Donatella Versace’s Ice Bucket Challenge Video Is The F***ing End-All (And She Nominates Pharrell & Prince)

The goddamn mic has been dropped on the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge videos, and Donatella Versace had the final word. For her stunning clip, the Grand Drag Queen Of Fashion (no, no Karl Lagerfeld — have a seat, bitch) sat her hot ass in front of a camera and muttered something or other in Donatella-ese…

Robbie Daw | August 27, 2014 - 11:51 am

Rita Ora Gets Seductive With Her Prince-Penned “The Single Most Amazing”: Listen To A Preview

Those oft-discussed studio sessions between “I Will Never Let You Go” pop chanteuse Rita Ora and His Royal Badness himself Prince are finally starting to see the light of day, beginning with a track called “The Single Most Amazing.”

The Prince-penned jam, which was produced by Josh Welton is featured in a behind-the-scenes…

Bradley Stern | July 10, 2014 - 12:21 pm

Prince And Nile Rodgers Cover David Bowie At Essence Fest: Watch

Prince ruled this year’s Essence Fest. He kicked off his July 4 headlining set in New Orleans by performing 14 hits in a row – “You know how many hits I got?” he shouted – to nearly 50,000 fans, or the largest single-night Essence crowd since Hurricane Katrina. “Prince has requested everyone wear PURPLE to…

Christina Lee | July 5, 2014 - 7:30 am

Frank Ocean Has Reportedly Fired His Publicity Team And Manager: Morning Mix

:: Frank Ocean has fired his publicity firm, Life Or Death PR, and his manager. In an unrelated move, Mac Miller has signed up with Life Or Death. Even swap, right? [Buzzfeed]

:: Thirty-eight people were hospitalized for dehydration after taking drugs at an Avicii concert in Boston. [The Hollywood Reporter]

Robbie Daw | June 26, 2014 - 4:42 am

Prince Recorded A Song Called “This Could Be Us,” Based On An Internet Meme

Yep, you heard it right: King of Funk Prince wrote a new track called “This Could Be Us,” and he’s using the World Wide Web as his muse. Inspired by the #ThisCouldBeUsButYouPlayin’ Meme of Prince and Apollonia cruising on a motorcycle in the 1984 movie Purple Rain, the track will be featured on his much-awaited upcoming solo album.

In a…

Rachel Sonis | June 24, 2014 - 9:28 am

The New Aaliyah Biopic Will Examine Her Annulled Marriage To R. Kelly: Morning Mix

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:: As if the upcoming Aaliyah biopic hasn’t been controversial enough (a war is still raging on Twitter about the casting of Disney star Zendaya), new details reveal that the movie will examine the late R&B star’s annulled marriage to R. Kelly. They tied the knot when she was 15…

Mike Wass | June 24, 2014 - 5:00 am

Beyonce’s ‘June Birthday Playlist’ Includes Songs From Prince, Iggy Azalea & Lana Del Rey

Beyonce can literally do anything — release a blockbuster album in the middle of the night, watch her sister beat the crap out of her husband without blinking an eyelid and put together the perfect YouTube playlist. The queen of all musical genres surprised fans by posting a ‘June Birthday Playlist’ on her website dedicated…

Mike Wass | June 10, 2014 - 2:24 pm

Ariana Grande Defends Marilyn Monroe Against Online Haters: Morning Mix

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:: Ariana Grande was not amused when she celebrated screen legend Marilyn Monroe’s birthday on social media and was instantly trolled by haters. “I feel for the people who focus on hate…. because that’s all you have to give” was her comeback. [Hollywood Life]

:: This is going to…

Mike Wass | June 3, 2014 - 5:00 am

Prince Debuts New Single “The Breakdown”: Listen

On April 18, Prince announced a new studio album, Purple Rain reissue and deal with Warner Bros. Records. Less than a day later, he surprised fans with a new single, power ballad “The Breakdown.” There, Prince recalls the excess he used to desire, his falsetto hovering closely over a spare keyboard, female back-up vocals and…

Christina Lee | April 20, 2014 - 7:42 am

Prince Confirms New Album Plans, Announces ‘Purple Rain’ 30th Anniversary Reissue

Prince has been playing gigs with new material and releasing a steady trickle of new songs over the past year — including a duet with Zooey Deschanel stemming from his cameo on New Girl — but he’d been dodgy about what exactly he and his band, 3rdEyeGirl, are up to. But the mystery is over,…

Carl Williott | April 18, 2014 - 6:48 am

Rita Ora’s ‘Paper’ Cover Story: 4 Songs With Calvin Harris, Working With Prince & Cracking America

Rita Ora covers the April issue of Paper magazine and shed some light on her much anticipated debut/sophomore LP (depending on where you live) in the accompanying interview. For starters, the 23-year-old confirms that beau Calvin Harris produced four songs on the album.

