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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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Michael and Quincy

Michael and Quincy

Grammy-winning music producer Quincy Jones argues in a controversial Details magazine interview – which we assume was done before Michael Jackson’s recent death – that Jackson “obviously didn’t want to be Black” and suggests that his psychological problem may have resulted from some childhood trauma.

In response to a question relating to how Jackson had begun to distort his face, Jones said, “It’s ridiculous, man! Chemical peels and all of it. And I don’t understand it. But he obviously didn’t want to be Black.”

Jones added that all one had to do to get a sense of what Jackson thought about his blackness was to “see his kids.” Reportedly, all three of Jackson’s children were conceived using eggs from white women and sperm from white men.

Asked if he ever talked with Jackson about whether he wanted to be a Black man, Jones replied, “That’s not the way you do it.” But he said Jackson told him the chemical treatments of his face were necessary because of a disease. But Jones said he did not believe him.

Jones then suggested that Jackson had experienced some childhood trauma that resulted in him not wanting to be Black. Jones, who is married to a white woman, explained, ”I’m not a psychiatrist … We all got problems. But there’s a great book out called ‘Too Soon Old, Too Late Smart.’ That book says the statute of limitations has expired on all childhood traumas. Get your stuff together and get on with your life … because everybody’s had a rough time in one way or another.”


Janet Jackson

Janet Jackson

Two weeks after the death of her brother Michael Jackson, Janet Jackson is reportedly back in Atlanta to begin work on Tyler Perry’s “Why Did I Get Married, Too?”

Malik Yoba, Jackson’s love interest in the original 2007 film, took to his audio blog Saturday while on location for the sequel, saying that Jackson was back on set.

“For those of you who are curious about the state of Ms. Jackson, all seems well,” Yoba said, according to Radar Online. “She’s here at work and we’ve got a couple of serious scenes to shoot today.”

Yoba also indicated that the cast will shoot for another week in Georgia, then head to the Bahamas for more filming.


Debbie Rowe

Debbie Rowe

An attorney for Michael Jackson’s ex-wife Debbie Rowe on Tuesday angrily denied a New York Post report that she had agreed to take millions of dollars to give up parental rights to her two children with the entertainer.

In a letter to the New York Post, attorney Eric George said that Rowe, who was married to Michael Jackson from 1996 to 1999 and is the mother of his two oldest children, “has not and will not” give up her parental rights, according to Reuters.

Nor will Rowe, whose attorneys have been in talks with lawyers for Michael Jackson’s parents, Katherine and Joe, take any money beyond the spousal support to which she and the singer agreed upon years ago, George’s letter states.

In a 2002 will signed by Michael Jackson, he said he had “intentionally omitted” to provide for Rowe.

The New York Post reported Tuesday that Rowe had agreed to take about $4 million to give up her parental rights to children Prince Michael Jr., 12, and Paris, 11.

George has asked the newspaper to publish a retraction. In a statement, New York Post editor in chief Col Allan said, “The Post stands by its story.”

Katherine Jackson, 79, was granted temporary guardianship of her son’s three children on June 29, only days after the “Thriller” singer died. George’s letter states that no agreement has been reached between Rowe and the Jacksons on custody or visitation.

Rowe in 2001 sought to give up parental rights to her children, but she later went to court to contest her waiver of those rights and it never went into effect. A custody hearing on Jackson’s three children is set for this coming Monday.


Denzel Washington

Denzel Washington

If you snooze, you lose – at least when it comes to Denzel Washington. Just ask 20th Century Fox.
The Oscar winner has formally withdrawn from the studio’s film “Unstoppable” after waiting three months for the company to set a budget and a start date, reports Variety. Washington is now said to be looking at other projects for the fall.

Fox reportedly tried coming back to the table with a different offer it hoped would entice him to reconsider.

As previously reported, Washington said in April he would re-team with director Tony Scott, this time to play a veteran engineer who jumps into a locomotive with a young conductor (“Star Trek’s” Chris Pine) to halt an unmanned runaway train filled with a toxic chemical.

While Washington and Scott will keep talking this week as the longtime collaborators promote “The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3” in Europe, the actor’s reps confirm he is available.

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July 15, 1864: Gen. A. J. Smith, with 14,000 men, including a brigade of black troops, defeated Nathan B. Forrest at Harrisburg, near Tupelo, Mississippi.
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R&B singer Millie Jackson is 65.

Actor-director Forest Whitaker is 48.

Actor Kristoff St. John (“The Young and the Restless”) is 43.

Singer Stokley of Mint Condition is 42.

Actor-comedian Eddie Griffin (“Malcolm and Eddie”) is 41.

Rapper Jim Jones is 33.

Singer Kia Thornton of Divine is 28.

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