Prince’s Muses: Vanity and 7 Other Women Who Got a Career Lift From the Music Legend

Vanity
Denise Katrina Matthews was a model and actress redubbed Vanity by Prince, who encouraged her to become a musician.

Wendy and Lisa
Wendy Melvoin and Lisa Coleman were members of The Revolution who went on to great success as a solo act.

Apollonia
Model-actress-singer Apollonia Kotero landed the lead role opposite Prince in “Purple Rain” after Vanity dropped out, propelling her own music career.

Kim Basinger
The actress dated the Purple One after they met while working on “Batman.”

Sheila E.
Sheila Escovedo was an accomplished percussionist in her own right when she met Prince, to whom she was engaged in the 1980s.

Bria Valente
Valente was a model, dancer and singer who came under Prince’s tutelage, eventually dating the singer in 2010.

Sheena Easton
Easton and Prince collaborated on several hit songs, including Easton’s “Sugar Walls,” which Prince wrote for the Scottish singer.

Misty Copeland
The celebrated ballerina was handpicked to appear in Prince’s “Crimson & Clover” video and performed onstage for several concert dates.

Carmen Electra
Tara Patrick was renamed Carmen Electra by Prince, launching her career as a model and actress.

Vanity
Denise Katrina Matthews was a model and actress redubbed Vanity by Prince, who encouraged her to become a musician.

Wendy and Lisa
Wendy Melvoin and Lisa Coleman were members of The Revolution who went on to great success as a solo act.

Apollonia
Model-actress-singer Apollonia Kotero landed the lead role opposite Prince in “Purple Rain” after Vanity dropped out, propelling her own music career.

Kim Basinger
The actress dated the Purple One after they met while working on “Batman.”

Sheila E.
Sheila Escovedo was an accomplished percussionist in her own right when she met Prince, to whom she was engaged in the 1980s.

Bria Valente
Valente was a model, dancer and singer who came under Prince’s tutelage, eventually dating the singer in 2010.

Sheena Easton
Easton and Prince collaborated on several hit songs, including Easton’s “Sugar Walls,” which Prince wrote for the Scottish singer.

Misty Copeland
The celebrated ballerina was handpicked to appear in Prince’s “Crimson & Clover” video and performed onstage for several concert dates.

Carmen Electra
Tara Patrick was renamed Carmen Electra by Prince, launching her career as a model and actress.

‘Game of Thrones’ 11 Most Memorable Sex Scenes (Photos)

In a new clip released just days before the highly-anticipated Season 6 premiere of “Game of Thrones,” Sansa Stark and Theon Greyjoy walk through icy water to escape the castle.

At the end of Season 5, we saw Sansa (Sophie Turner) and Theon (Alfie Allen) jump off the castle walls of Winterfell to escape from Sansa’s husband, Ramsay Bolton.

In a recent interview with the Wall Street Journal, Turner teased that her character did indeed survive the fall, because she “landed in a pile of snow.”

See Video: A ‘Game of Thrones’ Fan Edited Together This Impressive Season 6 Trailer

“The past five seasons have been everyone spreading out and going their separate ways and it’s very sparse,” she teased in the interview. “Season 6 feels like everything is coming together and storylines intertwining and people are forming alliances with other characters and everyone is coming towards the same goal.”

The clip was released on Tuesday’s episode of “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” on which cast members Allen, Iwan Rheon and Michael McElhatton were guests.

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The sixth season of “Game of Thrones” has been highly anticipated since the last episode of Season 5 left fans wondering what would happen to Kit Harington‘s character, Jon Snow, as well as whether Sansa and Theon (Alfie Allen) would survive the jump from the castle walls.

“Game of Thrones” Season 6 premieres Sunday at 9 p.m. on HBO.

Watch the clip above.

In a new clip released just days before the highly-anticipated Season 6 premiere of “Game of Thrones,” Sansa Stark and Theon Greyjoy walk through icy water to escape the castle.

At the end of Season 5, we saw Sansa (Sophie Turner) and Theon (Alfie Allen) jump off the castle walls of Winterfell to escape from Sansa’s husband, Ramsay Bolton.

In a recent interview with the Wall Street Journal, Turner teased that her character did indeed survive the fall, because she “landed in a pile of snow.”

“The past five seasons have been everyone spreading out and going their separate ways and it’s very sparse,” she teased in the interview. “Season 6 feels like everything is coming together and storylines intertwining and people are forming alliances with other characters and everyone is coming towards the same goal.”

