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Solid Gold Soul
December 24, 2008
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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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SHIRTLESS OBAMA CAUSES STIR
Barack Obama isn’t the first presidential figure to be photographed shirtless, and likely won’t be the last. He is, however, the most physically-toned U.S. leader since JFK to be caught on camera bare-chested.
But inquiring minds want to know how the photographer from Bauer-Griffin – the same California-based agency who caught Halle Berry on a movie set this month at the precise moment of her wardrobe malfunction – was able to get the exclusive shot despite an army of security surrounding the beach resort where the president-elect is vacationing with his family. Bauer-Griffin co-owner Frank Griffin said his photographer did absolutely nothing wrong. “He had his equipment searched by the secret service and was restricted to a certain area of the beach,” just like the other photographers, “before the president-elect walked into his view about a hundred yards away,” Griffin told CNN. “There was tacit approval that he was able to shoot what he could shoot, it’s a public beach,” Griffin told the Washington Post, adding that his snapper was not asked to leave the public beach from where he spotted Obama.
OBAMA TO USE LINCOLN BIBLE FOR SWEARING IN CEREMONY
The bible touched by President Abraham Lincoln while he was sworn in as the nation’s 16th president will be taken out of its resting place at the Library of Congress and used next month for the inauguration in of our 44th Commander-in-Chief. According to the Associated Press, Barack Obama will be the first president since Lincoln to use that Bible when he is sworn in on Jan. 20. “President-elect Obama is deeply honored that the Library of Congress has made the Lincoln Bible available for use during his swearing-in,” Presidential Inaugural Committee Executive Director Emmett Beliveau said in a statement Tuesday.
HUDSON TO SING DIAMOND SONGS
Jennifer Hudson is scheduled to perform at February’s MusiCares Person of the Year gala honoring music legend Neil Diamond, reports Variety. The Grammy week event could mark the first public appearance of the “Dreamgirls” Oscar winner since the October murders of her mother, brother and nephew in Chicago. Hudson and other scheduled performers – Tim McGraw, Coldplay, Josh Groban and the Foo Fighters – will sing songs from Diamond’s catalog. The show will take place Feb. 6 at the Los Angeles Convention Center. The 51st annual Grammy Awards will be held Feb. 8 at L.A.’s Staples Center. Hudson’s brother-in-law, William Balfour, was charged Dec. 2 with three counts of first-degree murder and one count of home invasion.
HILL HARPER TO STAR IN NEW MOVIE
Image Entertainment will release the award-winning satire “This Is Not A Test,” starring Hill Harper and Tom Arnold, on Jan. 20 via DVD and VOD. Written, directed and produced by Christopher Angel and co-produced by Eric Hayes and Harper, the film tackles the government’s fear campaign to the American people, dealing candidly with the hot-button topics of terrorism, natural disasters, and fear that leads to the question, “Are We Prepared?” Paranoid that terrorists will unleash a nuclear attack on Los Angeles, Carl (Harper) gets caught up in a web of frantic, overzealous preparation that puts a cold-war freeze on his relationship with his beautiful wife, Viv (Robinne Lee). Fueling his hysteria is his new pal and unusual ally Tom Arnold (playing himself), who shares Carl’s obsessive zeal to prepare for the worst. Carl goes as far as constructing a bomb shelter in his basement, making everyone around him feel he has lost his mind. “I was provoked by the government’s bungled response to Katrina and I wondered what would have happened in a city like Los Angeles. I wanted to use humor to spur debate on a serious issue,” says director Christopher Angel.
Dec. 24, 1992: The position of Secretary of Agriculture was awarded to Alphonso Michael “Mike” Espy, making him the first black person to hold this position.
Dec. 25, Jupiter Hammon, a New York slave who was probably the first black poet, published An Evening Thought: Salvation by Christ, with Penitential Cries.
Dec. 26, 1908: Jack Johnson becomes first black world heavyweight champion, defeating Tommy Burns.
Dec. 27, 1892: Livingstone and Biddle College (now Johnson C. Smith) play the first African American intercollegiate football game.
Singer Ricky Martin is 37.
“American Idol” host Ryan Seacrest is 34.
Dec. 25: Singer John Edwards of The Spinners is 64.
Dec. 26: Singer Abdul “Duke” Fakir of the Four Tops is 73.
Dec. 27: Actor John Amos (“Men In Trees,” “The West Wing”) is 69.
Dec. 28: Saxophonist Charles Neville of the Neville Brothers is 70.
Actor Denzel Washington is 54.
Singer John Legend is 30.
Life is certain
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