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Last week we announced Bossip’s “Jankiest Xmas Gift Ever Sweeps” contest giving readers a chance to win a $1,000 AMEX gift card by uploading pics of the worst gifts they’ve ever received for Christmas. The entries are in and we’ve chosen five Editor’s Picks that take the cake.
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Good tidings and cheer aren’t all the holidays bring. There’s also plenty of stress, dwindling funds, family drama, and did we mention stress? Almost as soon as the relatives roll up, the foolishness starts to roll out, so in honor of A Madea Christmas, which hits theaters December 13, we’re presenting Madea’s Guide To Surviving The Holidays. Follow these tips and you won’t get got this Christmas season.
Get all of your cooking and cleanting out of the way early
Preparation is key to having peace of mind this time of year. Make sure your house is already cleant to perfection before guests arrive and you’ll want to make sure your fridge is stocked for whipping up Holiday meals, lest you have to pull one of these Fast Food runs.
Christmas is supposed to be the most wonderful time of the year, but it can quickly turn into the worst when you’re on the receiving end of a bad gift.
We’ve all been there before. Someone just knew we would love a candle instead of the gift card we actually wrote on our list to Santa. Or even worse — someone made us a present that was supposed to be sentimental but came off as plain ol’ cheap.
Well, you’re in luck this holiday season because that bad Christmas gift you got last year could win you a huge prize from Madea!
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Author Charing Ball just said the other day that it would probably be a good idea if Tyler Perry hung up his Madea costume for good. But of course, seeing as much money as these movies make, you might be able to understand why Perry is having a ‘can’t stop won’t stop’ mentality. The trailer for his upcoming Madea movie, “A Madea Christmas,” has just been released and it actually had us chuckling.
If you need a reminder, the plot goes like this:
“Madea gets coaxed into helping a friend pay her daughter a surprise visit in the country for Christmas, but the biggest surprise is what they’ll find when they arrive. As the small, rural town prepares for its annual Christmas Carnival, new secrets are revealed and old relationships are tested while Madea dishes her own brand of Christmas Spirit to all.”
So basically, Madea goes with her friend Eileen (Anna Maria Horsford) and they find out that the woman’s daughter (Tika Sumpter) is dating a white man (Eric Lively), living on a farm, and doing the whole rural thing. Madea of course struggles to get along with the white fella’s family (who is a little bit backwards/redneck-ish), and comedy ensues.
Check out the trailer for yourself and let us know what you think. A Madea Christmas comes out on December 13, just in time for the holidays. Will you go see it?
Apparently Tyler Perry has another film coming out, just in time for the holiday season, which is said to be a well acted and produced heartwarming tale of some of the most respectable black and gender progressive characters ever witness on screen. Just kidding, it’s another Madea film:
From Shadow & Act:
“Initial word was that another YouTube celeb Sweet Brown (“Ain’t nobody got time for that”) had been cast in Tyler Perry’s A Madea Christmas, which is due out this X-mas holiday.But, that still hasn’t been officially confirmed, whether by Sweet Brown herself, or Tyler Perry. While we wait with bated breath for that confirmation, another YouTube celeb, Antoine Dodson, has revealed for the first time, in an interview with Hip Hollywood, that he will appear in that Tyler Perry film. Remember Antoine Dodson from 2 years ago or so – Mr “Hide yo kids, hide yo wife, and hide yo husband…”Might both Dodson and Sweet Brown appear in A Madea’s Christmas?”
Honestly, if you thought the joke here is that both Sweet “Ain’t Nobody Got Time for That” Brown and Antoine “Hide Yo Wife, Hide Yo Kids…” Dodson are possibly going to utter their catch phrases on the big screen, you are wrong – okay, I’ll settle for half-right. But most definitely, the other part of the punchline here is that after raking in millions; inking lucrative deals with Oprah and helping Lionsgate reach a company milestone at the Box Office, why the heck is Perry still making Madea flicks?
Some of you are likely thinking: “why exactly would he stop making Madea films, especially if they are making him money?” Good point. Excellent point actually. If someone paid me a gazillion bucks to do the same task for the rest of my life, no matter how monotonous it would become, I would have a pretty hard time justifying saying “no.” However, I also think that as an artist, Tyler Perry should be accountable to his craft. And a part of that is giving his fans quality work – even if it is the monotonous confides of Madea.
