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BET Awards Announce Their Own Prince Tribute After Trashing Madonna's — And This One Will Be The Most Personal Yet!

| Filed under: TV NewsMadonnaMusic MinuteR.I.P.PrinceAlicia KeysJanelle MonaeBET AwardsBillboard Music Awards

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Pretty much every artist under the sun has performed a moving tribute to Prince since his tragic death in April.

And while BET didn't seem to think much of Madonna's tribute at the Billboard Music Awards, the cable network is taking matters for honoring The Purple One in its own hands!

BET Networks announced the late music legend will be honored at the 2016 BET Awards with a special live performance by Sheila E., The Roots, D'Angelo, Janelle Monae, and more!

This news comes on the heels of the network trashing Madge's May performance — which featured a surprise appearance by Stevie Wonder — insinuating the tribute was underwhelming in a pretty shady tweet.

Related: Madonna Scores Legal Victory Over Vogue Copyright Claim!

In a since-deleted video, BET ran a short teaser of the Material Girl's performance, writing "Yeah, we saw that. Don't worry. We Got You."

But apparently, they DO got us — because Sheila E.'s involvement will easily make this the most personal Prince tribute yet!

The network also announced Alicia Keys and Maxwell, along with more stars, will also be performing at this year's award show.

Do U think BET's Prince tribute will live up to the hype? Watch the performance when the 2016 BET Awards airs on June 26 at 8 p.m. ET on BET!

[Image via WENN/ABC.]

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Madonna Scores HUGE Legal Victory Over TINY Vogue Copyright Claim!

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This could be huge for musicians everywhere!

Madonna just won a long-standing copyright infringement case brought against her back in 2012 regarding Vogue, her famous 1990 song — and it could mean good things for other artists around the industry!

A company called VMG Salsoul, LLC brought the initial lawsuit against Madge four years ago over the copyright of one of their songs called Love Break that was a hit in the early 1980s.

Related: Madonna & Questlove Defend Her BBMAs Prince Tribute!

The company alleged that Shep Pettibone — one of Vogue's producers — used an unlicensed 'horn hit' from Love Break on the Madonna track, and that the horn sound should give them rights to Madonna's huge hit.

Here's the kicker: the 'horn hit' used in Madge's mega-song was exactly

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Madonna & Guy Ritchie's Son Rocco Ritchie Hangs With His Mom In New York As Custody Battle Drama Seems To Be Over!

| Filed under: MadonnaMusic MinuteBroadway BabiesLegal MattersGuy RitchieNew YorkFamilySleepDysfunctional FamiliesControversy

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Whether Rocco Ritchie wanted to be the center of attention or not, that's exactly what he got thanks to his parents, Madonna and Guy Ritchie's custody battle over the 15-year-old — but thankfully it seems like that might all be in the past!

The trouble all seemed to start when Rocco refused to return to the US and wanted to stay with his dad in London. Of course, the situation escalated to the point where the two parents decided to lawyer up to prepare for a custody battle.

Related: Madonna & Questlove Defend Her Billboard Music Awards Prince Tribute!

Things seemed to look up back in April though when the former couple met to hash things out, and the pop star even posted a cute pic with her son on Mother's Day.

Well it seems things continue to be fine and dandy for the Like a Prayer singer and her family as her teenager was

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OITNB, Jurassic Park, Spotlight, & More Award Winners Coming To Netflix In June — See The Full List Of What's Coming & Going!

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Now that the month is almost over, it's time to start thinking about what movies and shows we're getting — and losing — on Netflix!

Thankfully, we've got the list of everything both coming AND going on the popular streaming service in June — and there are DEFINITELY some goodies!

Related: Robin Wright Threatened Netflix To Get Equal Pay With Kevin Spacey On House Of Cards!

Not only are we getting the first three Jurassic Park movies, but season four of Orange is the New Black is coming, as well as the 2016 Oscar winner for Best Picture, Spotlight!

Ch-ch-check out the full list of movies coming and going on Netflix in June!

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Even Britney Spears & Celine Dion Couldn't Save The Billboard Music Awards From Having The Worst Ratings In 4 Years!

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It's official: no one watches award shows anymore!

While the Billboard Music Awards were certainly the talk of the town on Sunday night, it doesn't look like the rest of the country was that interested in the industry — or at least not watching on TV.

That's because despite crowd-pleasing performances from Britney Spears, Celine Dion, Madonna, and even The Go-Go's, the BBMAs actually pulled in their worst numbers in four years!

Related: The BET Awards Completely WRECK Madonna's Prince Tribute!

Apparently, only 8.9 million people tuned in to watch the 3-hour-long event, giving ABC a measly 2.9 rating in the 18-39 demo — that's only slightly better than 2012's 7.4M/2.7!

However, the network was able to beat out NBC's The Carmichael Show, CBS' Undercover Boss, and FOX's animation domination to win the night… but still, we're not impressed.

Maybe Ciara and Ludacris weren't as great hosts as we thought…

Did U tune in for the BBMAs last night??

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Madonna & Questlove Defend Her Billboard Music Awards Prince Tribute After BET Throws The Ultimate Shade!

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Even if you're not her biggest fan, this is kind of harsh…

As you're probably aware, Madonna closed out the Billboard Music Awards on Sunday night with a touching tribute to Prince.

Queen Madge was joined onstage by Stevie Wonder to perform Nothing Compares 2 U and Purple Rain, and while the covers were quite beautiful, it seems as though a lot of the Internet was upset they weren't "Prince" enough.

Related: Piers Morgan Says He's 'Five Times More Important' Than Madonna…

However, things really took a dramatic turn shortly after the show, because the BET Awards straight up called Madonna out for doing a terrible job!

In fact, they promoted their very own Prince tribute while trashing the BBMAs on Twitter, posting:

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