every car has a story. He was wondering what it was with this one. Awad told him to look at the dash again. So Barber ducked under the drooping headliner and started checking from left t