1. Prince's Italian Plagiarism Case Drags On

    July 20, 2016 3:41 AM EDT The beleaguered estate of Prince could face further problems, this time from Italy.  As previously reported , an Italian court ruled that Prince’s 1994 hit, “The Most Beautiful Girl in the World” was plagiarized from a 1983 song by two Italian writers, Bruno Bergonzi and Michele Vicino. That…

  2. The Time Matt Damon Met Prince is a Perfect Prince Story

    July 19, 2016 9:06 PM EDT In 2007, Matt Damon and Prince met for the first time and as Damon and his Bourne films co-star Julia Stiles recall it the experience made for a pretty awesome "Prince story." Prince's 'Purple Rain' Shirt and Jacket Sell for Over $96,000 Each Speaking with GQ for the…

  3. Lawyers May Have 'Potentially Relevant' Info on Prince Heirs

    July 14, 2016 2:35 AM EDT A Minnesota law firm may have "potentially relevant" information for determining who should inherit Prince's estate, a judge said in an order released Wednesday that didn't hint at what that information might be, though one expert said it's probably not a will. Carver…

  4. Chaka Khan Enter Rehab Over Prescription Drugs

    July 10, 2016 1:40 PM EDT Chaka Khan and her sister have both entered a drug rehabilitation program to battle their addictions to prescription drugs, and Kahn says the death of her good friend Prince helped hasten her decision to get help. How Chaka Khan Ended Up Singing On FOMO's New Single 'House Of Love&…

  5. Watch President Obama, Kendrick Lamar and Janelle Monáe Sing 'Happy Birthday' at Fourth of July BBQ

    July 05, 2016 4:22 AM EDT President Obama’s eldest daughter had an extra-special present on her 18th birthday: a round of “Happy Birthday” sung by her dad, with support from Kendrick Lamar and Janelle Monáe . Malia Ann Obama shares her birthday with another big day – the Fourth of July. Each year, the POTUS hosts a…

  6. Prince's 'Purple Rain' Shirt and Jacket Sell for Over $96,000 Each

    July 04, 2016 4:52 AM EDT Prince’s Purple Rain jacket and silk shirt combo has sold for a not-so-princely sum.   The New Romantic-style ruffled ivory shirt worn by the late artist in the ‘80s film went at auction for nearly $100,000, more than 30 times its starting price ($3,000). And the black-and-white corduroy…

  7. Prince Online Museum Launches: See the Singer's Official Websites Spanning 20 Years

    July 04, 2016 1:08 AM EDT An Internet archive of many of Prince ’s official websites from the past 20 years launches Monday (July 4). Titled the Prince Online Museum, the website ( http://princeonlinemuseum.com ) arrives exactly 10 years after Prince closed his award-winning digital NPG Music Club. Prince's 40…

  8. Kendrick Lamar, Beyoncé, Prince & More: Essence's Michelle Ebanks Talks Memorable Festival Moments

    July 01, 2016 9:00 AM EDT “It’s called delirium at this point,” says Michelle Ebanks with a laugh when recently asked how plans for the 2016 Essence Festival were coming along. “All things considered, this year is smooth sailing,” continues the president of Essence Communications. “Fortunately, we’ve got a lot of…

  9. Prince Estate Lawyers Get Deadline to Weigh In On DNA Tests

    June 28, 2016 9:58 PM EDT A Minnesota judge overseeing the legal proceedings about Prince 's estate has set a deadline for attorneys to weigh in on protocols for genetic testing. Prince's 'Purple Rain' Jacket & Shirt to Be Auctioned Off on eBay In an order made public Tuesday, Carver County…

  10. Sheila E. Recounts Emotional Reunion With Prince Bandmates for BET Tribute: 'I Knew We Were Going to Sit and Cry'

    June 28, 2016 5:10 AM EDT It was the moment the BET Awards audience had been waiting for the whole evening. Sheila E. ripping ferociously into the opening drum beats of “Housequake” signaled that the most personal of the night’s memorable Prince tributes was about to go down. BET Awards Pay Tribute to Prince With The…

