The latest entertainment project by Elvis' former girlfriend Linda Thompson "The Princess of Malibu" will premiere on Fox Television Sunday, July 10th. The synopsis of the reality show:14 time Grammy Winner David Foster struggles to kick out his two adult stepsons, Brandon Jenner (23) and Brody Jenner(21), from his 22-acre mega mansion in the heart of Malibu But the two boys, with the support of their mother Linda Thompson, are hell bent on staying in the palatial paradise. Linda Thompson, The Princes of Malibu' has filed for divorce from her husband and co-star, composer David Foster. Citing reasons that ''will remain personal and private,'' Thompson, 55, stated, "It is important to remember that real life is not to be confused with art or entertainment.''
WHAT WAS YOUR FIRST IMPRESSION OF ELVIS?
Well, I was in the lobby talking to some of the guys and a few of the people who were hanging around and the door burst open and there was this vision. It was the middle of July in Memphis and it was very humid, just sweltering. He had on this black cape with a high collar and a red satin lining and I said "dressed a little like Dracula aren't we?" so you see, we both shared a sense of humor that was very much like the other. We just hit it off immediately because we grew up in Memphis. We had the same religious beliefs. The same love for our family, devotion to mother and father. We had the same sense of loyalty, we enjoyed the same cuisine because we were both Southerners.
IT SOUNDS LIKE IT WAS ALMOST INEVITABLE?
Oh, it was. We shared a real kinship. I mean, we became kindred souls. So much so that he said, "where have you been?" and I said "Growing up!"
ELVIS HAD JUST SPLIT FROM PRISCILLA WHEN YOU TWO FIRST MET RIGHT?
It's funny because when we met at the Memphian Theatre, he was telling me that he'd just separated. We met on July 6th and he had been separated since the beginning of January.
YOU MET LISA MARIE PRETTY SOON AS YOU BEGAN DATING. DID SHE ACCEPT YOU AS HER FATHER'S NEW PARTNER?
She was a wonderful little girl. She was very embracing and a little shy but I've always loved children and we got on really well. The first time I ever saw her was at the Monovale house and I was out by the pool. She kind of timidly came around and said hi. We started talking and we became really close. I loved being with her. You know, Elvis had a real childlike spirit and I have too. I like to do childlike things and to get down to a child's level. She and I became very close.
I BELIEVE IT WAS LISA WHO TOLD YOU OF ELVIS' DEATH?
She called me. She was only 9-years old but she had the presence of mind to call me and tell me what had happened.
WAS IT REALLY A SHOCK TO YOU OR DID YOU SEE COMING?
You know, even if someone that you know is on a destructive path, even when they finally pass away, it's always shocking. Yes, it was a shock.