Back in February of last year, Lisa Marie Presley was estranged from her husband, flat broke, and suing her former financial manager for making her trade in all her leather and velvet outfits for an old barrel and suspenders. Well, I guess that barrel was too scratchy and uncomfortable so Lisa’s decided it’s time to cash in her last chip by signing a multi-million dollar book deal. A source tells Page Six it will be “a bombshell” that “promises shocking revelations about Michael Jackson and a completely new understanding of Elvis”. While there is no mention whatsoever about her including details about her 107-day marriage to Nicolas Cage, I am still interested. Her life, I’m sure, is all the way bananas.
According to Page Six:
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.
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.
Lisa and Michael were married from 1994 to 1996 and gave everybody a permanent case of the willies when they sealed their love with kiss, live on MTV. Lisa hasn’t spoken publicly about the allegations of child molestation against Michael as were painfully detailed in the documentary Leaving Neverland. But she has discussed his drug use in the past.
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.”
Now, I’m not naive enough to believe this is going to be an actual Tell All book. It will probably be more like a Tell Just Enough To Get Paid And Avoid Getting Sued By The Jackson Estate book. Page Six says the last thing she said publicly about the allegations against MJ was during a 1995 interview with Diane Sawyer where she said “I know that he’s not like that.” And she sure as hell isn’t about to blow up the tracks in front of the Elvis Estate gravy train, not with that movie coming out. But I do hold out hope for a few fun facts about her life as a proxy for her dad to a bunch of truly out of touch, Elvis obsessed weirdos. That alone is worth (someone else’s) $3-$4 million!