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Monday, Apr. 26, 2021
Two foundations that serve the needy achieved the kind of spotlight at Sunday's night's Academy Awards telecast that any nonprofit yearns for: A shout-out from a famous celebrity to the 10 million or so people estimated to be watching the Oscars from home.
Time will tell whether the...
Friday, May. 22, 2020
Tyler Perry is planning to make his Atlanta-based mega studio one of the first domestic filming grounds to reopen during the coronavirus pandemic. But while Perry is looking to restart production in July, other studios in Georgia and beyond are anxiously waiting for Hollywood's green light....
Monday, Jun. 24, 2019
The 2019 BET Awards featured a number of contemporary pop and rap stars who are dominating the charts, from Cardi B to Lil Nas X. But the show belonged to artists viewed as icons in the black community, including singer Mary J. Blige, filmmaker Tyler Perry and the late rapper Nipsey Hussle....
Friday, Dec. 30, 2016
Tyler Perry is known for creating opportunities for black actors. But recently the African-American filmmaker weathered a backlash for assembling an all-white starring cast for the TLC drama series "Too Close to Home."
Perry rejects the criticism, much of it on social media. Some...
Sunday, Oct. 30, 2016
Tom Hanks. Tom Cruise. Ben Affleck. None of them have been a match for Tyler Perry's Madea.
In a surprise victory at the weekend box office, Perry's "Boo! A Madea Halloween" toppled another A-lister as Hanks' and Ron Howard's new Dan Brown adaption, "Inferno," went up in flames. Perry's...
Sunday, Oct. 23, 2016
Tyler Perry bested Tom Cruise at the box office this weekend.
Perry's "Boo! A Madea Halloween" opened in the top spot with an estimated $27.6 million, edging Cruise's "Jack Reacher: Never Go Back" into second place, according to studio estimates Sunday.
It's the third best opening...
Tuesday, Apr. 5, 2016
When Tyler Perry began creating shows for the then-struggling OWN Network four years ago, he'd send the scripts he'd written to Oprah Winfrey for approval - and she'd wince.
"I would say, 'I think that's too much! It's over the top! Oh my God, I can't believe this is happening!'" Winfrey...
Monday, Mar. 21, 2016
Among the converted it was preaching to, "The Passion" must have been an uplifting treat.
For others who may have strayed across "The Passion" on their way to rival programming like "Little Big Shots" or "Once Upon a Time,"...