The clip was released on Tuesday’s episode of “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” on which cast members Allen, Iwan Rheon and Michael McElhatton were guests.

The sixth season of “Game of Thrones” has been highly anticipated since the last episode of Season 5 left fans wondering what would happen to Kit Harington‘s character, Jon Snow, as well as whether Sansa and Theon (Alfie Allen) would survive the jump from the castle walls.

“Game of Thrones” Season 6 premieres Sunday at 9 p.m. on HBO.

Watch the clip above.

‘Walking Dead’: Rick and Michonne Hunt for Guns in Emotional Episode

(Spoiler alert: Do not keep reading if you have not seen this week’s episode of “The Walking Dead”)

In this week’s episode of “The Walking Dead,” Rick (Andrew Lincoln) and Michonne (Danai Gurira) hit the road in an attempt to fulfill the promise of guns they made to the mystery junkyard group.

“Richonne” fans got plenty of fodder this week, as we see the pair camping out, scavenging, fighting walkers, and — ahem — getting intimate more than once.

They eventually stumble across an old fair grounds that is filled with walkers, many of whom are undead soldiers who are still carrying assault weapons and side arms.

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Back near Alexandria, Rosita (Christian Serratos) decides to take the hunt for guns into her own hands. At a house in the woods, she sees a pistol lying on the ground, but her path is blocked by a walker. After dispatching it with a machete, she finds the gun was just a toy.

While scoping out the fairgrounds from the roof of a nearby building, Rick and Michonne fall through the roof into a storeroom below. Inside, they find pallets of military rations and canned goods.

They spend the night in the storeroom, where Michonne tells Rick that he should take the lead after Negan is dethroned. Rick says he doesn’t want the job, but Michonne insists.

At Alexandria, Tara (Alanna Masterson) is watching Judith when she begins thinking about her time at the Oceanside community. She knows they possess the guns the group needs, but is not sure how to go about getting them without getting a lot of people killed.

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Rick and Michonne plan the best way to enter the fairgrounds without being overwhelmed by walkers. Rick wants Michonne to take out the walkers in their immediate path while he pushes a nearby car into a gap in the fence to allow them to handle the rest at their own pace.

Michonne gets to work with her katana, but Rick’s plan hits a snag when he finds a walker stuck through the windshield of the car. He finally gets it out and starts pushing the car into position with Michonne’s help.

The only problem is the brakes on the car are shot and it rolls past where they want it to go, leaving them in the car and surrounded by walkers. They hop out through the sun roof and begin killing off the walkers.

They decide to split up to divide the walkers into smaller groups. Rick climbs up on a ferris wheel, but gets distracted by a deer nearby and falls to the ground. Michonne rushes over to help, seeing a group of walkers feasting on a body. She is so stunned she can’t move.

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Suddenly, Rick emerges from behind some rubble and begins hacking his way through the remaining walkers. Michonne snaps out of her stupor and joins him. Once they are done, they collect the guns and hit the road.

Michonne is still in shock as they drive, so Rick stops and tells her he has been struggling with the loss of so many friends, specifically naming Glenn. He says that the fight ahead will most likely see more people die, maybe even both of them. But he assures her that even if he dies, she will be able to lead in his absence.

They deliver over sixty guns to Jadis (Pollyanna McIntosh), who tells them this is not enough. After some back and forth, she and Rick agree to allow him to keep some of the guns so they can go out and find more.

Back at Alexandria, Tara runs into Rick and says she has something to tell him, most likely about her experience at Oceanside.

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The episode ends with Rosita arriving at Hilltop, where she seeks out Sasha (Sonequa Martin-Green). She and Sasha agree to team up in order to kill Negan, with Rosita having pilfered a rifle from the weapons Rick and Michonne found.

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(Spoiler alert: Do not keep reading if you have not seen this week’s episode of “The Walking Dead”)

In this week’s episode of “The Walking Dead,” Rick (Andrew Lincoln) and Michonne (Danai Gurira) hit the road in an attempt to fulfill the promise of guns they made to the mystery junkyard group.

“Richonne” fans got plenty of fodder this week, as we see the pair camping out, scavenging, fighting walkers, and — ahem — getting intimate more than once.

They eventually stumble across an old fair grounds that is filled with walkers, many of whom are undead soldiers who are still carrying assault weapons and side arms.

