Madison County Journal

Spell wins Elvis scholarship

Mary Taylor Spell, second from left, is a Madison Central Senior who recently won second place and a $3,000 talent scholarship from the Tupelo Elvis Fan Club for the State of Mississippi. Pictured with Spell are, from left, Allie Martin-WCBI TV, Emily Williams (first place) and Kirklyn Johnson (third place).

Vegas-style wedding chapel with Elvis officiants opens in Amityville

Long Island couples looking to tie the knot in a chapel — on short notice and with limited funds — can now turn to the Long Island Wedding Chapel in Amityville for help. The venue, which relocated from Patchogue and celebrated its grand opening in Amityville earlier this month, offers various wedding ceremony packages, including a bare-bones ceremony for $300.

Lisa Marie Presley praises Austin Butler's performance in Elvis biopic: 'Absolutely exquisite'

Austin Butler's performance in Baz Luhrmann's upcoming Elvis Presley biopic has the approval of the King of Rock & Roll's daughter. Lisa Marie Presley called Butler's portrayal of her father "absolutely exquisite" in an Instagram post shared Saturday, adding that it breaks her heart that her late son, Benjamin Keough, isn't alive to see the the film. (Keough died by suicide in July 2020 at the age of 27.)

Lisa Marie Presley talks loss of son Benjamin while reflecting on ‘Elvis’ film: ‘Breaks my heart’

Lisa Marie Presley continues to mourn the loss of her son, Benjamin Keough, who died by suicide in July 2020 at age 27. Presley has openly mourned the loss of Benjamin, who was the grandson of Elvis Presley, in the nearly two years since his death. Ahead of Baz Luhrmann’s upcoming film, “Elvis,” about her late father, Presley shared a photo of the movie poster on Instagram and penned an emotional message in the caption reflecting on the film and her enduring grief.

Lisa Marie Presley returns to social media after son’s death to praise Elvis biopic: ‘Absolutely exquisite’

Lisa Marie Presley has shared her opinion on the forthcoming Elvis biopic, starring Austin Butler in the titular role.The singer-songwriter is the only child of Elvis and Priscilla Presley, and the sole heir to the “Hound Dog” star’s estate.Returning to Twitter after a 15-month absence from social media, Presley shared her thoughts on the film about her father with followers on Saturday (14 May).Confirming that she’d already seen the biopic twice, she praised its direction by Baz Luhrmann as well as Butler’s portrayal of the rock and roll icon.“Let me tell you that it is nothing short of spectacular....

‘Elvis’ Director Baz Luhrmann Jokingly Compares Elvis Presley Musical to ‘Apocalypse Now’

Director Baz Luhrmann is taking on the iconic life of Elvis Presley in his upcoming movie that’s simply called Elvis. In his eyes, though, Lurhmann is comparing this to an iconic 1980s film. He looks at one segment of Presley’s life from the 1970s and considers it worthy of almost being called Apocalypse Now. That movie starred Martin Sheen and Marlon Brando in quite interesting roles.

‘Elvis’: How Denzel Washington Helped Austin Butler Land Elvis Presley Role

It seems that Austin Butler’s lead in Baz Luhrmann’s Elvis came with a little help from two-time Oscar winner Denzel Washington. Apparently, the young actor made an impression on Washington while the two starred together in the limited Broadway revival of Eugene O’Neill’s The Iceman Cometh. While Butler only had a supporting role on stage, he had a work ethic that Washington had “never seen.” And that mixed with his overwhelming talent made Washington realize he was a shoo-in to play The King of Rock and Roll.

Baz Luhrmann teases Elvis as a '3-act pop-cultural opera'

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