Was Maya Rudolph Referenced in the Song “Loving You”?

Here is the latest in a series of examinations into urban legends about music and whether they are true or false. Click here to view an archive of the music urban legends featured so far.

MUSIC URBAN LEGEND: Maya Rudolph is referenced in the song “Loving You.”

Maya Rudolph was a cast member of Saturday Night Live from 1999 until 2007.

She’s appeared in a number of films, perhaps most notable as the bride in Bridesmaids…

She is currently co-staring in the sitcom Up All Night with Christina Applegate and Will Arnett…

Rudolph is the daughter of songwriter and producer Richard Rudolph and singer Minnie Riperton.

Riperton tragically died of breast cancer at the far too young age of 31 when Rudolph was just shy of her seventh birthday.

Riperton’s biggest hit was the lovely tune, “Loving You,” whose lyrics appear on her gravestone (“Loving you is easy because you’re beautiful.”


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Did Elvis’ First On-Screen Kiss Really Later Become a Nun?

Here is the latest in a series of examinations into urban legends about movies and whether they are true or false. Click here to view an archive of the movie urban legends featured so far.

MOVIE URBAN LEGEND: Elvis Presley’s first on-screen kiss became a Catholic nun a few years later.

Dolores Hart was the stage name for Dolores Hicks, a girl from Chicago whose parents divorced when she was a young girl (after the family had moved to Los Angeles so that her parents could each pursue a career in show business). While living back in Chicago with her grandparents, Hicks attended parochial school and also spent a lot of time with her grandfather, who was a movie projectionist.

Eventually, Hicks grew up to pursue a career in films, as well, and at the age of 18 years old, she appeared in one of Elvis Presley’s first movies (to be more precise, it was his second film to be released), Loving You under the stage name Dolores Hart…

The next year, Hart appeared in ANOTHER film with Elvis as his love interest, King Creole.

The film is notable for not only being Elvis’ favorite film that he starred in, but also for being the first film in which Elvis had an on-screen kiss. And that kiss was with Dolores Hart.

What she later did with her life, though, was quite surprising…
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