"Bobby Rogers was my brother and a really good friend," said former bandmate Smokey Robinson.
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• Bobby Rogers, founding member of the Motown singing group The Miracles, died on Sunday, according to Smokey Robinson. He was 73. “Another soldier in my life has fallen,” said Robinson. “Bobby Rogers was my brother and a really good friend. He and I were born on the exact same day in the same hospital in Detroit. I am really going to miss him. I loved him very much.” There was no exact cause of death released, although Rogers had been sick for several years. The Miracles were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2012. [CNN]
• Rihanna’s got big plans for the future. She told Elle U.K. that she wants a baby in the next five years. The songstress also describes her new relationship with Chris Brown as a “fresh start.” “Right now, that’s just what we want, a great friendship, that’s unbreakable,” said Rihanna. “Now that we’re adults we can do this right. We got a fresh start and we’re thankful for that.” [People]
• Ex-Elmo puppeteer, Kevin Clash, has filed a motion to have the three pending lawsuits against him dismissed, citing statues of limitations. Clash has denied all accusations against him and maintains his innocence. Jeff Herman, the lawyer representing the three plaintiffs, doesn’t believe Clash’s latest motion will succeed in court. “It should be noted his motion does not say the abuse did not happen,” said Herman. “Just that it is too late to file the complaints. The law we are proceeding under recognizes the rights of victims to bring their lawsuits within six years from the time they connect their injuries to the abuse.” [E! Online]
• Alicia Keys and hubby Swizz Beatz have finally sold their mega penthouse in downtown Manhattan. According to AOL’s real estate blog, the couple sold it for $17.95 million, five million more than their purchasing price. Keys and Beatz are planning to move to Englewood, N.J., where they purchased a mansion from Eddie Murphy last October. [AOL Real Estate]
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