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Friends and family are remembering Rick Stevens, who sang lead on Tower of Power's 1972 hit. (Courtesy photo)

‘You’re Still a Young Man’ vocalist Rick Stevens dies

He was the great voice of Tower of Power’s classic “You’re Still…

 

Recently unsealed court documents reveal that Prince (pictured performing in Los Angeles in 2004) was hiding powerful opiates, and taking drugs that weren't prescribed to him. (Richard Hartog/Los Angeles Times)

Scoop: Evidence indicates Prince was hiding opiate addiction

Why are we not too surprised that officials found pills and drugs…

 

Charlie Murphy is being remembered for his hilarious sketches on "Chappelle's Show." (Courtesy Simon and Schuster)

Remembering funny man Charlie Murphy

Fellow comics and celebrities are praising the genius of Charlie Murphy. The…

 

R&B singer Jorja Smith makes her San Francisco Popscene debut at the Rickshaw Stop. (Chloe Newman)

Soul singer Jorja Smith takes time to break into music biz

In this era of star-making vehicles like “The Voice” and “American Idol,”…

R&B singer Jorja Smith makes her San Francisco Popscene debut at the Rickshaw Stop. (Chloe Newman)
Red Hot Chili Pepper bassist Flea had some quality time with Koko the gorilla over the weekend. (Courtesy Instagram)

Scoop: Chili Pepper bassist Flea jams with Koko the gorilla

Ordinarily, nothing could be more of a nuisance to a hairy gorilla…

Red Hot Chili Pepper bassist Flea had some quality time with Koko the gorilla over the weekend. (Courtesy Instagram)
Americana rockers Soul Asylum have a new album, "Change of Fortune." (Courtesy Photo)

Soul Asylum’s Dave Pirner finds kinship with fellow Minnesotan Prince

New Orleans-based Soul Asylum frontman Dave Pirner hasn’t resided in his native…

Americana rockers Soul Asylum have a new album, "Change of Fortune." (Courtesy Photo)
Dr. Phil McGraw and The National Enquirer are lining up for a courtroom brawl after the television talk show host and his wife filed a $250 million lawsuit against the supermarket tabloid and its sister publications, charging that they falsely accused him of being an abusive husband and a hypocrite who doesn't practice what he preaches. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)

Scoop: Dr. Phil sues tabloid over spousal abuse articles

“Dr. Phil” McGraw and The National Enquirer are lining up for a…

Dr. Phil McGraw and The National Enquirer are lining up for a courtroom brawl after the television talk show host and his wife filed a $250 million lawsuit against the supermarket tabloid and its sister publications, charging that they falsely accused him of being an abusive husband and a hypocrite who doesn't practice what he preaches. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)
Chaka Khan and her sister have both entered a drug rehabilitation program to battle their addiction to prescription drugs. (Photo by Mark Von Holden/Invision/AP, File)

Scoop: Chaka Khan, sister in rehab over prescription drugs

Chaka Khan and her sister have entered a drug rehabilitation program to…

Chaka Khan and her sister have both entered a drug rehabilitation program to battle their addiction to prescription drugs. (Photo by Mark Von Holden/Invision/AP, File)
Prince will be honored at the BET Awards on Sunday. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)

Scoop: The Roots, Erykah Badu, Bilal honor Prince at BET Awards

The Roots, Erykah Badu and Bilal kicked off the first of many…

Prince will be honored at the BET Awards on Sunday. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)
Detroit Red Wings' forward Gordie Howe is seen, Nov. 1967.  (AP Photo)

2016: The year the world lost its heroes

The world lost another legend. Gordie Howe, Mr. Hockey, one of the…

Detroit Red Wings' forward Gordie Howe is seen, Nov. 1967.  (AP Photo)
A final coroner’s report reveals that a self-administered overdose of an opioid painkiller was the cause of death for Prince (pictured performing in Las Vegas in 2013). (Chris Pizzello/Invision)