And this is not a dig at the Madea character. Nor a slight about black men in dresses. Although not one of my favorite Perry creations, I can definitely see what makes Madea both charming and relatable. On those rainy Sundays, I have been known to line up a Madea flick or stage play and cackle too at her wise-cracking yet whimsical down-hominess. And although the films’ stories themselves are often seen as low quality, preachy and regressive, there are certain nuances there, which let you know that at the very least, Perry has put some thought into his message and his craft. Well, he used to put thought into them anyway.
More specifically, the last two films Madea’s Happy Family and Madea’s Witness Protection Program, were just unbearable to even watch. I don’t care if it was a thunderstorm with hail and 80mph wind gust, I would rather find an activity outside in that before being forced to finish watching the half-hearted Madea’s Witness Protection Program. In fact, the last couple of Madea films had plots, which were so rushed and thrown together, that it makes you wonder if Perry has run out of ideas or he just does not care about the Madea character anymore? Either way, the reality is that Madea has become an old gag, whose time has come. And as someone, who sees herself as sort of a fan of Madea, I kind of feel insulted that Perry would ruin his most treasured staple character, just for the sake of squeezing every single monetary value out of her.
In a recent conversation with a friend, we came up with our very own list of potential Madea themes which Perry hasn’t explore yet, including: Madea visits the country of Africa; Madea goes to Mars; Madea drives a church van; Madea runs with the bulls; Madea tries out Zumba for the first time; Madea finds a quarter; Madea cuts a rap album; Madea sees a movie; and my personal favorite, Madea Pope. Of course, we were being factitious but ten bucks says that within that lot of ideas, and possible film titles, is Perry’s next Madea flick.
If not a full retirement, at least Perry should consider giving her a break for about a decade. You know, until some new ideas come to fruition. I mean, I know we are just talking about campy flicks here but even camp has standards. Perhaps it is time to let someone else don the paisley-printed moo-moo for a change? I know Orlando Jones made a tongue-and-cheek pitch for the job last April Fool’s Day. The irony is that Perry didn’t find Jones’ Madea joke very funny…
Antoine Dodson is having a very interesting/blessed year. After deciding that he wasn’t going to be gay anymore due to his decision to become a black Hebrew Israelite, he started dating women, and since then, he found at that he’s going to be a father. But that’s not all he’s got going on! In an interview with HipHopHollywood (via Skype), Dodson revealed that he has a role in Tyler Perry’s A Madea Christmas, which comes out December 13. Clearly excited about the opportunity, he spoke on what it was like to work with Perry, and how he never expected to have so much success from just talking to the news about that crazy a** rapist a few years ago that he alerted folks to hide their wives and their kids from.
“I did the Madea’s Christmas with Tyler Perry, and that’s coming out December 13 so I’ve been working, putting in work. It’s so crazy, he’s serious about his work I love being around him and he cast. Everybody was so great, they treated me like I’ve been doing this for years. You know what I’m saying? It’s awesome. It’s awesome. I just can’t believe all this accumulated and happened off of one interview. It wasn’t even meant to be put on YouTube and stuff like that, it was just an interview alerting the people in the community. The people in the community never thought I would be alerting people worldwide and everybody else around the world was like, yeah, I’m having those problems too.”
Ironically, earlier in the year it was reported that Sweet Brown, another Internet sensation, was going to have a part in this same Tyler Perry film. All that made sense considering that Perry is reportedly the one that spread the original video of her news interview about the fire she encountered while trying to get a cold pop. And with his most diverse cast in years (aka, a slew of white folks), it seems Perry is giving everybody a chance to shine in his latest Madea movie. Congratulations to Dodson, because he definitely is putting in work to keep his 15 minutes on the fame clock running!
Hey, I guess as they say, if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it. And as much money as Tyler Perry is raking in for dressing up as Madea, there’s no need to put down the wig and fake breasts yet.
So whether you’re a Madea fan or not, you better get ready, because Tyler Perry’s A Madea Christmas is on its way. It will be Perry’s second film of the year after Temptations, and is set to be released on December 13. It stars Perry, of course, Tika Sumpter, former One Tree Hill star Chad Michael Murray, comedian Larry the Cable Guy, Anna Maria Horsford, and more.
