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November 26, 2008

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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.
Invite Freddie to your next event or seminar as a Keynote Speaker, covering topics including You Gotta Have H.E.A.R.T., Tuning In to R.A.D.I.O, Maximizing Your Potential, Imagination, The Secret Key To Success, Winning Through Community Service, Dreaming Your Way to Success and a variety of topics related to sales and sales management. Freddie shares ideas and techniques he used to propel Solid Gold Soul Radio into a household name.
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BEEJAY RICHEST COUPLE

Jay Z and Beyonce

Jay Z and Beyonce

The collective bank account of Jay-Z and his wife Beyonce Knowles is bigger than any other celebrity couple in the entertainment industry, according to Forbes magazine’s new list of Hollywood’s 20 Top-Earning Couples. “BeyonJay” earned a total of $162 million between June 1, 2007 and June 1, 2008, which puts them on a perch overlooking second-place finishers Will and Jada Pinkett Smith, who pulled $85 million in the same time frame. David Beckham and his wife Victoria come in third with $58 million, followed by country music couple, Tim McGraw and Faith Hill with $35 million, and non-married couple Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie, banking $34 million together.

MICHAEL JACKSON MIDEAST KEPT SECRET

Michael Jackson

Michael Jackson

Michael Jackson won’t have to make a trip to London after all. The lawsuit filed against him by Sheik Abdulla bin Hamad Al Khalifa of Bahrain has been settled “in principle,” however, both sides said details of the arrangement are to remain private. After first claiming an illness could prevent him from flying to London for the breach-of-contract trial, Jackson agreed last week to testify in person. But Al Khalifa’s attorney Bankim Thanki announced that the two parties have come to a confidential agreement that they will sign soon. “As Mr. Jackson was about to board his plane to London, he was advised by his legal team to postpone his travels since the parties had concluded a settlement in principle,” a London spokeswoman for Jackson said on Sunday. Al Khalifa had claimed Jackson accepted $7 million to record an album, write a memoir and stage a Broadway show, but failed to deliver on any of the arranged collaborations. The sheik sued Jackson for return of the money. The courts took the unusual step last week of issuing tickets to media outlets wanting to attend the hearing on Monday, in anticipation of the huge press and public interest his appearance was likely to generate.

KRAVITZ SAYS NO TO HOOKER RUMOR

Lenny Kravitz

Lenny Kravitz

A woman who claimed to have worked as a call girl alongside Eliot Spitzer’s prostitute Ashley Dupre is rumored to have had a more intimate relationship with Lenny Kravitz, but a rep for the rocker says the reports are not true. Natalie McLennan, who wrote a memoir about her experiences as a hooker, is the subject of much blog gossip claiming that she and Kravitz were romantically linked. But a rep for the musician tells the New York Daily News, “(The story is) an absolute fabrication. Lenny Kravitz does not know nor has he slept with this woman.” Dupre, meanwhile, was exposed as the prostitute frequented by former New York governor Eliot Spitzer. He was forced to resign earlier this year when the news was made public.

DAVID WINANS HAS MASSIVE STROKE

David "Pop" Winans

The patriarch of the Winans gospel dynasty, David “Pop” Winans, suffered two strokes, a heart attack and several seizures recently. He had a major stroke in Spetember and a second stroke on November 3, discovered after he collapsed in the parking lot of a restaurant. Doctors at Beaumont Medical Center in Detroit did not expect him to make it, calling his recovery “miraculous.” Pastor Marvin Winans, one of his nine children said doctors had indicated the CT scan did not look good. When he came through, they stated his father should be blind, paralyzed or dead he said. According to long-time Winans publicist Erma Byrd, “Pop,” 74, was released from the hospital last week and is “doing much better.”

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Nov. 25, 1841: Thirty-five Amistad survivors returned to Africa.
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Singer Percy Sledge is 68.

Singer Stacy Lattisaw is 42.

Rapper-producer Erick Sermon is 40.

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Solid Gold Soul

November 25, 2008

Welcome to Solid Gold Soul

About Freddie Bell

Freddie Bell

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.
Invite Freddie to your next event or seminar as a Keynote Speaker, covering topics including You Gotta Have H.E.A.R.T., Tuning In to R.A.D.I.O, Maximizing Your Potential, Imagination, The Secret Key To Success, Winning Through Community Service, Dreaming Your Way to Success and a variety of topics related to sales and sales management. Freddie shares ideas and techniques he used to propel Solid Gold Soul Radio into a household name.
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CHRIS BROWN RULES AMA

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Chris Brown

The 36th annual American music Awards, hosted by Jimmy Kimmel and produced by Dick Clark Productions, went down Sunday evening at the NOKIA Theater L.A. Live in downtown Los Angeles. The show featured a record 19 performances, most notably Alicia Keyes’ doing “Superwoman” with surprise guests Queen Latifah and star Kathleen Battle and a special collaboration by P!nk and Sarah McLachlan of the hit song “Angel.” Other highlights included an opening 7-minute medley of Christina Aguilera’s greatest hits as well as performances by Beyonce, Coldplay, Jonas Brothers, Kanye West, Mariah Carey, Rihanna, Miley Cyrus, Ne-Yo, New Kids on the Block, Natasha Bedingfield, Leona Lewis, Pussycat Dolls, Taylor Swift, a solo performance by P!nk and The Fray. The biggest winners of the night were Chris Brown who won three awards including Artist of the Year and Alicia Keys, Rihanna and Kanye West, each taking home two AMA trophies. The 19-year-old Brown seemed stunned and at a loss for words when he was announced as the winner of the Artist of the Yerar award. “I would’ve gave it to Coldplay,” said Brown. “I’m at a loss for words.” Surprise guest Justin Timberlake was on hand to present the 2008 American Music Awards special “Award of Merit” to Annie Lennox honoring her work with the groundbreaking Eurythmics and her illustrious solo career. Additionally, Mariah Carey was recognized for becoming the solo artist with the most number one hits of all time.

