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Tyler Perry Trademarks ‘What Would Jesus Do’

Box-office mainstay scores a coup in owning the popular phrase

If Tyler Perry is planning to create a ‘What Would Jesus Do’ movie, he can…

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Cool Jobs: Successful TV Writer Talks Molding Hit Shows

With a resume that includes Tyler Perry Studios, Tanya Hoffler's got what it takes

Industry vet Tanya Hoffler of Tyler Perry Studios details writing for major sitcoms, and key…

By Daron Pressley

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Tyler Perry Comedy ‘Love Thy Neighbor’ Returns June 25

The series makes the rounds back at The Love Train Diner

The show is a half-hour comedy set at The Love Train Diner, a family run…

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Cast Announced for New Tyler Perry Show

The name of the new series is “If Loving You is Wrong”

The new series, premiering September 2014, follows the relationships of a group of husbands and…

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No More Madea: Tyler Perry To Stop Filmmaking, Focus on OWN Projects

The Hollywood powerhouse will work on his four television series for now

Will you miss his films?

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Nia Long Talks ‘The Single Moms Club’

Nia Long talks co-starring with son Massai in the film 'Single Moms Club'

Nia Long can be found in countless movies over the course of her 43 years

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Spike Lee Changes Heart About Tyler Perry

What caused the change of heart?

A few years ago Spike Lee and Tyler Perry had a very public disagreement regarding…

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Fans Petition Oprah to Have Tyler Perry Kicked Off OWN

Oprah fans called Tyler Perry's work "malt liquor" for the community

Oprah fans want her to dump Tyler Perry from the network

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Tyler Perry on Spike Lee: “I’ve Always Been a Fan of His”

Filmmaker speaks on his supposed rivalry with the 'Malcolm X' director

The director tells Oprah he respects Spike Lee

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Tyler Perry Makes a $100,000 Donation to Ohio Schools

Makes a surprise visit to Finland Middle School in Columbus, Ohio

Tyler Perry makes a sizable donation to help student athletes in Ohio

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Tyler Perry Sued For Allegedly Stealing Temptation Script

A small town Indiana screenwriter sues Tyler Perry for script theft.

Tyler Perry is being sued for allegedly stealing a Gary, Indiana writer’s screenplay for ‘Temptation:…

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Natural Knack: 5 Successful Celebs With No Formal Training

Savvy professionals who advanced by experience and hard work

These savvy professionals found success in their field by experience, not years of classroom education.

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Oprah OWN’s Network Reveals 2 New Tyler Perry Shows

The titles of two Tyler Perry shows are announced

“The Haves and Have Nots” and “Love Thy Neighbor” will be the shows featured on…

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Tyler Perry Sued for Allegedly Stealing Movie Plot

Do you think she's telling the truth?

An author is suing Tyler Perry for $225,000 alleging that Perry stole the plot of…

By Demetria Irwin

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Former Tyler Perry Studios Exec Talks Branching Out and Producing Quality Programming

Bobbcat Films founder leads with two P's: passion and preparation

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We have good news for you. You can have…

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Nia Long and Gabourey Sidibe to Star in New Movies

Are these two actresses on your favorites list?

Nia Long and Gabby Sidibe each have snagged roles in upcoming films.

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What’s REALLY Keeping You Out of the One Percent?

Dennis Kimbro's new book, "The Wealth Choice," makes the compelling case that becoming a millionaire is not a matter of chance or connections, but of choice.

Why do some of us become millionaires, even billionaires, while the majority of the rest…

By Alfred Edmond, Jr.

