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January 13, 2009

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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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Jill Scott

Jill Scott

By simply walking on stage to promote her new HBO series “The No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency” at the Television Critics Association conference Friday, star Jill Scott revealed she is six months pregnant with her first child. The film, due to premiere on the network in March, is based on the best-selling novels by Alexander McCall Smith and was filmed entirely on location in Botswana. “The first trimester I spent in Botswana,” said Scott, who is due April 25. “That was one of the biggest challenges of my life. First trimester! You’re sick every morning. It was seven hours time difference, the heat, the bugs, the 14 hour days.” Still, the actress, who is engaged to drummer Lil’ John Roberts, says she’s glad she went through with the plans to film. “My doctors gave me a clean bill of health and said you can do this, so I did it.”
Scott, 36, is a three-time Grammy Award winner and was previously seen on the big screen in Tyler Perry’s 2007 film “Why Did I Get Married?”


Lil Kim

Lil Kim

It’s no secret that Lil Kim is not supportive of the upcoming film “Notorious,” a biopic about her late friend, mentor and lover, Notorious B.I.G. The pint-sized rapper told Hip-Hop Weekly that she blames Biggie’s mother, Voletta Wallace, and his widow, singer Faith Evans, for what she calls a negative portrayal.
“I’ve had enough and I’m about to expose them both. … I’ve been quiet for a long time,” Kim told the magazine. “I’m very disappointed in Faith. There’s nothing Faith or Ms. Wallace could do to stop me from reppin’ B.I.G. all day. I’m gonna always do that. … It’s time for Ms. Wallace to be exposed. “I was not involved in the movie,” she continued. “[The filmmakers] never came and asked me anything about Biggie, but again, this was Faith and Ms. Wallace’s movie.” Furthermore, Kim – who has not seen the film – said she thought actress Naturi Naughton was a bad choice to play her and that Jamal Woolard was not the right actor to portray Big.


President-Elect Barack Obama

President-Elect Barack Obama

The folks at “60 Minutes” have announced plans to release a special edition DVD that chronicles President-elect Barack Obama’s history-making road to the White House. The release, titled “Obama All Access,” is part of CBS’ attempt to use the “60 Minutes” brand to market news-themed DVDs, which have never sold as much as movies or television dramas released in the format. “We’re always looking for the right opportunity to do this, and you couldn’t find a better example than the Barack Obama story,” said Jeff Fager, executive producer of “60 Minutes.” “Obama: All Access,” due the first week of February, is the first time “60 Minutes” has released a special edition DVD with material that never aired on TV which, combined with its four-hour length, sets the DVD apart from other “60 Minutes” discs sold in the past two years, network executives said. Those DVDs contained the latest “60 Minutes” stories, but only as they appeared on the program.
The DVD will show Obama’s complete inaugural speech, and other notable campaign speeches. Other features include his first post-election TV interview on “60 Minutes,” which drew 25 million viewers, and previously unaired footage such as him talking about Abraham Lincoln in the Illinois statehouse. The disc also shows Obama behind-the-scenes with family.


President-elect Barack Obama still hasn’t come to grips with the prospect of giving up his last line of direct and instant communication with friends and advisors. “I’m still clinging to my BlackBerry,” Obama told the New York Times on Wednesday. “They’re going to pry it out of my hands.” The BlackBerry, which has been attached to his belt for years, is an essential link to keeping him apprised of events outside his ever-tightening bubble. “This is a concern, I should add, not just of Secret Service, but also lawyers,” Obama said. “You know, this town’s full of lawyers. I don’t know if you’ve noticed.” As previously reported, Obama is being advised for security reasons and his own legal protection to refrain from sending e-mail during his presidency.


Kanye West

Kanye West

In the new issue of Vibe magazine, Kanye West says he would love to have less fans – more like a core of 20,000 devotees rather than a mass of 100,000 fly-by-night bandwagon followers. “I made a decision. I wanna make popular music, but I want less fans,” he told writer Sean Fennessey when asked if he was comfortable with fame. “I want the freedom of having less fans. It’s like the freedom of having less money. If you have less money, you have less responsibility. “It’s like Björk. If she wanted to pose naked, you’d be like, ‘Oh, that’s Björk.’ But if I wanted to pose naked, people would draw all type of things into it. I definitely feel like, in the next however many years, if I work out for two months, that I’ll pose naked. I break every rule and mentality of hip-hop, of black culture, of American culture.” West also gave his take on some of his peers, telling the publication that he refuses to say anything negative about fellow performers, but has no problem giving praise where it is due. “I believe Beyoncé is the greatest performer of our generation,” he offered. “I believe I am the greatest entertainer of this generation. I go neck-and-neck on Jay-Z and [Lil] Wayne as far as who’s the best lyricist. Jay-Z has longevity.”


