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Solid Gold Soul

March 18, 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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WAS SEAN COMBS INVOLVED IN TUPAC’S DEATH?

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Nearly 15 years after Tupac Shakur was pistol-whipped, shot five times and left for dead outside a New York recording studio, new evidence has allegedly surfaced implicating two associates of entertainment mogul Sean “Diddy” Combs for orchestrating the rap icon’s ambush, AllHipHop.com has learned. In an upcoming article written by Chuck Phillips on the latest developments, the Los Angeles Times claims that Combs was notified in advance by an Italian-American mob associate, that the trap for Shakur had been laid. “Tupac was mostly right about what he wrote about [in his songs],” author Chuck Phillips told AllHipHop.com.”I don’t believe that Biggie and Puffy set Tupac up [to be shot],” Phillips said. “They knew he was going to get beat up. Then it kind of went haywire when it all happened.” Hip-Hop star Sean “Diddy” Combs has responded to a new article printed today (March 17) in the Los Angeles Times, which claims the mogul had advanced knowledge of a planned assault on the late Tupac Shakur. The Los Angeles Times claims that Combs and B.I.G. had advance knowledge of a 1994 plan set by music executive Jimmy “Henchmen” Rosemond and an associate named James Sabatino to assault Shakur for a number of different reasons. The assault went awry & Shakur ended up getting shot, according to The Times. “This story is beyond ridiculous and completely false,” Combs told AllHipHop.com. “Neither Biggie nor I had any knowledge of any attack before, during or after it happened. It is a complete lie to suggest that there was any involvement by Biggie or myself.” Combs chastised the Los Angeles Times’ piece and completely denied any involvement. “I am shocked that the Los Angeles Times would be so irresponsible as to publish such a baseless and completely untrue story.”

NEW DESIGNS FOR MEN

Designer Karl Kani has created a new upscale men’s line that will be sold exclusively at Saks Fifth Avenue stores nationwide. The new Kani Kouture, which combines contemporary fashion and streetwear, was unveiled last night (Mar 11) during a fashion show hosted by the designer as part of the Mercedes-Benz LA Fashion Week. The Urban streetwear pioneer is also working on a new women’s line, he revealed. “The [men’s] line was inspired from [our] European Collection,” Kani tells AllHipHop.com. “We also have the Debutant line, which is a very high-end women’s line that consists of silk dresses and much more. The world needs to get ready for the new launch of Karl Kani…they [Saks] wanted a name that fits to something in the store.”

HALLE BERRY GIVES BIRTH

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Oscar winning actress Halle Berry gave birth Sunday morning at Cedars Sinai hospital to a baby girl at approximately 10am! The 7 lb 4 oz baby is the first child for he 41-year-old actress and her 32-year-old boyfriend Gabrielle Aubry. Although the couple said they have no plans to marry, Berry told Oprah in an earlier interview, the two of them are fully committed to each other. They met in November 2005. The actress told Oprah Winfrey on her show last year that playing a mother in her latest movie, “Things We Lost in the Fire,” helped convince her that motherhood was for her. “I think it validated that I was meant to be a mother because every day I dealt with the character as a mother and thinking as a mother,” Berry said. “It let me know that I must be a mother.” In the February cover story for In Style magazine Berry gave a clue as to her future motherhood plans. “I may only do this one time, so I want this moment to be as big as it can be,” she said. “I want the biggest bang I can possibly imagine.” No word on what the couple will name their baby girl, but in the In Style interview she said the baby would take the father’s last name.

CHRIS ROCK: NOTHING TO LAUGH ABOUT

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Comedian/actor Chris Rock is in the middle of a federal investigation involving wire tapping and racketeering charges against Hollywood private investigator Anthony Pellicano. The P.I. is on trial charged with secretly taping phone calls between himself and some of his celebrity clients, one of which was Rock. Unfortunately for Rock, the conversation, recorded in 2001, was posted on Huffingtonpost.com. On the recording Rock says he’s worried about a rape allegation that could damage his career. The woman, identified as Monica Zsibrita, never filed charges and her palimony suit was dropped.

