On this day 35 years ago, the world lost the king of rock and roll. Elvis Presley’s tragic death at 42 shocked the nation and, as then-president Jimmy Carter made clear, irreparably changed the face of American pop culture. Elvis’s most celebrated tracks, not to mention his heartbreaking slow-motion fall from grace, may be seared into our collective memory, but let’s not forget the influence he had on fashion as well at the time — and I don’t just mean his jumpsuit phase. So without further ado, let’s garner some style inspiration from that old beloved hound dog (and with just a touch of help from Priscilla) …
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Celeb ladies be craaaaa-aaazy sometimes! Take for instance, Lindsay Lohan. No really, take her. First, there were all of the legal troubles that plagued her from 2007 through 2011. And then, there was telling the world she wanted to bang pervert/photographer Terry Richardson. No one ever tries to bang Terry Richardson, they just accidentally fall on his dick. Plus, that blonde hair. Thank God it’s red again. Going up against Lindz in the wild child category is Paz de la Huerta. Amelia is the real Paz expert here, but let’s just say Paz believes she had sex with Elvis’s ghost at Graceland, mmkay? Annnnnnd she’s shown her vagina to practically everyone. Well, I guess they’ve kind of both done that … So who’s more of a hot mess? You decide!
Who's The Crazier Hot Mess?
- Lindsay Lohan, hands down. (61%, 356 Votes)
- Paz de la Huerta, for the win! (39%, 230 Votes)
Total Voters: 586
“I was with my ex-boyfriend [Scott Weiland] and had to beg him to go to Graceland. I felt like he was jealous of Elvis because I’ve always been infatuated by him, which is hysterical because he’s passed away. So I went to his recording studio because sometimes the sensitive people feel him in this room, and I stood in this corner and I felt him. What can I say? I felt him touch me. I mean, come on, he’s a ghost. I felt his spirit go through me and give me pleasure. I experienced that when my cat died. She waited until I got home from Sundance, and she passed away the second she was in my arms, and I felt her spirit go through my body. But this was different. It was like Elvis was tickling me with a feather.”
– Paz de la Huerta (of “Boardwalk Empire”) is officially my favorite coo-coo-bananas Hollywood starlet. In an interview with The New York Times, she also says her sister tried to kill her while she was in the womb. Oh, to be a fly on that wall during Thanksgiving dinner. [NY Times] Keep reading »
Now that Jay-Z‘s new album, The Blueprint 3, has reached #1 on the Billboard chart, a whole huge deal is being made about how Jay has surpassed Elvis‘ long held record for the most #1 albums. Guess that was definitely worth coming out of retirement for. But, uh, how does Jay-Z stack up to Elvis in other regards?
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In a few days, disgraced Illinois governor Rod Blagojevich will head to court to work out his plea deal. But first, he has important things to take care of. Over the weekend, he made an appearance at a Chicago block party to sing a little Elvis ditty called “Treat Me Nice” along with his “fellow unemployed friend,” Fabio of I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter fame. Rod, love the popped collar, but your hip swivel needs some work. Keep reading »
Jon’s got the blues, whether or not the kind that comes with rhythm. While visiting with his accountants, he looked so lonely, baby, he could die, or afford to check into the Heartbreak Hotel. But with those sideburns, a pompadour, and that snarl, he’s definitely trying to rock the rockabilly style of The King. [Reading, PA, 6/16/09]
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1950s James Dean as “Jim Stark” in Rebel Without A Cause
In this classic flick about a troubled teenager with a drinking problem, James Dean makes everything look sexy from low self esteem to his red windbreaker. Too cool for school, his character, Jim Stark, fights with his teachers, bullies, his dad, his girlfriend, and even the police. We’d kill for 7 minutes in heaven with this blue-eyed star that still makes us swoon.
Honorable Mentions: Elvis in “Jailhouse Rock”, Marlon Brando in “The Wild One”
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There are a long list of inventions we wish we thought up: Post-Its…the completely backless bra…the Sharpee. One we’re glad we were smart enough not to think up is the tooth tattoo — yeah. K Art Dental Studio is reaching out to dentists around the world with their super special patented technology which can tattoo anyone’s tooth — with anything they want! — using “dental staining colors at 1775 degree Fahrenheit.” What does that even mean? Also, if need be — like if you have a job interview, or a wedding — the tattoo can be removed in two minutes. Honestly, many women state that a guy’s smile is one of the first things they check out when assessing his attractiveness, so I don’t know why anyone would choose to get a four leaf clover or Elvis stamped on their front tooth. [Tooth Tattoo via Tango] Keep reading »
Mariah Carey’s latest single, “Touch My Body,” has given her a whopping total of 18 number one hits. This has enabled the songstress to even surpass Elvis. Mimi, who is wearing nothing but rags on the cover of her album E=MC2, is now number two on the list of artists with the most number one hits — second only to the Beatles. The friggin’ Beatles, people! And she’s still making music, so there’s a chance she’ll even beat the Beatles record of 20 number one hits. Two more strikes and the boys are out! While the British Invasion was the soundtrack of the sexual revolution, this diva revelation has to be a sign of the apocalypse — didn’t Nostradamus write about a high-pitched bitch causing the ozone to explode or something? All I’m saying is my Internet mysteriously went out while I was trying to post this, so you know she’s pulling some serious connections. Maybe I should just be happy it’s not Celine Dion vying for the top spot. But honestly, Mariah must be stopped. Hasn’t Sir Paul had enough heartbreak in 2008? [Pop Sugar] Keep reading »