Solid Gold Soul

March 26, 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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Sen. Hillary Clinton is brushing aside comments made earlier this month by comedian Sinbad, who claimed that their 1996 trip to Bosnia was not as violent as she described in two separate occasions on the campaign trail. As previously reported, the Democratic presidential candidate was attempting to show up fellow candidate Barack Obama on foreign policy by talking about her “harrowing” trip to the war torn country, stating she “landed under sniper fire” and had to duck-and-run toward waiting vehicles. Sinbad, who was also on the trip, told Washington Post blog The Sleuth that sniper fire was never an issue when the plane landed, and there was no mad dash to vehicles while under duress. When told of Sinbad’s differing account of the trip, Clinton’s four-word response was: “Sinbad is a comedian.” “I made my statement, and she made hers,” Sinbad wrote to the Sleuth this week in an email. Refusing to comment any further, Sinbad did suggest that he finds the entire exchange amusing. “Ha ha! This has taken on a life of its own,” he wrote. Meanwhile, the Wall Street Journal chimed in with details of Clinton’s personal schedule detailing the Bosnia trip. The itinerary, which the Clinton campaign released along with scores of other records from the Clinton White House last week, had “no mention of security threats” regarding the trip. Sinbad, an Obama supporter, feels Clinton should be more concerned with her poll numbers following the Illinois senator’s speech on race relations. “After Barack’s last speech, Bosnia is the least of her problems,” Sinbad said.



The New York Post is reporting that Oprah Winfrey was in “serious discussions” last year to star in the upcoming Broadway revival of August Wilson’s “Fences” – that is until Wilson’s widow Constanza Romero decided to go in a different direction. As previously reported, the revival is a go with playwright/director Suzan Lori-Parks and producer Carole Shorenstein Hays, the San Francisco real estate heiress and the original producer of “Fences” in 1987. But in the early planning stages, director Kenny Leon and producer David Binder – the team behind the 2004 hit “A Raisin in the Sun” starring Sean Combs – were pitching Romero a “Fences” revival that would star Forrest Whitaker and Winfrey in the lead roles of angry former baseball player/ex-convict Troy, and his long-suffering wife, Rose. According to the Post, the “Fences” revival has been in development for years, and Winfrey had been repeatedly lobbying Wilson, who died in 2005. Romero, now in charge of her late husband’s affairs, ultimately decided to hand the production over to Hays. “It was a question of loyalty,” says a source. “Carole was August’s first producer. She supported all his plays, even the ones that weren’t successful.” Binder and Leon were reportedly stunned to hear of Romero’s decision. They had, after all, met with Wilson several times before he died to outline plans for their production. Wilson was especially impressed that they’d been able to lure predominantly black audiences to “A Raisin in the Sun.” But as they say, the show must go on. The Post also reports that Laurence Fishburne, Mos Def and Anthony Mackie are being sought to star in the “Fences” revival.



Authorities are still waiting on toxicology reports to determine what exactly caused the death of Jason Rae, the 31-year-old husband of British R&B singer Corinne Bailey Rae. Cops said Sunday that he may have died of a drug overdose. A 32-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of “supplying controlled substances” to the musician, who was found dead Saturday in an apartment in the northern English city of Leeds. Rae was scheduled to perform with his band, the Haggis Horns, Sunday night at the HiFi Club in Leeds. According to the Haggis Horns Myspace page, the band is an “an eight-piece live funk extravaganza” mixing heavy breakbeat funk, soul, hip-hop and afrobeat “with the virtuosity of trained jazz musicians.”



Entertainment writer Sonya Jenkins’ website Sonya’s Spotlight is reporting that Tyler Perry is currently writing a screenplay inspired by the life of Michelle Obama, the wife of Democratic presidential nominee, Barack Obama. “I was just inspired by Michelle and Barack Obama to write a new script that is phenomenal,” he’s quoted as saying. “I’m writing it right now. Just watching him in the debate with Hillary and meeting him and Michelle and having dinner with them inspired this amazing story. “It’s a love story with a little political twist. It’s called, ‘For the Love of You,’ and it’s about Barack’s love for his woman.”



Woods sports an astronaut suit for a series of advertising spots supporting his new signature sports drink, Gatorade Tiger. “I’ve experienced a lot of amazing moments in my golf career, but Gatorade Tiger is taking me someplace I never imagined with this campaign,” said Woods, whose six-month win streak ended yesterday at Doral. “I’m really excited about how this launch has come together because it brings to life that I’m always thinking about taking my game to the next level.” Woods has used Gatorade Thirst Quencher throughout his career and began drinking Gatorade Tiger on course and in his training last December. His signature sports drink is now available in flavors inspired and selected by Woods — Red Drive (Cherry blend), Cool Fusion (Citrus blend) and Quiet Storm (Grape blend). To celebrate the drink’s launch, PepsiCo’s Gatorade brand will launch a comprehensive integrated marketing campaign that includes television and print advertising, digital communications, retail displays, promotions, sampling and cause-related marketing initiatives.

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1931: The Scottsboro Boys, nine young African Americans, were falsely charged with rape and collectively served more than 100 years in prison.
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Singer Anita Bryant is 68.

Singer Aretha Franklin is 66.

Actor James McDaniel (“NYPD Blue”) is 50.

Actress Lisa Gay Hamilton (“The Practice”) is 44.

Singer Melanie Blatt of All Saints is 33.

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Freddie Bell
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