Articles about Elvis Presley

Elvis Presley was not only a rock and roll legend, he was also one of those people who shaped the 20th century. It was no accident that he was called the ‘King of Rock and Roll.’ His music challenged racial stereotypes that existed in 20th century America. Born on January 8, 1935, in Mississippi, Presley was influenced by church music as a child. In 1948, he moved with his parents to Memphis. It was in Memphis that he got his first taste of R&B. In 1954, he released his first single ‘That’s All Right Mama’ with Sun Records label. That along with ‘Blue Moon of Kentucky,’ ‘Good Rockin’ Tonight,’ ‘Baby Let’s Play House,’ and ‘Mystery Train’ are usually associated with the beginning of rockabilly music. Many consider these songs, a mix of R&B, country, and pop, to be the foundation of rock and roll. Sun Records sold Presley’s contract to RCA in 1955. Purists consider a dip in the quality of his music during his time with RCA due to him being too focused on success. Presley’s meteoric rise to the status of a cultural icon meant that Hollywood came calling for him as well. In 1956, he made his acting debut in the film ‘Love me Tender.’ He went to act in 32 more films. He was drafted into the military in 1958. It was during his posting in Germany that he met his future wife Priscilla Presley aka Priscilla Ann Wagner. Presley died on August 16, 1977.

5 highlights from MTV Movie & TV Awards 2022

06 Jun 2022

Entertainment
5 highlights from MTV Movie & TV Awards 2022

The MTV Movie & TV Awards took place in Santa Monica, California, on Sunday.

'All That Breathes': Indian documentary to screen at Cannes

15 Apr 2022

Entertainment
'All That Breathes': Indian documentary to screen at Cannes

An Indian documentary will grace the Special Screening segment at the Cannes Film Festival this year.

5 Hollywood celebrities who have served in the military

15 Apr 2022

Entertainment
5 Hollywood celebrities who have served in the military

Before they became notable stars in Hollywood and other fields of the entertainment industry, some celebrities did serve a term in their respective country's militaries.

Kourtney Kardashian-Travis Barker get 'married' in Las Vegas, post pictures

07 Apr 2022

Entertainment
Kourtney Kardashian-Travis Barker get 'married' in Las Vegas, post pictures

Reality TV star Kourtney Kardashian and American musician Travis Barker are definitely living up to the saying, "What happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas."

Know everything about Natasha Bassett, rumored girlfriend of Elon musk

23 Feb 2022

World
Know everything about Natasha Bassett, rumored girlfriend of Elon musk

Over the past few days, Australian actor Natasha Bassett's name has been hitting headlines pretty frequently and for an interesting reason.

Quibi's founder sells Beverly Hills mansion for a staggering $125mn

15 Aug 2020

Entertainment
Quibi's founder sells Beverly Hills mansion for a staggering $125mn

Los Angeles just got one of its costliest residential property sales in its history.

What all happened in the entertainment world today?

15 Jul 2020

Entertainment
What all happened in the entertainment world today?

News in the entertainment world once again remained dominated by coronavirus and its victims, as popular Kannada actor Dhruva Sarja tested positive for the disease.

Tom Hanks opens up about coronavirus: Details here

07 Jul 2020

Entertainment
Tom Hanks opens up about coronavirus: Details here

Hollywood veteran Tom Hanks has opened up about his experience with the novel coronavirus, how he recovered from it, and his latest film Greyhound.

Tom Hanks, Rita Wilson to donate blood for coronavirus research

28 Apr 2020

Entertainment
Tom Hanks, Rita Wilson to donate blood for coronavirus research

Just because he has recovered from coronavirus, it does not mean Tom Hanks is going to sit back and relax.

Tom Hanks writes to bullied boy called Corona

24 Apr 2020

Entertainment
Tom Hanks writes to bullied boy called Corona

Onscreen or off-screen, Tom Hanks is known for winning hearts.

'The Batman' delayed as Warner Bros. shuffles release calendar

22 Apr 2020

Entertainment
'The Batman' delayed as Warner Bros. shuffles release calendar

Without a doubt, 2020 is not a great year for moviegoers.

