LOS ANGELES (AP) — “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air” star Alfonso Ribeiro has been denied a copyright for the “Carlton” dance, which he’s suing two videogame makers over.
The denial from the U.S. Copyright Office was revealed Wednesday in a motion to dismiss Ribeiro’s lawsuit against Take-Two ...
Sheila E. to perform at Timberwolves halftime Feb. 13
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Timberwolves say Sheila E. will perform at halftime of their Feb. 13 home game against the Houston Rockets.
The Timberwolves said Thursday that her performance is part of the continuing celebration of the Wolves’ Prince-inspired
‘Good Fight’ season 3 resumes Trump-era stories, with tunes
PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — “The Good Fight” will be musical as well as combative in its third season.
Creators Robert and Michelle King said the drama will continue to play off current events and mull the form resistance to the Trump administration takes in the lives of its ...
Minnesota lawmakers: Tax drug makers over opioid crisis
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Lawmakers and activists are making a push to force drug companies to pay more of the costs of the opioid crisis, and they got a boost Wednesday from a cousin of the most famous Minnesotan to die from the addictive drugs, the late rock star Prince.
Chazz Smith told a ...
After a decade of dormancy, Chaka Khan blooms again
PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — If Chaka Khan were a flower, she’d be a perennial.
“Because I go dormant and then I...” Khan stops and gracefully lifts her arms together, then slowly brings her hands apart, like a tulip emerging in spring.
“I’ve done it many, many times,” explained the ...
MILWAUKEE (AP) — A Milwaukee arena has been reduced to rubble as the Milwaukee Bucks plan to redevelop the site.
The Bucks took over control of the Bradley Center on Sept. 1 as part of an agreement that resulted in the construction of the $524 million Fiserv Forum arena nearby,
‘Fresh Prince’ star sues maker of video games over his dance
LOS ANGELES (AP) — “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air” star Alfonso Ribeiro is suing the creators of Fortnite and NBA 2K for using his famous dance on the popular video games.
In separate lawsuits filed Monday in federal court, Ribeiro alleges that Fortnite-maker Epic Games and 2K Sports-creator ...
LOS ANGELES (AP) — When Daphne Maxwell Reid filmed a scene that required her to dash through woods and across streams, the younger actors scrambling alongside her were surprised.
“You’re keeping up with us?” was the sentiment, said Reid, 70, who played Aunt Vivian opposite Will Smith on ...
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Kevin Garnett showed up courtside, and that wasn’t the only surprise in Minnesota on Friday night.
In their first week without erstwhile defensive stalwart Jimmy Butler, the new-look Timberwolves locked down one of the Western Conference’s top teams.
Andrew Wiggins ...
Minnesota Timberwolves unveil Prince-inspired uniform
CHANHASSEN, Minn. (AP) — The Minnesota Timberwolves are paying tribute to Prince with a purple-highlighted uniform.
The team Thursday unveiled Prince-inspired City Edition uniforms. The new look uniforms were created in collaboration ...
Ava DuVernay to make Prince documentary for Netflix
NEW YORK (AP) — Ava DuVernay is making a multipart documentary on Prince for Netflix with the support of the late musician’s estate.
The director on Tuesday confirmed Twitter reports late Monday that she’s working on the film. The documentary will be made with extensive use of Prince’s ...
Prince estate to Trump: Stop using music at rallies
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Prince’s surviving family members are asking President Donald Trump to stop using the late rock star’s music at campaign rallies.
Prince’s “Purple Rain” has frequently been on Trump’s playlist at recent rallies, including
Minnesota Historical Society obtains more Prince items
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The Minnesota Historical Society has obtained two items that illustrate Prince’s religious beliefs and desire to control his image.
The items are a 1984 printing of the Bible and a note the rock star wrote to his lawyer that ...
ShowBiz Minute: Streisand, Prince, Gambino
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The University of Minnesota has awarded the late rock star Prince an honorary degree to recognize his influence on music and his role in shaping his hometown of Minneapolis.
University President Eric Kaler and Regent Darrin Rosha presented the school’s highest honor, the ...
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Will Smith marks 50th birthday with a leap near Grand Canyon
LITTLE COLORADO RIVER GORGE, Ariz. (AP) — Like a scene out of a high-octane action movie that he would star in, Will Smith celebrated his 50th birthday Tuesday by successfully bungee jumping from a helicopter near the Grand Canyon.
Cameras, which captured the stunt for a livestream on
The Latest: Will Smith makes bungee jump near Grand Canyon
LITTLE COLORADO RIVER GORGE, Ariz. (AP) — The Latest on Will Smith’s bungee jump from a helicopter near the Grand Canyon (all times local):
Will Smith successfully bungee jumped from a helicopter near the Grand Canyon.
The actor took the leap Tuesday in northern ...
ShowBiz Minute: Knight, Drake, Prince
Thousands of fans request grand jury probe of Prince’s death
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Thousands of Prince fans are asking federal authorities to open a grand jury investigation into his death.
The petition to the U.S. Attorney’s Office has been signed by more than 6,000 people. One of the petition’s organizers, Nicole Welage, says more answers are needed ...
Prince’s new basement tape: Just him singing, playing piano
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Fans of Prince expecting his usual pyrotechnic guitar work will be surprised that one of the first official albums released from his fabled vault since his death more than two years ago showcases his jazzy piano playing.
“Piano & A Microphone 1983” is just Prince ...
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NOT REAL NEWS: Bruno Mars not playing Prince in new movie
NEW YORK (AP) — A representative for Bruno Mars says a report claiming he will portray Prince in a new movie is “100 percent false.”
