Prince made guests eat purple

Prince insisted all his guests ate and wore purple to his post-Oscars party on Sunday (24.02.08).

The Purple Rain singer – who held the UKP200,000 bash at his UKP10 million Los Angeles mansion – told stars including George Clooney, Johnny Depp and James McAvoy they must don the colour in order to enjoy purple-coloured snacks and Purple Rain cocktails.

A source said: “Purple has always been Prince’s favourite colour. He decided the guests must wear something purple. All the drinks and food were purple and the house was given a purple makeover.”

Prince’s sensuous party was in sharp contrast to Madonna’s post-awards bash. Her guests, who included Jack Nicholson and John Travolta, were given a wheat and diary-free macrobiotic dinner.

The health-conscious singer had flown catering staff from London to prepare the main meal of steamed seabass. After eating, Madonna took to the dancefloor, and urged her guests to follow her example.

The mother-of-two partied the night away until 4am, but just three hours later she had to turn up for jury duty at the Beverly Hills courthouse. Although she didn’t get picked for any of yesterday’s (25.02.08) cases, she was overheard saying she only “got three hours sleep last night.”

A source added: “She was exhausted.”