Solid Gold Soul

January 3, 2008

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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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According to People Magazine, Eddie Murphy and Tracey Edmonds were married on New Year’s Day on a private island off Bora Bora in French Polynesia in front of 25 friends and family. You heard about thier engagement in this space back in July. In a sunset ceremony on the beach Tuesday, Edmonds walked barefoot down the aisle to Gladys Knight’s “Makings of You” says people. The bride wore a custom-designed form-fitting dress by stylist and designer Sugia Nazel and Jill Baracci, designer and owner of Baracci boutique. Murphy wore a cream suit and vest with an off-white handkerchief. Among the guests were best man Johnny Gill, maid of honor Nicole Avant, matron of honor Julie Lev, as well as Edmonds’s parents Jacqueline and George McQuarn, her brother Michael, Murphy’s mother Lillian Lynch and his brother Vernon. The marriage is the second for both the bride and groom. Edmonds and music producer Kenneth “Babyface” Edmonds divorced after 13 years of marriage. They have two sons. Murphy has five children with his ex-wife, Nicole, and one with former girlfriend Melanie “Scary Spice” Brown. Eddie Murphy and girlfriend Tracey Edmonds got engaged on Wednesday, July 25th. OK! magazine first reported the news after spotting an engagement ring on Edmonds’ finger at the premiere of Who’s Your Caddy. A representative of Edmonds then confirmed for People magazine that, “Tracey and Eddie are both very much in love and are excited about spending the rest of their lives together.” Murphy began dating Edmonds in October of 2006 following a months-long relationship with Mel B. of the Spice Girls. Murphy left Mel in October prior to her announcement that she was pregnant. At first Murphy denied paternity, but a court- ordered DNA test proved him to be the father. Murphy was married to first wife Nicole Mitchell for 12 years. The two were divorced in 2006.



Not so much by his achievements as he ran away with The Associated Press NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year voting the same way he surged past opposing tacklers this season. What has gotten the attention of the Minnesota Vikings running back is who he joins as winners of the award. “It’s a great honor to join a list with names like those,” Peterson said Wednesday when told that Jim Brown, Emmitt Smith, Eric Dickerson and Billy Sims also won the award. “They are guys that I looked up to growing up. It’s a goal that I set before the year started, to win rookie of the year, so it feels great to accomplish that.” Peterson, who set the league mark for rushing in a game with 296 yards in a 35-17 victory over San Diego, also had a 224-yarder in a win against Chicago. The key to Minnesota’s improvement to an 8-8 record this season, he led the NFC with 1,341 yards rushing, second only to San Diego’s LaDainian Tomlinson in the league. His 78 points on 13 touchdowns were second in the conference.

Those numbers, compiled in 14 games, and his overall impact — the Vikings struggled to pass the ball, yet were in the wild-card race until the final game — earned Peterson 46 1/2 votes Wednesday from a nationwide panel of 50 media members who regularly cover the NFL. Cleveland tackle Joe Thomas was the only other player receiving votes, 3 1/2.


judge_judy.jpg is reporting that a former producer on the court show “Judge Judy” says he was fired after complaining about a supervisor’s order to halt the booking of black litigants. A lawsuit, filed in L.A. County Superior Court by former Senior Producer Jonathan Sebastien, alleges that Randy Douthit — a supervisor — told staffers: “We’re not doing any more black shows,” and “I don’t want to hear black people arguing.” Sebastien says Douthit ordered show producers to book “white upscale, pretty people” for “Judge Judy,” and to send black litigants to the “Judge Joe Brown” show, which is produced by the same company. After objecting to the mandate, Sebastien claims his boss “berated and mocked him,” and fired him on March 30. He is seeking unspecified damages from the show and CBS Paramount. Judge Judy Sheindlin herself is not named as a defendant. A rep for CBS Paramount tells TMZ, “CBS Paramount does not comment on pending litigation.” A staffer from “Judge Judy” — who did not want to be identified — says the suit has “no merit” and that the claims are being being made by “a disgruntled former employee who was fired for cause.”



Word in the Trekkie blogosphere is that filmmaker Tyler Perry has a plum part in director J.J. Abrams’ upcoming remake of the film “Star Trek,” marking the first time he has participated in a movie outside of his own written and produced projects. Movie blog UGO broke the news that Perry filmed a scene several weeks ago as the head of Starfleet Academy who will oversee an academic hearing regarding Cadet James T. Kirk (Chris Pine) and his cheating in the Kobiyashi Maru simulation (an event referenced previously in “Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan”). Kirk, facing expulsion from the Academy, apparently demands to know who accused him of cheating. That person is Spock (Zachary Quinto) and this is where they apparently meet for the first time.



The estate of late entertainer Rick James has settled its lawsuit against a music publishing company for allegedly profiting from the illegal license of his tunes. The agreement, announced in court Thursday, avoids a trial that was scheduled for Jan. 7 and disputed the licensing of the funk legend’s biggest hits – with the exception of his signature smash “Super Freak.” The lawsuit accused California-based Brooklyn Music Publishing Group Inc. of collecting money from European music publishers and making new foreign deals without authority, reports the Associated Press. The damages sought were not specified, and the terms of the settlement were not disclosed in court documents. James died of heart failure in 2004. He was 56.

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1800: Antislavery petition from free blacks of Philadelphia presented to Congress
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Actor Cuba Gooding Jr. is 40. Actor Taye Diggs is 37.

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Believe the very best for your life
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