Solid Gold Soul

May 6, 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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Co-hosts on “The View” will not get a chance to grill Mariah Carey on her reported marriage to Nick Cannon last week. Her rep confirmed that she has pulled out of her scheduled taping this morning that was due to air on Friday (May 9). Carey and Cannon may not be talking, but friends and associates of the apparent newlyweds are speaking out about the rushed nuptials, which reportedly took place last week on Eleuthera, a Caribbean island next to Windermere, where Carey reportedly owns a home.


Sean “Diddy” Combs made his Hollywood Walk of Fame induction ceremony an event on Friday, complete with fans courted by an online video, advance interviews with the press and, of course, a Beverly Hills after party. “It’s also like my coming-out party here in Hollywood,” Combs told AP before the affair in front of the Hollywood-Highland complex. “I don’t have nothing to hide about that. If I’m going to come someplace, I’m going to make some noise, and you’re going to know I’m here.” Oscar winner Jamie Foxx led fans in a chant of “Diddy! Diddy! Diddy!,” and recited popular lines from his songs before officially introducing him to the crowd. In his acceptance speech, Diddy proclaimed: “Today is proof that if you believe, all your dreams can come true. I’ve gone from Harlem to Hollywood.” Friday night, the celebration moved to billionaire Ron Burkle’s sprawling Beverly Hills estate. Calling it an “intimate 250-person party” with “just very very close friends and family and people that I know throughout the industry,” the event reportedly cost $4 million. Combs is house-hunting in Los Angeles now, and plans to split his time between here and New York to pursue his acting career. To that end, he’s looking through scripts in search of the next role.


The Chicago Sun-Times is reporting that a witness in R. Kelly’s upcoming child pornography trial will testify that she had a three way sexual encounter with the singer and the allegedly underage girl depicted in a sex tape. The 41-year-old R&B superstar has pleaded not guilty to charges that he videotaped himself having sex with a girl thought to be 13 or 14. As part of the case, prosecutors claim to have identified the girl, who is now in her 20s. Kelly’s lawyers plan to argue — and the alleged victim will reportedly testify — that she is not the girl in the tape. But the prosecution’s new witness is expected to not only identify the girl in the tape, but testify that she was indeed underage at the time of the recording.


An attorney for 6-year-old James Brown II says a DNA test taken in April has confirmed that he is the biological son of the late Godfather of Soul, report the Associated Press. Peter Shahid, an attorney for James Brown II, said Friday that the boy was tested in April before a South Carolina judge ordered a paternity test. The results of the court-ordered test have not yet been released, according to the AP. Tomi Rae Hynie, the boy’s mother and James Brown’s former backup singer, claimed to be the entertainer’s wife when he died on Christmas Day 2006.
Trustees handling Brown’s estate had claimed that her boy is not his son, and that she and Brown were never legally married. Neither the boy nor his mother were mentioned in Brown’s will.


Frick of Frick and Frack fames has died. Yes, there were actually people name Frick and Frack.
Frick and Frack were two Swiss skaters who came to the U.S. and joined the original Ice Follies show as comedy ice skaters. Frick” was Werner Groebli (April 21, 1915 – April 14, 2008), born in Basel. “Frack” was Hansruedi (Hans) R. Mauch, born May 4, 1919 in Basel. Frick and Frack were known for skating in Alpine Lederhosen and performing eccentric tricks on ice, including the “cantilever spread-eagle,” created by Groebli, and Mauch’s “rubber legs” twisting and bending his legs while skating in a spread eagle position. Only a few skaters have successfully performed the duo’s routines since.
Frick and Frack found fame with the Follies, a revue promoted by Eddie Shipstad and his brother Roy, which began in 1936 and ran for almost 50 years. They also reached a worldwide audience when they began appearing in films, including the Monogram Pictures production “Lady, Let’s Dance” in 1944. Their association lasted so long, and they were at one time so well known, that their names became a household term in many languages.

Groebli died on April 14, 2008 in Zurich at the age of 92. David Thomas, one of his skating partners after Mauch retired, announced his death from complications after breaking a leg at a nursing home outside of Zurich. “Frick and Frack” has become an English slang term used in two ways. One is to refer to two people so closely associated as to be indistinguishable; the other way is as a term of derision for any two people, on par with calling one person a “Bozo” or three people “Stooges


After 12 seasons in the NBA, Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant has won his first ever Most Valuable Player (MVP) award, the Los Angeles Times reported on Saturday ahead of an official announcement. The 29-year-old led the Lakers to the number one spot in the Western Conference, and on Sunday began a Western Conference semi-final playoff series against the Utah Jazz. The All Star averaged 28.3 points, 6.3 rebounds, 5.4 assists and 1.84 steals during the regular season. He also averaged 33.5 points, 5.3 rebounds and 6.3 assists in leading the Lakers to a first round sweep over the Denver Nuggets. Bryant helped the Lakers win three consecutive championships between 2000 and 2002. He is hoping to help his team get to its first NBA finals appearance in four years. The closest Bryant had previously come to the MVP award was third place after the 2002-03 season and again last year. He would be the fourth Laker to win the award, following Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Magic Johnson and Shaquille O’Neal.

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1969: Moneta Sleet becomes the first African American to win a Pulitzer Prize for his photograph of Mrs. Martin Luther King, Jr. and her daughter at her husband’s funeral.
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Singer Craig David is 27.

Singer Chris Brown is 19.

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There’s no time like the present
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