April 29, 1994 |
Lisa Marie Presley, the only issue of Elvis Presley, has split from husband of 4 1/2 years, Danny Keough, and they plan to divorce. In a statement yesterday, the King's daughter said the separation is amicable, adding: "Danny and I will always love each other. However, friendship was more suitable for us than marriage. " The couple have two kids, Danielle, 5 next month, and Benjamin, 1 1/2, and the parents will share custody. Despite the fame of her father and mother, actress Priscilla, Lisa Marie, 26, has led a relatively low-profile existence in L.A., although there's recent talk she's pursuing a singing career.
June 13, 2012 |
You wouldn't think the casual confines of the World Cafe Live could cause any trepidation for someone who is double musical royalty. But when Lisa Marie Presley, daughter of Elvis and onetime wife of Michael Jackson, took the stage at the Walnut Street club Monday night, she was tight as a crossbow. It was only after she and her band worked through "So Long," a swampy jump with Doug Pettibone's mandolin discordantly riffing against the tide, and the crowd began to cheer, that you could see relief flood Presley's face.
June 10, 2012 |
Sunday Skin deep Playwright and filmmaker Neil LaBute is known for his bleak and brutal depictions of human foibles: misogyny, unfaithfulness, narcissism. So it is with his 2008 work Reasons to Be Pretty, in which a warehouse worker's offhand, unfavorable comparison of his live-in hairdresser girlfriend's looks to another woman's leads to an ugly argument that snowballs into a romantic and personal crisis that also engulfs his friends — a boorishly macho coworker and his lissome security-guard wife.
April 13, 2003 |
At age 35, Lisa Marie Presley has finally taken hold of her birthright. Are we looking at the new queen of rock-and-roll? Hardly. When discussing To Whom It May Concern (Capitol . 1/2 out of four stars), Presley proclaims "this record is me. Every song is me. " And, for sure, if you take a look at the lyric sheet, a distinct personality emerges. It's there in "Nobody Noticed It," which takes aim at the leeches who surrounded Elvis during his last days, and sends a shoutout to her father's ghost: "I know your resemblance; it's out there walking.
April 29, 1994 |
After five years, Lisa-Marie Presley has called it quits with musician hubby Danny Keough. Born 26 years ago when Priscilla and Elvis were still wed and he was King, Lisa-Marie says she and her ex are better at friendship than marriage. They will share custody of their two children. SHORT SHORTS John Kennedy was spotted strolling in Manhattan Wednesday in a T-shirt and cream-colored nylon running shorts not quite long enough to cover . . . well, the beef, so to speak.
April 29, 2013
Jackson's final months on trial LOS ANGELES - The most complete account of Michael Jackson's final months is about to unfold in a cramped Los Angeles courtroom nearly four years after the pop superstar's death. Lawyers for Jackson's mother will attempt to convince a jury that the company promoting the pop superstar's 2009 comeback concerts is responsible for his untimely death. The attorneys will try to prove that AEG Live hired and controlled the doctor convicted of involuntary manslaughter over Jackson's demise.
January 19, 1996 |
Lisa Marie Presley filed for divorce yesterday from oddball pop icon Michael Jackson. The problem, she said, was their "irreconcilable differences. " Well, duh. It's the end everyone has been expecting since the astonishing day of their wedding, just 20 months ago. Although there was undeniable marketing appeal to their brief union - she's the only child of the late King, Elvis Presley, and he's the self-styled King of Pop - in the end, the two still appeared to be from different planets.
June 15, 1995 |
The King of Pop's wife last night answered the question that America wanted to ask: Yes, she has sex with Michael Jackson. "Yes, yes, yes," Lisa Marie Presley said during an extraordinary hour of live national television. The reclusive and eccentric couple, married for one year, went on "PrimeTime Live" and talked about the child molestation charges that threatened to ruin Jackson, about having their own children and their secret wedding in the Dominican Republic. And while Jackson's onscreen mugging and childish behavior reinforced his image as an eccentric man-child, Presley shed her image as Elvis' problem child and emerged as Jackson's defender.
August 12, 1986 |
Lisa Marie Presley, the only child of Elvis Presley, in a rare Los Angeles interview yesterday denied published reports that she had been victimized by the Church of Scientology and lived in one of its dormitories and that she was on the outs with her mother, Priscilla Presley, of TV's Dallas. "I love my mom very much," said Lisa Marie, 18. "Mother and I live in the same house in Beverly Hills . . . and we're very close. " Presley, appearing with her daughter, branded as "ludicrous" reports that Lisa Marie had donated her inheritance to the church, noting that Lisa Marie wouldn't receive a penny until she was 25. "We've been members of the church for eight years, and we've never contributed more money than anyone else.
June 1, 1989 |
Elvis Presley - wherever you are - phone home, big guy. You're a grandpa. Lisa Marie Presley, 21, the only child of the "King" of rock and roll and Priscilla Presley, has given birth to a girl, a spokesman for the family said yesterday. The 7-pound, 2-ounce girl, whose name has yet to be announced (may we suggest Elvira?), was born Monday at St. John's Hospital in Santa Monica, Calif., to Lisa Marie and Danny Keough, 23, a bass player to whom she was married in October 1988. Rumored sightings of Elvis notwithstanding, the singer died in August 1977, the victim of a heart attack and apparent drug overdose.