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Happy Birthday Elvis! He Would Have Turned 84 Years Old

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Here’s some foundation data about Elvis Presley, one of the greatest moving melodic demonstrations ever, with in excess of a billion records sold around the world.

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  • Birth date: January 8, 1935
  • Death date: August 16, 1977
  • Birth place: Tupelo, Mississippi
  • Birth name: Elvis Aaron Presley
  • Father: Vernon Presley
  • Mother: Gladys Presley
  • Marriage: Priscilla (Beaulieu) Presley (May 1, 1967-October 9, 1973, divorced)
  • Children: Lisa Marie, February 1, 1968
  • Military service: US Army, 1958-1960

Timeline:

  • 1953  Meets producer Sam Phillips.
  • 1954 – Records “That’s All Right,” at Sun Records in Memphis, his first hit.
  • 1956 – Makes his television debut on “Stage Show.”
  • 1956 – Has his first No. 1 single with “Heartbreak Hotel.”
  • September 9, 1956 – Appears on “The Ed Sullivan Show.”
  • November 15, 1956 – First movie, “Love Me Tender,” is released.
  • March 1957 – Purchases Graceland for $102,500.
  • December 20, 1960 – “Flaming Star” is released, Elvis’ only non-singing movie role.
  • February 29, 1968 –Wins a Grammy in the gospel genre for Best Sacred Performance for “How Great Thou Art.”
  • December 3, 1968 – The television special “Elvis” airs. It is later called “The ’68 Comeback Special.”
  • December 21, 1970 – Meets with US President Richard Nixon at the White House.
  • August 28, 1971 – Receives the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award.
  • March 3, 1973 – Wins a Grammy in the gospel genre for Best Inspirational Performance for “He Touched Me.”
  • 1972 – Has his last US Top 10 hit in his lifetime with “Burning Love.”
  • January 14, 1973 – Elvis’ television special, “Elvis: Aloha from Hawaii – Via Satellite,” is seen in 40 countries by 1 billion to 1.5 billion people.
  • March 1, 1975 – Wins a Grammy in the gospel genre for Best Inspirational Performance (Non-Classical) for “How Great Thou Art.”
  • June 26, 1977 – Performs his last concert, in Indianapolis.
  • January 8, 1993 – The US Postal Service releases an Elvis commemorative postage stamp. More than 500 million are printed, three times the usual print run for a commemorative stamp.
  • 2002 – A remix of Elvis’ song, “A Little Less Conversation,” reaches the Top 10 in music charts around the world.
  • August 11-19, 2007 – First annual Elvis Week. Tens of thousands attend the festivities at Graceland celebrating the 30th anniversary of his death.
  • October 31, 2018 – Forbes names Elvis number two on its top-earning dead celebrities list, with an estimated $40 million in earnings.
  • November 16, 2018 – US President Donald Trump posthumously awards Presley the Presidential Medal of Freedom — the nation’s highest civilian honor — along with six others, including baseball phenom Babe Ruth and Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia.

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Kit Harington Feared ‘Game of Thrones’ Season 8 Would Be Accused of Sexism, and He Was Right

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“Game of Thrones” often came under fire over its eight-season run for its depiction of women (no more so than after Sansa’s controversial rape in Season 5), but the show reached a new low during its final season as Daenerys went full “Mad Queen” in what felt like seconds, Brienne was left crying over Jaime, Missandei was executed, and more. Speaking to Entertainment Weekly, Kit Harington revealed he was worried about the final season causing backlash over the series being sexist. Harington feared the show’s final two episodes would come under scrutiny for killing off two of the show’s most important female characters: Daenerys and Cersei.

“One of my worries with this is we have Cersei and Dany, two leading women, who fall,” Harington said. “The justification is: Just because they’re women, why should they be the goodies? They’re the most interesting characters in the show. And that’s what ‘Thrones’ has always done. You can’t just say the strong women are going to end up the good people. Dany is not a good person. It’s going to open up discussion but there’s nothing done in this show that isn’t truthful to the characters. And when have you ever seen a woman play a dictator?”

