Showing posts from January 6, 2011

Million Dollar Quartet UK Complete Casting Announced!

Complete casting has been announced for the London production of the Tony-nominated musical Million Dollar Quartet, which is scheduled to begin performances Feb. 8 at the Noël Coward Theatre, prior to an official opening Feb. 28. Heading the cast will be Ben Goddard (Jerry Lee Lewis), Derek Hagen (Johnny Cash), Francesca Jackson (Dyanne), Robert Britton Lyons (Carl Perkins) and Michael Malarkey (Elvis Presley), who join the previously announced Bill Ward (Sam Phillips). The company will also feature Steven Bor, Justin Brett (alternate Johnny Cash), Sharon Clancy, Matthew Empson (Jerry Lee Lewis at certain performances), Gez Gerrard (Jay Perkins), Kevin Mains (Elvis Presley at certain performances), Adam Riley (Fluke) and Oliver Seymour-Marsh (Carl Perkins at certain performances) Million Dollar Quartet is inspired by the actual meeting of rock and roll giants that took place on Dec. 4, 1956, at Sun Records in Memphis. It was masterminded by Sun Records founder Sam Phillips, who disc

Bankruptcy Shakes Up Elvis' Former Palm Springs Estate

Kings Holdings, the owner of Elvis Presley’s former Palm Springs, Calif., estate rocked into Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection this week. According to attorney Paul Wynn, who’s working on the case, the bankruptcy filing is a result of a dispute with Kings Holdings’ lender over a financing agreement. In an interview Tuesday, Wynn said Kings Holdings would continue operating during its restructuring and pointed out that the estate, located on Chino Canyon Road, is still offering tours to fans of the King at the property they’ve sought to dub “Graceland West.” The two-acre desert estate, no “Blue Hawaii,” is home to an approximately 5,000-square-foot, Spanish-style white stucco house with five bedrooms and seven bathrooms. Built in 1946 for the family behind the Jergen’s skin care line, Elvis didn’t move in until 1970, according to the Wall Street Journal’s Developments blog. The singer dropped $85,000 for the home, where he went on to record eight songs. After his death in 1977, wife P

Elvis XXX A Porn Parody Due Out January 8th

‘Elvis XXX: A Porn Parody' Streets on The King’s Birthday, Jan 8 Axel Braun's latest porn spoof sold out overnight a week before its debut LOS ANGELES—Elvis XXX: A Porn Parody, written, produced and directed by Axel Braun will be released by Vivid Entertainment on January 8 to coincide with the birthday of The King of Rock 'n' Roll.  The movie will be available in adult stores across the country as well as on . Braun, who also wrote, produced and directed the #1 best selling adult movie of 2010, the award-winning Batman XXX: A Porn Parody, was delighted by the enthusiastic early response. "As big of a success as Batman XXX: A Porn Parody was, amazingly Elvis XXX: A Porn Parody sold out the first round of replication even faster and it's already on back order" said the director, "I think the key is that the fans recognize my love for the source material and that makes them tolerate me as an Adult filmmaker." Elvis XXX: A

Mary Ann Mobley's Husband Charged With FELONY Dash N Dine!

Mary Ann Mobley (who co-starred in Girl Happy & Harum Scarum with Elvis Presley) has her hands full with husband Gary Collins. He's been in trouble in the past for DUI. Here's the latest. It's been rough going for Gary Collins ... TMZ has learned the former Miss America/"Hour Magazine" host has been arrested for allegedly defrauding an innkeeper. Collins -- who has been arrested 3 times and convicted twice of DUI -- was busted in Biloxi, Mississippi Tuesday at 10:39 PM.  According to employees at the restaurant, they told him as he left he had to pay his bill, but Collins ignored them.  The employees even followed him out to the parking lot ... in vain. Collins allegedly ordered food at Jazzeppi's Restaurant and left without paying his $59.35 bill.  Get this ... refusing to pay a restaurant bill for anything over $25 in Ole Miss is a FELONY! He was released early this morning on $5,000 bail. UPDATE: We finally found out what Collins allegedly ate

Dr. Nick Out & About

My friend Brandon & Dr. Nick Elvis Birthday Celebration has officially kicked off! And I was so happy to see our beloved Dr. Nick out and about last night. He is looking good and in great spirits. Dean was with us as well as Rose Phillips, Aunt Lois, Patsy Andersen, Sharon Parker and the gang. What a fun way to start the birthday bash! Lots of laughs and memories made tonight. Happy Elvis Birthday Celebration Everyone...let the fun begin!