Russia presses invasion to Kyiv outskirts
Russia pressed its invasion of Ukraine to the outskirts of the capital Friday after unleashing airstrikes on cities and military bases and sending in troops and tanks from three sides in an attack that could rewrite the global post-Cold War security order.news.yahoo.com
Actress Taja V. Simpson making waves on Tyler Perry’s ‘The Oval’ airing on BET
Breakout star, entrepreneur, and bestselling author, Taja V Simpson is making waves on the current season of BET’s & Tyler Perry’s, The Oval. Perhaps best known for playing Priscilla Owen in BET’s #1 scripted cable drama, Tyler Perry’s “THE OVAL.”
Eddie Murphy inducted into NAACP Image Awards Hall of Fame
FILE - In this Jan. 12, 2020, file photo, Eddie Murphy accepts the lifetime achievement award at the 25th annual Critics' Choice Awards in Santa Monica, Calif. Murphy will be inducted into the NAACP Image Awards Hall of Fame this month. The NAACP announced Thursday, March 11, 2021, that Murphy will be inducted during the March 27 ceremony, which will air on CBS. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello, File)LOS ANGELES – Eddie Murphy was inducted into the NAACP Image Awards Hall of Fame at the organization’s show that highlighted works by entertainers and athletes of color. I’m very moved.”Murphy went on to send a message to Hall about his famous red leather suit from his 1983 stand-up special “Delirious.”“My red suit was not that tight Arsenio,” Murphy said. “I get a lot of cracks about that red suit.
Tyler Perry let Harry and Meghan stay in his home and use his security when the royal family stripped theirs away
The couple detailed why they decided to turn away from royal life — and revealed the friend who helped them move to California. He said their change of status, since they were "no longer working members of the royal family," led to their security being pulled. Harry and Meghan had first relocated to Canada, but their location in Vancouver was publicized by the tabloids. Meghan said they didn't have a plan, but then a friend invited them to stay at one of his homes. The actor, producer and director offered up a house in Southern California where Meghan, Harry and their son, Archie, lived for three months with a security detail also provided by Perry.cbsnews.com
33 years later, Eddie Murphy, Arsenio Hall return to Zamunda
NEW YORK – When Eddie Murphy made the original “Coming to America,” he was, almost indisputably, the funniest man in America. “Now I take nothing for granted and appreciate everything.”Thirty-three years after “Coming to America,” Murphy and Hall have returned to Zamunda. At the barbershop, where Murphy and Hall also reprise their characters, the conversation bounces from Teslas to transgender people. Before making “Black Panther,” Murphy has said Ryan Coogler approached him about a “Coming to America” sequel. Ruth E. Carter designed the costumes of both “Black Panther” and “Coming 2 America.” Both were shot in Atlanta.
20 Black filmmakers who have changed Hollywood in the last century
These films used Black stereotypes about poverty and drug abuse to put Black actors at the center of the action. While Black filmmakers are more prevalent and celebrated in Hollywood in the 21st century, there's still a lot of work to be done. The meta-documentary, as it has come to be called, featured a documentary, a documentary about a documentary and a documentary that documented a documentary about a documentary. Parks became Hollywood's first major Black director, bringing the iconic "Shaft" to theaters in 1971. "Get Out" was nominated for four Oscars, including best picture, best director, best actor and best screenplay.cnbc.com
Tyler Perry, Clintons attend memorial for actor Cicely Tyson
Pallbearers carry the casket of pioneering Black actor Cicely Tyson from Harlem's famed Abyssinian Baptist Church to a hearse on Tuesday, Feb. 16, 2021. The New York-born actor was 96. (AP Photo/Ted Shaffrey)NEW YORK – Tyler Perry and Bill and Hillary Clinton were among the attendees of a private memorial service for Cicely Tyson at Harlem's famed Abyssinian Baptist Church. It was very Cicely Tyson: It was formal, it was humorous, it was sad, it was glorious,” said Larry Thompson, Tyson's manager for more than 40 years. The New York-born actor was 96.
PJ Morton 1st artist in residence at Dillard University
Morton is the first artist in residence at a historically Black private university in New Orleans. Dillard University announced that Morton will teach master classes in songwriting, music publishing, studio production and talent management during the 2021-22 academic year. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello, File)NEW ORLEANS – Grammy-winning musician PJ Morton is the first artist in residence at Dillard University, a historically Black private university in New Orleans. “I’m so excited to be partnering with Dillard University. His most recent project, “Gospel According to PJ,” is a Grammy nominee for this year’s best gospel album.
