THE OTHER STUFF . . .
Lisa Marie Presley inks massive deal for bombshell book about Michael Jackson, Elvis. Lisa Marie Presley is inking a blockbuster book deal to reveal "shocking" details about her ex Michael Jackson and a new perspective on her father, Elvis Presley, Page Six has exclusively learned. A source said that the Lisa Marie book is such a bombshell, she has sold it to Gallery Books for between $3 million and $4 million. The tome "promises shocking revelations about Michael Jackson and a completely new understanding of Elvis," a source added. Lisa Marie, now 51, was married to the King of Pop from 1994 to 1996. They secretly wed in a private ceremony before unveiling the relationship publicly on MTV, and splitting just two years later. In 2010, she offered a somewhat cryptic account of how the marriage ended in an interview with Oprah Winfrey: "There was a very profound point in the marriage when he had to make a decision. Was it the drugs and the sort of vampires, or me? And he pushed me away." She added that by "vampires" she meant "sycophants." She also told Oprah, "The one thing that correlates with Michael and with my father on this subject is that they had the luxury of creating whatever reality around them they wanted to create." She sidestepped allegations of Jackson's inappropriate relationships with children in a 1995 interview with Diane Sawyer, saying, "I know that he's not like that." The allegations have returned with the release of HBO's "Leaving Neverland," and Jackson's estate has sued over the doc. The marriage is covered in the film, but Presley hasn't commented. Lisa Marie -- who's also been married to Danny Keough, Nicolas Cage and Michael Lockwood -- has been open about her past addiction to painkillers, writing the foreword for the book "The United States of Opioids." Her new book is one of a number of high-profile projects on Elvis: A Baz Luhrmann-directed biopic on the King of Rock 'n' Roll will shoot next year. Reps did not get back to us. (PageSix)
Kanye West is bringing an incredible architectural concept to the hills of Calabasas -- doing studies and developments to change the industry -- and the prototypes are now springing up with an eye toward making them new age homes. Sources familiar with the project tell TMZ ... Kanye is building dome-like structures that are prototypes for a new type of home ... homes he believes will break the barriers that separate classes ... namely, the rich, the middle class and the poor. We got the first images of Kanye's plan to revolutionize housing. The project sits on a portion of land Kanye bought a few years back ... 300 acres in all. His plan is to create a housing community, but until now the butcher paper covered the canvas -- it was a well-guarded secret. Construction crews have been hard at work at the Calabasas site for weeks ... with trucks, cranes and dozens of workers coming in and out. The dome-like structures each stand around 50 feet high. Our Kanye sources say the project is in an "early state" but the vibe is there ... to make new housing communities the world can enjoy. We're told Ye and his team are studying dwellings "from every period of man's existence on earth." Those who have visited the property say the proportions feel otherworldly. Kanye has been an innovator in music, touring and is the founder of the billion-dollar Yeezy brand ... and has now ventured into land development. We're told the domes and living spaces will be "dynamic" ... something that has become Kanye's stock-in-trade. The Calabasas home he shares with Kim is considered an architectural masterpiece with what some have called a revolutionary use of space. (TMZ)
Jesy Nelson shares an incredibly empowering post on how she finally stopped seeing herself as 'the fat one from Little Mix' Salute. As one fourth of the world's biggest girl band Little Mix, Jesy Nelson is no stranger to the spotlight, and the intense media scrutiny it brings. The 28-year-old singer has been vocal about her struggles with online bullying in the past, revealing that she'd been the target of continuous online trolling following the formation of the girl group on The X Factor in 2011. Now, the Little Mix singer is sharing her experiences of living in the public eye in a brand new BBC documentary about issues surrounding body image and mental health in the age of social media. The new documentary, which has the working title Jesy Nelson: My Story , will look at how growing up in a social media-fueled age of selfies, body shaming and trolling is having a profound impact on the mental health of young people. Taking to her Instagram to share the news, Jesy explained she'll be telling her own personal story in the documentary and shared this incredibly powerful post to mark the launch of the show. Sharing an old photo of herself, she wrote: "6 months ago this girl was someone I just wanted to forget. I wanted to erase her from my mind and everyone else's memory. I didn't see her as Jesy I saw her as "the fat one from Little Mix." Up until now I hated her not because she'd ever done anything bad but because I was made to hate her by endless amounts of trolling. "Since filming my documentary for @bbcone and @bbcthree I've learned so much more than I ever expected to. Thanks to all the inspirational people I've met on this emotional journey, I now love the girl in this photo. I've made this documentary for 2011 