USHER EXPECTING SECOND CHILD

Usher

Usher

During an interview with Stevie Wonder on his morning radio show in Los Angeles, Usher announced the sex of his second child with wife Tameka Foster, as well as the baby’s due date.
Doctors told the couple that they’re having another boy, and he’s due to arrive on Dec. 15, just in time for the holidays. Usher told Access Hollywood that their new bundle of joy will be “one of the best Christmas gifts there is to have.” “There are a few names,” he told Access. “But if you guys have any unique one, please feel free to hit me up. Let me know.” It was around this time last November when Usher and Tameka welcomed their first child together, Usher Raymond V. He turns one on Wednesday (Nov. 26).

WYCLEF’S HOME IN FORECLOSURE

Wyclef on Tough Times

Wyclef on Tough Times

The nation’s foreclosure crisis has arrived on the doorstep of Wyclef Jean’s Miami property.
According to TMZ.com, Miami-Dade County will auction off the house he was still building on Dec. 12 because the singer owes $2 million in mortgage payments. “And it wasn’t just the mortgage that wasn’t paid — court docs show there were plenty of people working on the house that haven’t gotten paid either,” reported TMZ. Wyclef purchased the house through a company he set up with friends, according to the Web site. Foreclosure on the mansion reportedly began in March.

OPRAH’S FAVORITE THINGS ARE LESS EXPENSIVE

Oprah

Oprah

Oprah Winfrey has taken a cue from the struggling economy and agreed to downsize the extravagant nature of her annual “Favorite Things” giveaway show, which is scheduled to air on Nov. 26. “They’re some of Oprah’s favorite things, but this time there’s a twist…they cost next to nothing!” says a statement from Harpo Studios. The TV mogul, 54, will also include money-saving tips from viewers who are sticking to a strict budget this holiday season. “You’ll meet a mom who shows us how to create a one-of-a-kind treasure that comes straight from the heart,” the statement says. “Then, one family talks about their very own tradition that doesn’t cost a cent.” “You’ll also hear some great ideas to make your holiday party memorable and affordable,” reads the statement. “And, Oprah unveils a special gift that won’t cost you a thing. Find out how to have the thriftiest holidays ever.”

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Nov. 24, 1874: Robert B. Elliott elected Speaker of the lower house of the South Carolina legislature.
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Bassist Donald “Duck” Dunn of Booker T. and the MG’s is 67.

Record producer Terry Lewis is 52.

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Solid Gold Soul

November 21, 2008

Welcome to Solid Gold Soul

About Freddie Bell

Freddie Bell

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.
Invite Freddie to your next event or seminar as a Keynote Speaker, covering topics including You Gotta Have H.E.A.R.T., Tuning In to R.A.D.I.O, Maximizing Your Potential, Imagination, The Secret Key To Success, Winning Through Community Service, Dreaming Your Way to Success and a variety of topics related to sales and sales management. Freddie shares ideas and techniques he used to propel Solid Gold Soul Radio into a household name.
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SEND OUT AN SSS FOR JOHN LEGEND

John Legend, Minneapolis

John Legend, Minneapolis

Send out an SSS as in Sexy, Sophisticated and Soulful. Those adjectives best describe John Legends’ first stop of his North American World Tour in Minneapolis last night at Northrop Auditorium. The sold-out audience stood for most of the night as the Ohio resident ran through his hits including a sizzling, She Don’t Have to Know and concluding with a heart stopping Ordinary People.. Along the way, John the Legend dropped in selected cuts from Evolver introducing a reggae flavor that teased as it moved folks to dance in the aisles.

John the Legend also gave a nod to the Old’ School with a medley of sexy love songs from The Isley Brothers’ Between the Sheets to Roger’s Computer Love.

Based on Legends music it’s no mystery why Barack Obama won Ohio. The President Elect’s victory was because of its native son being on the stump delivering his political messages, like Legend’s support of children in Third World countries, along with Obama’s “get out the vote” appeals.john-legend-star1

The Minneapolis show, set in a Old’ School theatre had the feel of a smoky nightclub mixed in with dazzling, sophisticated digital signage punctuated with images which drew as many cheers as did his music.
John the Legend remains as smooth as ever and in great voice so send out the SSS.

Grammy Award winner, Raphael Sadigg opened the evening with an uneven thirty-three minute set. The late Marvin Gaye’s Star Spangled Banner recording played as the night’s opening number was better.

This tour will delight and is the perfect Holiday gift for fans and those who love great music. The remaining tour dates are below.