As for Daenerys’ dark turn, Harington was fully aware how strongly it would polarize the fandom. “I think it’s going to divide,” Harington said. “But if you track her story all the way back, she does some terrible things. She crucifies people. She burns people alive. This has been building. So, we have to say to the audience: ‘You’re in denial about this woman as well. You knew something was wrong. You’re culpable, you cheered her on.’”

Daenerys ends up being murdered by Harington’s Jon Snow, who has come to realize that his former love and current queen would lead the world into destruction and perpetual war. Harington said the twist was especially hard for Jon Snow.

“This is the second woman he’s fallen in love with who dies in his arms and he cradles her in the same way,” Harington said. “That’s an awful thing. In some ways, Jon did the same thing to [his Wilding lover] Ygritte by training the boy who kills her. This destroys Jon to do this.”

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“Arthur” character comes out as gay, gets married in season 22 premiere

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To the amazement of many, the 22nd period of “Arthur” just debuted on PBS – truly, that adorable aardvark and his companions are still reporting in real time. In any case, the exemplary youngsters’ show is particularly staying aware of the occasions. The debut scene uncovered Arthur’s educator, Mr. Ratburn, is gay.

In “Mr. Ratburn and the Special Someone,” the cherished instructor of Arthur and his companions gets hitched to a man. It’s not the first run through the youngsters’ show has included LGBTQ storylines in spite of the fact that the last one happened in 2005, TV Line reports. In the scene “Postcards from Buster,” Arthur’s closest companion met kids with two mothers while on an excursion to Vermont.

The word “lesbian” was not used in the episode, nor was the word “gay” used in the episode about Mr. Ratburn. However, the show received praise for teaching children that men can marry men and women can marry women.

In the season 22 premiere, the students see Mr. Ratburn speaking to an uptight lady, voiced by guest star Jane Lynch. They fear she is the person Mr. Ratburn is going to marry, and they devise a plan to stop the wedding and prevent a life of misery for their teacher.

Be that as it may, the children back down when they get to the wedding and don’t confront item to the marriage. At that point, they gain proficiency with the concerned lady is simply Mr. Ratburn’s sister, who is administering the pre-marriage ceremony. Whenever Mr. Ratburn strolls down the passageway, he is affectionately intertwined with a man.

The third-graders are upbeat for their love bird instructor, however there’s one thing they are embarrassed by: his moving.

Individuals took to Twitter when they found out about the scene – however many were sharing their skepticism that “Arthur” was still reporting in real time. Some Twitter clients composed that they trust other TV shows and motion pictures incorporate LGBTQ characters and storylines.

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Kim Kardashian Switches Into Blue Latex and a Tinsel Wig for Met Gala After-Party

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Kim Kardashian West appeared to have a sub-topic to the 2019 Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute Gala’s Camp: Notes on Fashion.

After the 38-year-old reality star figured out how to look as if she’d recently crept out of a marvelous sea and onto celebrity central in her sheer Manfred Thierry Mugler that was dribbling with gems, she made a brisk outfit change into another amphibian style for the after-party.

“This Camp subject merits two looks 😉,” she tweeted.

The second style incorporated a brilliant blue latex small dress that she combined with coordinating gloves and mid-calf boots with an unmistakable stage heel. To finish everything off, Kim donned a silver-and-blue tinsel periphery wig.

Kim was the one throwing the after-party with Serena Williams at Up and Down in New York City, and her stylish sisters, Kylie and Kendall Jenner, and her husband, Kanye West, were all in attendance. 

Kylie, 21, also opted for an all-blue outfit, wig included, and gave fans a close look at the intricacies of her look in an Instagram video, before she was spotted heading out on the town with boyfriend Travis Scott.

With respect to Kendall, the 23-year-old model completed an outfit change like her sisters for the after-party, venturing out in an animation strip white-and-dark smaller than normal suit.

Another fashion-forward night on the books for the Kardashian-Jenner family! Check out what Kris Jenner told ET about her stand-out look:

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