Morning Soul: You Can Make It On Your Own

  • Robin Thicke has landed his first movie role in the indie flick Abby in the Summer, playing the former lover of the lead character. [EW
  • Celebrate Jamaican Independence Day a little early and check out Out of Many, 50 Years of Reggae Music, a compilation celebrating reggae music. [SPIN
  • George Michael's bout with pneumonia last year was more dire than originally reported, leaving him with a five-week memory loss and the inability to walk. [DM
  • Maria Cole, widow of Nat King Cole and mother to Natalie, died after a short battle with cancer. Condolences to the Cole family. [CNN
  • Adding to her hyphenates, Rihanna will be a guest designer for UK clothing brand British Chain River Island. [RS

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