Mariah Carey and Russell Simmons, Art For Life Charity Event
Mariah Carey, Nick Cannon, and Tyler Perry are just a few of the celebs that came out to help raise raise over $2 million Russell Simmons’s 13th Annual ‘Art for Life’ charity event on Saturday.
Simmons hosted his annual Art for Life fundraiser at his East Hampton, New York home and dozens of celebrities showed up to support of the Rush Philanthropic Arts Foundation, which gives underprivileged children better access to arts programs.
This yearâ€™s event honored recording artists Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon, Betsy Z. Cohen (Bancorp Inc.), Tamia and Grant Hill (The Grant Hill Foundation), and Marc J. Leder (Sun Capital Partners Inc.). The main event was hosted by CNNâ€™s Soledad Oâ€™Brien hosted the evening, while Star Jones led the Rush Kids Auction. Musical performances included Anita Baker, Salt-N-Pepa, Melanie Fiona and Diggy Simmons.
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Jennifer Holiday returns to DREAMGIRLS as the original “Effe”, at the MUNY in St Louis and brings along a friend. Seems Tyler Perry’s House of Payne Star “Demetria McKinney” to play the role of Deena. Surprised?!!! Well, I’m not. She does put me in the mindset of Beyonce in Dreamgirls, What do you think? Read More »
Tyler Perry’s latest comedy is taking a fourth place finish at the movie box office. “Madea’s Witness Protection” took in 26-point-four-million-dollars to open at number four and log Perry’s fourth-highest opening weekend. The top movie at the box office this weekend was the Seth MacFarlane-Mark Wahlberg comedy “Ted.” Read More »
Tyler Perry hit a roadblock in his pursuit of his Dream movie. EURweb reports the filmmaker expressed interest in producing a film with Diana Ross, but apparently, she wonâ€™t return his calls.
â€œSheâ€™s been ignoring me for years,â€ Perry told Essence.com while promoting his latest movie, Madeaâ€™s Witness Protection. â€œSheâ€™s the only person that I have dreamed of working with that will not return my phone calls.â€ Read More »
Talk about making major moves. Eurweb reports the Queen of Hip Hop soul landed a huge gig to play the role of the wife of Malcolm X.
Sheâ€™ll portray Dr. Betty Shabazz in the upcoming TV film, â€œParallel Lives,â€ which captures the lives of Shabazz and Coretta Scott King and the relationship they shared as the wives of two slain civil rights icons.
The singer is serious about her developing job in drama and told the press that sheâ€™s studying Mrs. Shabazz.
Beginning her acting career in Tyler Perryâ€™s â€œI Can Do Bad All By Myself,â€ Blige has grown significantly on screen.
Since deciding to become competitive in the drama industry, sheâ€™s taken acting lessons, and has equipped herself with an acting coach, piano coach, and dialect coach. Read More »
According toÂ RadarOnline, “Whitney Houstonâ€™sÂ daughterÂ Bobbi Kristina BrownÂ hasÂ walked off her new TV show,Â Tyler Perryâ€™s For Better or Worse.
Tyler Perry returns as Americaâ€™s favorite brash, no-holds-barred grandma in Lionsgateâ€™s TYLER PERRYâ€™S MADEAâ€™S WITNESS PROTECTION, an outrageous culture clash comedy that also stars Eugene Levy, Denise Richards and Doris Roberts. Read More »
Tyler Perry Studios went down in flames last night after Atlanta Fire Rescue was dispatched to the studios near Greenbriar Parkway.
“The fire’s out, but the cause remains under investigation,” Capt. Jolyon Bundrige with the Atlanta Fire Department told the AJC just before 11 p.m.
Last night the AJC reports, “that several fire units were still on the scene, “conducting a damage assessment, including salvage and overhaul.”
Firefighters were able to contain the blaze to one building in the center of the 30-acre complex owned by Atlanta filmmaker Perry, Bundrige said. The first report of a fire came in at 8:41 p.m., and before it was over, more than 100 firefighters had responded to a blaze that quickly escalated to four alarms.
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Lionsgate has released the teaser trailer for Tyler Perry’s New Movie Madea’s Witness Protection, which will be hitting theaters on June 29. Written, directed, produced by and starring Perry 42, the comedy also stars Eugene Levy, Doris Roberts, Tom Arnold, Denise Richards, Danielle Campbell, Devan Leos, Romeo, John Amos and Marla Gibbs. Read More »