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First Trailer For Tyler Perry's 'A Madea Christmas' Arrives

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • September 25, 2013 7:21 PM
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  • 22 Comments
Just when you thought it was going to be a Madea-free year... not-so fast my friends!

Oprah Winfrey's Butlers - Lee Daniels and Tyler Perry

  • By Tanya Steele
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  • August 21, 2013 2:02 PM
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  • 66 Comments
I have a knot in my heart. It was in my throat, it moved along. Eventually, I am sure it will suffocate me if I don't get this out. Black women, listen, we've got to stand up. We need to be mad as hell and not take it anymore.Please indulge me because I am, admittedly, angry. And, before anyone starts rolling their eyes, I am not an angry black woman (whatever the fuck that is). I put compassion and understanding at the center of all things. Having survived sexual abuse as a child. And, rape as an adult, I have a right to be angry. But, no, I have decided that compassion is essential if I am to walk amongst humans. Because human beings do some foul shit.

Tyler Perry Talks Animated 'Madea' Feature, A 3rd OWN Series + Helping Other Directors & More

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • May 10, 2013 3:05 PM
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  • 6 Comments
A pretty good interview here with Tyler Perry and Peeples director Tina Gordon Chism, although it was mostly focused on Perry.

Full Trailer For Tyler Perry's New OWN Series 'Haves And Have Nots'

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • May 6, 2013 12:37 PM
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  • 28 Comments
You've seen a teaser; now here's the first full trailer for Tyler Perry's new OWN series, the one-hour ensemble drama The Haves and the Have Nots, which is set to premiere on Tuesday, May 28 at 9 pm ET/PT, in a 2-hour pilot;

Screenwriter Sues Tyler Perry Over 'Temptation'

  • By Sergio
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  • April 25, 2013 11:37 PM
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  • 15 Comments
Not again! First it was Good Deeds, now it's Temptation!

Inside Quotes: Essence Atkins On Tyler Perry's Casting Of Kim Kardashian In 'Temptation': 'Your Experiment Failed'

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • April 23, 2013 3:53 PM
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  • 108 Comments
"I found it interesting that Tyler did that with Temptation, hiring Kim Kardashian because she has 16 million Twitter followers, which would seem like a brilliant marketing plan [...] He has one of the biggest Twitter personalities out there in his movies, and he had one of the worst box office weekends [...] It’s not a failure, but it did worse than his movies usually do just based on him [...] I thought that was an interesting finding. Your experiment didn’t work. [...] People want to see good stories. It’s not necessarily that they want to see Kim Kardashian in a movie. They want to see her in a bikini. They want to see her with Kanye [West]. They want to see her on her show talking about her life with her sisters, but that doesn’t mean that they want to see her in a movie [...] The fact that people want to see their lives and the volatility of that…. I don’t think that it translates at all.”

Watch As Madea Meets Sofia, In A Search For OWN (Video)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • April 4, 2013 8:18 PM
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  • 22 Comments
Here's how they describe it:

OWN Announces Specials Leading Up To Launch Of Tyler Perry Series + Greenlights 2 More

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • April 4, 2013 12:36 PM
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  • 9 Comments
As I said before, OWN is becoming a black cable TV network, whether its intentional or not. So BET and TV One especially may want to start paying attention to developments at OWN, if they aren't already.

When Sofia From 'The Color Purple' And Madea Decided To Get Together One Afternoon...

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • April 3, 2013 4:09 PM
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  • 16 Comments
Oprah Winfrey has previously voiced her interest in starring in a Tyler Perry movie, but, thankfully, this isn't it! Or is it?

Why The Box Office Performance Of 'Temptation' Might Be Most Crucial For Tyler Perry...

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • March 29, 2013 12:41 PM
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  • 53 Comments
As I told my colleagues privately, I'm really curious to see how well Tyler Perry's Temptation does this opening weekend.