ELVIS PRESLEY’S PAPER CUP FETCHES MORE THAN $3000
LONDON – A paper cup Elvis Presley once drunk from has gone up for sale.
The late music legend is said to have taken some sips from the Dixie beverage holder after his concert in Tulsa, Oklahoma in 1956, and the item has already attracted five bids up to $157.50 just hours after going on sale on online auction site eBay.
The sales pitch states: “You are bidding on an AUTHENTIC Dixie Cup that Elvis Presley drank from on 19 April 1956 at 10:30am at the corner of 3rd and Boston in Tulsa, Oklahoma.”
“Presley had performed the night before in Tulsa (18 April 1956).”
“This cup was obtained from Elvis Presley the following morning (19 April) at 10.45am after he left his hotel.”
“He ate and went shopping that morning before heading to Oklahoma City for his concert there later that night. (sic)”
The cup comes with a letter of authenticity and a notebook full of “research” which has been collected relating to the events surrounding the beaker.
The winning bidder will be sent the cup inside the box it has been stored in since 1956.
Source credits : TMZ
Where are the Kids of MICHAEL JACKSON now?
The world star pop sensation Michael Jackson died on June 25, 2009. The King of Pop succumbed to an overdose and died of acute propofol and benzodiazepine intoxication after suffering from cardiac arrest. The world continues to mourn the death of the superstar. In life, Jackson was a reclusive celebrity who kept a private personal life. In the aftermath of his death, we’ve seen his three children—Paris Jackson, Michael Joseph Jackson Jr. and Prince Michael Jackson II—emerge into the spotlight. Here’s where they are now.
At the time of Jackson’s death, his children were literally young kids. Fans remember a young Paris tearfully speaking at her father’s funeral. “I just want to say ever since I was born, Daddy has been the best father you could ever imagine. And I just want to say, I love him so much.” They’re all grown up now. Paris is now 19, Prince Michael is 15 and Michael Joseph is 20.
Michael Jackson famously named his youngest son, Prince Michael Jackson II, “Blanket.” Since 2015, the young man (seen left) changed his name, after reportedly being bullied, to the name “Bigi.”
Being the daughter of Michael Jackson hasn’t been easy. Paris revealed to Rolling Stone in 2017 that she struggled with depression and addiction. She tried to kill herself at age 15, slashing her wrist and downing 20 Motrin pills. “It was just self-hatred,” she says, “low self-esteem, thinking that I couldn’t do anything right, not thinking I was worthy of living anymore.” She shared that some of her many tattoos cover her scars, including places she used to intake drugs.
The Jackson children were raised by their large extended family. Drama that affects the Jacksons affects them as well. In 2017, family matriarch Katherine Jackson was in the middle of a heated legal battle with her nephew. Paris and Prince were notably kept away from their grandmother during this time, so as not to reportedly affect her legal testimony. The Jackson children continue to keep their father’s memory alive. In 2016, Paris honored the superstar with a tattoo. The new ink recreates the artwork of her father’s 1991 album, Dangerous. Prior to that, she got the phrase “Queen of my Heart” inked on her wrist, which was written in her father’s handwriting. “To everyone else he was the King of Pop,” she wrote on Instagram. “To me, well, he was the king of my heart.”
source credits: Oxygen
Madonna celebrates Daughter Mercy’s birthday
The musician took to social media sites Facebook, Twitter and Instagram to show her love for Mercy who turned 12 on Monday, January 22.
Madonna American Pop star on Monday posted messages on social media to celebrate the birthday of her Malawian daughter Mercy James.
On Facebook, Madonna posted a picture showing a smiling Mercy and the singer with Madonna’s arms around the child.
“Happy Birthday to this Rare and Beautiful Child!! Chifundo (Mercy) James!” Madonna said.
Madonna adopted Mercy from Mchinji in 2009. She also has three other children adopted from Malawi namely David Banda and twins Stella and Estere.
Last year, Madonna opened the state of the art children’s hospital in Malawi’s commercial city of Blantyre.
The hospital which was named after the birthday girl is called the Mercy James Centre.
Speaking during the opening last year, Madonna said she grew up without a mother and this made her to have a desire to take care of children.
“I grew up without a mother and all my life I have longed to be a good mother,” she said.
Mercy James also spoke during the event and she hailed her mother calling her the bomb.