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April 27, 2016 | By Tirdad Derakhshani, Staff Writer
Things to ponder Kelly Ripa should be smiling from your TV set as you read this. The star of Live! With Kelly and Michael took an impromptu week's vacation (is that what they call it?) after cohost Michael Strahan announced he's leaving the show. Anonymous Insider tells People that Ripa, 45, "is glad she had the time with [husband] Mark [ Consuelos ] to celebrate their anniversary and to think about things with the show. " Like what things? Ripa on Friday sent an email to the show's staff.
ENTERTAINMENT
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.
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August 24, 2016 | By Tirdad Derakhshani, Staff Writer
Fentanyl at Prince's home Officials in Minneapolis investigating Prince 's death found falsely labeled counterfeit pills at the musician's house that contained fentanyl, a synthetic opioid 50 times more powerful than heroin. An official told the Associated Press on condition of anonymity the pills were stamped with a code that identifies them as containing a mix of acetaminophen and hydrocodone, a far less potent opioid. Prince, 57, died of an accidental fentanyl overdose.
NEWS
August 22, 2016 | By Dan DeLuca, Music Critic
B efore Sheila E. met Prince, he had already found his way into her bedroom. The year was 1978, when the Minneapolis wunderkind made a bold entrance with his debut album, For You - "Produced, arranged, composed and performed by Prince. " The drumming daughter of Santana percussionist Pete Escovedo went home from a record store with a poster of the album cover showing "a beautiful young man with brown skin, a perfect Afro, and stunning green eyes. " She taped it to the ceiling above her water bed at the Oakland, Calif., home she lived in with her parents.
NEWS
August 14, 2016
Black Pearls, Purple Rain. The Black Pearl Chamber Orchestra pays tribute to Prince on Friday at the Dell Music Center in a side-by-side performance with local amateurs. Conductor Jeri Lynne Johnson leads the ensemble in tunes including "Raspberry Beret" and "The Beautiful Ones. " Information: 267-702-2809, www.blackpearlco.org . - Peter Dobrin Swan song recordings always have a special mystique, even if they aren't very good. But the Beethoven Missa Solemnis, conducted by the late Nikolaus Harnoncourt and released on Sony Classical, is taken from his 2015 final concerts.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 27, 2016 | By Tirdad Derakhshani, Staff Writer
Prince Harry: More talk It seems the stiff upper lip thing doesn't apply for a whole generation of British royals. Take the late Princess Diana 's son Prince Harry , who was 12 when his mom died in '97. "You know, I really regret not ever talking about it," Harry says in a vid released Monday by the BBC. "It's OK to suffer, as long as you talk about it. It's not a weakness. Weakness is having a problem and not recognizing it and not solving that problem. " The vid has Harry, 31, chat with several sports stars, including footballer Rio Ferdinand , whose wife died of cancer last year.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 4, 2016 | By Tirdad Derakhshani, Staff Writer
Prince sets a record Prince hasn't been this popular with consumers for years: According to Billboard, the late, great Minnesota musician has five LPs on the top-10 album chart - The Very Best of Prince (No. 2), Purple Rain (No. 3), The Hits/The B-Sides (No. 4), Ultimate (No. 6), and 1999 (No. 7). Billboard's list of the top 200 albums includes a record 19 by Prince. The previous record of 16 was set by the Beatles in 2009. As I lay gossiping Eva Longoria married José Antonio Bastón on May 21 in a dress custom-designed by her pal Victoria Beckham , the bride tells E!
NEWS
June 3, 2016 | By Howard Gensler
THE AUTOPSY results are back and the verdict is that Prince died of an accidental overdose of fentanyl, a powerful opioid painkiller that is up to 50 times more potent than heroin. So, verrrrry potent. It was not immediately clear whether Prince had a prescription for the drug and, if not, how he obtained it. The results raised the possibility that anyone who provided the drug illegally could face criminal charges. After the music icon died, authorities began reviewing whether an overdose was to blame and whether he had been prescribed drugs in the preceding weeks.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 1, 2016
1. "Independent Woman" (2000). Destiny's Child's biggest single stays No. 1 for 11 consecutive weeks. Sure, they were bootylicious, but this bestselling female trio struck a blow for feminism with this empowering anthem. 2. "Crazy in Love" (2003). From Beyoncé's debut solo album, it becomes a blockbuster, topping 8 million sales worldwide. Her solo career exploded with the album, leading to five Grammys. But it was her assertiveness, Jay Z's guest rap, and that catchy horn line that made the world crazy for this song.
SPORTS
May 22, 2016 | By Marc Narducci, STAFF WRITER
The 76ers held pre-draft workouts Friday for six players, the highest regarded being Baylor forward Taurean Prince, but their biggest task remains whom to select at No. 1, where forwards Ben Simmons of LSU and Brandon Ingram of Duke are competing for the top spot. Leading up to the June 23 draft, Sixers coach Brett Brown assured that the team would do the proper homework, a time-consuming task. "It will be the man hours and time required that people would expect and deserve," Brown said Friday after the workouts at the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine.
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 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.
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