Solid Gold Soul

May 12, 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

Chris Brown has denied Internet gossip that he leaked a batch of photos that allegedly show Rihanna buck naked.
The seven images, which began surfacing on Friday, apparently show the “Umbrella” singer in various states of undress. They are said to reveal various body parts and appear to have been taken in a bathroom and bedroom, according to the New York Post’s Page Six.

Bloggers immediately speculated that Brown, currently facing felony charges that he beat Rihanna, unleashed the photos as payback. But Brown says he had nothing to do with it.

A rep for Brown tells, “This is both a false and defamatory statement. Chris has not released or ‘leaked’ any photos of Rihanna (or anyone else for that matter).”


Barack Obama

Barack Obama

President Barack Obama poked fun at his own administration and took a few playful swipes at his critics in both the media and the Republican party at Saturday’s White House Correspondents’ Association dinner in Washington D.C.
Wanda Sykes was the featured roaster at the annual black tie affair, attended by a mix of politicians, celebrities and journalists to raise money for journalism scholarships.

Obama was slotted before the comic and took full advantage of his proximity to those who have been his most vocal adversaries – namely Fox News, whose Glenn Beck and Bill O’Reilly were in attendance, and Republican National Committee Chairman Michael Steele.

“Where’s Michael Steele? There he is, in the heezy. Whassup?” yelled Obama, mocking the GOP leader’s frequent attempts at using urban slang to attract younger members.

“Michael for the last time, the Republican party does not qualify for a bailout. Rush Limbaugh does not count as a troubled asset, I’m sorry,” Obama added.

The president also ribbed the so-called “liberal media” by thanking the entire room for their votes in November, then adding, “My apologies to Fox News.”

Former Vice President Dick Cheney couldn’t make the dinner, Obama joked, because he was writing his memoir, “How to shoot friends and interrogate people.”

Obama targeted his own miscues as well. “No president in history has ever named three commerce secretaries this quickly,” Obama said. The president’s two top choices for the position dropped out.

He poked fun at his frequent use of a teleprompter and Vice President Joe Biden’s knack for speaking off the cuff. And about the Democratic party, he said his administration has helped in “bringing in fresh, young faces — like Arlen Specter,” the 79-year-old Pennsylvania senator who switched parties last month.


Snoop Cleared

Snoop Cleared

A civil jury on Friday cleared Snoop Dogg of civil assault and battery claims in the beating of a fan who stormed the concert stage during a 2005 concert near Seattle.

The jury, however, did find that Richard Monroe Jr. suffered serious injuries during the concert and awarded him $449,400 in damages to be paid by a record label, another performer and others involved in the concert, reports the Associated Press.

The damages awarded were substantially lower than the $22 million Monroe sought when he sued the rapper in 2006.

Jurors found that Snoop Dogg, whose real name is Calvin Broadus, doesn’t personally owe Monroe anything. The artist was not in court Friday for the verdict, but he attended part of the trial and testified, denying that he struck Monroe.

During two weeks of testimony, jurors were repeatedly shown a video of a melee that Monroe said left him unconscious, badly bruised and nearly naked. Monroe’s attorney, Brian E. Watkins, said jurors did believe his client’s contention that Snoop’s people were involved in a savage beating.

“We’re very pleased that the jury found that this incident was not something to be taken lightly,” Watkins said.

Responsibility for paying the judgment falls on Doggystyle Records, which Broadus founded; rapper Soopafly, whose real name is Priest Brooks; and other unnamed parties.



KFC has had to reign in their free grilled chicken giveaway launched on “The Oprah Winfrey Show” last week due to what the fast-food chain called an “overwhelming response.”

Roger Eaton, president of KFC in the United States, said restaurants would no longer immediately redeem the free coupons for its new grilled chicken meal after Oprah’s talk show promotion caused long lines and short tempers around the country.

“The lines of customers wanting to redeem their coupons have been out the door and around the block, so we’re unable to redeem customer coupons at this time.” Eaton said in a statement issued late Thursday.

KFC said millions of Americans had downloaded free coupons after the offer was featured on “The Oprah Winfrey Show” and Web site on Tuesday, driving traffic to levels unseen in the brand’s 50-year history. Eaton apologized to customers for the changes to the scheme and said those who already had a coupon could get a rain check form to enable them to use it at a later date.


Jojo Simmons

Jojo Simmons

Joseph Simmons, AKA Reverend Run, and also Run from the seminal rap group Run-DMC, has a teenage son who’s in trouble with the law.

The NY Daily News reports that Jojo Simmons, 19, got caught buying marijuana from a street pusher and made things worse by getting rough with the officers, police said.

According to police, the younger Simmons was behind the wheel of his BMW, which has “JoJo” embroidered on the head rests, rolling a joint when the narcs came up and knocked on his window.

He jammed the car into reverse and tried to flee but slammed into a parked car. He then tried to go forward but hit another parked car, police said. Then things really got worse because he starting fighting with officers, said police.

JoJo was charged with attempted reckless endangerment, criminal use of drug paraphernalia, resisting arrest and criminal possession of marijuana.

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May 11, 1967: Nine Caravans of poor people arrived in Washington for first phase of Poor People’s Campaign. Caravans started from different sections of country on May 2 and picked up demonstrators along the way.
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Actor Coby Bell (“Third Watch”) is 34.

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“You cannot tailor-make the situations in life but you can tailor-make the attitudes to fit those situations.” — Zig Ziglar

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