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Halle Berry’s ‘Cloud Atlas’ is a Bust at the Box Office

Tyler Perry bested Halle Berry at the box office

Tyler Perry bested Halle Berry at the box office

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Movie Round Up: Alex Cross Flunks Horribly at Box Office

Tyler may not "cross" this road again

Tyler may not “cross” this road again

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Oprah’s OWN Network Woos Tyler Perry

OWN's going scripted

OWN’s going scripted

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Tasha Smith: Tyler Perry’s Muse Puts Work Into Her Marriage (Literally)

The actress teams up with her husband for her latest business ventures

 
Actress Tasha Smith is best known for her breakthrough role as the vivacious Angela Williams…

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‘Waiting to Exhale’ Sequel Screenwriter Michael Elliot Shares His Homeless to Hollywood Story

Michael Elliot, screenwriter for the highly anticipated 'Waiting to Exhale' sequel, 'Brown Sugar' and 'Just Wright' talks Hollywood, homelessness and Tyler Perry

By Lathleen Ade-Brown
We’ve all seen the films Brown Sugar, Like Mike and Just Wright, but little…

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Black Blogger Month: BlackFilm.com, The Web’s Leading Man

As editor of BlackFilm.com, Wilson Morales shines the spotlight on Black films and talent that mainstream Hollywood often overlooks

As editor of BlackFilm.com, Wilson Morales shines the spotlight on Black films and talent that…

By Danielle Kwateng

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What ‘Think Like a Man’ Success Means for Black Hollywood

Film producer, Datari Turner reflects on the lasting impact of the surprise blockbuster on the state of Black films and televison

Independent film producer Datari Turner believes there’s room for more than one Black experience in…

By Souleo

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Last week, news broke about two African American men, Christopher Johnson and Nathaniel Claybrooks, filing a class action lawsuit against the producers of The Bachelor and The Bachelorette. The men claim that they were rejected from being cast on the popular reality show because they are Black. In 20+ seasons of the long running show, there has never been an African American contestant.

While the rest of the world argues the validity and diversity of reality television’s latest bachelors, BlackEnterprise.com rounded up a list of the hottest 10 single brothers that should be on your radar. Not only are these men easy on the eyes but they’re all certified movers and shakers, too. Ladies, you’re welcome. —Bridgette Bartlett of Black Bridal Bliss

10 Eligible Black Men ‘The Bachelor’ Should Cast

Reality TV casting agents for The Bachelor may have a hard time finding men of color but here are a few good men

After two African American men sued producers of the The Bachelor for racial discrimination here’s…

By Bridgette Bartlett

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Driving While Black: Welcome to the Club, Tyler Perry

Even if you’re as rich as Tyler Perry, chances are you will be racially profiled

Movie mogul Tyler Perry recently became the victim of racial profiling as Atlanta police pulled…

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Backtalk with Tasha Smith

Tasha Smith is the around-the-way girl from Camden, New Jersey, who fans know as the…

By Kenya N. Byrd

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The Oscars have been the source of lauding and loathing for many in the African American community, from those in the field to those in the audience. This year was an unforgettable one, as actresses Octavia Spencer and Viola Davis received nominations (with Spencer going home with a win as Best Supporting Actress), some criticism, and many well-wishes from peers and fans alike. 


As the Oscars buzz continues, BlackEnterprise.com caught up with five top black talents in front of and behind the cameras to talk their career triumphs and challenges, why they continue to pursue their dreams and the Hollywood politics they navigate daily. ---Christian Law

Black Hollywood Talent Talk Careers and the Politics of the Hollywood

Five professionals to watch in 2012 dish on Tinseltown triumphs and challenges

These top black actors and Hollywood professionals to watch discuss career triumphs and how politics…

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Basketball Wives’ Royce Reed Creates Her Own Reality on Stage

The reality star rebrands herself with budding acting career and series of youth-centered books

Using her notoriety from reality TV, the budding businesswoman breaks into acting with Platanos &…

By Amber McKynzie

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This Sunday, February 26, 2012, the 84th annual Academy Awards will be held in Hollywood, gathering together all of the film industry’s biggest names. While Eddie Murphy, who backed out on hosting duties, might be absent, there will be a plethora of African American actors and actresses both as attendees and nominees. Namely, Viola Davis and Octavia Spencer, who both earned nods for their exceptional work in The Help. Given that both women are favored to take home a golden statuette (only time will tell), BlackEnterprise.com Decodes the financial impact of an Oscar win by looking back at the select few African Americans performers who have struck gold on Hollywood’s biggest night. —Darralynn Hutson

