Showing posts from November 18, 2010

Fort Chafee Nominated For National Register of Historic Places

The building at Chaffee Crossing where Elvis Presley, then an Army inductee, received his first military haircut is being considered for nomination to the National Register of Historic Places. Designated Building 803 on old Fort Chaffee grounds, the building is among 12 sites that will be considered when the State Review Board of the Arkansas Historic Preservation Program meets Dec. 1 in Little Rock. The building is home to the Chaffee Barbershop Museum, an attraction that commemorates not only the 1958 Presley haircut, but other historical events at the Army facility. The museum is restored to its appearance at the time of the haircut. Carolyn Joyce with the Fort Smith Convention and Visitors Bureau, said the museum, opened in 2008, features photographs and memorabilia highlighting Chaffee's military mission as a World War II training facility, its use as an internment camp for German prisoners of war, its mission as a settlement camp for Vietnamese refugees in the 1970s and Cu

New Hard Rock Cafe In Waikiki

Jack Lord’s badge from the old Hawaii Five-O is moving to Waikiki, but most of the rock and pop culture memorabilia from Honolulu’s Hard Rock Cafe won’t make the transition to the new 13,000-square-foot restaurant and retail store that’s opening at the end of this month. Workers are putting the finishing touches on the new Hard Rock Cafe on Beach Walk Street, just off the main drag Kalakaua Avenue, as it aims to open by the end of next week. The actual grand opening will take place early next year, possibly February, and will feature a major recording act, and perhaps some local ones, too, according to General Manager Barry Cales, who recently moved over from the Maui Hard Rock Cafe in anticipation of the Waikiki store opening. The old Hard Rock Cafe restaurant, at the corner of Kapiolani Boulevard and Kalakaua, will serve its last burger today, although the retail side, the Rock Shop, will stay open until the new place opens. The new 250-seat restaurant has been the works for at l

Glee Now Second To Elvis

Another week, another musical milestone for the cast of Glee. The Fox program's rendition of "Teenage Dream," debuted atop the digital track sales chart, selling 214,000 copies in its first week, Fox and Columbia Records announced Thursday.  It's the first time a Glee song has reached No. 1. ("Don't Stop Believing" peaked at No. 2 in May 2009.) Gwyneth Paltrow takes on Cee-Lo's "Forget You" in Glee. The success of "Teenage Dream" boosted the Glee cast past James Brown for second most entries on the Billboard Hot 100. The news comes just a month after the cast passed the Beatles to take the No. 3 all-time spot. Glee is now second only to Elvis Presley. So far, Glee has sold 17 million digital downloads and 6.5 million albums worldwide. Glee: The Music, Volume 1 has been certified platinum with more than 1 million units sold and volumes 2 and 3 have each moved more than 500,000 units. Glee has two more albums hitting the shelves

Wayne Newton To Open Home As Graceland West?

Attention Fellow Wayniacs! Wayne Newton's Las Vegas estate is a lavish wonderland complete with South African penguins, sweeping crystal staircases and a memorabilia collection to make a celebrity junkie salivate: a Frank Sinatra champagne glass, Nat King Cole's watch, Steve McQueen's Rolls-Royce and a Johnny Cash guitar. The estate is so resplendent, Newton said, that he plans to open his gated home to the public and turn it into a tourist attraction. The project some have dubbed "Graceland West" won initial approval from a local government board Wednesday, paving the way for Newton to open his tours in late 2011 as planned. The attraction has caused friction between the entertainer and neighbors opposed to noisy tour buses, unyielding traffic and inane gift shops flooding their affluent neighborhood of ranches and mansions just six miles from the Las Vegas Strip. At the Clark County Commission meeting Wednesday, critics went on for more than three hours, b

Riley Cuts Her Beautiful Locks!

Elvis' granddaughter Riley is not only a super model but now also an actress. Her first role was in the film The Runaways. She now has cut her beautiful locks and has sexy short hair for her role as Jack in the upcoming werewolf flick Jack & Diane,  which she shot in the big apple back in June/July. She plays a teenage girl who falls in love with another girl named Diane. Riley has Priscilla's grace and she is going to be a Hollywood icon. Maybe Riley will achieve the goal of being a great actress which her grandfather wished for as an actor. Best of luck to Riley.......we are all rooting for you! You go girl! You are an amazing young lady with the world ahead of you! Source: Megan Murphy