Reports that Elvis Presley grandson nabbed $5 million record deal is way off key
4:28 pm, October 6th, 2009
The music industry got all shook up after the Daily Mirror reported, “Elvis Presley lives on as lookalike teenage grandson Benjamin scores $5 million record deal.”
According to the tab, “The 17-year-old grandson of Elvis Presley has been offered a $5 million record deal to make up to five albums” for Universal Records. The ridiculous report, which was picked up by equally ridiculous outlets like Perez Hilton, states that Benjamin Keough, the son of Lisa Marie Presley and musician Danny Keough, has already begun work on his first album, “but says it will be very different in style to his grandfather’s music, who died 15 years before he was born.”
The article quotes a spokesman saying, “He’s a typical 17-year-old,… He doesn’t get up before midday and then grunts at you.”
Gossip Cop’s suspicious minds decided to investigate, and here’s what’s true and here’s what is not true.
True: Ben looks like his grandfather Elvis.
Not true: Everything else.
First of all, Ben doesn’t have a spokesman. But his mom’s spokeswoman tells Gossip Cop, the $5 million record deal “is completely made up,” and that Ben’s “a student right now.”
Additionally, a spokesman for Universal Music confirmed to Gossip Cop that these reports are absolutely “not true.”
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