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Jackson Used Anger At Michael's Death For Movie Role

JANET JACKSON channelled her anger at the death of her beloved brother MICHAEL into one furious scene in TYLER PERRY's new movie WHY DID I GET MARRIED TOO?, when she had to smash up furniture...

Movie Reviews Our Family Wedding

Our Family Wedding displays all the elements of one of those new-and-improved sitcoms, contrived to be edgy, that make it onto the broadcast schedule at the beginning of every season and are canceled around the...

Director Perry Sued By Gospel Songwriter

Filmmaker TYLER PERRY is facing a copyright infringement lawsuit from a disgruntled songwriter after allegedly using a gospel track on his hit TV show MEET THE BROWNS without permission.Johnny Tyrone Stringfield filed legal papers in...

Perry Digs Deep For Haiti

Movie mogul TYLER PERRY has become the latest celebrity to hand over $1 million (£625,000) to the Haiti earthquake relief effort.The actor/director initially donated $250,000 (£156,250) to various charities, but has since had a change...

Perry To Be Honoured At Naacp Awards

TYLER PERRY will be honoured with the Chairman's Award at the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) Image Awards later this month (Feb10).The filmmaker will follow in the footsteps of past winners,...

Perry Takes Madea Back On Tour

Moviemaker TYLER PERRY is mourning the death of his mother by taking his outspoken matriarch character MADEA back on tour - for the first time in five years.Willie Maxine Perry died on 8 December (09),...

Perry's Mother Dies

Movie mogul TYLER PERRY is mourning the death of his mother - who passed away on Tuesday (08Dec09) at age 64.Willie Maxine Perry's death was announced by the Madea Goes to Jail filmmaker on his...

Perry Facing Plagiarism Lawsuit

TYLER PERRY is facing legal action over accusations he used portions of a song written by the late BERTHA JAMES in his movie MADEA GOES TO JAIL without permission.Officials from the gospel vocalist's estate are...

Perry Donates $1 Million To Naacp

Moviemaker TYLER PERRY has pledged an unprecedented $1 million (£625,000) donation to U.S. civil rights group the NAACP (The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People).Perry, 40, credits the organisation with helping to carve...

Precious Is A Double Winner At Hollywood Awards

TYLER PERRY's gritty new drama PRECIOUS: BASED ON THE NOVEL PUSH BY SAPPHIRE has landed double honours at the annual Hollywood Awards.The film, about an abused teenage girl, produced by Perry and Oprah Winfrey, has...

Lee Sparks Film Fight With Perry

Outspoken moviemaker SPIKE LEE has picked a new film fight with actor/director TYLER PERRY after suggesting the MADEA GOES TO JAIL star's hit films are a step backwards for African-Americans.The Do The Right Thing director...

Perry Goes Home For Emotional Tv News Special

Moviemaker TYLER PERRY fought back tears as he returned to the New Orleans, Louisiana home where he was abused by his "profane" father for an upcoming TV news special.The actor/director took cameramen from U.S. show...

Winfrey Inspired Perry To Open Up About Abuse

TYLER PERRY was inspired to open up about his horrific childhood - after watching OPRAH WINFREY reveal her own dealings with abusive relatives.The Madea Goes To Jail filmmaker penned a candid email to fans earlier...

Perry: 'I Was Beaten And Molested As A Child'

Actor/director TYLER PERRY has opened up about his horrific childhood - confessing he was beaten, abused and molested by some family members and neighbours.The Madea Goes To Jail filmmaker is preparing for the release of...

Cloudy Win Wasn't In Forecast

The success of Sony/Columbia's Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs left box-office forecasters feeling like meatheads over the weekend as it took in $25.04 million to beat Disney's Surrogates , the movie that had been...

Three New Films Arrive D.o.d. At Box Office

Three films making their debut at the box office this weekend all flopped, while last week's winner held on to its crown. The three films were Disney's Surrogates , which earned just $15 million; MGM's...

Cloudy Has A Silver Lining

During a time of year when the box office itself is ordinarily dreary, Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs brought a ray of sunshine to theater owners as it collected $30.3 million and gave the...

Meatballs Delicious At Box Office

The forecast for Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs was that it would earn $25-30 million over the weekend, and the 3D animated film wound up at the high end of that forecast, with an...

Madea Holds Sway At Box Office

Tyler Perry's Madea character once again ruled the box office over the weekend as Perry's I Can Do Bad All By Myself landed in first place with $23.4 million. Focus Features' 9 also got passing...

Movie Reviews I Can Do Bad All By Myself

Tyler Perry's I Can Do Bad All by Myself , like other Tyler Perry movies, was not screened for critics in advance. Their reviews, which appeared over the weekend, weren't as bad as the studio...

Perry's Latest Madea Film Tops Box Office

All by itself, Tyler Perry's I Can Do Bad All by Myself , did well as the box office over the weekend. Nothing else did. Perry's film took in an estimated $24 million. It did...

Birthday Boy Perry Saluted At Toronto Film Festival

Box office busting writer/director TYLER PERRY celebrated his 40th birthday at the Toronto Film Festival in style on Saturday night (12Sep09) with a song from MARY J. BLIGE and greetings from OPRAH WINFREY and MARIAH...

Perry Scores Another U.s. Number One Movie

Writer/director TYLER PERRY has proved yet again he's a force to be reckoned with in Hollywood after taking his latest movie to the top of the U.S. box office.The mogul's low-budget films about African-American life...

Perry Not Likely To "Do Bad"

Tyler Perry is expected to dominate the box office again this weekend with his I Can Do Bad Al by Myself . Like Perry's previous films, this one was not screened for critics, but they...

Blige Took Acting Lessons To Perfect Perry Part

MARY J. BLIGE was so nervous about her first film role in TYLER PERRY's I CAN DO BAD ALL BY MYSELF she took acting classes to make sure she wouldn't mess up on camera.The writer/director...

The Things They Say 13399

"I was emotional, I needed a man to love, and then I leaned in for the kiss and Tyler (Perry) shouts, 'Cut! Where did the kiss come from?' And I'm like, 'Huh? You mean the...

Perry To Direct Shange's For Colored Girls

Actor/director-turned-movie mogul TYLER PERRY is to write, direct and produce the film adaptation of NTOZAKE SHANGE's controversial 1975 play FOR COLORED GIRLS WHO HAVE CONSIDERED SUICIDE WHEN THE RAINBOW IS ENUF.It will be the first...

Perry Sends Kids To Disney World

TYLER PERRY has showed off his generous side - the actor/director is paying for 65 children to go to Walt Disney World following allegations they were refused entry to a swimming club.Bosses at The Valley...

Perry Superfan Indicted

An obsessed TYLER PERRY fan will stand trial on felony charges of aggravated stalking. Dawne Wilson was taken into custody by Atlanta, Georgia police on 15 April (09) after ignoring a restraining order taken out against...

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