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Morris Day and the Time have been blocked from using their famous name on tour, recordings or on merchandise.

Prince Rogers Nelson, who died of a drug overdose on April 21, 2016, formed The Time in Minneapolis in 1981.

Morris Day (his real name) was the lead singer of The Time since its formation. The funk band is best known for its hit singles "The Bird", "Cool", and "Jungle Love", among other tracks.

Former members Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis went on to produce hits for Janet Jackson, Alexander O'Neal, a solo Morris Day ("Fishnet"), and others.

Day, 64, expressed his disappointment and frustration over the estate's decision in a Facebook post.

"I've given 40 years of my life building up a name and legacy that Prince and I came up with. A name that while he was alive, he had no problem with me using. However, now that Prince is no longer with us – suddenly the people who control his multimillion dollar estate, want to rewrite history by taking my name away from me, thus impacting how I feed my family."

The Prince estate said Day's post was "not entirely accurate" without going into detail.

A representative for the estate told Vulture magazine they had "amicable discussions" with Day over the use of his name and was "surprised and disappointed" to see his post.

Day played Prince's rival in the cult classic film Purple Rain (1984), but he quit The Time the following year after an argument with Prince.

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Clarence Williams III, the American actor who played Linc Hayes in the television series The Mod Squad, has lost his battle with colon cancer.

The 81-year-old actor passed away in Los Angeles on Friday, June 4, his managers have confirmed.

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Williams starred in the ABC crime drama, alongside Peggy Lipton and Michael Cole, from September 24, 1968, to March 1, 1973.

He also played pop icon Prince's father in the 1984 musical cult film Purple Rain; as well as roles in Tales from the Hood, Half Baked, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, and Reindeer Games.

Williams III began his career on Broadway in the 1960s, winning a Tony Award for his role in Broadway play Slow Dance on the Killing Ground, before landing his breakout role in crime drama series The Mod Squad.

In addition to playing Prince's father in Purple Rain, He went on to play Wesley Snipes' dad in Sugar Hill, and joined Dave Chappelle in stoner comedy Half Baked.

His other credits included Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, Twin Peaks, The Littlest Hobo, The Cosby Show, Hill Street Blues, Miami Vice, The Highwayman, Walker, Texas Ranger, and Tales from the Crypt.

Williams married actress Gloria Foster in 1967. She appeared in 2 episodes of The Mod Squad. They also starred together in a movie, The Cool World, in 1964.

They divorced in 1984 and Williams announced her death in 2001. He did not marry again and he had no children.

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Sheila E. trended on social media for the wrong reasons on Wednesday. The 63-year-old singer and drummer commemorated the 5th anniversary of Prince's death by posting the wrong photo of him.

Sheila, real name Sheila Cecilia Escovedo, posted several photos of the pop icon on Wednesday. But one photo irked Prince fans.

Sheila recalled how Prince disliked "eating in front of people. But u could throw down when u wanted [to]." She added that he used to cook eggs for her, and "I made the pancakes."

Hardcore Prince fans were quick to point out that the man in the photo was not Prince.

Fans identified the man in the 2017 image as singer Mandy Romao in Miami, Fla.

One annoyed fan wrote: "How are you not going to know your own friend... that's not Prince."

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Sheila acknowledged her mistake and updated the caption: "EVERYONE IS TRIPPIN, YES I KNOW ABOUT THE PICTURE. But my words are true."

However, Prince's inner circle took the opportunity to call out Sheila for clout chasing.

Prince's NPG sax player, Adrian Crutchfield, told Page Six last year, "After Prince died, it seems like everything she does is focused around Prince or his legacy — and it's strange, because we never saw her at Paisley Park."

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Sheila (left) is pictured with Prince and Cat Glover (right) in this 1988 photo.

Prince's "Purple Rain" co-star and muse — Apollonia Kotero, 61, also dragged the pop drummer. She described Sheila as "desperate to be relevant."

"Prince refused to acknowledge you for five years before his death because of your lies... He sent you legal letters as you were slandering him," she said when Sheila E. released a tribute song, "Lemon Cake," last year.

Apollonia is best known as the lead singer for the all-girl group Apollonia 6.

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Prince's ashes will be put back on display at his Paisley Park estate to allow fans to pay their respects on the fifth anniversary of his death.

The "Purple Rain" legend's compound in Chanhassen, Minnesota was turned into a museum following his untimely passing on April 21, 2016, when a custom-made urn was placed in the middle of the atrium.

The urn remained on display for a few months, until his family members requested his ashes be removed from public view.

But now Paisley Park officials have announced plans to give the urn a prime viewing spot for the upcoming anniversary, when a total of 1,400 people will be allowed into the museum free of charge.

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"We celebrate his life and legacy every day at Paisley Park, a place that Prince wanted to share with the world," Paisley Park Executive Director Alan Seiffert said in a statement.

"So, on this day especially, we acknowledge the incredible force and inspiration Prince is in people's lives and open up our doors for them to pay their respects."


Fans can reserve one of 70 time slots, gaining admission to the atrium for 30 minutes on April 21. Only 20 people will be allowed entry per slot, with regular tours of the whole property suspended for the day.

An online memorial will also be available to fans unable to attend in person.

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American pop singer Prince Rogers Nelson died in 2016 without leaving a will to divide his substantial estate among his heirs including his sister, Tyka Nelson, and his half-brother, John Lewis Nelson.

Prince, who died from a drug overdose at age 57, left an estate worth untold millions. But Comerica Bank, the estate's personal representative, claims Prince's estate is undervalued and the bank wants his relatives to stop begging for money.

Comerica filed a motion asking the court to deny Prince's heirs' petition, where they claim they have not seen a penny from the bank.

The bank claims if they are forced to pay money to the relatives, they would have to sell off an asset of the estate.

They point out an issue with the IRS that has to be settled before they sell off any assets. Comerica says the heirs are fully aware of the issues with the IRS, which include the Internal Revenue Service believing the estate is being undervalued by the bank on paper.

The estate says, "And while the Personal Representative is sympathetic to the financial situation of the Nelsons, the Nelsons have refused to take advantage of opportunities to participate in consulting opportunities arranged for them by the Personal Representative in connection with Paisley Park and entertainment transactions."

As The Blast first reported, Prince's siblings, Sharon, Norrine and Prince's brother, recently filed a petition for compensation from the estate.

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In the months following the music icon's untimely death in April 2016, the "Purple Rain" star's albums and songs sold a combined 7.7 million copies in the U.S., according to Nielsen Music.

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