TP and Ross

Well you have to admit that it's a much, much better idea than his casting of Kimmy Kakes in his upcoming film The Marriage Counselor. But Tyler Perry revealed this week that he wants to cast Diana Ross for an upcoming film project.

He said: "I have the perfect role for her. (But) I haven't shot that movie yet because I'm waiting for her to say yes...I just wish she would do it."

Acccordng to him, the project is his long-ago-announced jazz movie project set in the 1940's, and, in the film, Ross would play a jazz singer who runs a juke joint.

When and if she finally does say yes, it would be her first acting role since the 1999 TV movie Double Platinum.