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Elvis and Cole Shaw

Neverending Elvis

It's been a big week for Memphis' biggest deceased celebrity. But then again, every week is a big week for Memphis' biggest deceased celebrity. For starters, a two-year-old beagle named Elvis has been employed by the Cincinnati Zoo to sniff protein samples in an effort to determine whether or not the zoo's polar bears are pregnant. Why is a dog with this unusual job named Elvis? Little-known fact: The King of Rock-and-Roll was similarly gifted and could smell a pregnant bear a mile away.

In related news, although Elvis has been dead for decades, you can still run across headlines like this: "SoCal linen maker wants you to sleep with Elvis." David Bursteen, the SoCal linen maker in question, is co-founder of Legends Home Bedding, which is currently producing a line of comforters and pillow shams emblazoned with images of Elvis.

Finally, the celebrity news outlet TMZ claims to have obtained a letter from the Burger King Corp. to Peter Morton, who recently became the owner of the 5,000-square-foot Elvis Presley estate in Beverly Hills. According to the letter, Burger King is offering $3.69 million to purchase the property. Here's the catch: Elvis' ex-house isn't really on the market, and Morton paid $9.8 million for the property. TMZ smells a publicity stunt related to the relaunch of the Big King Burger, which, burger aficionados may remember, is nothing but a Big Mac imitator. Uh, we mean "tribute burger," of course.

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Midtown Krogering
Who is this mysterious Cole Shaw, and why is he such a delicious bargain?

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