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The Commercial Appeal Weighs In On Graceland

Commercial Appeal Editorial: Disappointment in Whitehaven Expansion of Graceland is on hold, but that must not dampen the city's efforts to improve the surrounding area.News that plans for a makeover of Graceland have been put on indefinite hold probably have many Whitehaven residents shaking their heads in disappointment. The $250 million plan announced in 2007 was seen as the catalyst to bring quality retail and eateries back to the Elvis Presley Boulevard corridor. Now a bad capital funds market resulting from the still-recovering economy has led Graceland's landlord, CKx Inc., to announce in its annual report that the makeover, if it ever takes place, is years away. That's not only a blow to Whitehaven, but also a break in the synergy that city and tourism officials are trying to build between current and future tourist attractions such as a redeveloped fairgrounds, Beale Street Landing, Memphis Zoo, Beale Street, Shelby Farms, Bass Pro Shops and the Pinch, and the

Elvis & Priscilla Reference On HBO's BIG LOVE

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On last week's eposide of HBO 's Big Love , Margene is being questioned by the police about her age (16) when she married Bill. Margene says her trailer-park mother encouraged her to “go for it” with Bill because Priscilla Presley was 15 when she married Elvis . Actually, Priscilla was 21 when she married Elvis. Big Love is an American television drama on HBO about a fictional fundamentalist Mormon family in Utah that practices polygamy. Big Love currently stars Bill Paxton, Jeanne Tripplehorn, ChloĆ« Sevigny, Ginnifer Goodwin, Douglas Smith, Bruce Dern, Grace Zabriskie, Mary Kay Place, Matt Ross, and Cassi Thomson . Big Love wraps up tonight with it's final eposide after 5 seasons. Big Love airs on HBO tonight @ 9 PM EST.

Don't Miss Priscilla Presley Monday On The Talk

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On Monday, Priscilla Presley will be a guest on the new afternoon talk show, The Talk . The show which is a talk show similiar to The View features Sharon Osbourne ( Ozzy's wife), Leah Remini ( best known for King of Queens), Julie Chen ( news anchor & wife to Les Moonves, President of CBS), Sara Gilbert ( Sister to Melissa Gilbert, and best known as Darlene on Roseanne), and Holly Robinson Peete ( featured on Celebrity Apprentice, 21 Jump Street & married to NFL quarterback, Rodney Peete). Leah Remini is a fellow Scientologist as is Lisa Marie so I suspect she will be very friendly with Priscilla. Sharon (I hope) will go there and talk about being married to rock stars. But somehow I think this will just be a quick plug for her jewelry line. We shall see Monday! The show airs live on CBS at 2 PM EST Monday through Friday.

Elvis Presley's Former Hillcrest Home Has Been Leased

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Elvis' Beverly Hills Home The 1958 gated compound includes a recently remodeled four-bedroom main house, pool and spa. Elvis' view The gated Beverly Hills compound that was once home to Elvis Presley and his wife Priscilla has been leased for $20,000 a month. The French Regency-style estate, built in 1958, sits on 1.18 acres in the Trousdale Estates area. Recently remodeled, the 5,367-square-foot house has new flooring, a new kitchen and laundry room, and a resurfaced pool and spa. A guesthouse is attached to the four-bedroom, five-bathroom main home. Here's how the interior of the home looks today: Elvis' hillcrest home for lease 25 grand

Whitehaven Speaks Out About Graceland's Change Of Heart

MEMPHIS, Tenn. - For about a year, residents in Whitehaven have been looking forward to some major changes in their neighborhood. Changes they thought would bring in more revenue but this week everything changed. In Brief: -Graceland pulls out of makeover for neighborhood surrounding Graceland. -Whitehaven business owners were counting on revitalization. - CKX, the owner of Elvis Presley Enterprises says the economy is the reason they had to change it's course. "I think it's unfortunate that they would come up with some excuses. It seems that every time it comes to our communities there's some excuse, rational reason why things can't get done, be done," Reverend Stanford L. Hunt at Beahler Baptist. The plan would've provided a makeover for the area surrounding Graceland, including a new heartbreak hotel but CKX, the owner of Elvis Presley Enterprises says the economy is the reason they had to change it's course. "Everybody knows the e

Angie Marchese On Fox Showing New Exhibits

  St. Louis has a rich musical heritage. The city is home to everyone from Chuck Berry to Nelly to Scott Joplin. But you need to drive south on interstate 55 to find the home of the legendary Elvis Presley. Angie Marchese has come all from Graceland in Memphis to tell us about 3 new exhibits fans will see. See Original Story: Elvis On Tour In Louisville