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Get Some Ice Water for the Sexiest Music Video Ever

We forgot how steamy "Wicked Game" by Chris Isaak was

(Newser) - Sex on the beach, a gyrating half-naked Prince, and what amounts to a mostly clothed orgy. These are just some of the sights in the sexiest music videos of all time, according to Rolling Stone . The top five: More »

Prince's Signature Hue Gets Official Stamp from Pantone

Love Symbol #2 was developed by his estate with the color institute

(Newser) - The Purple One’s love for a certain color is being honored with a new hue developed by the Pantone Color Institute in collaboration with his estate. According to Pitchfork , the shade “Love Symbol #2” was named after the trademark symbol Prince developed in the ‘90s, while the... More »

Prince Drummer John Blackwell Jr. Dies at 43

'One of the best to ever pick up drumsticks'

(Newser) - More sad new for Prince fans: John Blackwell Jr., a drummer who played with Prince for 15 years, has died at the age of 43. In an Instagram post Tuesday, wife Yaritza said Blackwell had died peacefully in her company, TMZ reports. Blackwell was diagnosed with two brain tumors last... More »

New Prince EP May Drop Friday, If Suit Doesn't Stop It

Star's estate is suing to stop release of 6-track 'Deliverance' on death anniversary

(Newser) - The doves may soon dry their tears: a new Prince EP is set to be released Friday, the first anniversary of his death, Rolling Stone reports. The six-track Deliverance—which a press release notes can be preordered online at iTunes, Google Play, and Amazon—is a posthumous compilation of songs... More »

A Year Later, Big Questions Remain on Prince's Death

'New York Times' takes a look as anniversary nears

(Newser) - April 21 will mark one year since Prince's death at age 57, and the New York Times takes a look at the mysteries that still linger. The biggest one: Where did Prince get the fentanyl that killed him? Fentanyl, an opioid that is cheaper to produce than heroin but... More »

Prince's Ex Recalls His 'Terror' at Terminally Ill Son's Birth

Amiir was born with rare genetic condition, lived just 6 days

(Newser) - In a new memoir, Prince's ex-wife Mayte Garcia tells the heartbreaking story of giving birth to her son with the musician, Amiir, who lived just six days. "I don’t think [Prince] ever got over it," says Garcia to People , which has an exclusive excerpt from the... More »

Sinead O'Connor Apologizes for Arsenio Hall Accusations

He's dropping his $5M lawsuit

(Newser) - Arsenio Hall has dropped a $5 million defamation lawsuit accusing Sinead O'Connor of "recklessly spreading malicious, vile lies" following an apology from the singer. In now-deleted Facebook posts made weeks after Prince's death last year, O'Connor accused Hall of supplying the star with hard drugs over... More »

George Michael Tribute Gets Adele Cursing

But she recovered for powerful performance; Prince also honored

(Newser) - David Bowie wasn't the only major performer we lost last year, and the Grammys made sure to pay tribute to two others. First host James Corden spoke on the late George Michael, noting how the performer's music "had an honesty and openness that excluded no one"... More »

Prince Was Apparently Hoarding Gold Bars

And his property was valued at more than $25M

(Newser) - Prince may have had a little Scrooge McDuck in him. An inventory of the late music star's assets made public this week by the court handling his estate reveals he had more than $836,000 worth of gold bars, ABC News reports. According to the Minneapolis Star Tribune , Prince... More »

There's No Will for Prince's Estimated $200M Estate

Which means it will likely be split among all of his siblings

(Newser) - It's not really a surprise that Prince was worth a whole lot of money when he died in April, but now there's a number on it. The singer's estate is estimated to be worth $200 million, per a court filing, which is about half of what David... More »

'New' Music From Prince Is On the Way

Album out Nov. 22 will include unreleased song

(Newser) - The Purple One is gracing us with "new" music six months after his death. Prince 4Ever, a greatest hits collection of 40 songs due out Nov. 22, will include the first official release of 1982's "Moonbeam Levels," though the song has been available for awhile on... More »

'Dancing Baby' May Head to Supreme Court

High court may hear mom's case against 'abusive' infringement claim by Universal

(Newser) - Of all the YouTube videos that could pose legal problems, a 30-second clip of a dancing baby seems less than likely. But almost 10 years after Stephanie Lenz posted her young son bopping to Prince's "Let's Go Crazy," her video may now appear before the Supreme... More »

Judge Rejects 29 Would-Be Prince Heirs

Genetic testing ordered for another 6

(Newser) - There will be no payday for 29 people who claimed to be Prince's heirs, including a woman who said the CIA covered up her marriage to the superstar, a Minnesota judge ruled in an order disclosed Friday. Reuters reports that Carver County Judge Kevin Eide ordered genetic testing for... More »

Lock of Bowie's Hair Sells for $18K

Wig maker kept it for decades

(Newser) - A wig maker who helped create a fake David Bowie has sold a snippet of the real one at auction. Wendy Farrier was working at the famous Madam Tussauds wax museum in London in 1983 when she cut a lock of the star's hair to make sure she got... More »

Singer Saw Prince Lose Consciousness: 'His Eyes Fixed'

Judith Hill worked with pop star for years, tells 'NYT' she never knew he was in pain

(Newser) - The world has been haunted since the untimely death of Prince Rogers Nelson in April, but none more so than Judith Hill, who was with the pop star when his flight made an emergency landing six days before he died. Hill was sitting across from Prince on the plane flying... More »

Prince's Paisley Park: Future Tourist Attraction?

Trustees hiring 'monetization' experts

(Newser) - Prince is dead, but his estate is "a dynamic, wide-ranging business enterprise," a lawyer for the trust overseeing his assets declared at a court hearing in Minnesota Wednesday. The judge granted the Bremer Trust permission to hire entertainment and "monetization" experts to look at ways to keep... More »

There's Bad Tax News for Prince's Heirs

Taxes could cut the value of his estate in half

(Newser) - Rumors of Prince's money troubles continue: Lawyers involved in the probate battle over the musician's estate say taxes due to the state and the IRS could slash the worth of his estate in half, NBC News reports. Experts have estimated the cash value of Prince's estate at... More »

What It Means if Prince Got Fentanyl Illegally

Authorities say the investigation is just beginning

(Newser) - We now know that Prince died of an accidental overdose of fentanyl —an opioid up to 50 times more potent than heroin—which he administered himself. But the investigation into his death is really just beginning, reports the AP . Investigators still need to determine if the singer had a... More »

Prince Lay Dead in Elevator for 6 Hours

He had also sought help for apparent opioid addiction

(Newser) - Prince was apparently battling opioid addiction when he died—and when he did die, he lay in an elevator for at least six hours before being found, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports. Sources close to the investigation say Prince had suffered an opioid overdose on April 15 and received treatment... More »

Doctor Prince Saw the Day Before Death Is Named

Dr. Michael Schulenberg turned up the next day with test results

(Newser) - Prince was seeking medical treatment right up until the day before his death, according to court records. A court document filed in connection with a search warrant for the star's medical records reveals that Prince saw local physician Dr. Michael Schulenberg on April 7 and on April 20, the... More »

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