Scoop: Prince’s cause of death OD, potential heirs lining up

Things are going to be busy in Carver County, Minn. On Thursday,…

A final coroner’s report reveals that a self-administered overdose of an opioid painkiller was the cause of death for Prince (pictured performing in Las Vegas in 2013). (Chris Pizzello/Invision)
A Carver County sheriff’s vehicle enters Prince’s Paisley Park home and studio in Chanhassen, Minn., on Tuesday, the same day a warrant revealed that a Minnesota doctor saw the pop star twice in the month before his death, including the day before he died, and prescribed him medication. (AP/Amy Forliti)

Scoop: Warrant reveals doctor prescribed Prince drugs just before he died

The latest in the investigation of Prince’s death: A search warrant reveals…

A Carver County sheriff’s vehicle enters Prince’s Paisley Park home and studio in Chanhassen, Minn., on Tuesday, the same day a warrant revealed that a Minnesota doctor saw the pop star twice in the month before his death, including the day before he died, and prescribed him medication. (AP/Amy Forliti)
In this April 30, 2016 photo, chef Ray Roberts, who runs multiple Peoples Organic restaurants with his wife in the Twin Cities, prepares meals at his Edina, Minn., location. Roberts was the personal chef for music megastar Prince until he was found dead on April 21, 2016. (AP Photo/Kevin Burbach)

Scoop: Longtime chef says Prince fought throat, stomach pains lately

On stage, Prince was still captivating audiences at recent performances in Australia…

In this April 30, 2016 photo, chef Ray Roberts, who runs multiple Peoples Organic restaurants with his wife in the Twin Cities, prepares meals at his Edina, Minn., location. Roberts was the personal chef for music megastar Prince until he was found dead on April 21, 2016. (AP Photo/Kevin Burbach)
Prince performs in the Galgenwaard Football Stadium in Utrect, the Netherlands, on June 19, 1987. (Barbara Walton/AP)

Losing sleep for funk

In 1998, my lady and I were broke. I was working at…

Prince performs in the Galgenwaard Football Stadium in Utrect, the Netherlands, on June 19, 1987. (Barbara Walton/AP)
Tyka Nelson, pictured outside the home of her brother Prince in Chanhassen, Minn., has filed court papers regarding the late musician’s estate. (AP/Steve Karnowski))

Scoop: Prince’s sister says star had no will, takes action

As the world continues to mourn for Prince, his family is beginning…

Tyka Nelson, pictured outside the home of her brother Prince in Chanhassen, Minn., has filed court papers regarding the late musician’s estate. (AP/Steve Karnowski))
A woman kneels by the memorial at First Avenue Friday, April 22, 2016, in Minneapolis where Prince often performed. The pop super star died Thursday at the age of 57. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)

Prince’s death raises numerous questions about his health

MINNEAPOLIS — Despite his debauched stage presence and erotically charged music, Prince…

A woman kneels by the memorial at First Avenue Friday, April 22, 2016, in Minneapolis where Prince often performed. The pop super star died Thursday at the age of 57. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)
Prince, hugely inventive, influential musician, dead at 57

Prince, hugely inventive, influential musician, dead at 57

The party is officially over. Legendary pop musician Prince, one of the…

Prince, hugely inventive, influential musician, dead at 57
Netflix has renewed "Fuller House" -- the critically derided but remarkably popular sequel to "Full House" -- for another season. (Courtesy Netflix)

Scoop: Critics, be damned — ‘Fuller House’ is comin’ back

Even though critics heartily panned the new “Fuller House” -- the Washington…

Netflix has renewed "Fuller House" -- the critically derided but remarkably popular sequel to "Full House" -- for another season. (Courtesy Netflix)
In this Monday, June 2, 2014, file photo, singer Prince watches the fourth round match of the French Open tennis tournament between Spain's Rafael Nadal and Serbia's Dusan Lajovic at the Roland Garros stadium, in Paris.  (Michel Spingler/AP)

Prince, Stevie Wonder play secret show for Obamas

As their time in the White House draws to a close, President…

In this Monday, June 2, 2014, file photo, singer Prince watches the fourth round match of the French Open tennis tournament between Spain's Rafael Nadal and Serbia's Dusan Lajovic at the Roland Garros stadium, in Paris.  (Michel Spingler/AP)
Richard Shotwell/2012 AP file photoParis

Michael Jackson’s kids get $8 million allowance

Michael Jackson's three kids certainly aren't worried about a lack of money.…

Richard Shotwell/2012 AP file photoParis