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Sept., 1st-5th 2007

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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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The love fest between Oprah Winfrey and David Letterman will continue next month at New York’s Madison Square Garden, where the daytime and nighttime TV titans will meet face to face once again. Letterman, who rarely appears on other talk shows, has agreed to be a guest on The Oprah Winfrey Show during its week of broadcasts from New York City. The visit, to be taped on Sept. 10 and aired live in some markets, follows Winfrey’s 2005 appearance on The Late Show with David Letterman to promote the Broadway opening of her musical, The Color Purple. Letterman had often joked about Winfrey throughout the years, and in 2003, Winfrey told Time magazine she wouldn’t appear with Letterman because she had been “completely uncomfortable” as the butt of his jokes. When Winfrey appeared on Letterman’s show two years ago, she told him, “I want you to know, it’s really over, whatever you thought was happening. There’s only peace and love.” In early 2006, both Winfrey and Letterman spoofed their reunion in a promo for the Late Show that aired during the Super Bowl.



Rapper The Game and producer Timbaland are being sued for copyright infringement by an India-based recording company that claims one of its tracks was sampled without permission. Saregama India says it owns the copyrights to a song that was sampled in The Game’s song Put You on the Game, produced by Timbaland and Nate “Danjahandz” Hills for the rapper’s 2005 debut album, The Documentary. Filed in Manhattan Federal Court, the lawsuit also names Interscope, Universal Music Group, Aftermath Entertainment, G-Unit Records, Czar Entertainment, Timbaland’s Virginia Beach Music and The Game’s Black Wall Street imprint as defendants. Saregama India, formerly known as The Gramophone Company of India, is one of the area’s largest recording companies and owns nearly 50% of all the music ever recorded in the country. The company is seeking an undisclosed amount.



Forest Whitaker has landed a role opposite Jude Law and Brazilian actress Alice Braga in the futuristic thriller “Repossession Mambo.” Based on the novel by Eric Garcia, the film is set in the near future when artificial organs can be bought on credit with one catch if the buyer defaults on payment, it will result in a fatal repossession. Law’s character, himself made up of artificial organs, is a repo man who reclaims organs when their recipients cannot make the payments. When he struggles to pay off his new heart, he becomes one of the people he used to hunt down and must go on the run with Braga’s character, who is also down on her luck. The Universal Pictures project is slated to begin Oct. 15 in Toronto. Whitaker will next be seen in The Air I Breathe, Vantage Point and Ripple Effect. He’s currently working on The Great Debaters and Night Watch.



Actress Nicole Ari Parker has booked a big-screen role as the separated wife of Eddie Murphy in the upcoming comedy, Nowhereland. Murphy plays the role of Evan, a man whose fascination with their 6-year-old daughter’s imaginary world helps him solve his work problems. Parker’s character cannot understand his fixation. Comedic actor DeRay Davis also joins the cast as Evan’s longtime friend, a therapist who believes that all Evan needs to overcome his troubles is a good cry. Veteran actor Ronny Cox will play the no-nonsense capital fund group boss who suspects Evan of insider trading but looks the other way as long as the money keeps rolling in. Thomas Haden Church (“Spider-Man 3”) also stars as Murphy’s ruthless co-worker. Parker next stars opposite Martin Lawrence in “The Better Man,” due in theaters in February. Davis stars opposite Will Ferrell and Andre Benjamin in the upcoming New Line Cinema comedy “Semi-Pro.”



Tennis superstar Serena Williams, currently moving through the U.S. Open in New York, has debuted this week in a new ad campaign for Hewlett-Packard, dubbed “The Computer Is Personal Again.” The commercial features Williams explaining how HP PCs have made her hectic life easier as she whips through various images from her computer hard drive.



One hour after Good Morning America co-anchor Robin Roberts announced on the air that she had been diagnosed with breast cancer, a call of support came in from Elizabeth Edwards who is also battling the disease. “That conversation was so enlightening, so comforting, her words, her experiences, the fact that she took the time,” Roberts told People magazine. “She knew how difficult it was to make it public.” Addressing a group of cancer survivors and activists at a fundraiser in Biloxi, Miss. on Wednesday, Roberts said her July 31 announcement to GMA viewers regarding her condition was like the weight of the world was lifted. “The worst days were the days before I made the announcement because people were writing and saying ‘something is wrong.’ But once I made the announcement it was like, I’m not hiding anymore,” said Roberts, 46. After undergoing surgery on Aug. 3, Roberts and her doctors are now deciding on the best course of further treatment, which she expects to begin in mid-September. In the meantime, she continues a full work load and has been in the Gulf Coast region reporting on the two-year anniversary of Hurricane Katrina. “It was therapeutic for me to put my focus on something else,” she told People.



I’ve been holding back this story because it’s so disturbing. After some thought, it’s a reminder that our spiritual food doesn’t come through man but through the power that sustains us. In this light, read the following.

Last Wednesday, WAGA Fox 5 in Atlanta broke news of the domestic incident between Prophetess Juanita Bynum, 48, and her husband, Bishop Thomas Weeks III, 40. The couple, who are reportedly separated, had apparently met at Renaissance Hotel near Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson Airport to talk about reconciliation when the meeting took a turn for the worse. According to police reports, Bynum was “savagely beaten” by Weeks, who “choked her, pushed her down, kicked her and stomped her in the Renaissance parking lot.” A hotel bellman pulled Weeks off Bynum, according to Officer Ronald Campbell, who confirmed that Weeks will be charged with aggravated assault and terroristic threats. News of the domestic crime shocked most in the Christian community and has become a highly trafficked story for online portals as well. Unfortunately, many in the know had heard rumblings of similar incidents between the couple over the last year or so. This columnist received information from an employee of a Ritz Carlton Hotel (city name withheld) where the couple once stayed prior to this incident. The tipster shared that the couple had gotten into a physical altercation and police were called, however they asked the authorities to leave and said they were fine.

Attendees of Bynum’s early August four-day Women on the Front Line conference in Orlando, Fla. said that Weeks attended the empowerment session but unlike Bynum’s previous functions, he only appeared for one day and participated minimally in services. However, Bynum apparently gave a grand introduction for Week’s father, Bishop Thomas Wesley Weeks, while only politely acknowledged her husband.

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1979: Donald McHenry was named to succeed Andrew Young as UN ambassador.
1867: The first black person to graduate from Harvard Dental School is Robert T Freeman.
1966: Professional baseball player, Frank Robinson, was named MVP of the American League.
1783: Richard Allen, founder of the AME Church, purchases his freedom with his earnings as a self-employed teamster.

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Keyboardist Larry Waddell of Mint Condition is 44.
Actor Chris Tucker (“Rush Hour”) is 35.
Singer Archie Bell of Archie Bell and the Drells is 63.
Drummer Greg Errico of Sly and the Family Stone is 61.
Jazz saxophonist Boney James is 46.
Actor Ricardo Antonio Chavira (“Desperate Housewives”) is 36.
Jazz pianist Horace Silver is 79.
Singer Sam Gooden of the Impressions is 68.
Singer Rosalind Ashford of Martha and the Vandellas is 64.
Singer K-Ci of K-Ci and JoJo is 38.
Drummer Donald Brewer of Grand Funk Railroad is 59.

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It’s just a matter of time.
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Freddie Bell
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Minneapolis, MN 55439


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