Chadwick Boseman earns 2 nominations for NAACP Image Awards
This image released by Netflix shows Michael Potts, from left, Chadwick Boseman and Colman Domingo in "Ma Rainey's Black Bottom." Boseman was nominated for an NAACP Image Award for outstanding actor in a motion picture for his performance in the film. Boseman was also nominated in the supporting actor in a motion picture for his role in the SPike Lee film "Da 5 Bloods." (David Lee/Netflix via AP)LOS ANGELES – With his final two performances, the late Chadwick Boseman earned two NAACP Image Awards nominations Tuesday, while “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom” could make its presence felt at next month’s ceremony. “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom” came away with nine nominations.
Cicely Tyson paved way for Black actors to follow footsteps
(AP Photo/W.A.Harewood, File)LOS ANGELES – Cicely Tyson was a Black actor who knocked down doors so other women of color could walk through them. Tyson strategically selected powerful roles with an intent to elevate how Black actors were perceived. Tyson desired to get away from the negative portrayals of Black women with the hopes of highlighting them with powerful prestige. “Tyson showed the world that the Black woman is more than a moment. He went on to say that Tyson “became a vessel through which all the dignity of who she was as a Black person, a Black woman, could flow.”Tyson’s fame transcended all media.
Barack Obama, Tyler Perry among those writing touching tributes to late actress Cicely Tyson
(Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP, File)HOUSTON – Tributes are pouring in on social media after the news of Oscar-winning actress Cicely Tyson’s passing. Tyson, who died at 96 Thursday, wowed audiences all over the world with her performances in movies such as “The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman” and “Sonder,” according to the Associated Press. When Cicely Tyson was born, doctors predicted she wouldn’t make it three months because of a murmur in her heart. I was sitting at the table working when I got this overwhelming feeling to watch Miss Jane Pittman. 🙏🏾 pic.twitter.com/Kf5rnTUo6F — Sheila Jackson Lee (@JacksonLeeTX18) January 29, 2021Rest In Paradise Cicely Tyson ❤️ pic.twitter.com/xX3mwxSePl — Ciara (@ciara) January 29, 2021Rest In Peace to the legendary #CicelyTyson.
Tyler Perry talks BET special on COVID-19 vaccine, vaccine hesitancy in Black community
Tyler Perry talks BET special on COVID-19 vaccine, vaccine hesitancy in Black community Media mogul Tyler Perry joins "CBS This Morning" to discuss his new BET special on the coronavirus vaccine. He shares his own experience getting vaccinated and what he learned from talking to doctors.cbsnews.com
Tyler Perry and MPTF to get humanitarian award at Oscars
FILE - Tyler Perry poses at the grand opening of Tyler Perry Studios in Atlanta on Oct. 5, 2019. Perry and the Motion Picture and Television Fund are being honored with the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences said Thursday. (Photo by Elijah Nouvelage/Invision/AP, File)Filmmaker Tyler Perry and the Motion Picture and Television Fund are being honored with the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences said Thursday. Perry helped create a safe way for many to return to work at his Tyler Perry Studios while the MPTF has provided social services to nearly 9,000 members. Perry and the MPTF will receive their Oscar statuettes at the 93rd Academy Awards on April 25.
What Tyler Perry and the cast of ‘A Fall From Grace’ had to say about Destiny’s Child, Houston restaurants, and younger men
HOUSTON – Tyler Perry is at it again. This time around, he wrote and directed, (and even stars in) the new Netflix thriller, ‘A Fall From Grace.’The movie is Tyler’s first Netflix project, and according to the official website: “When gentle, law-abiding Grace confesses to killing her new husband, her skeptical young lawyer sets out to uncover the truth. A film by Tyler Perry.”Houston Life reporter Lauren Kelly sat down with Perry and the rest of the cast (Crystal Fox, Bresha Webb, and native Houstonian Phylicia Rashad) to chat about his real inspiration for the movie, Phylicia’s favorite Houston restaurant, and our unanimous love for Destiny’s Child. ‘A Fall From Grace’ is streaming on Netflix.
