Bruce Gowers, Director on Queen’s “Bohemian Rhapsody” Music Video and ‘American Idol,’ Dies at 82
Bruce Gowers, the Emmy and Grammy winner who directed nine-plus seasons of American Idol and hundreds of music videos, including the seminal “Bohemian Rhapsody” from Queen, has died. He was 82. Gowers died Sunday in Santa Monica of complications from an acute respiratory infection, his family announced. Gowers also directed and co-created the long-running series […]
Ian Whittaker, Set Decorator on ‘Alien,’ ‘Howards End’ and ‘Tommy,’ Dies at 94
Ian Whittaker, the British actor turned Oscar-winning set decorator known for his work on such films as Alien, Howards End, Tommy and Anna and the King, died Oct. 16 of prostate cancer, The Guardian reported. He was 94. Whittaker also served as set dresser on Charlie Chaplin’s A Countess From Hong Kong (1967), James Clavell’s […]
Copyright Battle Over Warhol’s Prince Series Headed for Supreme Court
The U.S. Supreme Court will review a copyright dispute over a series of paintings by Andy Warhol that relied on existing photos of Prince as a template to decide whether the meaning of art can be considered to determine if it’s a new and distinct piece protected under copyright law. The case will test the […]
Alfred Sole, Writer and Director of Cult Horror Classic ‘Alice, Sweet Alice’, Dies at 78
Alfred Sole, who co-wrote and directed the cult horror film Alice, Sweet Alice, the disturbing 1976 thriller that featured Brooke Shields in her movie debut, has died. He was 78. Sole died Monday by suicide at his home in Salt Lake City, a family member told The Hollywood Reporter. Sole also wrote episodes of Hotel, […]
Final Valuation of Prince’s Estate Pegged at $156.4 Million
The six-year legal battle over pop superstar Prince’s estate has ended, meaning the process of distributing the artist’s wealth could begin next month. The Minneapolis Star Tribune reports that the Internal Revenue Service and the estate’s administrator, Comerica Bank & Trust, agreed to value Prince’s estate $156.4 million, a figure that the artist’s heirs have […]
ICYMI, Urban Decay’s Limited-Edition Prince Makeup Collection Is On Sale Right Now
It’s no surprise that the Urban Decay x Prince collection features plenty of purple.
That ‘Chappelle’s Show’ Prince Joke in ‘Space Jam: A New Legacy’
Space Jam: A New Legacy gives a quick nod to a classic Chappelle’s Show sketch that Prince fans are going to love. In the Warner Bros. sequel that premiered on HBO Max and in theaters Friday, there is a moment when the Looney Tunes are practicing for the first time under LeBron James’ guidance. Needless […]
Kurt Cobain’s Self-Portrait, Elton John’s Piano, Prince’s Guitar and More Items Nab Nearly $5M at 3-Day Music-Themed Auction
A slew of items once owned by industry icons nabbed a total of nearly $5 million during a three-day auction organized by Julien’s Auctions, including Kurt Cobain’s self-portrait caricature, Elton John’s grand piano and Prince’s electric guitar. More than 1,000 were on the block during the event, which took place from Friday-Sunday, including instruments, memorabilia, […]
Prince’s Ashes to Be Displayed Marking Fifth Year of His Death
A custom-made ceramic urn-shaped like Paisley Park with Prince's symbol on top will be on display to fans at the compound, with free admission.
William Blinn, Screenwriter on ‘Purple Rain,’ ‘Brian’s Song’ and ‘Roots,’ Dies at 83
William Blinn, the two-time Emmy winner who penned the Prince-starring Purple Rain, created Starsky & Hutch and wrote for such landmark TV projects as Roots, Fame and Brian's Song, has died. He was 83.
Prince Estate Shares Timely Handwritten Note From Late Icon
To help mark Prince's 62nd birthday on June 7, the estate of the late icon has shared a powerful message from the artist about intolerance.
Prince Guitar, Paul McCartney Beatles Lyrics Up for Auction
A guitar from Prince's prime and some legendary Beatles lyrics sketched out by Paul McCartney are among the items going up for auction at a major music artifacts sale.