R. KELLY IN TROUBLE AGAIN

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November 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.
Be sure to tell a friend about the Solid Gold Soul Update. You can also subscribe on line to have the Update sent to you automatically. Click on the subscribe link on the right of this page. Also visit http://www.youtube.com/freddiebell950 for some video fun. A few of my video favorites are posted there! For the weekly audio version, please click on http://freddiebell950.podbean.com/

DID R. KELLY ‘CROSS A LINE’ WITH EX-REP’S DAUGHTER?

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The Internet is on fire with rumors surrounding R. Kelly and the daughter of Regina Daniels, the singer’s longtime publicist who suddenly and mysteriously quit her post saying only that a line had been crossed.

Talk around the black blogosphere Wednesday suggests that Daniels abruptly left the job because Kelly slept with her (step) daughter, who is said to be 19-years-old. A photo of Kelly embracing the girl surfaced yesterday.

When contacted by EUR’s Lee Bailey, Regina Daniels refused to comment on the photo, or further explain her reasons for leaving the position.

TERENCE HOWARD, QUEEN LATIFAH, GABRIELLE UNION IN ‘PERFECT HOLIDAY’

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Oscar nominee Terence Howard and Queen Latifah make appearances in the upcoming seasonal film The Perfect Holiday. The comedy stars Gabrielle Union as a single mother whose Christmas wish is fulfilled by a department store Santa, played by Morris Chestnut. The film also stars Jill Marie Jones, Charly Murphy, Faizon Love, Katt Williams, and Rachel True. The Perfect Holiday, co-produced by singer and actress Latifah, will hit theaters on December 12th.

JILL SCOTT SAYS SHE’S OPEN TO GETTING MARRIED AGAIN

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Grammy-winning singer Jill Scott is having one of her best years ever. The artist has just released her third studio album, The Real Thing: Words & Sounds Vol. 3, and made a big impression as a verbally abused wife in the Tyler Perry hit Why Did I Get Married. She has also wrapped filming of the highly anticipated project The No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency. If there’s any down side for Scott, it’s that her five-year marriage to Lyzel Williams, who had also helped manage her, ended in divorce. Much of The Real Thing deals with the unraveling of their relationship. But Scott is optimistic that she’ll find love again.

“There’s a lot of sexuality on (the album), and it’s really because I just have so much to offer that I have to be really careful who I spend my intimate time with, until I find somebody who’s really worth it,” the 35-year-old singer, poet, and actress told The Philadelphia Inquirer.

“I would love to get married again, but I’m going to wait until I find someone who really deserves me,” she added.

Scott is heading back to the concert stage, performing some dates at Shepherd’s Bush Empire Stadium in London next week.

IT’S A HOMECOMING

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The late R&B singer Gerald Levert is featured on the new holiday CD by keyboardist Jim Brickman, titled Homecoming. Levert, who passed away a year ago from an accidental mix of prescription and over-the-counter drugs, had originally recorded the tune “My Angel” for Brickman’s 2006 CD, Escape. Brickman and Levert, who attended Cleveland’s Shaker Heights High School together, then decided to change the lullaby’s lyrics to reflect the holiday. Brickman explained: “The song ‘My Angel’ was originally written as a lullaby. And when we went in to record it toward the end of the recording session, it was supposed to be for the Escape album, my last album. And when we were finishing I said, ‘You know, let’s do a Christmas version, like it’s the night before Christmas and you put your little one to bed and you wish them great dreams and you wake up the next morning and it’s Christmas Day.'”

ALICIA KEYS AT THE GRAMMY’S

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Alicia Keys will join Melissa Etheridge and Faith Hill in co-hosting a CBS special called My Night At The Grammys tomorrow (Friday, November 30th) at 8 p.m. ET. The two-hour show celebrates the upcoming 50th Grammy Awards by sharing the top 25 Grammy moments as voted on by the public. Featured artists sharing their own special Grammy moments include Christina Aguilera, Beyonce, Mary J. Blige, Bono, Celine Dion, Alan Jackson, Elton John, Ricky Martin and Usher. The 50th annual Grammy Awards will be held at the Staples Center in Los Angeles on February 10th. The show will air live on CBS.

WONDER HONORS WEST

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Superstar Stevie Wonder, currently on a national tour after a 14-year absence from the road, says his heart goes out to hip-hop star Kanye West, who lost his mother after she underwent a seemingly routine plastic surgery procedure. “I was again brokenhearted to hear of Kanye’s mother,” Wonder told HoustonPress.com. “I wish I could hold him and say, ‘Hey man, I know how you feel, I’ve been there.'” Wonder, who is 57, has dedicated his current tour to his own mother, Lula Mae Hardaway, who died last May at age 76. After going through the loss, he offered sincere advice to West. “You just gotta go through the pain you got to go through,” Wonder continued. “But your mother would want you to do everything that you told her you would do and even more. Just do it. Just do it. Just be the inspiration for millions and millions of people that love you and your talent. Be an inspiration. Be a light. Because she was your light. It’s good to be someone else’s light.”

LENA BAKER STORY

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Actress Tichina Arnold, who stars in the CW comedy hit Everybody Hates Chris, has nabbed the lead in the upcoming independent film, The Lena Baker Story. The movie recounts the story of the first Georgia woman ever sent to the electric chair after being convicted of killing her white employer, played by Peter Coyote. In the 60-year-old case, Baker had claimed that she killed the man in self-defense after he forced her to become his sex slave. Veteran actor Ralph Wilcox will write, direct, and co-produce the $2.5 million film, which he adapted from Lela Bond Philips’ biography, according to BlackTalentNews.com. Lena Baker was officially pardoned by the state of Georgia in 2005.

BROADWAY BACK IN BUSINESS

The stagehands union strike which had crippled Broadway and closed many of its shows during the holiday season ended last night with a tentative agreement between producer, theater owners, and the union. It is expected that most of the two dozen shows that have been closed will be able to reopen immediately. The agreement came after two days of marathon talks between the stagehands union, Local 1, and the League of American Theatres and Producers, the Associated Press reports. New York City had estimated the economic impact of the strike, which began November 10th, at $2 million per day.

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In 1972, the I’m Still In Love With You album by Al Green was certified gold.
In 1975, “Low Rider” by War peaked at Number Seven on the pop singles chart.
In 1975, “Fly, Robin, Fly” by the Silver Connection peaked at Number One on the pop singles chart.
In 1979, Michael Jackson received a gold certification for his record “Don’t Stop ‘Til You Get Enough,” the first of four Top Ten hits from his album Off The Wall.
In 1982, the Forever, For Always, For Love album by Luther Vandross was certified gold.
In 1986, “Love Will Conquer All” by Lionel Richie peaked at Number Nine on the pop singles chart.
In 1986, “Nail It To The Wall” by Stacy Lattisaw peaked at Number 48 on the pop singles chart.
In 1988, the It Takes Two album by Rob Base & DJ EZ Rock was certified gold.
In 1989, the It’s A Big Daddy Thing album by Big Daddy Kane was certified gold.
In 1989, the Silky Soul album by Maze Featuring Frankie Beverly was certified gold.
In 1994, the self-titled album by Expose was certified gold.
In 1994, the My Life album by Mary J. Blige was released.
In 1994, Toni Braxton’s self-titled album was certified quintuple platinum.
In 1994, the Whitney album by Whitney Houston was certified eight-times platinum.
In 1995, Mariah Carey hosted her Fantasy music special on Fox.

