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Oct. 31, 2007

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About Freddie Bell

Freddie Bell, velvet morning voice talent is a mellifluous voice actor, broadcast-journalist, speaker and National Voice Actor. His vast voice over credits, include hosting several radio programs including the Tom Joyner Morning Show, The Love Train, It’s The Gospel in Tampa, The Freddie Bell Morning Show in radio on KSGS – 950AM, Solid Gold Soul in Minneapolis, plus This is Music, The Freddie Bell Countdown Show and The Minneapolis NAACP Community Affairs television Programs in Minneapolis.
Invite Freddie to your next event or seminar as a Keynote Speaker, covering topics including You Gotta Have H.E.A.R.T., Tuning In to R.A.D.I.O, Maximizing Your Potential, Imagination, The Secret Key To Success, Winning Through Community Service, Dreaming Your Way to Success and a variety of topics related to sales and sales management. Freddie shares ideas and techniques he used to propel Solid Gold Soul Radio into a household name.
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PRINCE ENGAGED IN A BATTLE

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One Prince fan is fighting back against the pop star’s attempts to eradicate all un-authorized postings of his music and image on various websites. One YouTube.com user, whose 29-second video of her infant dancing to “Let’s Go Crazy” was removed from the site, was later allowed to re-post the footage, reports ABC News. As Prince moved ahead with his copyright infringement crackdown, Stephanie Lenz reportedly received an e-mail from YouTube saying that her clip was removed at the request of Universal Music Publishing Group, and that her YouTube account could be canceled in the event of any future copyright infringements. But the woman filed a counter notice with the popular file-sharing site and was allowed to re-post the footage six weeks after its removal. YouTube officials told ABC News that the site is bound by provisions in the Digital Millennium Copyright Act to honor all takedown and counter-notices. As previously reported, Prince hired a British firm called Web Sheriff to help police the Internet and threatened to take legal action against websites that post his copyrighted material.

WHERE ARE O.J. ‘S FRIENDS?

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A third accomplice in the O.J. Simpson memorabilia heist case agreed to testify against him on Monday (October 29th). Michael McClinton has agreed to plead guilty to robbery and conspiracy to commit robbery in return for a reduced sentence. McClinton, a 49-year-old security guard, provides what may be the most damaging testimony yet against Simpson in the September 13th incident in Las Vegas. McClinton says he impersonated a police officer and wielded a gun, at Simpson’s request, in the confrontation with two sports memorabilia dealers at the Palace Station hotel.


HAPPY BIRTHDAY, OTIS WILLIAMS!!!

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Happy Birthday to Temptations’ co-founder Otis Williams, who turns 66 . Williams, who was present at the birth of Motown, alongside founder Berry Gordy Jr., Smokey Robinson, and a host of others, is the sole surviving original member of the Temptations still performing with the group.

Williams has outlived all of the other members of the Temps’ classic lineup: Paul Williams, David Ruffin, Eddie Kendricks and Melvin Franklin.

Last week the Temps released their latest album, Back To Front. The set, which has been getting positive reviews, features the group’s versions of some of their own personal favorites, including Sam & Dave’s “Hold On! I’m Comin’,” Barry White’s “Never Never Gonna Give Ya Up,” the Bee Gees’ “How Deep Is Your Love,” the Staple Singers’ “Respect Yourself,” L.T.D. with Jeffrey Osborne’s “(Every Time I Turn Around) Back In Love Again,” and the Doobie Brothers’ “Minute By Minute,” among others.

Williams recalled after years of struggling with no success, how the Temps found out about scoring their first hit in 1964: “We recorded ‘The Way You Do The Things You Do’ and went to upstate Michigan and was up there for a number of weeks and came back, and Berry (Gordy) had been trying to find us. They told us ‘You guys finally got a hit.’ Somebody got the Billboard and the Cash Box and showed us we were in the charts, and David Ruffin and myself sat down and we cried because we had tried so many years of getting there. And we were off and running.”

The Temptations are on tour with the Four Tops in Europe, and perform in Frankfurt, Germany.

The Temps’ next U.S. show will be on December 10th in Brookings, South Dakota at the Swiftel Center.

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Charnele Brown, actress (A Different World), 42

Eddie Holland, of the Motown songwriting team Holland-Dozier-Holland, 68

Nia Long, actress (Friday, The Best Man, Big Momma’s House), 37

Snow, reggae artist, 39

Otis Williams, last original member of the Temptations, 66

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In 1916, baseball legend Leon Day is born in Alexandria, Virginia.
In 1945, Branch Rickey signs Jackie Robinson to a contract with Montreal of the International League.
In 1970, The Jackson 5 earns the Number One slot on both the pop and R&B charts with “I’ll Be There.”
In 1970, the Christmas Card album by the Temptations is released.
In 1972, the “I’ll Be Around” single by the Spinners is certified gold.
In 1974, the legendary boxing match between Muhammad Ali and George Foreman, nicknamed “The Rumble In The Jungle,” takes place in Kinshasa, Zaire.
In 1979, Richard Arrington is elected the first African-American mayor of Birmingham.
In 1983, Reverend Jesse Jackson announces plans to become the first African-American to mount a full-scale campaign for the Democratic presidential nomination.
In 1984, the Thriller album by Michael Jackson is certified 20 times platinum.
In 1984, the Victory album by the Jacksons is certified double platinum.
In 1992, the “I Will Always Love You” single by Whitney Houston is released.
In 1995, the self-titled album by Silk is released.
In 1996, The Comfort Zone album by Vanessa Williams is certified triple platinum.
In 2001, Lenny Kravitz releases the album Lenny.
In 2002, Jam Master Jay of Run D.M.C., whose real name was Jason Mizell, is killed when two assailants enter his Queens, New York, recording studio and open fire.
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Oct. 30, 2007

Welcome to Solid Gold Soul

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About Freddie Bell

Freddie Bell, velvet morning voice talent is a mellifluous voice actor, broadcast-journalist, speaker and National Voice Actor. His vast voice over credits, include hosting several radio programs including the Tom Joyner Morning Show, The Love Train, It’s The Gospel in Tampa, The Freddie Bell Morning Show in radio on KSGS – 950AM, Solid Gold Soul in Minneapolis, plus This is Music, The Freddie Bell Countdown Show and The Minneapolis NAACP Community Affairs television Programs in Minneapolis.
Invite Freddie to your next event or seminar as a Keynote Speaker, covering topics including You Gotta Have H.E.A.R.T., Tuning In to R.A.D.I.O, Maximizing Your Potential, Imagination, The Secret Key To Success, Winning Through Community Service, Dreaming Your Way to Success and a variety of topics related to sales and sales management. Freddie shares ideas and techniques he used to propel Solid Gold Soul Radio into a household name.
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DENZEL WASHINGTON STARS IN & DIRECTS NEXT FILM FOR HARPO

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Actor Denzel Washington, on screens this week as legendary New York outlaw Frank Lucas in American Gangster, will have another film in theaters this December. The Great Debaters not only features the Oscar winner as its star, but he directed the project as well.

