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Madea Remains On Top At U.s. Box Office

1st March 2009

TYLER PERRY's new comedy movie MADEA GOES TO JAIL has taken the top spot at the U.S. box office for a second week, with takings of $16.5 million (£11.7 million) at the weekend (27Feb-01Mar09). The film,...

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Perry Will Buy An Island For His 40th Birthday

28th February 2009

Actor/director TYLER PERRY is gearing up for his best birthday ever - he plans to celebrate turning 40 by buying his own private island. The star of Tyler Perry's Madea Goes to Jail hits the landmark...

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Perry Contemplates Killing Off Madea

27th February 2009

Actor/director TYLER PERRY wants to kill off his popular character MADEA - because it takes too much effort to transform himself into the African-American matriarch. Perry's latest turn as the foul-tempered grandmother in Madea Goes to...

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Madea Goes To Jail Debuts At Top Of Us Box Office

23rd February 2009

Lionsgate comedy Madea Goes to Jail has opened at the top of the US box office charts, giving the studio its biggest-ever weekend opening.The film took $41.1 million (28.2 million) in its three days on...

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Perry's Faith Saw Him Through Struggles

23rd February 2009

Actor/director TYLER PERRY always had faith he would find success - despite experiencing homelessness and hunger when starting out. The Madea Goes To Jail filmmaker was forced to sleep in his car when starting out as...

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Madea Goes To Jail Tops U.s. Box Office Chart

23rd February 2009

TYLER PERRY's new comedy movie MADEA GOES TO JAIL has shot to the top of the U.S. box office chart, with huge opening weekend takings of $41.1 million (£29 million). The film, about an African American...

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Madea Vs. Jason At Box Office

20th February 2009

Tyler Perry brings back his most popular character, Madea, to theaters this weekend in Madea Goes to Jail , and she's expected to slay Jason, who slashed his way to the top of the box...

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Perry Wants Hudson For New Movie

20th February 2009

Moviemaker TYLER PERRY has given JENNIFER HUDSON a boost as she attempts to bounce back from family tragedy - he has written a film around her. Perry insists he'll wait until the Oscar-winner is ready to...

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The Things They Say 11312

19th February 2009

"There's a special place in hell (for me)." Moviemaker TYLER PERRY on casting THE COSBY SHOW's sweetheart KESHIA KNIGHT PULLIAM as a hooker in his new film MADEA GOES TO JAIL....

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Perry Puzzled Over Cosby Casting Fuss

18th February 2009

Moviemaker TYLER PERRY can't believe Hollywood is making such a fuss about his decision to cast KESHIA KNIGHT PULLIAM as a prostitute in his new movie - because it's been over two decades since the...

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Perry Gives Back To Charity

18th February 2009

Actor/director TYLER PERRY is helping to keep teenagers off the streets - he has made a generous donation to a youth homeless shelter in Atlanta, Georgia. The star, who experienced homelessness and hunger as a struggling...

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Fascinating Fact 6857

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 will.i.am....

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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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