‘Too Close to Home’: Tyler Perry on all-white starring cast

ATLANTA (AP) — Tyler Perry is known for creating opportunities for Black actors. But recently the African-American filmmaker weathered a backlash for assembling an all-white starring cast for the TLC drama series “Too Close to Home.” Perry rejects the criticism, much of it on social media. Some questioned his casting choices, with one calling the […]

Tyler Perry is a Ninja in his own right, talks fatherhood and going against stereotype in new film

Ninja – a person who excels in a particular skill or activity (HOLLYWOOD) – Turtles unite and save the world or so is the rallying cry of Michelangelo, Donatello, Leonardo and Raphael: the beloved masked heroines lovingly known as the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, out of the shadows, to right the wrongs of evildoers. Ever […]

Critics aside, Perry reaches new heights with OWN, more hits

NEW YORK (AP) — When Tyler Perry began creating shows for the then-struggling OWN Network four years ago, he’d send the scripts he’d written to Oprah Winfrey for approval — and she’d wince. “I would say, ‘I think that’s too much! It’s over the top! Oh my God, I can’t believe this is happening!’” Winfrey […]

Tika Sumpter in Tyler Perry’s A MADEA’S CHRISTMAS

HOLLYWOOD – Tyler Perry’s latest film offering, A MADEA’S CHRISTMAS, features Tika Sumpter, in this holiday comedy, set in a struggling Midwest community hit by hard economic times yet bound together by dedication and faith. The synopsis describes the fast-paced, 90-minute romp thusly; Madea accompanies her niece, Eileen (inveterate funny lady Anna Maria Horsford), to […]

Tyler Perry, Sharpton Push Florida Missing Men Cases

NAPLES — Filmmaker Tyler Perry, the Rev. Al Sharpton and the president of the NAACP are pushing for more of an investigation in Florida into a decade-old case of two men who went missing after separate encounters with a sheriff’s deputy. A news conference in Naples was set for Thursday by the three men, including […]

“Madea’s Witness Protection” Goes Into Production

SANTA MONICA – Lionsgate, a leading global entertainment company, together with Tyler Perry, today announced the commencement of production of MADEA’S WITNESS PROTECTION.  The film marks the prolific filmmaker and multi-media tycoon’s 14th feature film production with Lionsgate in seven years.  The announcement was made by Perry with Rob Friedman and Patrick Wachsberger, Comic legend […]