Posts Tagged ‘Tyler Perry’

GUTV: Actor Lance Gross Sits W/ Gyant on “The Couch Of Truth” Talks @EvaMarcille @TylerPerry @Oprah @TheRealLRaye & More!

Monday, April 19th, 2010

I’ve been talking about for a week and now its here. Last week I had a special guest visit Studioplex Studio’s. Lance Gross has a new brand new film, a budding acting career and has found himself recently single. Gross announced his sudden separation to his model/TV Personality girlfriend Eva Marcille aka Eva Pigford.

What went wrong? Who broke who’s heart? What’s it like to be the apple of Tyler Perry’s eye? We left no stone unturned. Check out the revealing interview with Lance above.

Episode Thank you’s: Lance Gross, Comcast on Demand, Studioplex Studio’s and their staff, Muta Ali & More!

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TV Scoop: @JanetJackson and @TylerPerry Promote W.D.I.G.M. 2 On “Today”

Tuesday, March 23rd, 2010

Janet Jackson and Tyler Perry visited NBC’s “Today” show to promote TP’s “Why Did I Get Married Too.” There’s not too much to talk about.

I’m actually starting to get annoyed that TP plays protector to Jackson as of late.

Fanatics hit the play button, regular fans — there’s nothing to see here.

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Movie Plug: Lee Daniel’s “Precious” Soars At Box Office!!

Saturday, November 7th, 2009

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Oprah Winfrey and Tyler Perry have stuck movie gold yet again with the Daniel Lee’s gut wrenching film, “Precious”. According to early estimates, the advanced publicity will secure the Sundance Film Festival flick with an impressive limited release box office win.

Platforming in 18 theaters in 4 markets — NY, LA, Atlanta, and Chicago — consisting of art-houses and primarily African-American neighborhood venues, I hear the film raked in $585K for Friday, with a per screen average of $32,500, and a predicted $1.7M weekend.

This powerful film adapted by Geoffrey Fletcher from a novel about an illiterate black Harlem teen whose father has raped and impregnated her twice was embraced by no less than Tyler Perry, which is why it landed with Lionsgate’s Joe Drake for distribution, and Oprah Winfrey.

I had a chance to catch, what I feel is one of the best movies I’ve seen in quite sometime, opening night and the turn out was staggering. The demand was so high that Atlanta’s Midtown Art’s Cinema decided to add another show late last night to accommodate moviegoers.

While many aren’t aware, Oprah and Tyler’s unusual decision to sign on as Executive Producers [both had no hand in making the film] further proves their philanthropic endeavours as they’ve agreed to donate their proceeds to various charities.

“Precious” is set to hit nationwide in the coming weeks. Please go out and support this film.

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Movie Trailer Scoop: “Why Did I Get Married Too”

Friday, November 6th, 2009

From Wikipedia:

Gathered together in the Bahamas for their annual one-week reunion, four close couples eagerly reconnect, sharing news about their lives and relationships. But their intimate week in paradise is disrupted by the unexpected arrival of Sheila’s (Jill Scott) ex-husband, Mike (Richard T. Jones), who hopes to break up her new marriage with Troy (Lamman Rucker) and win her back.

The others soon realize they too are not immune to the challenges of commitment and fidelity. Angela (Tasha Smith) doesn’t believe her husband, Marcus (Michael Jai White), can be faithful now that he’s a celebrity television newscaster. Dianne (Sharon Leal) and Terry’s (Tyler Perry) relationship is feeling the strain of raising children. And Patricia (Janet Jackson), a successful self-help psychologist, must finally reveal the deep flaws in her seemingly perfect marriage to Gavin (Malik Yoba).

With their relationships hanging in the balance when they return home, each couple must choose between blame and forgiveness, doubt and faith, with life-altering consequences.

This shit looks good!

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TV Scoop: Tyler Perry Fires Back At Spike Lee, “That Pisses Me Off.. It’s So Insulting!”

Sunday, October 25th, 2009

Tyler Perry is pissed and he’s not afraid to say it.

If you’ve been out of the loop, Perry has come under attack in Black Hollywood by some of the industry’s most noted directors Spike Lee.

According to Spike, Tyler’s immensely successful films, are stereotypical and paints African-American’s as nothing more then coons to the masses.

Per Global Grind:

“Each artist should be allowed to pursue their artistic endeavors, but I still think there is a lot of stuff out today that is coonery and buffoonery. I know it’s making a lot of money and breaking records, but we can do better. … I am a huge basketball fan, and when I watch the games on TNT, I see these two ads for these two shows (Tyler Perry’s “Meet the Browns” and “House of Payne”), and I am scratching my head. We got a black president, and we going back to Mantan Moreland and Sleep ‘n’ Eat?

Check out Perry’s fiery response above.

I just hate that we as a people have to take our gripes to the public arena. Why can’t we discuss our issues privately. You don’t see James Cameron attacking Michael Bay.  Sigh!

Be sure to tune into tonight’s “60 minutes” to get his full response.

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The Rundown: Tyler Perry Tops Box Office, Diddy Vs The Hip-Hop Police, Jay-Z And Bey Fight Over Ye & More!

Monday, September 14th, 2009

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Though Kanye West is probably the most African-American named being googled, Tyler Perry’s impressive movie ticket sales shouldn’t be overlooked.

TP’s new ‘Madea’ installment, “I Can Do Bad All By Myself,” with Academy Award nominated actress Taraji P. Henson was the number one movie in the country, grossing a studio-estimated $24 million.

