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May 27, 2010
I don't play video games, so any pre-awareness of "Prince of Persia" comes from my addiction to pop-culture Web sites. That puts me dead center in the wider audience that the studio needs to make "Prince of Persia" a movie blockbuster. To ensure that, they hire an over-serious A-list actor like Jake Gyllenhaal to elevate multi-platform pablum (what used to be called a B-movie) into mass-market gold. It's worked before, but putting Tobey Maguire (a nerd) in a superhero movie about a nerd ("Spider-Man")
BUSINESS
December 16, 1987 | By MARC MELTZER, Daily News Staff Writer
A share of Philadelphia blue blood was bought by European royalty yesterday. One-third of the venerable Philadelphia-based brokerage firm, Butcher & Singer, is now in the hands of Johannes Fuerst von Thurn und Taxis, one of the world's richest men and an honest-to-goodness prince whose family lineage and fortune can be traced back to medieval Europe. Nicknamed "Johnny TNT" since his youth, the 61-year-old West German Thurn und Taxis bought the interest in Butcher and Co., parent of Butcher & Singer, for $20 million.
SPORTS
May 7, 2014
Here is how the 76ers' Michael Carter-Williams stacked up against other top rookies in the NBA this season statistically:    TEAM   PPG.   RPG.   APG.   SPG.    Michael Carter-Williams   76ers   16.7   6.2   6.3   1.9 Victor Oladipo   Magic   13.8   4.1   4.1   1.6 Trey Burke   Jazz   12.8   3.0   5.7   0.6 Tim Hardaway Jr.   Knicks   10.2   1.5   0.8   0.5
NEWS
August 19, 1994 | by Chuck Arnold, Daily News Staff Writer
He came and he conquered. Now, on the macabre cover of the new album by the Artist Formerly Known as Prince, you'll find the tombstone dates for Pre-Symbol Prince (1958-1993). Well, don't give away all your purple to Goodwill just yet, because Prince lives! On "Come" (Warner Bros., 1/2), which is the last studio album he recorded as Prince (although tons more tunes remain locked in vaults), he takes U back 2 a time when his music and his nomenclature were much simpler.
NEWS
March 10, 1989 | By Paddy Noyes, Special to The Inquirer
After pushing the elevator button, Prince, 12, begins on his favorite subject: the weather. He feels that he's lucky today because it's raining and, besides, he has the day off from school. We get to the sixth floor at the Adoption Center and walk to the window to survey our kingdom. Prince is delighted to see a tree growing out of a crack in a tar roof. I wonder aloud how it got there, and he says, reasonably, that spring's here and it's magic. We sit at a long table and draw with crayons and felt pens.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 6, 1989 | By Tom Moon, Inquirer Popular-Music Critic
That Batman is incredible. In two-plus hours of lavish Hollywood fantasy, the Caped Crusader takes care of what ails Gotham City, blurs the distinction between good and evil, and gets the girl besides. Now Batman - or, more accurately, Batman, the film that has grossed more than $200 million - is credited for reviving Prince's career as well. Faster than you can say "comeback," Prince, the funk visionary whose popularity had waned in recent years - has been vindicated by the marketplace, his status as pop idol restored.
NEWS
October 7, 1991 | by Jonathan Takiff, Daily News Staff Writer
Is the sun setting on the Purple Empire of Prince? Or can the pandering popster rise again, like Phoenix from the ashes, with his most commercially attuned new album "Diamonds and Pearls"? The signs of a desperate man are impossible to miss. In recent weeks, the diminutive demigod of pop has been reduced to merciless pandering to the peons - baring his tush on MTV's Music Video Awards, performing for free with his surprising new group (The New Power Generation) at a bunch of radio industry conferences - just to grab attention for the album package.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 3, 1986 | By JOE BALTAKE, Daily News Film Critic
"Under the Cherry Moon. " A comedy-drama with music starring and directed by Prince. Featuring Jerome Benton, Steven Berkoff, Alexandra Stewart, Francesca Annis. Introducing Kristin Scott-Thomas. Based on a screenplay by Becky Johnson. Photographed in black & white by Michael Ballhaus. Music by Prince and the Revolution. Running time: 98 minutes. Warner Bros. release. In area theaters. The difference between the superstar's first two films is that "Purple Rain" is a psychological/autobiographical glorified rock video starring Prince and the Revolution, while his new one, "Under the Cherry Moon," is a movie starring Prince, period.
NEWS
May 5, 1988 | By John Milward, Special to The Inquirer
Prince is no stranger to raised eyebrows - it's no accident that his publishing company and fourth album bear the name Controversy. And now a bit of a furor has arisen over the portrait that adorns the cover of his new album, Lovesexy. The photo is a coy sideways shot of Prince, reclining in the nude on huge white lilies, with his hand spread across his chest and his left leg poised at an angle that hides his penis. One of the flower's pistils, however, serves as a fairly blatant approximation.
NEWS
April 2, 1996 | BY FRANCESCA CHAPMAN Daily News wire services, the New York Post and Washington Post contributed to this report
Imagine if Prince got this much publicity for his actual music! Then he'd really be on to something. But today's story, like the last dozen Prince stories, is just the latest installment in the wee artiste's hectic domestic life. Prince's new bride, Mayte, will have his baby in November. The flack who made yesterday's announcement - and volunteered the helpful information that conception took place after the couple's Feb. 14 wedding - stressed this was not an April Fool's joke.
