Friday, January 06, 2006

Prince and Diamond and Pearl...

*Coughs* Overdone....


Yes I'm disconsolate. I've been thinking about Prince's Diamonds and Pearl. Often I wonder about them, in fact I was thinking about going on a talk show so I could meet them and stuff. Although they only lasted in Prince's orbit from 1991-92 they left a lasting impression.



Diamond and Pearl helped to steady Prince during the Diamond and Pearls era. Prince was reportedly looking for twins for his act with the New Power Generation. He couldn't find those "dancing" twins so he hired two similiar looking women and named them, Diamond and Pearl. Good news, they actually had real names, Lori Elle and Robia LaMorte. Prince and his girls appeared in videos like "Cream" "Get Off" and "Strollin'."


Unlike other acts, these two gals seemed like they were relegated to "set dressing" and dancing. Well that's not excatly true. This was about the time when Prince decided to "button it up" during the promotion of Diamond and Pearls. LaMorte ably stepped in and answered the questions Prince, well, just couldn't. Some might say the Prince's act got a wee bit tacky during this time and Diamond and Pearl were the pretty faces of an increasingly odd franchise. But then again, that's just being petty, ass-less pants were all the rage...

Found: Robia LaMorte is working as an actress and Lori Elle is working behind the camera. Prince is still Prince...

A clip from ABC's 1991's hit special "Doin' The Stroll With Robby Benson..."
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