November, 2008

20, 21 – Chicago, IL – Chicago Theatre
24 – East Lansing, MI – Wharton Center for Performing Arts
26 – Detroit, MI – Masonic Temple Theatre
28 – Toronto, Ontario – Roy Thompson Hall
29 – Montclair, NJ – Wellmont Theatre

December 2008
1 – Montclair, NJ – Wellmont Theatre
2 – Boston, MA – Orpheum Theatre
4 – University Park, PA – Bryce Theatre @ Penn State
5 – Philadelphia, PA – Tower Theater
6 – Fairfield, CT – Fairfield University/Alumni Hall
8 – Baltimore, MD – Lyric Theatre
9 – Washington, DC – Constitution Hall
10 – Greenville, SC – Peace Center
12 – Charlotte, NC – Ovens Auditorium
13 – Durham, NC – Durham Performing Arts Center

January 2009
12 – Oakland, CA – Paramount Theatre
13 – Universal City, CA – Gibson Amphitheatre
16 – La Jolla, CA – RIMAC Arena
22 – Dallas, TX – Nokia Theatre @ Grand Prairie
23 – Austin, TX – Bass Concert Hall
24 – Houston, TX – Verizon Wireless Theater
26 – Nashville, TN – Ryman Auditorium
28 – Orlando, FL – Bob Carr Performing Arts Center
29 – Clearwater, FL – Ruth Eckerd Hall
30 – Miami, FL – The Fillmore Miami Beach at Jackie Gleason Theater

February 2009
3 – Atlanta, GA – Fox Theatre
5 – New York, NY – Radio City Music Hall
6 – Mashantucket, CT – MGM Grand Theater @ MGM Foxwoods
7 – Atlantic City, NJ – Borgata Events Center

DREAMGIRLS ON TOUR

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The North American touring production of “Dreamgirls” will kick off at the Apollo Theater in November 2009 and remain there for about one month before touring internationally for 60 weeks. The play will soon go into rehearsal for a 21-week engagement in Seoul, South Korea opening in February. The stateside version will be largely the same production, although the Seoul version will star Korean actors. Robert Longbottom directs the new staging, with choreography by Shane Sparks. The Apollo run does not preclude a potential Broadway run, which remains up in the air and would not likely materialize before 2011. The new production will also include “Listen,” a song sung by Beyonce in the 2006 film version. An open audition for actresses to play the tuner’s three lead female roles is set for Saturday at the Apollo.

DALLAS AUSTIN BACKS OFF ATL HOUSEWIFE

Dallas Austin

Dallas Austin

Dallas Austin is now downplaying his association with Kim Zolciak of Bravo’s “The Real Housewives of Atlanta,” who had enlisted his help in trying to launch a career in country music.
Austin has been shown several times in the series meeting with Zolciak about her music plans and even working with her in the studio. But the artist posted a message on his MySpace page that aims to set the record straight. “We are not doing a song, we are not doing an album … that was only for television!” Austin wrote. Meanwhile, fellow Atlanta Housewife Sheree Whitfield tells the New York Daily News that she remains “100 percent” devoted to developing her debut fashion line, She by Sheree. “It’s for today’s modern woman,” she says. “The pieces will be classic, sexy [and] look feminine and with a strong emphasis on dresses.” Tuesday’s season finale featured Sheree getting some advice by Mychael Knight, a finalist on Bravo’s “Project Runway,” after her launch party for the line ended up being held without any of the completed fashions on display. She admits that the line, which is inspired by the women in her family, is “still kind of a work in progress.” Despite its infancy, She by Sheree has already attracted plenty of attention from “Housewives” fans who are impatiently awaiting its launch. Whitfield and She by Sheree were among the top 10 most Googled items last week after the show’s second-to-last episode.

CED’S PLAY OPENS ON BROADWAY

Cedric The Entertainer

Cedric The Entertainer

The opening night of Ced the Entertainer’s new Broadway play “American Buffalo” was dripping with endless profanity – from the stage at Belasco Theatre on down to its employees. According to the New York Daily News, ushers gave the celeb-filled audience a taste of what was to come in the David Mamet play. One politely asked an audience member to “please take your f***ing seat.” The announcer asked, “We kindly request that you turn off your f***ing cell phones.” Jerry and Jessica Seinfeld, Kathleen Turner, former Sen. Bill Bradley and Newark Mayor Corey Booker were among the crowd battened down for the torrent of bad words. “I will try to brace myself,” the Rev. Al Sharpton told the Daily News. “I have heard these words before, but this may be the first time I’ve heard it with my daughter, Dominique, present. So I will try to act like it is inappropriate.” Spike Lee’s elegant wife, Tonya, predicted that her husband wasn’t going to hear anything he hasn’t said himself. “He swears a lot,” she said. “But he can’t stand it if I do.” Cedric the Entertainer admitted Mamet’s impieties did infect his own speech. “All of us were cussing a lot more,” he said. “We were saying, ‘Bring that sh** over here! [Bleep] that [bleep]!’ Things that don’t even make sense.” But, yesterday, he was trying to hold his tongue because, he said, “My mommy’s in town from St. Louis.”