The Great Debaters tells the true story of a small-town, African-American college debate team in 1935 that went all the way to the national championships against Harvard. Washington plays a professor at the college.

The cast also features Forest Whitaker, Kimberly Elise, Jurnee Smollet, and Jermaine Williams, among others.

“I’m very happy with the film,” Washington told Jam! Showbiz. “It’s a completely different film than (American Gangster). It’s a great movie for these young actors.”

The film is being produced by Oprah Winfrey’s Harpo Productions.


NEVERLAND COULD BE NEVERMORE

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Michael Jackson stands to lose his Neverland Ranch in California unless he pays back a $23 million loan in the next 90 days. Jackson’s attorneys filed papers titled “Notice of Default and Election to Sell” in Santa Barbara county in California on October 22nd. The loan default comes as the Prince of Bahrain is suing Jackson for $7 million, and although he has settled several other lawsuits, they have yet to be paid off. Fox News speculates that Jackson could file for bankruptcy within the next 90 days to prevent future disasters.

PLEASE FORGIVE OPRAH

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Oprah Winfrey begged for forgiveness from South African parents on Sunday after a slew of physical and sexual abuse claims at her all-girls school in South Africa emerged. The New York Daily News reports that in recent weeks, several allegations made by students at the Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy for Girls claim that school matrons fondled and beat the female students. One incident claims a matron allegedly grabbed a girl by the throat and tossed her into a wall. The allegations came to light after a student ran away from the school’s dorms, reportedly because the abuse had become overwhelming.


ANGIE STONE HAS THE JUICE

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Singer and songwriter Angie Stone’s latest CD, The Art Of Love And War, leaps onto the Billboard 200 chart at Number 11, her highest chart position to date. The debut also signals a high for Concord Records’ relaunched Stax label, which had been dormant for 34 years. Interest in Stone’s latest album is spurred by the single “Baby” featuring soul veteran Betty Wright. The tune is Number One on the urban adult chart. Recently, Stone explained her songwriting process: “When I go into my writing mode it happens spontaneously. It has to be something that drives me to do it, either I’m walking down the street and something I see gets me going, or if I’m listening to music I just instinctively start writing. And what comes to mind is crazy. People think I just write about everyday life situations, but I’m a character in itself, so it’s so many other things going on that I could write about. “

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In 1924, Dixie to Broadway, “the first real revue by Negroes,” opens at the Broadhurst Theater in New York City, with Florence Mills in the starring role.
In 1947, the President’s Committee On Civil Rights condemns racial injustices in America in a formal report titled To Secure These Rights.
In 1969, the U.S. Supreme Court says school systems must end segregation “at once” and “operate now and hereafter only unitary schools.”
In 1976, the “Getaway” single by Earth, Wind & Fire is certified gold.
In 1977, “Yes Sir, I Can Boogie” by Baccara peaks at Number One on the U.K. pop singles chart.
In 1985, the “Say You, Say Me” single by Lionel Richie is released.
In 1986, the Word Up album by Cameo is certified gold.
In 1990, the Do Me Again album by Freddie Jackson is released.
In 2001, Afroman releases “Crazy Rap.”
In 2002, Tank releases his second album, which is titled One Man.
In 2002, Shaggy releases the album Lucky Day.
In 2003, Godfather Of Soul, a documentary about James Brown, airs on PBS.

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Arnell Carmichael, member of Raydio, 55

Randy Jackson, member of the Jacksons, 46

Melba Moore, R&B singer, 62

Paris, rapper, 40

Tracee Ellis Ross, actress (Girlfriends) and daughter of Diana Ross, 35

Gabrielle Union, actress (Bring It On, Bad Boys II, Deliver Us From Eva), 35

Christopher Wallace, Jr., son of the Notorious B.I.G. and Faith Evans, 11

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Oct. 29, 2007

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About Freddie Bell

Freddie Bell, velvet morning voice talent is a mellifluous voice actor, broadcast-journalist, speaker and National Voice Actor. His vast voice over credits, include hosting several radio programs including the Tom Joyner Morning Show, The Love Train, It’s The Gospel in Tampa, The Freddie Bell Morning Show in radio on KSGS – 950AM, Solid Gold Soul in Minneapolis, plus This is Music, The Freddie Bell Countdown Show and The Minneapolis NAACP Community Affairs television Programs in Minneapolis.
Invite Freddie to your next event or seminar as a Keynote Speaker, covering topics including You Gotta Have H.E.A.R.T., Tuning In to R.A.D.I.O, Maximizing Your Potential, Imagination, The Secret Key To Success, Winning Through Community Service, Dreaming Your Way to Success and a variety of topics related to sales and sales management. Freddie shares ideas and techniques he used to propel Solid Gold Soul Radio into a household name.
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SNOOP DOGG PROCLAMATION RETRACTED

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Rapper Snoop Dogg and Exotic Erotic Ball founder Perry Mann were scheduled to receive proclamations from San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom on Friday (October 26th) in recognition of the 28th Annual Exotic Erotic Ball. Instead, the Mayor’s office has withdrawn the proclamation.

Allhiphop.com reports that the Mayor’s office was forced to withdraw the proclamations due to stricter rules on the issuing process, after Mayor Newsom unwittingly proclaimed February 23 “Colt Studio Day,” in honor of the 40th anniversary of a local gay porno studio.

A representative of Mayor’s office told The San Francisco Chronicle, “In the wake of the Colt Studios controversy, procedures were put in place to prevent this from becoming a chronic problem. In this case, the procedures worked and there was no proclamation issued.”

Exotic Erotic Ball producer Howard Mauskopf said, “All we can really do is roll our eyes. What you have here is a Mayor who I think means to do the right thing, but ended up getting fried in the national press. Instead of him standing up for the community, he kowtowed to the Bill O’Reilly’s of the world and instituted a stricter policy. So when it reached a final decision for this proclamation to be reviewed by this new committee, they felt it was too commercial because of the Ball’s sexual nature and Snoop’s past.”

NOTORIOUS B.I.G. STATUE UNVEILED

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On Thursday morning (October 25th), the Notorious B.I.G.’s statue was unveiled at Manhattan’s Madame Tussaud’s wax museum. MTV.com reports that the Brooklyn High School for the Arts choir sang Diddy’s hit “I’ll Be Missing You” while Biggie’s mother, Voletta Wallace, and former manager, Wayne Barrow, posed for photos with the statue.

The life sized statue features the Notorious B.I.G. decked out in a white suit, white fedora topped with a cream ribbon, and matching shoes.

Ms. Wallace said, “Looking at the statue, I have a mixed feeling. A little sad, a little happy. It’s incredibly accurate. (But) I’m a little emotional, ’cause I feel that that statue over there looks very much like my son. I wish it was real; I wish it was breathing. As a mother, I’m extremely emotional. But at the same time I’m happy that Madame Tussaud’s has honored him and made a statue for the world to see.”

