Zooey Deschanel, Prince, Jake Johnson
New Girl isn't taking the post-Super Bowl episode lightly.
Upon learning that the Fox comedy would air in TV's plum timeslot, executive producer Liz Meriwether said they immediately started planning with an eye toward making a spectacular episode both new viewers and old fans alike would enjoy. "Luckily, Prince reached out to us around the same time, so we started out ahead," Meriwether tells TVGuide.com. "With Prince wanting to do an episode, that was exactly what we needed to do for the post-Super Bowl episode."
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So how does the legendary music icon come into Jess' (Zooey Deschanel) world?
Well, that didn't take long. Prince has dropped his $22 million lawsuit against nearly two dozen online fans, TMZ reports.
The pop star sued 22 anonymous Internet users for $1 million each in papers filed two weeks ago for alleged "massive infringement and bootlegging of Prince's material." According to the 21-page suit, each of the defendants originally named were "responsible for up to thousands of separate acts of infringement and bootlegging."
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However, Prince changed his mind Wednesday and dropped the suit after those named in the lawsuit, many of whom run tribute and fan sites dedicated to him, removed the content in question. "Because of ...
Zooey Deschanel, Prince and Jake Johnson
New Girl is going to party like it's 1999 when special guest star Prince stops by for the Fox comedy's big ...
Prince will guest-star in New Girl's upcoming post-Super Bowl episode, E! News reports.
The musician will play...
"Little Red Corvette," "Purple Rain," this interview — Prince has done a lot of incredible things in his career, but none as amazing as the cover of his new single "Breakfast Can Wait."
George Lucas, Melody Hobsen
George Lucas celebrated his recent nuptials to Mellody Hobson with a star-studded party, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Last weekend, Lucas and Hobson wed at Lucas' Skywalker Ranch in Marin County, Calif., with Ron Howard, Oprah and Steven Spielberg in attendance. On Saturday, the newlyweds held their second reception in Hobson's native Chicago.
Another May weekend, another deluge of season finales — though none are likely to blow the mind with as much daring, panache and imaginative fervor as BBC America's gloriously inventive Doctor Who (Saturday, 8/7c), which signs off until next time-travel with one of its trippiest yet emotionally powerful episodes to date. Steven Moffat's typically clever script, brimming with colorful incident and characters grandly heroic or villainous, finds a nifty way to salute the 50-year history of Doctors as we learn more about the impossibly irrepressible companion Clara (the smashing Jenna-Louise Coleman), first seen in a cosmic haze — "I don't know where I am ... Sometimes I think I'm everywhere at once" — with only one constant to guide her: "I have to save the Doctor." That same impulse prompts lizard lady Vastra, her wife Jenny and the stalwart Strax to summon Clara to a psychic conference call, interrupted by the menacing "Whisper Men" (reminiscent of the ghoulish Gentlemen from Buffy's classic "Hush" episode).
Jimmy Fallon is getting ready to party like it's 1999.
Prince will appear on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon Friday, The Associated Press reports. The legendary singer will perform two songs.
Eddie Murphy, Prince, Will Smith
Hollywood's starter wives aren't finished yet.
VH1 will debut its new series Hollywood Exes this summer. The show will follow the ex-wives of Eddie Murphy, Prince, Will Smith, Jose Canseco and R. Kelly, the network announced Wednesday.
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