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Sylvia: Miss Elise, how are you today.  Kimberly: I’m wonderful, how are you?  Sylvia: I’m great. It’s a pleasure to be able to interview you for Prestige Magazine. Let me start by saying congratulations on your premiere of the “Apple Mortgage Cake” on the UP Network.   Kimberly: Thank you. Sylvia: You are so welcome. Can…

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Sylvia: Miss Elise, how are you today. 

Kimberly: I’m wonderful, how are you? 

Sylvia: I’m great. It’s a pleasure to be able to interview you for Prestige Magazine. Let me start by saying congratulations on your premiere of the “Apple Mortgage Cake” on the UP Network.  

Kimberly: Thank you.

Sylvia: You are so welcome. Can you give us a brief description on  Apple Mortgage Cake?

Kimberly: Sure, Apple Mortgage Cake tells the true story of Angela Logan, a woman who was losing her house, her mortgage was coming up and she didn’t have the sums to pay it and she comes up with this idea to start selling her cakes that everybody seems to really love, to raise money to pay for the house, and it sort of takes off in a way that is amazing and you have to see the movie to see exactly what happens.

Sylvia: That’s great. How did you obtain this role and opportunity to be able to portray Miss Angela Logan? And also what was the process that you used to prepare for this role?

Kimberly: The script was sent to me by the producers of the film, and they asked me if I would be interested in playing Angela, and I read it, and fell in love with it. I thought it was so inspiring and positive, and just encouraging for so many people that I definitely wanted to be part of it. And as far as preparing for the role, I played a lot of real life characters and that is always a fun and interesting challenge to me. Sometimes they’ve been alive, sometimes they haven’t been alive. In this case, Angela Logan is alive, and not only that she plays a small part in the film, so she was on set for a part of the time that we were filming. So I got to sit a lot of times with Angela and get to know her, and hear her story in her own words and sort of get a sense of who she was on many levels, in ways that I can incorporate into the performance, so it was great.

Read the entire interview in our JUNE/JULY issue (Get Your Copy Today)…Release Date July 24, 2014… CLICK COVER BELOW TO VIEW ISSUEAugust 2014

 

 

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DEMI LOVATO TO SING NATIONAL ANTHEM AT SUPER BOWL LIV

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Multi-platinum singer, songwriter, DEMI LOVATO will sing the National Anthem as part of Super Bowl LIV pregame festivities at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami on Sunday, February 2, the NFL and FOX announced today. 

The pregame show, including the National Anthem, will be broadcast live worldwide.

Lovato is a Grammy-nominated singer, songwriter, actress, advocate, philanthropist, and business woman. Within hours of the release of Lovato’s fifth studio album, CONFIDENT, the first single, “Cool for the Summer” trended worldwide and hit #1 on iTunes in 37 countries.

Lovato will join a prestigious line up of Super Bowl National Anthem performers, including: Gladys Knight, Lady Gaga, Beyoncé, Luke Bryan, Whitney Houston, Diana Ross, Jennifer Hudson, Billy Joel, P!NK, Jordin Sparks, Idina Menzel, Mariah Carey, Alicia Keys, and Neil Diamond.

In addition, on behalf of the National Association of the Deaf (NAD), CHRISTINE SUN KIM, internationally renowned sound artist and performer, will sign the National Anthem in American Sign Language.

The NFL previously announced that Jennifer Lopez and Shakira will headline the Pepsi Super Bowl LIV Halftime Show.

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Tyler Perry Will Make His Netflix Debut With ‘A Fall From Grace’

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Now that Tyler Perry has ended the Madea franchise, and has his very own state-of-the-art production facility in Atlanta, GA, Perry is trying his hand at another thriller movie with his upcoming Netflix film, A Fall From Grace,

Crystal Fox, Phylicia Rashad, Bresha Webb, Mehcad Brooks, Cicely Tyson (Academy Award® Nominee) and Perry round out the cast. Perry also writes and directs A Fall from Grace, and it was the first to be completely filmed at his Atlanta studio.

The film follows a newly divorced woman named Grace Waters (Fox) who falls in love with a young man named Shannon (Brooks). But when secrets erode her short-lived joy, Grace’s vulnerable side turns violent

After being arrested for killing her new husband and awaiting for her upcoming trial, her lawyer (Webb) digs deep to find out the truth behind her husband’s alleged death and find a way to try to prove her innocence. “When you wake up, you don’t know that today will be the day to change your life,” says a disheveled and hand-cuffed Grace in the new montage of scenes.

A Fall from Grace arrives on Netflix on January 17th; add it to your watch-list here and check out the official trailer above.

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Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, returns to Canada after bombshell announcement

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The Duchess of Sussex has returned to Canada after she and Prince Harry announced they were “stepping back” as senior members of Britain’s royal family.

Prince Harry remains in the UK and Meghan is expected to come back to London on Tuesday, when the couple are set to attend an event with Janice Charette, High Commissioner of Canada to the UK, at Canada House.

Meghan and Harry wanted to meet with Charette “as well as staff to thank them for the warm Canadian hospitality and support they received during their recent stay in Canada,” according to a statement from Buckingham Palace.

The couple recently returned from Canada, where they spent the Christmas holidays with the duchess’ mother, Doria Ragland.

“The Duke and Duchess have a strong connection to Canada. It’s a country The Duke of Sussex has visited many times over the years and it was also home to The Duchess for seven years before she became a member of The Royal Family,” the royals said on their Instagram page, Sussex Royal, on Wednesday.

The latest developments follow the shock announcement that the pair plan to “transition into a new working model” and become “financially independent” after stepping back from their roles as senior members of the British royal family.

There was said to be a mood of deep disappointment in the palace following the announcement, and senior members of the family are hurt as a result of the news.

Meghan and Harry’s desire to become “financially independent” has also sparked questions as to how they will be able to do this.

The pair published detailed documents outlining the structure and funding of their household, which revealed they receive 5% of their income from the Sovereign Grant — a lump sum of UK taxpayers’ money given to the Queen every year — and 95% from the Duchy of Cornwall, the private estate controlled by Prince Charles, Harry’s father.

Media reports have suggested that Meghan was independently worth around $5 million before she married Harry, who inherited millions from his mother Princess Diana.

However UK newspaper The Times reports that Charles may withdraw funding from the couple if they completely withdraw from their royal duties.

Observers say the couple are unlikely to struggle for money and could generate income from a UK trademark for their brand ‘Sussex Royal,” which the couple applied for in June, as well as sponsorship or speaking tours.

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