In related news, Barrow provided an update on the casting for the Notorious B.I.G. biopic. Sean Kingston and Beanie Sigel both auditioned for the role but according to Barrow the producers are looking for an unknown.

Barrow explained, “The representation of Christopher Wallace is very hard to find. It’s a combination of things. One is the element of the man — his heart condition, his swagger — and beyond that, you have to be able to act. You’re not coming in there to play this man; you’re coming in to portray him. It’s totally different. So you have to bring your own sensibility of who you are to the table and your own sense of swagger and put that on the big screen in the way that Christopher Wallace would.”


DON CHEADLE DRAWS ATTENTION TO DARFUR GENOCIDE

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Actor Don Cheadle has produced and appears in a documentary, Darfur Now, which focuses on the genocide in that region. Since his highly acclaimed appearance in Hotel Rwanda Cheadle has become active in drawing attention to unrest in Africa. Darfur Now follows Cheadle and other individuals — including locals, activists, and United Nations representatives — who gain exclusive access to the war-torn region in an attempt to bring justice to the people of Darfur who have been victimized by a government-backed militia. The film hits theaters on November 2nd.

Cheadle told MTV.com that rebels groups are fighting with each other, as well as with the government because they haven’t been paid. “It really is chaos, but fortunately the peace talks are scheduled to happen at the end of this month. And there are going to be 30,000 troops that have already been approved by the government of Sudan to come in and protect the people and try to find peace and, eventually, hopefully, justice for them.”

Cheadle noted that the conflict in Darfur is not racially or religiously driven. “I think now it’s sort of been fractured,” he said. “There are so many different factions attempting to amass some sort of power base before these troops move. It’s what leaders do when they want to maintain power. They fuel divisions that were already sort of nascent between peoples that identify with one group or another. They foster these conflicts and they divide them and point them against each other.”

As for media coverage, he says, “The media has often preoccupied itself with the most salacious (stories), but I don’t hear a great outcry for more insightful, introspective reporting on certain issues. So I guess we’re kind of going to get what we get.”

For more information on how to get involved in stopping the Darfur genocide, dial 1-800-GENOCIDE.

LOST LOOSING ITS’ STARS

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Lost star Daniel Dae Kim is now the third actor from the show to have been arrested for DUI in Hawaii, where the hit ABC series is filmed. Kim was booked at the Honolulu police station early Thursday (October 25th) morning and released on bail at 5:05 a.m. Kim’s former costars Michelle Rodriguez and Cynthia Watros were both busted for the same offense last year. Additionally, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, who had a recurring role on Lost, was arrested for driving without a license in 2006 but the charges were later dropped.


BARACK OBAMA FACING CONTINUED CRITICISM FROM GAY RIGHTS GROUPS

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Presidential candidate and Illinois Senator Barack Obama is being roundly criticized by gay rights groups for scheduling a gospel concert on Sunday featuring gospel star Donnie McClurkin, who has made controversial statements about homosexuality. The Human Rights Campaign urged Obama to cancel McClurkin’s appearance at a special fundraising concert set for October 28th in Columbia, South Carolina.

Gay right activists say that McClurkin counsels followers that homosexuality is a curse that can be cured through prayer, an experience he went through himself. But in a recent Chicago Tribune interview, McClurkin said that his words had been misconstrued.

In the meantime, Obama has not canceled McClurkin’s appearance, but has added an openly gay minister, the Rev. Andy Sidden, to speak on the program.

Outcry against McClurkin’s appearance on Obama’s gospel tour has been going on all week. On Thursday, Obama aides noted that the candidate stands by a statement he made on Monday, which reads: “I have consistently spoken directly to African-American religious leaders about the need to overcome the homophobia that persists in some parts our community so that we can confront issues like HIV/AIDS and broaden the reach of equal rights in this country.”

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In 1911, gospel singer Mahalia Jackson is born.
In 1971, “Tired Of Being Alone” by Al Green is certified gold.
In 1974, “Then Came You” by Dionne Warwick & the Spinners peaks at Number One on the pop singles chart.
In 1977, “Telephone Man” by Meri Wilson is certified gold.
In 1978, “MacArthur Park” by Donna Summer is certified gold.
In 1985, “Saving All My Love For You” by Whitney Houston peaks at Number One on the pop singles chart.
In 1987, “Pump Up The Volume” by M/A/R/R/S is released.
In 1988, the 2 Hype album by Kid ‘N Play is released.
In 1989, the Control album by Janet Jackson is certified five times platinum.
In 1992, the Love Deluxe album by Sade is released.
In 1993, the All The Greatest Hits album by Zapp & Roger is released.
In 1993, the Sons Of Soul album by Tony! Toni! Tone! is certified platinum.
In 1994, “Tootsee Roll” by 69 Boyz is certified platinum.
In 1998, “How Deep Is Your Love” by Dru Hill is certified gold.
In 1999, the Get It On…Tonite album by Montell Jordan is released.

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Chaz Lamar Shepherd, actor (Division, Woman Thou Art Loosed), 30

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Oct. 26, 2007

Welcome to Solid Gold Soul

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About Freddie Bell

Freddie Bell, velvet morning voice talent is a mellifluous voice actor, broadcast-journalist, speaker and National Voice Actor. His vast voice over credits, include hosting several radio programs including the Tom Joyner Morning Show, The Love Train, It’s The Gospel in Tampa, The Freddie Bell Morning Show in radio on KSGS – 950AM, Solid Gold Soul in Minneapolis, plus This is Music, The Freddie Bell Countdown Show and The Minneapolis NAACP Community Affairs television Programs in Minneapolis.
Invite Freddie to your next event or seminar as a Keynote Speaker, covering topics including You Gotta Have H.E.A.R.T., Tuning In to R.A.D.I.O, Maximizing Your Potential, Imagination, The Secret Key To Success, Winning Through Community Service, Dreaming Your Way to Success and a variety of topics related to sales and sales management. Freddie shares ideas and techniques he used to propel Solid Gold Soul Radio into a household name.
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MAN ARRESTED FOR VANDALIZING TUPAC STATUE

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Racial tensions have been rising around the country as nooses have turned up on high school and college campuses. Last Saturday (October 20th), a vandal placed a noose around the neck of the statue of Tupac Shakur located in the garden of the Tupac Amaru Shakur Center for the Arts in Stone Mountain, Georgia. The vandals also allegedly defaced the building.

A second incident occurred at Tupac Amaru Shakur Center for the Arts early Monday morning (October 22nd). The statue of Shakur was defaced again as it was plastered with “handbills of garbled rants that include references to 9/11 and Hurricane Katrina, as well as vague threats against various record companies and rappers.”

The Associated Press reports that one man has been arrested in relation to the incidents so far.

The late rapper’s mother Afeni Shakur said in a released statement, “We thank everyone for their prayers and support. Although our hearts are temporarily in pain, our spirits have already forgiven the perpetrators. Hate comes in all colors and genders therefore we will use this act of hate and ignorance to bring our community together and to pray for the healing of those who harbor such feelings. With God’s guidance, the work of the Tupac Amaru Shakur Center for the Arts and Peace Garden will continue to positively impact and transform our community.”


