Some lucky music fans got to see two icons in the same room early Friday, as Prince performed for Madonna at Paisley Park.

About 30 Prince fans were summoned to Paisley Park late Thursday for something “extra special.”

The group was dancing to a mix of Prince and 1980s pop tunes when Madonna walked in, hours after performing in St. Paul as part of her Rebel Heart Tour.

Her professional dancers and tour crew joined the dance party, and Madonna disappeared.

She emerged later, followed by Prince.

He took the stage and played a funky set, as Madonna sat on the edge of the stage at his feet. Minnesota Public Radio reported that she looked up at him adoringly as he sang.

Curse of the goat is over, Colbert says

Stephen Colbert made a shocking prediction Thursday night during his “Late Night” show — the Chicago Cubs will win the World Series. He then showed off the Cubs World Series Champions T-shirt he had had made. Colbert, who graduated from Northwestern and performed at Second City, was celebrating the Cubs’ wild-card win over Pittsburgh. To become world champions, the Cubs would have to break the curse of the billy goat. “Curse the Cubs again? I dare you. The Cubs are unstoppable,” Colbert declared to a goat in the audience. According to legend, Billy Goat Tavern owner Billy Sianis “cursed” the team after he and his pet goat were kicked out of a Cubs-Detroit Tigers World Series game at Wrigley Field in 1945. Colbert then told the real live goat to leave.


TV cameo: Madeleine Albright, 78, took a break from teaching duties at Georgetown University and other worldly chores last summer to film a guest spot on “Madam Secretary,” airing at 7 p.m. CDT Sunday on CBS. “The scene takes place at a ceremony for veterans,” Albright explained. Cast as herself, she commiserates with Elizabeth McCord — who plays the U.S. secretary of state on the show — about working with a dismissive new man brought in by the president. She gives McCord advice on “what it’s like for the secretary of state to relate to men who think they’re superior when they’re not.”


theo speaks: The Cosby Show” alum Malcolm-Jamal Warner says the series’ legacy is “tarnished” by the sexual assault allegations made against Bill Cosby. “My biggest concern is when it comes to images of people of color on television and film, no matter what … negative stereotypes of people of color, we’ve always had ‘The Cosby Show’ to hold up against that. And the fact that we no longer have that, that’s the thing that saddens me the most because in a few generations the Huxtables will have been just a fairy tale,” said Warner, who starred as Cosby’s son, Theo Huxtable, on the long-running NBC sitcom. Warner said he has been in touch with Cosby, but he would not comment on their conversations.

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