Solid Gold Soul

June 17, 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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Kanye West took matters into his own hands Tuesday night after an object was thrown on stage during his Glow in the Dark tour stop in Minneapolis. The rapper was in the middle of performing when an unspecified object was hurled onto the stage. According to People magazine, the MC stopped the show cold and addressed the unknown culprit. “Whoever thought that was a good idea, I’m not gonna curse at you – that’s a really bad idea,” he said. “It really throws me off to have some [stuff] thrown on the stage. You can see I’m trying to do something different here.” “If anybody knows who did it, point them out,” West asked the crowd. The lights quickly came on and audience members pointed to two stunned fans. Minutes later, the accused were escorted out of the show as the crowd cheered.


Most believed it was singer on the sex tape, but there ‘wasn’t enough evidence to prosecute.’
*The 12 jurors who set R. Kelly free of child pornography charges Friday were reportedly in agreement that the singer was actually on the tape, but could not find him guilty because there was “not enough evidence to prosecute.”


A mug shot of Snoop Dogg’s wife Shante Broadus is not something one would expect to ever see, but there it was all over the Internet Saturday night after she was popped hours earlier for suspicion of DUI. “Boss Lady,” as she is known, was driving alone when she was stopped by police at about 12:15 a.m. Saturday in Fullerton, California, which is located south of Los Angeles in the O.C. The 32-year-old was arrested for investigation of driving under the influence of alcohol, taken to jail and given a citation, reports the Associated Press. She was later released and will soon make an appearance before a judge. Broadus and Snoop Dogg — whose real name is Calvin Broadus Jr. — were married in 1997 and have three children.


Meet the Press” began Sunday morning with dimmed lights and no one sitting in the moderator’s chair occupied just last week and for the past 16 years by host Tim Russert, the beloved NBC news titan who died suddenly on Friday. Russert, 58, was in the network’s Washington D.C. bureau recording voice-overs for yesterday’s “Meet the Press” broadcast when he collapsed of a heart attack. He had just returned from a trip to Italy with his wife, Maureen Orth, and son, Luke, to celebrate Luke’s recent graduation from Boston College.


Michael Jackson appears closer than ever to the reality of re-launching his career via a long term residency in Las Vegas. The Wall Street Journal is reporting news first tipped by Fox411’s Roger Friedman – that the investment firm Colony Capital, which recently bought the loan on Jackson’s Neverland Ranch to save it from foreclosure, is eying a long term stage show starring the entertainer to be housed at one of its hotel venues. The Los Angeles-based private equity firm owns the Las Vegas Hilton and is a major shareholder in the Station Casinos chain. The suggested Jackson gig, however, was merely one idea under consideration as Colony Capital explores various scenarios for repayment of Jackson’s $23 million loan. The Wall Street Journal quoted Colony Capital CEO Tom Barrack as saying, “we’ve been having discussions with Mr. Jackson about a recapitalization and refinancing of Neverland in addition to various other business opportunities and mutual interests.” According to the Journal, Colony is negotiating an arrangement allowing Jackson to delay making payments for the time being in exchange for more money further down the road. As for the proposed long term Vegas engagement, the Journal reports that Colony has at least two ideas. One is to install Jackson as a regular performer at one of its hotel-casinos, playing 180 nights a year. Another would be to create a musical extravaganza in which Jackson would appear 20 or 30 times a year, possibly with his brothers. Colony also is pressing Jackson to go on TV, perhaps on Oprah Winfrey’s show, to make a public statement putting the Neverland Ranch and the controversy connected with it behind him, and to perform in a TV special proving to the world that he can still sing and dance.


Before his set at Antigua’s Romantic Rhythms festival Saturday, Lionel Richie told reporters that he and his former band, the Commodores, will reunite soon for a tour – possibly within the next two years. “We better do it now, or in the next 10 years nobody would care,” he said, according to the Associated Press. The 58-year-old singer also said the group needs to get a reunion together quickly before it loses more band members. Lead guitarist Milan Williams died two years ago. Richie, who left the Commodores in the late 1970s and launched a successful solo career, says he’s confident that synergy still exists between band members. He said Commodores’ bass player Ronald La Pread joined him on stage during his last tour and played some of the group’s old hits.

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1976: Hector Petersen, a 13 year old Soweto schoolboy, is the first to die in what will become the “Children’s Crusade,” the first nationwide black South African uprising in the 1970’s.
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Songwriter Lamont Dozier is 67.

Singer Eddie Levert of The O’Jays is 66.

Singer James Smith of The Stylistics is 58.

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Love is the key
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Freddie Bell
PO Box 390521
Minneapolis, MN 55439