Showing posts from May 8, 2012

Lisa Marie Presley announced as presenter @ 2012 Billboard Awards

Lisa Marie Presley has been announced as one of the presenters for this year's Billboard Award show. The show airs live from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on SUNDAY, MAY 20 (8:00–11:00 p.m., ET) on ABC.  Other presenters include Wiz Khalifa, Luke Bryan, Robin Thicke, Brandy, Monica and Miley Cyrus. They join previously announced presenters Taio Cruz, Gavin DeGraw, Gladys Knight, Julianne Hough, Natasha Bedingfield and Jeremy Sisto , along with musical acts Kelly Clarkson, Linkin Park, Nelly Furtado, Usher, Carrie Underwood, Justin Bieber, LMFAO and The Wanted . In addition , Stevie Wonder will be honored with the Icon Award at the 2012 Billboard Award show. Source: BackinMemphis

Isaac Hayes Mansion fire investigation continues

A teenage girl has been arrested on charges of starting a fire in a Germantown hotel room Sunday. Now, investigators are pursuing a connection between that girl and last week's blaze that destroyed the former Cordova home of the late Isaac Hayes. Sunday's incident took place in a room inside the Homewood Suites at 7855 Wolf River Boulevard. Germantown police were called Sunday morning after the fire was reported. The 15-year-old girl was arrested and taken to Juvenile Court, according to Germantown police. Officials with the various departments involved in the case were being extremely tight-lipped Monday night, however, and would not specify the connection between the two events. Hayes' former home at 9280 Riveredge in south Cordova caught fire last Wednesday. The 7,205-square-foot house was owned by Kenneth and Doris Peters. Fire investigators have responded to several calls at both the Riveredge home as well as another house owned by the Peterses a

Rev. Mother Dolores Hart to recieve Lifetime achievement award - May 24

Mother Dolores Hart – a former actress who became a Benedictine nun, and was recently profiled in the Academy Award-nominated HBO documentary “God is the Bigger Elvis” – will receive the 2012 Christopher Life Achievement Award during its 63rd annual Christopher Awards ceremony on Thursday, May 24th. As part of the annual Christopher Awards which recognize books, films and TV/Cable programs that “affirm the highest values of the human spirit,” the organization also presents special Awards to worthy individuals and achievements, one of which is the Life Achievement Award. During the late 1950s and early 1960s, Dolores Hart enjoyed a successful acting career that led her to co-star in movies with Robert Wagner, Anthony Quinn, and Elvis Presley. She became the first actress to kiss Elvis in a movie, and portrayed St. Clare in the film “Francis of Assisi.” Though she enjoyed her time and work in Hollywood, Hart felt an even stronger spiritual call from God that led her to give up the ac