On Saturday, we reported that Nashville Fox station sports guy Dan Phillips was fired after station management found his Prince-themed sports report to be “insensitive,” which is how Phillips described it in a Facebook post about the firing. Now, a source at the station tells us that’s not why he was fired at all—and…
A Nashville sports reporter who delivered a Prince-themed report after the musician’s death has been fired, according to his Facebook page.
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Mortal Kombat’s got ninjas of all different colors. Yellow-clad Scorpion is hot like fire and green-skinned Reptile spits acid at fools. Sub-Zero may wield cryokinetic power but he’s not the coolest martial artist in the fighting game series. That title goes to Rain, because he was created as an homage to Prince.
Jesus, this is terrible. Just terrible. Prince is dead. There’s no way to wrap your arms, or your head, around it. Just pick a moment and fixate. Like that time he burned “While My Guitar Gently Weeps” to the ground.
MTV suspended all scheduled programming today to air an all-day Prince marathon in wake of the musician’s passing, but it looks like searching for “prince” in the network’s video database didn’t work so well. Sandwiched between videos for “New Power Generation” and “Controversy” turned up “Girls Ain’t Nothing But…
Everyone has opinions about Prince today, and pretty much all of them are good and right, but let’s take a second to talk about “Raspberry Beret,” which is—I would argue—the single most perfect pop song anyone has ever done, slightly more perfect than the Kinks’ “Waterloo Sunset” or Big Star’s “September Gurls.” (You…
To briefly feint back toward sports, familiarize yourself with the time Carlos Boozer rented his house to Prince, who painted the entire place purple.
The 1991 MTV Video Music Awards marked a major turning point for the direction of music. Not only did a so-called “alternative” group (R.E.M.) sweep most of the awards, but the other nominees—ranging from Madonna’s “Like A Prayer” to Chris Isaak’s “Wicked Game”—helped stage the music promotions business for almost a…
Super Bowl halftime shows are almost always worthless. A few pop stars who capture the current pop-music mood lip sync their hits, and two days later we barely remember the game, let alone the uninspired halftime show.
So it’s true: Prince Rogers Nelson, a musician so superhuman that he was convincingly able to go by a single name even though that name is also a word, was found dead this morning at his studio compound in Minnesota. He was 57 years old, which is young for anyone, but so crushingly young for someone who didn’t seem…
This is a picture of Prince. In middle school. In his middle school basketball team’s uniform. Because he was on the team.
If you're like me, and you trusted your happiness yesterday evening to the decision-making of a man famous in part for wondering aloud if jet fuels burns hot enough to melt steel beams, you probably woke up a little glum, and you probably got glummer when you looked outside and saw a thick layer of ice coating the…
Prince served as tonight’s SNL musical guest in one of the most anticipated appearances on NBC in recent memory. Here’s his balls-out, unprecedented eight-minute-long performance in its entirety; note that, for once, the Saturday Night Live sound mix sounds great.
So Prince put out two sneaky-great new albums last week, and it's understandable that your impulse was to ignore or at least wildly underestimate them, but yeah, don't.
Prince released two new records this week. And since Art Official Age and PlectrumElectrum (as with all releases from the world's most seductive singer) are loaded with sexiness, it's an appropriate time to attempt to quantify his past sexiness. Let's do this.
Prince was at the French Open yesterday, and he brought a scepter. So here are a bunch of pictures of Prince, who was at the French Open with a scepter.