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Longtime Soul Singer Bobby Womack Dies at 70

Bobby Womack

Longtime R&B and gospel singer Bobby Womack, who was known for such hits as "It's All Over," died Friday at the age of 70, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Womack was suffering from colon cancer and diabetes at the time of his death, a representative for Womack's label XL Recordings said.

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Keck's Exclusives: Playboy Club Books Another Guest Performer

Raphael Saadiq

Legendary R&B musician Sam Cooke, famous for such soulful tunes as "Twisting the Night Away," "You Send Me," and "A Change Is Gonna Come," has been booked for NBC's The Playboy Club.  

Singer/songwriter Rafael Saadiq, whose stylings have been heard on film and television soundtracks since the early '90s, will play the late singer in the early 60's, shortly before his tragic murder in 1964 at age 33. He'll appear in the new drama's fourth episode, to air in October.  

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American Idol Taylor started off...

Emilie de Ravin, Lost

American IdolTaylor started off the show with an underwhelming "Easy." I like his voice, but one more "whoo" might end my goodwill toward him forever. Smooth and soulful Elliott had another fantastic night. I'm not familiar with the jazzy tune he performed, but he handled the offbeat tempo and phrasing effortlessly I agreed with Simon Cowell about Ace's singing. He looks the part and you can just see the judges counting his eventual ticket and CD sales in their heads, but tonight he was way off; dull, flat and his high notes cracked like cheap china. Did ya catch Brenna practically body-slam the other girls to catch his "beanie"? Gedeon really surprised me, doing a fantastic job on a great Sam Cooke track, read more

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