Solid Gold Soul

December 18, 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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R&B singer Kelis is known for being really sultry, and soon her fans may get to see just how sexy she is for themselves. According to 50 Cent, there’s a sextape featuring the R&B singer somewhere and he was approached about potentially purchasing the footage.

During the rapper’s G-Unit Radio satellite show, 50 Cent told DJ Whookid, “I told you somebody called me, trying to sell me a tape of Kelis. I don’t have issues with Nas to the point where I want to do that to him. I think he’s a sucker sometimes, like the decisions that he makes are sucker moves.”

50 Cent was a former protege of Nas’ until the two men fell out in 2003.

In related news, Kelis is currently between recording contracts as she and Jive Records decided to sever ties this fall.



Will Smith’s new movie I Am Legend brought in more than $76 million in its first weekend of release, making it the actor’s seventh straight film to debut at Number One. In the film, Smith plays Robert Neville, possibly the last remaining man in the world after a manmade virus turns the population into mutated carnivorous beings. Neville spends the film searching for other survivors while at the same time trying to stay alive.

Smith told us the level of care the filmmakers took when making I Am Legend is what sets it apart from other movies in the genre: “You generally don’t see science fiction movies with this level of care. Right? It’s usually, it’s a science fiction movie, you put the stuff in there. It’s cool, you add some special effects and you move on. But just the level of care and concern that was taken to the character and to the idea and to really search for the reality of the situation.”

Industry experts had predicted a $40 million opening weekend for I Am Legend. Despite harsh weather in most of the country, the film’s weekend tally makes it the highest opening weekend for a December release in movie history.


I Am Legend – $76.5 million.
Alvin and the Chipmunks – $45 million.
The Golden Compass – $9 million.
Enchanted – $6 million.
No Country for Old Men – $3 million.
The Perfect Holiday – $2.97 million.
Fred Claus – $2.3 million.
This Christmas – $2.3 million.
Atonement – $1.85 million.
August Rush – $1.8 million.



A Los Angeles Supreme Court Judge issued Michael Jackson a court order on Wednesday (December 12th) giving him 25 days to turn over financial information to a law firm which had won a $256,000 judgment against him in July. reported that Jackson also had the option of paying the judgment in full rather than revealing his financial records to the firm of Ayscough & Marar, whom he employed during his 2005 child molestation trial to obtain court orders “to block information from being publicly released and delaying discovery in several civil cases.”



Ike Turner’s widow Jeanette Turner says that after all these years, Ike’s former wife Tina Turner should forgive him.

The New Musical Express reported that Jeanette Turner said that despite the years of physical abuse that Tina suffered at the hands of Ike, his death on December 12th at the age of 76 should lead to Tina making peace with him, explaining “I know that she was hurt. But there’s something called forgiveness and I know Ike really forgave himself, which is really hard to do… I’m not defending what he did. I’m not saying he didn’t do what he did when he was with Tina or me. But he was a human being. And being all of that, he’s still a childlike person — pure and a good person always willing to help people.”

Jeanette told Eurweb, “He was a human being and he helped Tina… he helped a lot of people.”

Tina Turner has declined to make a public statement on Ike’s death. A representative issued the following statement: “Tina hasn’t had any contact with Ike for more than 35 years. No further comment will be made.” reported that Turner had finished eating breakfast on December 12th at his San Marcos, California home and laid down. He was unresponsive when bandmembers tried to awaken him. Paramedics appeared on the scene at around 11 am and tried unsuccessfully to resuscitate him with CPR.

Although no cause of death has been announced, Turner had reportedly been suffering from emphysema for years.

There will be a public viewing of Turner’s body on December 20th in Los Angeles at the Angelus Funeral Home. The next day a public funeral will be held at the Greater Bethany Community Church City of Refuge in Gardena, California. Turner’s friends Little Richard and Solomon Burke will speak at the service.



The new NBC reality show, Clash Of The Choirs, debuts (Monday, December 17th) at 8 p.m. ET. The show pits country star Blake Shelton, pop singer Nick Lachey, R&B legend Patti LaBelle, pop veteran Michael Bolton, and former Destiny’s Child member Kelly Rowland against each other as each attempts to put together a winning choir from their respective hometowns.