Serena Williams

Serena Williams

After Serena Williams struggled through her first round win over Australian Samantha Stosur 6-3, 6-7 (4/7), 7-5 at the Sydney International, she brought a little something extra to the post-match press conference.
Photographers were immediately drawn to her neck, which was adorned with a $2.5 million (US Dollar) necklace sporting 427 diamonds. The bling was given to her by a local jewelry designer in hopes she would wear it on the court. “I told the jeweler that I would wear it at the press conference because I didn’t have the cash to be losing a three and a half million dollar necklace,” Williams said with a laugh. “I’m just not comfortable with it and if it fell off I just would have gone for it….. I wouldn’t care about the ball.”
Williams, the world number two, has worn diamonds on court before, causing some controversy at the 2004 US Open when one of her $40,000 earrings fell off during a match.


Stevie Wonder

Stevie Wonder

Stevie Wonder attended the premier Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas last week to praise innovative “vision-free” devices and urge manufacturers to create more of them. “Me, I’d like a car I can use to get around,” Wonder said when asked by AFP what technology breakthrough is at the top of his wish list. “That may be a long way off.” Wonder praised the fact that the new Apple Nano iPods speak the names of titles in music libraries and feature trademark circular control panel that is simple to navigate by touch. He seeks a device that will listen to snippets of music he happens to hear and then automatically tell him the titles and artists. On Friday, Wonder handed out Vision Awards to select CES devices for helping the visually-impaired take advantage of digital-age wonders. “This technology can not only be great for blind people but for people in general,” Wonder said. “Anything that is more accessible for us is great for everyone.”

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Jan. 12, 1965: Lorraine Hansberry, author and dramatist, dies
In 1969, “I’m Gonna Make You Love Me” by the Supremes & the Temptations peaked at Number Two on the pop chart.
In 1983, the album 1999 by Prince was certified gold.
In 1984, Michael Jackson’s album Thriller crossed the 10-million-copy mark.
In 1985, the album Controversy by Prince was certified platinum.
In 1986, “Living In America” by James Brown entered the Top 40 chart.
In 1990, the album Forever Your Girl by Paula Abdul was certified five times platinum.
In 1992, “Addams Groove” by Hammer peaked at Number Seven on the pop chart.
In 1992, “2 Legit 2 Quit” by Hammer peaked at Number Five on the pop chart.
In 1992, “Ain’t Gonna Hurt Nobody” by Kid ‘N Play peaked at Number 51 on the pop chart.
In 1992, “I’ll Take You There” by BeBe & CeCe Winans Featuring Mavis Staples peaked at Number 90 on the pop chart.
In 1992, “Insatiable” by Prince & the New Power Generation peaked at Number 77 on the pop chart.
In 1992, “Is It Good To You” by Heavy D. & the Boyz peaked at Number 32 on the pop chart.
In 1992, “Kiss You Back” by Digital Underground peaked at Number 40 on the pop chart.
In 1992, “Mind Playing Tricks On Me” by the Geto Boys peaked at Number 23 on the pop chart.
In 1994, the album Doggystyle by Snoop Doggy Dogg was certified gold, platinum, and triple platinum.
In 1996, “Before You Walk Out Of My Life” by Monica was certified gold.
In 1996, the album Crazy, Sexy, Cool by TLC was certified eight times platinum.
In 1996, the album History: Past, Present & Future Book I by Michael Jackson was certified six times platinum.
In 1999, rapper-turned-actor Will Smith, Canadian pop singer Celine Dion, and country superstar Garth Brooks were the big winners at the 26th annual American Music Awards in Los Angeles.
In 2000, the album The Writing’s On The Wall by Destiny’s Child was certified double platinu

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Trumpeter Cynthia Robinson of Sly and the Family Stone is 63.

Singer-keyboardist George Duke is 63.

Rapper Raekwon of Wu Tang Clan is 39.

Singer Amerie is 29

Mary J. Blige, R&B singer, 39

Kim Coles, actress and comedienne (Living Single, Celebrity Fit Club II), 43

Maxee Maxwell, member of Brownstone, 40

George Foreman, former heavyweight champ, 60

Luci Martin, member of Chic, 54

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