Tyler Perry donates $100,000 to defense fund of Breonna Taylor's boyfriend
Tyler Perry has donated $100,000 to the legal defense fund of Breonna Taylor's boyfriend, Kenneth Walker, after police fatally shot Taylor inside her apartment earlier this year. Mattingly was shot in the thigh in the March 13 police raid in which Taylor was killed while at home. Walker told "CBS This Morning" co-host Gayle King that he asked police to identify themselves several times, but never got an answer. Three officers fired a combined 32 shots into the apartment, with "bullets coming in every direction," Walker said. Police charged Walker with attempted murder of a police officer, but never told him directly that Taylor was killed.cbsnews.com
Tyler Perry donates $100,000 to Breonna Taylor's boyfriend's defense fund
Tyler Perry donates $100,000 to Breonna Taylor's boyfriend's defense fund A Louisville police officer wounded in the March 13 shooting in which Breonna Taylor was killed is suing Taylor's boyfriend, Kenneth Walker, for assault, battery and emotional distress. When Walker set up a GoFundMe page for his defense, entertainment giant Tyler Perry donated $100,000.cbsnews.com
‘B.A.P.S.’ star Natalie Desselle Reid dies at 53
LOS ANGELES – Natalie Desselle Reid, who starred alongside Halle Berry in the 1997 film “B.A.P.S.” and on the sitcom “Eve,” has died. Reid’s death on Monday was confirmed by Je’Caryous Johnson, the CEO of Je’Caryous Entertainment, which was planning a stage adaption of “B.A.P.S.” A rep for the actor's family said she died after a battle with colon cancer. In the film “B.A.P.S,” Reid and Berry played the roles of two waitresses at a Georgia food diner who decide to fly to Los Angeles for a music video audition. The tandem ended up living a luxury lifestyle as “Black American Princesses” while caring for an elderly Beverly Hills millionaire. Johnson said Reid was looking forward to bringing her role as Mickey in the film back to life.
Cars line up for miles for Tyler Perry Thanksgiving food giveaway
ATLANTA – Thousands of people jammed roads for miles in Atlanta on Sunday to try to get boxes of food and gift cards donated by entertainer Tyler Perry. Tyler Perry Studios said they had enough boxes of canned vegetables and $25 gift cards for 5,000 families to drive through and pick up. The studio said it was out of food by 10 a.m. Sunday. The line started forming Saturday and at one point stretched for 5 miles (8 kilometers) south of downtown Atlanta, media outlets reported. Volunteers in protective equipment were handing out the food and gift cards.
Dancing through quarantine and Harlem — in a bubble
In this October 2020, photo provided by the Dance Theatre of Harlem, Dance Theatre of Harlem Company members rehearse at the Kaatsbaan Cultural Park in Tivoli, N.Y. Fifteen dancers, a choreographer, the artistic director and a production team has taken up residence at a cultural center in New York's Hudson Valley, about 100 miles north of New York City, due to the coronavirus until the end of the month. (Will Cotton/Dance Theatre of Harlem via AP
Dancing through quarantine and Harlem — in a bubble
(Will Cotton/Dance Theatre of Harlem via APNEW YORK – Living and breathing dance is par for the course at the Dance Theater of Harlem. There, inspired by the example set by the National Basketball Association and entertainment mogul Tyler Perry, they're in a bubble until the end of the month — a coronavirus quarantine bubble. As with many artistic organizations, the pandemic has been difficult for the renowned dance company, founded by Arthur Mitchell and Karel Shook in 1969. “What’s been fabulous about this moment is the opportunity for people to learn about Dance Theater of Harlem and our very unique story, as well as our very unique approach to this art form of ballet," she said. “I want more and more and more and more people to watch this video and ... to fall in love with this beautiful company."
