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Elvis Presley's Grandson Scores $5 Million Record Deal

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We wonder why?!

The 17-year-old grandson of Elvis Presley, Benjamin Presley, has been offered 5 million big ones to crank out up to 5 albums. Ben has already begun recording his first album, which he says will be "nothing like Elvis, nothing like him at all."

Ben is Lisa Marie Presley's son with musician Danny Keough and he does look quite a bit like his grandfather. Apparently, he's just a surly teenager, though, as his spokesman describes Ben as "a typical 17-year-old. He doesn't get up before midday and then grunts at you."

Kinda sounds like a brat to us! What kind of music does this kid even make if it's "nothing like Elvis" yet he's being offered all this cash?

At the moment Ben's taking a break from recording, but he's hoping to have the album released by next year.

Are U looking forward to hearing Benjamin Presley's music?

Update: PerezHilton.com has been contacted by Presley's REAL publicist who tells us that the "spokesperson" quoted isn't even Ben's spokesperson. According to his real publicist, Ben "did not get a record deal, he is not recording.  He is actually a student."

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74 comments to “Elvis Presley's Grandson Scores $5 Million Record Deal”



  1. 1

    Elvis was shit, we should be glad he won't be making the same music



  2. 2

    What a phony, his real last name is Keough but he's using Pressley to try to score a record deal. Ugh, some other child of a rock star trying to make it. I'm sure he'll be just as sucessful as Sean Lennon. (Smirk) Then again, at least Lennon was Sean's actual last name.



  3. 3

    generation after generation of FAIL. how long will these people keep trying to sail off elvis' talent and fame? it died when he died. give it a rest already



  4. 4

    Trying to score with the gene pool water… classic move … jakob dylan, julian lennon, dhani harrison, nancy sinatra… it doesn't always work tho.



  5. 5

    Hell yeah!



  6. 6

    NEXT!



  7. 7

    Look @ all the haters



  8. 8

    …nepotism is best kept in the family.



  9. 9

    HMMM WHY DOES HE HAVE HIS MOM'S LAST NAME, HE A BASTARD? AND BTW NO RESEMBLANCE TO ELVIS AT ALL, THIS DUDE IS FUGLLLYYYY!!!!



  10. 10

    nope



  11. 11

    sounds like a spoiled rich kid riding the coat tails of his grandfather. NICE.



  12. 12

    Re: kitty9 – are you braindead? Deaf, dumb and blind? Elvis did so much for the music industry and broke so many records. He may not have written much of the music he recorded but the man paved the way for many of the people in the music industry today!



  13. 13

    Re: Spindoc – how do you know his real last name isn't Presley, who ever said lisa marie took his last name?



  14. 14

    Missed out on signing him to your label Mario. Instead you're stuck with that unfuckable douche Slimy. Amazon.com Sales Rank: #198,593 in Music. Way to see what the public wants, lmao. Still think you know music?



  15. 15

    Re: kitty9 – your wrong sorry Elvis was king.



  16. 16

    well, after you exposing us to the craptastic Sliimy! anything has got to be better. Hell I'd pay 5 Million to shut sliimy up for good if I had the cash.



  17. 17

    Ben might do okay as a musician…none of us really knows though since none of us have actually heard him sing. Same thing as his mom - Lisa was put down for attempting a musicial career before her albums came out, and yet, her music turned out to be really good (in my opinion) Just because they dhare DNA with Elivs, doesn't mean they need or will sound "just like him" - Elvis was his own person and had his own musicial style, same as Lisa does, and same as Ben will.
    Let's give him a chance before deciding he hasn't any musicial talent! :)



  18. 18

    What kind of music does this kid even make if it's "nothing like Elvis"? Let's see, there are a ton of different genres that aren't like Elvis. Take your pick, dumbass!



  19. 19

    Sounds like another privileged, spoiled brat. Trading on the Presley name just adds to that profile. He needs to try and fail to teach him some humility



  20. 20

    He's ugly. Really ugly. Big pumpkin head.



  21. 21

    Eww. I am sorry, but Elvis was beautiful. What happened to all the offspring?



