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Thread started 01/02/07 8:00pm

jseven

E! Gossip; Prince Is All Work, No Pay

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Prince Is All Work but No Pay
By Marc Malkin
Jan 2, 2007 4:23 PM



Move over, Oprah. Someone is moving in on your charity work.

Okay, maybe that's a bit of an overstatement, but Prince has apparently asked that any money made from "The Song of the Heart," his Golden Globe-nominated song on the Happy Feet soundtrack, go to charity.

Not only has he told Warner Bros. to donate his fee, he's even insisted that royalties on the record be given away, too. "It was just all about him being able to do it and giving back to the world," a source reports.

Prince was so inspired after watching the movie, I'm told, that he wrote the song in two days.

Obviously, Prince no longer has hard feelings toward Warner Bros. He famously changed his named to a symbol—and was thus called "The Artist Formerly Known as Prince"—in 1993 because of contractual disputes with the company's music label. At the time, Prince protested by appearing in public with the word slave scrawled on his face.
Silence Speaks A Thousand Words.
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Reply #1 posted 01/02/07 8:05pm

DanceWme

woot!
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Reply #2 posted 01/02/07 8:08pm

Krystal666

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That's cool...I wonder what charity he has chosen and if it is something related to enviromental protection. The movie had an strong global warming message to it.
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Reply #3 posted 01/02/07 8:08pm

Mong

And I thought this was going to be about one of his many disgruntled ex-employees not getting paid!
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Reply #4 posted 01/02/07 8:12pm

nurse

That's great! heart ya Prince
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Reply #5 posted 01/02/07 8:27pm

sexxydancer

Awww,c how cool he is???
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Reply #6 posted 01/02/07 8:32pm

wonder505

cool
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Reply #7 posted 01/02/07 9:32pm

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That's good of him
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Reply #8 posted 01/02/07 9:40pm

jseven

Even tho this is under E Gossip, it is very true.
Silence Speaks A Thousand Words.
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Reply #9 posted 01/02/07 10:28pm

redflag

jseven said:

Even tho this is under E Gossip, it is very true.


Including this part?

Obviously, Prince no longer has hard feelings toward Warner Bros. He famously changed his named to a symbol—and was thus called "The Artist Formerly Known as Prince"—in 1993 because of contractual disputes with the company's music label. At the time, Prince protested by appearing in public with the word slave scrawled on his face.


Since you've just put the kibosh on the whole "RS guy on Today says new Prince album and tour 2 days after Superbowl" thing in another thread, it would be nice to know there might be a possibility for Prince and WB to work together sometime in the future.
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Reply #10 posted 01/02/07 10:42pm

Snap

"move over, Oprah" ??
for what, one song
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Reply #11 posted 01/02/07 11:06pm

jseven

redflag said:

jseven said:

Even tho this is under E Gossip, it is very true.


Including this part?

Obviously, Prince no longer has hard feelings toward Warner Bros. He famously changed his named to a symbol—and was thus called "The Artist Formerly Known as Prince"—in 1993 because of contractual disputes with the company's music label. At the time, Prince protested by appearing in public with the word slave scrawled on his face.


Since you've just put the kibosh on the whole "RS guy on Today says new Prince album and tour 2 days after Superbowl" thing in another thread, it would be nice to know there might be a possibility for Prince and WB to work together sometime in the future.


I was moreso speaking of the proceeds being given 2 a charity. It seems 2 me that the writer was stating opinion more than fact.

1 would hope Warners would come 2 an agreement with him because the funk that is on "Sign O The Times" and countless other works of his creation need a remastering just as bad as Britney needed some new knickers 4 the new year.
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Reply #12 posted 01/02/07 11:06pm

anon

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Good story.
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Reply #13 posted 01/03/07 1:25am

7kisses4U

thumbs up!
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Reply #14 posted 01/03/07 1:44am

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Snap said:

"move over, Oprah" ??
for what, one song


oprah carity effort is misplaced!!

how u spend 40mil on 132 kids

the cost of doin business in africa like most third world countries is very little

its when most of the money is endin up for managin the project rather then benefitin the ppl
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Reply #15 posted 01/03/07 1:55am

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I'm sure that $250.00 will go far.