TERRORIST CALLS OBAMA HOUSE SLAVE

President-Elect Barack Obama

President-Elect Barack Obama

Al-Qaida’s No. 2 leader Ayman al-Zawahri posted a video message on militant Web sites Wednesday in which he referred to President-elect Barack Obama as “abeed al-beit,” which literally translates as “house slave.” The 11-minute 23-second video, al-Qaida’s first response to Obama’s victory, appeared chiefly aimed at persuading Muslims and Arabs that Obama does not represent a change in U.S. policies. Ayman al-Zawahri said in the message that Obama is “the direct opposite of honorable black Americans” like Malcolm X, and grouped the president-elect along with secretaries of state Colin Powell and Condoleezza Rice into the category of “house slaves.” But, al-Qaida supplied English subtitles of his speech included the translation as “house Negroes.”

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Nov. 20, 1923: Garrett T Morgan patents the traffic signal.
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Rapper Sen Dog of Cypress Hill is 43.

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November 20, 2008

Welcome to Solid Gold Soul

About Freddie Bell

Freddie Bell

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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.
Invite Freddie to your next event or seminar as a Keynote Speaker, covering topics including You Gotta Have H.E.A.R.T., Tuning In to R.A.D.I.O, Maximizing Your Potential, Imagination, The Secret Key To Success, Winning Through Community Service, Dreaming Your Way to Success and a variety of topics related to sales and sales management. Freddie shares ideas and techniques he used to propel Solid Gold Soul Radio into a household name.
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OBAMA WANTS ERIC HOLDER

Eric Holder

Eric Holder

President-elect Barack Obama has his sights set on Washington attorney Eric Holder to serve as his attorney general. According to the Associated Press, Obama’s transition aides have gone so far as to ask senators whether he would be confirmed. Holder, a former U.S. attorney who served as the No. 2 official in the Justice Department under President Bill Clinton, would be the nation’s first black attorney general. Also a former judge and U.S. attorney in Washington, Holder is widely respected in legal circles and among Justice Department career lawyers. He has been on Obama’s short list to be attorney general since before the election, and already has had private conversations about how he would run the department. A potential snag in Holder’s confirmation would be his involvement in the 2001 pardon of fugitive Marc Rich by Clinton at the end of his presidency. Rich was a wealthy commodities dealer who had spent years running from tax charges. Holder said he was “neutral, leaning toward favorable” on the pardon. Clinton later cited that as among the factors that persuaded him to issue the pardon. Among Holder’s fans is Rev. Al Sharpton, who issued a statement Tuesday praising Obama’s attorney general choice as “a great step toward bringing responsible change to this country at this juncture in history.” “When he served as deputy attorney general we worked with him on his review of the Amadou Diallo police shooting case in New York and other civil rights cases down through the years,” said Sharpton. “He has been balanced in his support of law enforcement as well as his support for accountability of law enforcement. I think that his appointment is one that both the law enforcement and the civil rights community can exhale and says that someone that is fair and open will take the top law enforcement seat in Washington.”

ANOTHER LAWSUIT FOR PRINCE

Prince

Prince

Prince and his music publisher Universal are being sued for breach-of-contract by the makers of his 3121 fragrance for failing to help market the product as both parties had agreed, reports the Associated Press. In the lawsuit, filed Monday in New York, Revelations Perfume and Cosmetics Inc. claims it spent $2.5 million on the product and agreed to pay Universal half of profits made from sales of the perfume. According to the company, Universal and Prince have not participated in promotions since the fragrance was launched in July 2007. Universal spokesman Peter LoFrumento calls the claims “completely without merit.” In other Prince news, Monday’s “Late Show with David Letterman” featured Prince tribute band Purple Reign performing “Let’s Go Crazy,” marking the first time the show has ever invited a cover band to play.

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SNOOP WITH MARTHA STEWART

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Snoop Country

Snoop Dogg finally got his wish to be a guest of Martha Stewart on her daytime talk show. Ever since the two met backstage at the “Late Show with David Letterman,” Snoop has been e-mailing her regularly about getting a spot on the program. On Tuesday afternoon, Stewart got a kick out of reading some of those correspondences, which were laced with his particular gangsta slang. While helping to prepare mashed potatoes using a recipe from Stewart’s mom, Mrs. Kostyra, Snoop shared with the host his five essential vocabulary words to get through life, which included ‘fo-shizzle’ and ‘crack-a-lackin.’ He also admitted that “in the hood” he doesn’t make mashed potatoes with an electric mixer… or know how to peel potatoes.

PATTI ANNOUNCES LABELLE TOUR

Labelle

Labelle

The newly-reunited Labelle – Sarah Dash, Nona Hendryx and Patti LaBelle – will kick off their first national tour since 1977 at Harlem’s Apollo Theater in support of their new album “Back to Now.” The Apollo gig is on Dec. 19 and is followed by stops in Chicago, Atlantic City, Detroit, Los Angeles, Oakland, Washington D.C. and Atlanta. The Los Angeles Times last month called Labelle “a phenomenon whose music helped change the very idea of what pop and the artists who made it — especially women singers previously confined to ‘girl groups’ — could be.”
Billboard says it’s the combination of “LaBelle’s soaring sass, Hendryx’s rock-edged stance and Dash’s earthy accents” that make for a unique and electrifying combination not to be missed.

