Tyler Perry explains why he paid Cicely Tyson $1M for 1 day of work

Tyler Perry gave the queen of Black Hollywood, Cicely Tyson, her flowers while she was alive —and then some. The movie impresario revealed that he gave Tyson $1 million for a single day of work when she showed up for the filming of Why Did I Get Married? in 2007. Perry worked with Tyson on […]

Actress Tasha Smith’s husband files court order against her

In a possible case of real life imitating art, actress Tasha Smith, best known for her role as the fiery Angela in Tyler Perry’s Why Did I Get Married? franchise, is now under a court order to keep her distance from her husband. According to TMZ, hubby Keith Douglas has filed a protective order against […]

Movies with the sexiest male cast members

What’s better than one fine leading man? How about a cast full of super sexy chiseled men? In anticipation of Baggage Claim and it’s sexy cast including Boris Kodjoe, Trey Songs, Derek Luke and more, we’re breaking down some of Hollywood’s hottest blockbuster’s with the sexiest cast members around. Click to continue for all the […]

Tyler Perry: The Black Millionaire’s Blueprint for Success

How is it possible that a mentally and physically abused child who lived out of his car as a young man could wind up as the most successful commercial black filmmaker in American history with the first-ever African American-owned studio? Tyler Perry is a man who negotiated treacherous terrain, inside and outside his mind, and […]

Janet Jackson’s 45 the New ‘Dayyum’

The latest pics are in from the Blackglama ad campaign featuring Janet Jackson and, really, what can you say about this 45-year-old pop icon but, “dayyum.” Not many of us can say we look better now than we did 25 years ago, but Janet is proving that age ain’t nothin’ but a number when it […]

Lionsgate in Talks With Tyler Perry to Launch Cable Network, ‘Tyler TV’

Apparently undaunted by the low ratings over at his friend Oprah’s network, Tyler Perry is in talks with Lionsgate to launch a 24/7 cable platform. Perry has earned over $500 million at the box office bringing audiences the Madea franchise, Why Did I Get Married?, For Colored Girls, and other successful projects that target his […]

Denise Boutte’s Serendipity: Advertising Executive Turned Actress, Now Mom

Denise Boutte was blessed with good genes and good looks. Coupled with her humility and kindheartedness, it was simply natural that her destiny would be bigger than what she dreamed on her own. Whenever the higher ups at the advertising agency where she worked as an account manager needed Boutte to go the extra mile, […]