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Prince Will Not Rest Until Everyone Stops Paying Attention to Him

Note to Prince’s lawyers: This is definitely not Prince.Photo: Getty Images

We Would Expect This From Metallica: Following his wacky decision to sue YouTube last month, diminutive singer Prince has sent cease-and-desist letters to fan Websites for hosting pictures of him, posting his lyrics, and advertising his music in general. [BBC]

Eisner Calls Strikers “Stupid”: Former Disney exec Michael Eisner dismissed the WGA strike as “stupid” and a “waste of time” today but stopped short of hoping that WGA members “get ass cancer and die.” He was probably thinking it, though. [Reuters]

Another Bloody Band Reunion: My Bloody Valentine mastermind Kevin Shields is claiming that his long-dormant band will soon release two new records. As he’s been making similar promises since 1991, we’re pretty sure this won’t actually happen. [Pitchfork]

Jacko Looking Just Terrific: Ebony’s latest cover, celebrating the 25th anniversary of Thriller, features Michael Jackson looking relatively tan and healthy! [Ebony, via Defamer]

New Star Trek Movie to Set Impossibly High Beauty Standards for Borgs: Casting agents are looking for “thin, athletic, fit” extras for J.J. Abrams’s new Star Trek movie. In other words, Star Trek fans need not apply. [Slashfilm] —Matthew Perpetua

Prince Will Not Rest Until Everyone Stops Paying Attention to Him