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Solid Gold Soul

Sept. 6, 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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HALLE BERRY PREGNANT??

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TMZ.com is reporting that Halle Berry, currently dating model Gabriel Aubrey, is three months pregnant with her first child. According to the Web site, producers on her upcoming Lionsgate film “Tulia” canceled plans to begin shooting in October because their lead actress, 41, will be showing. As previously reported, the film stars Berry and Billy Bob Thornton in the true story of a racial profiling scandal in Tulia, Texas. The John Singleton-directed movie was due to arrive in theaters next year.

DENZEL’S SON JD CUT FROM THE RAMS

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J.D. Washington, the football-playing son of Academy Award-winning actor Denzel Washington, was one of 11 players cut by the St. Louis Rams over the weekend. The former Morehouse College standout wasn’t considered an NFL prospect, but he was invited to the Rams’ training camp in 2006 and made a good enough impression to earn a spot on the practice squad last year. The Rams allocated him to the Hamburg Sea Devils of NFL Europa this spring. He gained just three yards on his five preseason carries this year. Meanwhile, his father’s means of employment is still intact. Denzel’s new film, “American Gangster,” will arrive in theaters November 2.

SOUNDS OF BLACKNESS KINDS AND QUEENS ON SALE AT BEST BUY

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When I recently spoke with Gary Hines, Sounds of Blackness founder, he was literally jumping out of skin with excitement over the Sounds, Kings and Queens project. We bumped into each other at the Khalid El Amin Celebrity Basketball Fundraising event at the Minneapolis target Center. Hines says the CD is a tribute to those artists who pioneered R and B. He talked at length about of of his favoritie tracks, Power to the People, originally released by the Chi-lites. The CD is being sold exclusively at Best Buy. Twin Citians are being treated to a special performance at Sabathini Community Center this week. The rest of the country will have a chance to hear Hines talk about the new project on the Tom Joyner Morning Show. You can also listen to selected clips at the Sounds of Blackness Myspace spot. Just go to the Myspace link here and you’ll see that Gary Hines is saved on my friends list. Thanks for the add!

NEW YORK POLICE STOP LIL KIM

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Lil’ Kim drew a crowd of lookiloos on Manhattan’s West Side Thursday after she was stopped by police for driving a Lamborghini without license plates. The 33-year-old, born Kimberly Denise Jones, was pulled over at about 6 p.m. as she drove into a gas station at 50th Street and 11th Avenue, reports the New York Post. Cops soon discovered that she was also driving without a license. According to TMZ.com, Kim told police that she was licensed to drive in New Jersey but simply forgot to bring the license with her. But Kim, in fact, is not licensed to drive anywhere, the Web site reported. Kim also told police that she had just received the Lamborghini as a gift from her “boyfriend,” who had it shipped brand new and plate-free on a flatbed from California to NYC, TMZ reports. The car did have a temporary out-of-state registration, and she reportedly tried to convince officers that cars in Cali don’t need to display license plates. A source told TMZ that Kim stayed calm as police were questioning her, but when the paparazzi showed up, she flipped out. “She became belligerent, loud and obnoxious. She proclaimed that if she was the average person, this wouldn’t have been a problem,” said the source. Kim’s lawyer, Bernie Jackson, eventually came to the rescue and drove Kim home in the Lambo – but not before the rapper took time to pose for pictures with fans and sign autographs.

LUTHER VANDROSS BOXED SET ON THE WAY

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Luther Vandross fanatics can circle Oct. 16th on the calendar. On that Tuesday, Epic/J/Legacy will release a four-disc boxed set, “Love, Luther,” that features all of his hits as well as rare and previously-unreleased material recorded throughout his 24-year career. Included are the late singer’s 1981 demos for “Ready for Love” and “If You Can’t Dance” and versions of “There’s Only You,” “So Amazing” and “Anyone Who Had a Heart” recorded during a rehearsal at a Montserrat studio in June 1986, reports Billboard.com. “There’s Only You,” the first new Vandross single since his death in 2005, will be shipped to Urban AC and Smooth Jazz radio in the coming weeks. With extensive liner notes from writer Ernest Hardy, “Love, Luther” runs roughly in chronological order, beginning with such early hits as “Never Too Much” and “If this World Were Mine.” Disc two includes his hits “Stop To Love,” the Gregory Hines duet “There’s Nothing Better Than Love” and Vandross’ signature song, “Here and Now.” Disc three features some pre-fame appearances with the groups Luther and Charme, plus ’90s-era hits like the Mariah Carey duet “Endless Love,” “Power of Love/Love Power” and “Don’t Want To Be a Fool.” The last disc contains live recordings, a pairing with Frank Sinatra on “The Lady Is a Tramp” from the latter’s 1993 album “Duets” and Vandross’ last big R&B hit, 2001’s “Take You Out.”

LOOK WHO RIHANNA IS DATING

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Even though she’s denying it, the gossip rags have been reporting on a supposed romance between 19-year-old singer Rihanna and Shia LeBeouf, the 21-year-old actor whose recent films include “Transformers,” “Disturbia” and the forthcoming “Indiana Jones 4.” Janet Charlton reported that the camera-shy film star recently broke off a three year relationship last spring and claimed he was “too busy” for romance. However, “he wasn’t too busy when Rihanna came along,” Charlton wrote in her column. “Shia has been filming ‘Indiana Jones 4’ and he and Rihanna are the talk of the set,” Charlton continued. “Tuesday night when Buzzfoto spotted them on a two hour date (with strawberries for dessert) at [Los Angeles restaurant] Kate Mantilini, all was confirmed. “Shia freaked and ran away, but Rihanna calmly posed for [a photo]. They made a quick getaway in his new pickup truck.”

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1865: Bowie State College is established in Bowie, MD.

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Singer Merald “Bubba” Knight of Gladys Knight and the Pips is 65.
Bassist Ronald LaPread (the Commodores) is 57.
Actress Khandi Alexander (“ER,” “NewsRadio”) is 50.
Actor-comedian Damon Wayans is 47.
Singer Beyonce Knowles (Destiny’s Child) is 26.

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Everything works out well
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Freddie Bell
PO Box 390521
Minneapolis, MN 55439
fbellsolidgoldsoul@gmail.com
888-639-9738

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