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Don Cheadle, actor (Rush Hour 2, Rosewood, Hotel Rwanda), 43

Mariano Rivera, New York Yankees All-Star pitcher, 38

The Game, (Jayceon Taylor) rapper, 28

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WHERE DID STEVE HARVEY PUT THE YACHT??

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November 29, 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.
Be sure to tell a friend about the Solid Gold Soul Update. You can also subscribe on line to have the Update sent to you automatically. Click on the subscribe link on the right of this page. Also visit http://www.youtube.com/freddiebell950 for some video fun. A few of my video favorites are posted there! For the weekly audio version, please click on http://freddiebell950.podbean.com/

JANET’S NEW RELEASE ON THE WAY

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Janet Jackson has set a February 2008 release date for her next CD, the follow-up to the poorly received 2006 set, 20 Y.O. The upcoming album will be her first for the Island/Def Jam label, and will be produced by none other than the label’s chairman, L.A. Reid, according to Billboard. The singer will follow the still-untitled album with a national tour. 20 Y.O. was produced by a collaboration between Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis, the team behind her biggest career hits, and her boyfriend, Island Urban president Jermaine Dupri.

MORE DETAILS COME TO LIGHT IN THE STEVE HARVEY DIVORCE

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Broderick “Steve” Harvey’s ex wife has filed a third action against the entertainer charging that he either removed or destroyed items and reduced the value of their individual and joint property.
In the complaint recently filed in Colin County Texas, Mary Harvey says Steve removed or caused the removal of the couples’ 50-foot, 2002 Sea Ray yacht. The documents indicate Harvey did so without telling his wife other than to say it would be in a larger Marina somewhere in Texas.

Not only that, six, four-wheel All-Terrain vehicles were removed from their garage as well as four flat-screen televisions, a black F-150 truck, and a Mercedes. The complaint also says Steve emptied the contents of two of the couple’s storage units, the contents of which are unaccounted for.

We recently reported that Mary Harvey says she was conned in her 2006 divorce proceedings and was led to believe that she could only receive $1,000 a month in child support.

GREEN TV EVENT

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The lovable green ogre Shrek makes his television debut tonight in Shrek For The Holidays. All of the movie series’ original stars are back providing the voices for this holiday special that finds Shrek learning the true meaning of Christmas. Growing up as a horrible green monster, Shrek never cared for Christmas. But now that he’s a husband and a father, the stubborn ogre — voiced by Mike Myers — learns to love the holiday season.

DANCING WITH THE STARS WINNER

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Indy car racer Helio Castroneves came from behind with an upset win over Melanie Brown to capture this season’s Dancing With The Stars championship. Unlike past seasons, this year’s finale included a dancer’s-choice routine, the scores of which were added to the couple’s previous dance scores and the total of votes received from the American public.
Whoopi Goldberg is unhappy with how Michelle Obama, wife of Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama, and fellow candidate John Edwards and his wife declined to appear on The View. The two backed out of upcoming tapings this week, claiming allegiance with the striking television writers. But Goldberg, the moderator for the daily ABC chat fest, isn’t happy by the suggestion that she and co-hosts Barbara Walters, Joy Behar, and Sherri Shepherd are not supporting the strike by continuing to tape the show. “It could have been handled differently,” Goldberg told the studio audience. “Because what they said made it look like we don’t care. We support the writers’ strike.”

USHER AND TAMEKA USHER IN A BABY BOY

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Singer, dancer, and actor Usher and his wife Tameka welcomed a baby boy on Monday night (November 26th) in Atlanta. No stats were revealed to press by Usher’s rep, though it is expected that the one-named star will bestow his family name on the newborn, making him Usher Raymond V.
It’s the first child for 29-year-old Usher. Wife Tameka, who is 36, has two children from a previous marriage.
The couple announced their engagement last June.
After an aborted July 28th wedding in the Hamptons, the pair finally exchanged vows August 3rd during a private ceremony held in the office of Usher’s Atlanta attorney.
Usher and Tameka followed up with a lavish public ceremony September 1st at a 16th-century-style French chateau resort on 3,500 acres outside Atlanta, before about 200 guests.

WILL SMITH TO BE IMMORTALIZED AT HOLLYWOOD’S CHINESE THEATER

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Actor Will Smith will participate in one of Hollywood’s most venerated traditions: He’ll be immortalized by adding his hand and footprints to the courtyard of the world-famous Grauman’s Chinese Theater. The ceremony will take place on December 10th at the Los Angeles landmark on Hollywood Boulevard.
Smith’s wet-cement ceremony will also celebrate the opening of his new sci-fi thriller I Am Legend on December 14th.
Smith has received two Oscar nominations, for the title role in 2001’s Ali and for the 2006 hit, The Pursuit Of Happyness.

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Nov. 1961: Ernie Davis becomes the first African American to win the Heisman Trophy.
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Berry Gordy, Jr. (founder of Motown Records) is 78.
Rapper Chamillionaire is 28.
Apl.de.Ap of the Black Eyed Peas is 33.
Rapper Styles P. (real name: David Styles) is 33.

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PUTTING OPRAH ON BLAST

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November 28, 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.
Be sure to tell a friend about the Solid Gold Soul Update. You can also subscribe on line to have the Update sent to you automatically. Click on the subscribe link on the right of this page. Also visit http://www.youtube.com/freddiebell950 for some video fun. A few of my video favorites are posted there! For the weekly audio version, please click on http://freddiebell950.podbean.com/

SEAN TAYLOR’S DEATH CALLED TRAGEDY

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Pro Bowl safety Sean Taylor died Tuesday after he was shot in his home by an apparent intruder, leaving the Washington Redskins in mourning for a teammate who seemed to have reordered his life since becoming a father.

The 24-year-old player died at Jackson Memorial Hospital, where he had been airlifted after the shooting early Monday.

“It is with deep regret that a young man had to come to his end so soon,” father Richard Taylor said in a statement on behalf of the family. “Many of his fans loved him because the way he played football. Many of his opponents feared him the way he approached the game. Others misunderstood him, many appreciated him and his family loved him.”

A string of mourners, including Taylor’s father, visited the player’s home and embraced outside. Authorities entered the home, but it was unclear what they were doing. NFL commissioner Roger Goodell said the league will honor Taylor’s memory at all games this weekend.

SUNDAY BEST

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Grammy winning singer Stephanie Mills will make a special guest appearance on an episode of BET’s gospel talent contest Sunday Best tonight (November 27th). The onetime star of Broadway’s The Wiz will share advice with the three remaining finalists as well as perform. Still competing for the crown are finalists Shari Addison of Chicago, Jermaine Sellers of Joliet, Illinois, and Crystal Aikin of Tacoma, Washington. Tonight’s episode will see the number cut to two. Sunday Best, hosted by Kirk Franklin, airs at 8 p.m. ET/PT. Mills’ most recent album was 2004’s Born For This!, which was released on the independent JM label through Lightyear Entertainment.

