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June 17, 2009

Welcome to Solid Gold Soul

About 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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FREEMAN DATING STEP GRAND DAUGHTER???

Edena Hines and Freeman

Edena Hines and Freeman

Under the all-caps heading “World Exclusive Bombshell,” the National Enquirer is reporting that Morgan Freeman, 72, has had an affair for the past 10 years with his own 27-year-old step-granddaughter.
The tabloid quotes an unnamed “source” who says their relationship began when she was a teen and not only contributed to his split from Myrna, his wife of 25 years, but also led to his breakup with his longtime mistress, former schoolteacher Mary Joyce Hays.

The woman in question, E’Dena Hines, is the granddaughter of Morgan’s first wife, Jeanette Adair Bradshaw, and was raised by Morgan and Myrna “since she was a little girl,” said the unnamed source, described by the Enquirer as a “close family insider.”

“Myrna said E’dena told her that when she was a teenager, she and Morgan went to dinner at a friend’s house one evening. Both had been drinking, and when they returned home, Morgan attempted to have sex with her. They stopped just short of having intercourse, said the source.

“E’Dena explained to Myrna that she stopped Morgan from going any further.”

Myrna confronted Morgan, and he agreed to leave E’Dena alone – but unbeknownst to Myrna, the relationship continued for years, said the source.

E’Dena has also been Morgan’s escort to several public events, including last summer’s premiere of the Batman film, “The Dark Knight.”

“Nobody thought anything of it, because she would be introduced as his ‘granddaughter,'” The family insider said. “It’s not technically incest, because they are not related by blood…[but] Morgan is trying desperately to keep his divorce out of open court so all the shameful facts won’t become public.”

STEP AWAY FROM THE COMPUTER!!

Freddie Bell, Taking a Break!!

Freddie Bell, Taking a Break!!

I’m taking a few days away from the computer and the Entertainment desk to take in some needed rest and relaxation. So if everyone starts getting along, and people stop sending racist email, and Tiger Woods wins this weekend and you don’t see it here just remember I took the day off.
See you soon!!

Freddie Bell

JADA’S HAWTHORNE GETS MIXED REVIEWS

Jada Pinket-Smith

Jada Pinket-Smith

Jada Pinkett Smith’s medical drama “Hawthorne” premiered Tuesday at 9 p.m. with 3.83 million households tuning in, of which 1.64 million were members of the adults 25-54 demo.
The premiere also served up 1.57 million viewers 18-49. Though not huge, it’s better in the demo than January’s bow of “Trust Me” or the 2007 launch of “Heartland,” reports Variety.

Per Zap2it.com, here’s what some critics had to say about the pilot:

Mary McNamara, LA Times: “‘Character-driven’ shouldn’t mean boring, and the front-loading of righteous pro-nurse speechifying by Christina doesn’t do ‘Hawthorne’ any favors.”

David Hinckley, New York Daily News: “The pieces are in place for a solid drama-with-humor, the kind that cable channels are serving like aspirin these days. The problem is this show hasn’t quite figured out yet how to integrate all the components into a uniform tone and direction.”

Maureen Ryan, Chicago Tribune: “… has the painfully earnest, painfully obvious aura of something that was made by people who’ve never seen an episode of ‘ER,’ ‘House’ or any of the canny star vehicles that cable channels have cooked up in recent years for top-notch actresses.”

Alessandra Stanley, New York Times: “Christina doesn’t fit the TNT mold of unconventional heroine; she couldn’t be more predictably valiant. And that is oddly counterintuitive at a time when television increasingly savors imperfection.”

Matthew Gilbert, Boston Globe: “Smith’s Christina, also the widowed mother of a rebellious teen girl, is so unblemished, she’s blandly off-putting. When a show wants me to worship a character this feverishly, I can’t help it, I resist.”

BRAUGHER IS “HOUSE” GUEST

Andre Braugher

Andre Braugher

Andre Braugher, the Emmy-winning alum of TV’s “Homicide,” will guest star on the two-hour season premiere of “House,” the show’s producers revealed at a Paley Center for Media event in LA Wednesday night.

The actor will play a doctor at the psychiatric facility that Dr. Greg House (Hugh Laurie) checked himself into at the end of last season. Braugher’s character takes it as his challenge to get inside House’s head.

“In thinking about who was going to diagnose the greatest diagnostician there is, I thought who would be better than someone with the authority, gravitas and great skill that Andre Braugher possesses?” the show’s executive producer Katie Jacobs tells TV Guide.

Laurie, for his part, says he can’t wait to work opposite Braugher. “I have admired him as one of the greatest actors there is,” Laurie tells the magazine.

Series creator David Shore calls the premiere “more like a movie,” and word is the episode will take place almost entirely inside the mental facility.

Braugher is set to star in TNT’s series “Men of a Certain Age,” which premieres in December.

BLACK HISTORY FACT

June 19, 1865: Although the Emancipation Proclamation was issued in 1863, slavery continued in Texas until June 19, 1865, when word reached Galveston, Texas that all slaves in Texas were free. This day, known as Juneteenth, is celebrated annually with picnics and barbecues at public emancipation grounds, some of which are used to this day. June 20, 1911: NAACP incorporated in New York. June 21, 1923: Marcus Garvey was sentenced to five years in prison after his conviction on charges of using the mail to defraud. Garvey said the charges were political.

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Celebrity Birthdays

Actress Phylicia Rashad is 61.

Singer Mark DeBarge of DeBarge is 50.

Singer-dancer-choreographer Paula Abdul is 47.

Singer Lionel Richie is 60.

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Words To the Wise

Pray For One Another

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Solid Gold Soul

June 17, 2009

Welcome to Solid Gold Soul

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.
Invite Freddie to your next event or seminar as a Keynote Speaker, covering topics including You Gotta Have H.E.A.R.T., Tuning In to R.A.D.I.O, Maximizing Your Potential, Imagination, The Secret Key To Success, Winning Through Community Service, Dreaming Your Way to Success and a variety of topics related to sales and sales management. Freddie shares ideas and techniques he used to propel Solid Gold Soul Radio into a household name.
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RACIST EMAIL FROM GOP STAFFER DRAWS FIRE

President Obama

President Obama

Tennessee Democratic legislators are expressing outrage over a racist e-mail about President Barack Obama that was sent by a state employee who works for a Republican lawmaker.
The e-mail from Sherri Goforth, a white legislative aide for Sen. Diane Black, was sent on May 28 to other staff for Republican senators. It shows portraits of the nation’s 44 presidents, but Obama is depicted as a black box with only a pair of cartoonish white eyes visible. (To see it, scroll down and watch video.)

