Smokey Robinson

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  • Birth Name: William Robinson Jr.
  • Birth Place: Detroit, MI
  • Date of Birth / Zodiac Sign: 02/19/1940, Aquarius
  • Profession: Soul singer; songwriter; music producer
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Dancing with the Stars: Did Lolo’s Low Score Send Her Packing?

It's Dancing with the Stars déjà vu Tuesday night, with the results show rising like a phoenix from the ashes. (Not to fear, though: While there will also be aTuesday results show next week, the show will then return to its single Mondaynight format.) Julianne Hough is wearing a mostly sheer top, which somehow manages to still be more modest than her Monday night ensemble.

To the results!

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American Idol: Which Contestant(s) Were Told to "Get Off the Stage"?

Have the guys just given up on American Idol? After all, judge Nicki Minaj has said publicly that the guys have no shot at winning, and Randy Jackson has hinted as much during the shows. And a group number by the three remaining guys in the competition — Lazaro Arbos, Devin Velez and Burnell Taylor — to close the evening could only be described as an act of resignation.

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Bobby Rogers, Co-Founder of Motown Group the Miracles, Dies at 73

Bobby Rogers, who helped form the Motown group the Miracles along with Smokey Robinson, died Sunday in Detroit after a lengthy illness, Reuters reports. He was 73.

The Miracles were originally a quintet of high school performers called the Five Chimes that formed in the mid-1950s. They changed their name to the Matadors after several personnel changes, including when Claudette Rogers — Bobby's first cousin and Robinson's later wife — joined as the only female vocalist. Rogers was the tenor of the Miracles, while Robinson was lead vocalist, Warren "Pete" Moore was...read more

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Smokey Robinson: Abraham Martin and John
The Talk - Wednesday's Preview, Sept. 17th!
Michael Jackson: The Life Of An Icon
Matthew Morrison On His New Album

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Credits

Year Title Description
2014 The Sixties TV Show Series, Remarks by
2012 2012 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony TV Show Series, Appearing
2012 Doo Wop Discoveries TV Show Series, Performer
2011 Kennedy Center Honors TV Show Series, Appearing
2011 Kenny Rogers TV Show Series, Appearing

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The Voice: Who Won Season 3?

In the words of coach Adam Levine, Tuesday's finale for The Voice was "bittersweet."

The Season 3 capper not only crowned a new winner, but it also (temporarily) said goodbye to coaches Cee Lo Green and Christina Aguilera, who will sit out next season to focus on other projects. (Shakira and Usher will take over their spinning chairs.)

Which shows have been renewed and which have been canceled?

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Dancing's Melissa Gilbert: It's Hard Not to Find the Judges' Scores Disheartening

When Melissa Gilbert and Maksim Chmerkovskiy were declared safe on Dancing with the Stars last week, the Little House on the Prairie alum let out a scream and then got bleeped. "I cussed at Maks," Gilbert tells TVGuide.com. "I got mad at Maks because he had whispered in my ear, 'Get ready to [do the Dance] Duel.' I think I said, 'Goddammit! You scared me!' That's when they bleeped me." Bleep or no bleep, Gilbert is thrilled to not only still be in the competition after suffering a mild concussion and whiplash two weeks ago, but also to have avoided the bottom two Dance Duel despite having the second lowest-score. "That's all thanks to our fans," Gilbert says. See what else she has to say about her stagnant scores, the "mixed message" from the judges and why she cries so much.
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Matt's Picks: February 28-March 3

The Chicago Code (Monday, 9/8c, Fox)
As often happens in the best crime dramas, the bad guy often gets some of the meatiest material. And Ronin Gibbons, the Chicago Alderman played so deliciously by Delroy Lindo, is no ordinary adversary. We get a better sense of what makes him tick in this episode, when the powerful politician is confronted by an armed teenage robber, causing Gibbons to look back on his own upbringing, back before he became so cynical about the city's corrupt ways. In another storyline, a bomber blows up a city building and promises more mayhem, putting a ticking clock on Jarek and Caleb's efforts to track down the culprit. This situation is not unlike the dilemma on ABC's Castle an hour later (10/9c), in the conclusion of a tense two-parter that finds Beckett and Castle teaming up with a fed (Adrian Pasdar) to avert a terrorist calamity.... read more

Report: Michael Jackson's Children to Speak at Grammys

Michael Jackson's three children will take the stage at this Sunday's Grammy Awards, E! Online reports.

Prince Michael, Paris, and Prince Michael II (Blanket) will... read more

Music-Filled Show Unveils Grammy Nominations

Country princess Taylor Swift kept her awards mojo going, with... read more

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