AMERICA’S NEXT TOP MODEL

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Tyra Banks’ top-rated CW show America’s Next Top Model will have a new judge when it reconvenes for its tenth cycle next season. Czech-born model Paulina Porizkova will take over for English beauty and ’60s icon Twiggy, who has had to step down after four seasons due to scheduling conflicts. Former model and photographer Nigel Barker and outrageous runway coach Miss J. Alexander will be back on the panel alongside creator and host Banks. In other Tyra news, Alicia Keys appeared on the Tyra Banks show recently.

DANCING WITH THE STARS

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Tonight ( Tuesday, November 27th) we find out if Marie Osmond, Melanie Brown, or Helio Castroneves will claim the Dancing With The Stars crystal ball trophy. If last night’s final dance scores were any indication, Spice Girl Melanie Brown will win the title with the singer and her partner earning 55 out of a possible 60 points from the show’s three judges. Right on her heels is race car driver Castroneves, who garnered 54 points. Marie Osmond received less-than-stellar remarks on her two dances and finished the night with 46 points. The format for tonight’s season finale is different than that of years past. First, last night’s scores will be combined with the results of America’s call-in votes. The couple receiving the lowest point total at that point will be eliminated early on in the program. Then, the remaining two couples will perform their favorite dance of the season, with the scores of that performance being tallied to last night’s score and the results of call-in voting.

TRYING TO PUT OPRAH ON BLAST

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A man arrested for trying to extort $1.5 million from Oprah Winfrey last year is now attempting to publish a damaging expose about the talk show queen’s company, Harpo. Keifer Bonvillain, who is 37, landed in jail in 2006 after he failed to sell audiotapes of a high-ranking Harpo employee bashing Winfrey, but the charges didn’t stick and now he has launched a website in an attempt to get a publisher for the expose, which he’s titled Ruthless. Meanwhile, Winfrey made a secret trip on Sunday (November 25th) to her all-girls South African school, where abuse allegations have drawn international attention.

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In 1841, the liberators of the ship Amistad set sail for Africa aboard the Gentleman.
In 1895, French novelist Alexandre Dumas dies.
In 1910, New York City’s Pennsylvania Station opened as the world’s largest railway station.
In 1925, Marjorie Joyner is granted a patent for a permanent wave machine which could wave the hair of both white and black people.
In 1940, martial arts expert and actor Bruce Lee was born. He dies in 1973.
In 1942, legendary rock guitarist Jimi Hendrix is born in Seattle. He dies in 1970.
In 1944, Congressman Mickey Leland of Texas was born in Lubbock. Leland was killed when the plane in which he was a passenger crashed in southwestern Ethiopia.
In 1956, Brooklyn Dodgers pitcher Don Newcombe won baseball’s first Cy Young Award.
In 1957, Dorothy Height, a YMCA official, was elected president of the National Council Of Negro Women.
In 1970, Pope Paul VI was slightly wounded in a knife attack at the Manila airport in the Philippines by a Bolivian painter disguised as a priest.
In 1978, San Francisco Mayor George Moscone and City Supervisor Harvey Milk, a gay-rights activist, were shot to death inside City Hall by former supervisor Dan White.
In 1997, the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York City was marred when a gust of wind knocked part of a lamppost onto a 34-year-old woman, fracturing her skull and leaving her in a coma for almost a month.

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Robin Givens, actress, former wife of boxer Mike Tyson, 43

Jaleel White, actor (Family Matters), 31

Twista, rapper, 34

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BOOTY BOUNCES BACK ON RODMAN

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November 27, 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.
Be sure to tell a friend about the Solid Gold Soul Update. You can also subscribe on line to have the Update sent to you automatically. Click on the subscribe link on the right of this page. Also visit http://www.youtube.com/freddiebell950 for some video fun. A few of my video favorites are posted there! For the weekly audio version, please click on http://freddiebell950.podbean.com/


MANSION FOR SALE

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Grammy Award winner Kanye West has put his Los Angeles mansion up for sale for $8,699,000. Allhiphop.com reports that the home is 34,580 square feet and sits on an acre of land in the flats of Beverly Hills. West paid $7.2 million dollars for the mansion when he bought it in May of 2007. The house was built in 1921 and had not been placed on the market in over 45 years. Whoever purchases the property will most likely tear the house down to build a new one. The house was placed on the market just days before West’s mother, Dr. Donda West, died on November 10th.

VIEW FROM THE TOP IS PRETTY GOOD

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Alicia Keys has topped the charts once again with her lead single from the new CD As I Am. The anthem-like tune “No One” was co-written by Keys with longtime collaborator Kerry “Krucial” Brothers. Keys explained that the tune was actually one of the last ones she created in the studio while recording with her collaborators. She said: “It was like by magic that this song was written. It was like this incredible, fun, amazing, yearning, determined, everything’s gonna be OK, it’s gon’ be good in the end, don’t worry about it, ‘oh oh oh oh oh,’ triumphant song. Magically it was there — poof. And I was in the booth singing it.”

JORDIN SPARKS TATOOED

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American Idol champ Jordin Sparks just released her self-titled debut album last week. In addition to the Top 20 hit “Tattoo,” the set features an array of music that ranges from romantic ballads to dance tracks. Sparks even has a co-writing credit one of the set’s 13 songs. Getting everything together for the release wasn’t easy for the 17-year-old singer. Although she’s happy with the way things turned out, Sparks told us earlier this year that prepping the album was probably going to be a race to the very finish: “I’m actually feeling pretty good because at first when the tour started I was very scared and nervous. I didn’t know. I was just like, ‘Oh my gosh, how are we gonna get all this done? How am I gonna get all this done?’ And then they gave me some songs, and I fell in love with a lot of them. So I’m very excited about it because there are songs that I love. And it’s easy to record them. It’s coming up really fast but I have full confidence we’ll finish it by the time we have to.”

CHRIS MAKING THE KIDS HAPPY

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Singer and actor Chris Brown has signed a production deal with the kids network Nickelodeon to create a reality TV series about his back-up dancers. According to BlackTalentNews.com, Brown’s show will focus on 11-year-old Scooter and 9-year-old Miles as they tour with Brown, who will also appear on camera. Brown’s manager, Tina Davis, will also executive produce the project, which has no title as yet.

HOWARD’S ON BROADWAY

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Oscar nominee Terrence Howard has been confirmed to make his Broadway debut next year in the all-black revival of the Tennessee Williams classic, Cat On A Hot Tin Roof. Howard will portray Brick, the role immortalized on screen by Paul Newman. Debbie Allen will direct a cast that includes her sister, Phylicia Rashad, James Earl Jones, and Giancarlo Esposito when the production opens in February.