Black went on a media blitz Monday, telling CNN and other outlets that Goforth received a verbal and written reprimand as required in such situations, but would not be fired. She said Goforth had made “a bad decision” but would not be disciplined further because she understands the gravity of sending insensitive e-mails.

“This correspondence was done without my knowledge, and it does not reflect my views,” Black told Tennessean.com Monday. “It really doesn’t matter to me why it was sent — whether it was a mistake or a decision — it won’t be tolerated.”

Tennessee Democratic Party Chairman Chip Forrester said Monday he thought Goforth ought to be fired.

“I am calling on Sen. Black to reject this racist smear and fire this staffer who, on state government time, on state government computers, using a state government email account, launched this bigoted attack on our president,” Forrester said in a statement.

Rep. John DeBerry, the chairman of the Tennessee Black Caucus of State Legislators, said Goforth’s e-mail reflects poorly on Tennessee and lawmakers. He said such incidents hinder race relations.

“It’s unfortunate, and it’s another in a series of unfortunate incidents that have happened across this country with this president,” he said. “It sends the wrong message from the state of Tennessee, and it sends the wrong message from the House and Senate. I wish it hadn’t happened.”

FOXX EXPLAINS THE BERRY KISS

The Kiss

The Kiss

In a week that has seen David Letterman and Al Roker accused of disrespecting women, Jamie Foxx has decided it’s best to answer critics who say his kiss with Halle Berry at a recent awards show was disrespectful to the actress’ boyfriend.
Foxx tells WENN that the whole thing was actually her idea.

“It was a joke,” he said. “First, I want to let everybody know that I respect Halle Berry and I respect her relationship. But after she won the Oscar, Adrien Brody came up and laid a little tongue on her. So she decided to get me back, which I didn’t mind at all.”

And the Oscar winner admits he was so nervous before pulling Berry’s prank, he nearly backed out at the last second.

“I almost froze but I said, ‘Think quick Foxx,’ and I got into it … she really gave it to me and I appreciate that.”

STRAHAN POPS THE QUESTIONS

Stahan

Stahan

Retired NFL star Michael Strahan has quietly been engaged to Eddie Murphy’s ex-wife Nicole since May 22, which was also the day that his upcoming TV show, “Brothers,” was picked up by FOX.

“It was a pretty great day,” Strahan’s manager tells People exclusively.

While the two were on a beach in the Bahamas, Strahan, 37, got down on bended knee and handed her a canary yellow and white diamond ring.

“I have a great relationship and she’s a great girl,” says Strahan, who is a father of four. “I don’t like to talk much about my private life, but I’m really happy.”

Murphy, who has five children with her ex, wouldn’t comment about the plans for her future with Strahan. But he says that though they’ve talked about it, “There aren’t any plans for kids… We’ve got nine between us already.”

A wedding date has yet to be set, according to Strahan’s manager.

FOX, meanwhile, is eying mid-September for its series premiere of “Brothers,” a sitcom in which Strahan plays a former NFL star dealing with post-gridiron life. Strahan will co-star with Daryl “Chill” Mitchell, CCH Pounder and Carl Weathers.

STALLWORTH SETTLES WITH FAMILY

Stallworth

Stallworth

Cleveland Browns wide receiver Donte’ Stallworth and the family of the pedestrian he is charged with hitting and killing with his car have reached a financial agreement to avoid a lawsuit.
A person close to the settlement negotiations on Tuesday told The Associated Press that the amount of the agreement was confidential. The person spoke on the condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to talk about the settlement.

Attorneys say Stallworth will plead guilty today (June 17) in Miami to DUI manslaughter in the death of Mario Reyes.

Stallworth, 28, is accused of striking Reyes with his Bentley while returning from a night out in Miami Beach in March.

He had a blood-alcohol level of .126 after the crash, well above Florida’s .08 limit.

MARIAH TWEETS ABOUT NEW ALBUM

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It began with a carefully-planned promo sent via Mariah Carey’s Twitter page yesterday morning.

“The 1st single from my new album ‘Memoirs of an Imperfect Angel’ is called ‘Obsessed’ and will be at radio next Tuesday,” she tweeted. “I’m a lil’ exc … Seriously, this is one of my favorite songs ever. I love the whole album. I’m completely immersed in it. I can’t wait for you to hear it. LY.”

And with that, a press release sent out Monday officially announced the Aug. 25 release of “Memoirs” and yesterday’s official radio delivery of first single “Obsessed,” written and produced by Mariah, The-Dream and Tricky Stewart, who are responsible for the majority of tracks on the new album. Brett Ratner is due to direct the video.

With the assistance of Auto-Tune, Carey appears to be targeting Eminem in the song. The rapper instigated a beef with Carey and her husband Nick Cannon with his “Relapse” song “Bagpipes From Baghdad.”

In “Bagpipes,” Eminem rapped, “Mariah, what ever happened to us, why did we have to break up… Nick Cannon better back the f*** up. I’m not playing, I want her back, you punk.”

Mariah’s response? “You’re delusional, boy, you’re losing your mind. It must be weed, it must be the E… Why are you so obsessed with me? Lying that you’re sexing me.”

Carey adds some more barbs, like “Telling the world how much you miss me, but we never were so why you trippin’” and provoking the rapper with “You’re a mom & pop, I’m a corporation. I’m a press conference, you’re a conversation.”

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Hector Petersen, a 13 year old Soweto schoolboy, is the first to die in what will become the “Children’s Crusade,” the first nationwide black South African uprising in the 1970’s.

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Actor Bill Cobbs is 74.

Songwriter Lamont Dozier is 68.

Singer Eddie Levert of The O’Jays is 67.

Singer James Smith of The Stylistics is 59.

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June 17, 2009

Welcome to Solid Gold Soul

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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USHER AND AMEKA IN DIVORCE COURT

Tameka and Usher in Happier Days

Tameka and Usher in Happier Days

We reported a few days back that Usher Raymond was to file for divorce from his wife Tameka Foster-Raymond; we have to ask if Usher divorcing his wife came as a shock to you. The once happy couple has two children and was married for just two short years.

Tameka has had a bad time recently, earlier this year; the stylist suffered a heart attack while undergoing cosmetic surgery, let us hope that she is not too stressed over this divorce. According to E! Online, Tameka’s lawyer said, “She’s been a loyal wife. She’s trying her best to take the high road and not attack him.”

Let us get real here, this is a celebrity marriage, and lasting two-years is good going. This is sad but it is the truth, it is very rare that a celebrity marriage will go the distance, there are only a few that have gone the distance.

