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January 15, 2009

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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.
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ATLANTA HOUSEWIFE DROPS DIVORCE APPEAL

Sheree Whitfield

Sheree Whitfield

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution is reporting that Sheree Whitfield of “Real Housewives of Atlanta” has dismissed her divorce appeal after considering the dismal financial state of her ex-husband, former Atlanta Falcons player Bob Whitfield.

The one-time athlete has squandered his fortune and failed to pay child support for his two children for 15 months, Sheree’s lawyer, Michael Weinstock, said Monday.

“The man hasn’t paid a dime” in child support, Weinstock said. “Mr.
Whitfield’s going to have to figure out how to pay the money.”

Weinstock made the claims during arguments before the Georgia Supreme Court in which he and Bob Whitfield’s lawyer, Christopher Olmstead, leveled accusations at one another. Olmstead argued that Sheree, 38, or her lawyers, should fork over $2,500 in penalties for bringing a frivolous appeal.

“This is an affront to the court,” Olmstead said. “The icing on the cake, the cherry on the sundae” arrived Monday morning when Sheree Whitfield’s lawyers filed a motion to dismiss the appeal, he said.

Weinstock countered that the appeal was filed for legitimate reasons but the issue is now moot because Whitfield is broke.

COWBOYS MICHAEL IRVIN’S CELEBRITY FOILS CARJACKERS

Michael Irvin

Michael Irvin

Former Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Michael Irvin had a close call with some probably thieves in Far North Dallas on Monday night. According to police, Irvin was stopped at a red light when the car next to him rolled down the passenger window. The Hall of Famer rolled down his window because he thought the passenger wanted to talk to him, but became aware that the man was pulling out a semi-automatic weapon.

Luckily, however, the passenger realized who Irvin was and thought better of robbing him.

“The passenger pulled out a semiautomatic and I knew what time it was,” Irvin told the Dallas Morning News. “But he said ‘Oh, that’s Michael Irvin, with the Dallas Cowboys.’”

And so began a conversation between Irvin and the alleged thieves about the Cowboys. When they were finished talking, the other car got on to the highway and Irvin contacted the police.

“I tell you what, I’m glad he was a Cowboy fan,” Irvin said.

HUDSON TO PERFORM AT THE SUPERBOWL

Jennifer Hudson

Jennifer Hudson

Jennifer Hudson is using pop culture’s grandest stage — the Super Bowl — to make her return to the spotlight following the slayings of her mother, brother and 7-year-old nephew.

NFL spokesman Brian McCarthy confirmed Wednesday that Hudson will sing the national anthem at the Super Bowl in Tampa, Fla., on Feb. 1. E! News first reported Tuesday that Hudson would perform.

Hudson hasn’t made a public appearance since her 57-year-old mother, Darnell Hudson Donerson; 29-year-old brother Jason Hudson; and 7-year-old nephew Julian King were slain in Chicago in October. Her estranged brother-in-law has been charged in the killings.

Hudson, who had released her self-titled debut album shortly before the killings, is also scheduled to sing at the Grammys’ MusiCares event in Los Angeles a few days later. She is nominated for four awards at the Feb. 8 Grammy Awards.

The 27-year-old Hudson already has an Oscar to her credit, a best supporting actress win for her role in “Dreamgirls.” The former “American Idol” contestant’s career was continuing its skyrocketing rise, with featured roles in movies like “Sex and the City” and “The Secret Life of Bees,” as well as her album release, when the slayings occurred.

The Super Bowl is the most viewed spectacle on television. Bruce Springsteen is scheduled to sing during halftime of the pro football championship game.

KANYE UPSET AGAIN

Kanye West

Kanye West

Kanye West took to his blog recently to rail against his photo on the cover of Vibe magazine.

The picture appears to show specks of grey hair in his beard – something the artist says came out of nowhere and reminds him of Brad Pitt’s character who ages backwards in “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button.”

“I DON’T HAVE GREY IN MY BEARD IN REAL LIFE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!”
West wrote on his blog. “I’M ALL DOWN WITH BEING IN MY 30’S BUT DAAAAAAAAMN!!!! THIS IS SOME BENJAMIN BUTTON’S SH*T!”

Meanwhile, West is set to weigh in on another type of design when he serves as judge of Wallpaper’s Design Awards, reports NME.

DUNGY BIDS EMOTIONAL FAREWELL

Tony Dungy

Tony Dungy

With tears in his eyes and a catch in his throat, Tony Dungy announced his retirement from the NFL on Monday, leaving his Indianapolis Colts to chase another Super Bowl title under his successor, Jim Caldwell.

“Don’t shed any tears for me,” Dungy said at the press conference. “I’ve gotten to live a dream that most people don’t get to live. What phase two will be, we’ll find out. But phase one has been awfully special.”

The 31-year NFL veteran informed the assistant coaches of his decision in the morning, met with some players throughout the day and concluded by trading hugs and tears with team owner Jim Irsay and team president Bill Polian.

Dungy said he is looking forward to spending his days away from football with his family and on volunteer work.

“I want to do something more with my family and something that would connect more with my goals,” he said. “Where my heart is, is really with our young men right now. We have so many guys that didn’t grow up like me, didn’t have their dad there and that’s something I’m very, very interested in.”

Dungy became the first black coach to win a Super Bowl, the first to make 10 straight playoff appearances, the first to win 12 games in six straight seasons. His regular-season winning percentage of .668 is fifth all-time among coaches with at least 100 wins and his 10.7 regular-season wins per year is the best among that group, too.

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Jan. 14, 1895: Blacks organized the National Steamboat Company in Washington, D.C. The company sailed a steamboat, the “George Leary,” between D.C. and Norfolk, Virginia.
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Blues singer Clarence Carter is 73.

Singer-songwriter Allen Toussaint is 71.

Actor Carl Weathers is 61. Rapper Slick Rick is 44.

Rapper LL Cool J is 41.

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