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Woman From Famous 'Kiss' Photos With Elvis Identified

8/8/2011 2:33pm EDT
Elvis Presley
The identity of a mystery woman featured kissing Elvis Presley in an iconic 1956 photograph has been revealed - 55 years after the pictures were taken.

Photographer Alfred Wertheimer snapped the King in a series of affectionate poses with a beautiful blonde in the stairwell of a building in Richmond, Virginia following a chance encounter.

Wertheimer failed to take down the name of the object of Presley's affections and she remained unknown when the black and white images, known simply as The Kiss, became part of pop culture history upon the star's death in 1977.

Editors at fashion mag...

Michael Jackson Voted 'The Greatest Singer Of All Time'

6/22/2011 11:00am EDT
Michael Jackson
Michael Jackson has been named the "Greatest Singer Of All Time" in a new poll, just days ahead of the second anniversary of his death.

The "Thriller" hitmaker passed away on June 25, 2009, after suffering a cardiac arrest brought on by an overdose of anaesthetic Propofol, and fans have honored the late star by voting him into top place in a new poll.

Queen frontman Freddie Mercury came a close second, while Elvis Presley placed third.

Guns N' Roses star Axl Rose came in fourth and John Lennon rounded out the top five.

David Bowie, Robert Plant, Paul McCartney, Stevie Wonder and...

Alice Cooper Considered Killing Elvis Presley

6/8/2011 7:57am EDT
Alice Cooper
Hell raising rocker Alice Cooper once considered shooting Elvis Presley as The King was showing off his gun collection, but the late legend kicked the pistol out of his hand and pinned him to the floor.

The School's Out hit-maker was once invited to meet Presley in a Las Vegas hotel and knew he was in for bizarre evening when he got into an elevator to the suite with Liza Minnelli and porn star Linda Lovelace.

Cooper was left stunned when the Jailhouse Rock icon showed him a loaded pistol he kept in a kitchen drawer - just moments after Presley's security team had frisked him for weapon...

Jane's Addiction To Be Inducted Into Hollywood's Rock Walk

5/24/2011 8:42am EDT
Jane's Addiction
Rockers Jane's Addiction are to be inducted into Hollywood's Rock Walk.

The band, Stephen Perkins, Dave Navarro and Perry Farrell, will place their hands into the cement outside Los Angeles' fabled Guitar Center at noon on June 1st.

Rage Against the Machine star Tom Morello will induct the band at the ceremony.

Jane's Addiction's handprints will reside alongside the handprints, signatures, and faces of other accomplished musicians and innovators including Jimmy Page, Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton and Elvis Presley.

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Happy 60th Birthday, Kurt Russell!

3/17/2011 11:00am EDT
Kurt Russell
It's a big day for Kurt Russell - the Hollywood star turns 60 today. The birthday boy was born on St. Patrick's Day in 1951, and by the tender age of 10 he had landed his first acting job, making his big screen debut in "The Absent-Minded Professor."

One of the few child stars to carve out a lasting and successful career, Russell has been in over 40 movies in the past four decades.

And there'll be another milestone for Kurt in May - his partner Goldie Hawn's daughter Kate Hudson is due to welcome her second child!

To kick off the celebrations, WENN has compiled 10 fascinating facts abou...

Elvis Presley Estate To Sue Bootleg DVD Producers

2/9/2011 1:36pm EST
Elvis Presley
The administrators of Elvis Presley's estate have launched lawsuits in England and the U.S. over the illegal sale of DVD and CD box sets of The King's performances.

Last month, bosses at Elvis Presley Enterprises filed suit at England's Chancery Division of the High Court in England and Wales alleging Joseph Pirzada was the source of a DVD featuring footage of a 1977 television special called Elvis in Concert, to which the estate owns the rights.

Bosses then launched legal action against Bud Glass at the U.S. District Court in the Northern District of Florida on February 2nd, claiming h...

'The Bachelor' Recap: Waking Up In Vegas

2/1/2011 1:22pm EST
The Bachelor
Last week, ABC's promo department sparked controversy on 'Bachelor' message boards and drew ire from outraged commentators who were appalled to see Emily on a date at the race track. After all, the sweet single mom had lost her race-car driving fiance in a plane crash less than a week before finding out she was pregnant with his child, and this date seemed specifically designed to exploit her grief. Is "The Bachelor" really that tasteless and insensitive? Um... this isn't exactly a revelation, is it?

Before we get to Emily's inevitable discomfort, let's rewind to the beginning of the episo...

Lisa Marie Presley Collapse Reports 'Completely Untrue'

1/30/2011 1:15pm EST
Lisa Marie Presley
A spokesperson for Lisa Marie Presley has spoken out to reassure fans the singer is in good health following reports she collapsed at her home in England.

