Wednesday, June 19, 2024

Prince Teams Up with Zooey Deschanel and L.A. Reid for Actual Possible Hit Single


Prince– the artist who is still called Prince– must really like Zooey Deschanel. The enigmatic imp appeared recently on Zoey’s sitcom, “New Girl.” He even debuted new music on the show. Now he’s recorded a new single with Zooey. And instead of releasing it himself or on some odd label, Prince has actually handed “FALLINLOVE2NITE,” a catchy upbeat dance record, to Epic Records chief L.A. Reid. (I wonder if Prince ever uses “to” or “two” or “too” or for that matter “four” “fore” or “for” when he sends emails to friends.)

Maybe Prince will give Reid a whole album that can be marketed. The last time he did that was the “Musicology”-“3121”-“Planet Earth” era from 2007-2007. Maybe L.A. can go through the whole 2000s of Prince’s output, find the best songs, and release them as an album. The albums need a curator!

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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