Category Archives: Tyler Perry

The Haves and Have Nots Review of Episodes 1 and 2 (Spoilers)

havehavenotsI am not a Tyler Perry fan. I will just leave it at that. However, I do loves me some Oprah and I want to support OWN.  So I am going to watch the new series The Haves and The Have Nots. I shall be live blogging as of now. Well, I am alive and it is on my blog but I will be watching on DVR. Whatevs.

Apparently my invite to the preview party at Bar One got lost in the mail. On Tuesday Bar One hosted a preview party for The Haves and Have Nots.  It appears that cast members  Tika Sumpter , John Schneider, Crystal Fox and Renee Lawless may have attended. Really? I find this odd. (Goes to @atlien’s  timeline on twitter Update no word back from the Atlien so until such occurs I will not believe it happened).

As soon as the first scene opens, and it is set in Savannah, I am hooked. Apparently Jim Cryer is a rich Savannah dude with both a wife and a mistress. So far, so good. Jim is a 50-year-old white guy who is a judge. It’s his 50th birthday and he is spending it with a black call girl. It’s starting off sort of “Scandalish” I guess I am just saying that because of the interracial sex with a politician aspect. The acting is bad. This is all before the title sequence begins. Not surprisingly, the commercials for other OWN shows are many plus Oprah and Tyler apparently live tweeted during the show. The wife’s acting is medocre but so far NO ONE has a southern accent. Including, the Cryers. the mistress, or the woman seeking to work for them, although the maid’s accent comes out later in her personal scenes. And really Tyler, Cryer? It’s not just that the acting is bad. It’s that …it has this weird spoofy feel. I may not make it to episode 2. The prostitute gives Jim her personal phone number on a notepad by the bed. What would more likely be on the bed stand in a hotel? A pencil and notepad or oh I dunno, their cellphones? I am becoming increasingly disenchanted. Continue reading


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Oprah Winfrey on the Set of The Butler

Oprah tweeted this picture from the set of the movie she is working on, The Butler. The movie is based on the life of White House butler Eugene Allen who served in the White House for thirty years. It looks like filming on the movie wrapped today.

In other Oprah news, OWN has struck a deal with Tyler Perry reportedly worth millions to bring two new scripted shows to OWN written by Perry.


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Rumors that Bobbi Kristina Quit For Better or Worse Are False.

Tyler Perry took to his Facebook yesterday to dispel rumors that were circulating that Bobbi Kristina had quit For Better or Worse.

I woke up this morning to my publicist calling me saying that there were reports that Bobbi Kristina walked off the set of “For Better Or Worse”. NOT TRUE AT ALL PEOPLE!!! There is no way that she could have walked off the set because we have finshed (sic) taping the season.

Looks like the show is already done for the season. It will be interesting to see her performance.


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Tyler Perry Has Done Lost His Mind Over Trayvon Martin Case

Tyler Perry seems to have lost his ever loving mind. Seriously, is this an April Fool’s joke?  Tyler posted a blog yesterday (April 1st) that he seems to think provides us with another example of racial profiling comparing it to Trayvon Martin’s shooting. One would think that Tyler Perry would have more sense than to be a rabble-rouser in an already very escalated situation. We already have Spike Lee tweeting the shooter’s parent’s address, Dick Gregory claiming that the coroner kept Trayvon’s body to harvest organs to sell on the black market, and the obligatory media whoring by Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton. Why is it always the crazy folk that come marching to the forefront in these sad situations? It’s like when there is a tornado somewhere and the news people manage to find the guy with one tooth and the crazy hair to tell us what happened. This is not the kind of front line we need. I’m just saying.

So Tyler Perry says in his blog:

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.”


Um, WHAT? You make left turns from the right lane because your security guards told you it was a good idea to drive like Will Smith in Men in Black?  At this point even in Perry’s telling of the story he was confrontational with the police. He keeps saying he had never been in this situation before. What his Rambo driving style has never gotten him pulled over before ever? I doubt that. Turning left from the right hand land is a deadly maneuver that can kill the rich guy who thinks the rules don’t apply and anybody’s grandma who happens to be on the road.  The story goes on to describe his windows being tinted. His failure to turn the car off. His insistence that the cops just write him the ticket so he can go. He felt the cops were hostile for questioning him on why he was thought he was being followed. And it ends with a black cop showing up to explain to the white cops just who exactly Mr. Perry is and why it makes total sense for him to be driving like an asshole. But that’s not all. After comparing himself to Trayvon Martin, and an eight year old case in Naples Florida where he claims two guys were hauled off by cops never to be seen again he posts in all caps RACIAL PROFILING SHOULD BE A HATE CRIME INVESTIGATED BY THE FBI!!! Perhaps he is unaware that the FBI practically invented racial profiling. Nor does he understand that racial profiling occurs when no crime has been committed but someone is interrogated because they fit a particular profile. You broke the law, Tyler, and you were pulled over and questioned like any other citizen. I think Perry is getting too big for his girdle. I’m just saying.

