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January 30, 2013 | By Christie D'Zurilla
Tyler Perry was feeling bad Wednesday - as a person should after hurting a close friend. In this case, the friend was Oprah Winfrey, and the harm was far from intentional. "I FEEL SO BAD," the actor-director-writer-producer-whatever wrote on his Facebook page. "I like to send really large flower arrangements to people for whatever occasion," he explained. "Well, I sent one to Oprah yesterday for her birthday. She strained her back picking it up. No joke!" Tyler Perry broke Oprah!
March 17, 2014 | By Greg Braxton
Tyler Perry's "The Single Moms Club" was greeted over the weekend with disastrous box office and horrible reviews. Most networks that had been planning to base a series on the film might be having second thoughts about those plans after seeing the evidence that the movie not only tanked with Perry's core audience, but marked his worst showing ever at the box office. But OWN, the Oprah Winfrey Network, isn't most networks. Perry apparently can do whatever he wants at OWN, with Winfrey's blessing.
October 1, 2012 | By Yvonne Villarreal
OWN announced Monday an exclusive partnership with Tyler Perry, which includes two new scripted series for the network that would premiere in mid-2013. The deal would make the Oprah Winfrey Network the “singular destination” for any new television series or projects from the multi-hyphenate Hollywood mogul. It also marks OWN's first foray into original scripted series as the network eases into a groove after a wobbly start. News of this new venture comes as the network has seen some improvement--with the help of interviews featuring Rihanna and the Kardashian family.
March 16, 2014 | By Ryan Faughnder
DreamWorks Animation's "Mr. Peabody & Sherman" scored a box-office victory with a strong second weekend as "Need for Speed" fell short of expectations and "Tyler Perry's The Single Moms Club" bombed.  The 3-D animated "Mr. Peabody," a comedy about a hyper-intelligent, time-traveling dog and his adopted boy, took in an estimated $21.2 million in ticket sales Friday through Sunday in the United States and Canada.  The kid-friendly film distributed...
April 5, 2010
Perry wedded to success Tyler Perry is doing just fine without 3-D, thank you. The writer, director and producer's latest effort, "Why Did I Get Married Too?," took in a most impressive $30.1 million in its first weekend. The sequel to his 2007 hit "Why Did I Get Married?" not only beat the opening of that movie by almost $10 million, but it was also Perry's biggest start for a movie that didn't feature his Madea character. With nine hits in the last five years, none of this should come as a surprise.
February 27, 2009 | PATRICK GOLDSTEIN
This week I was asked to speak at an evening program at a local temple on the ever-popular topic of "Jews in Hollywood." I brought along a true Hollywood Jew, Sony Pictures' Amy Pascal, who spoke quite eloquently and insightfully about her faith and how it's sometimes tested by her job.
June 18, 2013 | By Joe Flint
After the coffee. Before watching Tom Wheeler's confirmation hearing. The Skinny: Tom Wheeler, the nominee to be the next FCC chairman, will face a Senate confirmation hearing this afternoon. Should be entertaining. Tuesday's headlines include Bruce Rosenblum getting a new gig and a backlash against Tyler Perry's OWN shows. Daily Dose: Watchers of MSNBC's "Morning Joe" on Monday may have been taken off guard when ads for CNN's brand-new morning show "New Day" appeared.
May 30, 2013 | By Mary McNamara
"Love Thy Neighbor," which premiered Wednesday and is Tyler Perry's second contribution to the oeuvre of OWN, revolves around a shrill, invective-spewing granny and the family she delights in continually abusing. It is a comedy, and to ensure that the television audience understands that comedies exist to make people laugh, Perry has thoughtfully and thoroughly seeded it with a laugh track so intrusive it becomes a character in itself. Most of the show's attempts at humor spring from an emotionally abusive little old lady -- her full name is Hattie Mae Love (Patrice Lovely)
June 7, 2013 | By Joe Flint
After the coffee. Before getting ready for the cable show in D.C. The Skinny: I'm flying to Washington tomorrow for the cable convention next week. I'm such a good soldier that I'll stay with family rather than a comfy hotel near the convention center. Anyway, I'm looking to keep a low profile today after this goes up. Headlines include the weekend box-office preview, Tyler Perry gives OWN a ratings boost and a review of "The Internship. " Daily Dose: Los Angeles residents who are "Mad Men" fans and Time Warner Cable subscribers may be bumming because of the latest news from the pay-TV distributor.
May 29, 2013 | By Mary McNamara
Well, it's official: The nine most frightening words to cross a television screen are: "Executive Produced, Created, Written and Directed By Tyler Perry. " They are main credits of "The Haves and the Have-Nots," a nighttime soap opera that debuted on OWN Tuesday night, marking the beginning of a much touted collaboration between Perry and Oprah Winfrey. Advance screeners were not made available to critics; one can only assume OWN hoped to prevent us from rising en masse to prevent "The Haves and Have-Nots" from ever airing before staging intervention with Winfrey, who has apparently lost her mind.