50 CENT, AKON, & OTHERS VOICE SUPPORT FOR T.I.

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Rapper T.I. is due back in federal court on Friday (October 26th) and a judge is expected to rule on whether or not the rapper will be released on bail. In the meantime, many of the rapper’s peers have voiced their support. MTV.com reports that David Banner released a new song online, titled “B.A.N. (The Love Song)” a.k.a. “Free T.I.P.,” which addresses the situation.

Banner explained, “For the most part on the song, I’m saying we gotta take responsibility in our own community. Some of our people are messing up, but it ain’t for America to tear them down. People got on me for supporting Mike Vick, but if America don’t support him, don’t mean I gotta turn my back on him.”

50 Cent, who filled in for T.I. at the Philadelphia Powerhouse concert, also weighed in on the situation. According to the G-Unit general, T.I. may be better off copping a plea since he was set up.

50 Cent said, “I hope he can make the best out of that situation. If he gets 10 years, that ain’t bad. If the security person is already telling, it’s obvious that’s their witness. They got tapes, they got all this. … (If it was me,) I would have to tell the people I did it and sit down for a minute. Nobody wants to hear that you have to stay 10 years nowhere. It’s not a good thing, period. It’s unfortunate, but he got himself in that space. I don’t know the real facts. Maybe he didn’t do it; let’s keep our fingers crossed.”

KEYSHIA COLE LAUNCHING SECOND SEASON OF REALITY SHOW

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Singer Keyshia Cole returns to TV in a second season of the BET reality show Keyshia Cole: The Way It Is, which premieres October 30th at 10:30 p.m. The new season documents Cole’s struggle to balance a difficult family life with her career as she records her sophomore CD Just Like You.

According to BET, the new season follows Cole as she invites several family members to live in her multi-million dollar Atlanta mansion. Among them are her mother, recently released from prison after serving three years for drug-related charges, and her sister, Neffie, who suffers from alcoholism. Cole’s “house rules” — including no men in the house — lead to so much discord that Cole eventually seeks professional help.

Cole’s reality show has received critical praise, mostly for the down-to-earth personality and true talent demonstrated by the multi-platinum star. Recently Cole explained that while she was always determined to be a successful recording artist, she had just one prayer: “One of the first things I asked God for when I got into the business — because I understand that it’s a blessing and He’s guided my career from the first day I left Oakland — the first thing I asked for was that it don’t change me. Because if it does, I’d rather just not be here, I’d rather be back home in the ‘hood just chillin’. I mean, it’s good to be here but it ain’t that serious.”

Meanwhile, Cole’s CD Just Like You regains the Number One spot on the Billboard Hot R&B Albums chart this week. The Oakland-born artist is boosted by the popularity of her current single “Let It Go” featuring Missy Elliott.

SEAL TO PERFORM AT VICTORIA’S SECRET SPECIAL WITH HEIDI KLUM

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International singing star Seal is set to perform at the upcoming Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show where his wife Heidi Klum will be strutting the catwalk. In fact, US magazine is reporting that the German-born supermodel will join her husband to perform “Wedding Day,” a duet from the album that they recently recorded together. Kanye West and the Spice Girls will also perform on the telecast, which will air December 4th on CBS.

Seal had a Grammy-winning hit in 1995 with “Kiss From A Rose,” the track from Batman Forever that thrust him into stardom. He says he is fortunate to have lucked into the tie-in: No one in the record company believed in ‘Kiss From a Rose.’ I was just really lucky. Everyone has that stroke of luck. I had Batman Forever. It’s a stroke of luck. It’s a numbers game, and now admittedly you create your own luck because the one thing that doesn’t change — the one constant — is your focus.

Seal will release the new CD System on November 13th.

In related news, Klum appears on today’s Oprah Winfrey Show devoted to “Superstar Couples.”

On the show, Klum reveals that when she first met Seal it was lust at first sight. “I met him in a hotel lobby in New York City,” she said, “and he came in just from the gym and was sitting there and I was, like, wow.” The singer was wearing his form-fitting bicycle shorts, which inspired Klum. “I pretty much saw everything,” she said of his outfit, “the whole package.”

The couple have two children together and are also raising Klum’s child from a previous relationship.

PRINCE AND THE BEATLES TOP GREATEST FILM SOUNDTRACK LIST

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Prince’s Purple Rain has been voted the greatest film soundtrack ever by the editors of Vanity Fair. Reuters reported that the entire list of the 50 top film soundtracks will be published next month in a one-time magazine called Movies Rock, for subscribers of 14 Conde Nast magazines.

1984’s Purple Rain beat out the competition, due to what editors claimed was “(its) flawless combination of funk, R&B, pop, metal, and even psychedelia into a sound that defined the ’80s.”

The Top Ten Greatest Film Soundtracks:
1. Purple Rain – 1984
2. A Hard Day’s Night – 1964
3. The Harder They Come – 1972
4. Pulp Fiction – 1994
5. The Graduate – 1967
6. Super Fly – 1972
7. Trainspotting – 1996
8. Saturday Night Fever – 1977
9. American Graffiti – 1973
10. The Big Chill – 1983

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In 1940, The Committee On The Participation Of Negroes In The National Defense Program meet with President Roosevelt.
In 1940, Benjamin O. Davis becomes the first black general in U.S. Army.
In 1958, Ten thousand students, led by Jackie Robinson, Harry Belafonte, and A. Phillip Randolph, participate in the Youth March For Integrated Schools in Washington, D.C.
In 1968, the “Cloud Nine” single by the Temptations is released.
In 1974, the single “Skin Tight” by the Ohio Players is certified gold.
In 1978, the “Close The Door” single by Teddy Pendergrass is certified gold.
In 1985, “That’s What Friends Are For” by Dionne Warwick & Friends is released.
In 1993, the For The Cool In You album by Babyface is certified gold.
In 1994, the “At Your Best” single by Aaliyah is certified gold.
In 1994, Greatest Hits 1980-1994 by Aretha Franklin is certified gold.
In 1995, the “Every Little Thing” single by Soul For Real is certified gold.
In 1997, the “Million Woman March” takes place in Philadelphia

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Michael Boatman, Actor, 43

Jerome “Young Rome” Jones, rapper and former member of Immature, 26

Pedro Martinez, pitcher for the New York Mets, 36

Todd “Speech” Thomas, former member of Arrested Development, 39

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Oct. 25, 2007

Welcome to Solid Gold Soul

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About Freddie Bell

Freddie Bell, velvet morning voice talent is a mellifluous voice actor, broadcast-journalist, speaker and National Voice Actor. His vast voice over credits, include hosting several radio programs including the Tom Joyner Morning Show, The Love Train, It’s The Gospel in Tampa, The Freddie Bell Morning Show in radio on KSGS – 950AM, Solid Gold Soul in Minneapolis, plus This is Music, The Freddie Bell Countdown Show and The Minneapolis NAACP Community Affairs television Programs in Minneapolis.
Invite Freddie to your next event or seminar as a Keynote Speaker, covering topics including You Gotta Have H.E.A.R.T., Tuning In to R.A.D.I.O, Maximizing Your Potential, Imagination, The Secret Key To Success, Winning Through Community Service, Dreaming Your Way to Success and a variety of topics related to sales and sales management. Freddie shares ideas and techniques he used to propel Solid Gold Soul Radio into a household name.
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FOXY BROWN IN SOLITARY CONFINEMENT

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Rapper Foxy Brown, who is currently serving a one year prison sentence for violating the terms of her probation, was sentenced to 76 days in the hole on October 16th for allegedly breaking prison rules three times. The New York Post reports that Brown’s first infraction occurred on October 3rd when Brown and another female inmate began shoving each other on their way to the dining hall in the Rose M. Singer facility at Riker’s Island prison. The two inmates were separated before the incident escalated. The next day, October 4th, Brown got two more strikes when she was verbally abusive toward correction officers and refused to take a random drug test.

