Lisa Marie Takes on Tabloids
March 28, 2005
Lisa Marie Presley is ready to rock ABC's world.
Millions of Americans tuning in to "Desperate
Housewives" will get an earful of Lisa Marie's
"Dirty Laundry," the first single off
her new album, "Now What."
"I was really flattered they wanted to use
it," Lisa Marie told our special correspondent
Randy Jackson, who was himself really flattered
to be hanging with The King's daughter -- a woman
more mysterious than even the ladies of Wisteria
And speaking of the "Housewives," is
there a character on the show Lisa Marie most
identifies with? "I kind of like the Nicollette
Sheridan role," she told Randy. "I tend
to go more for the bitch."
But there's much more to this tabloid baby-turned-serious
rocker. Her new single takes to task the tabloid
press -- so what's the one thing she'd really
want people to understand about her? "Honestly,
just who I am," she admitted. "If you
watch and paid any attention, you'd kind of get
an idea. If you didn't, you'd just have thing
of just a flash, of immediate association with
but you can't actually see who I am."
An out-of-control press preying on public figures
plays a major role in the "Dirty Laundry"
video, which features a cameo by George Michael.
"That was just a perfect example of someone
who's absolutely annihilated because of some personal
thing that happened and he could not come out
from under it," Lisa Marie explained.
And thanks to AOL music, Randy and "Extra"
fans -- along with Lisa Marie herself -- get a
sneak peek at the new video. "This is actually
the first time I've seen the final," Lisa
Marie admitted. "You can judge it."
"No man, I'm a Lisa Marie fan," Randy
confirmed. "So I'm down."
Lisa Marie is hoping the press will finally give
her a fair shake, focus on her music -- and keep
out of her "Dirty Laundry."