Below are Labelle’s “Back to Now” tour dates:

Fri, Dec. 19 – New York, NY at The Apollo Theater
Sat, Jan. 10 – Chicago, IL at Chicago Theatre
Sat, Jan. 17 – Atlantic City, NJ at Taj Mahal
Sun, Jan. 18 – Detroit, MI at The Fox Theatre
Thurs, Jan. 29 Los Angeles, CA at Nokia Theatre
Fri, Jan. 30 – Oakland, CA at Paramount Theatre
Fri, Feb. 13 – Washington, DC at Constitution Hall
Sat, Feb. 14 – Atlanta, GA at the Civic Center

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Roy Campanella was named most valuable player of the National Baseball League for the second time.
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Sportscaster Ahmad Rashad is 59.

Dancer-choreographer Savion Glover is 35.

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November 19, 2008

Welcome to Solid Gold Soul

About Freddie Bell

Freddie Bell

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.
Invite Freddie to your next event or seminar as a Keynote Speaker, covering topics including You Gotta Have H.E.A.R.T., Tuning In to R.A.D.I.O, Maximizing Your Potential, Imagination, The Secret Key To Success, Winning Through Community Service, Dreaming Your Way to Success and a variety of topics related to sales and sales management. Freddie shares ideas and techniques he used to propel Solid Gold Soul Radio into a household name.
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RECORD AUDIENCES VIEWS 60 MINUTES FEATURING OBAMAS

60 Minutes Interview

60 Minutes Interview

A record audience tuned in to CBS’ “60 Minutes” Sunday night to watch the first televised interview with Barack Obama and his wife Michelle since he was elected the 44th U.S. President.
According to the Associated Press, Nielsen Media Research showed the program was seen by 25 million people, giving the news hour its highest overnight ratings since January 1999 and the most viewers of any prime-time show seen this season. The ratings likely got a boost by the down-to-the-wire NFL game between the Pittsburgh Steelers and San Diego Chargers that immediately preceded the show on the East coast.

MICHAEL JACKSON SUED

Michael Jackson

Michael Jackson

A $7 million breach-of-contract lawsuit was filed against Michael Jackson by the king of Bahrain’s son over an album that was promised by the entertainer, but never delivered.
The Bell Pottinger Group says Sheik Abdulla bin Hamad Al Khalifa filed the case against Jackson at London’s Royal Courts of Justice. The suit was to be heard Monday afternoon, reports the Associated Press. In 2006, Jackson announced the release of a new album for Khalifa’s record label 2 Seas Records. Media reports say Khalifa has yet to see a completed album. The lawsuit comes a week after Jackson gave up the title to his Neverland ranch in California.


MORE MUSIC FROM OUTKAST NEXT YEAR

Outkast

Outkast

Rap duo Outkast, whose last album “Speakerboxxx/The Love Below” was released to critical acclaim in September 2003, will have a new full-length album on the streets sometime before the end of 2009. Speaking to MTV News, group member Big Boi said he’s planning on releasing his second solo record, “Sir Lucious Leftfoot: The Son Of Chico Dusty,” either in January or February, with Andre 3000 releasing his solo effort soon after. The pair will then begin recording the Outkast project for release later in the year. Big Boi said: “Me and ‘Dre were on the conference call [recently]. He’s working on his album; my album is done. We’re gonna wait until the top of the year–January or February–to put it out. Then Dre is gonna come hit y’all, and [then] we’re gonna do the Outkast album.”

PAULA SET TO LEAVE IDOL

Paula Abdul

Paula Abdul

According to a report by OK! Magazine, Paula Abdul is about to “transition” out of her involvement with Fox’s “American Idol” to begin working on several new TV projects. “She knows that every season could be her last. Now she’s got a new secret venture that she’s really excited about,” OK! quoted a source as saying. She is currently filming “Paula Abdul’s RAH Cheerleading Bowl,” a competition program that will air New Year’s Day on MTV.
In other Abdul news, a rep for the entertainer is denying reports of her being so shaken by last week’s suicide of obsessed fan Paula Goodspeed outside of her Beverly Hills home that she now considers her house “haunted.” The New York Post quoted a friend of the “Idol” judge who said she refuses to return to the home, even after hiring “healers” to cleanse the house of ghosts. “[Paula Goodspeed] was a deranged stalker who sent her death threats. Paula instructed guards to keep Goodspeed away from her at all costs,” said the source. “She refuses to stay at home because she fears that the spirit of Goodspeed is haunting her house. She feels like this is the absolute worst omen, a really bad curse . . . Paula is suffering. It is well known that she is emotionally fragile.” A rep for Abdul, however, said the whole story is false: “There’s no validity to this. She’s been home since the incident happened. There’s no issue with spirits. Paula is shocked and saddened by what transpired. Her heart and prayers go out to the Goodspeed family.” Meanwhile, the Goodspeed family is now claiming that her treatment by the “American Idol” judges ultimately caused her to kill herself.

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Nov. 18, 1980: Wally “Famous” Amos’s signature Panama hat and embroidered shirt are donated to the National Museum of American History’s Business Americana collection
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Rapper Fabolous is 31.

Rapper Mike Jones is 30.