After the three incidents, the Department of Correction sentenced Brown to 76 days in “punitive segregation” where she can spend up to 23 hours alone in her cell. The rapper will only be allowed out for one hour a day to see visitors, meet with an attorney, go to the library or exercise in an isolated recreation area.

Brown could receive additional time in solitary confinement after prison officials review another incident in which the rapper refused three times to board the prison bus to go to court.

Brown was on probation for assaulting two manicurists in 2004.

Brown will release an indie project, Brooklyn Diva, on November 20th. The album is her first since 2001’s Broken Silence.

CELEBRITIES AFFECTED BY WILDFIRES

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Tori Spelling, Mel Gibson and Kelsey Grammer are among the celebrities being greatly affected by the raging wildfires in California. Spelling and her husband Dean McDermott were forced to evacuate Chateau La Rue, their bed & breakfast in Fallbrook, California, which is featured in their reality show, Tori and Dean: Inn Love. McDermott told People magazine, “We don’t know the extent of it. There were guests on their way (to the B&B), but they were notified and sent back. The whole town of Fallbrook was evacuated.”

Grammer and Gibson were forced to evacuate their Malibu homes over the weekend, and houses belonging to Jennifer Aniston, Sean Penn, Tom Hanks and Sting are also in the line of fire. Variety reported that DreamWorks studio executive Jeffrey Katzenberg had covered his home with fire-retardant foam to protect it while his studio partner David Geffen is letting firefighters and rescue workers stay for free at a small luxury hotel he owns close by.

Additionally, filming on several TV shows had to be halted because the flames and smoke were looming too close to the location sets and many of the actors and personnel couldn’t reach the locations due to closed off roads. According to CNN.com, FOX’s 24 was shooting at a Marine Corps air station in Irvine, about 40 miles southeast of Los Angeles, and was forced to cancel filming due to smoke from the Santiago fire. CBS’ Cold Case and ABC’s Big Shots either canceled shoots or moved locations. Cold Case’s Simi Valley sets were blown over by the strong Santa Ana winds.


ALICIA KEYS ADDRESSES LESBIAN RUMORS AS SINGLE TOPS AIRPLAY CHART

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Grammy-winner Alicia Keys is embracing a more glamorous look these days, in advance of the November 11th release of her new studio CD, As I Am. The singer, who once wore only corn-rowed hairstyles and pants, recently said she understands why she was rumored to be a lesbian after the 2001 release of her debut CD, Songs In A Minor.

Keys has denied that she is a lesbian, but says her style and manner probably led to the rumors. “I was definitely rough around the edges. I look back at certain interviews and I’m like, ‘Damn! Did I have to look that hard? Did I have to do my hair that way?'” said Keys, according to ContactMusic.com. “I could see why people couldn’t see the diamond in the rough. I didn’t take it to heart. I know what I am. I know it’s not true.”

Keys, who was one of the performers at the Heineken Red Star Soul Finale last night (October 23rd) in New York, has been tapped to perform at the Nobel Peace Prize Concert in Oslo, Norway, in December.

The singer’s film career is also continuing. After appearing in last year’s Smokin’ Aces and this year’s The Nanny Diaries, Keys is set to star in Compositions In Black And White, a musical biography being produced by Halle Berry. Production has not yet begun, but Keys feels the story is compelling. She said: “It’s called Compositions In Black And White. And it’s about a woman named Phillippa Schuyler who was actually half black and half white, this classical pianist in the ’40s in Harlem. It’s an incredible story about the ways that … you know, she had to try to find ways to totally almost change who she was just to be able to play classical music at that time.”

Meanwhile, Key’s song “No One,” the first single from As I Am, has reached the Number One spot on the national pop airplay chart this week.

BEYONCE CONCERT CANCELED AFTER TURKISH TRAGEDY

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Beyonce’s Turkish concert, originally set for tonight (October 24th), has been canceled. Organizers called off the Istanbul show out of respect for 12 Turkish soldiers who were killed in a Kurdish rebel ambush attack on Sunday (October 21st).

Beyonce’s performance was to be part of the 100th anniversary celebration for the Turkish soccer club Fenerbahce. But in a statement issued Tuesday (October 23rd), the team noted: “Following recent unsettling events in Turkey, Fenerbahce Sports Club has cancelled its centenary celebratory event which was planned as a stadium concert to be performed by the worldwide star Beyonce in Istanbul on Wednesday. The Club expresses our condolences to the country.”

Fenerbahce also sent a message to the star, saying, “We also express our gratitude to Beyonce Knowles for her understanding that we are left with no alternative but to reschedule the concert to a more appropriate time.”

Beyonce’s next stop on her international tour is Mumbai, India, on Saturday (October 27th).


SEXUAL, PHYSICAL ABUSE ALLEGATIONS AT OPRAH’S SCHOOL

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More details of the alleged misconduct by a dorm parent at the Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy for Girls in South Africa have surfaced. According to Fox News, an Afrikaans-language newspaper reported that the female employee is accused of various incidents of physical and sexual abuse against the students.

The woman, who has since been removed from the campus, allegedly grabbed a girl by the throat and threw her against a wall. Other alleged charges were that she swore and screamed at the girls, assaulted them and had sexually fondled at least one of them, according to Rapport newspaper. The alleged incidents went public after one of the pupils ran away from the school because the abuse had become intolerable, according to Rapport. Her parents immediately notified the school. Winfrey, herself the victim of childhood sexual abuse, immediately caught a flight to South Africa to check on the allegations. She is said to have arrived just over a week ago, missing an important Hollywood engagement. She then returned unexpectedly on Friday and left again on Sunday, reports Fox News. The TV mogul met with the school’s executive and private investigators and held a two-hour meeting with the parents of her students, who were flown to Johannesburg from all over the country. A report by a private investigator flown in from the United States to conduct an inquiry with a South African counterpart has been turned over to the local police. In her only public comment about the incident, Winfrey issued a statement saying: “Nothing is more serious or devastating to me than an allegation of misconduct by an adult against any girl at the academy.”

