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WASHINGTON -- With lawmakers singing the blues about the looming "fiscal cliff," why not a resolution to show their support for designating Jan. 8 as Elvis Presley Day? Ten members of Congress have signed onto the resolution to show they have a big hunk...
Tags: Politics, Fiscal Cliff, Music, White House, Richard Nixon
Hero Complex - movies, comics, pop culture - latimes.comThe king of rock ‘n' roll is back to take care of some unfinished business. “Bubba Ho-Tep,” Don Coscarelli's quirky ......
On USA network, nothing on "Graceland" is what it seems. For the network that boasts an open-door policy for characters, the larger-than-life persona of the King of Rock and Roll (Elvis Presley) will not be one of its new recruits when the network's new...
Los Angeles TimesMarilyn Monroe certainly achieved fame in the course of her 36-year lifetime, but in the five decades since her death, she's become such a celebrity-branding superstar, it often feels as if America's proto-platinum pinup never really left the building...
The U.S. Postal Service didn’t do itself any favors with Homer and the rest of the Simpsons -- less than a third of the 1 billion stamps created to commemorate the cartoon family have been sold. The USPS wasted $1.2 million in printing costs...
Tags: U.S. Postal Service
Norma Shearer's silk sheets sat for years in a Los Angeles garage, with no one to admire the embroidered monogram: NST, for Norma Shearer Thalberg. The starlet's Louis Vuitton steamer trunks waited in vain to voyage. One was dedicated solely to...
Bernard Lansky, the Memphis retailer who helped a young Elvis Presley establish his signature clothing style of pegged pants, two-toned shoes and other flashy duds in the 1950s, has died. He was 85. Julie Lansky, the clothier's granddaughter, said he...
HONOLULU — That Hawaiian shirt you wore on Friday for casual day? You can thank Alfred Shaheen for that. Clothes may make the man, but Shaheen was the man who made the clothes — the fashionable ones created in Honolulu that elevated aloha...
It’s no Graceland, but the Beverly Hills home shared by Elvis Presley and wife Priscilla is hardly a jailhouse either. The four-bedroom, five-bathroom French Regency estate, seated on a 1.2-acre promontory with city-to-ocean views of Los Angeles,...
One of the great left-field surprises of the 1980s pop music scene came with the arrival of Big Daddy, a whimsical band that reimagined hits of the day as they might have sounded had they been recorded in the 1950s. The conceit was that the group’s...
Tags: Fishing, Music, Charity, Elvis Costello, Paul Simon
Mariah Carey, Drake, Lil Wayne and Nicki Minaj all took home top honors at BMI’s Urban Awards in Beverly Hills on Friday. Carey accepted the night’s most prestigious honor, the BMI Icon Award, for her “unique and indelible influence...
Tags: Randy Jackson, Music, George Clinton, Human Interest, Culture
Pop & HissGlen Campbell performed his final Los Angeles concert at the Hollywood Bowl on Sunday night. Times pop music critic Randall Roberts reviews....
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