A tabloid had reported that Elvis Presley's daughter had fallen ill after embarking on an extreme diet and losing over 50 pounds in the space of five months.

The star was said to have jetted back to the U.S. from her estate in the U.K. to receive emergency treatment.

But a spokesperson for Presley insists the star is well, and currently in Los Angeles to record her third album.

The representative tells, "It is absolutely an...

Happy 70th Birthday, Neil Diamond!

1/24/2011 8:57am EST
Neil Diamond
Sweet Caroline and Holly Holy, Neil Diamond is 70! The veteran singer/songwriter, who penned many of the pop anthems of the last century, celebrates a big birthday today.

The celebration comes as Diamond prepares to be inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in March and caps 50 years in showbusiness.

To mark the crooner's birthday, WENN trawled through his history to find 10 fascinating facts about the man who was The Jazz Singer!

Happy birthday Mr. Diamond...

- he attended Abraham Lincoln High School in Brooklyn, New York, where he sang in the All City Choir with Barbra Streisand. ...

Celebrity Birthdays - January 8, 2011

1/8/2011 3:00am EST
Elvis Presley
Happy Birthday to:

'The King' Elvis Presley (1935; d. 1977)

Actress Noah Cyrus (2000)

Christian singer Rachel Lampa (1985)

"Buffy" actress Amber Benson (1977)

Troubled singer R. Kelly (1969)

"Homicide: Life on the Street" star Michelle Forbes (1967)

Mother Love Bone lead singer Andrew Wood (1966; d. 1990)

English singer/actor David Bowie (1947)

Doors guitarist Robby Krieger (1946)

Game show host Bob Eubanks (1938)

"James Bond" theme song singer Shirley Bassey (1937)

Comedian Soupy Sales (1926)

"Gone With The Wind" actress Butterfly McQueen (1911; d. 1995)

Puerto Rican film act...

Groupie Queen Pamela Des Barres Reflects On VH1 Documentary

1/4/2011 9:56am EST
What does it really take to be one of the most recognized muses in rock ‘n’ roll? Just ask fiery haired Pamela Des Barres, the world’s most famous groupie. Before TMZ and Perez Hilton reported on the escapades of celebrities, the now 62-year-old California girl set off to meet her idols and was doing plenty of kissing, but no telling, at least until she published her world renowned memoir in 1987, I’m With The Band. Finally, she dished on what it was really like to be with some of music’s most influential artists, including Mick Jagger, Keith Moon, Jimmy Page, and Jim Morrison. Yet, it wasn...

Mexican Singer Thalia Talks About Her Recent Duet With Elvis Presley

12/22/2010 5:30pm EST
The music of Elvis Presley has been revitalized with a 21st century slant for the newest Las Vegas show, "Viva Elvis," which celebrates the life of the late King of Rock 'n' Roll" through his music and the acrobatics and dance of the world renowned Cirque du Soleil." The show is performed 10 times a week at the Aria Resort and Casino in Sin City.

Mexican singer Thalia, no stranger to fame in her home land (she rose to fame in the 90s after starring on popular TV shows, subsequently releasing a few solo record albums that topped the charts), shares a duet with the King on the companion albu...

'Tis the Season For Music

12/14/2010 11:00am EST
Glee X-mas
There's still time for Christmas shopping and spreading the holiday spirit, why not enjoy it by loading up that iPod with some great holiday tunes? Spike your coffee with a little Bailey's Irish Cream or enjoy a Hot Toddy (not the Usher and Jay Z version, although we love that song too) put on your Yule tide shoes and take that mall by the antlers.

You may still encounter long lines, screaming children running away from Santa Claus and a crap-load of unruly holiday sweaters, but with your holiday playlist grooving in your ears, at least you can smile while doing so. Here are a few of our f...

Tom Jones' New Album Is Tribute To The King

11/27/2010 7:02pm EST
Tom Jones
Tom Jones' new album is a tribute to his late pal Elvis Presley - the Welsh singer promised The King he would one day record gospel songs.

The music veteran moved away from pop to release Praise & Blame, a compilation of hymns and gospel tracks, over the summer.

Jones admits he has wanted to release a gospel album ever since Presley suggested it during a late night jam session, and the Sex Bomb hit-maker was determined to keep his word.

He says, "We would stay up all night talking about music. He was surprised I knew gospel songs and wanted to know when I'd record a gospel album. I sa...

'Twilight' Producers Increase Security For Louisiana Shoot

11/18/2010 2:07pm EST
Robert Pattinson
Bosses behind the Twilight movies have stepped up security to protect stars Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart at their shoot in Louisiana to make sure no over-zealous fans get near the set.

The actors are currently working on the two-part finale of the vampire series, The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, and filming was moved to Baton Rouge, Louisiana this week. The cast will be shooting scenes at the Raleigh Studios lot and producers have asked for a drastic increase in security to keep the actors safe.

