NEW YORK (AP) — 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.
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....
ATLANTA (AP) — 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.
NEW YORK (AP) — Living and breathing dance is par for the course at the Dance Theater of Harlem. It's just never looked like this.
A group including 15 dancers, a choreographer, the artistic...
NEW YORK (AP) — 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...
ATLANTA (AP) — 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...
LOS ANGELES (AP) — 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...
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A candidate for the Alaska House of Representatives wore blackface makeup at a 2012 Halloween party as part of a costume he said depicted an “inspiring” movie...
LOS ANGELES (AP) — 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...
ATLANTA (AP) — When Tyler Perry talks, people listen and Sheletta Brundidge was one of those hanging on to every word.
Perry told the audience at the 2019 BET Awards that “while you’re...
NEW YORK (AP) — The lack of diversity and notable snubs in this year's Oscar nominations left Tyler Perry annoyed, but he says it’s not worth getting upset because it’s a system that is not going...
ATLANTA (AP) — South Africa's Zozibini Tunzi was crowned Miss Universe 2019, giving the country its second title in in three years in a pageant that also saw strong showings from contestants from...
PEACHTREE CORNERS, Ga. (AP) — Beth Moore would typically fit the mold of a Georgia Republican. She attended private school in the affluent, mostly white northern Atlanta suburbs, attended the...
ATLANTA (AP) — Tyler Perry's new Atlanta studio will be home to the 2019 Miss Universe competition, a major showcase for the sprawling complex built on a former Confederate army base.
ATLANTA (AP) — Tyler Perry officially christened his massive new film studio Saturday, beaming as his fellow entertainment industry luminaries descended on Atlanta and strode a red carpet to his...
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Tyler Perry remembered shedding tears when he saw an Atlanta highway exit bearing the name of his television and film studio for the first time.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Tyler Perry said he cannot "just up and leave" filming in Georgia despite Hollywood's backlash against the state's "heartbeat" abortion law.
The Top 20 Global Concert Tours ranks artists by average box office gross per city and includes the average ticket price for shows Worldwide. The list is based on data provided to the trade...
The 2019 BET Awards featured a number of contemporary pop and rap stars who are dominating the charts, from Cardi B to Lil Nas X. But the show belonged to artists viewed as icons in the black...
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A list of winners at the 2019 BET Awards, which aired live Sunday from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles.
ALPHARETTA, Ga. (AP) — Less than a day after the family of a slain single mother of four launched a fundraising appeal, actor and filmmaker Tyler Perry has lent his support.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — "How To Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World" topped the North American box office for a second week, but close on its tail was Tyler Perry's final installment of the "Madea"...
Tyler Perry: I’m standing with Kaepernick
Sneaking Beyonce and Jay-Z into a Tyler Perry show
Tyler Perry’s Oscar experience
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Michael B. Jordan, Brian Tyree Henry, Michelle Yeoh and Elsie Fisher may have missed out on Oscar nominations this year, but they will be on stage at the Dolby Theatre during...
NEW YORK (AP) — The Queen of Soul will get a royal tribute from Alicia Keys, Patti LaBelle, Kelly Clarkson and more next month.
The Recording Academy and music mogul Clive Davis will put on the special concert — "Aretha! A GRAMMY Celebration For The Queen Of Soul" — on Jan. 13 at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles. The event will broadcast later in 2019 on CBS.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Singer Kid Rock says he followed the lead of actor Tyler Perry by paying off the layaway items of hundreds of Walmart customers in Tennessee.
Store manager Tom Meyer tells The Tennessean Kid Rock spent $81,000 to pay the balances of 350 customer accounts at a Walmart in Nashville.
ATLANTA (AP) — Customers at two suburban Atlanta Walmart stores received a holiday surprise when they found out actor Tyler Perry had paid for their layaway items.
Perry, who intended the gift to be anonymous, confirmed the move in a video posted Thursday to Twitter.
He spent $434,000 on items at a Walmart in East Point and another store in Douglasville. That covered all but one penny of the balances.
NEW YORK (AP) — By the time Tiffany Haddish turns 50, she's hoping to have 50 movies to her credit. She's got 12 years and a few dozen films to achieve it.
"That's the goal," she said recently and quickly followed it up with, "They're not all gonna be great."
She insists her latest movie, "Nobody's Fool," out Friday and written, directed and produced by Tyler Perry, is one of the good ones.
Tyler Perry casts Tiffany Haddish in his first R-rated comedy
A somber ‘Nobody’s Fool’ premiere
NEW YORK (AP) — At the world premiere of his new film, "Nobody's Fool," Tyler Perry hoped that "good people" from all backgrounds will "step up and do the right thing" to end the divisive speech that many believe has led to violence.
