Solid Gold Soul
December 13, 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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AS REPORTED HERE FIRST, STEVE HARVEY ISN’T LAUGHING NOW
One of black America’s funniest men is embroiled in a messy alimony scandal.
The ex-wife of Steve Harvey, the nationally syndicated radio personality also known as one of ‘The Original Kings of Comedy,’ is crying foul for being duped into signing away her rights to his hefty fortune in a shady divorce deal.
Mary Lee Harvey (pictured right with the comic during happier times) is claiming that she was conned into a quickie separation of marriage devised by the entertainer and his attorney, Ricky Anderson — who allegedly sought to keep private details about the comic’s adultery, poor and neglectful parenting, and “physical and mental abuse” of his ex-spouse.
According to documents made available at TheSmokingGun.com, the former Mrs. Harvey filed a lawsuit on Nov. 20 claiming that she was defrauded by the comedian and the couple’s longtime attorney, who represented both sides in the November 2005 proceedings.Talk about a raw deal.
The result was her being unaware of her rights to independent counsel and being severely shortchanged when it came to alimony, division of community property, and child support – which amounts to a paltry monthly payment of $1,000 for the couple’s son.
Meanwhile Harvey, who hosted the nationally syndicated variety show ‘Showtime at the Apollo’ and fronted other TV shows throughout the years, is living happily ever after with another woman, Majorie Bridges (pictured left in July during the 2007 Essence Music Festival).
The couple reportedly married during a family vacation to Hawaii.
Known to be highly outspoken about a number of subjects, the usually loud and proud member of the Omega Psi Phi black fraternity is surprisingly remaining mum about this dud of an alimony deal.
Elivra Guzman, a former radio station intern turned personal publicist for Harvey, didn’t immediately respond to queries seeking comment from him.
When probed for a response, the flak retorted, “I am very nice person and I show everyone respect … I do not understand why you continue to disrespect me and give me times lines.”
To add injury to insult, she added: “I will simply not work with you if you continue to display this type of attitude.”
Harvey, who is involved with a great and exciting community initiative with Walt Disney World Resorts (Disney Dreamers Academy), should be saying the same thing about her.
QUEEN SAYS IT AIN’T SO
Chicago radio personality Kendra G. of Power 92 says she got a direct answer from Queen Latifah regarding rumors that she planned to announce an engagement to her personal trainer/girlfriend. Latifah reportedly said: “Oh my goodness you guys actually believe that. You can’t believe everything you read…there will be no major announcement made. The only major announcement I have to make is “Merry Christmas.” The Chicago Sun-Times also asked Latifah about the rumored engagement as she worked the red carpet this past weekend. “When you’re famous these days, it’s just part of the deal — unfortunately,” she told the newspaper in denying the claims. “People will make up all sorts of things that are not true. There ain’t gonna be no wedding.” The artist made her comments while attending a premiere screening of her new film “The Perfect Holiday” at the Ice Theater in Chicago. Also walking the red carpet were Latifah’s co-stars Gabrielle Union, Morris Chestnut and Faizon Love. As previously reported, longstanding rumors have suggested that Latifah’s trainer, Jeanette Jenkins, has actually been her girlfriend for the past four years.
GLOVER SUPPORTS JOHN EDWARDS FOR PRESIDENT
Danny Glover is about to hit the big screen in the upcoming film Honeydripper, which opens December 28th. The movie is set in 1950’s Alabama, where Glover — who plays the owner of the Honeydripper juke joint — finds his business dropping off. He ends up hiring a young electric guitarist in a last ditch effort to draw crowds. Glover also happens to be one of the many celebrities who has voiced their support for various presidential hopefuls. The actor says he thinks it’s important to take part and thinks that Oprah Winfrey showing her support for Barack Obama is helpful: “I’ve come out for Senator John Edwards so I think it’s very appropriate. I endorsed Edwards in May of this year. So you have a black man who’s running for president and then you have one of the most powerful people in this nation wanting to come out for him and to give him more leverage. It has to be appropriate because on the one hand what is important is that people begin to listen to what people have to say.”
MORE FROM MARVIN GAYE
The late Marvin Gaye’s 1978 album Here, My Dear, which he wrote about the breakup of his marriage, is being reissued as a double-disc set with special bonus materials on January 15th. The expanded edition package includes remastered tracks from the original album on one disc, plus a new mix of “Ain’t It Funny (How Things Turn Around” by funkmaster Bootsy Collins. Also, Temptations co-founder Otis Williams says that pop stars today may know how to sing, but they lack the tools to enjoy a long and varied career as an entertainer.
In 1870, Joseph Hayne Rainey is the first black elected to Congress to represent South Carolina.
In 1899, African-American George F. Grant, a dentist and avid golfer, receives a patent for a wooden golf tee.
In 1911, The home-run king of the Negro Baseball League, Josh Gibson, is born.
In 1938, U.S. Supreme Court rules in Missouri that a state must provide equal educational facilities for blacks within its boundaries. .
In 1961, More than 700 demonstrators, including Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr., are arrested in Albany, Georgia, in five mass marches on City Hall to protest segregation. The arrests triggered the militant Albany movement.
In 1963, Kenya proclaims independence.
In 1969, the “Going In Circles” single by Friends Of Distinction is certified gold.
In 1969, the Hot Buttered Soul album by Isaac Hayes is certified gold.
In 1970, “The Tears Of A Clown” by Smokey Robinson & the Miracles peaks at Number One on the pop singles chart.
In 1971, Filming begins on Diana Ross’s Lady Sings The Blues movie.
In 1972, the Greatest Hits On Earth album by the Fifth Dimension is certified gold.
In 1975, The National Association Of Black Journalists is founded.
In 1980, The Wanderer album by Donna Summer is certified gold.
In 1981, Singer Smokey Robinson is honored on an American Bandstand special.
In 1983, “All Night Long” by Lionel Richie is certified gold, on the same day that his Can’t Slow Down album is certified gold and platinum.
In 1983, the Cold Blooded album by Rick James is certified gold.
In 1985, Dionne Warwick celebrates her 45th birthday by receiving a star on the Hollywood Walk Of Fame.
In 1988, the Giving You The Best That I Got album by Anita Baker is certified gold, platinum, and double platinum.
In 1989, “Back To Life” by Soul II Soul is certified platinum.
In 1990, the Exposure video by Expose is certified gold.
In 1995, Willie Brown defeats incumbent Frank Jordan to become the first African-American mayor of San Francisco.
In 2000, Xzibit’s album Restless is released.
In 2000, Cypress Hill’s Live At The Fillmore is released.
Sheila E., drummer and percussionist, 50
Dionne Warwick, R&B and pop singer, 67
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