Solid Gold Soul

January 30, 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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Terrell Owens should set aside part of his roster bonus from Dallas to pay his old team a debt. An arbitrator ruled in favor of the Philadelphia Eagles last Friday on a grievance that was filed by the NFL players’ union on Owens’ behalf in 2005. A team spokesman said the Eagles would not comment. Owens’ agent, Drew Rosenhaus, did not return a phone message. The union disputed the Eagles’ effort to recover $1.725 million of the $2.3 million signing bonus the team paid the wide receiver when it signed him to a seven-year, $48.97 million deal in 2004. Owens was kicked off the team seven games into the 2005 season for a series of infractions, including repeated criticism of quarterback Donovan McNabb and lashing out against management. He was suspended four games without pay and the team withheld his final five paychecks, totaling $955,880. That means Owens still owes the Eagles $769,120. Cowboys owner Jerry Jones said this month he plans to pay Owens a $3 million roster bonus, so the All-Pro should have some extra cash to pay the Eagles. The Philadelphia Inquirer, citing a league source, first reported arbitrator Shyam Das ruled against Owens. An NFL spokesman confirmed the report to The Associated Press.



Singer and budding actor Chris Brown is reportedly dating fellow teen singer Rihanna. The two have been spotted out and about in public a few times by the media and have appeared in photos together. The New York Daily News reported that Brown and the “Umbrella” singer were seen together visiting Barneys in New York City following Brown’s performance last Wednesday (January 23rd) night at the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey. Brown was previously quoted as having a crush on the Barbados beauty, while Rihanna has been linked with several celebrities over the past year, including actors Shia LeBouef and Josh Hartnett. Brown, who is continuing a national tour, is promoting his sophomore set Exclusive, featuring the single “With You.” He is also featured in the February issue of Men’s Health to discuss men’s fashion. Rihanna was recently named among Us Magazine’s list of Ten Most Powerful Girls in Hollywood as a “hitmaker.” She has a number of Grammy Award nominations this year, with three for her tune “Umbrella” and one for her duet with Ne-Yo, “Hate That I Love You.”



Jennifer Lopez is among the latest celebrities who make an appearance in a new series of portraits at Disney’s parks The images are part of Disney’s “Dream Portrait Series,” created by photographer Annie Leibovitz. Lopez is pictured as Princess Jasmine, and her husband, Marc Anthony, is Aladdin. They are seen soaring through the Arabian night with Whoopi Goldberg playing the Genie who pushes them among the stars. The scene from Aladdin is called “Where a whole new world awaits.” Lopez loved taking part in the shoot. She said, “It’s unbelievable…a modern princess and the guy with the flying carpet…and the idea of maybe in the future my children seeing me and Marc as Jasmine and Aladdin…I think that would be pretty cool.” Since January 2007, Leibovitz has featured several celebrities in the portrait series, including Beyonce, David Beckham, Scarlett Johansson and Rachel Weisz in scenes playing out their Disney fantasies. Lopez and Anthony are expecting their first baby together this year.



Rapper Lil Wayne was arrested last week in Yuma, Arizona, and charged with felony possession of a narcotic for sale, possession of dangerous drugs, and possession of drug paraphernalia. The charges stem from an arrest on January 22nd at a U.S. border patrol checkpoint. A canine unit helped to discover three ounces of marijuana, over an ounce of cocaine and over an ounce of Ecstasy on the rapper’s tour bus. The rapper was later released on $10,185 bail. Lil Wayne was right back on the road touring after his arrest and over the weekend he told a Virginia crowd that going to rehab is out of the question.



Paula Abdul received mixed reviews after taping a performance set to air during the upcoming Super Bowl. Fans told that the American Idol judge made them wait up to six hours to catch a glimpse of her dance moves after reportedly suffering a routine “meltdown.” Although some praised the routine, others were so peeved by the unnecessary delay that they swore off American Idol forever. Fans were in agreement that Abdul lip synched the premiere performance of “Dance Like There’s No Tomorrow,” her new single off fellow Idol judge Randy Jackson’s upcoming album. Despite the absence of live vocals, one fan said the former Laker Girl “danced her little ass off” after being lifted and flung into the air by five men. She opened with a clip of her 1990’s hit “Forever Your Girl” before launching into a “fabulous” performance of the new single. Fans who stayed long enough to witness Paula in action assured that Abdul’s comeback is definitely going to be a success.
Ryan Seacrest, Paula Abdul and Randy Jackson will take part in the first-ever Super Bowl red carpet pregame. They’ll get things going on Sunday (February 3rd), at 2 p.m. ET, interviewing celebrities attending the big game in Glendale, Arizona. Abdul is expected to give a rare musical performance, singing her new song “Dance Like There’s No Tomorrow.” Her fellow American Idol judge, Jackson, is expected to dance along to the single as part of a pre-taped segment.

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1908, The Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, which was founded at Cornell University in 1906, was incorporated.
1913, Black Americans celebrated the 50th anniversary of The Emancipation Proclamation. Major celebrations were held at Jackson, Mississippi; New Orleans; and Nashville. Three states — Pennsylvania, New York, and New Jersey — appropriated money for official celebrations of the event.
1913, The Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, which was founded at Howard University in 1908, was incorporated.
1926, Violette Neatley Anderson became the first African-American woman admitted to practice before the U.S. Supreme Court.
1966, Charles Mahoney, the first black American delegate to the United Nations, died.
1966, “Don’t Mess With Bill” by the Marvelettes entered the Top 40 chart.
1966, “My World Is Empty Without You” by the Supremes entered the Top 40 chart.
1977, “Don’t Leave Me This Way” by Thelma Houston entered the Top 40 chart.
1977, “Car Wash” by Rose Royce peaked at Number One on the pop chart. The song is the theme to the 1976 comedy of the same name.
1977, “Dazz” by Brick peaked at Number Three on the pop chart.
1977, “Hot Line” by the Sylvers peaked at Number Five on the pop chart.
1977, “Open Sesame – Part 1” by Kool & the Gang peaked at Number 55 on the pop chart.
1977, “Saturday Nite” by Earth, Wind & Fire peaked at Number 21 on the pop chart.
1981, Jazz drummer William R. “Cozy” Cole died. His recording of “Topsy” became the only drum solo to sell more than one million records.
1983, “Billie Jean” by Michael Jackson entered the Top 40 chart.
1983, “Sexual Healing” by Marvin Gaye peaked at Number Three on the pop chart.
1983, “Bad Boy” by Ray Parker, Jr. peaked at Number 35 on the pop chart.
1987, Exposure by Expose was released.
1990, Capitol Collectors Series by Nat “King” Cole was released.
1991, South African President Nelson Mandela and Chief Mangosuthu Buthelezi held the first talks for almost 30 years between the predominantly Zulu Inkatha and the ethnically mixed African National Congress.

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Sharif Atkins, actor (ER, Light It Up), 33
Oprah Winfrey, media tycoon and talk show host, 54

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A setback is a setup for a comeback! My Friend Willie Jolley
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Freddie Bell
PO Box 390521
Minneapolis, MN 55439