Solid Gold Soul

May 29, 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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Fox News Channel contributor Liz Trotta, a former Washington Times editor and three-time Emmy winner, has issued an apology for making a cruel joke that suggested she wished death to Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama. On Sunday, Fox host Eric Shawn asked Trotter about the backlash surrounding Sen. Hillary Clinton’s mention of Robert F. Kennedy’s assassination when asked by a South Dakota newspaper about extending her campaign into June. Trotter said: “Now we have what some are reading as a suggestion that somebody knock off Osama, uh Obama. Well, both, if we could.” The footage was on YouTube in no time. The blogosphere lit up Sunday and Monday with comments expressing outrage, prompting Trotter to address her remarks with an apology the next morning. “I am so sorry about what happened yesterday and the lame attempt at humor,” she said, when reminded of her comments by Fox anchor Bill Hemmer. “I fell all over myself, making it appear that I wished Barack Obama harm or any other candidate, for that matter, and I sincerely regret it and apologize to anybody I have offended. It is a very colorful political season, and many of us are making mistakes and saying things we wish we had not said.”

Liz Trotter’s Assassination Joke (May 25, 2008)

Liz Trotter’s Apology (May 26, 2008)


There are reunions and then there are reunions …Embodying one of music’s most enduring one-word brand names, and boasting a genre-defying legacy that has successfully spanned three generations, our era’s most influential female powerhouse is about to show a stifled music industry how to really turn it out.

Labelle is back!

Patti Labelle, Nona Hendryx, and Sarah Dash, R&B’s most original and formidable trio are reuniting via Verve Records to deliver their first full-length studio album in more than 33 years.
The new recording, to be completed in June and on course for a global unveiling in the fall of 2008, is being produced by a trio of icons equally up to the task: cutting edge funk rocker Lenny Kravitz and longtime Labelle collaborators and 2008 Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame inductees, Gamble & Huff. Transforming themselves from the classic-style 1960s girl group The Bluebelles into what one writer coined as ‘the genre-bending rock supernova’ of the 1970s, the innovative trio deftly combined glam rock, soul, funk, pop and gospel into a brash amalgam of breakthrough recordings such as “I Believe I’ve Finally Made It Home” from their pivotal second album Moonshadow (1972), and the groundbreaking “Lady Marmalade” from Nightbirds (1974).”


Sherri Shepherd, a Daytime Emmy nominee as co-host of ABC’s “The View,” will also serve as co-host for the annual ceremony next month along with “All My Children” star Cameron Mathison.
The 35th annual gathering, to be held on June 20 at the Kodak Theatre in Los Angeles, will mark the first time either host has served as emcee for the broadcast. Shepherd, who has appeared in such TV shows as “30 Rock,” “Less Than Perfect” and “The Jamie Foxx Show,” is nominated in the category of best talk show host along with her “View” comrades Whoopi Goldberg, Barbara Walters, Elisabeth Hasselbeck and Joy Behar were nominated. They’ve lost the category 10 times.


Joseph “Rev. Run” Simmons, star of MTV’s reality series “Run’s House,” has a new side hustle with Kraft Foods to promote a new initiative for its beverage product Kool-Aid. The Run DMC vet will serve as brand ambassador and spokesman for the Kool-Aid KaBOOM! Initiative, which aims to build 24 playgrounds in cities around the country, provide grants toward building 20 more, and work with local communities, parents and children to encourage healthier and more active lifestyles. KaBOOM! is a national non-profit organization that envisions a great place to play within walking distance of every child in America. Since 1995, the organization has used its innovative community-build model to bring together business and community interests to construct more than 1,400 new playgrounds, skateparks, sports fields and ice rinks across North America. As ambassador and spokesman, Rev. Run and his famous family will join the brand on local community build sites. Additionally, Kool-Aid will include Reverend Run in POS displays and other promotions, and he will speak directly to consumers about healthy lifestyle choices and the benefits of play. “I grew up drinking and loving Kool-Aid and associate it with fun childhood memories,” said Run. “I’m personally committed to bringing families together — at the dinner table, in communities and on playgrounds. I’m hopeful that by working together, Kool-Aid, KaBOOM!, and I can make a real difference in kids’ lives by allowing them to have fun and create the memories that will serve them well for many years to come.”

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1940: Betty Shabazz, activist and widow of Malcolm X was born in Detroit, Michigan.
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Singer Gladys Knight is 64.

Rapper Chubb Rock is 40.

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Freddie Bell
PO Box 390521
Minneapolis, MN 55439