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Prince spins his purple -- and golden -- touch on 'Lopez Tonight'

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The House of Lopez was so full of love for Prince that George Lopez wore purple shoes. Prince, on the other hand, wore a suit of sparkly gold.

The popular musician, who rarely performs on talk shows,  kicked off his 21-day concert residency in Los Angeles by dropping in on tonight's installment of TBS'  "Lopez Tonight." The show airs at midnight.

The show, which has played host to many top musicians, turned to a party as Prince, backed by the New Power Generation and his former bandmate, percussionist Sheila E, drove the studio audience wild, debuting a new song, "Laydown" and a few of his classic hits,  including "The Beautiful Ones."

Representatives for the show said about 2,500 people had requested tickets for the taping.

Lopez told Prince he felt honored that he had chosen the show to kick off his local stint, which begins tonight at the Fabulous Forum in Inglewood. Prince in turn praised Lopez for featuring a diversity of cultures on his show.

Future guests on "Lopez Tonight" include Anne Hathaway, Tyler Perry, and "Celebrity Apprentice" contestant Gary Busey.

-- Greg Braxton    

Photo: Prince performing at 2008 Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival. Credit: Chris Pizello / Associated Press

Comments () | Archives (7)

I loved it. Now that show featuring Prince will forever be memorable. Also, sexy Rosario Dawson was there too.

I love Lopez Tonight. So Great.

It was great! Prince did 3 full performances on the show and everything sounded amazing. Epic night.

I loved the George Lopez show featuring Prince. I am a great fan of Prince & love him. The show was unfrgettable. I had to tape it & hope to go to one of his concerts!!!

The song "Lay down" was the hidden track on 20ten album released last year in couple of European countries so it wasn't world premiere:P. As usually american journalists know nothing of what is happening in the cultural life in Europe. Watching Prince performing life is such an extraordinary experience. Inspiring on so many levels

I REALLY,REALLY want to meet or even see Prince in concert before I die! Meeting him would be the best thing ever!..I have been a BIG TIME FAN since I was 10 yrs. old!

C'MON NOW NUFF SAID 'He is no longer known as Prince,.... Long live the KING !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! of MUSIC that is...AAAWWWWUUUU!



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