• 'Batman' composer Danny Elfman says turning down Prince was 'most stressful gamble' of his career
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    'Batman' composer Danny Elfman says turning down Prince was 'most stressful gamble' of his career

    Elfman revealed that Michael Jackson and George Michael were also in talks for the soundtrack.

  • Nicolas Cage deals with his marriage annulment via the medium of karaoke
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    Nicolas Cage deals with his marriage annulment via the medium of karaoke

    The Hollywood legend has now been spotted in the same karaoke bar twice over three nights, both times belting out the same song.

  • Movie Inspired by Prince’s Music in the Works at Universal (EXCLUSIVE)
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    Movie Inspired by Prince’s Music in the Works at Universal (EXCLUSIVE)

    Universal Pictures has acquired the rights to a number of classic songs from Prince’s catalog and is developing an original film musical inspired by his music, using the songs to drive a fictional narrative. Insiders stress is that the film is not a biopic but an original story with Prince’s classic songs driving the plotline. […]

  • Prince’s Purple Rain Costumes Fetch Almost $200,000 At Auction
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    Prince’s Purple Rain Costumes Fetch Almost $200,000 At Auction

    Clothing worn by late music legend Prince in his 1984 movie ‘Purple Rain’ has been auctioned in California for far higher than expected. The items had already been scheduled to go up for auction before Prince’s death earlier this year - but inevitably his demise has boosted interest in such memorabilia. Joe Maddalena, founder of auctioneers Profiles in History, said, “It just happened to be one of those coincidences that unfortunately he passed away.

  • Remembering That Time Prince Was Almost in ‘The Fifth Element’
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    Remembering That Time Prince Was Almost in ‘The Fifth Element’

    Prince in 2007 (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File) In the wake of the shocking death of Prince last week, many stories about the singular singer are making the rounds again as the mourning continues. Related: Prince: His Most Memorable Onscreen Moments One of those recycled anecdotes is this bit of 1990s movie casting lore: the fact that Prince almost played talk-show host Ruby Rhod in Luc Besson’s 1997 sci-fi cult favorite The Fifth Element, information the director reminded fans about over the weekend via Twitter. He also resurfaced some of the concept art for Prince’s proposed — and highly outrageous — costume from the movie’s designer Jean Paul Gaultier.

  • Baz Luhrmann Reveals The Great Gatsby Song By Prince That Never Was
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    Baz Luhrmann Reveals The Great Gatsby Song By Prince That Never Was

    This week saw the sad and sudden passing of music legend Prince, but did you know he produced music for Baz Luhrmann’s ‘The Great Gatsby’? According to the Australian film director during a Tribeca Q&A, Prince was meant to feature on the soundtrack for the Leonardo DiCaprio-led film. “I was working with Prince on a song for Gatsby and it was a re-imagined version of a song he did with Martika called ‘Love…Thy Will Be Done’ and it was going to be a major piece in [the film],“ Luhrmann remembers.

  • Spike Lee Hosts A Block Party And The Movie World Pays Tribute To Prince
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    Spike Lee Hosts A Block Party And The Movie World Pays Tribute To Prince

    Hollywood is reeling following the sudden death of Prince, who died yesterday aged just 57. Spike Lee held an impromptu block party outside his offices in Brooklyn last night, with hundreds descending on the Fort Greene neighbourhood. Lee then led an emotional sing-along of 'Purple Rain’ from his stoop wearing a purple t-shirt and according to reports 'as the event wrapped, Prince’s music could still be heard resounding from surrounding cars and apartments’.

  • Remembering 'Purple Rain,' Prince’s Extraordinary Rock Movie
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    Remembering 'Purple Rain,' Prince’s Extraordinary Rock Movie

    Prince — who died suddenly on Thursday at the age of 57 — was best known as an extraordinarily talented musician of uncommon ability, inventiveness, and mystery. The 1984 film is, as you’d expect from Prince, one of the most unusual pop-music films ever made. Set in his home town of Minneapolis and filled with musicians he was working with during this period — Morris Day and his band The Time, Apollonia Kotero, guitarist Wendy Melvoin and keyboardist Lisa Coleman — Purple Rain casts Prince as “The Kid,” a wildly talented, romantic, eccentric, and neurotic musician.

  • Prince Has Died Aged 57
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    Prince Has Died Aged 57

    The artist known as Prince has died, aged 57. “Prince’s body was discovered at his Paisley Park compound in Minnesota early Thursday morning,” they reveal. “The singer – full name Prince Rogers Nelson – had a medical emergency on April 15th that forced his private jet to make an emergency landing in Illinois,” they added.

  • Vanity, Star Of Action Jackson And The Last Dragon, Dies At 57
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    Vanity, Star Of Action Jackson And The Last Dragon, Dies At 57

    Singer and actress Vanity, who starred in movies like ‘Action Jackson’ and 'The Last Dragon’ has died at the age of 57. According to The Hollywood Reporter, she died of kidney failure caused by many years of crack cocaine abuse, despite being sober since the mid-90s. As a music star, Vanity, real name Denise Matthews, was discovered by Prince in 1980, who gave her her stage name and made her the lead singer in the band Vanity 6, most famous for the synth classic 'Nasty Girl’.