Yes, the headline baffles us as well. Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan turned heads after praising Hollywood director-actor Tyler Perry’s “Madea” character, calling it a worthy portrayal of a “strong, Black woman.” The minister went on to hail Perry for bringing the bawdy, tough-talking matriarch to the masses.
As if Madea going to jail on the big screen wasn’t ridiculous enough, a man in Mississippi sought to act out the story line. While millions of people across the country took advantage of Black Friday sales, a criminal robbed a bank, dressed as Tyler Perry’s infamous character. Marvin Webb, 45, robbed the First Security Bank […]
We all know that Spike Lee isn’t one to hold his tongue, so when people asked about his disdain for Tyler Perry, he quickly shut the whole thing down. Lee, who is promoting his Red Hook Summer release, was being interviewed by host Art Terrell, on Atlanta’s KISS 104.1 radio station, when the Perry questions came […]
Tyler Perry can now breathe a sigh of relief after firefighters extinguished a massive fire that took place at the filmmaker’s sprawling southwestern Atlanta studio complex, Tuesday (May 1). At 8:41 p.m. firefighters responded to calls of a blaze at Tyler Perry Studios, with a reported 100 firefighters, 13 trucks and 12 engines on the […]
Tyler Perry has become the latest victim of identity theft. The playwright, actor and director is reporting that nearly $30,000 worth of charges were applied to his credit card without his permission. Tyler broke the news himself through his TylerPerry.com blog in one of his weekly updates. Speaking on the “idiot” who stole his credit […]
Tyler Perry announced to his fans today that his mother, Willie Maxine Perry who is said to be the inspiration behind Madea, passed away Tuesday. He made the announcement through his website and posted a picture of himself and his mother with a caption saying, “Willie Maxine Perry- February 12, 1945 to December 8, 2009. […]
Tyler Perry has donated $1 million to the nation’s oldest and largest civil rights group, the NAACP. Tyler’s contribution is the largest amount ever donated by an individual entertainer. The funds donated will be distributed to the organization during a four year period and were given in honor of the organization’s centennial anniversary. Benjamin Todd […]