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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.

An S&A Tyler Perry 'Temptation' Contest Giveway - Entry Deadline Is Friday

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • March 26, 2013 11:44 AM
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  • 39 Comments

Taking Another Look at 'For Colored Girls'

  • By Abdul Ali
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  • February 26, 2013 4:57 PM
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  • 21 Comments
Not too long ago, director Tyler Perry became a target for criticism after deciding to adapt Ntzoke Shange’s seminal genre-bending 1975 choreopoem "For Colored Girls Who’ve Considered Suicide When The Rainbow is Enuf" to screen

Tina Gordon Chism's 'We The Peeples' Gets A New Title + First Look Photo

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • February 19, 2013 10:40 AM
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  • 6 Comments
It looks like the marketing machine has began spinning for Tina Gordon Chism's We The Peeples, which stars Craig Robinson, David Alan Grier, Kerry Washington, S. Epatha Merkerson, Melvin Van Peebles, Diahann Carroll, and Kali Hawk.

Tyler Perry's 'A Madea Christmas' Casts Chad Michael Murray, Larry the Cable Guy, Kathy Najimy

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • January 14, 2013 11:01 AM
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  • 14 Comments
If it's not already clear to you that Tyler Perry wants to spread his wings and reach a wider (or shall we say whiter) audience, there certainly has been enough evidence to suggest this, in recent years, as well as in upcoming anounced projects.