Solid Gold Soul

May 2, 2008

Welcome to Solid Gold Soul


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.
Invite Freddie to your next event or seminar as a Keynote Speaker, covering topics including You Gotta Have H.E.A.R.T., Tuning In to R.A.D.I.O, Maximizing Your Potential, Imagination, The Secret Key To Success, Winning Through Community Service, Dreaming Your Way to Success and a variety of topics related to sales and sales management. Freddie shares ideas and techniques he used to propel Solid Gold Soul Radio into a household name.
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1. Raheem Devaughn

2. Keyshia Cole
“I Remember”

3. Jaheim
(Divine Mill/Atlantic)

4. Alicia Keys
“Like You’ll Never See Me Again”

5. Mary J. Blige
“Just Fine”


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May, 9 2008 at Trocadero
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In just the past three days, rumors surrounding the relationship between Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon have gone from dating speculation, to engagement questions, to reports that the two are now husband and wife. Latina magazine reported yesterday that the couple exchanged vows Wednesday in a small ceremony on an undisclosed island. An unnamed source called it a “very impulsive” ceremony. Guests reportedly included Carey’s homegirl, Da Brat. Meanwhile, there are also rumors that the ring Cannon reportedly bought for Carey is actually the exact same engagement ring that he gave to his ex-fiancé Selita Ebanks one year ago during a spectacle-of-a-proposal in Times Square. Ebanks, a Victoria’s Secret model, told Us Magazine that she had nothing to say about Cannon’s alleged marriage. “I have no comment but wish them well,” she told the magazine. Nick and Mariah reportedly met in March when he directed the video for her new single, “Bye Bye,” and Us reported that an unnamed “inside” source said the romance was “hot and heavy.”


Barbara Walters just taped an episode of “The Oprah Winfrey Show” in which she revealed a past affair with an African American senator that lasted several years during the 1970s. A moderate Republican from Massachusetts who took office in 1967, Senator Edward Brooke was the first African-American to be popularly elected to the Senate. At the time of their secret relationship, the twice-divorced Walters was building a career in TV news as co-host of NBC’s “Today” show before moving to ABC News. Her affair with Brooke, which never came to light, had ended before he lost his bid for a third term in 1978.

Senator Edward Brooke
Walters told Winfrey about a phone call from a friend who urged her to stop seeing the lawmaker. “He said, ‘This is going to come out. This is going to ruin your career,'” then reminded her that Brooke was up for re-election a year later. “‘This is going to ruin him. You’ve got to break this off.'” Winfrey asks Walters if she was in love. “I was certainly — I don’t know — I was certainly infatuated.” “Infatuated.” “I was certainly involved,” Walters says. “He was exciting. He was brilliant. It was exciting times in Washington.” Walters was on the “Oprah” show to plug her new memoir, “Audition,” which covers her long career in television, as well as her off-camera life – including the affair.


Looking to put a little more iron in your system? Have no fear, “Iron Man” is here and saving the day in a theater near you. The latest Marvel superhero film opens nationwide today with an impressive cast of award-winning actors such as Academy Award nom Robert Downey Jr. as billionaire industrialist Tony Stark, who wears the industrial suit that turns him into a superhero; Academy Award winner Gwyneth Paltrow who lends her talents to the film as Pepper Potts, Stark’s executive assistant. Also gracing the cast is Oscar nominated actor Terence Howard. Howard plays the role of Lt. Colonel James Rhodes, the military liaison to Stark Industries and pretty much Stark/Iron Man’s only friend. Marvel Studios’ Hollywood has been churning out record-breaking hero franchises including “Spider-Man,” “X-Men” and “The Fantastic Four,” so it’s no wonder, at least on the surface, that these veteran actors signed on. “Being in the comic book series, you look at the success of X-Men and the serious issues that were addressed in that, and the idea of being one of the first black superheroes. That’s pretty dam attractive,” Howard said of being attracted to this role. Howard admitted that he’s a Marvel hero fan, but said that he rarely spent money on a comic book.


The National Enquirer reported Thursday that Bobbi Kristina, the 15-year-old daughter of Whitney Houston and Bobby Brown, tried to stab her mother during an argument – and then attempted to slash her own wrists. The tabloid claims to have gotten the news from a family member named Ann Davis, who said the episode took place a few days before the teen’s 15th birthday party. According to Davis, Bobbi Kristina “tried to stab Whitney” with a razor before turning it on herself. Davis said the girl has been troubled lately because she doesn’t want to live with her mother, who just performed in Tobago last weekend and has been living in Los Angeles while recording a new album. The Enquirer reported that Bobbi Kristina has been “running around and drinking and partying” in Atlanta while living with Whitney’s brother Gary and his wife. When Whitney came to Atlanta to confront her daughter, they had a heated argument that resulted in BK’s reported attempt to slice her mother before committing suicide.
She was immediately taken to a psychiatric ward for a three day stay, the Enquirer reported.

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1920: First game of the National Negro Baseball League is played in Indianapolis.

May 3, 1845: Macon B. Allen, first black lawyer admitted to the bar, passed examination at Worcester, Massachusetts.

May 4, 1897: J.W. Smith patents the lawn sprinkler.
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R&B singer Angela Bofill is 54.

Wrestler-actor The Rock is 36.

Sports announcer Greg Gumbel is 62.

Actor Dule’ Hill (“The West Wing”) is 33.

Singer-songwriter Nick Ashford of Ashford and Simpson is 66.

Singer Jackie Jackson of The Jacksons is 57.

Singer Oleta Adams is 55. B

Bassist Mike Dirnt of Green Day is 36.

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Hard, smart work pays off.

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Freddie Bell
PO Box 390521
Minneapolis, MN 55439