Solid Gold Soul

June 17, 2009

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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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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.”


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 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, 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.”


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.


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.

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.

Words To the Wise

Pray For One Another


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