Before Bruno Mars was known as the pop singer that is today, he was known as just Bruno: the World’s Youngest Elvis Impersonator!!
While my heart cannot handle this much cuteness in one take, you could definitely see the potential oozing out of the then four-year-old Bruno as he pulled out the big moves by dancing like the king of Rock ‘n Roll and even doing Elvis’ famous face.
But that’s not all! Showing a very young Paul Shore that he’s more than just an Elvis impersonator, young Bruno also showed off his rockin’ moonwalk!
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One Direction wants to “Kiss You” in their music video and you DEFINITELY want to kiss them back (or so we assume). What are we really saying? Be prepared to make out with your computer screen when you see their brand new video. In the Vaughn Arnell-directed video, the guys pay homage to The King of Rock himself, surfing, skiing, riding motorbikes and sailing.
Arnell, who’s the same mind behind “Live While We’re Young” and “Little Things,” was inspired by Elvis movies like Blue Hawaii, Roustabout and Jail House Rock. They even don dapper vintage sailor suits. Oh captain my captain! Who would not be on a ship sailed by the boys?
Arnell told MTV the music video is different, and less location based like “What Makes You Beautiful” and “Live While We Are Young,” because it’s all done in studio. There are even some inception shots where we see the filming of the guys being filmed. So of course, this music video is packed with the boys’ awkward facial expressions and spastic hand gestures…was that supposed to be a fist pump Louis? It also seems Liam is pretty confused by the Macarena at one point. It’s okay, they make up for it with many shippable moments — Harry groping Zayn’s man-boobs and Zayn giving Harry a smooch. Gif that Zarry shippers.
The boys themselves called the music video “pure stupidity.” Good public relation skills boys. Since they go shirtless, you get to relive that amazing sex-riot from that day they spent in Australia. Prepare to fangirl.
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T.G.I.F.! I spent all week wanting to watch a video that’s a little Elvis-y and a little Usher-y mixed with a hint of crazy white woman. Finally, the day has arrived!
In Atlanta last weekend, The Superficial reports Usher stopped by the Little 5 Points Halloween Parade and parked his expensive gas guzzler in a handicapped spot. The audacity! One southern woman had a huge problem with that (as does everybody else that isn’t a jerk) and had no difficulty giving him a piece of her mind.
Now, Usher being the high profile guy that is he, probably wanted to shove some Benjamins down her mouth to get her to go away. The video of the brawl TMZ posted is non-stop entertainment. The best part is the random Elvis impersonator trying to intervene. Sometimes you get into a fight and all you want is The King to step in and rescue you, you know?
The fact that another rich famous celeb has parked in a handicapped zone just because they were too lazy to park in a regular spot that’s a bit further from the store entrance takes me back to that song comedian Denis Leary once wrote. It’s appropriately called “I’m an Asshole” and I wonder if Usher has this on his iPod.
Madonna’s greatest hits album, Celebration, has reached number one on the charts in the United Kingdom, reports Perez Hilton. This is the eleventh time the songstress has reached the top spot across the pond, tying her with Elvis and putting her right behind The Beatles for most number one albums.
The most successful female solo artist of all time has also entered the British record books for spending more weeks than any other female solo artist- 29 – at the top of the Official UK Album Chart and having the most number one singles for a female solo artist – 13. She has had the number one album and single simultaneously four times, a record for a female solo artist.
How much is your music collection worth?
For one Pennsylvanian man, the answer is: $3 million.
That’s how much Paul Mawhinney’s collection of more than three million vinyl albums, singles and CDs — including an unreleased, untitled Rolling Stones album of early singles and first editions of Elvis Presley’s “Christmas Album” from 1957 — sold for on EBay.
As andPOP previously reported, the asking price was $3 million. The buyer from Ireland will shell out $3,002,150 to be exact, and has already deposited $300,000.
A bank has confirmed he has enough money for the rest of the payment, according to Mawhinney.
EBay spokeswoman Karen Bard says the sale is one of their highest ever recorded, though it falls a couple million short of a Gulfstream jet that sold for $4.9 million.
Mawhinney, 68, first started collecting decades ago and opened a store called Record Rama Sound Archives near Pittsburgh. Due to failing health, he decided to close the store after 40 years and sell his collection so he could spend more time with his wife, three children and five grandchildren.
On the 30th anniversary of his death, Elvis Presley is back atop the list of Forbes.com’s Top-Earning Dead Celebrities.
Presley earned an estimated $49 million in the past 12 months to reclaim the No. 1 spot on the list, a position he last held in 2005.
He was unseated temporarily last year by Kurt Cobain, who was at No. 1 after his widow Courtney Love sold his song catalogue for a reported $50 million US.
Although Presley died in 1977, his estate continues to earn millions from music royalties, DVDs, licensing deals and tourism at Graceland, the singer’s mansion in Memphis, Tenn. A show based on Presley’s music is also in the works.
Close behind Presley on the list was John Lennon, with earnings of $44 million.
His Apple recording company resolved its dispute with the Apple computer company earlier this year, paving the way for Lennon’s music, and all of the former Beatles’ solo music, to go online.
Lennon’s earnings were also boosted by Cirque du Soleil’s creation of the “Love” show, based on Beatles music.
Rounding out the rest of the list were Charles M. Schulz ($35 million), George Harrison ($22 million), Albert Einstein ($18 million), Andy Warhol ($15 million), Theodor Geisel (Dr. Seuss) ($13 million), Tupac Shakur ($9 million), Marilyn Monroe ($7 million), Steve McQueen ($6 million), James Brown ($5 million), Bob Marley ($4 million) and James Dean ($3.5 million).
U.S. writer, actor and filmmaker Adam Muskiewicz is trying to put the rumours of whether Elvis Presley is really dead or not to rest.
Reuters is reporting that a $3 million reward is being offered for anyone that finds Presley alive. Muskiewicz and a friend set up a web site (elviswanted.com) in order to get publicity and the public involved in their new documentary exploring whether Elvis is still alive or not.
“The hoaxing of Elvis Presley’s death is the biggest myth in the history of pop culture. Does it have any merit? What are the facts behind it?” the site states.
“Right now, about 75 percent (of those interviewed) definitely think he’s dead,” Muskiewicz told Reuters. “About 25 percent think he’s alive.”
The 29th anniversary of Elvis’ death was on Aug. 16.