Michael Bolton said that the show isn’t so much about rivalry as it is about being demanding of their choirs: “I don’t think anybody, at least I haven’t heard anybody, any negative talk going on, as much as you know everybody involved better be confident, and they better expect that their choir’s gonna have to perform on a certain level. I know how Patti and I are when it comes to walking into a studio or getting in front of an audience — we’re prepared.”

Bolton says that working with Patti LaBelle raised the bar as far as how hard everyone would have to work: “Well, when I started looking over the song list, and thinking about who was doing what, I thought, and I actually said this to everybody, ‘Patti is gonna be demanding excellence from her choir. She’s not gonna go in there and say, “Oh yeah, I got a couple hours here and a couple hours there.'” It’s gonna have to be so strong for her to show up and do this. So that raised the bar to me, just because of my own personal experience and my respect for her.”

Patti LaBelle jokes about one TV commercial featuring her saying she was going to win: “I saw this piece on last night, you know, advertising the show, and it was a piece that I said, I said ‘I know I’m gonna win.’ Now, that’s not good to say that, suppose I don’t win I’m gonna look like a fool! (laughs) I don’t know, I know out of the five of us somebody has to win.”

Clash Of The Choirs airs live from New York City for the next three nights, wrapping up on Thursday (December 20th).



The Philadelphia Inquirer is reporting that Al Sharpton was caught on tape in 2003 offering to help a fund-raiser win a multimillion-dollar business deal in exchange for helping him raise $50,000 for his presidential campaign.

FBI agents tapping White’s phones in 2003 recorded more than 20 conversations between Sharpton and Philadelphia fund-raiser Ronald A. White, most of them related to fund-raising for the presidential campaign and an effort to secure a $40 million pension-fund deal in New York.

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In 1663 Queen Nzingha of Angola dies at the age of 81. Belonging to the ethnic group known as the Jugas, Nzingha leads the stiffest opposition to European dominion in Africa’s interior, winning battle after battle against the Portuguese.
In 1760, Deborah Sampson Gannett, who disguises herself as a man in order to fight in the Revolutionary War, is born in Plymouth, Virginia.
In 1939, Eddie Kendricks is born in Union Springs, Alabama. He becomes one of the original members of the Motown group the Temptations.
In 1957, The Nat King Cole Show last airs on NBC.
In 1971, Congressman Charles Diggs, Jr. resigns from the U.S. Delegation to the UN in protest of the Nixon Administration’s African policies.
In 1973, “Show & Tell” single by Al Wilson is certified gold.
In 1976, Wild Cherry album by Wild Cherry is certified platinum.
In 1982, Gap Band IV album by the Gap Band is certified platinum.
In 1984, Run-D.M.C. album by Run-D.M.C. is certified gold.
In 1990, “Wiggle It” single by 2 In A Room is certified gold.
In 1992, Cooleyhighharmony album by Boyz II Men is certified five times platinum.
In 1992, Prince & the New Power Generation album by Prince & the New Power Generation is certified gold and platinum.
In 1993, “Again” single by Janet Jackson is certified gold and platinum.
In 1993, Janet album by Janet Jackson is certified five times platinum.
In 1993, a St. Louis radio station drops Michael Jackson from its playlist, saying music by the pop star and alleged child molester was “inappropriate” considering the holiday season.
In 1994, “Here Comes The Hotstepper” by Ini Kamoze peaks at Number One on the pop singles chart.
In 1997, “Show Me Love” single by Robyn was certified gold.
In 1999, Willennium album by Will Smith is certified double platinum.
In 2002, Nas releases his album God’s Son.
In 2003, Nas surrenders himself to New York City police on charges that he allegedly threw a bottle at an unidentified man during a fight on December 10th at the Ciclo nightclub in Manhattan.

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Jaimee Foxworth, actress and former porn star (Family Matters), 28

Ernie Hudson, actor (Ghostbusters, Oz), 62

Sean Patrick Thomas, actor (Barbershop, Save The Last Dance), 37

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It’s a new horizon.

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Minneapolis, MN 55439