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Prince Takes Over the Arsenio Hall Show: 5 Things We Learned | The Arsenio Hall Show, Arsenio Hall, Prince

Prince Takes Over the Arsenio Hall Show: 5 Things We Learned

Originally posted 03/05/2014 07:30PM

Prince showed that he had a sense of humor when he guested on New Girl last month.

But when PEOPLE went backstage to watch him on The Arsenio Hall Show, in an episode airing Wednesday night, we learned a whole lot more about the Purple One.

Clad in bell-bottoms, a long black fur vest, gold chains and a tame '70s afro, the famously private star took over the show as only he could.

Over the two hours of taping on Tuesday night, Prince performed three songs – his new single "FunkNRoll," "She's Always in My Hair" and "Mutiny" – chatted on the couch with Hall, and later sat with the audience to take questions from his fans, some of whom had been waiting outside the studio for more than six hours to see him.

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Gabrielle Union Vows to Get a Prenup Before Marrying Dwyane Wade | Gabrielle Union

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Gabrielle Union Vows to Get a Prenup Before Marrying Dwyane Wade

Originally posted 02/12/2014 02:00PM

Forget the starry-eyed romance. Gabrielle Union says she plans to marry NBA star Dwyane Wade with an open heart – and an iron-clad prenup.

"I've got to protect my stuff," the Being Mary Jane star matter-of-factly told the ageless Arsenio Hall on The Arsenio Hall Show Monday night.

Union, 41, has made it clear she's hoping to avoid repeating mistakes she made when her first marriage, to NFL star Chris Howard, ended in divorce in 2005.

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Arsenio Hall Brought to Tears Talking About His Friend Whitney Houston

Originally posted 01/15/2014 05:30PM

Arsenio Hall found himself moved to tears while interviewing Tika Sumpter on his talk show on Wednesday.

Hall, who was a longtime friend of Whitney Houston's, asked the 33-year-old what it was like working with "The Voice" on her last film Sparkle, which came out after she died in 2012.

"Whitney was everything," said Sumpter, who played the Grammy winner's daughter. "You'd be sitting in a corner, and I'd be just kind of quiet, they'd be changing for the set-up and she's like, 'You okay, baby? Who do I need to talk to to make sure you're all right?' And I'm like, 'I'm good' and she's like, 'All right, I got you.' She was just like a mother."

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Tyrese Gibson Remembers Paul Walker with Arsenio Hall

Originally posted 01/14/2014 12:00PM

In his first interview since his friend and Fast & Furious costar Paul Walker died in a Nov. 30 car crash, Tyrese Gibson revealed to talk-show host Arsenio Hall on Monday about the time he spent with Walker right before he died.

"I was with him just four days before it happened," Gibson, 35, said on The Arsenio Hall Show. "We were on the set shooting, and that was a lot of shock and trauma for the family and all of us involved, because he's such a nice guy."

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UpdatePosted 11/20/2013 05:00PM

Eddie Murphy Talks Coming to America Sequel with Arsenio Hall

Originally posted 11/20/2013 09:00PM

Coming to America turns 25 this year, and fans of the 1988 comedy are naturally still wondering if Eddie Murphy will ever reprise his role as Akeem, an African prince who journeys to Queens in search of a bride.

Alas it seems a sequel is unlikely, but the reason may surprise you.

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UpdatePosted 09/09/2013 07:00PM

Arsenio Hall: Why I'm Coming Back to Late-Night

Originally posted 09/09/2013 01:00PM

After a 19-year talk show hiatus, funny man Arsenio Hall returns to late-night TV on Sept. 9 – as the new old kid on the block.

"There will be less hair and less shoulder pads," Hall, 57, tells PEOPLE. "Other than that, it's Arsenio with different guests. Instead of Alan Thicke, maybe it'll be Robin Thicke. It's a new generation, but I'm the same guy."

In its first incarnation, The Arsenio Hall Show ran from 1989 to 1994 and helped launch a number of show biz careers, from Paula Abdul to Mariah Carey, and gave a big boost to a future saxophone-playing president.

So why he's back with the new syndicated The Arsenio Hall Show? He gives us his five reasons:

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Arsenio Hall Wins Celebrity Apprentice | Arsenio Hall

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Celebrity Apprentice: Arsenio Hall Is the Winner

Originally posted 05/21/2012 10:00AM

The comedian and the crooner – Arsenio Hall and Clay Aiken – squared off for the title of Celebrity Apprentice on Sunday night, seeking to be Donald Trump's latest favored protégé.

The task at hand was to create a celebrity variety show and a 30-second public-service announcement for their respective charities.

In a close race, Hall, 56, ended up winning after producing a comedy show with his team of Adam Corolla, Lisa Lampanelli, Paul Teutel Sr. and Teresa Giudice. Aiken, 33, chose a carnival theme with his team of Penn Jillette, Debbie Gibson, Dee Snider and Aubrey O'Day.

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