New this week: Katy Perry's 'Smile' and 'Love Island' return
This image released by BBC America shows Indo-Pacific bottlenose dolphins in a scene from "Planet Earth: A Celebration." The special debuts at 8 p.m. EDT Monday, Aug. 31, on BBC America, AMC, SundanceTV and IFC. (BBC Studios/BBC America via AP)
New this week: Katy Perry's 'Smile' and 'Love Island' return
Heres a collection curated by The Associated Press entertainment journalists of whats arriving on TV, streaming services and music platforms this week. Infused with a hip-hop energy and a solidly anarchic spirit, Get Duked! is the directorial debut of music video director Ninian Doff. Katy Perry says shes been on a real emotional, psychological and spiritual journey... to find my smile in the last three years since releasing her Witness album. AP Music Editor Mesfin FekaduTELEVISIONWhether the new season of CBS Love Island includes any version of love remains to be seen, but its definitely not on an island. Love Island, with host Arielle Vandenberg and narrator Matthew Hoffman, debuts 8 p.m. EDT Monday with a two-hour episode, followed by nightly episodes at 9 p.m. EDT.
Tyler Perry's work honored with 2020 Governors Award
NEW YORK Tyler Perry has won awards from the NAACP and BET. Now he's getting a big one from the Television Academy: He and his foundation are the recipients of the 2020 Governors Award. Tyler Perry has changed the face of television and inspired a new generation of content creators. He pioneered a new brand of storytelling that engages people of color both in front of and behind the camera, and his shows have resonated with a global audience, said Governors Award selection committee Chair Eva Basler in a statement. The award honors an individual or organization in the television arts and sciences whose achievement is so exceptional and universal in nature that it goes beyond the scope of annual Emmy Awards recognition.Previous recipients of the Governors Award include Star Trek, American Idol, Masterpiece Theater and Comic Relief.
Tyler Perry to pay funeral expenses for Secoriea Turner, girl shot in Atlanta
ATLANTA Tyler Perry has offered to pay the funeral expenses for an 8-year-old girl who was fatally shot in Atlanta over the weekend, a representative for the actor and filmmaker confirmed Wednesday. Im outraged today because Id rather be paying for 8-year-old Secoriea Turners college than her funeral," Perry said in a statement to People magazine. When the driver tried to go around the roadblock, shots were fired and the girl was hit, Malecki told reporters at a news conference Tuesday. Malecki said the video comes from a surveillance camera near where Secoriea was shot. The girl was shot near the Wendys restaurant where a Black man, Rayshard Brooks, was killed by a white police officer June 12.
Rayshard Brooks Remembered as a Caring Father During Atlanta Funeral
Rayshard Brooks may be gone, but never forgotten. A number of Brooks' family and friends were in attendance, including his wife, Tomika Miller. Therefore I, along with this nation, mourn with you, the Brooks family, today as our family," she said. "Rayshard Brooks' life matters, and he should have been able to live." RELATED CONTENT:Fired Atlanta Officer Who Shot Rayshard Brooks Charged With MurderBillie Eilish Demands Justice for Rayshard Brooks After His DeathTyler Perry Is Paying for Rayshard Brooks' Funeral and Kids' Education
Funeral for Rayshard Brooks to be held at MLK's church
Raphael G. Warnock, senior pastor of Ebenezer Baptist Church, comforts Tomika Miller, the wife of Rayshard Brooks during his public viewing at Ebenezer Baptist Church on Monday, Jun 22, 2020 in Atlanta. A private funeral for Brooks will be held Tuesday at the church. (Curtis Compton/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP, Pool)ATLANTA Rayshard Brooks, who was fatally shot by a police officer, is to be remembered Tuesday at the church in Atlanta where the Rev. The private funeral at Ebenezer Baptist Church follows a public viewing held Monday. Bernice King, also plans to deliver remarks at Brooks' funeral, along with a friend of his and his mother-in-law, according to a draft program released by the church.
Shooting, protests test Atlanta's image of Black prosperity
Touting itself for decades as the city too busy to hate, Atlanta has had an unbroken succession of Black mayors since 1973. After hiring its first Black officers in 1948, the Atlanta Police Department is now 60% Black, higher even than the city's Black population of 52%. King's legacy was often evoked in promoting cooperation between the city's Black leaders and white business establishment, Hobson said. Thats what made me mad.She's among more than a dozen owners seeking help from Atlanta Black Owned Business Relief, a group started after the protests. Actor and filmmaker Tyler Perry, an embodiment of Black prosperity in Atlanta, is helping pay the bill.
