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Demetria McKinney Tribute to Whitney Houston

I must say when I first saw this video I asked myself where have I been. Demetria recorded this tribute in February and I was temporarily upset that she didn’t tell me about it when I saw and spoke with her in January.  But ” I forgive you Demetria..this time”… Just kidding. But back to…

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I must say when I first saw this video I asked myself where have I been. Demetria recorded this tribute in February and I was temporarily upset that she didn’t tell me about it when I saw and spoke with her in January.  But ” I forgive you Demetria..this time”… Just kidding. But back to the tribute. I’ve had the pleasure of  previously interviewing Demetria. And since Prestige has evolved  since that time, I’m looking forward to having her on the cover once again. We all know and love Demetria for her role as “Janine Payne” on the hit TBS sitcom ” Tyler Perry’s House of Payne”, as well as starring in other Tyler Perry stage plays such as,  “Meet the Browns”,  “What’s Done In The Dark“, “Why Did I Get Married“, and “Madea’s Family Christmas”.  Demetria has also  starred in  “The Mountaintop”, “Church Girl”, the musical “I Dream” in which she portrayed Mrs. Coretta Scott King and “Dreamgirls” which she performed with the legendary Jennifer Holliday.

She currently stars on the TV One sitcom The Rickey Smiley Show as Monica, Rickey’s ex wife. So make sure you tune in to TV One  on Sunday nights and keep check for the new season that will be premiering July 23rd.

Demetria’s other numerous film and television credits include the films “Daddy’s Little Girls”, “Let The Church Say Amen”, “Breaking Up is Hard to Do” and shows “Necessary Roughness”and “Let’s Stay Together”. She has extensive vocal and dance training. She is an R&B/Soul singer who has opened for artists such as Tank, Dwele and Anthony David. She has three singles available on Itunes “Take Away” and “Get Yo ..ish” and “Livin It Up” (her duet with Anthony David). She is presently working on her debut CD with notable producers such as Musiq Soulchil. Now in saying all of that. I must say that all three of her singles that is available on Itunes, I’ve already downloaded to my IPhone and it’s been on repeat.  But when I went to Demetria website http://www.demetriamckinney.com and saw she had a new video up and it was a tribute to Whitney Houston. I had to stop whatever I was doing and listen. I’m left with saying WOW, and in tears, She did a phenomenal job on this tribute song and really showed the power, strength and range in her vocals. Prestige readers, take a listen below and leave your comments letting me know what you think.

 

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Black Teenager Attacked by Corrections Deputy in Florida, Investigation Underway

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A Florida corrections deputy has been placed on leave after going on the attack against a 17-year-old at a juvenile center … and it’s all on video.

The teenager, Terrance Devon Reed III, was taken to the hospital after the violent altercation with Sarasota County Deputy Neil Pizzo last week. The surveillance footage shows Reed sitting on a bench with his arms tucked in his shirt when Pizzo marches toward him.

As Reed stands up and takes his arms out, the deputy immediately goes for his throat. A struggle ensues before Pizzo throws Reed to the ground, but at no point does the teenager appear to fight back.

Another deputy jumps in to try to wrangle Reed’s feet, and that’s when Pizzo strikes the teen on the back of the head multiple times. Reed’s then cuffed and helped to his feet … but not before suffering abrasions to his head.

The altercation reportedly began after Reed — who was previously arrested and charged with contempt of court, probation violations and cocaine possession — became uncooperative in a police lineup.

That, of course, doesn’t justify the violence by the deputy, and Sheriff Tom Knight says he’s disappointed in what he saw and Pizzo’s failure to de-escalate the situation.

Knight says he placed the deputy on administrative duty while an internal investigation is conducted.

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Tamar Braxton Boyfriend Files A Restraining Order Indicating Domestic

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Tamar Braxton boyfriend is running to court asking for protection against her in what he describes as a domestic violence situation.

The singer’s BF, David Adefeso, filed for a restraining order Tuesday in L.A. seeking to prevent Domestic Violence and he’s asking a judge to grant him one against Tamar. For now, it’s unclear what he’s alleging she might’ve done.

It doesn’t look like the court has approved his request just yet  

At any rate, it’s another sign that things have been volatile lately in her life — especially as it pertains to David. Remember, he’s the one who called 911 not too long ago saying Tamar was threatening to kill herself. He also mentioned her WeTV beef to cops at the time.

Also keep in mind … family sources connected to Tamar have told us they believe she’s changed since getting with him — claiming her mood seems to align with his. We’ve also been told that David has come off as controlling in Tamar’s reality show, and that he’s been quite involved in her business decisions of late.

This continues to be a developing story…..

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Bodies of US Couple Found at Bottom of Well in Mexico

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The bodies of a missing US couple have been found at the bottom of a well in Mexico.

Ian Hirschsohn, 78 and his 73-year-old wife Kathy Harvey had been missing since August 31, when they were supposed to return home to San Diego from a trip across the border.

Their abandoned car was found in Ensenada, just 90 minutes from the US border, last week.

Investigators then made the grim discovery on Thursday in an unpopulated area just south of the tourist hotspot.

The bodies were recovered over the weekend; San Diego police confirmed their identities, CBS8 reported.

Family members said the couple had been staying at a rented house in El Socorrito, about 200 miles south of the border, a town they frequented over the past 35 years.

Kathy texted her son Robert on August 28 to say they were going to either explore a gold mine or visit a beach; however the family lost contact with them on August 31.

After reporting them missing, the Consulate General in Tijuana finally informed the family the couple’s Toyota Land Cruiser had been found in Ensenada.

“She was really enjoying retirement and had multiple groups of friends,” Robert told the site. “She loved walking and traveling.  She had a huge bucket list of where she wanted to go.”

An investigation is now underway. The cause of deaths has not been revealed, nor has a motive, but investigators suspect foul play.

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