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Solid Gold Soul

May 16, 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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JURY SET IN R. KELLY TRIAL

A jury has finally been selected in the R. Kelly child pornography trial. The court session in Chicago was on the verge of ending yesterday with 12 members and two alternates firmly in place and two more alternates about to be selected. The panel consists of eight whites and four African Americans, according to the Chicago Sun-Times. The jurors were seated, however, amid more accusations from Kelly’s defense team that prosecutors were intentionally striking minorities from the jury pool in favor of whites. The defense has been accusing the prosecution of weeding out minorities since the jury selection began five days ago. The final objection came as prosecutors used their final two peremptory challenges Thursday to strike a black man and an Asian woman from the panel.

LIL’ KIM WINS!

Lil Kim was awarded $500,000 Wednesday in a lawsuit accusing one of her former Junior M.A.F.I.A. members of using her name and image for an unauthorized DVD. According to the New York Post, the rapper had originally filed a $6 million lawsuit against James Lloyd, a.k.a. Lil Cease, who had testified against her in the criminal trial that ended with her conviction for lying to a grand jury. Manhattan federal Judge Jed Rakoff found that Cease and his company, Ground Zero Entertainment, wrongly capitalized on Lil’ Kim’s fame with the DVD, “The Chronicles of Junior M.A.F.I.A. Part II: Reloaded.” In July of 2005 Lil’ Kim won a temporary restraining order against the entire Junior M.A.F.I.A. and Ground Zero Entertainment to stop the DVD from being sold.

TPAIN LEADS BET NOMINATIONS

T-Pain received five BET Award nominations Thursday to lead the entire pack this year, but none were for his own songs. The singer’s electronic-enhanced voice earned best collaboration nods for his work with Chris Brown (“Kiss Kiss”), Kanye West (“Good Life”) and Flo Rida (“Low”). He was also nominated twice in the video of the year category. “He’s had a great year; he’s introduced a new element,” said BET Executive Vice President Stephen Hill, referring to T-Pain’s vocoder-manipulated vocals. The technique, popularized in the 80s by Roger Troutman and Zapp, has enjoyed a T-Pain-assisted resurgence that has been utilized to great success recently by Snoop Dogg (“Sensual Seduction”) and Lil Wayne (“Lollipop”). Meanwhile, West and Keyshia Cole received three BET Award nominations, while Mary J. Blige, Alicia Keys and newcomer Flo Rida received a pair each.


SUE SIMMONS GETTING TIPSY

News anchor Sue Simmons of New York’s WNBC/Channel 4, who was caught shouting the F-word during a live tease Monday night, is rejecting reports in the New York Post that her expletive was fueled by an alcohol problem. On Wednesday, The Post interviewed several staffers who said they weren’t surprised that Simmons blurted out “What the f**k you doing?” because she’s known to get her drink on between the 5 p.m. and 11 p.m. newscasts. “Sue Simmons likes the sauce and she can be cranky about it,” a former WNBC employee told The Post. “She was sometimes a little tipsy [on the air] to the point where colleagues would take notice.” Witnesses told The Post that Simmons hits Midtown watering holes like Gallagher’s steakhouse and Jean Georges after anchoring Channel 4’s 5 p.m. newscast. “I wouldn’t say she gets sloshed – sloshed, that wouldn’t be the right word,” a Gallagher’s employee said, gesturing to the back booths where Simmons typically takes her between-show breaks. “I would say she gets happy. She gets very happy.”

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1942: 93rd Infantry activated and assigned to combat in the South Pacific; the first African American division formed during World War II.
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Singer Prince Be of PM Dawn is 38.

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Sing His Praises
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Freddie Bell
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Minneapolis, MN 55439
Freddie@freddiebell.com
888-639-9738

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