SLAPPING THE BOOTY GETS RODMAN SLAPPED

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One-time NBA great Dennis Rodman has been slapped with a sexual harassment suit by a former beverage manager at the Hard Rock Hotel & Resort in Las Vegas. Sara Robinson claims in her federal suit that Rodman assaulted her last year by rubbing against her body and slapping her on the buttocks. She also accuses the Hard Rock management of unjustly firing her after she complained about Rodman’s behavior. Robinson says she was working at the hotel’s Cuba Libre lounge when Rodman, a guest at the hotel, climbed atop the bar to get her attention. “As Robinson stepped around the bar, Rodman grabbed her, pulled her towards him and rubbed his body against hers,” reads her complaint. “Robinson tried to get free from Rodman’s grasp at which time he assaulted her by reaching down and slapping her open-handed on the bottom.” Robinson further alleges that after enduring a similar incidence of Rodman misbehavior in the bar the following month, Robinson filled out a complaint statement. She was fired soon after. Damages were not specified in the lawsuit. This is not the first run-in that Rodman has had with the Las Vegas courts. In 2001, a Nevada jury ordered the outrageous basketballer to pay $80,000 to James Brasich, a former Mirage craps dealer who said Rodman humiliated him by rubbing dice on his head, chest, stomach and genitals during a craps game in October of 1997.

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In 1654, Richard Johnson, a free black man, grants 100 acres of land in Northampton County for importing two persons.
In 1960, “Stay” by Maurice Williams & the Zodiacs peaks at Number One on the pop singles chart.
In 1968, the “I’m Gonna Make You Love Me” single by the Supremes & the Temptations is released.
In 1978, the “One Nation Under A Groove” single by Funkadelic is certified gold.
In 1983, Michael Jackson’s Thriller video premieres in Los Angeles movie theaters.
In 1984, TransAfrica’s Randall Robinson, congressional delegate Walter Fauntroy, and U.S. Civil Rights Commissioner Mary Francis Berry are arrested at a sit-in against apartheid at the South African Embassy in Washington, D.C.
In 1985, the Friends album by Dionne Warwick is released.
In 1988, the album Introducing The Hardline According To Terence Trent D’arby is certified double platinum.
In 1989, the Big Tyme album by Heavy D & the Boyz is certified platinum.
In 1989, the Forever Your Girl album by Paula Abdul is certified quadruple platinum.
In 1989, the “My Prerogative” video by Bobby Brown is released.
In 1989, the Rhythm Nation 1814 album by Janet Jackson is certified gold, platinum, and double platinum.
In 1995, the “Who Can I Run To” single by Xscape is certified gold.
In 1995, rappers Tupac Shakur and tha Dogg Pound get into the holiday spirit by giving out 2,000 turkeys in Los Angeles.
In 1997, the Big Willie Style album by Will Smith is released.

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Garcelle Beauvais, actress (Jamie Foxx Show, NYPD Blue), 41
Maia Campbell, actress (In The House), 31
Lil Fizz, member of B2K, 22
Art Shell, Hall of Fame NFL coach, 61
Jean Terrell, member of the Supremes, 63
Tina Turner, singer, 68
Thea Vidale, actress and comedian (Thea), 51
Amir Bayyan (Kevin Bell), member of Kool and the Gang, 52

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November 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.
Be sure to tell a friend about the Solid Gold Soul Update. You can also subscribe on line to have the Update sent to you automatically. Click on the subscribe link on the right of this page. Also visit http://www.youtube.com/freddiebell950 for some video fun. A few of my video favorites are posted there! For the weekly audio version, please click on http://freddiebell950.podbean.com/

WHITNEY HOUSTON APPEARANCE
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Hello everyone. Check out my YouTube spot today. You’ll see a short 8-second video from Whitney Houston promoting an overseas show. Live and Loud 2007 Kuala Lumpur. I’m planning to be there. Dionne Warwick, Whitney Houston, Elliot Yamin, Shaggy, James Ingram, James Morrison, Rick Price and many more are coming to Kuala Lumpur for this 10 day long Live and Loud 2007 music extravaganza.
These leading musicians from various musical genres such as modern pop melodies, rock, soul, jazz and classical will be performing at various high profile locations and prominient clubs in Kuala Lumpur.
A festival such as this would not be complete without the inclusion of musical and performing arts seminars and workshops. These seminars and workshops would benefit all age groups ranging from student and music industry players.

In conjunction with the Ministry of Tourism, the organizer Live & Loud Sdn Bhd have taken a very special initiative to assemble the artistes and musicians of international standing and local counterparts who are themselves highly recognized to celebrate “One Golden Celebration” together with our country’s 50th year of independence and to boost efforts to welcome tourists during Visit Malaysia Year.
Live & Loud 2007 Music Extravaganza
Venue : Various venues around Kuala Lumpur
Date : 23rd November to 2nd December, 2007

Also at the youtube spot, see a video of Kanye West talking from the stage about his mother’s passing. In today’s Update read the story about Dr. Jan Adams, Donde West’s surgeon who walked of the Larry King Show without answering questions. Take a second and subscribe to the my youtube spot to see the latest videos and to podbean to listen to my weekly audio updates which are a summary of the weeks’ events. Happy Thanksgiving and I look forward to reading your comments!

TONY TERRY, MALIK YOBA AND JOHNNY GILL STAR IN NEW SAM COOKE STAGE PLAY

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A new play called “Sam Cooke: Forever Mr. Soul” kicks off in summer 2008, featuring multi-platinum recording artist, Johnny Gill, actor Malik Yoba, and Gospel/R&B vocalist, Tony Terry, attached to star. Playwright/director Kevin Ramsey has teamed up with rap and gospel music manager Greg “Uncle G” Lyons, veteran Wall Street analyst Randy Richardson, and entertainment attorney Terry Oneal to take the show on a 30-city road trip that will lead to a Broadway finale. Sam Cooke’s unique musical styling touched millions worldwide and his life was replete with drama and intrigue. Indeed, Sam Cooke’s life is one of the great unsolved mysteries ever to rock the music world. And in a bold grassroots effort to build awareness of the man, his song and his story, the production will feature some of the country’s most prolific gospel choirs, as local talent, in select scenes.

KENNEDY REMEMBERED

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John F. Kennedy was sworn in as the 35th President at noon on January 20, 1961. In his inaugural address he spoke of the need for all Americans to be active citizens, famously saying, “Ask not what your country can do for you; ask what you can do for your country.” He also asked the nations of the world to join together to fight what he called the “common enemies of man: tyranny, poverty, disease, and war itself.” In closing, he expanded on his desire for greater internationalism: “Finally, whether you are citizens of America or citizens of the world, ask of us the same high standards of strength and sacrifice which we ask of you.”
Kennedy was assassinated on November 22, 1963, in Dallas, Texas. Lee Harvey Oswald was charged with the crime, but was murdered two days later by Jack Ruby before he could be put on trial. The Warren Commission concluded that Oswald had acted alone in killing the president; however, the House Select Committee on Assassinations declared in 1979 that there may have been a conspiracy. The entire subject remains controversial, with multiple theories about the assassination still being debated. The event proved to be a poignant moment in U.S. history due to its impact on the nation and the ensuing political fallout. Many regard President Kennedy as an icon of American hopes and aspirations; he continues to rank highly in public opinion ratings of former U.S. presidents.