As for the plot, Madea finds herself being coaxed into helping a friend make a surprise visit to see her daughter in the country for Christmas. When they get there, mischief and drama ensues when secrets are revealed. As the synopsis says, despite all that, “Madea dishes her own brand of Christmas Spirit to all.”
As for the actual trailer, which you’ll find above, in it, Madea is dressed like Santa Claus, checking kids who want extravagant things under the tree for Christmas (“You know if you want a TV, you need a J-O-B”), and she/he provides the usual sass and wit. It definitely brings at least a light chuckle or two, but will the whole movie? You’ll have to wait and see when it comes out just in time for the holiday season. Perry fans are sure to love it, while the detractors will probably tell you how they really feel in 5, 4, 3, 2…
Will you check out A Madea Christmas when it comes out?
Sweet Brown In A Movie!? You’ve Got Time For That: YouTube Star To Appear In Tyler Perry’s “A Madea Christmas”
If you couldn’t get enough of Sweet Brown in that commercial she did for a dentist in Oklahoma, word on the street is, not only is she somehow going to be the co-host of Cheaters soon, but according to Gawker, she’ll have a part in Tyler Perry’s A Madea Christmas, which we previously told you has a cast that has been lacking in color all around. But now, they might have one of the most colorful people around in Sweet Brown to liven things up.
While Gawker doesn’t list their source, according to Shadow and Act, it was Perry who posted the original video of Sweet Brown after escaping that apartment fire on his Facebook page (after finding it so funny that it needed to be shared–great idea). And on top of that, if Perry can cast Kim Kardashian in a serious role (Temptation), it actually makes sense to put the very comical Sweet Brown in…well, a comedy.
In all truthfulness, I’m happy for Sweet Brown. Compared to other YouTube sensations like Antoine Dodson who haven’t truly capitalized on their 15 minutes of fame and turned it into something promising (aside from maybe trying to perform during a break at the BET Hip Hop Awards), she’s out here working hard to be seen. She even got to swap spit with Shemar Moore on Watch What Happens Live! (Though he likes to kiss strangers a little too much for me.) And she seems like a pretty cool person, so good luck to her! Hopefully she’ll end up in some other movie roles in the future, because I wouldn’t put my money on A Madea Christmas being a big hit…just saying.
A White Christmas For Real: Tyler Perry Preps “A Madea Christmas” With Larry The Cable Guy And Chad Michael Murray
It’s 2013, and just when you thought you were safe, news breaks that Madea will be back for another year of foolery. *sighs*
Tyler Perry has announced his new project, A Madea Christmas. The movie will hit theaters on December 13 of this year, and per the usual, Perry will continue to write, direct, and star as crazy Mabel “Madea” Simmons. This is not out of the ordinary. But it seems by the casting that Perry wants to continue to diversify the people in his projects as opposed to just continuing to cast black people and appealing solely to the black audience (particularly, black women). It all started changing with Madea’s Witness Protection, and it continues with A Madea Christmas. According to Shadow and Act, the cast will include everyone from the comical Larry The Cable Guy (“Git-R-Done!”), former One Tree Hill star, Chad Michael Murray, Kathy Najimy from throwback Hocus Pocus and Sister Act fame, and actor Eric Lively, who is the brother of former Gossip Girl star Blake Lively. If it helps, actress Tika Sumpter will also reportedly be part of the cast according to Shadow and Act…so that’s one if you were keeping count. This is a big contrast from the stage play cast, which featured Cheryl Pepsi Riley and a bevvy of other black stars. But hey, this movie is in the early stages, so things could change.
As for the plot of the movie, Madea helps a friend visit her daughter in the country for the holidays, but when they get there, the run into some very “interesting” people and scenarios that we’re sure Madea will cuss out and pull a gun on for sh**s and giggles. As the synopsis says, “As the small, rural town prepares for its annual Christmas Carnival, new secrets are revealed and old relationships are tested while Madea dishes her own brand of Christmas Spirit to all.”
But of course. Would you check out the movie based on the story and the cast so far? While I’m all for Tyler trying to do what he can do to reach the mainstream audience and that mainstream money, it’s going to be hard with these same ‘ol, same ‘ol storylines. And the last thing he wants to do is start alienating the audience who has gone out of their way to spend their hard-earned money on his films. I’m all for mixing it up, but hopefully he can do so more evenly. Just saying…