The Daily Mirror, a British tabloid, published a story over the weekend saying that Mars was “being lined up to play Prince” in a biopic to air on Netflix. ...
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The family of the late rock star Prince is suing a doctor who prescribed pain pills for him, saying the doctor failed to treat him for opiate addiction and therefore bears responsibility for his death two years ago, their attorney announced Friday.
Prince Rogers Nelson ...
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Prince estate and Sony Music Entertainment have signed a distribution deal for 35 of Prince’s previously released album titles.
The catalog included in the deal will be distributed by Legacy Recordings, a division of Sony.
According to details announced ...
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Chris Cornell’s daughter has released a recording of a duet with her late father as part of an emotional tribute to the late rocker on Father’s Day.
Toni Cornell released the duet of Prince’s “Nothing Compares 2 U” on Sunday along with a
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Friends of Prince are honoring the musician’s legacy with the gift of music for one Minneapolis middle school.
The In a Perfect World Foundation has given Anwatin Middle School a new music room,
ShowBiz Minute: Clooney, Lauer, Prince
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Warner Bros. Records has announced a new Prince album on what would have been the musician’s 60th birthday.
The company said ...
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HENDERSON, Minn. (AP) — Prince fans will celebrate what would have been the music legend’s 60th birthday with a festival in the Minnesota community where the iconic movie “Purple Rain” was filmed.
Henderson resident Joel King once worked with Prince and is helping organize the three-day ...
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A new album of previously unreleased music from Prince’s storied Vault will debut on Jay-Z’s Tidal streaming service, likely sometime in 2019.
The Prince estate and Tidal announced details of the agreement Friday, two days after a Minnesota judge said it was in the best ...
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Paul McCartney, David Byrne and Metallica headline the performance slate for the 17th annual Austin City Limits Music Festival the first weekends of October.
Asleep at the Wheel also will be featured as more than 125 bands perform on eight stages at Zilker Park Oct. ...
Days after authorities in Minnesota announced that no one would be criminally charged in the 2016 overdose death of Prince, his next of kin are suing an Illinois hospital that treated the singer for an opioid overdose the week before his fatal incident, according to a suit filed this ...
Wanna win tickets to the “Purple Experience” Friday May 4th at Divots? A Prince tribute show straight out of the Purple One’s hometown of Minneapolis. Doors open at 7pm, show at 8pm.
Win tickets this afternoon (Thursday) with Michael J when he plays the Prince Song of the Day that Jeffrey ...
Prince’s family have filed a lawsuit against the hospital that treated his first opioid overdose.
Last week, it was announced by authorities in Minnesota that there would be no criminal charges surrounding the death of the ‘Purple Rain’ hitmaker, who passed away in April 2016 after an ...
Claire Foy says the gender pay gap she endured during ‘The Crown’ has “opened her eyes”.
The 34-year-old actress - who played Queen Elizabeth on ‘The Crown’ - became the centre of a pay gap scandal last month when it was revealed that Matt Smith, her co-star who played Prince Philip on the ...
His real name was Prince
Born to two musical parents on June 7, 1958, Prince Rogers Nelson was named after his father’s jazz combo.
A Jehovah’s Witness
Baptized in 2001, Prince was a devout Jehovah’s Witness; he even went door-to-door.
He wrote music for others
More than two dozen characters collide in Marvel’s massive but unruly ‘Avengers’ film
Bigger isn’t always better.
“Avengers: Infinity War” is the product of 10 years of Marvel movies, and it boldly attempts to combine the plots and universes of 17 of the 18 movies that came before ...
He cherished his privacy. He always kept us from seeing what he didnt want us to see, what he didnt want us to know, what he didnt want us to hear.
We didnt know the name of his deceased newborn son. Or about his movie script for then-teen heartthrobs New Kids on the Block, or even the ...
C.J.: Music or basketball, Prince executed what was in his head, says NPG’s Hayes
Morris Hayes’ height advantage was irrelevant when Prince was on the basketball court.
That was the case even when the New Power Generation musical director and keyboard player was highly motivated, as you will read here in Part 2 of our interview. Sometimes basketball was Hayes’ way of ...
Dig if you will this picture: Prince performing on a giant video screen, on the eve of the second anniversary of his death, accompanied by 13 live musicians on the stage below him. That was the scene Friday at Target Center.
About 7,000 purple-clad people turned out for what? Something ...
Days after Princes death from a fatal dose of fentanyl, his longtime friend and closest associate told police that he didnt know the musician was addicted to painkillers until a week before he died.
But records made public this week after authorities closed the death investigation without ...
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The end of a two-year investigation into Prince’s 2016 drug overdose death was the trigger to release materials compiled by sheriff’s detectives, ranging from hundreds of pages of interviews, search warrants and reports to more than 1,000 photos and videos.
The images ...
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Documents: Airplane scare was beginning of the end of Prince’s struggles with opioids
The few on board Princes private airplane as it made an emergency landing in Moline, Ill., early that morning of April 14, 2016, feared he was dead.
Longtime friend Kirk Johnson couldnt wake him, unaware that he had overdosed on opioids. Johnson scooped up his boss and rushed him down the ...
Two years after the sudden death of Prince by accidental fentanyl overdose, one of the lingering mysteries surrounding the enigmatic musician concerned how and where he obtained the powerful synthetic opioid that killed him and whether anyone would be held responsible.
On Thursday, law ...
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Some of Prince’s closest confidants had grown increasingly alarmed about his health in the days before he died and tried to get him help as they realized he had an opioid addiction — yet none were able to give investigators the insight they needed to determine where the ...