Atlanta police call out sick over charges in fatal shooting
Interim Atlanta Police Chief Rodney Bryant speaks to the Associated Press on Thursday, June 18, 2020, in Atlanta. A few hours after reporting to the Fulton County jail in Atlanta, Rolfe was moved to the jail in neighboring Gwinnett County, according to online records. Atlanta officers are walking off their shifts or not responding to calls because they feel abandoned, betrayed, used in a political game, Champion told the AP. Rolfe shot Brooks after he grabbed a Taser, fired it and ran, Howard, the prosecutor, said. The district attorney said the other officer, Brosnan, 26, is cooperating with prosecutors and will testify.
Kron Moore on How Tyler Perry Is Turning 'The Oval' Set Into 'Camp Quarantine' to Film Again (Exclusive)
One production that is gearing up to resume filming is Tyler Perry's The Oval. Kron Moore told ET's Rachel Smith about how Perry made his own 30-page set of guidelines for when people return to "camp quarantine" at his Atlanta studio in July. The Oval is part of Tyler Perry Studios and one of the first shows that is going to resume production amid COVID-19. Moore, however, says Perry is putting the cast and crew through a "camp quarantine." "And being on set with so many talented people and being directed by Tyler Perry, like what more can I ask for as a first time being out there?!
Tyler Perry says he's 'exhausted' by all the hate, division
LOS ANGELES Tyler Perry wrote we must never give up in a heartfelt first-person essay in People magazine detailing his thoughts on racial injustice and police brutality against unarmed black people in America. Perry said he almost passed on publishing his essay in the upcoming issue, which will be released Friday, but the filmmaker felt compelled to follow through because hes exhausted from what he's recently seen across the country. Im exhausted from all the hate and the division, the vitriol that I see online from one to another, the actor-writer-director writes. The level of racism and brutality that George Floyd faced is something that we as black people know all too well, he wrote. I know that as his father, a black man in America, it is my duty to prepare him for the harsh reality that awaits him outside of the watchful eyes of his loving parents.
Tyler Perry Is Paying for Rayshard Brooks' Funeral and His Kids' College Education
Tyler Perry is giving back after Rayshard Brooks' death. ET has learned that Perry reached out to the family directly, wanting to do something to help during this stressful time, which included paying for Brooks' funeral and offering to pay for his children's college education. BREAKING:Attorney for #RayshardBrooks announces that media mogul Tyler Perry will be covering the cost of his funeral. Less than a day after Brooks' death, Atlanta Police Chief Erika Shields stepped down from her role. Brooks' death has sparked another wave of intense protests against police brutality and racial injustice in Atlanta.
Celebs take to streets for historic demonstrations
Across the U.S., many celebrities have been doing far more than tweeting supportive words or issuing carefully prepared statements. They took to the streets alongside thousands of people to condemn the killings of black people at the hands of police and to demand reform. The video shows Sampson step in front of his assistant and an officer hit him at least twice with a baton. Then an officer aims straight at me, no ricochet, and shoots (rubber bullets) Sampson wrote. Everyone is angry but there is a way to direct that anger, actor/director Taika Waititi wrote on Twitter on Saturday.
Perry's studio moves toward reopening while industry waits
FILE - In this Nov. 16, 2017, file photo, actor-filmmaker and author Tyler Perry poses for a portrait in New York. (Photo by Amy Sussman/Invision/AP, File)LOS ANGELES Tyler Perry is planning to make his Atlanta-based mega studio one of the first domestic filming grounds to reopen during the coronavirus pandemic. But while Perry is looking to restart production in July, other studios in Georgia and beyond are anxiously waiting for Hollywoods green light. The studio has been home to big-budget films such as The Avengers: Endgame and Ant-Man along with the television show The Walking Dead." Theres not one place in the industry thats making the decisions about when we get back to work, he continued.
