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Kim Kardashian Recalls When Prince Threw Her Off the Stage (VIDEO)

by Jason Hughes, posted Aug 15th 2011 6:05AM
'Keeping Up With the Kardashians'In this world where certain stars get scrutinized in every moment of their lives, there was of course no way Kim Kardashian was ever going to live down the incident where she got invited on stage with Prince, and then booted off for not dancing. Ryan Seacrest asked her about it on his radio show on 'Keeping Up With the Kardashians' (Sun., 10PM ET on E!).

While it's easy to make fun of her, she simply had a reaction that many of us can probably relate to. Despite having a kind of celebrity herself, Kim found herself completely starstruck by Prince. "I was just so nervous and I'm just laughing," she said.

Add to that her distaste for dance and, as we all saw on 'DWTS,' her lack of skill in that department, and it's no wonder she completely froze.

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Cedric the Entertainer Tells Kimmel About Singing with Prince (VIDEO)

by Catherine Lawson, posted Jun 17th 2011 8:45AM
Cedric the EntertainerCedric the Entertainer stopped by 'Jimmy Kimmel Live' (Weeknights, 12AM ET on ABC) and reminisced about the time he performed on-stage with Prince.

He told Jimmy Kimmel how he'd previously been over to Prince's house for one of the diminutive rocker's "crazy parties in the midle of the night," and even described the house for us: "It's a 'Prince' house. ... It's got all kinds of sparkles and glitter and stuff ... there's fireworks going off inside ... "

Later on, Cedric was in the crowd at a Prince gig when the singer called him up on-stage to sing along with 'Raspberry Beret.' Performing live shouldn't hold any terrors for such a seasoned veteran of the stand-up circuit, but there was a snag. Cedric didn't know any of the words.

Thankfully, he managed to keep it together and bluffed his way through the verse by humming and mumbling in the right key. Then, at the crucial point he belted out the chorus: 'Raspberry Beret!'

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'Late Show With David Letterman' Gets Rhythmic With 'Drum Solo Week'

by Catherine Lawson, posted Jun 2nd 2011 7:40AM
'Late Show With David Letterman'It's time to break out the wristbands and make like John Bonham as 'Late Show With David Letterman' hosts its first-ever 'Drum Solo Week' next week. Hopefully it won't involve any bizarre gardening accidents...

CBS announced Wednesday that the show will dedicate four nights to peformances by some of the music industry's top drummers and percussionists.

The lineup features an eclectic mix of musicians, including Neil Peart from Rush, who is regarded as one of the greatest drum soloists in rock music.

The week kicks off Mon., June 6 with a drum solo performance by Anton Fig, longtime drummer for 'Late Show' band leader Paul Shaffer and the CBS Orchestra.

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Prince Talks Sinead O'Connor, Chaka Khan Covering His Songs (VIDEO)

by Aimee Deeken, posted Apr 14th 2011 6:45AM
Prince Talks Covers on 'Lopez Tonight'On 'Lopez Tonight' (weeknights, 12AM ET on TBS), Prince opened up about all the covers of his songs and an industry loophole that "doesn't exist in any other art form -- be it books, movies..."

"I don't mind fans singing the songs. My problem is when the industry covers the music," he said. "A lot of times, people think I'm doing a Sinéad O'Connor song ['Nothing Compares 2 U'] and Chaka Khan songs, when in fact I wrote those songs."

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Sherri Shepherd Tells Prince: 'I've Wanted to Make Love to You for My Whole Life' (VIDEO)

by Nick Zaino, posted Dec 9th 2010 1:35PM
Prince makes a surprise appearance on 'The View'Prince made a surprise appearance on 'The View' (Weekdays, Syndicated on ABC), and no one was more surprised than Sherri Shepherd. Shepherd and Whoopi Goldberg were messing around with Joy Behar when Whoopi pointed at the stage entrance and said, in mock surprise, "Oh, wait, wait! Is that Prince?"

Prince then strode coolly onto the set and sat down next to Shepherd, though at one point it looked like he was sitting on her lap. Shepherd sat next to Prince, looking doe-eyed and asked him to tell her he loved her. Prince smiled and said, "I love you, Sherri," in his silkiest bass voice and hugged her.

Shepherd wasn't done. She fondled his leather gloves and said, "You don't understand, Prince, I have wanted to make love to you for my whole life."

Prince realized this was as good a point as any to make his exit, and said, "So on that note," and excused himself before things could get too hot and heavy.

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Ke$ha Sneaks Into Prince's Home to Give Him Demo Tape (VIDEO)

by Donald Deane, posted Aug 13th 2010 2:15PM
Word of advice to Prince: Tighten your home security right away. On 'Today' (weekdays, 7AM ET on NBC), singer Ke$ha said she once snuck into Prince's mansion in L.A. to bring him a demo tape of her music.

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Love in an Elevator ... With Danielle Staub (VIDEO)

by Donald Deane, posted May 27th 2010 3:15PM
On 'The Wendy Williams Show' (weekdays, syndicated), Danielle Staub of 'The Real Housewives of New Jersey' dished about a past dalliance with Don Johnson in an elevator, and a kiss with musician Prince that reminded her of his classic risque song 'Darling Nikki.'