Perry, who serves as the film's writer, director and producer, expressed his anger on the purple carpet before a screening in New York on Sunday. He denounced "people using their microphone and platform for division to tear us apart just to win."
NEW YORK (AP) — For the first time in more than two years, a straight-up comedy is No. 1 at the box office. Kevin Hart and Tiffany Haddish's "Night School" debuted with $28 million in ticket sales, according to estimates Sunday.
The race for the weekend top spot was, in the end, a laugher. Warner Bros.' animated release "Smallfoot," which cost about $80 million to make, trailed in second with $23 million.
NAPLES, Fla. (AP) — The family of a black man who disappeared nearly 15 years ago filed a lawsuit Tuesday accusing a former sheriff's deputy of killing him, and filmmaker Tyler Perry took part in announcing the lawsuit.
NAPLES, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on filmmaker Tyler Perry announcing a lawsuit against a former sheriff's deputy in the disappearance of a Florida man (all times local):
Filmmaker Tyler Perry and a prominent attorney have announced a lawsuit against a former Florida sheriff's deputy connected to the disappearance of two minority men almost 15 years ago.
Clive Davis, Jesse Jackson, Tyler Perry and more speak at Aretha Franklin funeral
Tiffany Haddish got a Tesla from Tyler Perry
NEW YORK (AP) — Tiffany Haddish is feeling very recharged these days — thanks to her new car.
The comedian is enjoying her Tesla Model X, a high-end electric vehicle that was a gift from Tyler Perry.
"I can feel the electricity going through my body, feel like I'm getting recharged myself," Haddish said Monday from the red carpet of Spike Lee's "Blackkklansman." ''I think the spirit of Nikola Tesla is going through my feet as I'm driving."
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Tyler Perry is warning fans not to get scammed.
The actor, comedian and director says in a Facebook video that he's not giving away anything. The 48-year-old directed a strong comment at whoever was making the posts, saying: "Stop it, devil."
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Beyonce and Jay-Z will headline a special Global Citizen Festival in honor of Nelson Mandela in South Africa late this year.
The Dec. 2 concert in Johannesburg is part of events marking the 100th anniversary of the birth of the anti-apartheid leader and Nobel Peace Prize winner, organizers announced Monday.
Others headlining the festival include Ed Sheeran, Usher, Pharrell Williams and African artists including Wizkid, Cassper Nyovest and Femi Kuti.
‘Acrimony’ stars reflect on Martin Luther King meant to them
NEW YORK (AP) — Game on for "Ready Player One."
Steven Spielberg's virtual reality adventure launched slightly above expectations with $53.7 million over the four-day Easter weekend and $41.8 million over the three-day weekend, according to final box-office figures Monday. The opening gave Spielberg his best since 2008's "Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull," as well as 2018's high-grossing debut for anything not named "Black Panther."
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Steven Spielberg has found his way back to the top of the box office with the action-adventure "Ready Player One," while Tyler Perry has scored again with "Acrimony."
Studio estimates on Sunday say Spielberg's virtual reality-focused film earned a solid $53.2 million in its first four days in theaters from 4,234 locations since opening Wednesday night, with $41.2 million of that coming from the three-day weekend.
NEW YORK (AP) — Tyler Perry says he knew if he was going to have Taraji P. Henson star in his latest film, he would have to work fast.
The writer-director filmed "Tyler Perry's Acrimony," his third collaboration with the actress, in a mere eight days.
Perry said it was easier to film the revenge thriller around Henson's "Empire" shooting schedule because she comes in prepared for a role, and she's especially good at playing bad characters.
Henson gets her ‘Fatal Attraction’ moment
Henson: ‘We need to step in and really protect our children’
STOCKBRIDGE, Ga. (AP) — A Georgia church administrator says Tyler Perry bought the church a new van to replace their stolen one.
WSB-TV reports members of the Lighthouse Community Church in Stockbridge said they showed up for service and that their 15-seat van was gone, leaving only a pile of broken glass from a shattered window.
NEW YORK (AP) — Tyler Perry has always relied on the word of God to lift him up in troubling times, but even he admits the onslaught of negative headlines over the past 18 months has tested his spirit.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The God of Thunder had an even mightier opening weekend than expected. "Thor: Ragnarok," the third film in the series, scored a franchise best with a robust $122.7 million debut, making it the fourth-biggest opening of 2017.
The Walt Disney Co. and Marvel film easily took the top spot for the weekend. In second place was "A Bad Moms Christmas," with $16.8 million. The sequel to last year's sleeper hit "Bad Moms" opened on Wednesday and has netted $21.3 million to date.