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There’s street cred, there’s Wall Street cred, there’s Hollywood cred, and then there’s Tyler Perry. In 2011, Forbes magazine dubbed him the highest-paid man in showbiz for the $130 million he earned that year, beating out such moguls as Steven Spielberg and Jerry Bruckheimer. The ranking may have come as a shock to mainstream America. But to Tyler’s legions of fans—who’s been steadily lapping up his stage plays, feature films, TV series and gospel tunes for more than a decade—it was a bit of a snoozer. “The great thing about living in a society like America is that everyone likes different things,” he tells us. “The success of For Better or Worse and The Haves and Have Nots and Love Thy Neighbor and House of Payne has been about the people.”
Tyler Perry recently filed for a protective order in Fulton County Superior Court against Joshua Sole after Sole was booked into the jail for criminal trepass.
I read the entire story as reported officially in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution but the circumstances surrounding this incident reeks of a lover's spat.
While the personal life of Tyler Perry and his sexuality is really none of my business or interest, many have requested that I share my personal views on this here online so here it is.
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With the recent relase of "Temptation" I thought about how successful Tyler Perry was. I was quite happy for him. However in a discussion with friends The thought in the room was that he was more detrimental to the Industry of black films and community...
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On the latest episode of Conversations, seven-time Black Reel Award-nominated writer/director/producer Tyler Perry will be our special guest to talk about his upcoming holiday film, A Madea Christmas. Perry's 16th film is his first holiday film and further expands the footprint of his signature character. Join, Perry, Wilson Morales and myself for the latest episode of Conversations!
The king of, well, just about everything related to African American cinema these days dishes about hiring practices at his Tyler Perry Studios, whose flicks have grossed more than $500 million worldwide. “I have a lot of black people working for me. I don’t discriminate either way. I want to know who’s the best for the job. But I will ask, when we’re in the hiring process, Is there a black person who’s just as good? Because it’s very important that I see it. And the kids—I got a lot of 19-, 20-year-old PA’s running around—it’s very important that they see it. I want to make sure there’s a fair representation all around,” Tyler Perry tells Keeping It Reel host Tim Gordon. “My makeup department is a black woman, by hair department is a black woman, my producers are black; I got black grips and black electricians—these people are almost non-existent in the business. So trying to find them has been difficult. But I’m hoping more people will go into these professions and bring their best. And I’m not gonna hire you just because you’re black. You gotta be good at the job.”