Solid Gold Soul

Feb. 11, 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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Chris Brown

Chris Brown

The Los Angeles Times says the 911 call alerting police to the alleged assault involving Chris Brown and Rihanna may be an important key in the investigation.

According to the Los Angeles Police Department, the unidentified person who phoned was unaware of the couple’s celebrity when he or she reported the violent altercation, which took place around 12:30 a.m. Sunday in the ritzy Hancock Park section of Los Angeles.

At press time, detectives were still investigating the case and had not turned it over to prosecutors, who will decide whether to file charges against Brown.

The 19-year-old was arrested Sunday on suspicion of making criminal threats and was released on $50,000 bail. Rihanna, born Robyn Rihanna Fenty, was taken to the hospital with “visible injuries,” according to authorities. The artists were nominated for Grammy Awards Sunday and were scheduled to perform, but both pulled out of the ceremony at the last minute.

From the moment the story broke, rumors have been ferocious regarding what led to the altercation. Some blog sites are reporting that Brown became violent because Rihanna had given him a sexually transmitted disease. Others claim Brown was upset because Rihanna reportedly left Saturday night’s Clive Davis pre-Grammy bash for a while to talk to another man.

The severity of Rihanna’s injuries has also been the subject of unconfirmed Internet reports, including rumors that she suffered a broken jaw in the alleged scuffle.

Brown’s arraignment is currently slated for March 5. On his Web site, fans are taking a wait-and-see attitude before making their judgment. On Rihanna’s site, though, some have already made up their minds.

“Send the right message to your fans to leave any boy who would hit you,” one poster tells Rihanna. “He does not deserve you. I will never buy another of his CDs regardless.”


Tatyana Ali

Tatyana Ali

Saturday night at Zune LA, Hennessy hosted a 30th birthday celebration for actress Tatyana Ali. Tatyana’s entire family (grandmother, mother, father, sisters and aunts) were all in attendance along with celeb friends who included Dawn Richard (Danity Kane), actor Omar Miller, D-Nice, Quddus, Twista, and more. Slim (from 112) even sang Happy Birthday to Tatyana before breaking into a full performance where he sang his new hit song “So Fly” as well as classic 112 song “Peaches & Cream.” There was even a “Fresh Prince of Bel Air” reunion with Alfonso Ribiero and Karyn Parsons coming out to wish her well!



Sunday night’s airing of Chris Brown’s Doublemint gum commercial during the Grammy telecast will likely be its last on television.

Wrigley announced Monday that it has suspended its ad campaign featuring the 19-year-old singer as he faces charges of criminal threats and suspicion of domestic violence. The company stopped short of saying they will cancel his contract altogether.

A company statement expresses concern about what it calls “serious allegations made against Chris Brown.” He was arrested Sunday night for an alleged battery on his girlfriend, Rihanna.

Wrigley said it would suspend any current advertising or any related marketing until the situation is resolved, adding that the R&B star should be “afforded the same due process as any citizen.”


Jennifer Hudson

Jennifer Hudson

Following an emotional night at the Grammys, Jennifer Hudson has announced plans to launch a solo tour in April featuring co-headliner Robin Thicke.

The 27-year-old, who capped off a week of rousing performances with a Grammy win for best R&B album, will promote her self-titled debut in a five-week tour to begin April 2 in Philadelphia.

Other stops include Baltimore, Washington, D.C, New York City, Detroit, Atlanta, Memphis, St. Louis, Chicago, Las Vegas, Los Angeles and Dallas before wrapping may 8 in Houston.

“I am so grateful – my first Grammy and my first tour. It doesn’t get better than that,” Hudson told in an exclusive statement.

When the tour starts, it will have been six months since the murders of her mother, brother and nephew in October. Her first public performance following the tragedy was delivering the National Anthem at the Super Bowl Feb. 1. It was followed by gigs at two pre-Grammy events before Sunday’s slot at the main ceremony singing “You Pulled Me Through.”

“It’s definitely a very emotional and close-to-home song, but I like to connect to my music,” Hudson told “Access Hollywood’s” Shaun Robinson on the Grammy red carpet. “That’s what it’s about — you connecting and giving it away at the same time.”

As for the outpouring of love, well wishes and condolences from fans, Hudson said, “Everyone has been so supportive and it’s overwhelming. I’m clearly blessed and highly favored, so I’m just glad to be here. This is what I’ve always dreamt of you know, this is what I’ve always wanted to do, and now this time has come and I’m here. I’m excited.”


The Woods

The Woods

Tiger Woods and his wife, Elin, are the parents of a new baby boy born on Sunday, Feb. 8, the golfer announced on his Web site. It’s their second child following the birth of daughter Sam Alexis in June 2007, one day following the U.S. Open.

“Elin and I are thrilled to announce the birth of our son, Charlie Axel Woods,” Woods wrote in the statement. “Both Charlie and Elin are doing great and we want to thank everyone for their sincere best wishes and kind thoughts. Sam is very excited to be a big sister and we feel truly blessed to have such a wonderful family.

“I also want to thank our doctors, nurses and the hospital staff for their personal and professional care. We look forward to introducing Charlie to you at the appropriate time, and again thanks from all of us for your kindness and support.”

Woods, 33, won the U.S. Open last summer for his 14th career major. That was the last tournament he has played because of knee surgery a week later that ended his 2008 season. He is expected to return before the Masters, possibly as early as the Accenture Match Play Championship on Feb. 25.


Lil Kim

Lil Kim

Rapper Lil Kim, comedian David Alan Grier and former NFL star Lawrence Taylor are among the 13 celebrities who will cut a rug on next season’s “Dancing with the Stars,” ABC announced Sunday.

Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak, Olympic gold-medal gymnast Shawn Johnson and TV host Nancy O’Dell of “Access Hollywood” are also in the new cast for the show’s eighth season, premiering March 9.

Two couples are among the new crop of ballroom twirlers: pop star Jewel and her husband, rodeo champion Ty Murray will compete against each other, while country singer Chuck Wicks will be partnered with his girlfriend, two-time “Dancing with the Stars” champion Julianne Hough.

Rounding out the new cast are Go-Go’s lead singer Belinda Carlisle; actress Denise Richards; Gilles Marini, who played the neighbor ogled by Kim Cattrall’s Samantha in the “Sex and the City” film and Steve-O (MTV’s “Wildboyz”).

“Dancing with the Stars” is hosted by Tom Bergeron and Samantha Harris, with Len Goodman, Bruno Tonioli and Carrie Ann Inaba serving as judges.


President Obama

President Obama

History shows that it took George W. Bush nine months to hold his first
press conference. Monday night, Barack Obama, in office a little over two weeks, has already held his first. Here’s a recap from Reuters:

President Barack Obama insisted on Monday that only government can jolt the economy out of deep recession and offered an olive branch to longtime foe Iran, scrapping years of past U.S. policies.

Taking his case directly to the recession-weary American people, Obama used his first White House news conference to exhort Congress to act in the coming week on an $800 billion economic stimulus package expected to help define his young presidency.

Obama, who won the White House on a promise of change after eight years of George W. Bush, signaled his intention to keep making clean breaks with the past on everything from the role of government to the wisdom of talking to the United States’ enemies.

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Actress Camille Winbush (“The Bernie Mac Show”) is 19.

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