Back near Alexandria, Rosita (Christian Serratos) decides to take the hunt for guns into her own hands. At a house in the woods, she sees a pistol lying on the ground, but her path is blocked by a walker. After dispatching it with a machete, she finds the gun was just a toy.

While scoping out the fairgrounds from the roof of a nearby building, Rick and Michonne fall through the roof into a storeroom below. Inside, they find pallets of military rations and canned goods.

They spend the night in the storeroom, where Michonne tells Rick that he should take the lead after Negan is dethroned. Rick says he doesn’t want the job, but Michonne insists.

At Alexandria, Tara (Alanna Masterson) is watching Judith when she begins thinking about her time at the Oceanside community. She knows they possess the guns the group needs, but is not sure how to go about getting them without getting a lot of people killed.

Rick and Michonne plan the best way to enter the fairgrounds without being overwhelmed by walkers. Rick wants Michonne to take out the walkers in their immediate path while he pushes a nearby car into a gap in the fence to allow them to handle the rest at their own pace.

Michonne gets to work with her katana, but Rick’s plan hits a snag when he finds a walker stuck through the windshield of the car. He finally gets it out and starts pushing the car into position with Michonne’s help.

The only problem is the brakes on the car are shot and it rolls past where they want it to go, leaving them in the car and surrounded by walkers. They hop out through the sun roof and begin killing off the walkers.

They decide to split up to divide the walkers into smaller groups. Rick climbs up on a ferris wheel, but gets distracted by a deer nearby and falls to the ground. Michonne rushes over to help, seeing a group of walkers feasting on a body. She is so stunned she can’t move.

Suddenly, Rick emerges from behind some rubble and begins hacking his way through the remaining walkers. Michonne snaps out of her stupor and joins him. Once they are done, they collect the guns and hit the road.

Michonne is still in shock as they drive, so Rick stops and tells her he has been struggling with the loss of so many friends, specifically naming Glenn. He says that the fight ahead will most likely see more people die, maybe even both of them. But he assures her that even if he dies, she will be able to lead in his absence.

They deliver over sixty guns to Jadis (Pollyanna McIntosh), who tells them this is not enough. After some back and forth, she and Rick agree to allow him to keep some of the guns so they can go out and find more.

Back at Alexandria, Tara runs into Rick and says she has something to tell him, most likely about her experience at Oceanside.

The episode ends with Rosita arriving at Hilltop, where she seeks out Sasha (Sonequa Martin-Green). She and Sasha agree to team up in order to kill Negan, with Rosita having pilfered a rifle from the weapons Rick and Michonne found.

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‘That ’70s Show’ Alum Danny Masterson Under Investigation for Sexual Assault Claims

Danny Masterson, known for playing Hyde on the hit comedy “That ’70s Show,” is being investigated by the LAPD for sexual assault, TheWrap has learned.

“The Los Angeles Police Department Robbery Homicide Division, Sexual Assault Section, is conducting an investigation involving the actor Danny Masterson,” the LAPD said in a statement to TheWrap. “Three women have come forward and disclosed that they were sexually assaulted by Masterson during the early 2000s.”

The three women claim they came into contact with Masterson through the Church of Scientology, and were pressured into keeping the allegations quiet by the Church, according to a report from Tony Ortega, a journalist who runs an anti-Scientology website called The Underground Bunker.

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Masterson’s rep on Friday issued a statement naming one of the three women and claiming that she had a six-year relationship with Masterson. “Significantly, during their long relationship she made numerous inconsistent claims that she was previously raped by at least 3 other famous actors and musicians,” the statement said.

“When Danny ended the relationship she continued to pursue him, even making threats to beat up his current wife Bijou Phillips unless she left him,” the statement added, further claiming that the “only demand” the woman made of the Church of Scientology “was asking for their help to intervene so the breakup would not be permanent.” The Church of Scientology did not immediately respond to TheWrap’s request for comment.

“We are aware also that approximately 14 years ago a woman referred to in the blog made allegations of sexual assault and that the LADP interviewed numerous witnesses and determined the claim had no merit,” the actor’s rep continued. “Based on reading the anti-Scientology blog that posted this story, these false allegations appear to be motivated to boost Leah Remini’s anti-Scientology television series.”

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In his blog post, Ortega cited former Scientologist and actress Remini, who recently put out the A&E docuseries “Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath,” as saying that the alleged victims came to her and she encouraged them to file a police report, but they became frustrated with lack of action by the police.

