08:47 PM EDT 11/19/2014
Originally posted 04/28/2009 10:30AM
What prompted the flashy, eccentric persona that helped make Prince a king of the music world? The singer reveals he was compensating for a painful childhood struggle with epilepsy.
"I've never spoken about this before but I was born epileptic," the reclusive singer told PBS's Tavis Smiley in an interview Monday night. "I used to have seizures when I was young. My mother and father didn't know what to do or how to handle it but they did the best they could with what little they had."
Originally posted 06/25/2007 03:20PM
When Prince plays an intimate show, Hollywood's A-list is sure to turn out – and that was the case when the Purple One kicked off his "3121" concert series with two performances at the Roosevelt Hotel's Blossom Room in Hollywood this weekend.
Originally posted 07/26/2006 07:20PM
Prince's wife, Manuela Testolini Nelson, filed the petition to end their five-year union, PEOPLE has learned.
Originally posted 05/15/2006 06:00AM
With another baby on the way with wife Britney Spears, Kevin Federline is about to become a dad for the fourth time. And the rapper-dancer gets a vote of confidence from his ex, actress Shar Jackson. "He's an amazing dad," Jackson tells us. "Like when Kori was first born, her whole first year and a half, he was there. I mean, he wouldn't leave her side. He's a good guy, and when he's not with (his kids), it hurts his heart that he misses them so much."
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.
Originally posted 03/21/2006 02:00PM
Prince recently upset his landlord, NBA star Carlos Boozer, by allegedly turning a $11.9 million rental property into a purple fantasyland.
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.
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.
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.
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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