Solid Gold Soul

March 18, 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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Redding News Review is reporting that “The Mo’Nique Show” will end its eight-month run this week because the host was denied a new contract from distributor, Syndication One.

“Her contract was not renewed,” the source told Redding News Review.

As previously reported, Syndication One released a statement saying Mo’Nique was choosing not to continue with the program because she wanted to focus more on her career in television, film and comedy.

“I would like to thank my fabulous board of directors for their daily inspiration and feedback and Radio One for the opportunity to further my entertainment brand through radio,” she was quoted as saying in the news release.

However, the story of her denied contract appears to be more in line with what really happened, according to Redding. The source says Mo’Nique spoke about the situation on Friday. She told listeners that the choice of her leaving was beyond her control and that listeners had not heard the last of her on the radio.

The show was pulled from some markets in the middle of her emotional rant, the source said. Her show is officially scheduled to conclude on Wednesday.


Beyonce on Vogue

Beyonce on Vogue

Beyonce Knowles, the cover girl for Vogue magazine’s April issue, speaks candidly in the article about the importance of embracing her curves, as well as other topics such as singing for the president and her status as a role model.

The 27-year-old has famously adjusted her weight to fit various film roles – whether it’s losing 20 pounds for her character Deena in “Dreamgirls” or gaining an additional 20 to play Etta James in Cadillac Records.

“It’s easy for me to gain weight,” she says. “I’m not a naturally stick-thin girl. I’m not heavy but I’m not skinny either.”

Her self-confidence and poise have made her a role model to young girls everywhere, including President Obama’s daughters, Sasha and Malia.

“The amount of influence I have on these young girls is scary sometimes. But I also understand how lucky I am to have that,” said Beyonce.

The April issue of Vogue arrives on newsstands March 24. Click here for additional photos of Beyonce and the full article at


Michael Strahan

Michael Strahan

Former pro football player Michael Strahan, an analyst for “Fox NFL Sunday,” is venturing into the world of scripted television via a new pilot for Fox.

Tentatively titled “Brothers,” the Sony Pictures TV/Tantamount project will feature the former New York Giants star as a retired NFL player who returns to his hometown and starts working to reconnect with his family — especially his brother (Daryl “Chill” Mitchell), who is confined to a wheelchair following a car accident.

In real life, Mitchell was paralyzed in a 2001 motorcycle accident; he played a paralyzed bowling alley manager on NBC’s “Ed.” Prior to his accident, he also starred in “Veronica’s Closet” and “The John Larroquette Show.”

As for Strahan, his acting resume includes an appearance in a Web series, a commercial for Snickers and a humorous advertisement for Right Guard. Strahan hosted Spike TV’s “Pros vs. Joes” and the DIY Network series “Backyard Stadiums,” and he has guest starred on NBC’s “Chuck.”


Top Model

Top Model

New Jersey resident Jessica Paravati was prepared to stand in long lines for her chance to join Cycle 13 of “America’s Next Top Model” during Saturday’s auditions in New York. What she didn’t count on was for the lines to suddenly become unruly, violent and life-threatening.

“It was the scariest moment of my life,” Paravati, 21, told of the stampede on Saturday, which left six people injured and three in handcuffs. “I thought I could die and it was absolutely horrible.”

According to Paravati, a Palisades Park, N.J., resident, the crowd of hopefuls waiting to audition outside New York’s Park Central Hotel became panicked once she and others saw a BMW billowing smoke and heard people screaming “bomb” and “guns.”

“I was at the front of the line but I saw smoke near the end of the line,” she said. “Once people saw the smoke everyone started to run and started to push each other towards the front of the line towards me. I could not move and my instinct was to run like everyone else.”

However, Paravati along with her best friend, were trapped and unable to move, she says.

“As the stampede started girls were screaming for their life and people started crying as they were falling all over the ground and running on top of each other trying to jump over the barricades,” she said. “I was screaming too. I was so scared. I’ve never seen anything like it. We were trapped.”

Paravati managed to avoid injury because she had her best friend to lean on, literally. “I grabbed onto her and she grabbed onto me to hold each other up not to fall down and get run over,” she said. “Luckily we managed and didn’t fall over anything.”

With the auditions immediately canceled, Paravati added, “I didn’t get to audition but I am thankful that I’m alive and not hurt.”

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Mar. 17, 1946: Jackie Roosevelt Robinson made his professional debut as a member of the Montreal Royals in the Daytona Beach ballpark that now bears his name. One year later, Robinson would break Major League Baseball’s color barrier and earn the inaugural Rookie of the Year Award as a member of the Brooklyn Dodgers.
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Percussionist Harold Brown of War is 63.

Actor Mathew St. Patrick (“Six Feet Under”) is 41.

Actor Yanic Truesdale (“Gilmore Girls”) is 40.

Rapper Swifty of D12 is 34.

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Thoughts held in mind produce what you’ve been thinking.


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