MIRACLE SAVES JAKES

Bishop T.D. Jakes

Bishop T.D. Jakes

Pastor T.D. Jakes says he narrowly avoided being killed in a natural gas explosion at his home – all because of a last-minute change of plans.

According to the Associated Press, Jakes told thousands at Sunday’s service at his church — The Potter House — that he would have been getting dressed near the blast last week had he not suddenly had the feeling he should call off a planned meeting.

Instead, he wasn’t anywhere close to the blast centered in a sunroom of his house in Fort Worth. No one was injured.

Fire Department Lt. Kent Worley said Sunday that investigators ruled the blast accidental. He said the sunroom had a gas-fired pool heater and a large gas-fired barbecue grill.

Jakes praised God for keeping him safe and described his situation as “inconvenient, but alive.”

ABC AIRING PRIME TIME OBAMA INTERVIEW

President Obama

President Obama

*Not to be outdone by NBC’s successful two-night Obama-thon earlier this month, ABC News says it will go prime-time next week with its own White House special.

The network announced Monday it will present an interview with President Barack Obama on health care issues in a special to air June 24 at 10 p.m. Eastern, on two-hour tape delay.

Unlike Brian Williams’ steering of “Inside the Obama White House,” which followed the president on a Friday and edited the footage for broadcast the following Tuesday and Wednesday, ABC News’ Charles Gibson and Diane Sawyer will moderate the health care discussion with a live audience, and also take questions submitted by viewers.

That morning, Sawyer will also interview Obama for her show, “Good Morning America.” Gibson will anchor that evening’s edition of “World News” from the White House Blue Room.

NEW RIHANNA DATING RUMOR

Rihanna

Rihanna

Several weeks ago, there were reports that Rihanna was into Andrew Bynum of the Los Angeles Lakers. This week, there’s talk that she’s trying to get with his freshly-defeated Orlando Magic opponent Rashard Lewis.

The New York Daily News’ Gatecrasher column claims Riri’s interest in Lewis was the reason she showed up at Game 4 over the weekend. Her ex-boyfriend and current alleged abuser, Chris Brown, was also at the game.

A source told Gatecrasher: “Rihanna is trying to get to know Rashard. She’s digging on him, and she hopes the feeling is mutual.”

As for the past rumor about Bynum, the source added: “Rihanna and Andrew are just friends, and they have been for a while. It’s Rashard who she wants. She thinks he’s hotter than hot.”

The column further reports:

In a bid to avoid Brown – who has been accused of assaulting the singer in February – Rihanna left straight after the game, and spent much of the half-time break in a hospitality lounge.

Brown reportedly spent much of the game sneaking glances at his former girlfriend, and while she stayed away during the break, he came over to her friends to shake hands.

A source said: “Chris was definitely trying to make the situation less awkward. He was trying to be very grownup, and wanted Rihanna to see that as well.”

Meanwhile, Brown returned to Orlando’s Amway Arena for Game 5 with a Rihanna look-a-like sporting white sunglasses and wild hair. Turns out it was 18-year-old rapper/singer Teyana Taylor.

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June 16, 1976: Hector Petersen, a 13 year old Soweto schoolboy, is the first to die in what will become the “Children’s Crusade,” the first nationwide black South African uprising in the 1970’s.

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Actor Bill Cobbs is 74.

Songwriter Lamont Dozier is 68.

Singer Eddie Levert of The O’Jays is 67.

Singer James Smith of The Stylistics is 59.

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Once you have a clear picture of your priorities- that is values, goals, and high leverage activities- organize around them.” — Stephen Covey

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June 16, 2009

Welcome to Solid Gold Soul

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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PELHAM OPENS IN TOP FIVE

Denzel

Denzel

Academy Award winner Denzel Washington offers up his character acting in the new film “The Taking of Pelham 123.” Washington plays Walter Garber, a subway dispatcher whose regular day at work becomes a thrill ride. The film also stars John Travolta, who has pledged to take revenge on the New York City by holding the Pelham train and its passengers hostage.

The film, which debuted this past weekend at number 3, with $25 million, is listed as a remake of the 1974 thriller starring Walter Matthau, “The Taking of Pelham One Two Three,” but the film’s director Tony Scott, writer Brian Helgeland, and Washington told reporters that the film isn’t so much a remake as it is inspired by. While the lead characters of both films share the name (Garber) and both plots feature armed men hijacking a New York City subway train and hold hostages for ransom, that’s pretty much the extent of the similarities.

“I don’t think it’s a remake,” Washington said bluntly. “I think that it’s basically a story of a hostage situation on a train in New York City. I think that’s what the two films have in common. I don’t know that my character and the character that Walter Matthau played are that similar. And I don’t know why anybody would re-make a film – the literal definition of the word – to re-do it the same way.”

Scott chimed in explaining that the films are similar, but the characters, the villain and the hero, have very different motivations.

LAKERS WIN 15TH TITLE: KOBE SHEDS MONKEY

Kobe Bryant

Kobe Bryant

Kobe Bryant’s finally done it. He’s won his fourth NBA championship without Shaquille O’Neal and brought the title back to the city of Los Angeles.

Bryant and the Los Angeles Lakers earned their 15th title Sunday night in Orlando as the superstar guard scored 30 points and forward/center Pau Gasol added 14 and 15 rebounds in a 99-86 Game 5 win over the Orlando Magic.

Bryant, who averaged 32.4 points and was named finals MVP, said the can-he-win-without-Shaq talk annoyed him.

“It was like Chinese water torture,” he said. “I would cringe every time. I was just like, it’s a challenge I’m just going to have to accept because there’s no way I’m going to argue it. You can say it until you’re blue in the face and rationalize it until you’re blue in the face, but it’s not going anywhere until you do something about it.

“I think we as a team answered the call because they understood the challenge that I had, and we all embraced it.”

O’Neal, now with the Phoenix Suns, was glad to see Bryant win another title.

“Congratulations kobe, u deserve it,” O’Neal said on his Twitter page. “You played great. Enjoy it my man enjoy it.”

Meanwhile, Bryant’s coach, Phil Jackson, now stands alone. Jackson, who won six league titles in the 90s with Michael Jordan in Chicago, now has won four with Los Angeles and broke a tie with legendary Boston coach Red Auerbach as the winningest coach in finals history.

“I’ll smoke the cigar tonight in memory of Red,” Jackson said. “He was a great guy.”

Jackson, who once called Bryant “a selfish player” now sees the soon-to-be 31-year-old in a far different light.

“He’s learned how to become a leader in a way in which people want to follow him,” Jackson said. “That’s really important for him to have learned that because he knew that he had to give to get back in return, and so he’s become a giver rather than just a guy that a demanding leader. That’s been great for him and great to watch.”