The Oscars Decoded: 12 Black Actors Who Won & Their Career Impact

An examination of the dozen African American thespians who excelled in their craft on Hollywood's biggest night

With The Help’s Viola Davis & Octavia Spencer up for Oscars at the 84th Academy…

By Darralynn Hutson

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Singer/songwriter Kandi Burress shows off her Kandi Koated Spades

Kandi Koated Spades Creators on the Business of Mobile Apps

Video game enthusiasts find success with mobile game designed specifically for people of color

Created by Konsole Kingz, Kandi Koated Spades proves successful for singer/songwriter Kandi Burress

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Tasha Smith: For Better or Worse

The star of Tyler Perry's 'For Better or Worse' series confronts those "angry black woman" accusations

Tasha Smith, the star of Tyler Perry’s ‘For Better or For Worse’ series, confronts the…

By Kenya N. Byrd

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In the News: Cornel West and Princeton Part Ways; Tyler Perry Backs Kim Kardashian Casting and More

A few noteworthy headlines around the Web

See what’s going on in the world with today’s compilation of news around the Web

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5 Famous People You May Never See at Occupy Wall Street

See who made the list on BE Next

In wake of the recent induced dispersal of Occupy Wall Street protesters, Black Enterprise’s BE…

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2011 Fall TV Preview: 13 Shows Worth Watching this Season

With a batch of new and returning programs here's a guide of what needs your support

Every fall the networks release their fall TV lineups, which include a slew of new…

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In the News: Lionsgate May Launch Tyler TV; Police Force Beefs Up in London and More

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See what’s going on in the world with today’s compilation of news around the web

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It’s a known fact that a celebrity’s career rarely includes only one single job. Any multi-faceted entertainer—be it actor, artist, or both—learns fairly quickly that the key to climbing the success ladder is through constant diversification. Making money in various markets guarantees a well-rounded (and long-lasting) career. With the fickle tastes and short attention spans of most audiences, it’s only necessary to jump into multiple roles, bulking up pockets and fan bases equally.  Many artists have made the migration from musicians to actors, film producers, authors and all around entrepreneurs. Such transitory career goals have allowed many artists to garner successes they never achieved during their time solely working as musicians. As part of our continued Black Music Month coverage, BlackEnterprise.com has compiled a list of 11 celebs that started out as artists and have since evolved into well-oiled self-entities. —Kathy Iandoli

11 Successful Artist Brands Beyond Music

Music is only the beginning of building a brand that's something these artists know well

Artists like Jay-Z, Will Smith, Beyonce and will.i.am are multi-millionaires solely because of their music,…

By Kathy Iandoli

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My Oprah Experience: The Final Taping of Oprah’s Legendary Talk Show

Author and BE.com host Karen Taylor Bass scored two tickets to the star-studded finale of the Oprah Winfrey Show, and talks about the soul-stirring day

Author and BE.com host Karen Taylor Bass scored two tickets to the grand start-studded finale,…

By Karen Taylor Bass

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Take A White Person to See ‘My Big Fly Black Wedding’

If you really want to see more great films about black people, urge your non-black friends to see "Jumping The Broom"

I am not satisfied with just black people going out to see Jumping The Broom,…

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In the News: Formal Investigation on Michelle Obama’s Air Scare; Hear Tyler Perry Tell Spike Lee Where to Go; Marilyn Davenport Apologizes for Chimp Email

Headlines from around the Web

Headlines from around the Web

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In the News: Black Studies Academic Manning Marable Dead at 60; Tyler Perry & Lionsgate Extend Deal; Mixed Chicks File Suit vs. Sally Beauty Supply

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Lionsgate Broadens Partnership with Tyler Perry

Tyler Perry and Lionsgate announced yesterday they are renewing…

By Janel Martinez

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Over the course of the past decade Tyler Perry has dominated. His stage plays, motion pictures, DVDs, sitcom series, online talk show and book, based on commentaries from his popular character of Madea, have collectively grossed hundreds of millions of dollars. As the most commercially successful Black filmmaker in history, Perry is quickly making his way to billionaire status not by following the rules but by breaking them. Staying true to his core audience and pushing his message of family values, the media mogul has a lock on a lucrative slice of the African American market. Whether you love him or you hate him, you definitely can’t ignore him. If there’s still any doubt, here are a few reminders of Perry’s influence.

