Solid Gold Soul
November 30, 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.
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DID R. KELLY ‘CROSS A LINE’ WITH EX-REP’S DAUGHTER?
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’
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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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