Nothing was going to stop Bryant, who spent the postseason scowling, snarling, baring his teeth and all but breathing fire at anything in his path. For weeks, the All-Star has worn his game face. His daughters called him Grumpy. Only when the victory was his in the final seconds did he allow himself to smile.

“I was just completely locked in,” he said. “I was grumpy for a while and now I’m just ecstatic, like a kid in a candy store.”

Meanwhile, exuberant fans and just plain knuckleheads are using the Lakers’ victory as an excuse to act a fool.

FREEMAN DENIES ALLEGATIONS

Morgan Freeman

Morgan Freeman

Morgan Freeman is firing back against the woman who was in the passenger seat the night he crashed his car in Mississippi, saying she was partly to blame for the near-fatal accident.
The woman, Demaris Meyer, is suing the 71-year-old actor in U.S. District Court in Oxford, Miss., claiming he was negligent when the car he was driving ran off the side of a road in the Mississippi Delta and flipped several times.

Freeman’s attorney, Jack H. Hayes Jr., responded to the lawsuit Friday in a four-page court document denying almost all the allegations or saying Freeman doesn’t know enough about them to form an opinion, reports the Associated Press.

The film star admitted driving the car, and that it left the road and “sustained significant damages.” The filing said he “would show (Meyer) is comparatively negligent,” though it did not describe what that means.

Both Meyer and Freeman were seriously injured in the August crash, which happened on a two-lane highway about five miles west of Freeman’s home in Charleston.

Meyer, who lives in Memphis, Tenn., sued Freeman in February for medical expenses, pain and suffering, lost wages, permanent disability and property damage. The lawsuit alleged Freeman was drinking that night, though it stops short of saying he was intoxicated. No charges were filed.

QUEEN AND FIRST LADY CHUMMY

Queen and First Lady

Queen and First Lady

After her first meeting with Queen Elizabeth II made headlines over inappropriate royal hugging, Michelle Obama returned to Buckingham Palace last week so that her daughters, Sasha and Malia, could view the historic residence.

The queen granted Mrs. Obama and her girls permission for a guided tour of the palace, according to Huffington Post.

They were shown around the queen’s official residence and its gardens and the queen herself greeted them afterward, according to a royal source who spoke on condition of anonymity because the meeting was private.

In April, during a visit to Britain with her husband, Michelle Obama made a warm impression on the queen – so much so that the monarch ignored protocol and briefly wrapped her arm around Mrs. Obama in a rare public show of affection. The first lady kindly returned the gesture.

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Congress passed bill equalizing pay, arms, equipment and medical services of black troops.
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Rapper-actor Ice Cube is 40

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“Don’t spend your precious time asking ‘Why isn’t the world a better place?’ It will only be time wasted. The question to ask is ‘How can I make it better?’ To that there is an answer.” — Leo F. Buscaglia

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June 11, 2009

Welcome to Solid Gold Soul

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.
Invite Freddie to your next event or seminar as a Keynote Speaker, covering topics including You Gotta Have H.E.A.R.T., Tuning In to R.A.D.I.O, Maximizing Your Potential, Imagination, The Secret Key To Success, Winning Through Community Service, Dreaming Your Way to Success and a variety of topics related to sales and sales management. Freddie shares ideas and techniques he used to propel Solid Gold Soul Radio into a household name.
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TYSON MARRIES GIRLFRIEND

Tyson and Spicer

Tyson and Spicer

Just two weeks after Mike Tyson lost his four-year-old daughter Exodus in a tragic accidental death, the former boxer has reportedly married his girlfriend Lakiha Spicer in a secret ceremony in Las Vegas.

The owner of the La Bella Wedding Chapel at the Las Vegas Hilton hotel-casino told The Associated Press on Tuesday that the one-time heavyweight champion and his bride exchanged vows at about 10 p.m. Saturday night in a short, private ceremony.

According to Radar Online, Tyson and Spicer took out a marriage license on Saturday and got married later that evening at the La Bella Wedding Chapel in the Las Vegas Hilton.

Spicer has reportedly been helping Tyson grieve the death of his youngest child, who died in May after she was injured in her Phoenix home when she either slipped or put her head in the loop of a cord hanging under a treadmill’s console and was suffocated.

Tyson shares two children with his second wife Monica Turner, and has five other children from other relationships.

OBAMA GIRLS READY FOR HOME

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Obama Girls

BBC News has a full account of how Michelle Obama and her two daughters spent their Monday in London.

The jam-packed day included a visit to the set of the new “Harry Potter” movie at North London’s Pinewood Studios, a post-election promise kept to Malia and Sasha by Potter himself, actor Daniel Radcliffe.

The trio also visited the Houses of Parliament and the historic clock tower and its Big Ben bell, according to the BBC.

Mrs. Obama also made time to see Sarah Brown, the wife of Prime Minster Gordon Brown – someone she got to know well during her last visit to London back in April.

The day concluded with dinner at The Audley on Mount Street in Mayfair, where the kids ate fish and chips while their mother opted for sirloin steak, say the pub’s owners, Punch Pub Company.

“We were all speechless when they walked in,” said Cintia Pinto, 24, who served the first lady’s table in the pub’s private dining room upstairs. “I couldn’t believe it. But they were all very friendly, smiling and laughing.”

“They made us feel calm. The girls were so sweet and polite. They thanked us every time we brought them something. It was a real honor,” says Pinto.

Before long a crowd gathered outside, clamoring for a view of the special visitors.

“We’ve had other famous people coming in,” manager John Gohery said, “but nothing on this scale.”

MICHAEL JACKSON SETTING UP DIGS IN LONDON

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Michael Jackson

Michael Jackson will reportedly stay at the Foxbury Manor in Chistlehurst, Kent during his 50-night concert run at London’s O2 Arena, and at least one tabloid claims he’s trying to turn it into a smaller version of his old Neverland Ranch.
“Michael is quite particular – he’s missed living in Neverland since debts forced him to get rid of it four years ago,” a source told UK newspaper The Sun. “He thinks he can recreate a bit of its magic in Kent and concert bosses are happy to indulge him.”

The singer has apparently told promoters AEG that he wants a “funfair” installed on the grounds of the $30 million estate, as well as a bowling alley.

“He loves bowling, so he has insisted an alley be created. And he’s never lost his love of funfairs, so has demanded one be built in the grounds,” said the source. “Michael will be bringing his kids with him throughout the run. Prince Michael, Paris Michael and Prince Michael II are all under 12 years old, so should really enjoy all the rides and amusements their father will provide for them.”