  22. 22

    WHO CARESSS!!! WHO IS THIS SHITFACE ANYWAY? NO ONE HAS HEARD OF HIM MUSICALLY. THAT 5 MIL ADVANCE WAS A WASTE. YEA, SOUNDS LIKE THE TYPICAL LAZY ASS NO GOALS DRIVEN TEENAGER. 17? I HATE NEPOTISM. GO TRY OUT FOR AI AND WE'LL GET BACK TO YA. NEXT.



  23. 23

    I'm only looking forward to blackening your eyes you fatbastardpigface Mario!!!!hehhee

  24. Laury says – reply to this


    24

    If it sounds anything like Lisa Marie Presley's music, then no.



  25. 25

    Re: Canadiana* – how true!he'd mabey make more as a Elvis impersonator!



  26. 26

    Only if he does something about that fucked-up hair…



  27. 27

    Elvis was amazing, I have a feeling this kid will flop. Haha watch him come out with rap music!



  28. 28

    omg he looks just like Elvis. Elvis was the shit I love his music! Hopefully his grandson lives up to the last name. ~*MUAHS*~



  29. 29

    "He doesn't get up before midday and then he grunts at you" And now he is taking a break from recording??!! Ugly and lazy…a real charmer that one.



  30. 30

    Huh? I thought his last name was Keough… It's funny, they say he looks like his grandfather… his sister looks almost exactly like their mother, who looks like Elvis!

    Elvis had strong genes. Big deal. If he were smart, he'd go to vegas. Something tells me he'd make bank.



  31. 31

    Shouldnt his name be Benjamin Keough. That was his dads name. Are they going to cash in on Elvis' name? Weird.

  32. obama says – reply to this


    32

    Eeeew. he already looks like a pissed off addict. Yey. Can't wait for his music.



  33. 33

    what was his barber thinking?



  34. 34

    Hes probably a Scientoligist like his whacked out disfiquired granny Pricilla and his nutjob mother who had more kids at her age,shes bitchy enough.So don,t buy anything or listen to his crap.because he goes right back to the mother ship of Scientology



  35. 35

    Re: JigSaw – …about something other than haircutting apparently.



  36. 36

    What did you promise Sliimy for signing to your record label Piggy Boy? Forget it, I don't think I want to know.



  37. 37

    Look at all the JEALOUS haters out here!! I bet Ben will do an amazing job! Music runs thru his viens. Those Presley genes and VERY STRONG. Lisa is an amazing talent in her own right and I'm sure that she will make sure Ben can do his own thing. I'm positive that its the media calling him Ben Presley not Ben himself. Everyone should keep their opinions in check until his music is released. Let the music speak don't place all the media hype on him before he even starts.



  38. 38

    He needs to do something about that idiotic looking hair.



  39. 39

    it better be good or else screw him!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



  40. 40

    Re: kitty9 – YOU ARE OBVIOUSLY AN IDIOT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



  41. 41

    Re: attahgirl – I totally agree with you.



  42. 42

    if you don't consider the tool hair style, he actually looks like Elvis



  43. 43

    Like his mother did and Grandpa he's snorting blow as you read this. Living off of a name and having no talent but getting high and he has "FAILURE" written all over him. But I hope I'm wrong! Even though I'm not! "Rock on Presley and remember keep your drugs at home!" Next pic we'll see is you in orange dude! Ya, like your partner Boy george…



  44. 44

    Re: popstar2k2 – He was an embarrassing twat, all that pelvis thrusting. Ewwwww



  45. 45

    Re: LizardKinG – Each to their own



  46. 46

    Re: Billie Joe Armstrong Lover – And you obviously have no taste! The onlty thing more embarrassing than Elvis, is Elvis impersonators



  47. 47

    Kitty9….STFU reject and do your homework!



  48. 48

    I'm sure 11 or 12 65 year old ladies will buy it. They're the only ones who will care. He's too young for this kind of pressure unless he's the next Jonny Lang, and somehow I doubt it. I guess the label execs can afford to throw away 5 million, it's other people's money anyway. What dumb asses!