“I met with the LAPD. I met with Detective Reyes, and I told her these victims deserve to be heard,” Remini said. “I pointed out to her that there was a framed picture of a Scientologist on their wall, actor Michael Peña. Do you know what that says to a young Scientologist who comes here to seek justice? My experience with the LAPD has not been good. I asked her to do the right thing by these girls, and I told her that the world is watching.”

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Danny Masterson, known for playing Hyde on the hit comedy “That ’70s Show,” is being investigated by the LAPD for sexual assault, TheWrap has learned.

“The Los Angeles Police Department Robbery Homicide Division, Sexual Assault Section, is conducting an investigation involving the actor Danny Masterson,” the LAPD said in a statement to TheWrap. “Three women have come forward and disclosed that they were sexually assaulted by Masterson during the early 2000s.”

The three women claim they came into contact with Masterson through the Church of Scientology, and were pressured into keeping the allegations quiet by the Church, according to a report from Tony Ortega, a journalist who runs an anti-Scientology website called The Underground Bunker.

Masterson’s rep on Friday issued a statement naming one of the three women and claiming that she had a six-year relationship with Masterson. “Significantly, during their long relationship she made numerous inconsistent claims that she was previously raped by at least 3 other famous actors and musicians,” the statement said.

“When Danny ended the relationship she continued to pursue him, even making threats to beat up his current wife Bijou Phillips unless she left him,” the statement added, further claiming that the “only demand” the woman made of the Church of Scientology “was asking for their help to intervene so the breakup would not be permanent.” The Church of Scientology did not immediately respond to TheWrap’s request for comment.

“We are aware also that approximately 14 years ago a woman referred to in the blog made allegations of sexual assault and that the LADP interviewed numerous witnesses and determined the claim had no merit,” the actor’s rep continued. “Based on reading the anti-Scientology blog that posted this story, these false allegations appear to be motivated to boost Leah Remini’s anti-Scientology television series.”

In his blog post, Ortega cited former Scientologist and actress Remini, who recently put out the A&E docuseries “Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath,” as saying that the alleged victims came to her and she encouraged them to file a police report, but they became frustrated with lack of action by the police.

“I met with the LAPD. I met with Detective Reyes, and I told her these victims deserve to be heard,” Remini said. “I pointed out to her that there was a framed picture of a Scientologist on their wall, actor Michael Peña. Do you know what that says to a young Scientologist who comes here to seek justice? My experience with the LAPD has not been good. I asked her to do the right thing by these girls, and I told her that the world is watching.”

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Arnold Schwarzenegger Exits ‘New Celebrity Apprentice’

Arnold Schwarzenegger will not return as the host of “The New Celebrity Apprentice,” the action star announced Friday.

“Even if asked [to do it again] I would decline,” Schwarzenegger said in an interview with Empire Friday. “I learned a lot, I had a great time, it was a really great opportunity. But under the circumstances I don’t want to do it again.”

“With Trump being involved in the show people have a bad taste and don’t want to participate as a spectator or as a sponsor or in any other way support the show,” he continued. “It’s a very divisive period now and I think this show got caught up in all that division.”

NBC declined TheWrap’s request for comment.

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As TheWrap reported exclusively, half the show’s sponsors from last season have pulled their ads after boycott threats.

A campaign called #GrabYourWallet, which called on sponsors to abandon the show because of President Trump’s involvement with it, said six of the show’s 12 corporate backers from last season have agreed not to return. None of the companies explicitly cited Trump as their reason, but campaign organizer Shannon Coulter says the gold-plated writing is on the wall.

“I think it’s pretty clear at this point that the Trump brand name is toxic,” she told TheWrap.

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On top of that, the show proved to be a dog with fleas in the ratings despite having Schwarzenegger as host. The first episode on Jan. 2 drew an anemic 1.3 rating and just under 5 million viewers. Things were pretty much downhill after that, with the season finale on Feb. 13 drawing just a 0.9 rating and 3.5 million viewers.

In fact, the only real buzz around the show came when Trump himself began tweeting about the poor ratings, prompting Schwarzenegger to respond.

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Arnold Schwarzenegger will not return as the host of “The New Celebrity Apprentice,” the action star announced Friday.

“Even if asked [to do it again] I would decline,” Schwarzenegger said in an interview with Empire Friday. “I learned a lot, I had a great time, it was a really great opportunity. But under the circumstances I don’t want to do it again.”

