05:51 AM EDT 07/24/2014
Originally posted 05/26/2014 03:30PM
Nearly five years after his death, Michael Jackson continues to thrill his fans. The King of Pop recently released the posthumous album Xscape, with the hit single "Love Never Felt So Good," and performed as a hologram at the Billboard Music Awards. And now, it's the anniversary of one of Jackson's biggest surprises.
Originally posted 05/01/2014 01:35PM
He was one of the world's most eligible bachelors, an insanely handsome movie star whose engagement to a dark-haired non-celeb resulted in a stack of headlines and a pile of broken hearts. There's a good chance that the news made your mom grab a box of Kleenex and excuse herself from the dinner table ... and no, we're not talking about George Clooney.
We're doing a serious Throwback Thursday, drifting back to May 1, 1967 when Elvis Presley married 21-year-old Priscilla Ann Beaulieu. At that time, the 32-year-old King – still several years away from a rhinestone jumpsuit and double chins – was the world's top-earning entertainer, starring in up to three movies a year and singing his way through their soundtracks. The couple first met eight years earlier, when he was stationed in Germany with the army and she lived on a military base with her Air Force Captain father. The two began seeing each other ("It was a very innocent time," she later said, because she knows what you're thinking. "We still had morals, very high standards.") and Presley proposed with a three carat diamond in December 1966.
So, to celebrate this most random of anniversaries, here are 10 things you might not know about Elvis, Priscilla and their $22,000 wedding cake.
Originally posted 03/29/2014 02:50PM
Like millions of women, Lisa Marie Presley has tried fad diets over the years – with mixed results. Recently spotted in Australia looking slim, the singer-songwriter has finally discovered what works.
Originally posted 10/02/2012 08:15AM
Call it a case of the King's daughter meeting King Neptune.
Yes, that's Lisa Marie Presley, eager to immerse herself in local village life, literally getting a taste of her adopted country by selling fish and chips from a parked van in East Sussex, near the $14.5-million home she shares with husband Michael Lockwood and her children, reports the U.K.'s Daily Mail.
Kim Scales, who owns the Mr. Chippy food wagon in Presley's hamlet of Rotherfield, told the newspaper, "We were all laughing, because not one of the locals realized who it was. She served one local [an order of ] double fishcake and chips, and he didn't have a clue that she was Elvis Presley's daughter."
Originally posted 08/16/2012 08:30AM
Thirty-five years after his death, Elvis Presley is still the King.
Tens of thousand of Elvis fans who gathered at Graceland for a candlelight vigil Wednesday night, on the eve of the 35th anniversary of his death at age 42, were treated to a special appearance by Priscilla and Lisa Marie Presley – the first time the late singer's ex-wife and daughter have attended the annual vigil together.
"I've always avoided this because I felt that it would be too emotional," Lisa Marie, 44, told the crowd, reports the Associated Press. "But I really felt it was important to come down here tonight. I love you very, very, very much."
"You should see this from our point of view. It's amazing," said Priscilla, 67, as she looked out from the stage at a sea of burning candles. "It's truly a sight to behold."
Originally posted 02/02/2012 06:00PM
When Lisa Marie Presley arrived to preview Graceland's new exhibit dedicated to her childhood relationship with her father, Elvis Presley, she was overcome with emotion.
"I walked in with my twins [Harper and Finley, 3], looked around, and I gasped. I couldn't tell if I was going to laugh or cry," she tells PEOPLE.
The exhibit, called Elvis ... Through His Daughter's Eyes, opened Wednesday (Lisa Marie's 44th birthday) and features childhood mementos including her crib, first baby shoes and a gold ID bracelet her father gave her, among other artifacts.
Originally posted 01/28/2011 08:05PM
Lisa Marie Presley is doing just fine, thanks.
Despite a dramatic tabloid report this week that she collapsed at her English estate because she was weakened by an extreme diet, the musician's rep insists she's in excellent health.
"It is absolutely and completely untrue," Presley's rep tells PEOPLE of claims that Presley was rushed back to the United States for treatment by the Church of Scientology after losing 55 lbs. in five months. "The National Enquirer puts Lisa on the cover every few months with manipulated photos and horrendous stories of supposed 'meltdowns,' and has since she can remember."
Originally posted 10/21/2010 07:00PM
Michael Jackson's life was destined to end early, according to Lisa Marie Presley – but she wishes she'd tried harder to save him.
"I know it's naive to think that I could've, but I wanted to," Presley said on The Oprah Winfrey Show Thursday, where she opened up about the death of her ex-husband. "Had I just said, 'How are you?' Can I try to make a phone call? I really… regret that I didn't."
Jackson died last year at age 50 from an overdose of the powerful sedative Propofol and had a history of prescription drug abuse.
Presley believes Jackson's "God-like" existence made it difficult for people to stand up to him about his dangerous habits.
Originally posted 01/14/2009 07:00AM
Time to paint Graceland pink!
Elvis Presley's only daughter, Lisa Marie, is now a doting mom to 3-month-old girls Finley and Harper – and she is showing off her tiny additions in the new issue of PEOPLE.
"I really wanted these babies," says Presley, 40, who tried for two years to get pregnant before conceiving the twins.
"My blood was too thick and would clot, which caused several miscarriages," she tells PEOPLE. "The moment I took blood thinners, I got pregnant."
Originally posted 10/13/2008 06:15PM
Lisa Marie Presley and husband Michael Lockwood have picked out names for their newborn twin girls: Finley and Harper.
The couple's first children together were born Oct. 7 via C-section and weighed 5 lbs., 15 oz. and 5 lbs., 2 oz. The names were confirmed to PEOPLE by Presley's rep.
Presley, 40, also has daughter Riley, 19, a model, and Benjamin, 15, with ex-husband Danny Keough.
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