'Some Guys Send You Flowers, Prince Gives You Albums': An Interview With Jill Jones

2016-09-16-1474056011-1962808-FullSizeRender3.jpgJill Jones and Prince in the 1990 film Grafitti Bridge.

An emotional moment in 1984’s Purple Rain after The Kid runs outside of First Avenue club after performing the title track to drive away on his bike. Stunned by the roar of cheers, he turns, smiling at the sight of a teary-eyed Jill who he greets with a playful “Hi” before running back inside.

“Hi,” she replies softly.

When singer and protégé Jill Jones, who stunned as the blonde in the 1999 music video, frames a moment in time of her and Prince together, she’s immediately drawn to the two of them sitting inside her car at her family home eating cookies and joking in the early 1980s.

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Community Gathers To Mourn 13-Year-Old Tyre King Who Was Shot By Cops

The mother of a 13-year-old black boy shot by a white police officer in Columbus, Ohio, wept and pleaded that his casket not be closed for the last time at his funeral service on Saturday.

Ushers with white gloves tried to console the friends and family of Tyre King at the First Church of God in Columbus. At the end of the viewing of the open casket, ushers led King’s distraught mother, Nia Malika King, away from the casket so the service could begin.

King’s shooting on Sept. 14 is the latest to stir passions in the United States over the police use of force against black men and boys following similar episodes in recent days in Charlotte, North Carolina, and Tulsa, Oklahoma.

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Redditors Hilariously Reimagine Michelle Obama's Hug With George W. Bush

It was inevitable.

First lady Michelle Obama hugged former President George W. Bush at the opening of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington, D.C., on Saturday, and people on the internet immediately went into overdrive.

Redditors used former chief White House photographer David Hume Kennerly’s heartwarming picture of the first lady embracing her husband’s predecessor to engage in a good old photo-editing battle.

1st Lady Michelle Obama hugs Pres. George W.Bush at opening of @NMAAHC I was there for 1 of museums chief sponsors @BankofAmerica pic.twitter.com/XWw41G5nHO

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Watch Bruce Springsteen Name His Five Favorite Springsteen Songs

Bruce Springsteen visited The Late Show Friday for a long conversation that featured Stephen Colbert asking the E Street Band leader to name his five favorite Springsteen songs. “That’s a tough one,” Springsteen admitted.

After quickly canvassing his legendary catalog, Springsteen began

This article originally appeared on www.rollingstone.com: Watch Bruce Springsteen Name His Five Favorite Springsteen Songs

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Charlotte, NC And Presidential Politics

Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton announced that she is traveling to Charlotte, NC, tomorrow, Sunday, the day before her scheduled TV debate with Republican candidate Donald Trump. She and her policy advisors have taken a page out Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s political “playbook.” When he was White House Chief of Staff during President Obama’s first term his political strategy and “mantra” was “You never let a serious crisis go to waste. And what I mean by that it’s an opportunity to do things you think you could not do before.”

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Shawn Mendes on Grown-Up New LP, John Mayer's Advice, Dream Acting Role

Shawn Mendes is sitting in his dressing room in New York one recent Saturday afternoon, feeling a little disoriented. Partly, this is because he just saw a guy’s leg get crushed in a gnarly traffic accident. But it’s also because the 18-year-old is

This article originally appeared on www.rollingstone.com: Shawn Mendes on Grown-Up New LP, John Mayer’s Advice, Dream Acting Role

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Cookie Johnson On The Moment Magic Told Her He Was HIV Positive

On November 7, 1991, Magic Johnson stunned the world when he announced he would be retiring from basketball because he had contracted the HIV virus. During his historic announcement, Magic briefly mentioned that his wife, Cookie — who was pregnant with their first child — had not contracted the virus.

Though she and the baby were safe, Cookie’s entire world was turned upside down. In her upcoming “Super Soul Sunday” interview with Oprah, she goes back to the moment when Magic broke the news to her.

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