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OPRAH CREATES ANOTEHR WINNER

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Oprah’s book club has picked – or made – another winner. Echkart Tolle’s spiritual self-help guide, “A New Earth,” has shipped about 3.5 million copies since she revealed it as her pick 4 weeks ago. It has become the fastest selling pick ever at Barnes and Noble Inc. and topped the best-seller list on Amazon the moment her choice was revealed, according to a statement issued by Winfrey. It’s also a record shipment in a four-week span for any book by Penguin Group (USA), which has published such million sellers as Elizabeth Gilbert’s “Eat, Pray, Love” and Ken Follett’s Winfrey-endorsed “The Pillars of the Earth.” Brian Tart, president and publisher of the Penguin imprint Dutton, told The Associated Press that a key factor was the upcoming Web seminars featuring Winfrey and Tolle, to be held for 10 consecutive Mondays starting last week. “Oprah herself has committed 10 weeks to talking to the author, and people from all over the world will be able to participate,” said Tart, who added that more than 500,000 people, from more than 100 countries, have registered for the seminar.

OBAMA DENOUNCES SOME LINES FROM WRIGHT’S SERMONS

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On Friday, Obama – who’s under heavy attacks from political rivals – denounced inflammatory remarks from Wright, his former pastor, who has railed against the United States and accused its leaders of bringing on the Sept. 11 attacks by spreading terrorism. In a blog posted on the Huffington Post, Obama wrote that he’s looked to Wright for spiritual advice, not political guidance, and he’s been pained and angered to learn of some of his pastor’s comments for which he had not been present. A campaign spokesman said later that Wright was no longer on Obama’s African American Religious Leadership Committee, without elaborating. “I categorically denounce any statement that disparages our great country or serves to divide us from our allies,” Obama wrote. “I also believe that words that degrade individuals have no place in our public dialogue, whether it’s on the campaign stump or in the pulpit. In sum, I reject outright the statements by Reverend Wright that are at issue.” In a sermon on the Sunday after the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001, Wright suggested the United States brought on the attacks.
Meanwhile, Some of Iowa’s Democratic state delegates have switched candidates and now support Sen. Barack Obama for U.S. President. The delegates, allocated to John Edwards who has since dropped out of the competition, voted to support Obama during a state-wide convention over the weekend. Seven of the fourteen delegates that were designated for Edwards on the bases of caucus night projections switched their support. So far that leaves Obama with 52 percent compared to rival Sen. Hillary Clinton’s 32 percent of that state’s delegates. About 16 percent of the delegates stuck with Edwards, even though he no longer is in the race. Counting Iowa’s results, Obama’s total nationwide delegate count is now at 1,610 to Clinton’s 1.496.

HERE I STAND ON THE WAY UP

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Collaborators on Usher’s new album “Here I Stand,” due in June, reveal that he’s all ‘growed’ up now…if his new material is any indicator. They say the new husband and father will give his fans a blend of mature music and songs that will give the women something to move to. “He’s a grown man now,” producer Polow Da Don says of the R&B singer’s mature sound on the new album. Polow, who produced the album’s first single and current #1 song in the country, “Love in This Club,” worked on two other records for the album as well. “This one joint is called ‘Angel,’ ” Polow said. “I think it’s the best and biggest song I’ve been a part of. Usher and Nelly actually wrote the song together. Me and this dude named Brian Kennedy produced the record. We was all in the room, kicking it, talking. This is when we had our first real conversation about dude getting married…’ Polow said “Angel” was cut right around Christmas, during the time in which Usher’s dad was gravely ill (Usher’s father died earlier this year).

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1946: Jackie Roosevelt Robinson made his professional debut as a member of the Montreal Royals in the Daytona Beach ballpark that now bears his name. One year later, Robinson would break Major League Baseball’s color barrier and earn the inaugural Rookie of the Year Award as a member of the Brooklyn Dodgers.

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Percussionist Harold Brown of War is 62.

Actor Mathew St. Patrick (“Six Feet Under”) is 40.

Actor Yanic Truesdale (“Gilmore Girls”) is 39.

Rapper Swifty of D12 is 33.

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Freddie Bell
PO Box 390521
Minneapolis, MN 55439
Freddie@freddiebell.com
888-639-9738

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