POOCH HALL STRIKES PLEA DEAL IN DUI AND CHILD ENDANGERMENT CASE: Actor Marion “Pooch” Hall struck a plea deal on Tuesday (March 19th) following his DUI and child engagement arrest. According to TMZ, Hall entered the deal with Los Angeles prosecutors and entered a no contest plea to a misdemeanor DUI and to child endangerment. The misdemeanor DUI was dropped down from a felony. Per the terms of the deal, Hall will serve three years probation and will attend a 3-month alcohol program. He must also complete a year-long parenting class as part of the deal. As previously reported, Hall swerved off the road and got into a car accident with his two-year-old son sitting on his lap. Police discovered that his blood alcohol level was .25, which is three times the legal limit. He was charged with felony child abuse and a DUI, and was released on $100,000 bail. He faced up to six years in prison before taking the plea.
TYLER PERRY HELPS THE FAMILY OF A WOMAN WHO WAS SHOT BY HER BOYFRIEND: Tyler Perry has paid the expenses for the family of a mother of four, who was allegedly killed by her boyfriend outside of a Wells Fargo bank in Atlanta over the weekend. According to The Hill, Tynesha Evans was allegedly shot and killed by her boyfriend, Othniel Innis, who met her in the parking lot of the bank to give her money to cover her rent after Evans had fallen on hard times. Perry reached out to the family and offered to help cover their rent for the next six months, funeral costs as well as the cost for Evans’ body to be returned to her home state of Wisconsin for another funeral. Evans’ daughter, Audrey Turner recalled getting the call and told WSB, “It was a call I wasn't even going to answer. I said, 'Well, let me answer it to see who it is.' I answered and the person on the other end said, 'This is Tyler.' I said, 'Who?' He said, 'This is Tyler.' I said, 'Tyler who?' and he said, 'Tyler Perry.' At that point, I just broke down crying.” Perry also covered the tuition of Evans’ other daughter, Sharadiant Turner, who is a freshman at Spelman College in Atlanta. Sharadiant said, “I'm going to do what she wanted me to do. She started me on math and now I’m going to get to graduate with a mathematics degree from Spelman College without debt, it means everything.” CNN has reported that Perry’s publicist confirmed calling the family and his contributions to them.