Solid Gold Soul

July 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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Within a span of 48 hours, Democratic presidential nominee Barack Obama has been referred to as an Oreo by TV host John McLaughlin, and depicted as a turban-wearing, Osama bin Laden-worshipping flag burner on the cover of New Yorker magazine. Obama’s wife, Michelle, is also depicted in the caricature sporting a large Afro and toting a machine gun as she gives her husband a fist bump in the Oval Office. An American flag burns in the fireplace and a photo of Osama bin Laden hangs on the wall. Needless to say, the magazine cover – described by the New Yorker as a satire of right wing-based rumors about the senator – has caused a media firestorm and at least one call for a boycott of the magazine. “We are calling on all advertisers, newsstands and stores to immediately pull the “New Yorker” magazine from shelves,” read a statement from activist and Industry Ears headman Paul Porter. “We are asking the public not to do business with stores that carry the offensive issue of the New Yorker.” The July 21 cover, titled “The Politics of Fear,” was described by the magazine in a press release as artist Barry Blitt satirizing “the use of scare tactics and misinformation in the Presidential election to derail Barack Obama’s campaign.” Editor David Remick defended the cover, saying, “Satire is part of what we do, and it is meant to bring things out into the open, to hold up a mirror to the absurd.” Obama spokesman Bill Burton, however, said: “Most readers will see it as tasteless and offensive. And we agree.”


Miss USA Crystle Stewart phoned into NBC’s “Today” show Monday to address her now infamous trip and fall during the Miss Universe pageant in Vietnam on Sunday. She explained: “I walked out, I stepped on the step and my dress got caught in my shoe…and it was almost like I was on rollerskates, and then I just fell.” After picking herself up off the stage, she smiled and immediately lifted her arms above her head to clap. The tumble marks the second year in a row that a Miss USA has gone down during competition. Last year, Rachel Smith slipped and fell during the evening gown segment. Could it be a conspiracy against American contestants?
“You know, I don’t know. It’s like maybe someone dropped marbles or something,” said Stewart. “It’s just such a coincidence that two years, back to back, Miss USA falls. When I was walking out, the last thing on my mind was falling. One thing you don’t wanna do in an evening gown is trip, nevertheless fall on your bottom.” “I think right now it’s about how you handle it and how you pick yourself, just in life in general,” she continued. By the way, Miss Venezuela Dayana Mendoza ended up winning the pageant.


Whoopi Goldberg has signed on to star in Broadway’s Xanadu for a six-week summer run beginning July 29. The Oscar and Tony winner will play the role of Caliope through Sept. 7 while original star Jackie Hoffman is on leave to promote the release of her new CD “Jackie Hoffman Live from Joe’s Pub.” Hoffman is scheduled to return to the Helen Hayes Theatre on Sept. 9.
An Oscar-winning screen star for “Ghost,” Goldberg was last seen on Broadway in her solo show Whoopi, which was nominated for a Tony Award for Best Special Theatrical Event in 2005. Goldberg won a Best Musical Tony for Thoroughly Modern Millie. She hosted the 2008 Tony Awards telecast on June 15. Xanadu currently also stars Kerry Butler as Greek muse Kira, who descends from the heavens of Mt. Olympus to Venice Beach, Calif. in 1980 on a quest to inspire a struggling artist, Sonny, to achieve the greatest artistic creation of all time – the first Roller Disco. But, when Kira falls into forbidden love with the mortal Sonny, her jealous sisters – one of whom is Whoopi’s character Caliope – take advantage of the situation and chaos abounds.


Sanaa Lathan, Nia Long and Kevin Richardson have been added as voice talent for the upcoming “Family Guy” spinoff “Cleveland.” The African American pal of “Family Guy’s” Peter Griffin moves with his son to Stoolbend, Virginia and shacks up with his high school sweetheart Donna, voiced by Sanaa Lathan. Nia Long will voice Donna’s unruly teen daughter Roberta.
In perhaps the most interesting casting decision, black actor Kevin Richardson has signed on to voice white redneck Lester, who is Cleveland’s next door neighbor. As previously reported, Cleveland is voiced by the show’s executive producer Mike Henry, who is white. Lathan will be seen next in “Wonderful World.” Long was recently in the feature “Are We Done Yet?” and last season’s ABC drama “Big Shots.”

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1864: Gen. A. J. Smith, with 14,000 men, including a brigade of black troops, defeated Nathan B. Forrest at Harrisburg, near Tupelo, Mississippi
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R&B singer Millie Jackson is 64.

Actor-director Forest Whitaker is 47.

Actor-comedian Eddie Griffin is 40.

Singer Kia Thornton of Divine is 27.

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Be ready to win
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Freddie Bell
PO Box 390521
Minneapolis, MN 55439