VISION OF HARMONY SET TO PERFORM

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Be sure to check out one of my favorite gospel duos, Vision of Harmony. See them at an in store performance at the Tampa Christian Supply this Saturday from 1 to 2pm. For all the the exciting details, call 813-879-6770.
BONUS: Purchase any Vision of Harmony CD and you will receive a free autographed poster of them as well! Tampa, come out and see your home-grown talent!

BRAWLEY’S FAMILY WANT RAPE CASE REOPENED

Twenty years after her allegations of a racially charged rape became a national flashpoint, Tawana Brawley’s mother and stepfather are looking to reopen the case, the New York Daily News reported. Glenda Brawley and Ralph King are pressing Gov. Eliot Spitzer and state Attorney General Andrew Cuomo to re-examine the November 1987 incident, which a state grand jury ultimately concluded was a hoax. “New York State owes my daughter. They owe her the truth,” said Glenda Brawley. She reiterated her stance that her daughter was indeed raped by a group of white men who smeared her with feces and scrawled racial epithets on her body. A spokesman for Spitzer said his office was not aware of any formal request from the family. The governor’s office is not normally involved in investigating crime. Brawley was 15 when she went missing for four days from her home in Wappingers Falls, about 75 miles north of New York City. After being found, she made the shocking allegation that she had been abducted and raped by six white law enforcement officials. The case quickly made headlines and drew the attention of the Rev. Al Sharpton, who became an outspoken advocate for the teen. But a special state grand jury found evidence Brawley had fabricated her story. A former Dutchess County prosecutor who had been implicated in the case later sued Brawley, Sharpton and other Brawley advisers for defamation, winning a $345,000 judgment against the advisers and a $185,000 judgment against Brawley. Sharpton was held liable for $65,000 in the case. Brawley, meanwhile, has changed her name and become a nurse, the Daily News reported.

KANYE WEST BURIES MOTHER

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Rapper Kanye West arrived in Spencer, Oklahoma Tuesday to attend funeral services for his mother, Dr. Donda West. Singers John Legend and Anita Baker were scheduled to perform during the ceremony held Tuesday morning at True Vine Ministry Church, which can accommodate up to 2500 people. Jay-Z and Beyonce were among the mourners who came to pay respect. A white hearse carried Dr. West’s body to the church, and a horse-drawn carriage escorted her to the cemetery. During his concert Monday night in Brussels, Kanye played Journey’s “Don’t Stop Believing” in honor of his mother, and told the crowd that she would have wanted him to continue his Glow in the Dark tour through Europe. “If she was here, she would tell me to get on that stage and kill it, dawg” he told the audience, who responded with wild cheers. Meanwhile, “Access Hollywood” reported yesterday that West paid for the plastic surgery his mother received from Dr. Jan Adams, which took place one day before her death. But the rapper did not want her to undergo the procedures. He wanted his mom to go to a trainer instead, “Access Hollywood” reported.
Kanye West is set to resume his Glow in the Dark Tour on Thursday night in London.

DR. JAN ADAMS WALKS OUT ON LARRY KING

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Dr. Jan Adams waited until his appearance on CNN’s “Larry King Live” last night to tell the host that he was backing out of his scheduled interview. After introducing the man who performed plastic surgery on Donda West one day before her death on Nov. 10, King said to him: “I understand you want to say something.” Adams proceeded to thank King for allowing him the opportunity to discuss the bad press that has followed him since announcing he had performed the tummy tuck and breast reduction on Kanye’s mom. “Basically, I had come here to talk about things in the press that aren’t accurate about me,” he told King. “But I have a tremendous amount of love and respect for the West family and they’ve asked me not to go on. And I’ve said from the very beginning, I don’t have a side in this. They are my side, and so I’m going to respect their wishes. I’m going to apologize to you because I think I’m taking up your airtime. But I will not be on the show and I will not discuss any of that. I’m going to honor their wishes. Okay?” “Meaning you won’t answer any questions about anything?” King asked. “None,” said Adams. “Well will you ever answer questions? I mean, where will this go?” Adams replied: “I will talk with [the family]. When they’re comfortable, then I’ll be comfortable. If they’re never comfortable, then I’ll never be comfortable. They are what’s important to me. I’ve said that from the start, and that’s what I’ll continue to honor.” With that, Adams began removing his earpiece. “But don’t you want to speak out?” asked King as the plastic surgeon rose to his feet. “No,” Adams said with a grin. “I do not.” King said: “But you came here to speak out.” Adams shook King’s hand and said: “That’s correct, but I’m going to honor their wishes.”

STEVE HARVEY’S CON JOB DIVORCE

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The ex-wife of comedian Steve Harvey claims that she was conned into a quickie divorce engineered by the entertainer and his lawyer, who allegedly sought to keep private details about the star’s adultery, poor and neglectful parenting, and “physical and mental abuse” of his ex-spouse. In a lawsuit filed against her ex-lawyer, Mary Harvey claims that she was defrauded by the comedian and the couple’s longtime attorney, who represented both sides in their November 2005 divorce. Harvey alleges that she was unaware of her right to independent counsel and, as a result, was severely shortchanged when it came to alimony, division of community property, and child support. In her District Court complaint, filed yesterday in Harris County, Texas, Harvey claims that the couple’s attorney, Ricky Anderson, told her she could not legally get more than $1000 monthly in child support for the couple’s son. Harvey alleges that Anderson was actually looking out for Steve Harvey’s interests, and sought to protect his client’s “packaged, do-good, likeable, Christian-type image in the public eye.” Anderson and the comedian sought to “quickly and quietly dispose of the divorce” because there were “many things that Steve Harvey…did during the Harveys’ marriage that he did not want the public to know about,” Mary Harvey charges in her lawsuit, which was first reported by Courthouse News. Those “things,” the complaint alleges, included “Steve Harvey’s adultery, his abandonment of some of his children, his poor and neglectful parenting of the parties’ child, and physical and mental abuse of Plaintiff.” Harvey’s complaint charges Anderson with breach of contract, professional negligence, and conspiracy.

AHMAD RASHAD REMARRIES. I’D LIKE TO HEAR YOUR COMMENTS AFTER SEEING THE PICTURE

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Phylicia Rashad’s ex-husband got married to the ex-wife of New York Jets owner Woody Johnson. In other words, Ahmad Rashad and Sale Johnson became husband and wife Monday during a ceremony at French restaurant La Grenouille in New York City.
Wedding guests included Princess Yasmin Aga Khan, NBA Commissioner David Stern, Donald Trump and Derek Jeter, according to the New York Post. “It was going to be a birthday party for him,” Sale told the Post’s Page Six. “Then it turned into a party to celebrate his being inducted into the Football Hall of Fame, and finally he said, ‘Let’s just get married.'” In addition to owning the Jets, Woody is the son of Robert Wood Johnson III and an heir to the Johnson & Johnson fortune. Sale divorced him in 2002 and has three daughters from that marriage, Casey, Jaime, and Daisy. According to Page Six, Casey is estranged from her mother and did not attend the wedding.

