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November 13, 2008

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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.
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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, 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.



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.


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.”


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.


Darren "Chip" Lumar

Atlanta’s 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 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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Your most dominant thoughts produce real results.


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