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17th February 2009

Filmmaker TYLER PERRY has sent out a TV plea for soul star DIANA ROSS to be in his next movie. Perry made the appeal during an interview with U.S. news show Entertainment Tonight....

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Lee And Perry Land Image Award Nods

28th January 2009

SPIKE LEE and TYLER PERRY are among the directors nominated at the upcoming NAACP Image Awards. The civil rights organisation announced the nominations in three directing categories on Tuesday (27Jan09), with Lee and Tyler leading the...

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Perry Hits Back At Contractors' Payment Allegations

26th January 2009

Filmmaker TYLER PERRY has blasted allegations he failed to pay for work on two construction projects, insisting he is the victim of extortion attempts because of his celebrity. Six construction firms allege they have yet...

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Family That Preys Dvd Wins

22nd January 2009

Demonstrating once again the folly of underestimating Tyler Perry, his The Family that Preys became the top DVD seller last week, according to the Nielsen VideoScan First Alert sales chart, pushing last week's winner, Sony's...

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Blige And Perry Among Bet Honourees

19th January 2009

Singer MARY J. BLIGE and filmmaker TYLER PERRY were among the recipients of the BET Honors on Saturday (17Jan09). The awards ceremony - which pays tribute to the achievements of African American stars - took...

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Blige And Perry's Bet Nod

16th December 2008

MARY J. BLIGE and TYLER PERRY will be honoured at the second annual BET Honours. The R+B singer and the filmmaker are just two of the stars set to be recognised at the event -...

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Perry Cleared In Plagiarism Case

10th December 2008

Filmmaker TYLER PERRY has been cleared of accusations he stole the idea for his movie DIARY OF A MAD BLACK WOMAN from a Texan playwright. Donna West's case against the actor/screenwriter was dismissed after jurors...

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Perry Denies 'Script Theft' Accusation

4th December 2008

Filmmaker TYLER PERRY has denied claims he stole ideas from four movies - including MRS DOUBTFIRE and THE COLOR PURPLE - for his 2005 blockbuster DIARY OF A MAD BLACK WOMAN. The screenwriter is embroiled...

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Smith, Latifah And Perry Named Most Influential African-americans

1st December 2008

WILL SMITH, playwright/moviemaker TYLER PERRY and QUEEN LATIFAH have joined BARACK OBAMA on Essence magazine's coveted Most Influential African-Americans list. The quartet is joined by rapper Kanye West and hip-hop icons Wyclef Jean and

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Perry Denies Diva Demands

29th October 2008

Movie mogul TYLER PERRY has brushed off reports he demands co-workers to call him by his last name if they want a response - insisting the moniker is used by the cast and crew out...

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Perry Denies Demands Co-workers Call Him By Last Name

28th October 2008

Movie mogul TYLER PERRY has brushed off reports he demands co-workers to call him by his last name if they want a response - insisting the moniker is used by the cast and crew out...

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Chernin Things Going "Horribly" With Sag

17th October 2008

News Corp. President and COO Peter Chernin says that he and other top media executives "worked hard to find a middle ground" in their negotiations with the Writers Guild of America (WGA), the Directors Guild...

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Perry Gets Star Turnout For Studio Opening

6th October 2008

WILL SMITH, SIDNEY POITIER, FOREST WHITAKER and WHITNEY HOUSTON gave the opening of movie mogul TYLER PERRY's new film studios in Atlanta, Georgia some star power on Saturday (05Oct08), when they joined him to unveil...

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Box-office Comeback?

12th September 2008

The box office, which produced its smallest gross in five years last weekend, is expected to revive this weekend with the star-studded comedy Burn After Reading and the thriller Righteous Kill. Ticket sales are also...

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Perry Honoured With Key To New Orleans

8th July 2008

Movie mogul TYLER PERRY received the key to the city of New Orleans, Louisiana during the Essence Music Festival at the weekend (05-06Jul08). The New Orleans native was handed the honour by city Mayor C....

