In messy-divorce news, Priscilla Presley is setting the record straight about daughter Lisa Marie’s nasty custody battle and who’s caring for the 8-year-old twins, Finley and Harper Lockwood. “The girls have not been in foster care and never will be,” she shared on Facebook. “The girls have been with me and will be until all this is sorted out.” On Monday, she posted a photo of the twins and thanked fans for their support.
The battle between Lisa Marie Presley and husband Michael Lockwood is becoming increasing hostile. Presley alleges her musician husband is under investigation for “disturbing” and improper pictures of the kids found on his computer. He counters that she’s lying about being broke. ElvisPresley’s only child gets about $5.6 million a year from a trust fund, he says. There’s some bombshell-level dirt, too, he claims — but he’s not ready to tell that just yet.
“As I experienced during our more than 10-year marriage and as I believe this court will learn (Lisa Marie Presley) has great difficulty being honest and she rarely, if ever, accepts personal responsibility for her own wrongdoing,” he said in court papers this month, according to Britain’s Daily Mail.
Last month, the publication reported Lockwood wanted to rip up a post-nup they two signed in 2007, a year after their $340,000 wedding in Japan. Under the deal, neither can claim the other’s assets if things go south. Now, Lockwood’s side says, the ugly allegations aim to get him to drop a request for $40,000 a month in spousal support and $100,000 toward legal fees. The money is essential, Lockwood says, because his wife insisted he concentrate on her career, and now, he has no career of his own.
Lisa Marie has two other children, daughter Riley, 27, and Benjamin, 24, from her marriage to Danny Keough, which ended in 1994.
Cobain’s loss still felt
Monday would have been the 50th birthday of Kurt Cobain, the Nirvana frontman who committed suicide at age 27 in April 1994. The rocker’s daughter with singer-actress Courtney Love,Frances Bean Cobain, 24, remembered him in a note she shared on social media.
“You are loved and you are missed,” she wrote. “Thank you for giving me the gift of life.”
In an interview with Rolling Stone about the HBO documentary “Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck,” she said her father sacrificed his life for his art “because the world demanded it of him. I think that was one of the main triggers as to why he felt he didn’t want to be here and everyone would be happier without him.”
“In reality, if he had lived … I would have had a dad,” she continued. “And that would have been an incredible experience.”
‘Mean Girls 2”?
Never says never! “Mean Girls” star Lindsay Lohan is determined to get a sequel.
“I went to SNL (“Saturday Night Live”) the other day and I was like harassing (producer) Lorne Michaels. I’m like, ‘We have to do it,’ ” she shared Monday on ABC’s “The View.” She even offered to write it if Tina Fey is too busy.
Besides bringing loyal fans a Part 2 to the beloved 2004 film, LiLo, 30, is focused on her new project, “Nerd,” — which TMZ offshoot TooFab calls a “a crossover of the movie ‘Nerve’ and MTV’s ‘Punk’d’ with Ashton Kutcher.” She’s also trying to maintain health and happiness in the spotlight.
“I love spirituality and that really drives me. Meditation — transcendental meditation — that really clears my mind,” she said. “Just being able to switch off. And I made a mind map when I turned 30. It was what I wanted in the next 10 years spirituality, what feeds me, what keeps me humble here, who do I want to help, how can I stay continuously doing those things?”
“I want to make my own movies. I don’t want to have to answer to anyone,” she continued. “Just focus, stay focus and really surround yourself with a good people.”
■ Kim Kardashian West opens up about her scary robbery experience in Paris in the new season of “Keeping Up With the Kardashians,” her mother, Kris Jenner, told talk-show host Ellen DeGeneres on Monday. Said mom, according to ewonline: “What was coming out of that was very therapeutic for her I think, just to explain to us and walk us through. … I get choked up just thinking about it and talking about it. But it’s remarkable to listen to her tell the story.” Season 13 starts March 5 on E.
■ TV host Conan O’Brien is doing his part to ease tensions between the U.S. and Mexico, where he’s taping an episode of his show. O’Brien arrived late last week and has spent part of his time in Mexico City strolling the streets, greeting people and trying the food. On Monday he stopped by one of the city’s fancier taco restaurants and wound up trying hot sauce straight out of the bowl as restaurant patrons taped the scene on their phones. Some gasped, “No!” Said O’Brien: “Now, I am Mexican. I am also dying.”
■ Just months after the highly-publicized breakup of her marriage to Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie is opening up about the “very difficult time” the family — which includes her six kids with tbe actor — has endured since the split. “We are a family and we will always be a family, and we will get through this time and hopefully be a stronger family for it,” the actress told the BBC on Sunday during an interview to promote her new movie, “First They Killed My Father.” Jolie co-wrote the screenplay and directed the film, which is set in Cambodia, where she adopted her oldest son, Maddox, in 2002.
■ Eric Church is a man of the people. The country star has canceled more than 25,000 tickets to his spring tour that were purchased by scalpers and is making those seats available to fans for purchase. Tickets on the secondary market often go for double or triple their original price. The “Springsteen” singer said he’s going to do everything he can do to stop what he calls a criminal organization that’s making millions. The tickets will be released Tuesday at noon local time for the remaining stops of the Holdin’ My Own Tour. Pollstar says the 60-city tour is among the top 10 global tours with ticket prices averaging $60.67.
■ The screenplay for the movie “Moonlight” and the scripts for the TV drama series “The Americans” and the TV comedy “Atlanta” were among the winners of this year’s Writers Guild Awards. The awards were presented Sunday in New York and Los Angeles.
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