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Prince's Royal Treatment | Prince

Prince's Royal Treatment

Originally posted 03/24/2006 06:00AM

Before Prince went onstage before 1,200 fans at Miami club Mansion – where he played new songs along with Purple Rain-era hits and a cover of Janet Jackson's "What Have You Done for Me Lately?" – he spent the previous night at hot spot Prive with his newest protégée, Tamar. And he had some unusual requests. First he had the staff close all the vents in the VIP section because he was chilly. Then he ordered three bottles of port wine – telling his server he needed a straw so he wouldn't stain his teeth. The royal treatment continued the next night after his concert, when Mansion set up its exclusive upstairs room Level Six for him for the first time since the club opened a year and half ago. But for Prince it was all old hat: The room used to be his private lair in the '90s when he owned the nightclub in its former life as Glam Slam.

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New Prince Video Ignites Racism Debate | Prince

New Prince Video Ignites Racism Debate

Originally posted 10/15/2004 11:00AM

Prince is again sparking controversy, this time over his new "Cinnamon Girl" video, which the musician released to the nation's cable music networks this week.

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Prince Countersues Over Assault Claim | Prince

Prince Countersues Over Assault Claim

Originally posted 06/15/2004 04:00PM

Prince has filed a countersuit against claims that he instructed his bodyguard to assault a college student for taking Prince's picture late last year at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport.

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Student Sues Prince over Photograph

Originally posted 04/08/2004 1:29PM

A Minnesota college student has sued Prince and his bodyguard for allegedly assaulting him late last year after he took a picture of the rock star as he was getting off a flight at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport, say reports.

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Prince Schools Audience on New Tour

Originally posted 03/30/2004 2:58PM

Prince, one of pop music's most talented and influential performers over the past several decades, launched a tour Monday night that is certain to be a highlight for years to come.

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NEWS BRIEFS: Prince Picks Up New Label

Originally posted 03/24/2004 01:55PM

LABELED: Prince, 45, who once carped that he was a "slave" to his former record label, has signed with Columbia Records after several years as an independent artist, both parties have announced. The worldwide deal initially covers just the veteran pop star's upcoming album, "Musicology," which Columbia will release in the U.S. on April 20. Said Prince in a statement: "I am really an artist and musician at heart, that's what I do. 'Musicology' has no boundaries or formats. It is long overdue to return to the art and craft of music -- that's what this album is about. School's in session."

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Prince, Seger, Traffic Crowned in Hall

Originally posted 03/16/2004 01:00PM

Prince was king, ZZ was tops, and the English rock-jazz fusion band stopped traffic -- all this, and a salute to honorees Bob Seger and George Harrison, among others.

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NEWS BRIEFS: Ledger Plays 'Casanova'

Originally posted 03/15/2004 01:00PM

CAST: Australian hunk Heath Ledger, 24, who just finished shooting "The Bothers Grimm" costarring Matt Damon, will play the titular famous lover in "Casanova" for "The Cider House Rules" director Lasse Halstrom, says the Hollywood Reporter. The romance begins shooting in Venice in August. Next up for Ledger is his leading role as the Australian gunslinger in "Ned Kelly," which opens March 26 in limited release. He also is due to star opposite Jake Gyllenhaal in Ang Lee's "Brokeback Mountain," in which they will play cowboy lovers.

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THE WEEK AHEAD: Prince Rocks the Hall

Originally posted 03/12/2004 01:00PM

What's purple and Browne and rocks all over? PEOPLE finds out the punchline, while delivering the scoop on what's happening in the coming week:

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NEWS BRIEFS: 'Seinfeld' Star Talks Peace

Originally posted 02/25/2004 7:03PM

LAUNCHED: "Seinfeld" star and KFC spokesman Jason Alexander wasn't talking chicken when he spoke out about a grassroots Middle East peace plan in Tel Aviv, Israel, on Tuesday. Alexander was trumpeting the "One Voice" campaign, which hopes to get Israelis and Palestinians to vote on a peace agreement via the Internet, the Associated Press reports. IBM will tabulate the votes at its Israeli headquarters, and proponents of the group hope they can use those results to hammer out an agreement. The campaign has received support from such celebrities as Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston.

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