She also reveals that the late Whitney Houston inspired her new single “I

Mike Wass | March 20, 2014 - 12:59 pm

Prince & Zooey Deschanel Recorded A Duet: Hear “FALLINLOVE2NITE”

Prince and Zooey Deschanel have recorded a duet together, because the Purple One’s love for New Girl runs hella deep. A snippet of the house-inflected tune was first heard in the Prince-starring January episode of the FOX show, when he and Zooey’s character performed the song at a house party. But now the full studio…

Carl Williott | March 14, 2014 - 7:14 am

Chipotle Sues Frank Ocean: Morning Mix

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:: Chipotle has sued Frank Ocean for $212,500, plus additional damages for failing to record a song for a marketing campaign. Ocean’s legal team says he took issue with Chipotle’s logo being prominently displayed and felt he was told he’d have final approval of the ad. The ad eventually went…

Christina Lee | March 10, 2014 - 5:00 am

Prince & 3rdEyeGirl’s “PretzelBodyLogic”: Hear The Lusty Rocker

Prince had a very funny turn in New Girl last night (February 2) after the Super Bowl, but during the episode we only really got a snippet of a maybe new song —  it featured Zooey Deschanel on vocals, so it very well could’ve been made specifically for the episode. Being the cagey, pancake-loving enigma that he is,…

Carl Williott | February 3, 2014 - 9:23 am

Prince Teases 3rdEyeGirl’s “PretzelBodyLogic” & ‘New Girl’ Cameos: Watch

Prince loves food, obviously. This fan forum thread, taking suggestions for a Prince-themed dinner party, may be the best testament to that fact. But a few other teasers — of his New Girl cameo and a new 3rdEyeGirl song — are good, recent examples too.

On New Girl, Prince counsels Jess (Zooey Deschanel)…

Christina Lee | January 31, 2014 - 10:42 am

Prince Announces ‘Hit & Run’ Tour In London

Prince continues to surprise, this time with an impromptu tour appropriately titled “Hit & Run.” He and his band 3rdEyeGirl will perform at venues “in and around” London starting next month, while dates will be announced at a press conference…held at Lianne La Havas’ flat. La Havas, a BBC Sound of 2012 pick, met Prince…

Christina Lee | January 24, 2014 - 8:57 am

Here’s Prince With Zooey Deschanel In A Still From ‘New Girl’

Following the Super Bowl on February 2, FOX will air a new episode of New Girl featuring none other than Prince, who is a big fan of the show. And with the episode approaching, more details about the plot are being revealed. As reported back in December, it revolves around the gang scoring an invite to…

Carl Williott | January 15, 2014 - 12:36 pm

Carmen Electra Talks Prince: Her 1993 Debut LP & Paisley Park Adventures

Carmen Electra is best known for her stint on Baywatch and eye-popping workout DVDs but the enduring sex symbol is also a trained singer/dancer. She stormed the Billboard club chart last year with “I Like It Loud” and recently released a fierce dance anthem called “Werq”.

The multi-talented diva dropped by the Idolator studio…

Mike Wass | December 18, 2013 - 1:41 pm

Prince To Cameo On FOX’s ‘New Girl’

This is a very Prince story, following a year of very Prince stories (remember the amazing “Breakfast Can Wait” cover?): The Purple One is a fan of the FOX sitcom New Girl (who isn’t??), and he’s such a big fan that he got in touch with the show’s producers and pitched them an episode idea involving…

Carl Williott | December 12, 2013 - 10:14 am

Prince Will Headline The 2014 Essence Festival: Morning Mix

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:: Prince will headline the 2014 Essence Festival in New Orleans. The event takes place on the July 4 weekend next year and will, no doubt, be an extremely hot ticket. [Hip Hop N More]

:: Talk about the Christmas gift that keeps on giving. Mac Miller will release…

Mike Wass | December 4, 2013 - 5:00 am
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