TIGER WOODS GAME IN STORES NOW

Tiger Woods

Tiger Woods

EA’s Tiger Woods PGA Tour 10 video game shipped to stores in North America yesterday, less than 24 hours after the golfer scored yet another thrilling come-from-behind victory at a PGA tournament.
The latest version features innovative online modes, an all-new character progression mode called Tournament Challenge where you can recreate golf history, and a true sports motion experience on the Wii, along with a host of other enhancements.

“We are extremely thrilled to present Tiger Woods PGA Tour 10 to gamers and golf fans alike and we feel that the game really delivers an inside-the-ropes experience for everyone,” said Executive Producer Mike Taramykin. “Thanks to our new and exciting relationship with the USGA and with the 2009 U.S. Open at Bethpage Black just around the corner, players will get the opportunity to see how their online virtual scores match-up against the real-life live leaderboard in our all-new EA Sports Live Tournaments feature.”

On Sunday, Woods broke out of a four-way tie and won the Memorial with a 7-under 65 to cap off a dramatic comeback.

“I knew I could do this,” Woods said after birdies on the final two holes gave him a one-shot victory. “I was close to winning, but the game wasn’t quite there when I really needed it on Sunday. I rectified that.”

JEFFREY OSBORNE SET TO RELEASE LIVE CD

Jeffrey Osborne

Jeffrey Osborne

Jeffrey Osborne is gearing up to release his first ever concert album, “Greatest Hits Live!,” on July 7 via E1 Music.
This comprehensive collection showcases live renditions of all the Osborne classics from his three decades as a solo artist, and includes songs by his former group, the legendary L.T.D.

Osborne began his professional singing career in 1969 with L.T.D., spending more than ten years fronting the band before leaving to pursue a solo career.

During this time, Osborne recorded five gold and platinum albums which spawned such Top 40 hits as “Don’t You Get So Mad,” “Stay With Me Tonight,” and “Love Power,” which he performed with Dionne Warwick. His single “On The Wings of Love” became an international hit in 1982.

TRACK LIST
1. We’re Going All The Way
2. Don’t You Get So Mad/Don’t Need No Light
3. Only Human
4. We Party Hearty
5. Stranger
6. Stay With Me Tonight
7. Close the Door
8. On The Wings Of Love
9. Holding On
10. Concentrate On You
11. We Both Deserve Each Other’s Love
12. Love Ballad
13. You Should Be Mine (The Woo Woo Song)
14. Back In Love Again
15. I’ll Be Around

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June 10, 1854: Death of Jack Johnson, first black heavyweight champion, after an automobile accident near Raleigh.
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Singer Shirley Alston Reeves of The Shirelles is 68.

Singer Maxi Priest is 48.

Singer JoJo of K-Ci and JoJo is 38.

Singer Faith Evans is 36.

Singer Lemisha Grinstead of 702 is 31.

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REV. WRIGHT SAY OBAMA IS LIKE A SON TO HIM

President and Rev. Wright

President and Rev. Wright

The Rev. Jeremiah Wright is talking about President Obama in public again, this time during remarks he made Saturday at the Methodist Federation for Social Action awards in Ames, Iowa.
According to the Associated Press, the former pastor of Chicago’s Trinity United Church of Christ said his one-time parishioner and mentee, Barack Obama, has made some mistakes, but he’s “like my child,” and he’ll always love the president.

Saturday’s award ceremony before about 400 people honored those who helped immigrants or fought for the successful legalization of gay marriage in Iowa. Wright says the award winners show that not all Americans are “stuck on stupid.” He also joked that when Obama was considering a presidential bid, he told Wright not to say anything that would upset Iowa farmers.

Wright became a flashpoint in the presidential campaign when videos surfaced showing his sometimes provocative sermons. He agreed to take written-only questions after the talk, according to the Ames Tribune. He was asked why he remained defiant in his spring 2008 appearance before the National Press Club.

“I condensed 500 years of African church history into 30 minutes, and not one question I was asked afterward had anything to do with my paper,” Wright was quoted as saying.


NO DRUG TALK WITH WHITNEY

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Whitney

Whitney Houston’s people are reportedly considering a flood of interview requests ahead of the Sept. 1 release of her first new studio album since 2002’s “Just Whitney.”
But according to the New York Daily News, her handlers are only considering reporters who agree not to bring up her past drug use.

“They only want to let her talk to journalists who’ll agree not to ask about her substance abuse,” an unnamed source tells the paper’s Gatecrasher column.

A rep for Houston calls speculation on any PR plans “premature. Nothing has been set.” However, the TV morning shows, which are all angling to get her to perform live in addition to a sit-down, are said to be clear on what the conditions are.

“The deal is, if they want her, then Matt Lauer, Diane Sawyer or whoever isn’t supposed to ask her tough questions,” says the source.

TERRANCE HOWARD SAVES BIRDS

Terrance Howard

Terrance Howard

The New York Post’s Page Six is reporting that Terrence Howard went above and beyond to make sure that a tiny bird that had wandered into the street would not be run over and killed.
According to witnesses, the bird hopped out into traffic right in front of the Mikimoto jewelry store on Wilshire and Rodeo in Beverly Hills.

Howard, dressed in a charcoal suit, got his traffic cop on and quickly motioned for drivers to brake.

“Six lanes of traffic were stopped,” said a spy for the column. “A baby bird was walking in front of a bus when someone from the store came out and tried to help it.” The actor followed, “holding his hands up and stopping [traffic] until the bird was out of harm’s way.”

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June 9, 1989: Congressman John Conyers D-Michigan announced a call for a reparations study.
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Actress Gloria Reuben (“The Agency,” “ER”) is 45.

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SASHA TURNS EIGHT IN PARIS

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Sasha Obama

Barack Obama, his wife Michelle and children Malia and Sasha were the toast of Paris over the weekend as the family greeted supporters, went shopping, toured local landmarks and on Sunday celebrated Sasha’s eighth birthday.

The family reunion in France followed a six-day trip abroad that took President Obama to Saudi Arabia, Egypt and Germany. The tour included a speech to Muslims on Thursday and a trip to a Nazi concentration camp a day later. On Saturday, he marked the 65th anniversary of the Allied invasion at Normandy, then, returned to Paris where the First Family stayed at the U.S. ambassador’s residence and spent time as tourists.

The foursome began Sasha’s big day on Sunday with an early visit to the Pompidou Centre of modern art in Paris shortly after 9 a.m. – before it opened to visitors. The family went to the top of the museum, which has one of the best views of the whole city.

