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Spent: Looking for change narrated by Tyler Perry

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Oprah knew what Tyler Perry would do when she brought him to OWN

This morning I heard on the Tom Joyner Morning Show that there is a petition on Change. org demanding Oprah to drop Tyler Perry’s show The Have and the Have Nots. This is OWN’s first attempt at a scripted show and it is a hit. So we can safely assume that Oprah will not be dropping the show. So many people hold Oprah in such high regard. Frankly they have put a crown on her hand and yearn to kiss her ring, but they simply don’t want to accept that she is in a new business now. She owns a network and she is about making that network successful. She is no longer strictly in the empowerment business. Tyler Perry has been very successful with his Madea franchise and he was asked to bring some of that magic and buffoonery to OWN and he has done so. I used to blast Tyler Perry’s movies, but finally one of my friend said enough and she was right. Now I simply don’t go. Creating a petition is a noble endeavor, but as of this morning that petition had only garnered 86 signatures. If you don’t like what Perry is dishing out just don’t watch it. Asking Oprah to cancel a hit is like spitting in the wind. Wipe your face and realize Oprah saw the show before you did and it was fine with her. Perry’s brand of drama and humor did not surprise the Queen frankly it’s why she brought Tyler to OWN.

Tyler Perry’s Love Thy Neighbor is more of the same

It must be nice to be Tyler Perry. He has a platform and resources. As I sit here tonight working I have his newest show on Love Thy Neighbor. What can I say about it? In a word–BAD. It is over the top comedy replete with non-funny one liners, but my question is will the people like it? Perry’s people. He knows his audience and he knows how they will respond. So the show is not making me laugh I would just say I am not the audience, but judging by Twitter his audience likes what they see.

Why is Jamie Foxx calling Spike Lee out?

Spike Lee has come out strongly against the movie Django Unchained. Jamie Foxx recently made the scathing remarks about Lee. Fox told The Guardian, “Where’s Spike Lee coming from?” “He didn’t like Whoopi Goldberg, he doesn’t like Tyler Perry, he doesn’t like anybody, I think he’s sort of run his course. I mean, I respect Spike, he’s a fantastic director. But he gets a little shady when he’s taking shots at his colleagues without looking at the work. To me, that’s irresponsible.” So what do you think is Lee expressing an honest opinion or is he just taking shots at a new generation of actors and directors?

Tyler Perry and OWN join forces

As I sit here in Atlanta, it’s raining an abundant rain. It makes me think of my mother. She loved the rain and I do too. It is befitting that this announcement would be made on a day like today. Yes it’s true, Oprah and I have joined forces. We’ve formed a partnership for OWN and I’m super excited about it. I’ll fill you in more as we get closer to the airing of my shows. I have a lot of questions for you about this, so stay close, OK? I need your help.

Tyler Perry’s “For Better or Worse” showcases the “plight” of the full-size woman

Tyler Perry has been anointed as the funny man of TBS, but last night’s episode of for Better or Worse was simply not funny, but it was thought provoking. I am not a regular view so I am going to give the simple details of the plot. Two good looking characters decide to help their overweight friend find a man. Initially, the overweight woman does not want to come to dinner, but when she hears there will be macaroni and cheese and other succulent food she is in. The first of the many stereotypes thrown in for laughs. They ask their husband and boyfriend to bring some male friends to dinner so their friend might have a chance to hook up. The men are reluctant when they find out they are trying to set up the overweight friend. Their male friends do come to dinner and they gravitate toward another good looking woman in attendance. When she finds out the women have invited the men for the overweight friend she declares that men like this would never look at the overweight friend. So we have the first instance of the overweight woman being put down by a woman in the group. When the overweight woman arrives she meets the men and she goes to the powder room where she overhears the men tell their friends that it would take two of them to date her (because she is so big) and they ask them why would they think that they would date a woman that looked like that? Overweight woman hears them talking she comes out and confronts the group and she leaves. Two friends go over to overweight woman’s house to apologize and the overweight woman forgives them and she gives the ode of the oppressed when she says, “my man may not be nice to me all the time, but when he is good it is good, and that’s enough”. So the episode ends with the overweight woman settling with good enough. So let’s rewind this madness. There are plenty of full size, overweight, voluptuous women who are in loving relationship with men who celebrate their curves. They are not existing on the relationship crumbs that are falling from the table. They are not sad, and not giving side eye glances to their slim friends as they yearn for their lives. They are living full lives in which they are loved and respected.

Was Tyler Perry a victim of racial profiling?