“I Can Do Bad” made 37% more than Perry’s “The Family that Preys” on the same weekend last year. And while “Madea Goes to Jail” and “Madea’s Family Reunion” remain his two biggest openings since he started making pictures for Lions Gate in early 2006, this weekend’s picture is his most successful that didn’t feature the popular “Madea” character front and center.

As is typical for Perry films, the audience for “I Can Do Bad All by Myself” was predominantly black women, with 75% of moviegoers female and 80% African American. Tyler Perry is the only brand that seems able to bring out this audience consistently recently.

Though I don’t check for the TP films anymore, I mean how many times can you watch a black man in drag before it gets a little creepy, I still pump my fists for a man who can turned nothing into a multi-million dollar generating business.

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Not that anybody really ponders the celebrity of Boris Kudjoe and his wife Nicole Ari Parker, but it seems their presumed lameness actually is derived from a personal family matter involving his kids.

In an interview with Black Enterprise, the couple shared how their daughter’s condition has changed their lives, taught them endurance, and inspired them to help other families. After the diagnosis, the couple put their careers on hold as they struggled to learn early on that their daughter Sophie was born with spina bifida, a serious birth defect that can cause mild to severe nerve damage, paralysis, and incontinence. After the diagnosis, the couple put their careers on hold as they struggled to learn about the condition.

Check out their Q&A:

How has your daughter’s condition changed your priorities?

Boris: It has turned everything upside down. It has been hard for the past four years to find our way through this maze. It’s tough because our daughter needs 24/7 care, but we still have to make movies and TV shows because that is what supports the family. You realize that all the things that stress you out aren’t really important at all. Our daughter’s health, our son, Nicolas, our family—the four of us—that is our priority in life. We also have to be meticulous about fund raising. It’s a business, but it’s quite sobering.

How can Sophie’s Voice help families?

Boris: This is not a temporary effort. The surgical trial is our first goal, but we have goals after that. There are people who can’t afford to keep buying diapers, catheters, wheelchairs, and braces until after their kids are grown. [The average cost of raising a child with spina bifida is 13 times higher than that of raising a normal child.]

Nicole: We have to figure out how to serve families. We are not experts, but we are in it with them. Sophie’s Voice is currently planning a private introductory fundraiser in New York City this month. More long-range plans include opening a chapter in Ghana, where they’re still learning how to best care for those with spina bifida. [Read More]

So sad. This is why I have no desire for children. You just don’t know what you’re getting into and I tend to be a bit more controlling then most, which is impossible in dealing with kids.

More after the jump.

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Plug Into The Scene: Oprah, Tyler Perry, Mary J Blige & More Attend Toronto Film Festival

Sunday, September 13th, 2009

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Momma Oprah joined cast members of the highly anticipated film adaptation, “Precious: Based On The Novel “Push” By Sapphire” at this years 2009 Toronto Film Festival.

Set in Harlem in 1987, it is the story of Claireece “Precious” Jones (Gabourey Sidibe), a sixteen-year-old African-American girl born into a life no one would want. She’s pregnant for the second time by her absent father; at home, she must wait hand and foot on her mother (Mo’Nique), a poisonously angry woman who abuses her emotionally and physically. School is a place of chaos, and Precious has reached the ninth grade with good marks and an awful secret: she can neither read nor write. [Read More]

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Actress Gabourey Sidibe

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Actress Paula Patton

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Director Lee Daniels

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Mariah Carey looked radiant at the International Film Festival. Clearly Nick is taking care of business. I love corny love!

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Personally I can’t wait!

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Plug Into The Scene: “I Can Do Bad All By Myself” Atlanta Movie Premiere!

Thursday, September 10th, 2009

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Last night Atlantic Station was hopping as Tyler Perry’s fan club all gathered to marvel at yet another Madea movie.  The “I Can Do Bad All By Myself” Atlanta premiere brought out the usual crowd, which I was chose to take in Obama rather then TP in drag yet again.

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Tami with “Talking With Tami” was in full effect last night capturing a moment in Black Hollywood that the TMZ’s and People magazine’s of the world tend to overlook. Roger Bobb, Alfonso Riberio, Miss Sophia, Star Jones ex Kenny Lattimore, Chilli, and a few others came out to show TP luv. Sorry no Taraji, Mary J, Glady’s Night or Mr. Tyler Perry himself.

Kinda makes you wonder what this is all about then, right? :-)

Check out the pics below.

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“I Can Do Bad All By Myself” hits theaters tomorrow.

Shoutout to Tami!

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A Lengthy Email From Tyler Perry

Monday, July 20th, 2009

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Tyler Perry must have had a lot of free time on his hands this weekend because he’s offering his take on a host of world and entertainment issues.

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Attention Whore: Nore Confirms The Rumors That Gay MC’s Exists!

Saturday, July 18th, 2009

Forgotten rapper NORE says there are gay rappers who are actively involved in hip-hop. Shocking!

But of course he doesn’t go as far to say Mase, Diddy, Pharrell, John Legend, Kanye West, Tyler Perry, Maxwell, Ne-Yo, Queen Latifah, Soulja Boy, Bow Wow, Johnta Austin, Usher, Musiq Soulchild, names [hey, I'm just telling you the word on the street], so how is this news.

I hate to sound like a broken record, but I find the fact that VladTV’s “NORE confirms gay rappers exist in Hip-Hop” is the most viewed site on its main page, extremely interesting.

Why is the ones we claim to hate so much draw such attention. I hate racists! So I would find NOTHING interesting in what they had to say.

Shout out to Vlad for getting the story, but if he’s not gonna say any names then sit down and shut up!

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