Their whirlwind tour of Paris began early Saturday evening at the 12th century Notre Dame cathedral, where Obama lit a candle and listened to a children’s choir. The family spent more than an hour touring the cathedral, considered one of the finest examples of French gothic architecture.

The crowd outside, kept some 200 yards back behind barricades, started cheering wildly when Malia and Sasha, on their first trip with dad since he became president, waved from a balcony high on the iconic building.

Next, the family – minus one of the daughters – went out for a two-hour dinner at the old-style “La Fontaine de Mars,” a moderately-priced establishment dating back to 1908 that prides itself on its “family atmosphere” and south-eastern French food. Thousands of cheering Parisians lined bridges over the River Seine as the motorcade made its way from the cathedral to the restaurant.

SWV REUNITES FOR SPECIAL EVENT

SWV Reunites

SWV Reunites

Los Angeles, CA — The beautiful R&B trio SWV (Sisters with Voices) will re-unite to light up the stage at Della Reese Presents, on Saturday, June 20th, 2009 @ the Wilshire Theatre Beverly Hills.

SWV is an American Grammy-award nominated group formed in 1990. SWV had a series of hits including “Weak” “Right Here/Human Nature” and “I’m So Into You.” The group disbanded in 1999.

Today the group members Cheryl “Coko” Clemons, Leanne “Lelee” Lyons and Tamara “Taj” Johnson George will come together again to demonstrate to an industry packed audience that when these seasoned to perfection three elements are combined and shaking together will produce an explosive firework performance like no other girl group in music history!

The most talked about highly awaited concert will also feature recording artist Jon B and introducing R&B singer, the lovely Noel. Hilariously funny comedian Tommy Davidson will host.

Michael Stone of Michael Stone Events produces. Miriam Holder-Jacobs, co-producer and Myky Harris, associate producer. http://www.michaelstoneevents.com

Sponsors: Wachovia Bank of Beverly Hills CA http://www.wachovia.com, San Marino Gallery http://www.sanmarinogallery.com, Renaissance Hollywood Hotel & Spa by Marriott

For further information on Della Reese Presents concert, and or interviews with all talent on the bill (SWV, Jon B, Tommy Davidson) contact: Eugenia Wright @ ISA Public Relations (www.isapublicrelations.com).

OPRAH VS. NEWSWEEK!!

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An extreme close-up of Oprah Winfrey looking angry graces the cover of Newsweek magazine this week with the headline, “Crazy Talk: Oprah, Wacky Cures & You.”

The article by Weston Kosova and Pat Wingert suggests she uses her influence to promote certain health remedies that could be dangerous to viewers.

Subjects discussed on the show that have led to the criticisms include actress Jenny McCarthy insisting vaccinations caused her son’s autism, and a segment in which a Winfrey viewer admitted swallowing 60 supplements a day.

But the media mogul, who was just listed as the second most powerful celebrity by Forbes magazine, insists she is merely opening topics up for discussion.

“For 23 years, my show has presented thousands of topics that reflect the human experience, including doctors’ medical advice and personal health stories that have prompted conversations between our audience members and their health care providers,” Winfrey said in a statement responding to the Newsweek article. “I trust the viewers, and I know that they are smart and discerning enough to seek out medical opinions to determine what may be best for them.”

TIGER CHARGES TO WIN!

Tiger and Jack at Memorial

Tiger and Jack at Memorial

Woods had undergone knee surgery last June, a day after wincing his way to a victory at the U.S. Open at Torrey Pines. In a memorable performance, he caught Rocco Mediate with a birdie putt on the 72nd hole and then beat him with another birdie putt on the final hole of the 18-hole playoff a day later.

Then came eight months of rest, rehab and, eventually, practice before he came back to competitive golf in late February. Even though he won the Arnold Palmer Invitational and was in contention in several other tournaments, some had wondered whether at 33 years old he or his reconstructed knee would ever be the same Tiger.

“For most people, that would be unbelievable,” Nicklaus said of Woods’ record since coming back. “For him, that’s not his best. But it’s still pretty darn good.”

Woods looked at the win on Sunday as confirmation of what he thought all along.

“I knew I could do this,” Woods said after collecting his 67th career victory with a score of 12-under 276. “It’s just a matter of give me a little bit of time. I just came off a pretty extended break, and I was close to winning, but the game wasn’t quite there when I really needed it on Sunday. I rectified that.”

Thousands of spectators followed every shot of the drama as Woods climbed the leaderboard at Muirfield Village. He started the day tied for seventh, four strokes back of co-leaders Matt Bettencourt and Mark Wilson with Jim Furyk, Jonathan Byrd, Geoff Ogilvy and Davis Love III also standing in his way.

Despite four birdies on the front nine he still trailed Byrd, who had holed an 82-yard wedge for an eagle at the seventh hole, by three strokes as he played the 11th hole. Woods, showing no signs of hesitancy or doubt, hit his drive 329 yards and then hit a 5 wood 253 yards that went through the green and into the deep rough.

“I didn’t see the lie but it had to be terrible,” said playing partner Michael Letzig, awed by Woods’ play and the circus surrounding him. “He had some wild, one-handed follow-through. I saw that out of the corner of my eye and then I saw how the ball was tracking. I just told my brother (Darren, his caddie) who was standing there, ‘Oh, my god!’ It was nuts.”

The roar echoed around the course. Every other one of the contenders heard it, too.

Still, he trailed Byrd by a shot and was tied with Wilson, with the others refusing to wilt.

By the time Woods hit his drive on the 17th hole, he was tied with Byrd, Love and Furyk at 10 under, and was playing a hole or two in front of them.

At the next to last hole, his towering 9-iron approach ended up 9 feet away and he rolled in the putt for birdie and the lead. Then at the closing hole, he hit a 3 iron off the tee – the 14th fairway he hit in as many tries – and then torched a 7 iron that rode the wind and ended up a foot away from the hole for a kick-in birdie.

“It was unreal. I don’t even know how to describe it,” Letzig said. “It was the best golf I’ve ever seen.”

Two shots clear of the field, he had just enough to hold off Furyk, a former Memorial winner himself who also birdied the final hole for a 69.

Asked if Tiger was indeed back, Byrd, who shot a 72 and ended up tied with Wilson (73) at 280, broke into a wide grin.

“It just depends on what you consider the word ‘back’ means,” he said. “I don’t know where he went.”

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June 5, 1956: Federal court ruled that racial segregation on city buses in Montgomery, Alabama violated Constitution.

June 6, 1790: Jean Baptist Pointe Desable, a French speaking Santo Domingo native, becomes the first permanent resident, and thus founder of Chicago.