California to give guidelines for restarting TV and movie production
REUTERS/Gabriela Bhaskar/File PhotoLOS ANGELES (Reuters) - California on Monday will roll out guidelines for the resumption of production of Hollywood movies and TV shows, but Governor Gavin Newsom warned that Los Angeles County would likely be excluded in the first phase. Because of the challenges of social distancing on sets, Hollywood is expected to be among the last industries to come back. Netflix was paying crews on all of its shut down shows, resulting in a $150 million plus commitment, Sarandos told the livestreamed event. Actor Jon Huertas, who plays Miguel Rivas on the NBC series This Is Us, said on Wednesday that the show may not resume production until January. Selma director Ava DuVernay, said everyone in the industry was anxious to get back to work.feeds.reuters.com
Mariah Carey, Tyler Perry highlight Lakewood's online Easter service
Mariah Carey, Tyler Perry highlight Lakewood's online Easter serviceMariah Carey performing from her home for Lakewoods virtual Easter service. Mariah Carey performing from her home for Lakewoods virtual Easter service. The hour-long Easter service featured a performance by Grammy award-winning Mariah Carey, which was dedicated to first responders. Tyler Perry also joined in the virtual service, sharing his own inspiring message of faith. EASTER AT LAKEWOOD: Lakewood's virtual Easter service features Mariah Carey's special performance for first respondersHouston Police Chief Art Acevedo and Houston Fire Chief Samuel Pea also made a special appearance in the service.chron.com
Here’s how to stream Lakewood Church’s star-studded Easter Sunday service
HOUSTON – The Lakewood Church Easter service at 11 a.m. on Sunday, April 12 is a big one. Pastor Joel Osteen will be joined by singer Mariah Carey and actor, director and producer Tyler Perry. With the coronavirus pandemic preventing large, in-person services, all the stars will join Osteen for the service remotely. How to watch:The service will be streamed Live on the church’s Facebook page, YouTube, and LakewoodChurch.com. The Easter Service will stream on SiriusXM’s Joel Osteen Radio channel 128 and on the SiriusXM app.
From the Pope to Mariah Carey, here are some options for your Easter service livestream
(CNN) -- With social distancing in full effect across the world, many Christians' Easter Sunday traditions have been shaken up. But no worries -- an Easter Sunday service is still possible for those searching. Roman Catholic ChurchPope Francis will be live-streaming his Easter Sunday Mass service on YouTube. But the most star-studded service occurs at 8 p.m. EST, when Osteen will be joined by singer Mariah Carey and filmmaker Tyler Perry. Presbyterian Church USA (PCUSA)The Presbyterian Church USA, the largest Presbyterian denomination in the US, has already posted a 37-minute Easter worship service, "so that we might come together in virtual community on this holiest of days," the website says.
Tyler Perry pays for seniors’ groceries across Southeast
HOUSTON – Media mogul Tyler Perry paid for seniors' groceries across the Southeast on Wednesday. It happened at 44 Krogers in the Atlanta area and 29 Winn-Dixies in Louisiana during special hours for those at higher risk of contracting coronavirus. “I stood there stunned because this is (in the morning) I haven’t had my coffee yet,” said Ray Metoyer, who had his groceries paid for by Perry. “It took a minute to sink in.”
Tyler Perry leaves $21K in tips for Atlanta servers who are out of work
Tyler Perry leaves $21K in tips for Atlanta servers who are out of workImage 1 of / 57 Caption Close Tyler Perry leaves $21K in tips for Atlanta servers who are out of work 1 / 57 Back to GalleryActor Tyler Perry recently paid it forward to 42 servers who are out of work at an Atlanta restaurant, according to reports. He left a hefty $21,000 tip for all of them, so each of the 42 workers got a $500 tip from him, WSB-TV reported. Perry is reportedly a big fan of Houston's restaurant in Atlanta. Since restaurants across the country have closed dine-in options to slow the spread of coronavirus, Perry has frequently gotten take-out from the chain eatery, TMZ reported. And in December 2018, he paid off Walmart layaway for customers at two locations, contributing more than $400,000, according to reports.chron.com
Virtual Easter service at Houston's Lakewood Church to include Kanye West, Mariah Carey, Tyler Perry
Virtual Easter service at Houston's Lakewood Church to include Kanye West, Mariah Carey, Tyler PerryPastor Joel Osteen and Kayne West will once again share the spotlight at Lakewood Church. Only this time, virtually and with Mariah Carey and Tyler Perry, the church announced Tuesday. Only this time, virtually and with Mariah Carey and Tyler Perry, the church announced Tuesday. Photo: Godofredo A. Vsquez, Staff Photographer Photo: Godofredo A. Vsquez, Staff Photographer Image 1 of / 62 Caption Close Virtual Easter service at Houston's Lakewood Church to include Kanye West, Mariah Carey, Tyler Perry 1 / 62 Back to GalleryPastor Joel Osteen and Kayne West will once again share the spotlight at Lakewood Church. Only this time, virtually and with Mariah Carey and Tyler Perry.chron.com
Lakewood Church Easter service to include Kanye West, Mariah Carey and Tyler Perry
HOUSTON – The Lakewood Church Easter service on Sunday, April 12 is going to be a big one. Pastor Joel Osteen will be joined again by rapper Kanye West for the service, along with singer Mariah Carey and actor, director and producer Tyler Perry, the church confirmed to KPRC 2 Tuesday. Lakewood Church later confirmed all the reported details of the event with KPRC 2. Church officials also said the service will be pre-recorded, on Friday, April 10. To stream Lakewood Church services and for more information, visit the Lakewood Church website.
