Tyler Perry shocked by AI’s progress; can jobs still be saved?

Tyler Perry has paused development of a massive studio expansion, saying tools like OpenAI’s Sora have interefered. Tyler Perry is one of the most successful names in Hollywood, creating an empire that is now worth an estimated $1 billion. Pretty good for a guy who made his name dressing up as a sassy elderly woman. … Read more

Matthew Perry, Jonathan Majors, Barbenheimer & More

We count down the biggest pop culture stories of 2023, including the strikes, Barbenheimer, Jonathan Majors and Matthew Perry. 2023 was supposed to be an excellent year for movies. Now that people were no longer reluctant to return to the theatres due to COVID, the year was expected to be peppered with blockbusters, making this … Read more

Zac Efron cites Mickey Rourke in The Wrestler and the late Matthew Perry as inspirations

Zac Efron cites Mickey Rourke’s performance in The Wrestler as an inspiration, while regretting not reaching out to Matthew Perry. Zac Efron’s earning some of the best reviews of his career for his starring role as Kevin Von Erich in The Iron Claw (check out our rave here). Despite often being cast as a pretty … Read more

Staying Connected: Gelila Bekele and Armani Ortiz on Maxine’s Baby: The Tyler Perry Story | Interviews

“Maxine’s Baby: The Tyler Perry Story” is an eye-opening documentary helmed by Gelila Bekele, who has a son with Perry, and Armani Ortiz, who has worn numerous hats at Tyler Perry Studios in Atlanta, which is the largest film studio in the United States. Their film chronicles the origins of Perry’s work, which spawned from … Read more

Maxine’s Baby: The Tyler Perry Story movie review (2023)

The two most effective parts are the section about Perry’s abuse by his father, who beat him bloody on the regular, and the section analyzing the appeal of Perry’s staggeringly successful run as a self-made theater impresario who could sell out venues with thousands of seats by telling stories about working-class, church-attending, mostly culturally conservative Black characters like … Read more

Black Harvest Film Festival 2023 Highlights: John Singleton, Tyler Perry, and A Vibrant Artistic Community | Festivals & Awards

It’s been a year since the festival’s co-founder, the dearly missed Sergio Mims, passed away. Celebrating its 29th iteration, the first program directly untouched by Mims, the festival conjured a theme that implicitly connected the gathering to its enduring past while looking toward a necessary future. Lead Curator Jada-Amina and Coordinator Nick Leffel rang the … Read more

Matt LeBlanc & Courteney Cox pay tribute to Matthew Perry

Matt LeBlanc and Courteney Cox have paid tribute to their late co-star Matthew Perry on Instagram, sending “much love” to the actor. The One Where Joey & Monica Say Goodbye. After taking time out to process their beloved cast-mate’s death, Matt LeBlanc and Courteney Cox have paid tribute to his late friend and onscreen roommate … Read more

‘Friends’ Episodes on Max Now Include Matthew Perry Tribute

The TV world is still reeling from the loss of Friends star Matthew Perry, who was found dead at his home in Los Angeles over the weekend. No cause of death has been announced, but reportedly there are no indications of any sort of foul play involved. Perry was only 54 years old. Tributes to Perry continue … Read more