The Word: TLC replaces Left-Eye on ‘Waterfalls’ remix

American R&B group TLC pose at the Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards in Los Angeles, circa 1995. From left to right: Rozonda 'Chilli' Thomas, Tionne 'T-Boz' Watkins and Lisa 'Left Eye' Lopes (1971 - 2002). (Photo by Archive Photos/Getty Images)
TLC member Lisa “Left Eye” Lopes, right, died in 2002. Credit: Archive Photos/Getty Images

TLC is releasing a new version of its ’90s hit “Waterfalls” from the 1994 album “CrazySexyCool,” with one little tweak: Japanese pop star Namie Amuro will replace former member Lisa “Left-Eye” Lopes on the track. Not everybody is happy about the switch; Lopes died in a car crash in 2002.

“I did not know about it until a fan posted it online. I mean, it would have been nice if they would have given us a heads up before being surprised,” Lisa’s sister Reigndrop Lopes told TMZ, adding that their mother was also hurt.

The song is intended for the Japanese market, and Reigndrop says that as long as it’s only released there, she’s OK with it. It’s already been yanked from YouTube after fan backlash, so it seems likely she’ll get her wish.

Speaking of ’90s stars, Christina Aguilera will resume her coaching duties on “The Voice” next season. She’ll replace Shakira, who occupied the spinny chair of judgment during the fourth season. Christina was absent last season to promote her album, “Lotus,” according to Hollywood Life.

That wasn’t the only shakeup on the latest season of “The Voice”: Usher also replaced original host Cee-Lo Green. So will Cee-Lo be back too, or is Usher a permanent coach now? And what of Blake Shelton and Adam Levine? No word yet on whether we’ll be seeing more new judges or a return to the original lineup in season five, but producer Mark Burnett suggests the coaching roster will always be in flux. “Everybody can’t coach for life because when you have people with current recordings in the game, this is not their job,” he says.



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