HALLE APOLOGETIC FOLLOWING VERBAL SLIP

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Halle Berry is apologetic after accidentally making an anti-Semitic joke during a recent taping for The Tonight Show with Jay Leno. Although the comment was edited out for the NBC broadcast, at her request, last Friday (October 19th), audience members told The New York Post that while showing Leno pictures of herself taken with a photo booth program, the actress said, “Here’s one where I look like my Jewish cousin.”

Mac’s photo booth, which distorts images like a carnival fun-house mirror, had in this case produced a blown-up image of her nose. Berry was reportedly near tears when the Post confronted her with the story. She told the paper on Monday (October 22nd) “I so didn’t mean to offend anybody — and after the show I realized it could be seen as offensive, so I asked Jay to take it out, and he did.”

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In 1935, Italy invades Ethiopia. American blacks hold mass meetings of protest and raise funds for the Ethiopian defenders.
In 1935, The first black-authored play to become a long-run Broadway hit, Langston Hughes’s Mulatto, opens.
In 1960, the Love Is The Thing album by Nat “King” Cole is certified gold.
In 1962, James Brown records Live At The Apollo, Volume I at the landmark theater in Harlem.
In 1972, Jack Roosevelt (“Jackie”) Robinson, the first black player in baseball’s major leagues, dies in Stamford, Connecticut, at age 53.
In 1984, the Suddenly album by Billy Ocean is certified gold.
In 1987, “Bad” by Michael Jackson peaks at Number One on the pop singles chart.
In 1988, the Just Coolin’ album by Levert is released.
In 1990, the “One More Try” single by Timmy T is released.
In 1995, the “I Can Love You Like That” single by All 4 One is certified gold.
In 1996, Motown Records founder Berry Gordy receives a star on the Hollywood Walk Of Fame.
In 1997, R. Kelly’s self-titled album is certified four times platinum.
In 1997, the “Show Me Love” single by Robyn is released.
In 2000, Patti LaBelle releases When A Woman Loves.

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Monica (Monica Arnold), R&B singer, 27

Adrienne Bailon, member of 3LW, 24

Kweisi Mfume, former congressman and former president of the NAACP, 59

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Oct. 24, 2007

Welcome to Solid Gold Soul

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About Freddie Bell

Freddie Bell, velvet morning voice talent is a mellifluous voice actor, broadcast-journalist, speaker and National Voice Actor. His vast voice over credits, include hosting several radio programs including the Tom Joyner Morning Show, The Love Train, It’s The Gospel in Tampa, The Freddie Bell Morning Show in radio on KSGS – 950AM, Solid Gold Soul in Minneapolis, plus This is Music, The Freddie Bell Countdown Show and The Minneapolis NAACP Community Affairs television Programs in Minneapolis.
Invite Freddie to your next event or seminar as a Keynote Speaker, covering topics including You Gotta Have H.E.A.R.T., Tuning In to R.A.D.I.O, Maximizing Your Potential, Imagination, The Secret Key To Success, Winning Through Community Service, Dreaming Your Way to Success and a variety of topics related to sales and sales management. Freddie shares ideas and techniques he used to propel Solid Gold Soul Radio into a household name.
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MARIE OSMOND LOSES IT

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MARIAH CAREY LOVES NEW CD, NEW PERFUME

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Singer Mariah Carey is thrilled with the progress made on her forthcoming CD, the still untitled follow-up to her 2005 smash The Emancipation Of Mimi, which earned her three Grammy Awards.

“It’s hard for me to sit here and talk about it without sounding like I’m bragging if I’m in love with it, but I’m in love with this album,” Carey told Billboard.com about the new set, due in early 2008. “I think that having the success with the last record allowed me to have more freedom and just make records that I like. It’s kind of a really fun record.”

Carey is also in love with her new fragrance, M by Mariah Carey. The world of perfume is new to Carey, particularly because she wasn’t known to wear any in the past, but she says she was intrigued when she was approached by the Elizabeth Arden cosmetics company about creating a signature scent.

Carey wanted the perfume to incorporate her favorite scents, including Moroccan incense; a flower called the Living Tahitian Tiare; and the smell of toasted marshmallows, a memory from her childhood. “It’s blended in there — it’s not like you’re gonna walk around smelling like marshmallows,” Carey added.


TYSON BECKFORD TEAMS WITH NIKI TAYLOR FOR REALITY MODELING SHOW

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Top male model Tyson Beckford will team with fellow model Niki Taylor to host the new reality TV competition, Make Me a Supermodel, scheduled to premiere early next year on Bravo. Based on a British series of the same name, Make Me A Supermodel will give 14 male and female hopefuls a chance a modeling contract and $100,000 while living in a New York City Loft.

Unlike Tyra Banks’ successful America’s Next Top Model, the finalists of the new series will be determined by viewer voting.

Beckford broke into modeling in 1994 via a Polo Sport campaign. He subsequently landed a multiyear contract with Ralph Lauren and has served as a spokesmodel for Polo Fragrances and Polo Sport.

He’s also developed a film career, appearing in Zoolander, Into the Blue and Biker Boyz.

Taylor, who’s been modeling since she was 14, is still the youngest model to appear on the cover of Vogue. She is now the mother of two, the owner of a Nashville boutique, and founder of Begin Foundation for the Advancement of Women in Business.

ALICIA GOING OVERSEAS

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Grammy winner Alicia Keys has been invited to perform in Oslo, Norway, at the presentation of the prestigious Nobel Peace Prize. The annual Peace Prize Concert, set for December 11th, will also feature Earth Wind & Fire, Melissa Etheridge, Annie Lennox, Latin star Juanes, and Scottish singer-songwriter KT Tunstall. The Nobel Peace Prize will be presented to former Vice President Al Gore and the U.N. Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change for their work on global-warming awareness. Keys is currently preparing for the November 13th release of her third studio album, As I Am. Her current single is “No One,” which recently climbed to Number Three on the national urban adult airplay chart.

INTERNATIONAL FANS LOVE BEYONCE

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International star Beyonce is planning to release a DVD of her recent national concert tour. The Beyonce Experience LIVE!, a deluxe DVD capturing her September 2nd performance at Staples Center in Los Angeles, will be released November 20th. The DVD features more than two hours of music, with Beyonce performing her hits, including “Dangerously In Love,” “Baby Boy,” and “Irreplaceable.” Also featured is a reunion of Destiny’s Child and a guest appearance by Jay-Z. The whole show is powered by her handpicked, all-female band. In the meantime, Beyonce has just launched another leg of her international tour, wowing fans in Ethiopia with Saturday (October 20th) night’s kick-off show. Her next tour stop is October 24th in Istanbul, Turkey.

NEWSPAPER CHIEF JOB FOR ANGELA BASSETT

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Angela Bassett has been cast in the thriller Nothing But The Truth, also starring Kate Beckinsale, Matt Dillon, and Noah Wyle. In a ripped-from-the-headlines story, Beckinsale stars as a reporter who reveals the identity of a CIA agent and is sent to jail for refusing to reveal her source. Bassett plays the supportive editor in chief at her Washington newspaper. Wyle plays the lawyer placed in charge of defending the reporter, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The film will also feature Alan Alda, Vera Farmiga, Harry Lennix and David Schwimmer. Filming began this month in Memphis.