Celebrities and fans fume over Jennifer Lopez's Oscar "snub"
"Today is the day I start learning metalwork so I can hand craft the Oscar that Jennifer Lopez deserves," actress Melanie Lynskey said after the announcement. "I imagine them sitting in a room wondering, "is there anyone ANYONE we can nominate instead of jennifer Lopez? "Wearing a nude glossy lip in honor of jennifer lopez and her stolen oscar nomination," wrote Vulture writer Hunter Harris. I imagine them sitting in a room wondering, "is there anyone ANYONE we can nominate instead of jennifer Lopez? https://t.co/VMfLmoR6LU Candice Frederick (@ReelTalker) January 13, 2020Some used the snub to call out the lack of diversity in Oscar nominations this year.cbsnews.com
Tyler Perry offers to pay $14,000 hospital bill for couple stuck in Mexico
MEXICO -- Tyler Perry is trying to help a couple that says they're being held captive in a hospital in Mexico.The media mogul learned about Stephen Johnson and Tori Austin from a report on "Good Morning America. "Johnson went into diabetic shock while on a Carnival cruise, so he was rushed to a hospital in the Yucatan peninsula.The bill came out to $14,000 and the hospital will not allow the couple to leave until the bill is paid in full. "They locked the windows and so far we just can't leave until this $14,000 dollar bill is paid," Austin said.When Perry heard about the couple's ordeal, he quickly jumped into action and told them that he would pay their hospital expenses.After Perry made the offer, the hospital said Johnson still requires more care, so unfortunately the couple is still there.abc13.com
Ryan Millsap never intended to build Georgia's third largest film studio. Now Blackhall is going global
Despite the close proximity, rivals seems too strong word for Pinewood, Tyler Perry and Blackhall. The more work that comes into Georgia, the better it is for all of the studios, Millsap said. The more space Blackhall has, the more productions it can house on its campuses. The U.K., Millsap said, is desperately looking for more studio space and "understands the value of film." Since 2016, more than 850 students have completed their production certifications through the Georgia Film Academy, with starting salaries averaging around $84,000.cnbc.com
Whoopi Goldberg Is Reprising Her 'Sister Act' Role in London Performance
On Thursday, it was announced that Whoopi Goldberg, who starred in Sister Act (1992) and Sister Act 2: Back in the Habit (1993), is once again tackling the beloved role -- this time on the London stage in Sister Act The Musical. "The two of them in Sister Act, that should happen. "Can't you buy the rights to Sister Act?" I was sitting here thinking, 'Tiffany Haddish, Whoopi in Sister Act,'" Perry pondered. RELATED CONTENT: Why Whoopi Goldberg Doesn't Care About 'The View' Drama (Exclusive) Embed Code RestartWhoopi Goldberg Joins Stephen King's 'The Stand' for CBS All AccessWhoopi Goldberg Reveals She's Not Allowed to Drive Because Her 'Sight Is Not Good Enough'Rosie O'Donnell on Her Tense Relationship With Whoopi Goldberg, 'View' Tell-All Regrets
Tyler Perry: 'I'm ignored in Hollywood'
ATLANTA - Tyler Perry is a history-making media mogul, but he says he understands why Hollywood doesn't treat him as such. "I clearly believe that I'm ignored in Hollywood, for sure," Perry told Gayle King of "CBS This Morning" in an interview that aired Tuesday. Tyler Perry Studios, one of the largest in existence, opened last weekend in Atlanta. "I know what I do touches millions of people around the world," Perry told King. We're represented,' " Perry said.
