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Feb. 3, 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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IS ARETHA GIVING UP THE HAT?

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Aretha Franklin’s Inaugural hat continues to make headlines in the wake of its worldwide debut on January 20.

Following reports of the bow-tied, Swarovski jeweled, heather grey wool hat being in high demand, the Smithsonian Institution has just asked Franklin if she will donate the item to its planned exhibit of President Obama’s Inauguration, joining other items such as First Lady Michelle Obama’s Inaugural night gown.

“I am considering it,” Franklin said of the Smithsonian’s request. “It would be hard to part with my chapeau since it was such a crowning moment in history. I would like to smile every time I look back at it and remember what a great moment it was in American and African-American history. Ten cheers for President Obama.”

In the days following the Inauguration, the hat took on a life of its own, becoming the butt of jokes on late night talk shows and the subject of much discussion on such daytime staples as “The View” and “Ellen DeGeneres,” who wore an exaggerated version of it on her show.

Dozens of Internet sites have been devoted to the hat and, using software, it has been placed on mug shots of Dick Cheney, dogs, President George Washington and the heads of Mt. Rushmore, among many others. The hat even has its own Facebook page.

HUDSON SCORES A TOUCHDOWN!

Jennifer Hudson's Superbowl Performance

Jennifer Hudson's Superbowl Performance

In her first public appearance since the October slayings in Chicago of her mother, brother and 7-year-old nephew, singer/actress Jennifer Hudson flat out “sang” the national anthem before a massive worldwide television audience Sunday night.

Hudson looked relieved when she was through. When she returned to her dressing room, she anxiously asked pre-game show producer Rickey Minor “How did I do?”

“I told her ‘Touchdown!'” Minor told The Associated Press after the performance.

Minor said Hudson’s two cell phones lit up “like slot machines” following her performance, and she received a moving text message from Jamie Foxx, her co-star in “Dreamgirls.”

“His text said ‘Amazing. It brought tears to my eyes,'” Minor said. “She’s just getting so much love.”

Although entertainers can perform live at the Super Bowl, Minor insisted that Hudson and Faith Hill, who sang “America the Beautiful” before the national anthem, use the tracks the NFL requires them to submit a week before the game.

“That’s the right way to do it,” Minor said. “There’s too many variables to go live. I would never recommend any artist go live because the slightest glitch would devastate the performance.”

Hudson is now officially back in the limelight; she’s ready to resume her active work schedule. Also on tap for her is a performance at next week’s Grammy Awards. Additionally, her new video for “If This Isn’t Love” is set to debut the week of Feb. 9.

WILLIAMS SISTERS COMBINE TO WIN OPEN

Sisters Win!

Sisters Win!

Serena and Venus Williams left the Australian Open and its oppressive heat last weekend with a doubles title, earned Friday; and a 10th Grand Slam victory for Serena after she annihilated Dinara Safina the following day.

The Williams sisters, seeded 10th, teamed to beat Daniela Hantuchova of Slovakia and Japan’s Ai Sugiyama 6-3, 6-3 in an Australian Open Doubles final that took all of 38 minutes.

“We played a great team today. They were very tough,” Venus said after the match. “At the end there I think we just maybe wanted it a little more.”

Serena returned to center court the following day and simply dominated Russia’s Safina 6-0, 6-3 to win her fourth Australian Open title, bringing up her 10th Grand Slam and reclaiming the world number one ranking on the way.

The match was described as one of the most lop-sided Australian finals ever, with Serena allowing her opponent to win only eight points in the first set and claiming the championship in less than an hour.

“I’m so excited … I clearly love playing here and I get great support here. I don’t get that every place I go,” Williams said, after winning the first women’s night final played in the Rod Laver Arena.

Williams, the second seed, backed up her pre-tournament comments that she was the best women’s tennis player in the world and will now officially reclaim the top ranking from Serbia’s Jelena Jankovic. She also became the highest ever prize money winner in women’s sport during the tournament.

Williams said she was thrilled to join the likes of Steffi Graf and Martina Navratilova in the elite group of women with 10 or more Grand Slams.

“I idolized Steffi Graf,” she said. “When I played her I was like ‘Oh My God, it’s Steffi Graf’ and Martina Navratilova was someone who was my role model, so when I think of these greats I don’t really think of my name, I think of them. I think people are starting to think of me (in those terms), which is uber-cool, I can’t even get my mind around that.”

PITTSBURGH WINS THRILLER!!

The Catch

The Catch

It’s no secret that President Obama’s favorite NFL team is the Pittsburgh Steelers. So it’s obvious that today the Prez and millions of other Steeler Stans are feeling real giddy because the Steel City bruiser bested the Arizona Cardinals in Sunday night’s super-Super Bowl matchup.

The winning play of game was right out of a schoolyard. Scamble right, scramble left, find someone open. It was the perfect unscripted ending to a game of improbable swings.

On a day when their league leading defense had a slight off day, quarterback Ben Roethlisberger and wide receiver Santonio Holmes improvised a 6-yard touchdown with 35 seconds left to give the Steelers a record-setting sixth Super Bowl victory, 27-23 over the Cardinals.

“Great players step up in big-time games to make plays,” said Holmes, the game’s MVP. He said he told Roethlisberger that he “wanted to be the guy to make the plays for this team.”

“I knew it was a touchdown 100 percent,” Holmes said, even though it had to withstand a video review. “My feet never left the ground. All I did was stand up on my toes and extended my hands.”
This year’s thriller certainly matched last year’s upset of the New England Patriots by the New York Giants that ended with Plaxico Burress’ TD catch _ with 35 seconds left, too.

But this one was even wilder. As the seconds ticked away, a kneeling Roethlisberger held coach Mike Tomlin’s hand as Kurt Warner led one last, but futile, drive.

The stunning swings overshadowed Pittsburgh linebacker James Harrison’s record 100-yard interception return for a touchdown to end the first half. It looked like the signature play until the final quarter, when both teams shook off apparent knockout punches to throw haymakers of their own.

“These guys just don’t blink,” Pittsburgh’s head coach, Mike Tomlin said. “They deliver. It’s never going to be pretty or perfect, if you will, but they have a great deal of resolve.”

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Langston Hughes, Harlem Poet was born on February 1, 1902

Feb. 2, 1897: Alfred L. Cralle invented the ice cram scooper, patent #576,395.
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Rapper T-Mo (Goodie Mob) is 37.

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The only thing that stands between a man and what he wants from life is often merely the will to try it and the faith to believe that it is possible. — Richard M. DeVos

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