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In 1865, blacks hold a protest convention in Zion Church in Charleston and demanded equal rights and repeal of the Black Codes.
In 1865, Howard University is founded.
In 1922, the governor of Louisiana confers with the president on KKK violence in his state.
In 1923, Garrett T. Morgan patents the traffic signal.
In 1938, Morgan State College is established in Baltimore.
In 1962, President Kennedy issues an executive order barring racial discrimination in federally financed housing.
In 1965, “I Hear A Symphony” by the Supremes peaks at Number One on the pop singles chart.
In 1971, “Inner City Blues” becomes the third R&B Number One single from Marvin Gaye’s What’s Goin’ On album.
In 1971, “Theme From Shaft” by Isaac Hayes peaks at Number One on the pop singles chart.
In 1981, The Many Facets Of Roger album by Roger is certified gold.
In 1984, The largest crowd ever to see the unveiling of a Hollywood Walk Of Fame star turns out as Michael Jackson gets his piece of the sidewalk right in front of Mann’s Chinese Theatre in Los Angeles.
In 1987, the Whitney album by Whitney Houston is certified five times platinum.
In 1987, Prince’s third movie, the concert film Sign ‘O’ The Times, opens.
In 1990, the self-titled set from Ralph Tresvant is released.
In 1990, the To The Extreme album by Vanilla Ice is certified four times platinum.
In 1990, A judge in St. Charles, Missouri, drops child abuse charges against Chuck Berry but puts the singer on two years’ probation for a misdemeanor charge of possession of marijuana.
In 1993, “James Brown Boulevard” is dedicated in Augusta, Georgia.
In 1995, the Number One Billboard pop hit is “Exhale (Shoop Shoop)” by Whitney Houston.
In 2002, Queen Latifah is arrested on drunk driving charges.
In 2003, Rapper 50 Cent and his former label male, Fredro Starr of Onyx

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Jim Brown, member of UB40, 50

Mike D, member of the Beastie Boys, 42

Mona Lisa, R&B singer, 28

Phife Dawg (Malik Taylor), member of A Tribe Called Quest, 37

Sen Dog, member of Cypress Hill, 42

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JACKSON FAMILY ON TOUR??

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Solid Gold Soul

November 19, 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.
Be sure to tell a friend about the Solid Gold Soul Update. You can also subscribe on line to have the Update sent to you automatically. Click on the subscribe link on the right of this page. Also visit http://www.youtube.com/freddiebell950 for some video fun. A few of my video favorites are posted there! For the weekly audio version, please click on http://freddiebell950.podbean.com/

AMERICAN MUSIC AWARDS HEAVY ON PERFORMANCES

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American Idol alums Carrie Underwood and Chris Daughtry were the big winners at the American Music Awards, held Sunday night (November 18th) at the Nokia Theater in Los Angeles, and hosted by Jimmy Kimmel, in a show that was heavy on performances and short on talk. Underwood won Favorite Female Country Artist, Favorite Country Album, and the T-Mobile Text In Award, and Chris Daughtry’s group Daughtry won Favorite Album, Favorite Adult Contemporary Artist, and Favorite Breakthrough Artist.

Other artists to win multiple awards were Justin Timberlake, who won Favorite Male Pop/Rock artist and favorite Soul/R&B album, and T.I., who won favorite male Rap/Hip-Hop Artist, and favorite Male Rap Hip Hop Album. Kimmel generally kept his remarks brief, and the show leaned heavily on performances, including many by artists not nominated for any awards. Winners were chosen by public online voting, for the first time in the history of the AMAs. Click to get more information!.

KANYE WEST BREAKS DOWN DURING PARIS SHOW

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Grammy Award winner Kanye West launched his European tour at Le Zenith in Paris on Saturday night (November 17th), but broke down about an hour into the show. People.com reports that West began the intro for the song, “Hey Mama,” and said, “This song is for my mother,” but the rapper became visibly shaken and was unable to continue. Le Parisien journalist Meddy Magloire told People.com, “He said the word, ‘Mother,’ and just couldn’t go any further. A back-up singer, the DJ and a guitar player came over to console him. It looked like he might collapse. He just couldn’t continue. He just stood there in a spotlight, crying, while the band continued playing.” West attempted to restart the song but he was unable to finish and left the stage for 15 minutes. The rapper returned and performed “Stronger.” Magloire said, “He was very nervous, seemed to have gathered himself up, and had a lot of energy. He kept shouting out to the audience, ‘I need you. I need you right now.’ and the public was screaming back. It was magic.” “Hey Mama” is featured on West’s multi-platinum 2005 sophomore album, Late Registration. West’s mother, Dr. Donda West, died on Saturday, November 10th, a day after she allegedly had a breast reduction and tummy tuck. The medical examiner still hasn’t announced an official cause of death. West will buried in Oklahoma City on Tuesday (November 20th).

VIKINGS’ ADRIAN PETERSON DONATES UNIFORM TO NFL

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The uniform worn earlier this month by Minnesota Vikings rookie phenom Adrian Peterson when he set an NFL rushing record is en route to the Pro Football Hall of Fame as we speak. Peterson donated the purple No. 28 jersey and white pants he sported while rushing for an NFL-record 296 yards in a victory over the San Diego Chargers. The uniform has been guarded by the team’s equipment staff since the game on Nov. 4, according to the Associated Press. “The magnitude of what Adrian did on that day is really amazing, and you think about the fact that he is a young rookie and what that must mean for the future,” said Joe Horrigan, a representative from the Hall of Fame. When the running back mentioned it was never washed, Horrigan pretended to be overcome by strong fumes as he held the jersey next to him. Horrigan was headed back to Canton, Ohio, where the shrine to Peterson’s accomplishment was scheduled to be on display beginning Friday. Peterson has never been to Canton himself, but he’s planning a visit soon with his family. “You just look for the future and expect bigger things to come and envision maybe one day, God’s will, that I will be in the Hall of Fame itself,” Peterson said.

BARACK MOST INFLUENTIAL

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Senator Barack Obama received the most votes in an Essence magazine poll of the 25 most influential African Americans, beating such finalists as Oprah Winfrey, filmmaker Tyler Perry, “Grey’s Anatomy” creator Shonda Rhimes and the Jena Six. [See full list below.] “Some of the most poignant moments in African-American history took place in 2007, from the unified stance that was taken in support of the Jena Six and the Rutgers University Women’s Basketball team to the triumphant victory made by Barry Bonds,” says Essence editor-in-chief Angela Burt-Murray. “Making their voices heard on essence.com, the overwhelmingly positive response from our 8 million readers for Senator Obama as African-American of the Year is noteworthy, as African-American women are predicted to be the tipping point for the black vote in the 2008 election,” said Burt-Murray. Although the list honors renowned ministers like Rev. Jesse Jackson, Rev. Al Sharpton and Bishop T.D. Jakes, and famous entertainers like Beyonce Knowles and Don Cheadle, unsung heroes are included as well, such as Majora Carter, founder of Sustainable South Bronx, a community organization dedicated to environmental rejuvenation. Newark mayor Cory A. Booker is also featured for his accomplishments, including a decline in city shootings, which are down 28 percent under his leadership.