June 7, 1930: Respecting Negro demands, the “New York Times” announced that the “N” in the word “Negro” would be henceforth capitalized in its pages.
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Guitarist Fred Stone of Sly and the Family Stone is 63.

Singer Brian McKnight is 40.

Record producer Jimmy Jam is 50.

Singer Damion Hall of Guy is 41.

Record producer L.A. Reid is 53.

Musician Prince is 51.

Rapper Ecstasy of Whodini is 45.

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“The only way to discover the limits of the possible is to go beyond them into the impossible.” — Arthur C. Clarke

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PRESIDENT DELIVERS SPEECH TO MUSLIM WORLD

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President Obama

President Barack Obama sought a “new beginning” between the United States and the Muslim world on Thursday but offered no new initiative to end the Palestinian-Israeli conflict, an omission likely to disappoint many.

“We meet at a time of tension between the United States and Muslims around the world — tension rooted in historical forces that go beyond any current policy debate,” the U.S. president said in a major speech at Cairo University.

“I have come here to seek a new beginning between the United States and Muslims around the world, one based upon mutual interest and mutual respect,” he said. “America and Islam are not exclusive, and need not be in competition.”

Obama’s speech was an effort to restore the tarnished U.S. image among many of the more than 1 billion Muslims around the world, damaged by former President George W. Bush’s wars in Afghanistan and Iraq and the treatment of U.S. military detainees.

It coincided with the release of new remarks by al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden aimed at trying to undermine his message.

STEVIE’S SON ARRESTED

Stevie Wonder

Stevie Wonder

Stevie Wonder’s son Keita Morris was arrested by Los Angeles police early Monday on charges of felony domestic violence.

According to TMZ.com, a 911 call was made by an unidentified woman claiming a verbal argument she was having with Morris had gotten violent.

“We’re told when cops arrived they noticed marks on the woman and took Morris into custody,” the Web site reported.

Morris, Wonder’s son from former girlfriend Yolanda Simmons, was held on $50,000 bond, which he posted later Monday morning.

GABRIELLE TAKING IT TO COURT

Gabrielle Union

Gabrielle Union

AOL Black Voices blogger Jawn Murray says Gabrielle Union is planning to sue gossip Web site Bossip for printing an anonymous letter from a “nameless pro-athlete’s wife” alleging an affair.

Murray spoke to a friend of the actress who said, “I want your readers to know that it’s all completely false. Gabrielle will move forward with legal action against the writer and Bossip. All she asked for was a retraction and apology and to take it off their site, but they refused and now her goal is to make them pay! They straight up published a manifesto of a crazy person and they had to know it wasn’t true.”

The black blogosphere has been linking Union to various athletes and entertainers ever since her April 2006 divorce from NFL player Chris Howard. This latest Bossip story was apparently the last straw.

“If there was any truth to it, she would’ve just let it die,” her friend told Murray, before adding, “But she’s a black actress who really can’t afford to sue but intends to go broke fighting this if that’s what it takes.”

MICHAEL IRVIN SUED

Michael Irvin

Michael Irvin

Retired NFL star Michael Irvin has been sued by three TV producers over allegations he cut them out of a deal for a new sports-based reality show.

The trio of producers, whose identities remain unknown, claim they had an agreement with the Hall of Fame receiver in 2007 to develop a show which gives wannabe football players the opportunity to play for the Dallas Cowboys in Texas.

But, according to a lawsuit filed in a Dallas court last week, Irvin later took the idea and presented it to network executives at Spike TV on his own – taking all the credit for the show and renaming it “4th and Long,” reports TMZ.com.

The producers are seeking damages and compensation on the grounds of fraud, fraudulent nondisclosure and breach of contract.

BRANDY PAYS IN WORNGFUL DEATH SUIT

Brandy

Brandy

A settlement has been reached in the wrongful-death lawsuit brought against Brandy on behalf of the children of the woman killed in her December 2006 multi-car collision.
According to documents obtained by E! News, the kids—Mrwan and Kareem Mohamed—will each receive $300,000. The boys, who were then 15 and 11, were in the family’s Toyota Corolla when it was struck by Brandy’s Land Rover, killing their mother, Awatef Aboudihaj.

Still pending are three other suits filed against the artist: one by the victim’s husband and the boys’ father, Marouane Hdidou, who has turned down a $1.2 million settlement offer; another $50 million claim by Aboudihaj’s parents; and a third by another man, Donald Lite, who sustained “serious and permanent injuries” in the smashup.

Brandy, meanwhile, has sued another motorist involved in the crash, accusing Mallory Ham of negligence and blaming her for causing the chain-reaction pileup.

The California Highway Patrol recommended a misdemeanor manslaughter charge be brought against the singer-actress, but prosecutors opted not to press charges due to lack of evidence.

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June 4, 1972: Angela Davis acquitted by white jury in San Jose, Calif., of charges stemming from a 1970 courtroom shoot-out.

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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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OBAMA HAD NON-PUBLICIZED MEETING WITH REV. WRIIGHT

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President and Rev. Wright

A new book from Newsweek’s White House correspondent Richard Wolffe reveals that Barack Obama held a secret meeting with his former pastor, Rev. Jeremiah Wright, towards the end of the 2008 presidential primary season.

The purpose, according to Wolffe, was to persuade the former minister of Chicago’s Trinity United Church of Christ to end his public appearances, which were believed to be hurting Obama in the battleground states of North Carolina and Indiana.

“It was time to talk directly to Wright,” Wolffe writes. Over the next week, Obama’s friends at Trinity tried to talk their pastor out of his comeback tour. But by now the church was deeply divided between Obama supporters and Wright supporters, and the conversation was going nowhere.

“So the candidate decided to go see Wright himself in secret, in Chicago. First came the dance over where to meet: one intermediary suggested a neutral location, but Obama said he was happy to go wherever Wright wanted. They ended up talking at Wright’s home, and Obama tried to adopt the tone of a concerned friend giving advice.

“He did not want to tell his former pastor what to do, but he did want to nudge him in the right direction by making him aware of what was about to happen. Wright wasn’t heading for vindication; he was heading for vilification.”

Obama was ultimately unable to keep Wright sidelined, but he did go on to win North Carolina by 15 points. He lost Indiana by just one point.

REMEMBER SADE?

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Sade

Sade fans, you might wanna sit down for this. Billboard is reporting that the sultry singer and her band are currently in the studio recording new material for an album that may hit stores before year’s end.
Sony has not set a release date but hopes to put the record out by the end of 2009, the Web site reported yesterday. The group is scheduled to record through the end of June.