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Perry Distances Himself From Cousin's Film

18th June 2008

Actor/director TYLER PERRY has threatened legal action against his producer cousin MARLON CAMPBELL - after he used the star's name to help promote his own film OBLIVIOUS. Campbell claims Perry's lawyers sent him a letter...

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Perry Reveals Suicidal Thoughts

21st May 2008

Comedy actor TYLER PERRY tried to commit suicide during his abusive childhood, after suffering at the hands of a violent father. The 38-year-old failed, and later changed his name to disassociate himself from his miserable...

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Perry Voices Disdain At Crazed Stalker

17th April 2008

Filmmaker TYLER PERRY has become the victim of a female stalker who contacts him several hundred times a day. The unnamed woman regularly turns up at the star's U.S. home and has even bought jewellery...

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Horton Hears A Who! Remains On Top In Us Box Office

24th March 2008

The animated film Dr Seuss' Horton Hears A Who! has remained on top at the US box office for the second week in a row.The movie, featuring the voices of Jim Carrey and Steve Carell,...

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Movie Reviews: Meet The Browns

21st March 2008

Like previous Tyler Perry movies, Meet the Browns was not screened for critics -- at least not in the U.S. Philip Marchand of the Toronto Star either attended a press screening or a preview not...

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Fox Won Movie Role After Writer/director Almost Ran Him Down

19th March 2008

Retired basketball superstar RICK FOX landed a part in TYLER PERRY's new movie when the writer/director almost ran over him on Sunset Boulevard in Los Angeles. Perry admits he'd just written a scene featuring Fox's...

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Great Debaters Wins Top Image Award

15th February 2008

The Great Debaters, directed by and starring Denzel Washington, has received the NAACP's 2007 Image award as best film of 2007. Washington, along with costars Jurnee Smollett and Forest Whitaker, also received acting awards for...

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No. 1 With Bullets

6th November 2007

The nation's box office recovered like gangbusters over the weekend, with the top film, American Gangster, hauling in $43.6 million and the No. 2 film, Bee Movie, $38 million. The figure for Gangster represented the...

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Few Halloween Treats At Box Office

30th October 2007

The Saw franchise committed its annual serial killing at the box office over the weekend before Halloween as Saw IV collected $31.8 million, according to final figures released Monday. Overall, the box office showed little...

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Box Office Is Blood Sucked

23rd October 2007

Vampires had a field day at the box office over the weekend, leaving itnearly bloodless. Sony's 30 Days of Night took in $16 million andlast weekend's Why Did I Get Married?, $12 million, but they...

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Tyler Perry Still Looking For Success Abroad

22nd October 2007

Tyler Perry, whose Why Did I Get Married? has grossed nearly $40 million over the past ten days, defying industry predictions, now intends to disprove the notion that movies with black-oriented themes can not do...

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30 Days Sinks Its Fangs Into Serious Fare

22nd October 2007

Moviegoers turned their backs on serious dramas -- particularly those based on current news -- and instead opted for vampires and comedies over the weekend. Although a record eight films opened over the weekend, only...

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B.o. Favorite Michael Clayton Winds Up In Fourth Place

16th October 2007

Michael Clayton, which had been the odds-on favorite among movie pundits to win the weekend box-office crown, Not only didn't finish in first place -- it didn't even make third place, as studio estimates had...

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Movie Reviews: Why Did I Get Married?

15th October 2007

Why Did I Get Married?, although not previewed for critics, nevertheless got some positive reviews from them over the weekend. Jeanette Catsoulis in the New York Times called it "a beautifully shot (by Toyomichi Kurita),...

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Married To The Top

15th October 2007

Once again, Tyler Perry has had the last laugh. The writer-director-star, whose films are generally panned by critics and dismissed by box-office analysts, saw his latest comedy, Why Did I Get Married?, top the box...

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