Jesy and for anyone who might be feeling like she did. I refused to speak about how I was feeling for so long. I was embarrassed and scared to. But I was so wrong to feel that way. Please if you are feeling how I did, SPEAK ABOUT IT. Talk to your family, speak to your friends, there's always help out there. "If you'd have told that girl one day you won't feel sad anymore, I'd never have believed you....and here I am. Now when I look in the mirror, I don't see Jesy the fat one, I see Jesy the happy one!" In an official BBC statement about her upcoming show, Jesy said: "This is a project really close to my heart, and I'm delighted to be working with the BBC on a documentary that will both challenge me personally and also highlight a hugely important issue affecting young people today." Fiona Campbell, Controller of BBC Three, added: "BBC Three has a rich history of delivering impactful films and we're really pleased that we can provide a platform for Jesy to tell her story. As a young female in a successful girl band where intense scrutiny from the public is the norm, Jesy offers a unique perspective on the impact social media can have on an individual and their mental health. It promises to be an eye-opening watch, full of universal themes which will no doubt resonate with our audience." The documentary will premiere exclusively on BBC Three before it airs on BBC One. (British Glamour)
Olivia Jade and Bella Giannulli Were Kicked Out of Their Sorority at USC. Sorority life is in the past for Olivia Jade and Bella Giannulli. Since March, the sisters laid relatively low after their parents, Lori Loughlin and Mossimo Giannulli, were indicted for their alleged involvement in the nationwide college admissions scandal. Most recently, a source tells Us Weekly, the two siblings were kicked out of their sorority at the University of Southern California. "Olivia and Bella were both in Kappa Kappa Gamma and the sorority has since kicked them out and is trying to distance themselves from the situation as much as possible," the source explains. However, the girls are sticking together under the unfortunate circumstances by taking it "day by day," adds the insider. "This has strengthened their bond more than anything possibly could." The past year has been trying for Isabella, 20, and her much more public sister, Olivia, 19, a influencer who lost endorsement deals as a result of the scandal. The insider continues, "Olivia's world came crashing down quicker in terms of getting dumped and losing all of her business, but this all unfolded slower for Bella and it's been more emotionally devastating." For more on the college admissions scandal, pick up the latest issue of Us Weekly, on newsstands now! (UsMagazine)
Breath easy, WWE fans ... Roman Reigns ain't leaving wrestling for his budding acting career. At least not yet. Roman joined "TMZ Live" Tuesday and dude couldn't looked more HYPED talking about his role on "Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw." If you've been living under a rock ... 'Hobbs & Shaw' is the first 'Furious' spin-off starring Roman's cousin, Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson and Jason Statham. It's Roman's first acting gig in Hollywood so naturally we had to ask -- if he had to choose, which route would he go, wrestling or Hollywood? The 34-year-old wrestler didn't skip a beat ... telling us he's got at LEAST 5 years left in the ring. 'Hobbs & Shaw' has been highly anticipated for some time now and no doubt it has huge blockbuster potential with Friday's opening around the corner. But, does the film have enough horsepower to take down "The Lion King" and its MASSIVE $192 million opening weekend? Roman's answer shows he's loyal, if nothing else. (TMZ)
Russian authorities are investigating after an Instagram influencer was murdered in her apartment last week. Ekaterina Karaglanova, a 24-year-old who had recently graduated medical school, was found dead in her Moscow apartment on Friday, according to The Independent. Karaglanova's parents raised the alarm after they hadn't heard from her for several days, the outlet reported. When they contacted a landlord to get access to her apartment, they tragically found the influencer's body stuffed into a suitcase, Russian newspaper Moskovsky Komsomolets reported. The outlet said that there were two stab wounds to her neck. A suspect was arrested by Russian police on Tuesday, U.K. outlet The Telegraph reported. The suspect has not been officially identified. According to the outlet, Karaglanova had recently started a new relationship, and police were looking at jealousy as a possible motive. She was reportedly planning a trip to the Netherlands with her new boyfriend to celebrate her birthday on July 30. Police said that there was no weapon found on the scene and that there did not appear to be signs of a struggle in Karaglanova's apartment, according to the Telegraph's report. CCTV footage showed a man entering her apartment and leaving hours later wearing gloves with a suitcase in tow, the Mirror reported Tuesday. Karaglanova documented her international travels to her more than 90,000 Instagram followers, and her final post was shared on July 22. In the shot, she poses by a pool in a black swim cover-up, dark glasses and glass of wine in hand. In addition to her medical studies and social media career, Karaglanova also competed in beauty pageants. (People)