In a press release, Warner Bros. expressed its sentiments about Prince and his upcoming music: “Prince is one of just a handful of visionary artists who have truly reshaped and redefined modern music and culture,” Warner Bros. Chairman and CEO Cameron Strang said. “For the past 35 years, he has never stopped evolving, challenging himself, reinventing his sound and pushing boundaries. In true Prince fashion, he has just given us not one, but two extraordinary albums that express the incredible range and depth of his talent. All of us at WBR are immensely proud to be working with Prince to bring this brilliant new music to his legions of fans around the world, and needless to say we are thrilled to be working in partnership with him again.”
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As with most biopics recently, Pryor’s family members are not happy about their loved one’s life being depicted on the big screen. Richard Pryor Jr. has already threatened legal action against his stepmother, Jennifer Lee Pryor. Pryor Jr., who feels that she tricked his father into signing over the rights to his name, sent Lee Pryor a cease-and-desist letter demanding that production of the Lee Daniels biopic come to an end. In his letter, Pryor Jr. accuses Jennifer Pryor of using “illegal, fraudulent” activity to get the rights.
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The parallels to the ongoing protests in the police shooting death of Ferguson, Mo., teen Michael Brown have not gone unnoticed. Chicago Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy said that the officers involved in the two deaths felt that their lives were in danger. “In both cases, we have firearms recovered from the scenes, and in both cases, the officers were in fear for their lives,” McCarthy said Monday at an unrelated press conference, according to the news site.
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Antonio became upset after he called his mother to ask for a snack and she told him no, according to the Sun-Times. Afterward, he left his house, followed closely by his 12-year-old brother. His brother, however, was not wearing shoes and quickly lost sight of him.
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For those who don’t know, the Ice Bucket Challenge has been used to raise funds for ALS, also referred to as Lou Gehrig’s disease. A person either films him- or herself being doused in a bucket of ice water or declines and then writes a check to the charity. He or she then challenges someone else on camera. So far, celebrities from LeBron James to President George W. Bush have participated, raising more than $50 million for the ALS Association in the process. But instead of issuing the Ice Bucket Challenge to Mayweather, Jackson offered to give $750,000 to charity if Mayweather would read a page from Harry Potter out loud on camera.
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