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.
August 18, 2012 |
The Kristen Stewart - Robert Pattinson media frenzy (she kissed another dude) has Jodie Foster up in arms about the abuses of the media. "We've all seen the headlines at the checkout counter," Foster, 49, writes in a Daily Beast essay. "But we seldom consider the childhoods we unknowingly destroy in the process. " Foster, who played mom to an 11-year-old K-Stew in David Fincher 's Panic Room , is deeply fond of the youngun, referring to her as having "beautiful talent and fearlessness.
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.
December 18, 2004 |
Lisa Marie Presley is keeping Graceland, but giving up her father's name, likeness and music. In a deal worth about $100 million, the sole heir to the King's enduring bankability has agreed to sell 85 percent of assets owned by Elvis Presley Enterprises. The new owner of the King's catalog will be New York businessman Robert F.X. Sillerman, founder of the music and sports promoter SFX Entertainment, which he sold in 2000 to Clear Channel Communications. Elvis may have died in 1977, but he's doing well just the same.
April 13, 2003 |
If heredity equals destiny, Lisa Marie Presley is finally where she belongs. The daughter of the King (and ex-wife of the King of Pop) is in a converted Manhattan rehearsal space, performing before an audience for just the fourth time in her life. As she belts out "Lights Out," the first single from her just-released debut To Whom It May Concern, every gesture is a reminder that she's a scion of rock-and-roll royalty. Her left leg jiggles nervously, a lock of blond-streaked hair falls over her forehead, and her lip curls in a familiar sneer.
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.
June 6, 1998 |
Lisa Marie Presley has become the latest rock-and-roll offspring to enter the music business, signing with a new label run by Alanis Morissette's collaborator. Presley, 30, is one of the first acts on Java Records, a Los Angeles label formed in 1996 by Glen Ballard, who produced and co-wrote the tracks on Morissette's hit album, Jagged Little Pill. A spokeswoman for Ballard said Presley would go into the studio "sometime this year. " Other rock-star progeny with new records include Sean Lennon, son of the late Beatle; Bob Dylan's son, Jakob, who heads the Wallflowers; Chris Stills, son of singer-songwriter Stephen; and Emma Townshend, daughter of Who guitarist Pete.
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.