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Smokey Robinson

Fired Up Over Beyonce

1/23/2013 11:31 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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Beyonce haters run for cover ... 'cause Motown legend Smokey Robinson joined us today to defend her honor in the Inauguration lip-sync controversy -- and he's especially calling out Harvey for bashing B!

Plus, Snoop Lion allegedly duped the Rasta community -- according to a reggae superstar -- but director/actor Eli Roth claims Snoop's the real deal. You gotta hear what he says about working with Mr. Dogg ... uh, Lion. 

Also, openly gay Matt Bomer is up for the lead in the "Fifty Shades of Grey" movie -- can he pull it off? Would women buy him playing such an extremely hetero character?

(0:00) Conrad Murray turns on the tears -- leaving a sob-filled voicemail about how much jail sucks. You gotta hear this ... and then decide if he's faking it or not.
(7:30) Justin Bieber is being accused of yelling obscenities at a woman in a NC gym ... but his people are calling BS on the story.
(10:00) Smokey Robinson calls in to rip Harvey a new one -- after Harvey ripped Beyonce a new one for lip syncing during the inauguration.
(18:00) Famed director Eli Roth calls in to say Snoop Lion is a real Rastafarian ... after the rapper was accused of being a big faker by one of Bob Marley's Wailers.
(23:00) Dan Patrick calls in to talk football -- after Matt Damon says the only reason the Patriots lost was because of injuries.
(28:00) Lindsay Lohan's savior, attorney Shawn Holley, is finally calling it quits on her. Plus, Max from The Wanted is adamant ... he is NOT dating her.
(31:00) What if the sexy hetero male in "50 Shades of Grey" was played by a gay man -- in this case, Matt Bomer -- in the movie? The ladies sound off.
(36:00) The floor is yours!
(41:00) Serena Williams loses her temper again -- and this time the victim was her tennis racket.

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Who gives a crap if Smokey Robinson is pissed. Bey lip synced, she shouldn't have. We as conumers (audience) expect live performances, esp. when the singer is acting like it's live. When we are duped we have the right to be peeved.

605 days ago

space monkey    

Wonder is Harvey can take it as well as he gives it.
I have a feeling Harvey is not going to admit anything and it will all magically disappear from the edited version..

605 days ago


She paid someone to have her baby because its hard and she played a tape because live was hard.

605 days ago


Depends on the Guy. Matt Bomer (sp?) - YES.

605 days ago


wow, smokey robinson is vouching for beyonce like he is her daughter....uh kinda weird.

605 days ago


To me if you aren't going to sing it live then just play a recording without the performer being there.

605 days ago


Smokey talks like he thinks this is going to get him into her pants.

605 days ago

TV Gord    

Smokey ROCKS! I agree with him completely! Beyonce wasn't Milli Vanilli. She was singing to her own beautiful voice! Find something else to be upset about.

605 days ago


Back in the day performers had no choice but to sing live.Now you go to concerts pay top dollar to listen to pre-recorded tracts-makes me sick. She should have sang it and if it wasn't perfect -that would have made it all the more great-Best Nation Anthem ever -Marvin Gaye

605 days ago


Of course he is faking it but he's Snoop Dogg and I love him no matter what.

605 days ago


Oh no Lindsey lost her Teflon

605 days ago


Lindsay is a POS plain and simple.

605 days ago


All groupies have pictures like the one of them in the bedroom.

605 days ago


Shades of Grey is for barely literate housewives. It's Sex and the City for women who want to live vicariously through leather men instead of Mario Cantone.

605 days ago


Raquel? Did I miss Raquel? Where is dat chubby cheek?!

605 days ago
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