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ENTERTAINMENT
May 14, 2016 | By Tirdad Derakhshani, Staff Writer
Clooney: Dude, I'll save America! Renowned political analyst and sometime actor George Clooney was in France on Thursday to assure our European allies America is on the right track. "There's not going to be a President Donald Trump ," said Clooney, who established his bona fides directing David Strathairn as newsman Edward R. Murrow in Good Night, and Good Luck (and appearing as producer Fred Friendly). "That's not going to happen. " Clooney, 55 , spoke at the Cannes Film Festival, where he's hawking his pic Money Monster . He received big applause for attacking Trump as a fearmonger.
NEWS
May 14, 2016 | By Ellen Dunkel, STAFF WRITER
T he desert comes alive when the sun goes down, and so does MOMIX's Opus Cactus , which opened at the Prince Theater Wednesday night. A favorite show from the company's vault, Opus Cactus hadn't toured for 12 years. Time to clear out the tumbleweeds - and, indeed, the performance starts with a glow-in-the-dark homage to this rolling symbol of the American West. The show is a series of nightscapes about desert life. Dancers represent snakes, lizards, birds, Gila monsters, flowers - and, of course, cacti.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 12, 2016 | By Howard Gensler
P RINCE has an heir. According to the heir. We've been waiting for this to happen since the purple music icon died without a clear line of inheritance. Nature abhors a vaccum, and here to fill that vacuum is 39-year-old Carlin Q. Williams , of Kansas City, Mo. He's a Colorado prison inmate who has filed a paternity claim with a Minnesota court against the Prince estate and is seeking DNA testing to determine if Prince is his biological father. In an accompanying affidavit, his mom, Marsha Henson , contends that she conceived Williams while having sex with Prince at a Kansas City hotel in July of 1976.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 12, 2016 | By Tirdad Derakhshani, Staff Writer
Did Prince leave an heir? Is there really a guy claiming to be Prince' s son - and thus the sole beneficiary of the singer's gazillion-dollar estate? A Kansas City man, Carlin Q. Williams , has filed court papers to that effect. He's offered to submit to DNA testing. Williams, 39, serving time in federal prison for gun possession, says his mom, Marsha Henson , had a hotel room encounter with Prince in 1976. The estate's court-appointed administer has yet to comment. Sharon's lemonade Ozzy Osbourne , 67, has slammed reports his marriage fell apart because he's fallen off the wagon.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 11, 2016 | By Dawn Fallik, For The Inquirer
Louise Erdrich's writing speaks softly and carries a big stick. She doesn't shy away from challenging issues - death, rape, murder. But her characters and their story lines are so layered and complex the darkness draws readers into her suspenseful dilemmas. Her latest book, LaRose , concerns justice and its consequences. One character mistakenly and fatally shoots his friend's son while hunting. In an attempt to make amends, he hands over his son LaRose to the victim's family.
NEWS
May 8, 2016 | Inquirer Staff
Sinéad O'Connor's got 2 words for U She gets herself in the headlines, that Sinéad O'Connor does. On Monday, she kicked off a bizarre week that has plunged her into legal doo-doo. She posted the following on her Facebook page, and we shall let it speak for itself: "Two words for the DEA investigating where Prince got his drugs over the decades. . . . Arsenio Hall (AKA Prince's and Eddie Murphy 's [associate]) Anyone imagining Prince was not a long time hard drug user is living in cloud cuckoo land.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 7, 2016 | By Tirdad Derakhshani, Staff Writer
DEA: Prince had drug in him The daily drip-drip of news about Prince 's death continues. (It's all so undignified.) The Minneapolis Star Tribune, citing sources familiar with the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency investigation, says the opioid painkiller Percocet was detected in Prince's system when he died April 21. We'll have to wait days, if not weeks, for the official autopsy report. As I lay gossiping Life & Style says Rob Kardashian is getting a raise for his role (as himself)
NEWS
May 5, 2016
WASHINGTON - At first, when I heard Prince didn't have a will, I was sad. After all, the iconic singer, whose full name was Prince Rogers Nelson, was ferociously protective of his music and his image. He once wrote "slave" on his face to protest a music deal that left him without ownership of his work. During the dispute, you'll recall, we had to refer to him as "the Artist Formerly Known as Prince. " I came to respect the symbol that he used as his name for a while because he was fighting for his legacy.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 5, 2016 | By Tirdad Derakhshani, Staff Writer
Prince sought help Prince 's death has been made all the more poignant by a report that the pop genius had sought to meet with a drug-addiction specialist a day before he died, reports the Minneapolis Star Tribune. Minnesota lawyer William Mauzy says Prince's peeps reached out to his client, California doc Howard Kornfeld , on April 20. Kornfeld could not travel to Minnesota that day, so Mauzy arranged for the singer to meet with a local doctor the next morning - the day Prince was found dead.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 30, 2016 | By Tirdad Derakhshani, Staff Writer
Prince case: Drugs found ABC, NBC, and CBS report that prescription painkillers were found in Prince 's house after his death. The Carver County (Minn.) Sheriff's Office has asked the DEA to look into the pills' origins. Prince previously battled addiction to narcotic painkillers. And according to TMZ, the drugs were a factor in his life as late as April 15, when the singer was rushed to an Illinois hospital after an apparent overdose. So, did drugs play a role in Prince's death last week?
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