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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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Janet Jackson Comedy Tops Us Box Office

15th October 2007

A new romantic comedy starring Janet Jackson has topped the US box office this week.Why Did I Get Married?, which looks at the strength of the relationships of eight college friends after rumours of one...

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Janet Jackson Stuns With Number One Movie

15th October 2007

JANET JACKSON and TYLER PERRY have pulled off a big surprise at the U.S. box office - by beating a slew of big-name Hollywood projects to the top of the box office with a sleeper...

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Perry Plans His Own Family Values Channel

10th October 2007

Actor/playwright TYLER PERRY is hatching plans to launch his own TV network aimed at providing a more positive outlook on life. The Diary Of A Mad Black Woman star is tired of seeing sex and...

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House Of Payne Becomes Cable's Top-rated Sitcom

8th June 2007

Tyler Perry, who astonished box-office analysts when his Diary of a Mad Black Woman, which cost $5 million to make, earned $50.4 million in theaters and its sequel, Madea's Family Reunion, brought in $63.3 million,...

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Brown Returns For Tv Sitcom

2nd April 2007

Former XSCAPE singer TAMIKA BROWN is set to make a comeback on TV a decade after her R+B group split. The singer has signed on to star in TYLER PERRY's new sitcom MEET THE BROWNS,...

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Jackson Joins Perry For New Picture

27th February 2007

Pop star JANET JACKSON is returning to the big screen and starring opposite TYLER PERRY in his next film WHY DID I GET MARRIED? The film is based on Perry's play of the same name,...

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Ghost Rider Back In Saddle Again

26th February 2007

Sony's Ghost Rider, starring Nicolas Cage, galloped ahead of four new entries in the box-office race over the weekend, taking in an estimated $19.7 million in ticket sales, box-office trackers Media by Numbers said Sunday....

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Something For Everybody At Box Office

21st February 2007

Moviegoers, attracted by a variety of new films, including superhero action fare, fantasy kids flicks, comedy, and a spy thriller, flooded the box office in record numbers over the President's Day holiday. When the dust...

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Ghost Rider Fires Up Box Office

20th February 2007

Thumbing its nose at film critics, Ghost Rider blazed into more than 3,600 theaters over the four-day President's Day weekend and set a record for the holiday. The Nicolas Cage-starring film based on the Marvel...

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Ghost Rider Sets Box Office On Fire

19th February 2007

Box office analysts were marveling over the estimated $44.5 million that Sony's Ghost Rider, starring Nicolas Cage as the Marvel comics superhero, took in over the weekend. It was the most ever earned by a...

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Ghost Rider Cruses To Top Of Us Box Office

19th February 2007

NICOLAS CAGE's comic-book adaptation GHOST RIDER has set the US box office on fire delivering the biggest Hollywood opening this year (07) with $44.5 million (GBP23 million) takings. Debuting in second place with $22.1 million...

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