  11. Prince Estate: Judge Sets Two-Week Deadline for Genetic Protocol Decision

    June 27, 2016 12:45 PM EDT At a hearing in suburban Minneapolis this morning, attorneys representing Prince's siblings urged a Minnesota state judge to quickly approve a proposed procedure for demonstrating if a blood relationship to the late pop superstar exists. But a cautious Judge Kevin Eide concluded the two…

  12. Prince's Yellow Cloud Guitar Bought by Indianapolis Colts Owner

    June 26, 2016 12:25 PM EDT Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay has purchased the Yellow Cloud electric guitar that Prince used in numerous concerts until the mid-1990s. Ringo Starr's First Drum Set Bought By Colts Owner For $1.7M The NFL football team owner and collector of musical instruments paid $137,500 for the…

  13. Minnesota Judge to Hold 2nd Hearing in Prince Estate Case

    June 26, 2016 11:57 AM EDT The Prince estate case is headed back to a Minnesota courtroom. A judge will hold a hearing in suburban Minneapolis on Monday (June 27) regarding the procedures for determining who stands to inherit part of the rock superstar's fortune. Prince Estate Judge Allows Media at Hearing, With…

  14. Prince Estate Judge Allows Media at Hearing, With Conditions

    June 22, 2016 10:28 PM EDT The Minnesota judge overseeing Prince's estate is keeping cameras out of an upcoming hearing that could delve into claims about possible heirs to the late musician. Carver County District Judge Kevin Eide said Wednesday that reporters won't be allowed to use audio or video recording…

  15. Judith Hill Was With Prince During Emergency Plane Landing: 'I Thought He Was Gone'

    June 21, 2016 9:17 PM EDT The music icon died six days after the medical emergency. In a new interview with The New York Times , Prince prodigy Judith Hill reveals that she was with the late musician when his plane was forced to make an emergency landing on April 15, just six days before his death . RIP Prince: 11…

  16. Key Prince Career Executives Retained For Estate Management

    June 17, 2016 5:23 AM EDT The entertainment assets of Prince's estate will be managed by two key figures in his career. L. Londell McMillan, the artist's longtime attorney, manager and friend, and business executive Charles A. Koppelman have been chosen for the task by the court-approved special…

  17. Prince's Estate Is Open for Business, Following Judge's Ruling

    June 08, 2016 6:38 PM EDT The trust overseeing the late pop superstar's assets now has limited authority to hire entertainment industry experts to help manage his music holdings. Prince 's estate is open for business. A Minnesota state judge Wednesday (July 8) granted the trust overseeing the late pop…

  18. Here's a Rare Video of Prince Playing Basketball: Collaborator Breaks Down His Trash-Talkin' Game

    June 07, 2016 9:00 AM EDT On what would have been Prince's 58th birthday, onetime Paisley Park regular David Schwartz explores a forgotten side of his genius. Around the same time Prince began work on Purple Rain , American psychologist Howard Gardner released a book that changed the way we look at genius. …

  19. Minnesota Governor Declares 'Prince Day' to Mark Late Star's Birthday

    June 06, 2016 5:49 PM EDT Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton has declared Tuesday to be "Prince Day" in Minnesota to mark what would have been his 58th birthday . Prince died April 21 from an accidental overdose of the narcotic painkiller fentanyl. The governor's proclamation, issued Monday, is meant to…

  20. Spike Lee Throws Dance Party Ahead of Prince's Birthday

    June 04, 2016 7:10 PM EDT The dress code was purple, getting down was a requirement and plenty of people obliged as Prince was celebrated at a Spike Lee party ahead of what would have been the late legend's 58th birthday. Prince Died of Opioid Overdose, Tests Show Lee, who was a friend of Prince, threw the…

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