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July 11, 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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JAMES BROWN BUMPS COSTAS

Inside the NFL” moves from HBO to Showtime this year and will be hosted by James Brown, who is currently under contract with Showtime’s sister channel CBS under the corporate umbrella Viacom. Brown, who is replacing Bob Costas as host, will be joined on the long-running series with CBS Sports analysts Cris Collinsworth and Phil Simms, reports Variety. The program will air Wednesday nights on Showtime beginning Sept. 10 and follows a run on competitor HBO that began in 1977. In addition to their “Inside the NFL” duties, Brown will continue anchoring “The NFL Today” on CBS, while Simms will once again be paired with Jim Nantz, and Collinsworth will work for NBC on its Sunday-night football package.

VICK BROKE

Michael Vick, currently doing time on federal dogfighting charges, has filed Chapter 11 papers in U.S. Bankruptcy Court, saying he owes between $10 million and $50 million to creditors. The seven largest creditors named in the court papers filed Monday in Newport News, VA are owed a total of about $12.8 million, reports the Associated Press. The suspended Atlanta Falcons quarterback hopes he “can, after the conclusion of the bankruptcy case, rebuild his life on a personal and spiritual level, resurrect his image as a public figure, and resolve matters with the NFL such that he can resume his career,” according to the filings. The athlete is serving a 23-month prison sentence at the U.S. Penitentiary in Leavenworth, Kan., after pleading guilty last year to financing a dogfighting ring. He also faces state charges related to dogfighting.

OBAMA TAKES IT TO THE PEOPLE

Networks were thrown for a loop Monday when Barack Obama’s campaign announced it was moving his closing-day acceptance speech of the Democratic presidential nomination from the 19,000-seat Pepsi Center to the 76,000-seat Invesco Field. According to the Hollywood Reporter, the networks had already set their budget for the Pepsi Center. Millions of dollars were set aside for the transportation of anchors and staff, the costs of cameras and cables and dozens of other line items.

With less than two months to go, Obama’s move to Invesco Field has sent networks into a financial tailspin. “It’s going to cost us all more than we budgeted, and we’ll have to figure out how to handle it,” CBS News senior vp Paul Friedman said.

On Monday, the networks had a conference call to decide how to deal with the bigger venue and its extra charges Fox News Channel previously had been selected to handle the pool coverage, and that won’t change. Marty Ryan, executive producer of political coverage at Fox News, said some resources originally earmarked for the venue over four days will move to Invesco for the convention’s final day.

“It’s just a question of how big in each place,” Ryan said. “That we’re still resolving.”

The budget-conscious broadcast networks will also consider scaling back the size of studios they traditionally build at the convention center.

TOO MUCH ACCESS?

*In an Access Hollywood exclusive interview, the Illinois Senator and democratic presidential nominee and his wife Michelle, along with daughters Malia, 10 and Sasha, 7 open up about rules, what it is like for friends to meet dad, communicating on the trail, potential plans for moving into the White House and more. Access Hollywood’s Maria Menounos with Barack Obama, wife Michelle and daughters Malia and Sasha. The four-part interview started airing on Access Hollywood last night and will air tonight, Wednesday, July 9th and Thursday, July 10th.

Access Hollywood’s Maria Menounos caught up with the Obama family on the campaign trail in Butte, Montana to celebrate Malia’s 10th birthday and Independence Day. On Good Morning America, Barack Obama says the interview with the children was perhaps, “too much access” and willnot likely happen again.”

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1893: The first successful open heart surgery without anesthesia was performed by Dr. Daniel Hale Williams at Provident Hospital in Chicago
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Actor Richard Roundtree is 66.

Singer Debbie Sledge of Sister Sledge is 54.

Actor Jimmy Smits is 53.

Singer Kiely Williams of 3LW is 22.

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Trust in God
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Freddie Bell
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Minneapolis, MN 55439
Freddie@freddiebell.com
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