The list is comprised of influencers, ranging from actors and advocates to moguls and students:

— Senator Barack Obama
— Gina McCauley- Blogger, whataboutourdaughters.com
— Tyler Perry – Writer, Producer, Director
— Majora Carter – Environmentalist, Founder, Executive Director,
Sustainable South Bronx
— Victoria Lanier- Former Youth Director, NAACP, Northeast Region
— Reverend Jesse L. Jackson – Civil Rights Activist, Minister
— Reverend Al Sharpton – Civil Rights Activist and President, National
Action Network
— The Jena Six
— Beyonce Knowles – Singer, Songwriter, Actress
— Oprah Winfrey – Media Mogul, School Founder
— Timbaland – Music Producer, Recording Artist
— Cory A. Booker – Mayor of Newark, New Jersey
— Lovie Smith – Head Coach, NFC Champions, Chicago Bears
— Tony Dungy – Head Coach, Super Bowl Champions, Indianapolis Colts
— Deval Patrick – Governor, Massachusetts
— Don Cheadle – Actor, Activist
— Shonda Rhimes – Creator, Executive Producer, Grey’s Anatomy and Private
Practice
— Venus Williams – Tennis Champion
— Charles Rangel – Chairman, House Committee on Ways and Means
— Barry Bonds – “Home Run King”
— Cynthia Tucker – Syndicated Columnist, Editorial Page Editor, Atlanta
Journal-Constitution
— The Scarlet Knights – Rutgers University Women’s Basketball Team, NCAA
Finalists
— Kiri Davis – Filmmaker, Youth Activist
— Bishop T.D. Jakes – Founder, Senior Pastor, The Potter’s House of
Dallas
— Steve Harvey – Radio Personality, Comedian, Actor

JACKSON REUNION TOUR??

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A concert promoter is sparking more rumors of a Jackson Family reunion tour in 2008. Atlanta-based Leonard Rowe, who worked on Michael Jackson’s Off The Wall tour in the ’80s, says he’s been talking to Jackson about mounting a new tour. “His brothers are ready. Janet is ready. But the motor of that car that makes the car run, isn’t just yet,” Rowe told Access Atlanta of his conversation with Jackson. “In April of this year, I flew out to Las Vegas and met with them all and he told me, ‘Let’s look at ’08.’ We wanted to go this year, but he said it would take a lot of preparation. He didn’t say no.”


EASY RAWLINGS IS DONE

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Award-winning author Walter Mosley says he is done with his series of crime novels about private investigator Easy Rawlins — immortalized on film by Denzel Washington in 1995’s Devil In A Blue Dress. He recently completed Blonde Faith, the tenth title in a series about Rawlins and his gang. Since being introduced in 1990, Rawlins has aged 20 years, seen plenty of blood, solved mysteries, and watched as race relations in his Southern California neighborhoods shift from the 1940s through the 1960s. Starting with Devil In A Blue Dress, the series has included Cinnamon Kiss, Six Easy Pieces, Little Scarlet, White Butterfly, and Yellow Dog.

OPRAH’S FAVORITE THINGS

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Oprah Winfrey kicked off a new series of shows highlighting cities across America by staging her popular “Favorite Things” themed TV show at the City Auditorium in downtown Macon, Georgia on Saturday (November 17th). During the show, Winfrey showered audience members with gifts large and small, including refrigerators, camcorders, and wrapping paper. The holiday-themed show will air Tuesday (November 20th). The city of Macon reportedly spent $20,000 to renovate the City Auditorium in time for Winfrey’s visit. Her Harpo Productions has offered to reimburse the city for the upgrades to the historic building.

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In 1964, “Baby Love” by the Supremes peaked at Number One on the U.K. pop singles chart.
In 1966, “You Keep Me Hangin’ On” by the Supremes peaks at Number One on the pop singles chart. It’s the group’s eighth pop Number One.
In 1968, Diana Ross, onstage with the Supremes at the Royal Command Variety Performance in London, interrupts the show with a plea for interracial understanding. The audience, which includes members of the royal family, applauds for two minutes.
In 1970, “The Godfather Of Soul,” James Brown, marries Deidre Yvonne Jenkins on the front porch of her house in Barnwell, South Carolina.
In 1979, the “After The Love Has Gone” single by Earth, Wind & Fire is certified gold.
In 1979, Chuck Berry is released from a Lompoc, California, prison farm after serving 100 days for income tax evasion.
In 1990, the “Ooops Up” single by Snap is certified gold.
In 1991, the T.e.v.i.n. album by Tevin Campbell is released.
In 1992, the Rhythm Nation 1814 album by Janet Jackson is certified six times platinum.
In 1992, the “What About Your Friends” single by TLC is certified gold.
In 1996, the Emancipation album by Prince is released.
In 2002, Craig David’s second album Slicker Than Your Average is released.
In 2002, Talib Kweli releases his solo debut album titled Quality.
In 2003, the Santa Barbara District Attorney issues a warrant for Michael Jackson’s arrest on multiple charges of “lewd or lascivious conduct with a child under fourteen.”

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Erika Alexander, actress (Cosby Show, Full Frontal, Living Single), 38

Gail Devers, former Olympian and gold medalist, 41

Savion Glover, choreographer, 34

Ahmad Rashad, sportscaster, 58

Tony Rich, singer, 36

Tamika Scott, member of Xscape, 32

Crystal Waters, R&B/dance singer, 43

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Stay Prayed Up!
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ALICIA GONE WILD

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Solid Gold Soul

November 15, 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.
Be sure to tell a friend about the Solid Gold Soul Update. You can also subscribe on line to have the Update sent to you automatically. Click on the subscribe link on the right of this page. Also visit http://www.youtube.com/freddiebell950 for some video fun. A few of my video favorites are posted there!

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RICKY WILLIAMS ELIGIBLE TO COME BACK

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Ricky Williams’ suspension ended after more than 18 months Wednesday when he was reinstated by the NFL. Still unclear is whether the Miami Dolphins want him back.

Miami head coach Cam Cameron met with the Dolphins on Wednesday, informing the team that Williams had been reinstated, sources told FOXSports.com’s Jay Glazer. But Cameron told the team he has not made a decision on whether to Williams would be allowed back on the team, and that he would not make the call until speaking to Williams personally, a source said.
Agent Leigh Steinberg told FOXSports.com’s Alex Marvez that Williams is traveling to South Florida tonight for a Thursday meeting with Cameron. Williams could return to practice as early as Friday if the Dolphins want him in their future plans.

