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Raising Our Voices: Hollywood’s 50 Forces for Change

Meet the creative and business changemakers — including Riz Ahmed, Viola Davis, Sterlin Harjo and Gloria Calderón Kellett — who are continuing to push the industry to be inclusive onscreen and off.

Tyler Perry Says He Is “Beyond Interested” in Majority Stake in BET

Tyler Perry says his interest in buying a majority stake in BET following news that Paramount was exploring a sale is far from rumor. The producer and studio owner, who has been a longtime partner of BET, dispelled notions that he wasn’t fully interested in the network while recently speaking to Entertainment Tonight at Tyler […]

Tyler Perry Studios Alum Michelle Sneed Launches Her Own Studio, A Few Good Women Productions (Exclusive)

With over a decade at one of the most successful independent studios under her belt, Michelle Sneed is striking out on her own. The Tyler Perry Studios alum, who most recently served as president of the sprawling and prolific Atlanta operation since 2018, just launched a new studio. A Few Good Women Productions is targeting […]

Kelly Rowland to Star in Tyler Perry’s ‘Mea Culpa’ for Netflix

Kelly Rowland is set to star in Tyler Perry’s Mea Culpa legal drama set at Netflix. The ensemble cast will also include Trevante Rhodes, Sean Sagar, Nick Sagar and RonReaco Lee. Perry will write, direct and produce the drama about a criminal defense attorney who, in the hopes of becoming partner, takes on the case […]

Viola Davis, Tyler Perry, Justin Timberlake React to Tyre Nichols’ Death: “We Demand Justice”

Viola Davis, Tyler Perry, Justin Timberlake and Questlove were among the Hollywood notables sharing reactions on social media about Tyre Nichols, who died earlier this month following an altercation with Memphis Police Department officers during a traffic stop in Tennessee. Body camera and surveillance video of the Jan. 7 stop was released Friday, showing the […]

Kerry Washington, Oprah Winfrey to Star in Tyler Perry’s ‘Six Triple Eight’ Pic for Netflix

Kerry Washington, Oprah Winfrey and Sam Waterston are toplining Tyler Perry’s Six Triple Eight, the prolific director’s fourth film for Netflix. Washington will also executive produce the film about the true story of the only all-black, all-female World War II battalion that proved key to the American war effort. The ensemble cast in the film, […]

Ellen DeGeneres Shares Her Favorite Moments With Stephen “tWitch” Boss Following His Death

Ellen DeGeneres took to Twitter on Thursday to encourage people to share their favorite moments of Stephen “tWitch” Boss following his death.  “Right now what I want to do is remember all the love and laughter I had with tWitch. He brought so much joy to my life. I know he brought joy to yours […]

Broadway Play ‘Ain’t No Mo’’ Extends Run by One Week After Receiving Closing Notice

After starting a campaign to save the show from closing, Broadway play Ain’t No Mo‘ has extended its run for another week through Dec. 23. The new play, written by Jordan E. Cooper and produced by Lee Daniels, was originally scheduled to close Dec. 18. However, after receiving the closing notice one week after the […]

Tyler Perry Joins Celebrities Buying Out Performances of Broadway Play ‘Ain’t No Mo’

Tyler Perry is the latest Hollywood star to step in and buy out a performance of the Broadway show Ain’t No Mo in the hopes of helping the play reverse its plans to close. Perry joined Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith, who also bought out one of the performances, as the production mounts a […]

Tyler Perry Sets WWII Movie ‘Six Triple Eight’ at Netflix

Tyler Perry has set his next feature film for Netflix about the 6888th battalion, the only all-black, all-female battalion in the World War II effort. Perry penned the project, titled Six Triple Eight, which is based on an article by Kevin M. Hymel published in WWII History Magazine by Sovereign Media. The synopsis of the […]

Will Smith Returns to Red Carpet for ‘Emancipation’ Premiere: “Poetic Perfection” to Have a Movie Like This

Will Smith’s Emancipation press tour rolled through Los Angeles on Wednesday as the Oscar-winning actor turned up to support the Apple Original Films’ release in a showing that marked Smith’s first major red carpet appearance since March’s controversial Oscar telecast. Smith hit the carpet outside Westwood’s Regency Village Theatre just after 7 p.m., joined by […]

Tyler Perry Sets 4-Movie Deal at Amazon

Tyler Perry is getting into business with Amazon, setting a four-movie deal with the streaming giant. Under the pact, Perry will write, direct and produce four features that will be released on Prime Video. Perry said in a statement, “Jennifer Salke and the entire team have welcomed me with open arms, and I’m looking forward […]