Solid Gold Soul

December 21, 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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Reports are indicating that Beyonce Knowles and Rapper Jay-Z were married today in a fairly secret ceremony. Details were sketchy at press time. Insiders say the pair tatooed wedding symbols on thier ring fingers rather than opting for the traditional wedding bands. More details to come.



The new NBC reality show, Clash Of The Choirs selects a winner tonight. 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 and wraps tonight.



Denzel Washington has donated $1 million to Wiley College for the resurrection of its historic debate team, the Associated Press reports.

In his new film “The Great Debaters,” Washington plays real life professor Melvin Tolson, who coached Wiley’s elite debate team to the national championships in 1935.

The squad eventually died out in the following decades, but Washington’s gift will help get the program back on its feet. He expressed a desire to see the team rebuilt during a visit to the town last week.

Meanwhile, the two-time Academy Award winner and recent Golden Globe nominee opens up about his red-hot career, his deeply held religious beliefs, his philosophy about today’s children, “The Great Debaters” and his commitment to making the world a better place on a new episode of “TV One on One” to air Dec. 23 at 8 p.m.

Washington tells host Cathy Hughes that “The Great Debaters” reinforces the fact that all young people need someone who will inspire and challenge them – something today’s kids don’t have.

“I don’t blame anything that children are doing now,” he says. “We’re the ones that dropped the ball. We’re the ones that said, ‘Oh, it’s about me…the Me Generation, and I’m going to go off and do what I want to do — what’s best for me.’ We have dropped the ball, and they are the result.”

This Denzel Washington episode of “TV One on One” repeats on Dec. 23 at 11 p.m., Monday, Dec. 24 at 8 a.m., Tuesday, Dec. 25 at 1 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 27 at 10 a.m., Friday, Dec. 28 at 2 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 29 at 6 a.m. and Sunday, Dec. 30 at 2 p.m.



The New York Post is reporting that Tina Turner has written an autobiographical musical titled “Simply the Best,” which will follow her rise to fame, the abuse suffered under ex-husband Ike Turner and her belief that he is the reincarnation of the tyrannical Egyptian pharaoh Thutmose III.

As the Post puts it: “Simply the Best” portrays Ike Turner as a gun-wielding, cocaine-sniffing, wife-beating monster whose signature line is: “That b*tch will taste my wrath like it’s her own saliva!”

The musical is aiming for London production next year before heading to Broadway, the Post reports. It will feature music from Tina Turner’s back catalog to narrate her journey from Nutbush, Tenn. to superstardom. Among the songs in the show are “Nutbush City Limits,” “I Can’t Stand the Rain,” “Let’s Stay Together,” “Private Dancer” and “What’s Love Got To Do With It?”

The Post reports: “A top-secret workshop of the musical was staged a year ago in London. No auditions were held. Theater agents received discreet phone calls inviting their clients to take part in a ‘rehearsed reading of a new musical.’

“The actors got the script the day before the reading. When they arrived at a dingy rehearsal studio in southeast London, they were shocked to find Turner, in full-diva regalia, there to greet them.”

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Allen University, Benedict College and LeMoyne-Owen College established.

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Singer JoJo is 17.

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God will take care of you.
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