A few days before President Obama was supposed to speak at my studio, I was leaving the studio, headed to the airport. Most times when I leave the studio I have an unmarked escort. Other times I constantly check in my rearview mirror to be sure that I’m not being followed. It’s a safety precaution that my security team taught me. As I got to an intersection, I made a left turn from the right lane and was pulled over by two police officers. I pulled the car over and put it in park. Then, I let the window down and sat in the car waiting for the officer. The officer came up to the driver’s door and said that I made an illegal turn. I said, “I signaled to get into the turning lane, then made the turn because I have to be sure I’m not being followed.” He said, “why do you think someone would be following you?” Before I could answer him, I heard a hard banging coming from the passenger window. I had never been in this position before so I asked the officer who was at my window what was going on and why is someone banging on the window like that. He said, “let your window down, let your window down. Your windows are tinted.” As I let down the passenger window, there was another officer standing on the passenger side of the car. He said, “what is wrong with you?” The other officer said to him, “he thinks he’s being followed.” Then, the second officer said, “why do you think someone is following you? What is wrong with you?” Before I could answer the officer on the passenger side, the one on the driver’s side had reached into the car and started pulling on the switch that turns the car on and off, saying, “put your foot on the brake, put your foot on the brake!” I was so confused as to what he was doing, or what he thought he was doing. It looked like he was trying to pull the switch out of the dashboard. I finally realized that he thought that switch was the key, so I told him that it wasn’t the key he was grabbing. I reached down into the cup holder to get the key, not realizing that the key had a black leather strap on it. As I grabbed it they both tensed up and I dropped it as I heard my mother’s voice from when I was a little boy. My mother would always say to me, “if you get stopped by the police, especially if they are white policemen, you say ‘yes sir’ and ‘no sir’, and if they want to take you in, you go with them. Don’t resist, you hear me? Don’t make any quick moves, don’t run, you just go.” My mother was born in 1945 into a segregated hotbed town in rural Louisiana. She had known of many colored men at the time who were lynched and never heard from again. Since I was her only son for ten years, growing up she was so worried about me. It wasn’t until after I heard her voice that I realized that both of these officers were white. The officer on the driver’s side continued to badger me, “why do you think someone is following you?” I then said, “I think you guys need to just write the ticket and do whatever you need to do.” It was so hostile. I was so confused. It was happening so fast that I could easily see how this situation could get out of hand very quickly. I didn’t feel safe at all. But one officer stopped his questioning and said, “we may not let you go. You think you’re being followed, what’s wrong with you?” At this point, I told him that I wanted to get out of the car. I wanted the passersby to see what was happening. As I stepped out of the car another officer pulled up in front of my car. This officer was a black guy. He took one look at me and had that “Oh No” look on his face. He immediately took both officers to the back of my car and spoke to them in a hushed tone. After that, one of the officers stayed near his car while one came back, very apologetic. It said all of that to say this: do you see how quickly this could have turned for the worse? Now I know that there are many great officers, patrolmen and security guys out there. I am aware of that. But although we have made significant strides with racial profiling in this country, the world needs to know that we are still being racially profiled, and until this situation has improved greatly, I’m not sure how a murder in Florida can be protected by a “stand your ground law.” And in another case that I have been screaming at the top of my lungs about, also in Florida, is the case of Terrance Williams and Felipe Santos, a young black man and a young Mexican man. Eight years ago, in Naples, FL, they were both put in the back of Deputy Steve Calkins’ police car and never heard from again. They were never arrested, never brought to jail. They were put into the back of Deputy Calkins’ car and never heard from again. And to this day Deputy Steve Calkins is a free man.

I guess it’s time to march in Naples now.


That way local government can’t make the decision on whether or not these people get punished.

by Tyler Perry on April 01, 2012.


I have been very critical of Tyler Perry and his Madea franchise, but this film sems to be a departure from the broad comedy of Madea.
Tune in on Monday, February 13th for a Live Fan Chat with Tyler Perry and on Tuesday, February 14th for the Red Carpet Premiere of Good Deeds
WHAT: Tyler Perry will be answering fan-questions live about his upcoming film Good Deeds in theaters Friday, February 24th. The next day, fans can tune into an official livestream of the red carpet premiere on Good Deeds Facebook page and Yahoo! via NowLive’s streaming platform.

WHEN: Live Chat – Monday, February 13th at 10:00am PT/1:00pm ET; Red Carpet Premiere – Tuesday, February 14th at 6:00pm PT/9:00pm ET.

WHERE: https://www.facebook.com/GoodDeedsMovie and http://movies.yahoo.com/
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Tyler Perry Gives His Keys to Success

Tyler Perry has been very successful. He has perfected a formula for his movies that cause people to flock to the theaters to see his movies the day they release. Perry worked very hard to get to where he is today and he shared his journey on this clip.

Roger Ebert Says Tyler Perry and George Lucas are wrong to say black films are endangered…what film has Ebert ever made?

Roger Ebert said the following on Twitter: “Wrong for Tyler Perry and George Lucas to say all-black casts are endangered. Correct to say they’re hard to get backed at $58 million.”
Roger Ebert is a respected film critic, but he has not made any films. Why would he feel comfortable enough to challenge two people who have actually made a film?