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Feb. 17, 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 UNDER MICROSCOPE

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Chris Brown

Chris Brown, who was arrested a week ago in connection with the alleged beating of his girlfriend, Rihanna, released a statement Sunday expressing remorse over his actions, according to reports.

“Words cannot begin to express how sorry and saddened I am over what transpired. I am seeking the counseling of my pastor, my mother and other loved ones and I am committed, with God’s help, to emerging a better person,” the singer said in a statement issued through publicist Michael Sitrick.

“Much of what has been speculated or reported on blogs and-or reported in the media is wrong,” Brown added. But he said he couldn’t discuss that in detail until his case is resolved.

Brown surrendered to Los Angeles police on Feb. 8 and was released on $50,000 bail after being booked for investigation of making a criminal threat, a felony. He has not been charged by the district attorney’s office, which is still investigating the case.

RadarOnline reported over the weekend that Brown held a “secret meeting” in Los Angeles Thursday night with his family and close friends to discuss the controversy surrounding his recent arrest.

A source exclusively tells the Web site that Brown’s mother was among the people in attendance, and that he attempted to calm everyone down. The source says Brown told his family and friends that he and Rihanna have “officially broken up.”

RadarOnline.com was also told exclusively that Brown does not think she will press charges against him. He also reportedly believes that he will pay fines instead of spending time in jail.

The source says Brown’s final words to everyone were: “Protect me. I’m your homeboy.” Click here for the story.

Meanwhile, a source close to Brown tells Usmagazine.com that the singer has not been updating his Facebook status with messages about Rihanna.

The New York Post reported last week that Brown changed his status to say “You’ll begin to see her true colors. Believe it!” But the source tells Us: “Due to the dubious nature of the Facebook page, I don’t know how anybody would believe this. Of course Chris did not comment himself and this is not his Facebook page.

“A little research shows that there are tons of Chris imposters on Facebook and none of them are Chris, including this one,” continues the source.

RIHANNA’S DAD SAYS MOVE ON

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One day after Chris Brown’s dad spoke out about his son’s remorse following the infamous domestic dispute with Rihanna, the father of the alleged victim spoke to the same outlet, saying if he were in his daughter’s shoes, he’d end the relationship.

Ronald Fenty, a salesman and freelance clothing designer, said Rihanna is at home in Barbados spending time with her girlfriends while she heals, reports People.com. While Fenty said he wouldn’t tell his daughter what to do, he did say, “If it were me, I’d move on.”

The last time Fenty had seen Rihanna and Brown together was in July. “They seemed pretty happy,” he recalls. “I don’t know what went wrong.”

Brown, 19, allegedly attacked Rihanna in Los Angeles last Sunday. He was arrested and may face charges from the district attorney. Fenty said he was shocked upon hearing news of the assault. “I didn’t believe it,” he told People from his home in Barbados.

“I know my daughter,” said Fenty, 55. As for Brown, he said, “You think you know somebody, but you really don’t.”

Describing Rihanna’s current condition after seeing her in Barbados on Thursday, Fenty said, “There is some bruising. She will be all right. I think so.” He adds, “At some point, she will speak out. I hope she will stand up for women all over the world.”

WHITEHOUSE TO HONOR STEVIE WONDER

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Stevie Wonder

Stevie Wonder, whose music and presence were a major part of Barack Obama’s presidential run, will be recognized for his contributions to both the campaign and the music world with a concert in his honor.

The White House says the president and first lady will present Wonder a Library of Congress award on Feb. 25. The concert will be broadcast the next day on PBS as part of its “Performance at the White House” series.

The award-winning Motown legend performed at the Democratic National Convention in Denver on the night Obama accepted his party’s nomination. He also sang at a concert during the week of Obama’s inauguration.

His song “Signed, Sealed, Delivered I’m Yours” and “Higher Ground” were used as theme songs during Obama’s campaign stops.

NBA MVP TROPHY NAMED FOR RUSSELL

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Bill Russell

Beginning this year, the National Basketball Association finals MVP will receive an award named after the legendary Bill Russell, commissioner David Stern announced Saturday.

“This is one of my proudest moments in basketball, because I determined early in my career, the only important statistic in basketball is the final score,” Russell said, regarding the distinction.

Russell’s wife, Marilyn, recently died of cancer, and he was visibly moved as he accepted the honor, reports the Associated Press.

“This is a bittersweet award,” Russell said. “I just lost my special person. But I wanted to thank my teammates because we played a team game quite well. I accept this for my team, and my team included our coach, Red Auerbach, and all my teammates over the years. This is quite flattering.”

The award, presented at the end of the finals, is voted by writers and broadcasters covering the series.

“What I’m going to do next week is visit my father’s grave, because he was my hero,” Russell said. “And I’m going to share that with him.”

The NBA first named a finals MVP in 1969, after the series between Russell’s Boston Celtics and the Los Angeles Lakers. The Celtics won the title but Los Angeles’ Jerry West won the MVP trophy — the first and only time the award has gone to a member of the losing team.

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