This high school basketball photo of Prince Roger Nelson recently resurfaced and went viral after a Minnesota Star Tribune reporter discovered the clipping in their archives and posted it to Twitter.
There are so many great things about the article and photo -the afro, the sly smile, the satin shorts….but the best thing is that these four things have been proven to us:
1 – Even before Purple Rain made Prince a music icon he was holding court -in high school!
2 – Charlie Murphy and his hilarious Chappelle Show skit, where he recounts playing ball with Prince (in heels) and getting dunked on, was much truer than we could ever have imagined. The article says Prince made the junior varsity team in ninth grade and “was an excellent player.”
3 – Prince is truly a renaissance man who can sing, dance, play baseball, basketball and football player, and even make pancakes -according to Charlie Murphy. Watch the video below!
4 – At 5′ 2″ Prince does it all and proves that size does not matter! <insert Prince scream here>
Saturday Night Live turned 40 with a three-and-a-half hour live episode on Sunday, and a reunion of cast members. Here are Blindie’s top 5 moments from the extra-long episode.
1. Jimmy Fallon and Justin Timberlake’s Rap Intro
The duo paid tribute to the various SNL sketches and catch-phrases over the years through song and dance, and kind of nailed it. Best SNL intro we’ve seen in quite awhile.
2. Bradley Cooper Making Out With Betty White.
This had us laughing, then cringing, and then turning the channel until the skit ended.
3. That Guitar Player We All Love!
SNL brought back that guitar player that would always steal the scene with his riffs and crazy faces -you know the one. Apparently his name is G.E. Smith and he was also the musical director on Saturday Night Live. His impressive resume includes lead guitarist with Hall & Oates and the lead guitarist with Bob Dylan’s touring band during the late 1980s.
4. The Star-Studded Audience.
Forget the guest stars, Blindie spied a whole bevvy of celebrities young and old, but mostly old, in the SNL 40 audience. There were the obvious attendees like Ellen Kleghorn, Al Franken, Tom Arnold, Jim Breur (Goat Boy), and then there were the unexpected, like Steven Spielberg, Michael Douglas with wife Catherine Zeta-Jones, former Yankees Manager Joe Torre, Mel Brooks, Jeff Goldblum, Blondie, Paul Rudd, Sarah Palin, Sheryl Crow, Matthew Broderick and George Lucas with wife Mellody Hobson. Here is the complete guest list.
5. Eddie Murphy, Dammit!
Original SNL cast member Eddie Murphy showed up, got a standing ovation, and didn’t even have to perform. Now how’s that for star power? After all, he did have the biggest career out of all of the cast members over the years.
New York City-based photographer Tricia Messeroux of Toddlewood Studios has recreated celebrity red-carpet looks of the 2015 Grammy celebration using kids. The result is, of course, adorable and also better than the original in some ways.
We’ve selected our favorites:
1. Rihanna – As soon as we saw Rihanna in that flouncy oversized tutu from Giambattista, we thought she looked like a five-year-old playing dress-up. Looks like we were right.
2. Beyonce – This little girl’s red-carpet smile and presence seems a bit more natural and real than Beyonce’s robotic pose.
3. Kanye West and Kim Kardashian - This kiddie recreation of Kimye makes Kanye West’s stone-faced look seem even more childish when he’s mimicked by a five-year-old.
Little League phenom Mo’Ne Davis takes Kevin Hart to the hoop during the NBA All-Star Celebrity Game. We knew Ms. Davis could wreck it out on the diamond, but we had no idea she could destroy punks on the court. Although we do love us some Kevin Hart, and we kind of feel bad that he got schooled by a 13 year-old.
Mariah Carey took to the stage on January 30th at the 2015 Jamaica Jazz and Blues Festival to do what she does best….change outfits numerous times, sit down, allow the audience to sing most of her songs, and oh yeah, lip-sync.
To the diva’s credit, she did hit her infamous high note, the “whistle register,” for like a second.
Blindie still loves you Mariah because you are trying (really hard) to hold it down.
Lupita Nyong’o sashays to her car after leaving Moonshadows’ Blue Lounge in Malibu, CA on Saturday.
If anyone knows the designer of this hot little number Lupita is rocking, please let Blindie know. Apparently the Brazilian website Missaodresslike.br thinks they have found the economical equivalent of Lupita’s outfit. Emphasis on the words, ‘thinks they have found.’