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Kimberly Elise (Exclusive)

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…



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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Black Teenager Attacked by Corrections Deputy in Florida, Investigation Underway



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



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



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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