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Tyler Perry is back as Madea, and she's getting ready to whoop the some greedy one-percenter ass.
As the seventh in a series that may someday rival James Bond in numbers, "Madea's Witness Protection" is the latest opportunity for Forbes Magazine's highest paid man in entertainment to shake his moneymaker as Madea Simmons, the gun toting moral compass at the center of Perry's media empire.
Award-winning English actress Thandie Newton seems just as comfortable in an action picture as she does in a drama. After being drained by Brad Pitt's vampire in "Interview With a Vampire," Newton went on to win accolades for her performances in "Beloved," "Mission: Impossible II," "The Truth About Charlie" and "Crash." More recently, Newton portrayed Condoleezza Rice in Oliver Stone's "W." and earned praise for her role in Tyler Perry's "For Colored Girls."
We caught up with Newton in Los Angeles as she was promoting her second movie with Perry, "Good Deeds," which opens in theaters on February 24. Newton plays a janitor struggling to care for herself and her young daughter when a friendship with a successful businessman (Perry) changes the course of her life. The well-spoken actress was eager to talk about the deeper meaning behind the inspirational film. Get More »
They say that no good deed goes unpunished, but they clearly have never met Tyler Perry -- and his "Good Deeds" are about to reward you with a brand new trailer.
So much for conventional wisdom.
Of course, conventional wisdom has never really been of much concern to Tyler Perry. After all, the creator and star of the "Madea" films has turned himself into a multi-media juggernaut despite basically no support from mainstream Hollywood. This time around, though, he's ditching the drag and the laugh track for a more serious, heartfelt look at life, starring as a businessman whose life is upended when he meets a struggling single mom (Thandie Newton). Get More »
Hey, if it ain't broke… you know the rest.
And that's probably why Tyler Perry is gearing up for "Madea's Witness Protection" — the next installment in a franchise he writes, directs and stars in. (No, this isn't the flick with Kim Kardashian playing a marriage counselor… it's another one.)
Well, the auteur (can we call him that?) has named three of his next stars: Denise Richards, Eugene Levy and Romeo Miller. Get More »
Tyler Perry has achieved the perfect "awwwww"-inducing trifecta in the trailer for his new movie, "Good Deeds": Nerd who learns to cut loose, down on her luck single mom and adorable child with strategically missing tooth.
In the movie, Perry stars as Wesley Deeds III, an Ivy League educated businessman who has always conformed to what society has demanded of him. In his case, society seems to have demanded a lot of suits slightly rumpled by long hours at the office, driving nice cars, and having sensible breakfasts prepared for him by his lovely wife, played by Gabrielle Union. Get More »
In the realm of epic badonkadonk battles, Madea vs. Kim Kardashian has to rank right near the top. After all, if there's anybody who has a bigger booty than Kardashian, it has to be Tyler Perry's fictional grandmama, right? So the fact that Perry has signed Kardashian on to his upcoming film "The Marriage Counselor" makes perfect sense to us.
But we're apparently alone in this, because according to FilmDrunk, Perry's fans are not at all happy about the former Mrs. Kris Humphries being involved -- and they're threatening to boycott the film in response. Say it ain't so!
Of course, it would be easy to make a joke about how ironic it is that Kardashian is going to be appearing in a movie called "The Marriage Counselor," but that would just be rude, so we won't do that. Get More »
Guess Bollywood will have to wait.
Kim Kardashian is prepping for a visit to "The Marriage Counselor" — but her new hubby Kris Humphries won't be going with her. Wait, what?
The reality star / fashion designer / diet pill spokeswoman can add yet another line to her already impressive resume: actress. That's right, Kim K. is taking her, ahem, assets to the silver screen. Get More »
The highest-paid man in Hollywood is seeking counsel.
One of Hollywood's most prolific filmmakers shows no signs of letting huge paychecks slow him down as he's set his 13th feature film project in six years, according to Variety.
Tyler Perry will next be embarking on a film adaptation of his 2008 stage play, "The Marriage Counselor," which centers on an accountant and his wife, an Ivy League-educated marriage counselor who finds it difficult to address issues in her own marriage. Get More »
"Big Momma's House" just got a little bigger better richer—because, according to Forbes' latest figures, Tyler Perry tops the list, having earned a mind-boggling $130 million between May 2010 and May 2011. Just to put that in perspective, that's nearly $11 million per month.
Let's all take a minute to let that sink in.
These latest numbers even put Perry ahead of icons like Steven Speilberg and Jerry Bruckheimer (though not by much), which is pretty impressive considering Perry is far from a critics' darling (an understatement to say the least). Get More »
Though there have some, er, interesting casting decisions for the "I, Alex Cross" reboot (namely Tyler Perry taking over the central role from Morgan Freeman), one arguably awesome choice has been made.