HOWARD HEWETT SINGLE CLIMBS THE CHARTS

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R&B singer Howard Hewett has a bona fide R&B adult hit with his latest single “Can U Feel Me?” from his new CD If Only. The single was Number 27 on the national urban AC radio chart last week, and ranks at Number 25 on Billboard’s Adult Airplay chart.

Hewett, who once sang with the pop group Shalamar, has long been known for his romantic ballads. The singer and songwriter says that many people think he writes songs from his own experience.

He explained: “Well a lot of people always ask me — you know I do a lot of romantic songs — ‘Are you that way?’ And when I think about it, in some ways I am that way. In some ways. Some things are things that I observe in other people’s relationships or other things going on in the world. And some things are ways that I wish I was, you know what I mean? You know, I wish I was that type of romantic person.”

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In 1911, Three organizations — the Committee For Improving The Industrial Conditions Of Negroes In New York, the Committee On Urban Conditions, and the National League For The Protection Of Colored Women — merge under the leadership of Dr. George E. Hayne and Eugene Kinckle Jones to form the National Urban League.
In 1915, Physician and cricketer William Gilbert (W.G.) Grace dies.
In 1947, the NAACP petition on racism, “An Appeal To The World,” is presented to the United Nations at Lake Success, New York.
In 1961, Fats Domino is a guest on American Bandstand.
In 1962, Twelve-year old Steveland Morris Judkins, renamed Little Stevie Wonder, records his first single, “Thank You For Loving Me All The Way,” for Motown Records.
In 1969, the Temptations are Number One on both the pop and R&B charts with “I Can’t Get Next To You.”
In 1970, Aretha Franklin’s “Don’t Play That Song” is certified gold.
In 1987, the “So Emotional” single by Whitney Houston is released.
In 1991, the “Gett Off” single by Prince & the New Power Generation is certified gold.
In 1991, the Wbbd – Bootcity! album by Bell Biv DeVoe is certified gold.
In 1991, the “Wildside” single by Marky Mark & the Funky Bunch is released.
In 1995, rapper Tone Loc is sentenced to three years’ probation for stealing money from a pizzeria in a dispute over a pizza.
In 1996, Brandy’s self-titled album is certified quadruple platinum.
In 1996, the Louder Than Words album by Lionel Richie is certified gold.
In 1996, the One In A Million album by Aaliyah is certified gold.
In 1996, the “Where Do You Go” single by No Mercy is certified gold.
In 2001, Snoop Doggy Dogg Death Row’s Greatest Hits is released.

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Martin Luther King III, son of Martin Luther King, Jr. and Coretta Scott King, 50

Michael Eric Dyson, author and educator, 49

Pele, Brazilian soccer star, 67

Dianne Reeves, jazz singer, 51

John “Chi Chi” Rodriguez, Hall Of Fame golfer of Puerto Rican descent, 72

David Thomas, member of Take 6, 41

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Oct. 22, 2007

Welcome to Solid Gold Soul

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About Freddie Bell

Freddie Bell, velvet morning voice talent is a mellifluous voice actor, broadcast-journalist, speaker and National Voice Actor. His vast voice over credits, include hosting several radio programs including the Tom Joyner Morning Show, The Love Train, It’s The Gospel in Tampa, The Freddie Bell Morning Show in radio on KSGS – 950AM, Solid Gold Soul in Minneapolis, plus This is Music, The Freddie Bell Countdown Show and The Minneapolis NAACP Community Affairs television Programs in Minneapolis.
Invite Freddie to your next event or seminar as a Keynote Speaker, covering topics including You Gotta Have H.E.A.R.T., Tuning In to R.A.D.I.O, Maximizing Your Potential, Imagination, The Secret Key To Success, Winning Through Community Service, Dreaming Your Way to Success and a variety of topics related to sales and sales management. Freddie shares ideas and techniques he used to propel Solid Gold Soul Radio into a household name.
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HALLE WANTS HER STORY TOLD…SO SHE TELLS IT.

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Two days after she had announced she was pregnant, Halle Berry was chased by paparazzi and smashed her car into a wall.

She spoke to Tavis Smiley in an exclusive interview to be broadcast on PBS Friday night (tonight, Oct. 19). “This is something I want to say on your show because I know you and nobody else wants to tell the story,” Halle said. Obviously she was concerned about her unborn child. “I thought, ‘Oh my God, I hope this jolt and this bang hasn’t done anything to me internally.’ That’s immediately what I thought. When I got out of my car, of course, they had scattered. Everybody left. Those people don’t have license plates on their cars… There’s nothing there for you to get and write down and even report. “So, there I was stuck with this crashed up car wondering if this somehow impacted my pregnancy and feeling totally helpless and violated and I had nothing—no recourse against anyone.” To add insult to injury, Berry told Tavis that the paparazzi photographed the undamaged viewpoint of her car being towed from her house and reported that it was being impounded for being parked illegally. “These are the stories you don’t hear about and that’s the frightening part of it for me,” she told Smiley. “Tavis’ airs late-night on PBS. Check local listings or: http://www.pbs.org/kcet/tavissmiley/
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‘THINGS WE LOST IN THE FIRE’

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Following the death of her husband, a recent widow — played by Academy Award winning actress Halle Berry — invites her husband’s troubled best friend — Benicio Del Toro — to live with her and her two children. As he gradually turns his life around, he helps the family cope and confront their loss.

Halle Berry sets up the story of Things We Lost In The Fire: “The movie starts off and Audrey is living with the love of her life, her husband. They have two beautiful little children and, you know, they’re in a marriage of 11 years and sort of going about the business of married life. Not a perfect marriage but a wonderful life, no marriage is perfect. And all of a sudden one day, he goes out to get ice cream and never comes back.” See the trailer here in Bellshots!

TUPAC SHAKUR’S FORMER BODYGUARD SAYS HE WAS UNDERCOVER FBI AGENT

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Former Death Row Records bodyguard Kevin Hackie made a startling admission during a Q&A following a screening of the new movie, Tupac: Assassination – Conspiracy or Revenge? Hackie, who worked as security for Death Row and Tupac Shakur from 1992 to 1996, admitted during the panel discussion in Los Angeles on Tuesday (October 16th) that he was actually an undercover FBI agent and not an informant as had been previously reported.
Hackie made the comment in response to a comment by a Los Angeles Police Department officer who defended the LAPD’s investigation of Shakur’s murder. While the rapper was shot in Las Vegas after a Mike Tyson fight, many believe the murder was actually set in motion in Los Angeles.

Shakur was shot on September 6th, 1996 in a drive-by shooting and he died seven days later on September 13th.

According to Hackie, arrests will be made for Shakur’s murder as well as for that of the Notorious B.I.G.,who was shot and killed in Los Angeles in March of 1997.

