Jimmie Walker Said He Never Spoke to These "Good Times" Co-Stars
In an interview with the Television Academy in 2017, Walker said that he didn't speak to Rolle or Amos when they weren't on set.
"I will honestly say, I don't remember ever speaking a word to Esther the whole time she was there," Walker said. Rolle, who died in 1998, appeared on the first four seasons of the show, skipped Season 5, and returned for the final season.
"I think the same basically goes for John [Amos]," Walker continued. "We talk more now, a little bit, but very, very little. We were never friends. We never talked. If you said at that time, 'Call Esther and ask her about…' I wouldn't even have her number. I couldn't have called John. I wouldn't have had his number. We never spoke to each other. Only on the set."
Rolle thought Walker's character perpetuated harmful stereotypes.
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Fans give millions to Damar Hamlin's toy drive for kids
Damar Hamlin’s goal was simple: He wanted to raise $2,500 online to buy toys for needy kids It took about two years.
Then came Monday, when the Buffalo Bills safety was critically injured and needed his heart restarted on the field in a chilling scene that unfolded during a nationally televised game against the Cincinnati Bengals. He instantly became one of the biggest stories in sports, and thousands of people found his GoFundMe page.
The result: roughly $3.7 million donated in the first 12 hours. And the number is climbing.
A fundraiser that as of last month had raised $2,921 was up to $3,637,590 by 10 a.m. Eastern on Tuesday — with about 130,000 people going online in that span to donate, on average, about $28. Some of the donations were smaller. Some were more than $5,000. On average, about three donations were being made every second in that initial 12-hour span.
Fred White, Earth, Wind and Fire Drummer, Has Died at 67
Fred White, Earth, Wind and Fire Drummer, Has Died at 67Earth, Wind And Fire drummer Fred White has died at the age of 67.
His brother and fellow EWF member Verdine White shared the news on Instagram a short time ago, writing that Fred is now “drumming with the angels”.Our family is saddened today,” Verdine wrote. ” With the loss of an amazing and talented family member, our beloved brother Frederick Eugene “Freddie” White… Child protégé, member of the EWF ORIGINAL 9, with gold records at the young age of 16 years old! He was brother number 4 in the family lineup.”
He goes on to note that Fred was always “entertaining and delightfully mischievous”, and the band could always count on him to make a “bad situation more light hearted”.
“He will live in our hearts forever,” Verdine finished. “Rest in power beloved Freddie!!”
Many artists have since left tributes to the drummer, who played on the band’s biggest tracks including ‘September’. “Sending my love and deepest condolences to you and the family,” Lenny Kravitz wrote as a comment on the Instagram post. “I was blessed to have been in his presence and blessed to have been influenced by him. A true king. Rest in power.”
Nile Rodgers, leader of Chic, sent his “condolences, love and respect”, while The Roots’ Questlove also left a tribute.
Fred White began drumming at 14 years old when he joined a band called the Salty Peppers. He also toured with the legendary Donny Hathaway while he was still a teenager, and officially joined the EWF lineup in 1974. He left the group in the early 1980s, but joined the band when they were inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame back in 2000.
His death follows that of EWF saxophonist Andrew Woolfolk, who died a few months ago at age 71.
SOURCE: Fred White, Earth, Wind and Fire Drummer, Has Died at 67 (yahoo.com)
He has one of the most tragic tales in hip-hop, but after 33 years of 'hell,' The D.O.C. is on the rebound
The rapper and Dr. Dre/Snoop Dogg songwriter reveals to Yahoo Entertainment that he attempted suicide in the years after a 1989 car accident that took his voice. (Photo: Elizabeth Lavin)It’s taken 33 years, but The D.O.C. has finally come to terms with the horrific accident that changed his life, his career and maybe even the entire face of hip-hop.
The Dallas-born rapper and songwriter born Tracy Curry was on top of the world in 1989. He’d been recruited to Los Angeles by Dr. Dre as NWA introduced the world to West Coast rap, contributing lyrics to their seminal genre-shaping album Straight Outta Compton. On the 1st of August that year, he released his first solo album, the landmark LP No One Can Do It Better on Eazy-E’s Ruthless Records, to immediate acclaim, with famed singles including “It’s Funky Enough,” “The D.O.C. & The Doctor” and “The Formula.” His immaculate flow felt all-world, a panoptic representation of America’s exploding '80s artform: developed in Texas, inspired by New York rappers like Run-DMC, Rakim and KRS-One, fused with the budding “gangsta rap” stylings of South Central, L.A.
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