Solid Gold Soul

April 28, 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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Beyonce, Obessed

Beyonce, Obessed

Sony/Screen Gems sent out a Twitter “tweet” on Sunday that said the $28.5 million opening weekend for their Beyonce film “Obsessed” is the second biggest opening in the studio’s history.

The thriller stars Knowles and Idris Elba as a couple whose ideal marriage is threatened when a psychotic temp played by Ali Larter begins stalking the husband.

“Obsessed” also holds the title of the biggest opening ever for a last-week-of-April release, beating previous record holder “Mean Girls” ($24.4M). It also gives Beyonce the best opening of her career as an above-the-title star, topping 2003’s “The Fighting Temptations” ($11.7M) and “Cadillac Records” ($3.4M) from late 2008.

As previously reported, Terrence Howard’s “Fighting” came in third at the weekend box office with $11.4 million, and Jamie Foxx’s “The Soloist” earned fourth place with $9.7 million.




Prince taped a sit-down interview with Tavis Smiley for the journalist’s PBS talk show that will run over the course of two shows, beginning tonight.

Among the many topics discussed is how he dealt with other kids teasing him as a child.

“Of course I went into self and I taught myself music,” said the artist. “My father left the piano in the house when he left, and I wasn’t allowed to play it when he was there because I wasn’t as good as him. So when he left, I was determined to get as good as him.”

Prince is currently promoting his new album “Lotus Flow3r,” a 3-disc bundle that includes “Elixir,” the debut CD from his latest protégé Bria Valente. Prince is joined by Valente on Tuesday night’s “Tavis Smiley.”




Rihanna was rocking $1.4 million worth of borrowed jewelry the night of her altercation with Chris Brown, which instantly became police evidence in an ensuing investigation.

Nearly three months later, the lenders are starting to sweat the singer for their pieces. Her attorney, Donald Etra, filed a motion Tuesday asking that Los Angeles police and prosecutors return the pair of earrings and three rings that they seized. All were made of “yellow metal” and all but one includes “white stones,” according to the filing.

Etra argues that photographs of the items will satisfy the needs of attorneys and asks the court “to order the return of the property to (Rihanna) without further delay.” The motion states that Brown’s attorney and a Los Angeles Police Department detective overseeing the case do not object to the return of the items.

The filing indicates the jewelry was loaned to the singer by four companies, which want the items back for new events overseas.

The jewelry was part of the ensemble that Rihanna, whose real name is Robyn Rihanna Fenty, was wearing when Brown allegedly beat her while driving home from a pre-Grammy party.




The exclamation “aha” has been in existence for many years, but was anyone saying “Aha moment” before Oprah Winfrey? And did the talk show host ever bother to trademark the phrase? Mutual of Omaha is about to find out.

The insurance company was sent a cease and desist letter by Winfrey’s legal team, demanding they stop their new advertising campaign, which carries the slogan, “Official Sponsor of the Aha Moment.”

In the letter, sent April 21, Winfrey’s camp claims they have the rights to the two words and do not want Mutual of Omaha to mislead her fans into thinking she backs their services.

But according to, Mutual of Omaha fired back with a lawsuit, claiming that even if Oprah had trademark rights to the phrase, she “abandoned” those rights by failing to “police their alleged mark” when other businesses used it in the past.

In the suit, filed Wednesday in federal court in Nebraska, Mutual asks the judge to rule that they have the right to use the phrase in their campaign.

A rep for O tells TMZ, “Harpo has not filed a lawsuit or counterclaim against Mutual of Omaha. We hope to reach an amicable resolution on this issue.”

*In other Oprah news, the billionaire answered a tweet during her “Friday’s Live” show last week that inquired if her current shoulder-length hair is a weave. The TV titan said it was not and proved it by showing a picture of her natural hair length when she arrives to work – before it is straightened and coiffed by her longtime stylist Andre.

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Apr. 27, 1964: Tanganyika and Zanzibar merge to become the East African Nation of Tanzania.
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Singer Cuba Gooding of the Main Ingredient is 65.

Singer Ann Peebles is 62.

Singer Herbie Murrell of The Stylistics is 60.

Singer Mica Paris is 40.

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“If we do not learn to live together as friends, we will die apart as fools.” — Martin Luther King


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Freddie Bell
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Minneapolis, MN 55439