Elvis Presley

LISA MARIE PRESLEY DIED FROM CONSTIPATION LIKE HER FATHER ELVIS

It was either an inherited tendency or a gruesome coincidence, but Lisa Marie Presley and her father Elvis were BOTH diagnosed with “cardiac arrest” that later proved to be a bowel obstruction most likely caused by opioid consumption. Opioids caused the constipation that killed Elvis (in his bathroom) at 42, and Lisa at the age of 54. When Elvis died his family did EVERYTHING to cover up the fact that he did drugs, but the truth eventually came out. It is SO sad that Lisa didn’t learn a lesson from her father’s untimely death…

Photo Credit: BACKGRID-USA: Lisa Marie at the Golden Globes, holding onto manager Jerry Schilling and looking ill, 3 days before she died.

RILEY KEOUGH WILL CARRY ON THE PRESLEY NAME

Now that she’s heir to Graceland, Riley Keough is thinking about changing her name. The actress is still mourning the shocking death of her mom, Lisa Marie Presley, but through her grief she’s decided to honor her mom and grandfather, Elvis, by taking the Presley last name. Riley is leaning towards changing her name to Presley-Keough but insiders say it might become Keough-Presley. While still working out the specifics, she’s pretty confident that adding Presley is the right decision. (We agree) The Presley name could open many doors…

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WHAT DID SCIENTOLOGY HAVE TO DO WITH BEN’S DEATH?

It’s a sad day for Elvis Presley’s family. Lisa Marie Presley’s daughter, actress Riley Keough, posted this photo as a tribute to her brother Benjamin on July 12, the day he died by suicide at the age of 27. (two years ago) She wrote: Not an hour goes by that I don’t think of you and miss you. Benjamin looked a LOT like his grandfather Elvis and was even offered a record contract by Universal at the age of 17. Nothing came of it, and he struggled with drugs, alcohol, and depression. (Apparently the subject of higher education never came up in that Scientology family.) Ben actually BLAMED Scientology for many of his problems. He said it “messes you up.” After he died, his devastated mother Lisa Marie and the rest of his family split from Scientology. He was buried at Graceland.

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GRACELAND IS ENJOYING SURGE OF INTEREST, THANKS TO ELVIS MOVIE

The new Elvis movie is stimulating interest in Graceland and visitors are filling up the place again. We had no idea it was SO expensive to get in! Like gas, prices are high, but demand is still there! Photos of the decor are always appalling – did Elvis hire a “decorator” or did his mother do it? His dark kitchen even had CARPETING – along with the latest fancy oven of that time. Why did he resist the popular decor of the era – mid-century modern? Anyway, apparently there are photos of Elvis and his gun collection at the house (he liked little pocket size pistols) – and he also had a target area where he practiced shooting at the outline of a man. Hate to say it, but “guns n’drugs” applies to Elvis as much as Chris Brown.

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IT’S NOW OR NEVER FOR AUSTIN BUTLER

No surprises here- Bad Luhrmann’s Elvis is a hit at Cannes and Austin Butler proved to be a hot commodity. It’s a good thing his girlfriend Kaia Gerber (not in photo) was at the film festival to keep an eye on him. In this photo Baz is wearing either an original belt buckle of Elvis’s worth about $100,000, or a knock-off. Actually the entire purpose of featuring this photo is to enjoy looking at the adorable Austin. This movie might change his life…

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WHO IS AUSTIN BUTLER? HE’S ELVIS…

Austin Butler, 30, was photographed in New York chatting with a friend but no one paid much attention because he was not with his girlfriend Kaia Gerber. His LAST girlfriend was Vanessa Hudgens so he’s doing well in that department. Things might change next month when Baz Luhrmann’s Elvis is released. Butler beat out Harry Styles, Ansel Elgort, and Miles Teller for the role of Elvis Presley. (Note that Austin is a natural blonde like Elvis was) So far, everyone who’s seen the film likes it. Priscilla Presley was invited to a private screening and she was delighted and described Butler as “outstanding.“ His life might be changing soon…

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ELVIS’S GRANDSON WAS CURSED WITH MORE THAN HIS LOOKS AND ADDICTIONS

It seems that Scientology probably had a lot to do with Benjamin Keough’s recent suicide. The 27 year old was raised in the church until his mother Lisa Marie left in 2014 and some say he paid the ultimate price for that involvement. The church does not recognize mental health issues or treatment – the kind of problems that run in his family. Ben was recently in rehab for alcohol and drugs and had a group of friends over to his mother’s luxurious Calabasas house the night he died. (Lisa Marie was not there.) At 3:30 AM there were screams and Ben’s girlfriend Diana Pinto (above) was heard pleading with him NOT to do it. Police reported that he died from a gunshot wound to the upper torso.

SUSPICIOUS MINDS WANT TO KNOW: WILL LISA MARIE PRESLEY TELL ALL?

We can’t stop thinking about Lisa Marie Presley’s new book – she’s writing her autobiography (“to set the record straight”) which will cover her childhood with her father Elvis, as well as her four marriages. She was married to Michael Jackson for two years, Nicolas Cage after that, as well as two Scientologists. She obviously has some hot scoop to spill about Elvis and Michael Jackson, because the publisher gave her over three million dollars up front. Timing couldn’t be better after the Finding Neverland documentary. Lisa has insisted she and Michael had a “normal” sex life, but she did allude to his drug abuse and flakey “entourage.” Lisa has always seemed rather spoiled and ill-tempered, but we were impressed when she left Scientology in 2016. Will she have the courage to criticize the cult? Sadly, her daughter, actress Riley Keough, above, is still a Scientologist.

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AUSTIN BUTLER: MORPHING INTO ELVIS?

Ever since it was announced that Austin Butler was cast to play Elvis Presley in Baz Luhrmann’s upcoming movie, he and his girlfriend Vanessa Hudgens have been followed and bombarded by paparazzi, day and night. And coincidentally or not, Austin seems to LOOK more like Elvis every day…

Above, Austin and Vanessa at the premier of Once Upon a Time in Hollywood

AUSTIN BUTLER: BUT CAN HE SNEER LIKE ELVIS?

We were disappointed that Aaron Taylor-Johnson didn’t land the Elvis role in Baz Luhrmann’s upcoming film, but we realized that Aaron MIGHT not be much of a singer, so Austin Butler could be the logical choice. Austin, 27, DOES have the right hair for the role (did you know Elvis was born a blonde?) Hard to believe, but Austin and Vanessa Hudgens have been together since 2011. Come to think of it, she would be a really cute Priscilla Presley. No doubt Austin is busy practicing how to curl his lip like Elvis.

Above, Austin Butler and Vanessa Hudgens talk to a fan from their limo window

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