PLASIC SURGEON RELEASES STATEMENT

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Dr. Jan Adams, the plastic surgeon who said he performed a tummy tuck and breast reduction surgery on the mother of Kanye West sometime before her death, has released a statement in the wake of a tumultuous Tuesday that saw his history of DUI arrests and multiple malpractice lawsuits against him come to light. “I want to first express my deepest condolences to the West family at a very difficult time,” Adams said in the statement. “As a medical doctor practicing in this field, I hold sacred the bond of confidentiality that exists between the patient and doctor. Out of respect of the West family and the absence of verifiable information any comment without having first discussing that information with the family would be unprofessional.” Dr. Adams said Monday that he has done nothing wrong in performing cosmetic surgery on Dr. Donda West, who died Saturday night after she stopped breathing at her Playa Del Rey home. “Access Hollywood” reported Tuesday that to make an appointment with Dr. Adams, patients must send him an e-mail and wait for one of his staff members to call back and arrange an appointment. The program also visited to the address listed when his medical practice was Googled. The address was a Mail Boxes Etc. location on Santa Monica Blvd.

RAY CHARLES CHILDREN NOT HAPPY WITH NEW MUSICAL

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The new musical Ray Charles Live! at the Pasadena Playhouse may be getting glowing reviews, but the children of the show’s central character have multiple issues with the story written by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Susan Lori-Parks. According to Playbill News, Attorney Mary Anne den Bok wrote a complaint letter to the board of directors of the Pasadena Playhouse, where the musical opened Nov. 9 for a run through Dec. 9. On behalf of the children, she wrote: “Ray Charles’ family are deeply disappointed in the choices made by the writer and producers of Ray Charles Live!, currently playing at the Pasadena Playhouse. . . According to Ms. Lori-Parks herself, (whose fictional works are greatly respected), she decided to write a script based on a true story, without talking to any (except one) of the people who were important to Ray Charles, including his ex wife Della Robinson, or any of Ray Charles’ children (including Ray Charles Robinson, Jr. — co-producer of the movie ‘Ray’) — and David Robinson, all of whom are depicted in Ms. Lori-Parks musical.”

JADA SIGNS “CONTRACT”

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Jada Pinkett Smith is scheduled to begin production this week on her upcoming film “The Human Contract,” which is written and executive produced by the actress and will also mark her directorial debut. As previously reported, the film follows a highly successful but personally tortured businessman who has his life turned upside down after meeting a free-spirited, mysterious beauty, who tempts him to explore reckless love. Joining Idris Elba in the cast are Jason Clarke as the businessman and Paz Vega as the mysterious woman. Ted Danson has also signed on for the project, reports Daily Variety. The film is a co-production with her husband Will Smith’s Overbrook Entertainment, Tycoon Entertainment and her own shingle 100% Womon. Tycoon is financing the project, which will be shot in Los Angeles. Pinkett Smith recently wrapped production on the Diane English-directed remake of “The Women.”

BEYONCE BILLBOARD TOO RACY???

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A protest has jumped off in Reno, Nevada over a billboard for the city’s radio station, KWNZ, featuring Beyonce dressed in a bikini.
“It’s obscene,” said one resident Pamela Keeney, according to the Reno Gazette Journal. “I have my two little grandkids coming over here, and they don’t need to be seeing that. You can change the channel on the TV but you can’t change that.” Scott Seidenstricker, manager of KWNZ, said: “The billboards were taken from publicity shots and this is the way those people perform. So to show them in a jogging suit probably wouldn’t be the right thing.” Ward Ryan, another resident, has collected 100 signatures on a petition protesting the billboard and accuses Clear Channel of installing it without permission. City spokesman Chris Good told the Journal: “It complies with all the locational criteria that are set out in our code.” In other words – the billboard stays put.

ALICIA ALMOST WENT WILD!

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Singer-songwriter Alicia Augello-Cook sought advice from her mother when considering a stage name that would help her stand out as a performer. She tells Newsweek in the magazine’s Nov. 19 issue of going through a dictionary and being struck by the word “wild.” She floated the name Alicia Wild past her mother. “She said ‘It sounds like you’re a stripper,'” laughed the artist. After that, she decided to use Keys. The rest is history. “It’s like the piano keys. And it can open so many doors,” the singer explained. Alicia Keys’ new album, “As I Am,” is in stores now.

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In 1839, the Liberty party, the first anti-slavery political party, is organized at Warsaw, New York. Samuel Ringgold Ward and Henry Highland Garnet were among the earliest supporters of the new political departure.
In 1894, A. C. Richardson, a black inventor, invents the casket-lowering device.
In 1913, Pioneering surgeon Dr. Daniel Hale Williams becomes a member of the American College Of Surgeons.
In 1940, the Supreme Court rules in Hansberry v. Lee that whites can’t bar African-Americans from white neighborhoods.
In 1951, Ballerina Janet Collins becomes the first black dancer to appear with the Metropolitan Opera Company.
In 1956, the Supreme Court upheld a lower court decision that bans segregation on city buses in Montgomery, Alabama.
In 1979, the “Born To Be Alive” single by Patrick Hernandez is certified gold.
In 1985, New York Mets pitcher Dwight Gooden wins the Cy Young Award, making him the youngest pitcher ever to win the prestigious award.
In 1985, the 20/20 album by George Benson is certified gold.
In 1985, the In Square Circle album by Stevie Wonder is certified gold and platinum.
In 1986, Little Richard puts his palm prints on the Hollywood Rock Walk.
In 1989, the “Expressions” single by Salt ‘N’ Pepa is released.
In 1989, the Stone Cold Rhymin’ album by Young M.C. is certified gold.
In 1990, the “Black Cat” single by Janet Jackson is certified gold.
In 1990, the “Feels Good” single by Tony! Toni! Tone! is certified gold.
In 1990, the “Groove Is In The Heart” single by Deee-lite is certified gold.
In 1990, the Short Dog’s In The House album by Too Short is certified gold.
In 1991, the Forever My Lady album by Jodeci is certified gold.
In 1991, the “Gett Off” video by Prince & the New Power Generation is certified gold.
In 1991, Naughty By Nature’s self-titled album is certified gold.
In 1992, the “I’d Die Without You” single by P.M. Dawn is certified gold.
In 1995, the “Runaway” single by Janet Jackson is certified gold.
In 2001, Busta Rhymes releases his fifth album, Genesis.
In 2001, Cypress Hill releases the album Stoned Raiders.
In 2003, Sean “P. Diddy” Combs visits New York’s City Hall to hand-deliver a check for $1 million to New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg for New York City schools.
In 2004, A Tribe Called Quest, Xzibit, Cypress Hill, Jaylib, Little Brother, CMA, Supernatural, and Jurassic 5 perform at the Rock The Bell concert at the parking lot of Angel Stadium in Anaheim, California.

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Sheila Frazier, actress (Three The Hard Way, Superfly, Two Of A Kind), 59

Whoopi Goldberg (Caryn Johnson), actress-comedienne (Sister Act, The Color Purple, Ghost), 52

Maria Herrera, actress (Trixie, Within These Walls, Double Jeopardy) 38

Walter Kibby II, member of Fishbone, 43

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