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Who Should Replace Kevin Eubanks On 'The Tonight Show'? Our 8 Choices

by Steve Baltin, posted Feb 17th 2010 1:30PM
Kevin EubanksJay Leno may have got his coveted 11:35PM 'Tonight Show' time slot back, but he'll be looking for a new band leader shortly after he goes back to late night on March 1. Kevin Eubanks, the jazz guitarist who's been with Leno since 1992 and took over over for Branford Marsalis as band leader in 1995, is expected to leave the show sometime in March to resume his recording and touring career.

Since Leno and Eubanks teamed up in 1992, the ante has been upped tremendously for late-night musicians, with Conan O'Brien first bringing in E Street Band drummer Max Weinberg to head his band. And then Jimmy Fallon found the best part of his show, convincing revered hip-hop group the Roots to be the house group.

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Michael Jackson's kids will appear in new reality show - or will they?

by Bob Sassone, posted Oct 14th 2009 5:31PM
Michael JacksonIf this report is true, that Michael Jackson's kids are indeed going to star in the new Jackson family reality show on A&E, then I guess I have to revise my view on who are the sane members of the family and who aren't.

US says that Prince, Paris, and Prince Michael "Blanket" Jackson will costar in The Jacksons: A Family Dynasty, which will premiere in December. The magazine says that Janet Jackson gave the thumbs up to the kids appearing in the show. I always thought she would be one who would say no to something like this. Older sister Rebbie doesn't want the kids to appear in the show and won't appear in the show herself.

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Prince will probably never be a guest on Letterman's show

by Bob Sassone, posted May 29th 2009 7:28PM
Tonight Show
I would have posted this earlier today, but I couldn't read Prince's handwriting on the big sheet of paper he gave to Jay Leno last night. I thought it was just a goodbye wish, but now I see from TMZ that it was actually a dig at David Letterman.

It says "Jay is the best. Even Paul Shaffer knows it." Billy Crystal looks amused.

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If U2 can do five nights of Letterman, Prince can do four nights of Leno

by Bob Sassone, posted Mar 12th 2009 1:08PM
LenoLast week U2 was on The Late Show with David Letterman for five straight nights to promote their new album, and now another rock icon is going on Leno to promote his new albums.

Prince (so glad I don't have to find some way to type that funny symbol thing he went as for a few years) will perform on Jay Leno's show for four nights, March 25 to 27 and then again on May 28. The appearances are to promote his two (yes, two) new albums, Lotus Flower and MPLSound, which will be released on May 29 in Target stores only. Leno's last show is that same night. Conan O'Brien takes over on June 1.

Prince sent out a special e-mail to fans on his mailing list and you can read it at the link above. Lots of uses of the number "2" for "two" and "to" as well as the number "4" for "four" and "for." I think Prince invented text messaging.

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Rickey Minor: In the Limelight

by Liz Finn-Arnold, posted Apr 26th 2007 3:43PM
Rickey MinorAmerican Idol is a show that takes virtual unknowns and creates stars. Even a couple of judges (Randy and Simon), and a host named Ryan Seacrest became household names thanks to Idol's success.

But there's one guy of vital importance to the show who isn't so well known. Most of the time he stays in the background. But there wouldn't be any Idol music without him. He's Idol's inhouse musical director -- Rickey Minor.

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FCC gets 150 complaints about the Super Bowl

by Bob Sassone, posted Mar 7th 2007 4:43PM

Prince at the Super BowlThe Federal Communications Commission got 150 complaints about the content of this year's big game. They centered on two events: one was the phallic imagery generated by Prince during his halftime show (pic on the right). Can you guess the other one?

Yup, that Snickers ad with the two guys kissing (Snickers has since pulled the commercial).

The Smoking Gun has the documents, and some of the complaints are hilarious. One viewer says that Prince's giant penis guitar shadow had a traumatic effect on his son: "[my son] hoped to be a quarterback and now he will turn out gay...thanks CBS for turning my son GAY." Another viewer said "God knows I didn't turn on the Super Bowl expecting to be tricked into watching gay sex," which makes me wonder where he usually goes to not be tricked into watching gay sex.

I wonder what these people think about football players slapping each other on the rear after good plays, and then taking showers together after a game. NAKED!

[via TV Tattle]

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Producer says Michael Jackson won't be on Idol

by Liz Finn-Arnold, posted Feb 16th 2007 9:34AM
Michael JacksonThere have been rumors of late that Michael Jackson, in an attempt to revive his stalled music career, might just be planning an upcoming surprise appearance on American Idol. But Idol producer Nigel Lythgoe put those rumors to rest in a recent interview with TV Week.com.

When asked if Jackson would be on the show, Lythgoe stated "we won't be seeing him." He also indicated that he wasn't just saying this as a "tease" or because the details are up in the air. Lythgoe added, "the fact is he will not be on American Idol."

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Super Bowl viewers threatened by Prince's gigantic...

by Julia Ward, posted Feb 7th 2007 10:25AM
Prince Super Bowl PhallusAmerica - always threatened by the black man's sexuality. The debate hasn't gone there yet, but just you wait. An AP story was released yesterday that strings together multiple reports of viewers who were shocked, shocked to see Prince's "demonic guitar phallus," as it was described by Stephen Colbert, projected in shadow against a large sheet of fabric during the Super Bowl halftime show.

These same viewers also giggle at the word "dooty," think a man using a microphone resembles an act of fellatio and that, from the air, Dolphin Stadium looks like a vagina. Folks, you can't rock out without your cock out so get over it already. You're just lucky this was Prince circa 2007 and not Prince circa 1984 when the guitar he took on tour would ejaculate water at the climax of "Let's Go Crazy." He kept his ass covered. What more do you want?

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