  49. 49

    WOW he does look TOTALLY like Elvis Presley. What's up with the Elvis Presley bashin now, he's the KING of rock and roll, he started a chain reaction that gave us all the biggest name in the industry, we should be thankful to him. just like we should be thankful of the late Michael Jackson, another king (of Pop) and late Robert (Bob) Nesta Marley, King as well (of reggae music) and etc!

    i hope this kid can make it, and make a difference in our music of today.
    He needs a better hair do!!

    much love..
    B



  50. 50

    The kid does look quite a lot like his grandfather. If they polish him a little they could be twins and that's why they offered him that kind of cash, because they can see the resemblance but what about the talent? Does he has any?.



  51. 51

    Re: T.O girlie – I AGREE with you T.O girlie, She does need to STFU!



  52. 52

    He looks like a girl…



  53. 53

    How old are you Kitty? Elvis was cool back in the day. Even though it was before mine day. His grandson is a twat and looking for some fame and a few bucks so why not take advantage of your name. Like if your last name is Brando then you can kill your sister's husband for fame. I'm waiting to see what Michael Jackson's kids do! That is completely up in the air! Maybe still wearing those creepy masks and taking over Al Queada or wearing the masks and singing as a family band like the Jackson 5 or the Patridge Family.



  54. 54

    Re: T.O girlie – I'm entitled to my opinion trailer trash!



  55. 55

    He does resemble his Grandfather. I wish him the best.



  56. 56

    Re: OilMan – Old enough to have taste which is how I know Elvis was shit



  57. 57

    Elvis was cool back in his day. It is before mine but look at today's music…Britney fuckin Spears and the list goes on and on.. His grandson is a hard on but he's just trying to take advantage of the name. Just imagine what Michael Jackson's kids will turn out. Being 30 and still wearing those creepy masks.



  58. 58

    Lets just hope he does not sound like his mother. and whats with the attitude boy? life hard being rich and spoiled?



  59. 59

    $5 million novelty act.



  60. 60

    I am curious. He can't be that bad if he could score a 5M deal. Even with his surname.



  61. 61

    Re: ihypes – I totally agree with you!



  62. 62

    quite similar in looks, amazing, wonder what the music will be like? hope its good… this kid could kill with his looks!

  63. @v@ says – reply to this


    63

    Maybe the kid can sa-a-a-ang. Who gives away 5 million to someone who has so much more than that unless there's something there? We'll see. He certainly has the musical genetic pedigree.



  64. 64

    old news



  65. 65

    Dear Ben, Please lose the guyliner. Thanks.



  66. 66

    Actually he does not go by "Presley" He goes by Benjamin Storm Keough. Perez is using Presley.



  67. 67

    Whatever his style is, it's got to be better than his former step-brother, Weston Cage's is.



  68. 68

    Re: SpindocRe: SpindocRe: SpindocRe: Spindoc – Actually Perez is calling him by Presley. He goes by Benjamin Storm Keough.



  69. 69

    Fantastic. Let your light shine Dude.



  70. 70

    You just aren't to bright are you Perez…you know most kids take their dads last name. That would make him a Keough not Presley.



  71. 71

    A STUDENT with a publicist? And shouldn't his last name be Keough?



  72. 72

    Re: kitty9

    KITTY9, YOU OBVIOUSLY DONT HAVE A CLUE WHAT BRILLIANT AND CREATIVE MUSIC IS TO SAY THAT ELVIS WAS SHIT! HE WAS A GENIUS FOR HIS TIME AND HES THE ONE WHO STARTED THE GENRE THEY COPY AND IMITATE TODAY, WHICH IS VERY EASILY DONE, NO GENIUSES OR TALENT REALLY THESE DAYS JUST A BUNCH OF NONTALENTED ARTIST AT LEAST MOST OF THEM!

    ELVIS IS KING OF KINGS!



  73. 73

    HE'S UGALEE LOOKS NOTHING LIKE THE KING OF ROCK AND ROLL.



  74. 74

    Wow, he's got his eyes and his jaw!! Here's hoping he doesnt try to ride his grandfather's coattails. There is only one Elvis Presley!