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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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Rev. Al Sharpton is out of hot water with the U.S. Attorney’s office. Federal prosecutors dropped their investigation into allegations that the activist cheated on his taxes and extorted contributions from corporations in exchange for not protesting against them. Sharpton has agreed to pay millions of dollars in back taxes but he won’t face criminal charges or have to appear before a grand jury. About a dozen of Sharpton’s aides who were served with federal subpoenas will no longer be required to testify. However, Sharpton and his National Action Network (NAN) will have to pay unpaid taxes which are believed to total anywhere between $2 million and $9 million. Prosecutors have given the case to the IRS which will calculate Sharpton and the NAN’s final tax bills. “According to the government, Rev. Sharpton individually owed in excess of $1 million and NAN owed in excess of $1 million, over 50% of which was penalties in both cases,” Sharpton’s lawyer, Michael Hardy, said. Sharpton’s legal bills could add up to an additional $2 million. Sharpton earns about $750,000 a year through his various media gigs: his syndicated daily radio show (heard in 40 markets nationwide), weekly TV show and appearances on the “Tom Joyner Morning Show.” He gets between $15,000 and $20,000 each time he appears on the lecture circuit and another $2,000 each time he gives a guest sermon at somebody’s church. He’s still earning royalties on two books, as well. When you add all of those numbers up, Sharpton can easily pocket a million dollars a year. He puts a lot of that money back into the National Action Network. Most of the group’s income and tax records were destroyed in a fire that gutted the NAN headquarters a few years ago.


A purple haze is about to set over the video game franchise “Guitar Hero.” A rep for publisher and developer Activision and Red Octane told The Associated Press that Jimi Hendrix music will be offered for a new game in the franchise. The Seattle-based company Experience Hendrix, which controls the rock legend’s musical legacy, has agreed to provide Hendrix’s music and likeness for “Guitar Hero World Tour” — the fourth edition of the popular game franchise scheduled for release Oct. 27. An avatar of Hendrix as well as the song “The Wind Cries Mary” and a live version of “Purple Haze,” which was recorded in 1969 at the San Diego Sports Arena, will be included on the video game. “World Tour” will be the first “Guitar Hero” to feature playable drums and a microphone. Other Hendrix tunes would be released in the future as downloadable content for the game.


Kelly Rowland has filmed a pilot for a new a travel and lifestyle series called Around The World.
Kelly will host and executive produce the show which will spotlight the best in dining, hotel accommodations and party destinations throughout the world. The pilot’s already caught the interest of several networks including E!, Bravo, Style, A&E, VH1 and Oprah’s O.W.N., but so far no deal has been set. Networks have all taken a look at providing a home for the show – which is being produced by Acclaim Films (aka yummy model Datari Turner and his partner Phil Thornton) along with Kelly and of course Music World Entertainment. Meanwhile, Ms. Kelly claims that a Destiny’s Child reunion could take place at some point in ’09. “Me [Beyonce and Michelle] never split up. We are as close as we always were, like sisters, and we may do some projects next year,” Kelly told


Don Cheadle will finally get to produce and star in “Marching Powder,” a drama based on the memoir titled, “Marching Powder: A True Story of Friendship, Cocaine and South America’s Strangest Jail.” The actor intends to play McFadden, a British drug trafficker who was arrested and jailed in La Paz, Bolivia’s San Pedro prison. During his six-year stretch, McFadden served as a tour guide in a prison that thrived under a capitalist system made possible by bribery of officials. Jose Padilha will write and direct the drama; Cheadle is producing through his Crescendo Prods., with Plan B’s Brad Pitt, Periscope Entertainment’s David Guy Levy and Benjamin Goldhirsh of Good Worldwide.


Michael Jackson fans will have major input in the creation of a new album titled “King of Pop.” The set will feature tracks chosen by the public in honor of his 50th birthday, which comes on the set’s release date, Aug. 29. Fans are being asked to select their 18 favorite songs from a choice of 50 Jackson tracks, and the most popular will appear on the compilation record.
Countries around the world will all host their own polls, meaning several different versions of the new record will be available – sparking the prospect of die-hard followers of the artist travelling around the world to collect a complete set of CDs. One of Jackson’s new songs, “Hold my Hand” feat. Akon, was recently leaked online and will reportedly be included on his comeback album.

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1962: Baseball great Jackie Robinson was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame.
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Freddie Bell Radio Personality

Actor Eriq Lasalle (“ER”) is 46.

Guitarist Slash of Velvet Revolver (and Guns N’ Roses) is 43.

Singer Sam Watters of Color Me Badd is 38. Singer Dalvin DeGrate of Jodeci is 37.

Actor-comedian Marlon Wayans (“The Wayans Brothers”) is 36.

Actor Omar Epps is 35.

Singer Michelle Williams (Destiny’s Child) is 28.

Radio personality Don Imus is 68.

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