Tasha Smith and Michael Jai White, stars of Tyler Perry’s latest TBS sitcom “For Better Or Worse,” have fierce words for his critics, “it’s just hateration — especially if you don’t do nothing!” In a small luncheon with several bloggers last week at the Essence Magazine offices, the actors couldn’t sing Tyler’s praises enough. They […]

Tyler Perry was flooded with angry e-mails from fans after casting Kim Kardashian in his next movie, “The Marriage Counselor,” which is currently filming in Atlanta. Some of Perry’s fans questioned how the filmmaker could cast someone they consider to be morally questionable, especially after the reality star filed for divorce from Kris Humphries after […]

Tasha Smith and Michael Jai White dropped by Praise 102.5 recently and talked to Darlene McCoy about their new show “For Better or Worse.” The show is based on characters from the film “Why Did I Get Married?” Tyler Perry’s “For Better Or Worse” premieres November 25th on Fridays (8 pm) on TBS. RELATED: Tasha […]

Tyler Perry fans are none too happy over his choice of casting soon-to-be-divorced reality “star” Kim Kardashian in his latest project, The Marriage Counselor. Two weeks ago Perry announced Kardashian had been chosen to play Ava, a co-worker of Judith (Jurnee Smollett), an Ivy League educated therapist who decides to step outside of her marriage […]


Tyler Perry’s film “The Marriage Counselor” has added two actors to its roster. Already starring Kim Kardashian and Jurnee Smollett, Blackfilm has confirmed that Lance Gross and Vanessa Williams will be joining the cast. Get the inside scoop on Perry’s home: New Orleans, LA The film tells the story of Judith (played by Jurnee), an […]

Journalist Toure’ sat down with Newsone contributor Dr. Boyce Watkins on CNN to debate the impact of director Tyler Perry’s movies on Black America, days after Perry was named Forbes magazine’s highest paid man in Hollywood. Dr. Watkins was casual with his examination, while Toure went in, telling CNN that Perry’s movies amount to “cinematic […]


Tyler Perry recently topped off the list of the highest paid men in entertainment. Perry raked in an estimated $130 million last year between his films and two TBS television shows, “House of Payne” and “Meet the Browns.” The list was compiled by Forbes Magazine and helps Perry stake his claim as a serious power […]

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Add Tyler Perry to the new Forbes magazine list of the highest-paid men in entertainment. The Atlanta-based actor/director/screenwriter/producer/author’s films have raked in more than $500 million worldwide. Perry beat out the man responsible for The Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, producer Jerry Bruckheimer, who earned a reported $113 million over the course of […]

In an emotional essay posted on his personal blog, Atlanta filmmaker Tyler Perry told his fans about how the sight of a man crossing the street holding the hand of his toddler made him cry. “Why did I have such a strong emotional reaction to this father and son? It didn’t take long for me […]


Love him or hate him, Tyler Perry is not just a Black man; he’s a household name who has created an international brand in less than 20 years. A little over a week ago, I attended the White House’s Atlanta Urban Entrepreneurship Forum where the actor, producer, playwright and media mogul delivered the opening speech […]

Tyler Perry may be following in Oprah Winfrey’s footsteps by getting his own cable network. Word is the Atlanta-based filmmaker may be forming Tyler TV. According to the NY Times, Tyler TV, which is still a working title, is intended as a home base for Perry — just as Winfrey, one of Perry’s most ardent […]

Atlanta filmmaker Tyler Perry graces the cover of the August issue of Ebony Magazine. In the interview Perry opens up about his past sexual abuse, his rivalry with fellow director Spike Lee, and his love life. Perry admits that in late 2010, he and his girlfriend experienced a pregnancy scare. Tyler revealed: “Back in December, […]