Tom Hanks hosts 'SNL' in first gig after coronavirus diagnosis

13 Apr 2020

Entertainment
Tom Hanks hosts 'SNL' in first gig after coronavirus diagnosis

Hollywood's everyman Tom Hanks is back in action!

This too shall pass: Tom Hanks offers dose of optimism

23 Mar 2020

Entertainment
This too shall pass: Tom Hanks offers dose of optimism

Over the course of the past two weeks, Twitter users have been greeted with 'Hey, folks' quite frequently, as Hollywood's everyman Tom Hanks has been candidly sharing regular updates about his coronavirus diagnosis and self-isolation period.

In coronavirus quarantine, Tom Hanks learns lessons in gin-rummy, vegemite

18 Mar 2020

Entertainment
In coronavirus quarantine, Tom Hanks learns lessons in gin-rummy, vegemite

The world was disheartened when Hollywood's everyman Tom Hanks contracted the novel coronavirus, the deadly virus which has killed thousands across the globe.

Coronavirus hits Hollywood: After Tom Hanks, Idris Elba tests positive

17 Mar 2020

Entertainment
Coronavirus hits Hollywood: After Tom Hanks, Idris Elba tests positive

With some of our favorite stars in isolation, halting of movie shoots and postponement of movie releases, cinephiles are clearly not having a great time.

Coronavirus and vegemite: Tom Hanks's new tweet invites hilarious reactions

16 Mar 2020

Entertainment
Coronavirus and vegemite: Tom Hanks's new tweet invites hilarious reactions

It was only a matter of time that Tom Hanks, who is currently kept in isolation in Australia, would try out one of the country's most iconic dishes- vegemite on toast. The actor and with his wife Rita Wilson were diagnosed with the novel coronavirus last week.

Hollywood actor Tom Hanks, wife Rita test positive for coronavirus

12 Mar 2020

Entertainment
Hollywood actor Tom Hanks, wife Rita test positive for coronavirus

Academy-award winning Hollywood actor Tom Hanks has been infected by the novel coronavirus, which has taken the lives of more than 4,200 people worldwide. His wife Rita Wilson also tested positive for the virus.

Numbers matter: Trump says 10 million people will welcome him

21 Feb 2020

World
Numbers matter: Trump says 10 million people will welcome him

Donald Trump is looking forward to his maiden trip to India as the US President, but more than seeing the Taj Mahal or inking the trade deal, he is excited about the crowd that will welcome him in Ahmedabad.

Trump eyeing crowd of millions; Modi promises memorable welcome

12 Feb 2020

World
Trump eyeing crowd of millions; Modi promises memorable welcome

US President Donald Trump will be visiting India on February 24 and 25, for the first time since he assumed office.

'Father of India' Modi can handle Pakistan-based terrorism: Donald Trump

25 Sep 2019

World
'Father of India' Modi can handle Pakistan-based terrorism: Donald Trump

In his fourth meeting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi this year, and the second one in a span of three days, United States President Donald Trump had nothing but laudatory words for the former.

WWE stars you didn't know were related

03 Nov 2018

Sports
WWE stars you didn't know were related

Matt and Jeff Hardy, Cody Rhodes and Goldust are among many such wrestlers who have come out as brothers in the WWE, while there are several other superstars who also have people from their family in the business.

#ComicBytes: 5 celebrities who are crazy about comics

27 Oct 2018

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#ComicBytes: 5 celebrities who are crazy about comics

Comic book aficionados are, often, called nerds and not always lovingly.

MJ is Forbes highest-paid dead celebrity for fifth consecutive year

31 Oct 2017

Entertainment
MJ is Forbes highest-paid dead celebrity for fifth consecutive year

Such is the magic of Michael Jackson that despite being dead for over eight years now, he has been named Forbes highest-earning dead celebrity for the fifth time in a row.

American musician Tom Petty dies, at 66

03 Oct 2017

World
American musician Tom Petty dies, at 66

Tom Petty, whom most of us know as the lead singer of the band "Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers" has died in California at 66 years of age.