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American Idol 9: Top 9 Performance - Again


Thanks to the judges’ save, Michael Lynche is still a cast member on American Idol 9. Therefore, we were treated to a Top 9 performance on Tuesday, the second of the season. was very energetic as he started things off for the night.

A night which was dedicated to the King himself, Elvis Presley. Though he reached his peak in the 1960s, Elvis is still widely-regarded as the best-loved rock performer in music history. He is certainly one of the most successful. It being Elvis night and all, the mentor for the week was , naturally. Because that makes sense. Both men, at least,  were and are incredible showmen. Lambert is the first former contestant to mentor his fellow Idols, an honor I feel should have been given to someone with better record sales.

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American Idol 9: Top 9 (The Sequel) Theme Spoiler

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already announced the host, but the theme of American Idol 9’s second Top 9 week is still a big question mark.

hardly has a large catalog of songs for the contestants to choose from, and though his appearance seems like a great excuse to do Broadway tunes, spoilers suggest the show is taking a different route. Want to know what it is? Follow the jump to get the latest behind-the-scenes gossip.

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Family and Fans Gather to Celebrate Elvis Presley’s Birthday

Posted by K.C. Morgan Categories: Artist News, Rock,

Elvis Presley 75th BirthdayPriscilla and Lisa Marie Presley were joined by three thousand fans at Graceland today to celebrate what would have been ’s 75th birthday. Some fans traveled from parts of Europe to be in attendance.

Presley died in 1977. He was 42 at the time and the unrivaled King of his rock n roll music genre.

“It’s certainly bittersweet,” Queen Priscilla remarked. Her own relationship with Elvis was purportedly rocky and ended in divorce. Their only offspring, Lisa Marie, was in attendance with her children.

Two of Presley’s grandchildren cut a large birthday cake, which was shared with the waiting crowd. “He would have been very, very proud, absolutely very proud of his grandchildren,” Priscilla said of Elvis.

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Bill Clinton Looking for Elvis Presley Relics?

Posted by K.C. Morgan Categories: Music, Rumors,

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TMZ is reporting that former president has ordered a catalog of the items being sold at a highly-publicized online auction of Elvis Presley memorabilia.

The collection features everything from full jump suits and belts to lyric sheets, signed items and photographs. You can view the entire collection .

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DTV Transition Makes Man Shoot TV

Posted by Sheila Franklin Categories: HDTV,

Elvis TVWe thought it most amusing when we learned that Elvis shot his TV when he would see Robert Goulet, but we guess this man took that kind of anger a bit too far. A man in Joplin, Mo. got so irritated at the DTV transition that when he lost his cable and couldn’t get the converter to work, he shot his television. Apparently, he had been drinking at the time, still that was an extreme reaction. He was charged with unlawful use of a firearm.

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Place Your Bid on Britney Spears’ Clothes

Posted by Veronica Santiago Categories: Music, Clothing, Charity,

Britney Spears in Christmas Pepsi campaignInterested in owning something from ’ heydey? If so, this upcoming auction might be for you.

The online site Gotta Have It! will be hosting an event later this month featuring memorabilia from a list of iconic artists. Amongst the items offered in the Rock & Roll Pop Art Auction will be a jumpsuit worn by Elvis and a filled-out day planner of ‘s (written in during her Sean Penn years). Several articles of clothing from Britney will also be up for grabs.

Some of Spears’ pieces include:

  • A t-shirt from her Mickey Mouse Club era. The tee - later given to her grandmother - has Spears’ autograph along with ‘s, Keri Russell’s and Christina Aguilera’s.
  • Outfits from two of her concert tours.
  • A blue-and-white outfit worn for a Christmas Pepsi campaign.

Bidding will start on July 21 with all proceeds going to charity. More information about the event can be found here.

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Wake Up With Elvis

Posted by Sheila Franklin Categories: Household, Misc. Tech, Music,

Singing Elvis MugWhile we are on the subject of Elvis, we figure if you cannot afford the car, you can still have a piece of him with the Singing Mug. Light activated, lift it up and it starts crooning “Love Me Tender.” While we would much rather wake up to The Stones singing “Mother’s Little Helper,” this is at least a start and may give someone an entrepreneurial idea. A bit pricey at $71.00, it has an on/off switch when you have had your fill of caffeine and the King.

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Who Needs Blue Suede Shoes When You Can Own the King’s Caddy?

Posted by Sheila Franklin Categories: Internet, Transportation,

Elvis Caddy

Elvis’ Estate has decided to sell a piece of the King that he personally customized. His 1965 Cadillac Eldorado Convertible is up for auction by Daniel Schmitt & Company through December 15 on eBay at a starting bid of $119,900.00. Co-created by Kustom King George Barris, the vehicle features 40 coats of gold paint, a gold-upholstered interior with guitar-shaped sun visors, and gold records mounted into the tonneau cover.

There is even low-rate financing available with payments of $1,220.00 with a down payment of $24,000.00. Unfortunately, the Caddy wasn’t finished until after Elvis’ death, but we are sure he have would said, “Thank ya vera much.” We think it is worth the price just for the tacky puffy dice on the rear view mirror.

 

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Elvis Duck Digs The Water

Posted by Sheila Franklin Categories: Misc. Tech, Music, Toys,

Elvis DuckThis is no ordinary rubber duckie. In honor of the 30 year anniversary celebration of the King’s death this past week, we decided to share this Elvis Duck with you. Dressed in his classic white, put him in the water and he will glow in varigated colors until you take him out and place him on a dry surface. ED is available at gadgets.dk for DKK 79,00 (~$14.25) and requires 3 x AG10 buttons (demo batteries are included) to rock your world

tub.

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Elvis Piano Auctioned on eBay

Posted by Sheila Franklin Categories: Internet, Music,

Elvis Piano

A part of Elvis is up for bid on the block through August 18. Part of the original furnishings at Graceland between 1957 and 1969, the Knabe & Co. Baby Grand was built to personal specifications in white with gold trim and comes with a bench that includes a covered cushion. Don’t even think about making a bid unless you can come up with the $250,000 minimum. We realize that the upkeep at Graceland is probably expensive, so think of it as a large donation to helping out the King, just in case there is another sighting. Late one night you might hear some ghostly strains of “Love Me Tender.”

 

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