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Tyler Perry’s ‘A Madea Christmas’:  Are You Going to See That One?

Tyler Perry’s ‘A Madea Christmas’: Are You Going to See That One?

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  Do you love Tyler Perry films, hate them or just don’t care?  He’s making a ton of money, but there are some people who are tired of seeing a black man in a dress.  But he’s working hard and putting them out as fast as the market will absorb them, so you can expect to see Madea again this Christmas. Here’s what Lionsgate, Perry’s distributor, has to say about…

Lionsgate Aquires Screen Rights to Put Thurgood Marshall on Screen

Lionsgate Aquires Screen Rights to Put Thurgood Marshall on Screen

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  Thurgood Marshall is a legend of all legends when it comes to attorneys who fight for civil rights.  Lionsgate, the same company that pays Tyler Perry so well, has acquired the screen rights to “Devil In The Grove: Thurgood Marshall, The Groveland Boys, And The Dawn Of A New America.” The book won a Pulitzer prize and was written by Gilbert King.  The book studies how Marshall helped to save…

Tyler Perry’s ‘Peeples’ Does Horribly at the Box Office

Tyler Perry’s ‘Peeples’ Does Horribly at the Box Office

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Tyler Perry seemed like the director where everything he touched turned to gold. But that seems to just be everything he touches while wearing a dress.  His new film, “Peeples” didn’t do so well at the box office, hauling in a flimsy $4.8 million for the opening weekend.  This was far below the expectations for the film, which may not be a money maker for the super wealthy Mr. Perry….

Tyler Perry and Oprah Winfrey Partner on ‘For Better or Worse’ Sitcom

Tyler Perry and Oprah Winfrey Partner on ‘For Better or Worse’ Sitcom

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Oprah Winfrey Network is quickly becoming the Oprah Winfrey & Tyler Perry Network. OWN has picked up Perry’s sitcom For Better Or Worse, ordering a third season of originals and acquiring the show’s existing 45 episodes. For Better Or Worse, which previously aired on TBS, is OWN’s third scripted series from Perry, who last October signed an exclusive deal with the network for scripted fare. The first two series under the pact, sitcom Love Thy Neighbor and drama The Haves And The…

Nia Long Gets Lead Role In New Tyler Perry Film

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Nia Long recently got one of the lead roles in  Tyler Perry’s  new film, Single Moms Club.  Other actress receiving  roles are Wendi McLendon-Covey (think Reno 911! and Bridesmaids) and Colombian actress Zulay Henao are also starring in the film, but the fourth lead hasn’t been picked yet. According to MovieWeb, the film is still in pre-production and is set to release in 2014: The story centers on four very…

Next For Tyler Perry: Movie About Single Mothers, “Single Mom’s Club”

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There is a lot of talk about Tyler Perry’s first leap into action- movie-hero territory. Reviews are mixed, but Perry is not sitting around waiting to see what happens. Instead, he has moved full stream ahead into more ventures. The 43-year-old multi-talented actor, director, screen writer and playwright is working on his next project — a “dramedy”– called “Single Mom’s Club”. Perry is expected to partner with Lionsgate for the…

Nick Cannon Plans To Remake “HOUSE PARTY”

Nick Cannon Plans To Remake “HOUSE PARTY”

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    Can Nick Cannon pull off a classic? The father and host of ‘America’s Got Talent’ is set to create a film that will serve as a remake of the 90’s hit House Party. This is the first time the actor, who recently suffered from kidney failure, will step into the director’s chair. “[I’m] taking a lot of young hip-hop acts of today and putting them in a movie…

Jurnee Smollett To Star In Tyler Perry’s New Movie the “Marriage Counselor”

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It just seems like we can’t get enough of the lovely Jurnee Smollett.   Well, you’re going to get more of her from the next Tyler Perry film, “The Marriage Counselor.” This is the third film that Perry has shot this year.  Two others are also coming out, “Good Deeds,” and “I, Alex Cross.”  Perry is the star in both of these films. The Smollett film is a collab with Lionsgate…