PRINCE: Single Remains on Sale
As fans mark the first anniversary of Prince's death (Friday), one track from his disputed recordings remains on sale.
"Deliverance" is available exclusively from the label RMA, which claims the court order halting the EP does not apply to the single.
Prince's estate continues to claim that engineer George Ian Boxill is violating a signed agreement he made with the late funk rocker that all recordings made during the sessions they worked together would remain the artist's exclusive property.
The restraining order continues through May 3rd, with another hearing expected to be heard before then. (Billboard)
MAIN INGREDIENT: Cuba Gooding Sr. Found Dead in His Car
Cuba Gooding Senior, lead singer of The Main Ingredient and father of Oscar-winning actor Cuba Gooding Junior, was found dead in his car today, one week shy of his 73rd birthday.
TMZ reports that the "Everybody Plays the Fool" singer was "slumped over" in his parked silver Jaguar in Woodland Hills, California. They quote a second-hand source as saying "the police suspect he died from an overdose."
Gooding leaves wife Shirley and four children, including Cuba Junior, who won an Oscar for Jerry Maguire. According to Wikipedia, Gooding Senior was developing a movie project, Everybody Plays the Fool: The Cuba Gooding Story, about three generations of the Gooding family.
The New York City native joined The Main Ingredient in 1972 after the group's original singer died of leukemia. His first single with the group, "Everybody Plays the Fool," reached Top 3 on both the R&B and pop charts. But that was as good as it got. The group had one more Top 10 hit, "Just Don't Want to Be Lonely," in 1974.
Gooding recorded a song called "Everybody's Got to Vote" last year and posted it on his website, www.cuba-gooding.com.
The international trailer for The Mummy hit the Internet yesterday. The Tom Cruise picture opens June 9th.
The international trailer for Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales has also been released. The movie opens May 26th.
APRIL THE GIRAFFE: Live Stream Coming to an End
If you're one of the millions of people who have watched the live stream of April the giraffe over the past two months, you're going to need something else to watch after today (Friday).
The Animal Adventure Park in Upstate New York is cutting the live stream at 4:30 p.m. ET. After that, if you want to see April and her still-unnamed baby boy, you'll have to visit the park. Since February 10th, when the park started its live stream of the pregnant giraffe, an estimated 273 million viewers tuned in to watch. When April finally gave birth last Saturday, 1.2-million people were watching. (TMZ)
BILL O'REILLY: Parting Can Be So Rewarding
Bill O'Reilly stands to receive a payout of as much as $25 million for being let go by FOX News. That severance payment would be equivalent to a year's salary, according to insiders.
According to the New York Times, FOX News' parent company has paid out more than $85 million related to sexual harassment allegations, most of it going to O'Reilly and former network head Roger Ailes rather to any of the women who claimed to be their victims.
There are still several sexual harassment lawsuits pending against FOX News, so that number is likely to increase.
KRIS JENNER: "Done" With Caitlyn
Kris Jenner has had enough of Caitlyn Jenner's upcoming new memoir, The Secrets of My Life.
In this Sunday's episode of Keeping Up With the Kardashians, Kris tells daughters Kim and Khloe she's livid about the book. She says, "I read it and basically the only nice thing she had to say was that I was great socially at a party one time."
Kris adds, "Everything she says is all made up. Why does everything have to be that Kris is such a bitch and an a-hole?"
Kris denies that she knew about Bruce's gender issues when they were married, as Caitlyn alleges in the book. Kris says, "I really tried hard to improve the relationship and spend a little bit of time, thinking maybe there's something here that I'm not seeing. I've done nothing but open up my home and my heart to a person who doesn't give a [crap]. So, I'm done."
Caitlyn is poised to spill more secrets today when she sits down with Diane Sawyer on 20/20. (Us Magazine)
JAMES CORDEN, SAMANTHA BEE: Among Time's 100 Most Influential People
James Corden, Samantha Bee, Tom Brady and Viola Davis are among Time magazine's 100 Most Influential People in the World.
Each person on the list is introduced in a profile written by another notable figure. For example, Brie Larson writes about Emma Watson, Helen Mirren introduces Ryan Reynolds and Russell Crowe talks about Leslie Jones.
Other stars on the list include actor-rapper Donald Glover, NBA star LeBron James, singer Demi Lovato, Get Out director Jordan Peele, RuPaul and singer Ed Sheeran.
President Donald Trump also made the list, as did his daughter Ivanka and her husband, Jared Kushner.
RONDA ROUSEY: Getting Married
Ronda Rousey has traded the octagon for a diamond ring.
The UFC superstar is engaged to Travis Browne, who's also a UFC fighter. He popped the question, according to TMZ, with a "massive" diamond ring while they were under a waterfall in New Zealand about a week ago. Travis said, "It felt like the right place to do it."
The two have been dating since 2015.
LAUREN HUTTON: Modeling Underwear at 73
Lauren Hutton is 73 and wearing nothing but her Calvins in the latest Calvin Klein underwear commercial.
The gap-toothed actress and model, who is seen wearing an unbuttoned blouse and a bra, is the latest star to appear in the brand's new campaign which also features Rashida Jones and Kirsten Dunst. (The Street)