Tyler Perry

VIA: AccessAtlanta If you’re planning to see Tyler Perry’s new play when it comes to Atlanta’s Fox Theatre in April, you need to be on time. Be. On. Time. “Sit the hell down!” Perry barked at late arrivals Tuesday night, breaking from character seconds after his entrance during the play’s stop in Macon. “Seven o’clock […]

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VIA: AJC.com Atlanta filmmaker Tyler Perry said he will donate $250,000 to Haitian relief efforts, according to his Web site. “If you are like me, I know you want to do something,” he said in a message. ” If you are like me, I know you want to make sure that whatever you do, it […]

VIA: New York Times The actor, writer, director and producer Tyler Perry has had hits with film adaptations of his plays, including “Diary of a Mad Black Woman” and “Madea’s Family Reunion.” He also recently added some star wattage to the film “Precious: Based on the novel ‘Push’ by Sapphire” by joining the project as […]

VIA: AJC.com Movie producer Tyler Perry announced on his Web site that his mother, Willie Maxine Perry, died Tuesday. She was 64. “Thank you for all your prayers,” Perry said on the “e-mail messages from Tyler” section of his online site tylerperry.com. Perry said he based his most popular — and notorious — character, Madea, […]

VIA: Entertainment Weekly While big-studio releases like A Christmas Carol and The Fourth Kind topped the box office chart this weekend, all OscarWatchers’ eyes were on Precious. After dominating this year’s film-festival prizes, the indie drama opened on Friday to very strong reviews, resulting in an 85 grade from Rotten Tomatoes. EW’s Owen Gleiberman rated […]

VIA: EW.com Tyler Perry, appearing on 60 Minutes, said he was “insulted” and “pissed off” by Spike Lee’s criticisms of Perry’s hit TV shows and movies. Lee recently called Perry characters such as Madea examples of “coonery” and “buffoonery.” “I would love to read that [criticism] to my fan base,” Perry told 60 Minutes correspondent […]

Filmmaker Tyler Perry, who is promoting a new movie about an abused teenager, has gone public with brutal memories of his own childhood beatings and molestation. In an email to fans that has Perry’s admirers buzzing, he recounts various examples of terrible childhood mistreatment – from his father beating him senseless to a neighbor woman […]