PRISCILLA Presley could come face-to-face with granddaughter Riley Keough at an intimate Oscar after party, a security source has exclusively told The U.S. Sun.
Lisa Marie’s mother and daughter are currently at war following the singer’s tragic death on January 12 following a cardiac arrest at her home.
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APRiley Keough will likely be at Oscars parties after starring in Daisy Jones and the Six[/caption]
Their rift stems from Priscilla, 77, contesting Lisa Marie’s will to hand her fortune over to Riley and her late brother, Benjamin, according to TMZ.
The U.S. Sun previously revealed Priscilla will be “leading the charge” when it comes to promoting the Elvis film, starring actor Austin Butler, at this year’s Academy Awards.
But while the pair will be able to stay apart at the main event at the Dolby Theater in Hollywood, and the after-show Governor’s Ball, they may not be able to avoid each other at an intimate bash they are both invited to.
Leading actor Butler and director Baz Luhrmann, along with the cast and Elvis’s family, are expected to meet with Warner Brothers executives for the soiree on Sunday.
Studio heads are hosting a ‘”dinner and drinks affair to celebrate a fantastic awards season run” at trendy Ysabel restaurant in West Hollywood.
The new twist in the tension between the pair comes after The U.S Sun revealed Keough, despite being Elvis’ granddaughter, was being “kept away from the potential drama” on the Oscar red carpet.
A security source, connected to the restaurant, confirmed: “No one has told us that any member of Elvis’ family is not welcome. It is a celebration of the film and the family, so Riley and her husband could be a part of that.”
The insider claimed one factor in Keough being welcomed to the Warner Brothers event is that she is signed to the company’s record label Atlantic as part of her TV series Daisy Jones And The Six deal.
The source added: “These are very delicate matters for a studio. When business dealings and matters at a corporate level are involved often no one wants to be seen taking sides.
“Riley is connected to Warners. What happens between the family behind closed doors is a separate matter.”
The U.S. Sun has reached out to Priscilla and Lisa Marie’s reps for comment but did not hear back.
A separate PR source says director Luhrmann and star Butler find what has happened to the Presley family “incomprehensible”.
In the last fortnight, efforts have been made to bring “detente” for the estranged family pair, but they are still only believed to be communicating through lawyers.
The source said: “Baz and Austin feel shocked and saddened by what has happened. They have found the last few weeks amid Lisa Marie’s death incomprehensible.
“They just want to be respectful and not get involved.
“Phone calls have been made by friends to try to reach a resolution between Priscilla and Riley.
“The lawyers have their jobs to do, but Lisa Marie’s friends really hope that there could be a reconciliation, even if that appears a long shot.”
Baz Luhrmann’s “Elvis” has received eight Oscar nominations including Best Picture and Best Actor for Butler ahead of the ceremony on Sunday, March 12.
The recent filing in Los Angeles Superior Court disputes the validity of a 2016 amendment to Lisa Marie’s living trust that removed Priscilla and a former business manager as trustees.
Papers claim Priscilla was not notified of the change as required, her name was misspelled in a document supposedly signed by her daughter, and there was a lack of a witness or notarization.
She is asking a judge to declare the amendment invalid, while Riley, 33, is said to be “baffled” by the decision and the pair are currently only speaking through lawyers.
Toxicology reports are yet to be completed following an autopsy to determine Lisa Marie’s cause of death.
Lisa Marie Presley left three surviving children.
In addition to her daughter with her first husband Danny Keough, she had 14-year-old twin daughters Harper and Finley with her fourth husband, Michael Lockwood.
Lisa Marie Presley died just days after promoting the Elvis movie at the 2023 Golden Globes with Austin ButlerRexGettyPriscilla Presley and Riley Keough during happier times in 2022 during a handprint ceremony at TCL Chinese Theatre[/caption]
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