Ali-Ollie Woodson, Motown singer who led The Temptations, has died after battling cancer at the age of 58.
Woodson is best known for taking control of The Temptations through the 80’s and 90’s, replacing former frontman Dennis Edwards. Woodson helped to keep the Motown group relevent by releasing R&B hits “Lady Soul,” “Treat Her Like A Lady” and “Sail Away.” After leaving The Temptations, he continued to perform with the group Allie-Ollie Woodson and The Emperors of Soul.
Billy Wilson, president of the Motown Alumni Association and Woodson’s friend, reported the news. Wilson went on to describe Woodson. “He was cool. He had a coolness about himself that was really very inviting... [he] was always a gentleman and always polite and kind to everybody.”
Ali-Ollie Woodson is survived by his wife, Juanita, and several children.
Sources: The Hollywood Reporter, Yahoo! News
Movie stars Harrison Ford and Kevin Costner and director Steven Spielberg have been named in Forbes magazine's top 10 most costly divorce settlements in Hollywood.
Spielberg, who divorced first wife Amy Irving in 1989 at a cost of $100 million, was only beaten to the top of the poll by basketball legend Michael Jordan and singer Neil Diamond, at numbers one and two respectively.
Forbes speculates Jordan's pending divorce from his wife of 18 years, Juanita Vanoy, will set the former NBA star back by more than $150 million--the cost of Diamond's failed 1969 marriage to Marcia Murphey.
Ford ranks at number four after having paid an estimated $85 million to first wife Melissa Mathison, while Costner's 1994 settlement with wife of 16 years Cindy Silva earned him fifth place.
Other stars whose love splits have made it into the top 10 include former Beatles singer Paul McCartney and his impending divorce from Heather Mills; rocker Mick Jagger and Jerry Hall; and Michael Douglas and first wife Diandra.
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