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Tyler Perry Helps Evicted Family With Rent

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Tyler Perry recently did a good deed for a family in Atlanta that was facing eviction. Xernna Nieves’ son was given the opportunity to participate in the Make-A-Wish foundation and flew out to meet Chicago Bulls star Derrick Rose.  Nieves’ son suffers from a plastic...

Tyler Perry Is Searching For His Biological Father After Learning Mother Lied

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During a recent speech at the Women’s Empowerment 2014 event in Raleigh, North Carolina, Tyler Perry spoke about his mission to find his biological father after discovering a lie that was told to him by his mother. The 44-year-old director confessed that he was disappointed when...

Tyler Perry Scores Second Box Office Flop in a Row

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Tyler Perry’s latest movie was sort of a dedication to single moms, after all his mother was one. But perhaps single moms everywhere weren’t feeling this flick. Perry’s The Single Moms Club opened Friday in fifth place, grossing a little over $8M, or $13M below...

Lee Daniels Wants You to Know: ‘I’m Not F—ing Tyler Perry’

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In a recent lecture to students at Ohio State University, filmmaker Lee Daniels wanted to set the record straight once and for all: he is not Tyler Perry. Daniels, whose film credits include Monsters Ball, Precious, The Paperboy, Shadowboxer, and Lee Daniels’ The Butler, told...

Open Thread: Are Madea Films A Modern Day Minstrel Show?

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This weekend, Tyler Perry’s A Madea Christmas raked in a paltry $16 million, which is low considering it was projected to bring in at least $25 million. Perry’s Madea franchise has its fans and devout critics. Similar to Beyonce, you either have people who love the movies,...