March 15, 2014 | By Chris Barton
The video-game-inspired action film "Need for Speed" outpaced the competition at the box office Friday night, taking in $6.6 million, according to estimates. Starring "Breaking Bad" star Aaron Paul in his first role since the hit AMC crime drama concluded, the car chase-heavy movie that shares a title with a long-running racing game franchise was expected to earn between $25 million and $30 million in its first weekend, according to those who have seen pre-release audience surveys.
March 13, 2014 | By Ryan Faughnder
DreamWorks Pictures' "Need for Speed" is expected to outpace Tyler Perry's "The Single Moms Club" for a box-office victory this weekend.  The $65-million, stunt-filled picture, starring Aaron Paul of the AMC series "Breaking Bad," could generate $25 million to $30 million in ticket sales from the U.S. and Canada through Sunday, according to people who have seen pre-release audience surveys. That will muscle the PG-13 car flick to a win before Summit Entertainment's highly anticipated dystopian teen adventure "Divergent" hits cinemas next week.  PHOTOS: Box office top 10 of 2013 | Biggest flops of 2013 Lionsgate's "Single Moms Club" could debut with $18 million, while last week's No. 1 "300: Rise of an Empire" could bring in around $20 million domestically in its second weekend.
February 7, 2014 | By Greg Braxton
One thing has become clear when your name is Oprah Winfrey: You can do whatever you want, no matter how bewildering it is. Reports that the former talk show host, who is the founder and head of OWN, the Oprah Winfrey Network, may be headed for Broadway to star with Audra McDonald in a revival of the Pulitzer Prize-winning play " 'night, Mother" is raising a few eyebrows and questions. Is she craving the roar of the crowd again? Is Winfrey bored with running a television network which bears her name?
January 15, 2014 | By Susan King
The critically lambasted Adam Sandler comedy "Grown-Ups 2" dominated the nominations for the 34th Razzie Awards on Wednesday morning, receiving eight, including worst picture, worst actor, worst supporting actor and worst director. Johnny Depp ("The Lone Ranger") and Naomi Watts ("Diana") earned their first Razzie nominations for worst actor and actress, while Sylvester Stallone scored his 31st nomination for worst actor in three films: "Bullet to the Head," "Escape Plan" and "Grudge Match.
December 16, 2013 | By Ryan Faughnder
Box office observers have long credited Tyler Perry's "Madea" franchise with at least one thing: reliability.  As surely as Christmas comes once a year, a movie with Perry directing himself in drag as the volatile matriarch Mabel "Madea" Simmons is expected to generate $20 million to $25 million, and occasionally more, in ticket sales in its opening weekend.  So it was a little surprising to see "Tyler Perry's A Madea Christmas" open in...
December 14, 2013 | By Chris Barton
To no one's surprise, Peter Jackson's "The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug" laid waste to the competition at the box office on Friday, earning an estimated $31 million. Starring Martin Freeman as Bilbo Baggins and Ian McKellen as the wizard Gandalf, the 3-D "Hobbit" sequel is expected to take in around $80 million in the U.S. and Canada through Sunday according to pre-release audience surveys. The second of a three-part prequel to Jackson's wildly successful "Lord of the Rings" trilogy, the film has earned some positive notice from critics with a 74% score on the film review aggregation site Rotten Tomatoes.
October 1, 2012 | By Joe Flint
Tyler Perry's new exclusive deal to create programming for Oprah Winfrey's OWN means he is shelving his ambitions to launch his own cable network. Perry had been toying with the idea of creating his own network and even had talks with Lionsgate and One Equity Partners, the co-owners of the TV Guide Channel. The plan under discussion would have had TV Guide becoming a platform for Perry and there was even a name - Tyler TV - being floated. However, that plan is now off the table, people close to the matter said.
April 1, 2011 | By Ben Fritz, Los Angeles Times
Lionsgate has renewed its movie and home entertainment agreement with its most prolific supplier, filmmaker and actor Tyler Perry. The new contract keeps Perry, whose films such as "Madea Goes to Jail" and "Why Did I Get Married?" are hugely popular with African American women, in business with the Santa Monica studio for three more years. Over the last six years, Lionsgate has released 10 movies produced by Perry. Since his debut in 2005 with "Diary of a Mad Black Woman," Perry's films have grossed an average of $52 million domestically, although they typically take in very little overseas.
December 13, 2013 | By Mark Olsen
As pop singers eventually make holiday albums, it was bound to happen that Tyler Perry would bring his cornerstone character of Madea to Christmas sooner or later. An adaptation of his own stage play, “Tyler Perry's A Madea Christmas” winds up the same slapdash, lightweight effort as Madea in any other season, with a few Yuletide flourishes. As usual, Perry has created a casual mix of easy comedy with a touch of dramatic filigree. Here he is refreshingly lighter with his typically heavy-handed moral lessons, which also makes the film feel even flimsier than some other Madea outings.
December 12, 2013 | By Ryan Faughnder
A J.R.R. Tolkien dragon will torch the competition as "The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug" slithers into theaters this weekend. The 3-D "Hobbit" sequel, starring Martin Freeman as Bilbo Baggins and Ian McKellen as the wizard Gandalf, is expected to take in around $80 million in ticket sales in the U.S. and Canada through Sunday, according to people who have seen pre-release audience surveys.  The movie, a New Line Cinema, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer and...
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