Winston Achee, head of the facility's security, tells Scene magazine, "We have incr...

Michael Jackson Is Top-Earning Dead Celebrity

10/26/2010 8:14am EDT
Michael Jackson
Michael Jackson has topped a list of the highest-earning deceased celebrities, making more money in the past year than Elvis Presley and John Lennon.

The Thriller icon, who died in June last year, posthumously pulled in $275 million over the past 12 months with his back catalogue and merchandising deals.

His concert film This Is It, which documented preparations for his ill-fated London stage residency, also made $250 million at the box office.

Jackson's earnings were greater than the total combined earnings of the 12 other dead stars on Forbes magazine's list, including Presley, Lord...

Cast Of 'Glee' Tops The Beatles On Hot 100 Chart

10/6/2010 9:15pm EDT
The cast of "Glee" is set to pass the Beatles' bag of Billboard Hot 100 chart hits thanks to another six new entries on the countdown, which will be announced on Thursday.

The cast's Britney Spears tribute show wowed fans, who snapped up downloads by the hundreds of thousands and propelled five Spears covers into the top 100 and snagged the highest debut of the week at 16 with "Toxic."

The tally, which also includes Lea Michele's heartbreaking rendition of Paramore's "The Only Exception," puts the cast ahead of the Beatles for most appearances among non-solo acts in the Billboard chart's ...

Bon Jovi, Alice Cooper And Neil Diamond Among Hall Of Fame Nominees

9/28/2010 2:58pm EDT
Bon Jovi
Bon Jovi, Alice Cooper and Neil Diamond have landed nominations to be inducted into the prestigious Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as the class of 2010.

The stars join fellow first-time nominees Dr. John and Donovan, while Donna Summer, Tom Waits and rap acts LL Cool J and the Beastie Boys will be keeping their fingers crossed once more to be recognized as music royalty with the industry's highest honor.

The contenders for the 2010 Hall of Fame accolade were announced on Tuesday, but the artists will have to wait until December to learn if they have been selected to go down in history, and ...

Elvis Presley's Granddaughter Set To Star In 'Mad Max 4'

8/10/2010 10:30am EDT
Riley Keough
Elvis Presley's granddaughter Riley Keough is set to star in the next Mad Max movie, according to reports.

The 21-year-old model, who is the daughter of Lisa Marie Presley, has starred in a handful of films, including The Runaways opposite Kristen Stewart and Dakota Fanning. And the beauty is set to boost her acting portfolio with a role in the latest installment of the series, Mad Max 4: Fury Road - which is set to start filming in Australia next year.

Keough will play one of the Five Wives - a group of women Max has to save, according to the Associated Press.

The part made famous by...

Daniel Radcliffe: 'I Love Karaoke'

6/22/2010 2:00pm EDT
Daniel Radcliffe
Daniel Radcliffe wowed his Harry Potter co-stars during a recent karaoke party - by showing off his newly-acquired singing skills when he took the mic.

The British actor has been taking vocal lessons since signing up for Broadway musical How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, which will hit the New York stage next year. Radcliffe admits he enjoyed showing off his new talents during a recent night out with the cast of the boy wizard movies.

He tells, "I love karaoke. I am one of those people (who says), 'No, no, I can't, I couldn't possibly, no I won't... All right, gi...

Elvis Presley's Record Collection Up For Auction

5/24/2010 11:15am EDT
Elvis Presley
Elvis Presley's personal record collection is to go under the hammer at an auction in London. The King handed a stack of 26 discs, including tracks by Ray Charles, Fats Domino and Sammy Davis, Jr., to his guitarist and pal Scotty Moore in 1968 and asked him to transfer them to reel-to-reel tapes.

However, Moore has now decided to sell off the collection after the Blue Suede Shoes hit-maker never asked for his music back.

Moore says, "Elvis left me the briefcase with the records and asked me to mail the tape back to his house in Memphis. I made a safety copy for myself and kept the recor...

Audrina Patridge Refutes Split Rumors

4/14/2010 2:38pm EDT
Audrina Patridge
The Hills star Audrina Patridge has denied reports she and rocker boyfriend Ryan Cabrera have split.

The couple started dating in January, when Cabrera was reportedly invited to star alongside Patridge on her hit MTV series, but recent reports suggested the relationship had ended. And to fuel the speculation, Patridge was spotted partying without her partner in California, while a solo Cabrera, who previously dated Elvis Presley's granddaughter Riley Keogh, attended Leona Lewis' birthday bash in Las Vegas.

However, Patridge insists the rumors are false and she has "not broken up" with t...

John Densmore Tried To Stop Jim Morrison's Self-Destruction

4/6/2010 7:00am EDT
The Doors
Former Doors drummer John Densmore desperately wanted to save his tragic bandmate Jim Morrison before he went too far - but was locked out from his inner circle of friends and enablers.

