We’re so glad Twitter exists right now. If it wasn’t for the social media platform, fans at tonight’s Prince concert in LA would have to debate whether that weird guy in the hat trying to climb on stage was Charlie Sheen or not. “#winning Heading to House of Blues LA tonight to see a surprise show by PRINCE! should be Epic..!!,” Sheen tweeted this afternoon. “Was this a secret?! too late!!” Prince will actually be playing three shows in different parts of the House Of Blues tonight, the Muisc Hall at 8, the Jazz Cafe at 11, and a charity gig at the private Foundation room at 1 AM, but we wouldn’t be surprised if Charlie hits all three…it’s not like he has to go to work tomorrow.
Tonight’s festivities come after a long stretch of gigs in LA, with Prince already playing 12 shows at the Forum (he’ll be back there for 3 more concerts this weekend). It’s a good thing Whitney Houston‘s probably too busy with rehab to attend tonight…nothing good could possibly come from Whitney being introduced to Tiger Blood.
We knew the gossip about Prince banning Whitney Houston from his concerts was 2 nasty 2 b true. Oh sure, Prince’s handlers may have planned to keep her from getting on his stage again, but u know Prince himself would never make such a decree. The Purple 1 has issued a statement denying that Whitney will b forced to watch his concerts from the cheap seats.
Whitney Houston is always welcome at Prince shows 4 all of eternity. Seeing her at 2 shows at The Forum in L.A. was a treat, especially when she sang with Chaka Khan and danced with Prince during his set. We love her always.
Granted, Whitney’s song with Chaka was…a little pitchy, and Prince only allowed Whitney 2 dance during his set. But with Whitney headed back 2 rehab, hopefully she’ll b in a better state next time she shows up at the Forum…or b happy to play the cowbell. Also, if u think it’s cheesy 2 write like Prince when reporting on him…don’t knock it till u try it.
We won’t see another video of Whitney Houston wrecking a Prince concert…not if Prince can help it. TMZ reports that Whitney is no longer allowed to attend his concerts, after making a scene at multiple engagements. According to their sources, Whitney frequently asked to be let on stage, with the Purple One’s team rebuffing her, worried she’d “embarrass” herself. Considering what happened when opening actChaka Khan let Whitney on stage (click on the link if you missed it!), their worries were pretty well founded.
With Whitney off to rehab to prepare for a movie, it’s not likely she’ll be bugging Prince any time soon. But next time she wants to, she’ll have to try from the cheap seats.
If you aren’t gonna dance at a Prince concert, you might as well stay home. The legendary pop star had a special visitor during his “Welcome 2 America” show at Madison Square Garden last night, with Kim Kardashian (out with boyfriend Kris Humphries) wiggling her way on stage during the traditional “pull women up and dance with them” portion of his set. Unfortunately, whether due to shyness or her tight outfit, Kim seemed unwilling to bust a movie with The Purple One, who quickly ordered that she “get off the stage.” “I was so nervous I froze when Prince touched me,” Kim tweeted mid-show, before Prince kindly gave her a second chance. “Went up on stage AGAIN! This time I redeemed myself! We all danced while Prince played the piano! Wow! What a night!” And we’re supposed to believe she’s going to be a pop star now?
Get a closer look at Kim’s eye-catching outfit in the gallery below. Can’t blame the guy for giving her a shot!
We love Prince‘s music, but there are some things the guy believes in that we just don’t. For instance: Jehovah, using numbers as shorthand, the color purple, and now his claim that the internet is “over”.
In an interview with the UK’s Daily Mirror, Prince said that he is releasing his latest album, 20Ten, for free as a giveaway, distributed in the hard copy version of the Mirror and that no digital copies would be made available. He explained “The internet’s completely over. I don’t see why I should give my new music to iTunes or anyone else. They won’t pay me an advance for it and then they get angry when they can’t get it.” Not holding back, he also took a jab at MTV, the network that made him famous and, thanks to his “When Doves Cry” video, made us aware that mirrors are fun. He said “The internet’s like MTV. At one time MTV was hip and suddenly it became outdated. Anyway, all these computers and digital gadgets are no good. They just fill your head with numbers and that can’t be good for you.” Unfortunately for Prince fans, this means there’s virtually no internet presence for the singer, as he’s taken down his own website and won’t allow YouTube to show any of his videos. We think if his Purpleness was exposed to the wonders of Cute Overload he just might think differently.
Today we are proud to hail from the great state of Massachusetts, because the famous musicians that call our state home do not mortify us with horrific flute-filled songs celebrating our football team (they just write crap like “Hanging Tough,” but whatevs). Minnesota’s native son, Prince, has penned the most cringe-inducing Vikings fight song ever created in this land of generally terrible, mediocre music. “Raspberry Beret” it is not. Instead, “Purple and Gold” sounds like the scorned love child of a middle school marching band and a broken ride at Disney World.
Minnesota, we feel sorry for you, and even though we care nothing about football (besides when it has to do with Tom Brady‘s ass), we are now rooting for the Saints, just so we never have to hear this song or mention again. [Cue triumphant flute sound]
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It’s only Tuesday, but this is already shaping up to be a weak week for Prince. First he was quoted in the New Yorkerdissing gay marriage and claiming “God came to earth and saw people sticking it wherever and doing it with whatever, and he just cleared it all out. He was, like, ‘Enough.” This from a man who spent his twenties wearing women’s underwear on stage.
Countless fans were upset that the Purple One could be so intolerant, but this isn’t the first time he was accused of homophobia since his religious conversion to Jehovah’s Witnesses. The biography Possessed:Rise And Fall Of Prince included claims that he would only reunite with Revolution members Wendy & Lisa if they renounced their lesbian relationship. But Perez Hiltonsays that Prince was misquoted. “What His Purpleness actually did was gesture to the Bible and said he follows what it teaches, referring mainly to the parts about loving everyone and refraining from judgment…” We can only hope!
If this wasn’t enough bad publicity, he’s now being sued by the makers of his 3121 perfume. It seems the star hasn’t bothered to do any promotional work for the perfume line for over a year—despite plans to release a new fragrance in 2009. Sounds like somebody needs to do some PR damage control. Maybe he could hand out free samples at a pride parade.
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