Lisa Marie Presley ‘Done Worrying’ About Jacko, Nic Cage

Lisa Marie Presley tells MTV News that she’s “done worrying” about former husbands Nic Cage and Michael Jackson. “God, I don’t know, lately I can’t follow any of it,” she said of the past year’s Michael Jackson news. “He’s seemingly progressively more [unusual] lately, more in these last couple of years, more than when I was around.” Read more.

Saddam’s Palace Sort Of Like Neverland Ranch

April 16, 2003 – Jay Leno joked during his Tonight Show monologue on Tuesday, “In Iraq they found one of Saddam’s family palaces. Now, how many of you have that, your own family palace? (applause) Yeah, and here’s what they found inside, they found a private zoo, Prozac and pictures of naked women. It’s sort of like Michael Jackson’s place – except for the naked women.”

Jacko Plotting Comeback After Sony Make-Up

April 11, 2003 – Groovevolt.com reports Michael Jackson is planning another comeback this fall. Jacko wants to work out his differences with Sony Music in order to release an album of new material.

The Guess What update, including suspicions about Rickey Smith getting the boot from ‘American Idol’ and plans for the members of Destiny’s Child, has since been removed at Groovevolt.com.

Liz Taylor And Jacko Remain Close

April 11, 2003 – Liz Smith of the New York Post says that tabloid reports saying Elizabeth Taylor has ended her friendship with Michael Jackson because he “stood her up” are not true. The pair remain close.

Jacko’s Odd Flamingo Wake-Up Call

April 11, 2003 – Star magazine reports Michael Jackson has instructed animal handlers at his Neverland ranch to round up all the flamingos every morning and herd them together outside his bedroom window so they’re the first thing he sees when he opens his eyes. Workers madly have to chase the birds around the property every morning.

‘Michael’s Private Home Movies’ Kicks Off Sweeps

April 10, 2003 – The New York Daily News reports that on April 24th, the first night of the sweeps period, the Fox network will air ‘Michael Jackson’s Private Home Movies,’ a two-hour special built around his family movies and a new interview with the star.

Lisa Marie Presley A Hit

‘To Whom It May Concern’, the debut solo release from Lisa Marie Presley has held its own on the album charts, and her record label is sounding triumphant. “We are very pleased with the sales performance of Lisa Marie Presley’s debut,” Dave Adler, senior vice president of product and marketing for the Virgin Entertainment Group, told the Las Vegas Sun. “Overall, it was our second-highest charting new release CD of last week, and her high profile in the media should result in strong sales levels in the weeks to come.”

Lisa Marie Presley Postpones Toronto Trip

Contributed by britny:

Lisa Marie Presley has postponed a promotional visit to Toronto due to her fear of SARS. A statement issued by Presley’s spokesperson stated, “Due to the recent travel warnings issued by the World Health Organization, Lisa Marie Presley has decided to suspend her international travel. She is disappointed to cancel her trip, but is looking forward to rescheduling the dates in the future.”

Lisa Marie Presley Rides The Big Shot

The Las Vegas Sun reports Lisa Marie Presley was back in Las Vegas over the weekend, spending a bit of Saturday night with friends riding the Big Shot at Stratosphere. Presley and her pals went for a late dinner at Simon Kitchen and Bar at the Hard Rock Hotel.

Lisa Marie Presley Hates Being Quizzed About Dad & Ex’s

The fame that led to a CD contract for Lisa Marie Presley also leads interviewers to ask question after question about Elvis and her famous ex-husbands. And it’s starting to drive her nuts. “I hate it, but what typically happens is ‘Lisa Marie Talks About Michael, Nic and her Father!’ ” she conceded to Thor Christensen of the Dallas Morning News. “I’ll talk to a reporter about the music for half the interview, and the rest of the stuff for the other half, but it ends up being the whole damned story, and then it looks like I’m capitalizing on that, or that I like talking about that when I hate it.”

Lisa Marie Presley A ‘Genuine Talent’

Liz Smith of the New York Post offered her two cents on the debut solo effort from Lisa Marie Presley. Smith said of ‘To Whom It May Concern’: “I love her husky, smoky voice. Critics have given this a thumbs up for a first effort. They note that it is also ‘brave,’ since she has so much to live up to. So let’s hope her second album will be even better because Lisa Marie could be a major star. A genuine talent, plus being a hell of a neat girl.”

Lisa Marie Didn’t Marry Michael Jackson For Record Deal

When Lisa Marie Presley married Michael Jackson, she understood why her mom was worried. “Once I got with Michael, I got this rap that I was doing it for some reason,” she recalls to Entertainment Tonight. “Like I wanted a record deal. The people who know me, know I don’t do that. Anyone who accuses me that I am talking about Michael to sell my record is wrong.”

Jacko To Sue Major Corporation

April 8, 2003 – Jeannette Walls of MSNBC reports Michael Jackson has consulted with lawyers and says he plans to file suit against “a major corporation” for breach of contract, according to a source.

No Plans For Jacko At Austrian Peace Event

April 8, 2003 – Roger Friedman of FoxNews.com reports Michael Jackson’s supporters are saying that his cancellation for a peace event in Austria this weekend is a non-starter. Apparently organizers of the event promoted Jackson’s appearance without a contract. When he informed them he wasn’t coming, they claimed he did a last-minute back out. But he was never actually planning to be there. Read more, including Michael’s move to sell Neverland, and the success of Cher’s ‘Very Best Of Cher’ here.

Michael Jackson To Be In Malcolm In The Middle?

April 8, 2003 – Contributed anonymously: A post at the KOP Board suggests that Michael may appear in an episode of the FOX TV show, ‘Malcolm In The Middle’, this news comes from METRO. Michael is a huge fan of the show, he once said that he feels he can identify with Malcolm.

This Presley Finally Finds Her Voice

Lisa Marie Presley tells the Boston Globe the idea of facing the comparisons of her father Elvis prevented her from pursuing a career in music before. “I started writing, instinctively, when I was 21, to sort of get myself through some tough stuff,” Presley says. “But I’d been through enough in my life without asking for that kind of scrutiny.” Presley’s ‘To Whom It May Concern’ is released today.

Lisa Marie Presley Is ‘Indifferent’ About Jacko

Lisa Marie Presley recently took part in an online chat with fans on MSN.com, and one fan asked if she hated her ex-husband Michael Jackson. “No, I do not hate Michael Jackson,” she said. “The opposite of love is not hate it’s indifferent. I’m indifferent.” Later, she was asked what she did for fun, and Presley bluntly answered, “I like to sit around with my friends and drink wine.”

Lisa Marie, Boomkat, Gibson & Robbie On Talk TV

Pop acts making appearances on talk television this week include Lisa Marie Presley, who stops by MTV’s Total Request Live on Tuesday, and appears on the Late Show with David Letterman on Wednesday. Thursday sees Deborah Gibson on the Caroline Rhea Show. Wrapping up the week, Boomkat will appear on the Tonight Show with Jay Leno on Friday, followed by an appearance by Robbie Williams on Last Call with Carson Daly.

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