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Did THIS Famous Prince Song Foreshadow His Death?!

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We just hope there isn't a connection.

As we reported on Thursday, Prince was found unresponsive in his elevator, as paramedics were unable to revive him. He was pronounced dead at 10:07 a.m.

Related: Excerpts From New Prince 911 Call Released

The 57-year-old recorded 39 studio albums, leaving behind a vast musical legacy. However, in one of his most famous songs Let's Go Crazy, there are lyrics that coincidentally describe how he passed.

In the 1984 song, which was the second single off Purple Rain, the artist sings

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Academy Apologizes To George Takei & Other Asian Members After They Protest 'Tasteless' Jokes From The 2016 Oscars!

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It looks like The Academy is in hot water again!

Chris Rock did an AH-Mazing job of putting the organization on blast for its lack of diversity at the 2016 Oscars.

But during the ceremony, he still managed to tell some racially insensitive jokes himself that played with Asian stereotypes — and some people weren't laughing about it.

George Takei, Ang Lee, and Sandra Oh were some of 25 Academy members of Asian descent that sent a letter to the Academy protesting jokes about Asian's during the Oscars last month.

Related: Henry Cavill Questions If The Oscars' Push For Diversity Is 'Racist'!

These old and lame jokes included Rock's skit that introduced three Asian children as Academy accountants, and an ad-libbed comment by Sacha Baron Cohen suggesting that Asians have small peens.

The letter asked for "concrete steps" to make sure that award shows will avoid the "tone-deaf approach" to Asians in the future. The letter states:

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Jada Pinkett Smith Finally Responds To Chris Rock's Oscars Joke — See What She Said HERE!

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This year's Oscars was surrounded by controversy due to the whole #OscarsSoWhite issue.

Thankfully, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts And Sciences was very quick to try and take steps to help diversify the awards, but it didn't keep some people like Jada Pinkett Smith from speaking her mind and boycotting the award show.

Related: Oscar Ratings Were The Lowest In Years!

Since Smith was one of the most outspoken protesters, Chris Rock — who hosted the Academy Awards this year — had to joke about the actress in his opening monologue saying:

"Jada said she's not coming. I was like, ‘Isn't she on a TV show?' Jada's gonna boycott the Oscars? Jada boycotting the Oscars is like me boycotting Rihanna's panties. I wasn't invited!"

While several people found the bit pretty funny, we still hadn't heard Jada's thoughts on the diss until Saturday when X17 caught up with the actress at LAX!

When asked about Rock's crack, the 44-year-old responded by saying:

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Ali G Was BANNED From The Oscars — Find Out How Sacha Baron Cohen & Isla Fisher Snuck The Costume Past Security!

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Ali G was probably the most surprising celebrity appearance at the 2016 Oscars — well, behind Stacey Dash obviously.

But while Stacey was simply unwelcome, Sacha Baron Cohen's deluded gangsta rapper character was expressly BANNED!

Video: Watch Jimmy Kimmel & His Audience React To Sacha's Insanely NSFW Movie Clip!

So how did he end up onstage, presenting alongside Olivia Wilde?

It took the help of his baby momma/partner-in-crime Isla Fisher!

Cohen revealed to ITV's This Morning on Monday:

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Ouch! 2016's Oscar Ratings Were The Lowest In Years — Did The Boycott Hurt That Bad??

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The Oscars sure were entertaining last night thanks to all the glamour, Chris Rock's HIGHlarious jokes, and of course Leonardo DiCaprio winning his golden statue!

Unfortunately for the star of The Revenant, not as many people watched his big win as the Oscars had an 8-year low in ratings!

Related: Stacey Dash Dishes On Her Weird Oscars Appearance!

Last night's ratings were 23.1/37 which is a 6% dip from last year's show that was hosted by Neil Patrick Harris which earned 24.6/39. NPH's show happened to be the third worst the award show has done in ratings since Rock's last time hosting in 2005.

The Hugh Jackman hosted 2009 show and Jon Stewart's 2008 were the only others rated lower.

Of course, there was that whole movement to boycott the Oscars due to its lack of diversity….

What do you think?? Did people skip out on the show because of the #OscarsSoWhite controversy? Or for another reason??

[Image via ABC.]

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Relive Chris Rock's CRAZIEST Jokes At The 2016 Oscars!

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We are STILL in stitches!

On Sunday, Chris Rock hosted the 2016 Oscars where he completely shocked the audience with his edgy sense of humor!

Not surprisingly, the comedian addressed the many controversies surrounding this year's award show, notably the lack of diversity in Hollywood.

From Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith's boycott, to racism in the entertainment industry, Rock made fun of everything and anything in his opening monologue!

Later in the show, he even brought out Stacey Dash for a bit!

This is definitely one of the most memorable Oscars in history. We totally think he should host next year's ceremony!

To hear his best jokes…

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Chris Rock, Whoopi Goldberg, Kerry Washington, & More Stars Talk Diversity At The 2016 Oscars!

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It looks like we're getting somewhere!

Ever since it was announced that the Oscars had all-white nominees for the second consecutive year, the #OscarsSoWhite discussion loomed over the glitz and glamour of award season.

While The Academy Of Motion Pictures Arts & Sciences is diversifying its membership in an attempt to lead the way for the industry, the conversation of the lack of diversity in Hollywood held a large presence during Sunday's ceremony!

On the red carpet, Robin Roberts wasn't afraid to ask stars like Whoopi Goldberg, Mark Ruffalo, and even The Academy president herself Cheryl Boone Isaacs about the #OscarsSoWhite controversy!

But even after the show started, more shots were fired about the lack of minority representation in the entertainment biz by Chris Rock!

Check out the best quotes about diversity from awards night (below)!

Whoopi Goldberg:

"The last two years it didn't happen, but two years before that [African Americans] were everywhere. The folks who should really be screaming and shouting about this are the Asian actors, who are way underrepresented. And I think that will change because now people are starting to pay attention, but we'll see how long it lasts."

Kerry Washington:

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