“With Trump being involved in the show people have a bad taste and don’t want to participate as a spectator or as a sponsor or in any other way support the show,” he continued. “It’s a very divisive period now and I think this show got caught up in all that division.”

NBC declined TheWrap’s request for comment.

As TheWrap reported exclusively, half the show’s sponsors from last season have pulled their ads after boycott threats.

A campaign called #GrabYourWallet, which called on sponsors to abandon the show because of President Trump’s involvement with it, said six of the show’s 12 corporate backers from last season have agreed not to return. None of the companies explicitly cited Trump as their reason, but campaign organizer Shannon Coulter says the gold-plated writing is on the wall.

“I think it’s pretty clear at this point that the Trump brand name is toxic,” she told TheWrap.

On top of that, the show proved to be a dog with fleas in the ratings despite having Schwarzenegger as host. The first episode on Jan. 2 drew an anemic 1.3 rating and just under 5 million viewers. Things were pretty much downhill after that, with the season finale on Feb. 13 drawing just a 0.9 rating and 3.5 million viewers.

In fact, the only real buzz around the show came when Trump himself began tweeting about the poor ratings, prompting Schwarzenegger to respond.

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Australian Comedian Jim Jefferies Scores Comedy Central Late-Night Series

Stand-up comedian Jim Jefferies will launch his own late-night series on Comedy Central later this year, the network announced Friday.

Originally hailing from Australia, Jefferies will move behind the desk to take on culture and politics in what’s to be a weekly show. Fresh off a series of blockbuster comedy specials, Jefferies will travel around the globe to tackle the week’s top stories and most controversial issues. The first 10-episode season is scheduled to debut this summer.

“I’d like to thank Comedy Central for this incredible opportunity,” said Jefferies. “It’s always been a dream of mine to do a show in this arena and I can’t wait for everyone to see what we’ve got planned.”

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The half-hour series is executive produced by Jefferies, Scott Zabielski, and Brillstein Entertainment Partners’ Alex Murray and Tim Sarkes. Jason Reich is co-executive producer and head writer. Monika Zielinska and Adam Londy are the Executives in Charge of Production for Comedy Central.

A comedian, actor and writer, Jefferies has established himself with a controversial stand-up style. He recently wrapped an international stand-up tour, “The Unusual Punishment Tour,” to rave reviews, which came on the heels of his second Netflix special “Freedumb” last summer.

He burst onto the U.S. comedy scene in 2009 with his HBO special “I Swear to God,” the first of seven specials, including his debut Netflix special, “Jim Jefferies: BARE,” which garnered attention for a set focused on guns and gun control in the United States.

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He has appeared on Comedy Central’s “@midnight with Chris Hardwick” and “The Comedy Jam” special that aired last August. Jefferies also created, wrote, produced and starred in the critically-acclaimed series “Legit,” which ran for two season on FX.

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Stand-up comedian Jim Jefferies will launch his own late-night series on Comedy Central later this year, the network announced Friday.

Originally hailing from Australia, Jefferies will move behind the desk to take on culture and politics in what’s to be a weekly show. Fresh off a series of blockbuster comedy specials, Jefferies will travel around the globe to tackle the week’s top stories and most controversial issues. The first 10-episode season is scheduled to debut this summer.

“I’d like to thank Comedy Central for this incredible opportunity,” said Jefferies. “It’s always been a dream of mine to do a show in this arena and I can’t wait for everyone to see what we’ve got planned.”

The half-hour series is executive produced by Jefferies, Scott Zabielski, and Brillstein Entertainment Partners’ Alex Murray and Tim Sarkes. Jason Reich is co-executive producer and head writer. Monika Zielinska and Adam Londy are the Executives in Charge of Production for Comedy Central.

A comedian, actor and writer, Jefferies has established himself with a controversial stand-up style. He recently wrapped an international stand-up tour, “The Unusual Punishment Tour,” to rave reviews, which came on the heels of his second Netflix special “Freedumb” last summer.

He burst onto the U.S. comedy scene in 2009 with his HBO special “I Swear to God,” the first of seven specials, including his debut Netflix special, “Jim Jefferies: BARE,” which garnered attention for a set focused on guns and gun control in the United States.

He has appeared on Comedy Central’s “@midnight with Chris Hardwick” and “The Comedy Jam” special that aired last August. Jefferies also created, wrote, produced and starred in the critically-acclaimed series “Legit,” which ran for two season on FX.

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