TLC work with actress who plays Left Eye

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For the first time, the surviving members of TLC have felt comfortable enough to record with another singer besides Left Eye.

The singer worthy of the honor is Lil Mama, who will play Left Eye in an upcoming VH1 movie about the group.

Chilli Thomas says they never felt it was the right time to bring in someone else into the group, but watching Lil Mama on the movie set reminded them of Left Eye's spirit. T-Boz says Lil Mama's style is different than Left Eye's but it got her creative juices flowing.

TLC will release a singles collection with four new songs on October 15. It does not yet have a title.

"CrazySexyCool: The TLC Story" will air on VH1 on October 21.

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