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November 25, 2008

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Freddie Bell

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WANDA SYKES MARRIED UNDER PROP 8

Wanda Sykes

Wanda Sykes

Organizers of a Las Vegas rally against California’s ban on same-sex marriages got a surprise appearance from comedian Wanda Sykes, who happened to be in town performing at the Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino. “You know, I don’t really talk about my sexual orientation. I didn’t feel like I had to. I was just living my life, not necessarily in the closet, but I was living my life,” Sykes told folks at the rally, hosted by the LGBT Center of Southern Nevada. “Everybody that knows me personally they know I’m gay. But that’s the way people should be able to live their lives,” said the actress, who disclosed to the crowd that she married her partner on Oct. 25. However, the passage of California’s Proposition 8, which bans same-sex marriage, made her feel like she was “attacked.” “Now, I gotta get in their face,” she said. “I’m proud to be a woman. I’m proud to be a black woman, and I’m proud to be gay.”

LEVERT’S DEATH COULD HAVE BEEN AVOIDED

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Sean Levert

The Cleveland Plain Dealer is reporting that Sean Levert’s death in Ohio’s Cuyahoga County jail in March may have been avoided had he been incarcerated in either of Ohio’s two other major urban-county jails. Officials at the Franklin and Hamilton county jails said their facilities have policies that would not have denied the R&B singer his doctor-prescribed anxiety medication, as staff at the Cuyahoga County Jail did during what became the last six days of life. A county coroner’s report concluded that Levert’s withdrawal symptoms from the drug Xanax contributed to the complications that stopped his heart on March 30. Levert was waiting for a doctor’s evaluation to decide if he should be allowed the medicine. The visit was scheduled for April 8.
“If he had been in our jail and Xanax was on the formulary – if it was a standard-issue drug – he would have seen a doctor who would prescribe it,” said Mark Barrett, chief deputy for jail administration in the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office.

DID YOU MISS BARACK’S FIRST YOU-TUBE ADDRESS?

President-Elect Barack Obama

President-Elect Barack Obama

President-elect Barack Obama says his weekly radio addresses, a tradition initiated by Ronald Reagan, will also be available for Internet users via YouTube. Obama’s four-minute address Friday at his transition office in Chicago was posted Saturday through a YouTube link on his transition Web site, http://www.change.gov. And he will continue to do the videos when he takes office on Jan. 20, reports the Associated Press. Transition leaders and policy advisers will also appear in videos on a regular basis, Obama spokeswoman Jen Psaki said. Other officials, such as Cabinet members, could also take part. A two-minute video of Obama adviser Valerie Jarrett is already on the Web page. In it, Jarrett discusses recent staff decisions and the ethics policy in place for the transition. “We’ll be back frequently to give you updates,” she tells viewers.

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Nov. 17, 1972: Barbara Jordan of Houston and Andrew Young of Atlanta become the first African Americans from the South elected to Congress since Reconstruction
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Entertainer RuPaul is 48.

Singer Ronnie DeVoe of New Edition and Bell Biv DeVoe is 41.

Musician Jeff Allen of Mint Condition is 40.

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Love is the greatest power known to mankind!

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November 17, 2008

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Freddie Bell

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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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LEGEND ADDS DATES

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John Legend

John Legend has just confirmed a second leg of concert dates in North America as part of his world tour to promote “Evolver,” his third studio album via G.O.O.D. Music/Columbia. The new string of North American dates run from January 12 through February 7, with London-based singer/rapper/songwriter Estelle serving as Legend’s special guest. The first artist signed to John’s HomeSchool Records label, Estelle hit No. 1 on the UK charts with her single “American Boy” and is featured on “No Other Love,” a track from “Evolver.” Legend kicks off his world tour Nov. 19 in Minneapolis with the first leg wrapping up December 13 in Durham, North Carolina. Songs on “Evolver” include the single “Green Light” (featuring Andre 3000), “It’s Over” (featuring Kanye West), “Everybody Knows,” “No Other Love” (featuring Estelle), “Satisfaction,” “This Time,” “Cross The Line,” “I Love, You Love,” “Good Morning,” “If You’re Out There,” and “Quickly” (featuring Brandy).

Below is John Legend’s tour itinerary:

November 2008
19 – Minneapolis, MN – Northrop Auditorium
20, 21 – Chicago, IL – Chicago Theatre

24 – East Lansing, MI – Wharton Center for Performing Arts
26 – Detroit, MI – Masonic Temple Theatre
28 – Toronto, Ontario – Roy Thompson Hall
29 – Montclair, NJ – Wellmont Theatre

December 2008
1 – Montclair, NJ – Wellmont Theatre
2 – Boston, MA – Orpheum Theatre
4 – University Park, PA – Bryce Theatre @ Penn State
5 – Philadelphia, PA – Tower Theater
6 – Fairfield, CT – Fairfield University/Alumni Hall
8 – Baltimore, MD – Lyric Theatre
9 – Washington, DC – Constitution Hall
10 – Greenville, SC – Peace Center
12 – Charlotte, NC – Ovens Auditorium
13 – Durham, NC – Durham Performing Arts Center

January 2009
12 – Oakland, CA – Paramount Theatre
13 – Universal City, CA – Gibson Amphitheatre
16 – La Jolla, CA – RIMAC Arena
22 – Dallas, TX – Nokia Theatre @ Grand Prairie
23 – Austin, TX – Bass Concert Hall
24 – Houston, TX – Verizon Wireless Theater
26 – Nashville, TN – Ryman Auditorium
28 – Orlando, FL – Bob Carr Performing Arts Center
29 – Clearwater, FL – Ruth Eckerd Hall
30 – Miami, FL – The Fillmore Miami Beach at Jackie Gleason Theater

