Over 5,000 people gathered in L.A City Hall to join Stevie Wonders and others in a City of Angels tribute to Prince. Among the other stars to join Stevie Wonder were Faith Evans, Eric Benet, Aloe Blacc, Deitrick Haddon and Sebu Simonian.
“It is with profound sadness that I am confirming that the legendary, iconic performer, Prince Rogers Nelson, has died at his Paisley Park residence this morning at the age of 57,” the pop star’s publicist, Yvette Noel-Schure, said in a statement. “There are no further details as to the cause of death at this time.”
The Carver County’s Sheriff’s Office had confirmed earlier that it was investigating a death at Prince’s Paisley Park complex in Minnesota. But the sheriff’s office didn’t release details about the identity of the person who died or the circumstances.
Prince — a singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, producer and arranger — “was widely acclaimed as one of the most inventive musicians of his era, drawing upon influences ranging from James Brown to the Beatles to Jimi Hendrix,” the Associated Press noted. Born Prince Rogers Nelson, the Minnesota native was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2004.
The new judges on The Voice were discussing who they sung with during their career when new judge Boy George, dropped the bomb!
George kicked off with: “I have duetted with some of the greatest soul singers in history including Luther Vandross and Smokey Robinson.”
Paloma upped the stakes, saying: “Well OK, if we’re throwing big soul names out there I’ve performed with Prince.”
But BG fired back: “Forget that, darling, I’ve slept with Prince.”
A source said: “We just couldn’t believe what he had come out with — and the guys in the gallery were beside themselves.”
Fellow judge Will.i.am thought the whole thing was hilarious, high-fiving Boy George.
But the 54-year-old, who replaced axed Tom Jones on the show, soon took it back.
The source told The Sun: “After that Boy George started backtracking saying he hadn’t really slept with Prince and that in reality, he just had his poster on his wall.
“But as far as the crowd were concerned the cat was already out of the bag.”
The fifth series of The Voice starts in January.
If she decides to run in 2016, Hillary Clinton, the potentially first female president of the United States, could blow the Republican candidate out if the waters. So naturally, Republicans have been relentlessly attacking the former Secretary of State, even though she hasn’t made a decision to run.
This latest attack is compliments of Newt Gingrich. In Tuesday’s episode of “Crossfire,” Gingrich accused the former First Lady of lacking the qualifications for the presidency.
“You have to understand the problem Bill has,” Gingrich said. “Bill is to politics what Fred Astaire is to dancing, he is just automatically amazing and he wants to have Ginger Rogers out there dancing. Instead [with Hillary Clinton] it’s a little bit like watching Kim Kardashian get kicked off the stage by Prince because she couldn’t dance.”
Gingrich was referring to a February 2011 concert at Madison Square Garden in New York City, where Prince called Kardashian onto the stage. When the reality star did not start dancing, Prince booted her off, yelling, “Get off the stage!”
And when it comes to politics, Gingrich is not sure that Hillary Clinton has the right moves.
“I think there’s a big problem, because I don’t think, as a candidate, that [she] dances very well,” Gingrich said.
The former ‘Oliver’ child star says he’s prepared to take a DNA test to prove his story that he donated sperm to the pop legend. Lester, 51, was close friends with Jackson, and was named godfather to all of his children
Lester reportedly has not been allowed to see the children since Jackson’s death in 2009.
Amid Michael Jackson‘s wrongful death trial, British actor Mark Lester is continuing his efforts to prove that the late pop legend’s children are biologically his. The former “Oliver” child star says he’s prepared to take a DNA test.
“I wouldn’t have a DNA test without the children’s permission, but when the children come of age — and it’s not far away — and they decide they want me to do it, then I will,” he told British tabloid The Mirror.
Lester, 51, was close friends with Jackson, and was named godfather to all of his children. The two met when they were in their teen years — after Lester rose to fame starring in the 1968 movie-musical. They maintained a 30 year-long friendship.
Lester claims his is the father of Jackson’s children — Prince Jackson, Prince Michael Jackson II and Paris Jackson, shown with La Toya Jackson. He says Paris’ resemblance to his own daughter, Olivia, is uncanny.
According to The Mirror, Lester has not been allowed to see the children since Jackson’s death in 2009. After going public with his suspicions, Lester says the Jackson family stopped answering his phone calls.
“I just want to reconnect and be the godfather that Michael made me,” he said. “I just feel it is really cruel that our relationship has just been cut off. It is not what Michael would have wanted.”
Lester previously told Britain’s News of the World in 2009 that he gave Jackson his semen years ago, after the singer asked for “help,” suggesting he had fertility issues.
“It was a really strange request but while Michael was alive I never gave it another thought. I didn’t donate to get something out of it.”
“While he was alive, I never ever thought the children were anyone else’s but Michael’s.”
Now, Lester says the resemblance between Jackson’s daughter Paris, 15, and his own 18-year-old daughter Olivia, is uncanny.
h/t: NY Daily News