Elvis Presley’s secret crush on Mary Tyler Moore and possible romance with Jane Elliot

There is no denying that Elvis Presley was loved by women and very few could resist his charms. However, there is one famous woman who did not succumb to The King’s magnetism.

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Elvis’ co-star on what turned out to be his last feature film was none other than Mary Tyler Moore, former star of The Dick Van Dyke Show. They were paired up for the 1969 film, Change of Habit, where Elvis played a hip doctor and Mary played a nun.

 

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Elvis Presley still reigns with the best-selling Christmas album of all time

christmasalbum1957The King of Rock and Roll still holds the title of best-selling Christmas album of all time with over 10 million copies sold. In 2012, the RIAA awarded its Diamond award to the Elvis Presley Estate for “Elvis’ Christmas Album,” which has sold the most copies of any Christmas album in the United States. Second to Presley is Kenny G’s Miracles: The Holiday Album¬†which has sold 7.37 million copies.

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New Elvis Presley museum to open in expanded Graceland visitor complex

Just five months after the new luxury hotel, The Guesthouse at Graceland, opened next to Elvis Presley’s Graceland mansion, there will be a new mega-entertainment complex opening across the street. “Elvis Presley’s Memphis” is a new $45 million, 200,000 square-foot, state-of-the-art entertainment attraction set to replace the existing Graceland visitor center.

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New Elvis Presley Philharmonic album, The Wonder of You, due out October 21

On October 21, a follow-up to the 2015 Elvis Presley hit record, If I Can Dream, with The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, will be released. The concept of extracting powerful vocal performances from previous Elvis recordings with new orchestral accompaniment led to a phenomenal 1.5 million copies of If I Can Dream sold worldwide. Continue reading

Setting ‘Elvis and Nixon’ straight: Elvis did not hate The Beatles

DVD-Elvis&NixonThe Elvis & Nixon film recently released on DVD, starring Kevin Spacey as Richard Nixon, is billed as a “comedy” about the infamous meeting between The King of Rock and Roll and President Nixon at the White House. While many will believe that this is an accurate representation of the circumstances surrounding the meeting, there is a chance that the film will be enforcing false stereotypes about Elvis, specifically about his view of The Beatles.

It doesn’t help that actor Michael Shannon, who portrays The King circa 1970, looks nothing like Presley except for the clothes and doesn’t even try to sound like him. Shannon’s voice is too high and doesn’t emit any hint of a Southern accent.

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