“She is in the studio and the album will come when it is ready,” a source at Sony told Billboard. “You don’t wait for years for one and then rush it.”

Sade’s longtime bandmate Stuart Matthewman, a.k.a. Cottonbelly, also confirmed that new material is in the works, but he said the project is still in its “early days” and won’t be close to finished until “later in the year.”

The new album will be Sade Adu’s first with the band since 2000’s “Lovers Rock.”

MONIQUE DROPPING THE WEIGHT

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Monique

Actress-comedian Mo’Nique says she knew it was time to lose weight when her husband, Sidney Hicks, watched her step off the scale at 262 pounds and said, “Baby, that’s too much, and I want you for a lifetime.”
“I decided that I had to get some of that off of me. Sid and I had a conversation. What he said to me was motivation,” she tells the new issue of Jet magazine.

Now 40 pounds lighter, the entertainer and star of the upcoming film “Precious” is suddenly battling rumors that she underwent gastric–bypass.

“I’m so scared of needles,” she said in denying the reports.

Instead, she made dietary sacrifices and stopped eating red meat and hit the gym. She says, “This was truly making the commitment to watch what I eat and commit to working out. I stopped eating red meat. I want to say to big people, ‘Let’s be healthy big people.’ Everybody can’t be a size 0… but let’s be healthy.'”

Mo’Nique is now determined to get her weight down to 200 pounds.

EMINEM ROBBED!

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Eminem

Rap star Eminem was the victim of a robbery on Sunday (May 31) at the MTV Movie Awards.
According to reports, the rapper’s hotel room was burglarized during the infamous awards show, as robbers made off with a $60,000 necklace.
Additionally, the thieves stole Eminem’s personal laptop computer.
The news comes on the heels of a now infamous incident, in which comedian Sacha Baron Cohen’s “Bruno” landed bare bottom – in Eminem’s face. In more positive news, the rapper’s album Relapse album topped Billboard’s Top 200 Album’s chart having moved over 608,000 copies last week. The album also sold another 225,000 copies, making the top selling album on the Billboard 200 chart this week as well. At press time representatives for Eminem could not be reached for comment.

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June 3, 1904: Charles R. Drew was born on this day.
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Singer Deniece Williams is 58.

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JAMIE AND HALLE TOO HOT!!

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Jamie and Halle (Only Picture I Can SHow!!)

Jamie Foxx and Halle Berry kissed, groped and fondled each other during the Spike TV awards Saturday night in Los Angeles.
The Oscar-winning actors ended up on stage together when Foxx presented her with Spike TV’s Decade of Hotness award. While giving each other a passionate French kiss, he grabbed her behind and she took hold of his crotch. The entire episode lasted for about 8 seconds.

Spike TV Guy’s Choice Awards air on June 21.

In other Halle news, the actress is in negotiations to topline “The Surrogate,” a Paul Verhoeven-directed thriller for 20th Century Fox based on the 2004 novel by Kathryn Mackel.

The story centers on a couple desperate to have a child who discover that the surrogate they’ve hired to carry their baby is insane.

Berry is interested in playing the role of the wife, but an official deal has yet to be put on the table.

JENNIFER HUDSON PREGNANT

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J-Hud Preganant

A baby shower was thrown for Jennifer Hudson in downtown Chicago over the weekend, confirming rumors that the singer-actress must be pregnant, reports the Chicago Tribune.

“It was a baby shower, a quiet gathering of friends and mostly family,” said fellow singer-actress and longtime friend Felicia Fields. “They’re really trying to keep it kind of quiet.”

Although Hudson’s manager and publicist previously denied that she and fiancé David Otunga are expecting, Fields said the shower was held for her on Saturday at the home of a relative.

Fields wouldn’t say when the baby is due, but speculation is that Hudson is several months along. So did she receive blue or pink gifts?”

“They don’t know [the gender],” Fields said. “More yellow.”

ARETHA TO SING ON THE FOURTH

Aretha Franklin

Aretha Franklin

She may or may not bring “the hat,” but Aretha Franklin will return to Washington D.C. next month to sing at “A Capitol Fourth,” the annual Independence Day celebration on the National Mall.
This will mark the Queen of Soul’s first gig in D.C. since singing “My Country, Tis of Thee” at the presidential inauguration in January, where her big-bowed, Luke Song hat overshadowed her actual performance.

Emmy-winning actor Jimmy Smits returns as host for the undertaking and Barry Manilow is tapped to both open and close the concert from the Capitol’s West Lawn along with the National Symphony Orchestra and the Choral Arts Society of Washington.

Also on the bill are pop star Natasha Bedingfield, the Tony and Grammy Award-winning cast of Jersey Boys, Grammy-nominee Michael Feinstein and classical pianist Andrew von Oeyen.

A who’s who of Muppets – Elmo, Big Bird, Cookie Monster, Oscar the Grouch and more – will make the trek from “Sesame Street” to rock a mix of patriotic classics and iconic songs. Their groundbreaking children’s television series is currently celebrating a “fourth” of its own – four decades on the air.

The 29th annual “A Capitol Fourth” celebration will air commercial free and in high definition on July 4th from 8 to 9:30 p.m. ET. Also, 18 television cameras will be stationed around the city – including the U.S. Capitol, the White House, Washington Monument and across the Potomac River – to capture every possible angle of the massive fireworks display

MICHAEL JACKSON CASINO

Michael Jackson

Michael Jackson

The latest rumor out of Michael Jackson world is that he’s planning to follow up his 50-show run in London this summer with a three-year world tour, a new album, several films and a zombie-themed “Thriller” casino in Las Vegas.

WENN quotes unnamed sources who claim the King of Pop is trying to have the gambling spots up and running by next year, following the March 2010 conclusion of his concerts at London’s O2 arena.

As previously reported, he is also believed to be working on a new album and ironing out details for a museum to house iconic items from his career. Sources close to the entertainer claim he’s interested in any and all business ventures that will help to jump start his career and clear out his debt.

Despite denials from his camp, tabloids continue to insist that Jackson postponed his first four concerts dates because he’s battling skin cancer. Rumor has it that he reportedly had surgery to remove potentially fatal growths from his nose and arm last month, and may have to undergo radiation, which would leave him unable to perform live.

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June 2, 1899: Black Americans observed day of fasting called by National Afro-American Council to protest lynching and racial massacres.
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Singer William Guest with Gladys Knight and the Pips is 68.

Actor Dennis Haysbert (“24”) is 55.

Rapper B-Real of Cypress Hill is 39.

Comedian Wayne Brady is 37.

Actor Deon Richmond (“Van Wilder,” “Scream 3”) is 31.

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