February 2009

3 – Atlanta, GA – Fox Theatre
5 – New York, NY – Radio City Music Hall
6 – Mashantucket, CT – MGM Grand Theater @ MGM Foxwoods
7 – Atlantic City, NJ – Borgata Events Center

WHITNEY NEVER LOOKED SO GOOD

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Fake Picture

A rep for Whitney Houston’s label Arista Records is denying reports that a photo of the singer that recently appeared online is the cover art for her new comeback album. “The allegedly ‘new’ Whitney Houston album cover circulating throughout the Internet is not a legitimate album cover for Ms. Houston’s forthcoming Arista disc,” read a statement from the label. “Ms. Houston is still recording and we look forward to unveiling new music along with the official album cover in due time.” Entertainment Weekly reported that the phony album cover – featuring Houston in a black bathing suit with a plunging neckline and sporting a long wavy weave – was actually created by a fan.

JADEN SMITH IN KARATE KID REMAKE

Will and Jaden Smith

Will and Jaden Smith

Superstar actor Will Smith will produce an updated version of The Karate Kid, which was originally released in 1984. The remake will feature Smith’s son Jaden Smith in his third major role since his acting debut alongside his father in the movie The Pursuit of Happyness. The original 1984 flick starred Ralph Macchio as Daniel La Russo and Pat Morita as the famous Mr. Miyagi and was set in Las Angeles California. The new version of the film, which is being written by Chris Murphy, centers around a meek young boy who lives in Beijing. He turns to a mentor to build character, defend himself against a bully and to learn that there is more to the Martial Arts than the physical element of fighting. The Karate Kid was originally produced by Jerry Weintraub, who will co-produce the updated version with Smith’s Overbrook Pictures’ James Lassiter and Ken Stovitz. The updated version of The Karate Kid is slated to begin filming in China early next year. Jaden, 10, will next be seen on the big screen in the upcoming movie The Day the Earth Stood Still.

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Nov. 14, 1915: Booker T. Washington dies on this day in Tuskegee, Alabama. Nov. 15, 1898: Lyda A. Newman (New York City, NY) patented a hair brush which permitted easy cleaning by having a detachable unit which carried the brush and bristles. Nov. 16, 1780: Paul Cuffe and other black taxpayers of Massachusetts protest to the state legislature against taxation without representation, demanding the right to vote.
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Jazz pianist Ellis Marsalis is 74.

Zydeco singer-accordionist Buckwheat Zydeco is 61.

Rapper Shyheim is 31.

Bandleader Kevin Eubanks (“The Tonight Show with Jay Leno”) is 51.

Rapper E-40 is 41.

Actress Lisa Bonet is 42.

Singer Bryan Abrams of Color Me Badd is 40.

Singer Trevor Penick (O-Town) is 30.

Actor Noah Gray-Cabey (“My Wife and Kids”) is 13.

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November 13, 2008

Welcome to Solid Gold Soul

About Freddie Bell

Freddie Bell

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.
Invite Freddie to your next event or seminar as a Keynote Speaker, covering topics including You Gotta Have H.E.A.R.T., Tuning In to R.A.D.I.O, Maximizing Your Potential, Imagination, The Secret Key To Success, Winning Through Community Service, Dreaming Your Way to Success and a variety of topics related to sales and sales management. Freddie shares ideas and techniques he used to propel Solid Gold Soul Radio into a household name.
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MICHAEL JACKSON PERFORMING AGAIN?

Michael Jackson

Michael Jackson

First there were reports that Michael Jackson would join his brothers in a reunion tour. Then, the singer, himself, released a statement denying the rumors, which his brother Jermaine had confirmed as true the previous day. Now, Billboard.com is hearing talk that Jackson may follow in the footsteps of Prince and perform a long engagement at London’s 02 Arena. “A source confirms that there is a ‘standing offer with no expiration’ from AEG Live for Jackson to play at the O2,” Billboard reported Friday. “The 02 is operated by Anschutz Entertainment Group, and any Jackson stand at the 02 would almost certainly be promoted by AEG Live, the live entertainment arm of AEG.” Sources tell Billboard that Michael’s decision not to participate in the reported Jackson 5 reunion tour may stem from his desire to do his own touring next year.
In related news, Jackson’s groundbreaking 1982 album “Thriller” jumped 41-1 on Billboard’s Top Pop Catalog Albums chart last week after selling 31,000 copies in the U.S., according to Nielsen SoundScan (a 1,000% increase). The move was fueled by the album’s various anniversary celebrations that took place around the world last week. The set is now 2008’s top-selling catalog album, having shifted 688,000 copies.

WASHINGTON SEEKS RETURN TO GREY’S

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In the upcoming issue of TV Guide, Isaiah Washington was asked how “Grey’s Anatomy” should fix things following the unpopular firing of Brook Smith, who played lesbian character Dr. Erica Hahn. “Bring Burke back,” the former “Grey’s” star answered, citing his former character Dr. Preston Burke. On Smith’s forced exit from the show, Washington said: “For her to be treated this way I find very interesting …But the fact is that just before the holidays, you have a mother, a wonderful actress removed from a steady income without the proper reasoning behind it.” “You look at the way another consummate professional’s being treated because her character, her story line, potentially made producers uncomfortable,” he added. “Now that I see what they’re doing to a show that I love and I care about, I think it’s disgusting.” Washington’s contract was not renewed after the third season because he allegedly used an anti-gay slur toward co-star T.R. Knight. “The world still thinks I taunted T.R. Knight and called him the F-word, which I didn’t,” he claims.