Morrison died in a Paris, France hotel room in 1971 after years of drug and alcohol abuse, and Densmore admits it pained him to watch his friend spiral into a self-destructive hell.

Densmore tried his best to warn Morrison of the fate that awaited him if he didn't change his ways, but, by the time Morrison moved to France, he could no longer reach him.

Promoting new Tom DiCillo Doors documentary "When You...

David Hasselhoff Eyes Las Vegas Residency

4/1/2010 10:48am EDT
David Hasselhoff
David Hasselhoff is heading to Sin City - the former Baywatch star is in talks for his own Las Vegas revue.

The singer/actor is planning to follow in the footsteps of the Rat Pack and Elvis Presley by garnering his own longtime residency in the gambling Mecca.

And the former America's Got Talent judge insists his show is bound to be a hit.

He says, "I think it's going to be very soon now that I'm back here with my own show. I have a musical show. We just performed it and it went great. We're getting offers. I'm talking with hotels here (Las Vegas). Maybe I'll start downtown. I like it...

Lady Gaga & Elvis Presley Named 'Dream' Duet

3/26/2010 9:18am EDT
Lady Gaga
A duet featuring Lady Gaga and Elvis Presley has been voted fans' ultimate collaboration in a new poll.

Music lovers were asked to pick the two singers they would most like to see team up for a track in a survey by dating website - and a duet between the Poker Face hit-maker and The King came top.

Michael Buble and Nina Simone came second on the rundown, while soul stars Aretha Franklin and Luther Vandross were voted third.

A Will Young/Barbra Streisand duet was the fourth most popular combination, while a Bonnie Tyler and Meatloaf collaboration rounded out the top five.


No Sale For Elvis Presley's Hair

2/26/2010 4:00pm EST
Elvis Presley
A piece of hair belonging to Elvis Presley has failed to attract a buyer at auction. The bizarre piece of rock memorabilia, encased at the center of a gold disc, was expected to fetch up to $960 when it went under the hammer on Thursday - but bidding failed to meet the reserve price.

The seller, a music fan from Gloucestershire, England, admits he bought the strand "on a whim" during a previous televised auction.

A spokesperson for auction house Chorley's admits such unusual items are losing popularity with collectors, explaining, "These more fun items are not doing as well in the curre...

U2 Drummer Lands Role On Favorite Show

2/11/2010 11:05pm EST
U2 drummer Larry Mullen, Jr. has landed a voiceover role in his favorite show after asking producers to consider him for a part.

The drummer will lend his voice to a pair of characters in the upcoming season of "The Cleveland Show" - a mobster and an Elvis Presley impersonator.

Show star Mike Henry, who voices the lead character, Cleveland, tells the BBC, "We just recorded him doing a couple of different parts and he was very funny."

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Michael Jackson's 'Unsettled' Spirit Apologizes To Lisa Marie Presley

2/10/2010 6:26am EST
Michael Jackson
Michael Jackson has spoken out from beyond the grave to Lisa Marie Presley in a spooky séance, according to the King Of Pop's former make-up artist. Beautician Karen Faye and Jackson's ex-wife Presley allegedly made contact with the singer, who died in June, with the help of a medium last week.

Faye insists the Thriller icon's spirit seemed to be "unsettled" and expressed remorse for any wrongdoing.

Faye says, "He seemed to be on a mission to reach out to people in his life and be forgiven. Michael spent his time explaining his faults and wanting us to forgive him. He seemed unsettl...

Happy 75th, Elvis! A Tribute In Videos

1/8/2010 11:12am EST
Elvis Presley
There will be many that title themselves "King of..." but there was only one "The King." Today marks Elvis Presley's 75th birthday, so let's take a look at the videos that helped Elvis take the nation by storm like no one else had before.

On August 16, 1977, Presley was found dead in Graceland. The cause of death remains a subject of widespread speculation, although it seems likely that drugs played a part. Many fans refused to believe he died. In death, as in life, Presley continues to be one of record label RCA's most consistent earners.

Celebrity Birthdays, January 8

1/8/2010 3:00am EST
Elvis Presley
Happy Birthday to:

'The King' Elvis Presley (1935; d. 1977)

Christian singer Rachel Lampa (1985)

"Buffy" actress Amber Benson (1977)

Troubled singer R. Kelly (1969)

"Homicide: Life on the Street" star Michelle Forbes (1967)

Mother Love Bone lead singer Andrew Wood (1966; d. 1990)

English singer/actor David Bowie (1947)

Doors guitarist Robby Krieger (1946)

Game show host Bob Eubanks (1938)

"James Bond" theme song singer Shirley Bassey (1937)

Comedian Soupy Sales (1926)

"Gone With The Wind" actress Butterfly McQueen (1911; d. 1995)

Puerto Rican film acto...