Tyler Perry Decoded: The Deals, the Brand, the Influence

A breakdown of the media mogul's empire and reach by the numbers

A breakdown of the media mogul’s empire and reach by the numbers

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Vivica A. Fox: Making Power Moves Behind the Scenes

The veteran actress has kept her brand going and portfolio expanding by generating income both on-screen and off

The veteran actress has kept her brand going and portfolio expanding by generating income both…

By Kenya N. Byrd

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Black Enterprise’s 6th Annual Women of Power Summit is fast approaching, kicking off in two weeks, February 23, 2011.  What better way to prepare for the opening ceremony than to explore our top 10 Women of Power picks ? Check out the montage of savvy businesswomen, media mavens, and political powerhouses who are leaving their mark on history in their own way.--Janel Martinez

Top 10: Women of Power

Businesswomen, media mavens, and political powerhouses who are leaving their mark on history in their own way

Black Enterprise’s 6th annual Women of Power Summit is fast approaching, kicking off in two…

By Janel Martinez

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Did Tyler Perry Pull It Off? ‘For Colored Girls’ Thandie Newton Weighs In

Talks about Perry's big risk, comparisons to 'Precious' and importance of trying something new

Thandie Newton admits it wasn’t easy playing Tangie in Tyler Perry’s For Colored Girls, which…

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Kerry Washington Shines at Urbanworld Film Festival

Actress talks "breathtaking" roles and best money advice

Actress Kerry Washington discusses the Urbanworld Film Festival, the best money advice she’s received, and…

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Watch: Actress Kim Fields Stays in the Game, Part 2

Multitalented actress discusses the business of filmmaking.

Kim Fields is the new host of BET's Lens on Talent.
We spoke to veteran actress,…

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WATCH: Actress Kim Fields Stays in the Game, Part 1

The multitalented actress talks about her life in entertainment, then and now.

After decades of playing characters in front of the camera, Kim Fields has taken to…

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No. 29: Tyler Perry, The Hollywood Hitmaker

Follow the Black Enterprise 40th Anniversary countdown of the most impactful black business leaders of the past 40 years

In celebration of our 40th anniversary, Black Enterprise ranks the Titans: The 40 Most Powerful…

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Lee Daniels:  Director Lee Daniels, could be the first African American to take home the Academy Award for best director this weekend. His award-winning film Precious: Based on the Novel Push by Sapphire, about a physically, emotionally, and sexually abused, HIV-positive, 350 lb black teenager, elicited tears and feelings of outrage from audiences who saw the movie. Precious has been nominated for 60 different awards and won 53 of them. Despite its worldwide acclaim, the movie has only made $47.2 million at the box office. Now he is concentrating on production for the movie, Selma, about mid-century civil rights marches.  (Image source: Lions Gate Entertainment)

Black Directors, Their Movies, and The Money

A look at the top selling black directors and the movies they made popular

<p><strong>Lee Daniels</strong>: Director Lee Daniels, could be the first African American to take home…

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Jobless rates for blacks declines; Twitter use high

News Roundup

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Tyler Perry’s Madea Goes to Jail Pt. 1

Actor and Director Tyler Perry discusses his career and the challenges of making successful movies.

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Tyler Perry’s Madea Goes to Jail Pt. 2

Actor and Director Tyler Perry discusses his career and the challenges of making successful movies.

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Tyler Perry Studios, WGA Reach Agreement

Deal covers residuals, other benefits for guild writers

After more than five months of negotiations over writers’ contracts that included residuals and other…

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Tyler Perry and Barack Obama

What do the two have in common? A Hollywood movie

Since coming onto the national scene at the 2004 Democratic National Convention, White House presidential…

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