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8 items from 2017


NBA's Victor Oladipo Sings Like John Legend in Fire Debut Single

31 August 2017 10:20 AM, PDT | TMZ | See recent TMZ news »

Victor Oladipo is putting all the whack NBA rappers to shame ... sounding like John Legend (seriously) in a single he dropped today to launch his music career. The Indiana Pacers superstar went with a modern-day take of a Donny Hathaway classic for his debut effort -- and absolutely crushed it. Oladipo talked about his other all-world talent in a social media post -- “They say when you have a gift you should share it because »

- TMZ Staff

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The Voice Top 12 Performance Recap: That Don't Impress Me Much, Except...

24 April 2017 7:01 PM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Going into The Voice’s Top 12 performance night — with Shania Twain trying on for size a fifth chair — Team Alicia’s Chris Blue looked — and, more importantly, sounded — like a lock to win Season 12. (I can’t be the only one still playing his version of Riri’s “Love On the Brain” on a loop, right? If it was vinyl, I’d have worn out three needles on it by now.) Was the retro-soul showman able to bring down the house once again Monday? Or did his star fade just enough for him to be outshone by a less flashy singer? »

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'The Walking Dead' Season Finale Recap: Tiger, Tiger, Burning Bright

2 April 2017 8:56 PM, PDT | Rollingstone.com | See recent Rolling Stone news »

You gotta give Sasha credit. If you were living through your last day on Earth, wouldn't you want to spend your waning minutes listening to a little Donny Hathaway?

Because that's how The Walking Dead Season Seven finale begins: with the screen completely filled by the face one of the show's best characters, overcome with emotion as she blasts one of the all-time great R&B empowerment anthems, "Someday We'll All Be Free." She's heading toward a pivotal confrontation between the Saviors and her people. But right now, she's unusually calm, »

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The Walking Dead: Here's the Song Sasha Listens to in the Finale

2 April 2017 8:15 PM, PDT | POPSUGAR | See recent BuzzSugar news »

Warning: spoiler alert! The Walking Dead's seventh season came to a bloody end on Sunday night. While the season finale wasn't exactly the nonstop action-fest we were hoping for, the writers delivered on their promise to kill off a main character. Sasha ends up eating one of Eugene's suicide pills in order to turn into a zombie and attack Negan. It's utterly depressing, but at least she ends her life on her terms. Lying in a coffin in the back of Negan's truck (Ok, this sounds more twisted than I wanted it to), Sasha is equipped with an iPod to keep herself company. She turns on "Someday We'll All Be Free," a soul song by Donny Hathaway from 1973, as she pops in the pill. It's poetic in a sense; earlier in the season, Negan tortures prisoner Daryl with a song called "Easy Street." While Sasha is still Negan's prisoner, »

- Maggie Pehanick

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The Walking Dead: Who Dies on the Season Finale?

2 April 2017 7:55 PM, PDT | POPSUGAR | See recent BuzzSugar news »

Warning: Mega spoiler alert! Just because we knew someone would die on The Walking Dead's season seven finale doesn't mean that it wasn't painful to watch, anyway. After a long, slow season of Rick getting his ducks in a row to attack Negan and the Saviors, the war is finally on - and the first casualty has been named. After agreeing to help Negan (sort of), Sasha double-crosses him. He's transporting her over to the battlegrounds in a coffin, and she slips on her headphones to jam out to some Donny Hathaway. As she's settling in for the trip over, she pops in one of the poison pills Eugene had given her, effectively committing suicide. When they arrive to confront Rick, Negan is strutting around talking about how he's put Sasha in the coffin but she's alive and healthy. He goes to open the coffin and Bam! Zombie Sasha comes tumbling out, »

- Maggie Pehanick

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‘The Walking Dead’ Season 7 Finale: War Breaks Out in ‘The First Day of the Rest of Your Life’

2 April 2017 7:03 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Spoiler Alert: Do not read ahead if you have not watched the Season 7 finale of “The Walking Dead,” titled “The First Day of the Rest of Your Life.”

Donny Hathaway’s “Someday We’ll All Be Free” was interpreted by many to be about black rights. But in truth, the 1973 song from “Extension of a Man” was written by Edward Howard about the mental pain he saw Hathaway experiencing. The song meant so much to Hathaway that he cried upon hearing the final mix. More than 40 years later, Sasha too finds catharsis in it in the Season 7 finale of “The Walking Dead.”

Sasha listens to it en route with the Saviors to spill the blood of one more Alexandrian. Having caught wind of the Alexandrians making moves, he wants to kill three people as punishment, but Sasha is able to talk him down to just one casualty. She has him wrapped around her fingers, although »

- Ian Servantes

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16 Music Greats Who Died Mysterious Deaths

23 March 2017 8:00 AM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

The Notorious B.I.G. was shot to death 20 years ago on March 9, 1997. The rapper’s murder will be forever linked with that of his peer Tupac Shakur, though the pair are just in a long line of musicians who’ve shuffled off the mortal coil under less-than-clear circumstances. Even if the ink has dried on the official paperwork, rumors still abound about …

Sam Cooke (1964)

Possibly the greatest “pure” soul singer in American history, Cooke’s career was on the rise after a string of hits when he was shot to death in a seedy L.A. motel, allegedly by the hotel’s manager in self-defense. »

- Alex Heigl

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Leon Ware, R&B Songwriting Legend, Dead at 77

24 February 2017 9:13 AM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Leon Ware, the songwriter behind hits for R&B titans including Michael Jackson, Marvin Gaye, the Isley Brothers and Quincy Jones died on Thursday at the age of 77. Though the cause of death has yet to be revealed, he was diagnosed with prostate cancer in the mid ’00s.

Born on Feb. 16, 1940 in Detroit, Ware began his career in the late ’60s as a songwriter for Berry Gordy’s Motown label, where he first began collaborating with Gaye, one of the imprint’s brightest stars. He would later co-produce the singer’s 1976 offering, I Want You—co-writing every track. The record »

- Jordan Runtagh

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