So we can add Tyler Perry’s name to the list of histrionic people creating sideshows that take the focus off the actual situation that occurred in Florida over five weeks ago. Which is sad. I used to have respect for the guy. It’s funny, perhaps even ironic, that Spike Lee and Tyler Perry have been at each others throats for years over the image of black people in America and now they are both making asses out of themselves over the Trayvon Martin case. Crap like this does not help.


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Bobbi Kristina Takes on Acting in Tyler Perry’s For Better or Worse

Reports that Bobbi Kristina has been cast in Tyler Perry’s For Better or Worse  are popping up all over the Internet. Today People reports hearing it from “a source”.   The AJC quotes the NY Daily News. The NY Daily News quotes “a source”.  I’ve done some super sleuthing and located THE SOURCE! Oh no wait I didn’t I just read an exclusive in Straight From the A last Wednesday.  SFTA says that Krissi has been in and out of Tyler Perry’s studios for weeks now with her play brother turned boyfriend turned possible fiance… that Nick guy. I’m hoping that Tyler Perry will look out for Krissi. SOMEBODY needs to as both sides of her family seem a bit dysfunctional at the moment.  Be sure to read my review of For Better or Worse here. I liked it well enough to watch a few episodes but then forgot it was on. Maybe I’ll tune back in when it returns and see if Krissi can act. Thoughts?


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Brian White Promotes Good Deeds on Wendy Williams

Photo by Quantrell Colbert ©2011 Very Perry Films.
Today on Wendy Williams, actor Brian White appeared to promote his new movie, Tyler Perry’s  Good Deeds, which premieres tomorrow. White, who tends to play the villain in the movies, was extremely polite despite the fact that Wendy didn’t seem interested in discussing the movie  at all.  Of course what Wendy Williams wanted to talk about was recent comments Brian made in an interview with Hello Beautiful  that went viral and Nene Leakes twitter rant that followed. I actually didn’t blog about that twitter rant. Despite what the Nene STANs feel about this blog, I couldn’t possibly blog about her every rant.  Click through the jump for the tea on today’s interview.

White explained his comments  in the Hello Beautiful interview by saying, “I never had any beef with Nene. I was talking about images and being careful what we celebrate in the media.Please understand I do not hate anyone let alone black women that raised me. I am fighting for the images of black women.”

Here is the except from the interview that caused the controversy:

Do you think Tyler Perry only depicts black people in a negative light? There are a lot of black people who fit into the stereotype but there are a lot of black people who don’t.

“You can’t call it a stereotype if it’s the majority. The most prevalent image in ‘urban society’ right now is women like Nene. If there’s a fight that breaks out on Love & Hip Hop those people are on every blog, the cover of every magazine the next week. It’s not Taraji or Gabrielle, it’s whoever just got into a fist fight. Tyler’s not stereotyping, he’s holding up a mirror and people are mad at him because people don’t want to look at that image in that way.”

White indicated in the press at the time that author of the article, Shamika Sanders, wrote the article in the most unflattering way possible.  Sanders does begin the article by inserting a mean-spirited bias stating that. ” I concluded that he has something – maybe not “hate” – but something… a gripe perhaps, not only with black women, but the black race.” Sanders lists “journalism major” in her brief bio but something tells me she didn’t complete that degree or attend many classes. Bias aside, the typos (fixed) in the brief quote above as well as the use of ‘sic’ inappropriately (deleted) on several occasions makes me tend to believe that Sander’s  not likely to be a Peabody award winner any time soon.

That said, the interview with Wendy Williams had an odd feel to it. Williams asked White about the reaction from black women when he married his Latina wife.  White replied, “I caught a little flack but it’s a table setter for positive discussion”. It seems that White can’t promote the movie or share fun stories from the set because he is to busy discussing racial bias and stereotypes. I suppose that is to be expected if you are in a Tyler Perry film. White does come off a bit “whitewashed” for lack of a better term in his speech and demeanor. He has a awkward demeanor that is a bit off putting in a general since. The whole interview just seemed awkward. Then, at the end, White and Williams enjoyed some chocolate covered bacon to bring the segment some sweet closure. The bacon was wrapped in white chocolate.


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