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Reply #16 posted 01/03/07 2:33am

redflag

jseven said:

redflag said:



Since you've just put the kibosh on the whole "RS guy on Today says new Prince album and tour 2 days after Superbowl" thing in another thread, it would be nice to know there might be a possibility for Prince and WB to work together sometime in the future.


I was moreso speaking of the proceeds being given 2 a charity. It seems 2 me that the writer was stating opinion more than fact.

1 would hope Warners would come 2 an agreement with him because the funk that is on "Sign O The Times" and countless other works of his creation need a remastering just as bad as Britney needed some new knickers 4 the new year.


Thanks for clearing that up.
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Reply #17 posted 01/03/07 3:04am

NewMr7

Good on him.
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Reply #18 posted 01/03/07 3:57am

purplecam

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This is great news. Now where are all the people who've been ripping him a new on the Princefams.com issue at for this thread? lol
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Reply #19 posted 01/03/07 4:01am

Anx

This just looks to me like Prince's way of saying he doesn't need WB's blood money. "Yeah, sure, I'll toss off a song for your penguin movie, I got a million of 'em...all different, too. Keep the change, bitchez. Owwah, etc."

I mean, it's nice of him to give the proceeds to charity, sure - but the whole thing reads to me like another example of Prince being badass.
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Reply #20 posted 01/03/07 4:40am

NewMr7

Anx said:

This just looks to me like Prince's way of saying he doesn't need WB's blood money. "Yeah, sure, I'll toss off a song for your penguin movie, I got a million of 'em...all different, too. Keep the change, bitchez. Owwah, etc."

I mean, it's nice of him to give the proceeds to charity, sure - but the whole thing reads to me like another example of Prince being badass.


I like that theory.
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Reply #21 posted 01/03/07 4:41am

NewMr7

purplecam said:

This is great news. Now where are all the people who've been ripping him a new on the Princefams.com issue at for this thread? lol


They are at this moment huddled in conference trying desperately to concieve a way in which this news can be viewed negatively.
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Reply #22 posted 01/03/07 5:16am

Anx

NewMr7 said:

purplecam said:

This is great news. Now where are all the people who've been ripping him a new on the Princefams.com issue at for this thread? lol


They are at this moment huddled in conference trying desperately to concieve a way in which this news can be viewed negatively.


if this thread turns into more "asskisser vs. naysayer" crap, i swear i'm going to set my laptop on fire and throw it out the window.
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Reply #23 posted 01/03/07 5:59am

magnificentsyn
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i thought this was another Kevin Smith thread.
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Reply #24 posted 01/03/07 6:23am

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DanceWme said:

woot!




!yeah! woot!
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Reply #25 posted 01/03/07 6:59am

wonder505

Anx said:

NewMr7 said:



They are at this moment huddled in conference trying desperately to concieve a way in which this news can be viewed negatively.


if this thread turns into more "asskisser vs. naysayer" crap, i swear i'm going to set my laptop on fire and throw it out the window.


well its' true. lol
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Reply #26 posted 01/03/07 7:04am

Anx

wonder505 said:

Anx said:



if this thread turns into more "asskisser vs. naysayer" crap, i swear i'm going to set my laptop on fire and throw it out the window.


well its' true. lol


this is SO 2002. lol
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Reply #27 posted 01/03/07 7:05am

FonkAy

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Reply #28 posted 01/03/07 7:11am

wonder505

Anx said:

wonder505 said:



well its' true. lol


this is SO 2002. lol


are kidding, its even worse now. lol
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Reply #29 posted 01/03/07 7:25am

SexyBeautifulO
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wonder505 said:

Anx said:



this is SO 2002. lol


are kidding, its even worse now. lol



Nah! In 2002 Prince bashing was the great Org past time! The shit was so deep around here then, you needed stilts just to pop in and check your orgnotes! lol
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