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Tyler Perry Clarifies He Was “De-escalating” the Situation Not “Comforting” Will Smith After Oscars Slap

While speaking with Gayle King for a Tribeca Festival chat in New York City on Monday, Tyler Perry clarified something when the topic of Will Smith slapping Chris Rock at the 2022 Oscars came up. During the wide-ranging conversation, the prolific producer was asked if Will Smith would keep his namesake soundstage at Tyler Perry […]

Laurence Fishburne, Clifton Collins Jr. Board ‘Frank & Louis’ Prison Drama

Laurence Fishburne and Clifton Collins Jr. are set to star in Frank & Louis, a prison drama to be directed by Petra Volpe for Participant, Zodiac Pictures and Tyler Perry’s Peachtree & Vine Productions. The feature portrays a man serving a life sentence who takes an in-prison job caring for aging and infirm prisoners suffering […]

Tribeca Festival Sets Talks With Taylor Swift, Seth Meyers, Tyler Perry, Plus ‘Heat’ Reunion

The Tribeca Festival has revealed the lineups for its talks, reunions and master class sessions at the 2022 event. Taylor Swift, Seth Meyers, Tyler Perry, Pharrell Williams, Adam McKay, Cynthia Erivo, Tig Notaro, W. Kamau Bell, Phil Rosenthal and Julian Schnabel are among the stars set to participate in extended discussions of their work as […]

‘A Madea Homecoming,’ ‘Free Guy’ Enjoy Billion-Plus Minutes Viewed Streaming Debuts

There’s simply no stopping Encanto. The animated film stayed atop Nielsen’s movie streaming chart for the 10th week in a row, according to viewership numbers for the week of Feb. 21-27. That’s a record for any film or TV series tracked by Nielsen since the leading analytics firm began measuring streaming. Encanto — which is […]

Tyler Perry’s ‘Sistas,’ ‘The Oval’ Renewed at BET

BET will extend its Tyler Perry series Sistas and The Oval for another season. The Paramount Global-owned cable network has picked up the two dramas for new seasons, with production on both slated to resume later this spring at Perry’s Atlanta studios. The renewal will take Sistas through its fifth season and The Oval through […]

Sunshine Sachs Renames Firm With Promotions of Keleigh Thomas Morgan and Heather Lylis

Publicity firm Sunshine Sachs is generating some news of its own. Current partners Keleigh Thomas Morgan and Heather Lylis have been promoted to serve as co-presidents of the firm and it’s being renamed in the process to Sunshine Sachs Morgan & Lylis. The news was confirmed today in a letter circulated to staff by founder […]

Madea Returns: First Trailer for Tyler Perry’s ‘A Madea Homecoming’ on Netflix

Tyler Perry reprises his beloved character Madea in the first trailer for his upcoming Netflix film, A Madea Homecoming. Below, writer-director-producer Perry stars in a new film that “centers around Madea’s great-grandson’s college graduation, though the celebratory moment hits a halt as hidden secrets and family drama threaten to destroy the happy homecoming.” The movie […]

Rhonda Stubbins White, Actress on Tyler Perry’s ‘Ruthless,’ Dies at 60

Rhonda Stubbins White, a veteran TV actress who most recently recurred as the cult elder Agnes on the Tyler Perry-created BET drama Ruthless, died Monday of cancer at her home in Los Angeles, a friend announced. She was 60. A Brooklyn native, White studied acting in the early 1980s at NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts, […]

Tyler Perry Sets ‘Sistas’ Spinoff at BET+

Tyler Perry continues to expand his BET slate. The multihyphenate has set Zatima, a spinoff of his popular drama Sistas, at streamer BET+. The 10-episode drama features Sistas fan favorites Devale Ellis and Crystal Renee Hayslett reprising their roles as Zac and Fatima, respectively, with the series taking its title from the couple’s ’shipper name. […]

Tyler Perry Is Ready to Cede (Some) Control

Inside one of the 12 soundstages on Tyler Perry Studios’ 330-acre Atlanta grounds, its namesake producer churns out episodes at a dizzying pace for his TV empire — seven shows and counting at ViacomCBS. It’s not unusual for him to bang out a full 25-episode season in fewer than three weeks, a feat made all […]

Tyler Perry, Jason Blum Team for Thriller ‘Help’

Tyler Perry and Jason Blum are teaming up for the first time. The prolific producers are launching the new feature thriller Help, the first major production between Tyler Perry Studios and Jason Blum’s Blumhouse Productions. Alan McElroy, known as a writer and producer on Star Trek: Discovery and for penning the Wrong Turn horror films, will […]

‘PAW Patrol: The Movie’: Meet the Voices Behind the Animated Characters

The Nickelodeon TV series PAW Patrol has been running since 2013 and has now been adapted into a movie of the same name. In PAW Patrol: The Movie, currently in theaters and on Paramount+, the crew must face their nemesis once again but this time in Adventure City. The heroic team of dogs is given […]