Beyonc overwhelmed at opening of Tyler Perry's new studios
Copyright 2019 CNNATLANTA - Beyonc has revealed she "could not stop crying" when she attended the opening of Tyler Perry's gigantic new film studio. The 38-year-old singer, who joined famous faces including Oprah Winfrey and director Spike Lee at the grand opening of the 330-acre Tyler Perry Studios in Atlanta, congratulated the award-winning writer and producer on Sunday night. Surrounded by my heroes, I watched Denzel, Queen Oprah, Spike, Whoopi, Sir (Sidney) Poitier, Will, Halle, Dame Cicely (Tyson) and our angels John Singleton and Diahann Carroll honored," she captioned the gallery. Perry's film credits include producing 2009's Oscar-winning drama "Precious" and writing and directing the 2007 hit comedy-drama "Why Did I Get married?". "It feels like encouragement, it feels like gratitude," he said at the studio's launch.
Tyler Perry on How Oprah Winfrey Inspired Him: 'That Moment Changed Everything for Me'
When it comes to making a name for himself in Hollywood, Tyler Perry learned from the best. It was something about being in Oprah's house, being in her presence, seeing what a black person had accomplished -- it really, really spoke to me." At this very moment, Perry himself walked over and Winfrey filled him on what she was chatting about and he responded: "It's a part of everything that's happening right now. That moment, that moment, changed everything for me. RELATED CONTENT:Beyonce Rocks a Floor-Length Braid to Tyler Perry Studios Grand Opening GalaTyler Perry Accepts Icon Award at 2019 BET Awards: 'I Want to Be an Inspiration'Tyler Perry on Who Will Play a Younger Madea in Future Projects (Exclusive)
Tina Knowles Lawson Reacts to Ex-Husband Mathew Knowles' Cancer Diagnosis (Exclusive)
Tina Knowles Lawson is confident that her ex-husband is going to be OK.Beyonce's regal mother walked the red carpet at the star-studded grand opening gala of Tyler Perry Studios in Atlanta, Georgia, on Saturday, where she attended the black-tie celebration with her husband, Richard Lawson. The singer attended the grand opening event in support of Perry's new studio lot and theater, and shared some photos, and a touching message, for the filmmaker. "It also means my kids have a higher chance, a higher risk, even my grand kids have a higher risk. Mathew noted that he's "doing really good," and added that the diagnosis has given him a perspective shift. RELATED CONTENT:Tina Knowles Posts Emotional Message for Daughter Beyonce's 38th BirthdayTina Knowles Lawson Says Granddaughter Blue Ivy is 'Quite the Makeup Artist' (Exclusive)Beyonce's Mom Tina Knowles Lawson Dishes on Blue Ivy's Collab on 'The Gift' (Exclusive)
Michael Jordan pledges $1M to help battered Bahamas
Jim Rogash/Getty Images(CNN) - NBA legend Michael Jordan has jumped into the Bahamas relief effort by announcing he will give $1 million to help the islands impacted by Hurricane Dorian. "I am devastated to see the destruction that Hurricane Dorian has brought to the Bahamas, where I own property and visit frequently," Jordan said in a statement from his manager, Estee Portnoy, on Twitter. Jordan also gave a $2 million donation to support North Carolina after Hurricane Florence last year. The NBA GOAT joins other celebrities who have donated money to the Bahamas after Dorian. Hurricane Dorian left more than 70,000 people homeless in the Bahamas, and at least 50 people have died.
'Big Little Lies' Fans React to Season 2 Finale Shocker -- and That Renata Moment!
*The second season of Big Little Lies came to an end on Sunday, and fans of the show were overcome with a mix of emotions regarding the somewhat low-key yet powerful finale. Celeste said that the aftermath, in which Mary Louise blamed Perry for the accident, led to Perry's abusive behavior. @HBO@Big_Little_Lies Jesstice (@DeckaKards) July 22, 2019Pls can I have some Big Little Lies season 3? Matt vs. the relentlessness of entropy (@mcs_phd) July 22, 2019For more on the latest season of Big Little Lies, check out the video below. RELATED CONTENT:'Big Little Lies': Everything the Cast and Crew Has Said About Season 3'Big Little Lies' Season 2: The Biggest Secrets Revealed During the Finale'Big Little Lies': Meryl Streep Reveals Where Fans Can See Cut Ice Cream-Throwing Scene (Exclusive)Laura Dern's 'Big Little Lies' Storyline Just Took a Huge Turn -- Relive Renata's Best Moments