During various court proceedings, Hackie has testified that he had “personal knowledge” about B.I.G.’s murder and that people within Death Row offered $25,000 dollars to a law enforcement officer to carry out the slaying.

Hackie has also testified that former officer David Mack and several other LAPD officers worked for Death Row Records. According to Hackie, Shakur was murdered because Marion “Suge” Knight allegedly owed him millions in unpaid royalties.

Hackie has denied some of the statements attributed to him. He points a finger at the legal team of the Notorious B.I.G.’s family because they’re currently involved in a wrongful death lawsuit against the Los Angeles Police Department. Hackie said, “My statements were taken out of context. Some things in there I never even said. They added them in.”

Tupac: Assassination – Conspiracy or Revenge? will be available on DVD on October 23rd

MICHAEL JACKSON’S THRILLER BEING RELEASED

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Kanye West, Akon and will.i.am of the Black Eyed Peas will lend their vocals to Michael Jackson for the singer’s 25th anniversary edition of his best-selling album, Thriller. Peter Lopez, the former King of Pop’s music attorney, told Fox News that the younger stars are remixing original Thriller tracks “Billie Jean,” “The Girl Is Mine,” “Wanna Be Starting Something” and “Pretty Young Thing” for the CD package. Jackson is currently being sued by the Prince of Bahrain for breach of contract and on Monday (October 15th), a judge ordered him to ante up $175,000 in unpaid lawyer’s fees stemming from his own law firm’s 2006 lawsuit.

BEYONCE DOING CHURCH WORK

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Singer and actress Beyonce is teaming up with her local church organization in Houston to help the hungry worldwide. The Grammy winner announced that she has teamed with her friend Pastor Rudy Rasmus along with the Global FoodBanking Network and Aidmatrix to launch an international virtual food drive initiative. “I want to encourage people to get involved in the fight against world hunger, in Pastor Rudy’s ongoing mission to help the least among us, and in the work of The Global FoodBanking Network,” said Beyonce in her announcement. “Any help — by donating even a small amount — can make an enormous difference.” Those who wish to participate in the virtual food drive can do so through her website, beyonce.com. Fans can select from a shopping list that is appropriate for each country. Then the Global FoodBanking Network can leverage each donation to acquire more food than you would be able to buy in a grocery store with your donation.

HOLD UP, WAIT A MINUTE!

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Mariah Carey’s new album has been delayed. The follow-up to her Grammy-winning The Emancipation of Mimi was originally due out December 4th, but PerezHilton.com is reporting that the release date has been pushed back until February. Jermaine Dupri and Randy Jackson have been working with Carey. E! reports that Carey was spotted with Vanessa Williams’ ex, former basketball player Rick Fox, this week at a Hollywood night spot. A source said, “They sat on top of the banquettes in a corner booth. Then the deejay played Mariah’s ‘Fantasy,’ and the two ‘sat danced’ at the table.” Reps deny that they’re dating.

PRINCE MIGHT BE IN COURT

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Prince is being sued by a man who loaned the singer tech equipment that was never returned. Ian Lewis filed a lawsuit in Los Angeles Superior Court on Tuesday (October 16th) alleging that Prince took 12 AVID hard drives from him without paying for them, as well as returning a $25,000 computer in “a broken and un-fixable condition.” Lewis is seeking damages to be determined at trial and damages of $1 million.

JOEL OSTEEN SUPPORTER SPEAKS OUT

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As critics and bloggers take shots at Joel Osteen and his new book this week, Richard Young, who wrote “The Rise of Lakewood Church and Joel Osteen,” came to his defense on Wednesday. “Critics say Osteen lacks biblical references in his books and claim that he preaches prosperity gospel,” said Young. “However, I found nearly 130 scriptural references in ‘Become a Better You,’ Osteen’s newest book.”

NOBEL PRIZE WINNER SAYS BLACKS NOT AS INTELLIGENT AS WHITES

Geneticist James Watson, who shared in the 1962 Nobel Prize in medicine for his work with the team that discovered the structure of DNA, has caused outrage by saying that blacks aren’t as smart as whites. A British museum canceled Friday’s (October 19th) lecture by the 79-year-old American researcher for remarks made to the The Sunday Times ahead of his arrival in England Wednesday (October 17th) to publicize his new book, Avoid Boring People: Lessons from a Life in Science.

Watson told the Times that he’s pessimistic about the future of Africa because, quote, “all our social policies are based on the fact that their intelligence is the same as ours — whereas all the testing says not really.”

He also said that although there is a natural desire for all human beings to be equal, quote, “people who have to deal with black employees find this is not true.”

This view appears in Watson’s new book as well, in which he writes, “Our wanting to reserve equal powers of reason as some universal heritage of humanity will not be enough to make it so.”

British newspaper The Independent reported that Watson has sparked controversy before, saying in 1997 that a woman should have the right to have an abortion if tests could determine her child would be gay, and suggesting a link between skin color and sex drive, theorizing that black people have higher libidos.

The British government’s skills minister, David Lammy, who is black, told CNN, “It is a shame that a man with a record of scientific distinction should see his work overshadowed by his own irrational prejudices.”

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In 1944, Peter Tosh of Bob Marley and the Wailers is born.
In 1960, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. is arrested in Atlanta at a sit-in.
In 1971, the “Superstar” single by the Temptations is released.
In 1974, “Nothing From Nothing” by Billy Preston peaks at Number One on the pop singles chart.
In 1976, the “Tear The Roof Off The Sucker” single and the album The Clones Of Dr. Funkenstein album by Parliament are both certified gold.
In 1977, the “Strawberry Letter 23″ single by the Brothers Johnson is certified gold.
In 1978, the Live And More album by Donna Summer is certified platinum.
In 1979, the Disco Nights album by G.Q. is certified platinum.
In 1979, the “I’ll Never Love This Way Again” single by Dionne Warwick is certified gold.
In 1984, the Can’t Slow Down album by Lionel Richie was certified eight times platinum, on the same day that his self-titled album is certified quadruple platinum.
In 1987, the Magic album by the Jets is released.
In 1989, the Tender Lover album by Babyface is certified gold.
In 1999, the Harlem World album by Mase is certified quadruple platinum.
In 1999, the Ready To Die album by the Notorious B.I.G. is certified quadruple platinum.
In 1999, Barry White’s autobiography, Love Unlimited: Insights On Life And Love, is published.
In 2003, Quincy Jones is honored when the Los Angeles Jazz Society rewards him for his contributions to jazz music at the 21st annual Jazz Tribute And Awards Dinner Concert at the Millennium Biltmore Hotel in downtown Los Angeles.
In 2004, Juvenile’s Greatest Hits is released.

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Omar Gooding, actor, 31

Evander Holyfield, boxer, 45

Pras Michel, member of the Fugees, 35

Chris Sellers, member of Another Bad Creation, 29

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Freddie Bell
PO Box 390521
Minneapolis, MN 55439
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888-639-9738

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