ISLAM LEADER PRAISES OBAMA

Minister Louis Farrakhan

Minister Louis Farrakhan

Nation of Islam Minister Louis Farrakhan was finally able to voice public praise for President-Elect Barack Obama after months of silence, which was rooted in fear that his support would hurt the historic campaign. In February, Farrakhan praised Obama, calling him “the hope of the entire world that America will change and be made better” at a Saviours’ Day event in Chicago. But Obama quickly distanced himself from Farrakhan, denouncing the minister’s support during a presidential debate with then-Democratic rival Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton. Obama said he objected to Farrakhan’s past statements about Judaism, which many have considered anti-Semitic. Nation of Islam officials have said Farrakhan’s comments are often taken out of context. During an address Sunday at Mosque Maryam in Chicago’s South Side, Farrakhan said Obama faced unfair scrutiny for his associations with the Rev. Jeremiah Wright, Obama’s former pastor, who was shown making fiery statements about the U.S. government in widely circulated video clips. Obama was also criticized because of the Rev. Michael Pfleger, a Chicago priest who mocked Clinton at Wright and Obama’s former church, Trinity United Church of Christ.
“For nine months, I kept quiet because I saw that the good words that I spoke about this beautiful young man at our Saviours’ Day convention and the way they were misused,” Farrakhan said of Obama. “I decided it would be better for me to just be quiet rather than be drawn into the controversy that was swirling around his pastor, Father Pfleger, and others.”


OBAMA SECRET CODE NAME REVEALED

President-Elect Barack Obama

President-Elect Barack Obama

To the world, he is known as U.S. President-Elect Barack Obama. To the Secret Service charged with protecting his every move, he is referred to by the code name, Renegade.
Officials at the White House Communications Agency on Monday released their code names for the entire incoming First Family. Michelle Obama is tagged Renaissance, 10-year-old Malia is Radiance, and Sasha, 7, is Rosebud. Vice President-elect Joe Biden’s security name is “Celtic,” according to reports. White House officials would not comment on the selection process. In a previous news report, however, an agency spokesman said the names are assigned by “sheer whim.” The Washington Post quoted a Secret Service spokesman who said all code names are chosen by military officials, suggesting that they should not be examined too closely for deeper meaning. These days, code names have little to do with actual safety; instead they play a more ceremonial and logistical role, letting agents bark easily understood directions into their sleeves as a protectee is moving from location to location. Now the military and Secret Service can communicate over highly secured lines, making a code name irrelevant. Still, habit lives on.

JAMES BROWN’S SON-IN-LAW MURDERED

Darren "Chip" Lumar

Atlanta’s CBS46.com is reporting that the son-in-law of the late singer James Brown was shot to death Wednesday night in the garage of his Buckhead home. Relatives of Darren “Chip” Lumar told the news station they believe the killing was a hit. Investigators said the shooter was waiting for Lumar. “When he drove up to park his car in the garage, he was confronted. An altercation of some sort took place. That’s when the victim was shot multiple times,” said Atlanta police Officer Eric Schwartz. The neighborhood where Lumar lived is a gated community. “I think it was somebody that knew him,” Schwartz said. Witnesses said after the gunman shot Lumar, it appeared the perpetrator was side-stepping away, as if he was looking to see if anyone was watching him. The witnesses said he then rounded a corner, possibly jumping a fence, and got into a car that was waiting for him. The witnesses said Lumar then got into a car and drove four miles to Northside Hospital, where he died. Lumar was married to Brown’s daughter, Yamma Brown Lumar, who had recently divorced him. Sources close to the family and the case told CBS 46 that when Lumar arrived at the hospital, he had $4,000 in cash in his pocket. Police said Monday they have not made any arrests and they don’t have a motive.

WHOOPI HAS NEW DEAL

Whoopi Bringing in the Bank

Whoopi Bringing in the Bank

Whoopi Goldberg, a co-host on ABC’s “The View,” has signed a development deal with Discovery Emerging Networks to develop shows for Investigation Discovery and Science Channel with partner Tom Leonardis. According to Variety, the programming will be presented under her production shingle Whoop Inc. The pact includes a proviso that at least one of Goldberg and Leonardis’ ideas be greenlit. “Since I’m really curious about the world, what better place for Tom and me to exercise this interest than at Discovery?” Goldberg said. In addition to Goldberg’s short-lived, self-titled 2003-04 NBC sitcom, Whoop Inc. has produced the Lifetime series “Strong Medicine”; telepics “Ruby’s Bucket of Blood” and “Call Me Claus”; and feature “The Piano Man’s Daughter.”

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Nov. 12, 1941: Opera singer, Madame Lillian Evanti, founds the National Negro Opera Company
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Organist Booker T. Jones of Booker T. and the MG’s is 64.

Actress Tamala Jones (“The Brothers”) is 34.

Singer Tevin Campbell is 32.

Singer Omarion is 24.

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