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Tyler Perry Fans Go Hard: “The Haves And The Have Nots” Turns Out To Be OWN’s Highest Rated Series Debut…EVER
All that advertising and those commercials with Tyler Perry standing in a suit, talking in a deep voice next to the OWN logo, paid off big time. Why? Because The Haves and The Have Nots, aka, the new Tyler Perry show that looks just like a soap opera you might see on CBS (but with more black people), brought in the highest ratings for a series debuting on OWN. Oprah’s definitely somewhere bankhead bouncing to this news.
According to S&A, the debut episode of the series brought in a whopping 1.77 million viewers, and the second episode, which came on right after the premiere last night, raked in 1.8 million viewers in its 10 p.m. time slot, easily making the show the best debut of any show on Oprah’s young and once struggling network. While the success of the premiere might have a lot to do with the aforementioned advertising, I think we can all agree that it also has a lot to do with the massive following Perry has. Whether the masses love his work or love to hate it, there’s a whole sector of black folks who loved House of Payne, Meet The Browns and For Better or Worse when they were on TBS. And they probably love them some Oprah too, so it makes sense that they would be amped about the partnership between Perry and Oprah, and would flock to the new show.
And if that’s not enough for them, tonight, Perry’s other new show, Love Thy Neighbor, with his popular stage-play character Hattie Mae Love, premieres at 9 p.m.
Do you think that show will score similarly huge numbers? Do you think the success of The Haves and The Have Nots will continue?
Tyler Perry Actors Tamela And David Mann Finally Have Their Dream Wedding 25 Years After Saying ‘I Do’
You recognize these faces don’t you? Gospel singer Tamela Mann and comedic actor David Mann have been more than gainfully employed by Tyler Perry over the last decade, with both actors starring in several of the director/screenwriter/producer’s plays and feature films. Well something you may or may not have known is that the couple is actually a husband-wife duo (not that their names didn’t tip you off), and over this past weekend they walked down the aisle for the first time together, despite having legally wed back in 1988. Tamela told Us Weekly:
“When we got married 25 years ago, we didn’t have enough money for a wedding.”
The 46-year-olds even had to borrow a ring to symbolize their union. Thankfully, they were now able to put those Tyler Perry dollars to use and have the wedding they’ve been dreaming of for over two decades. On April 20, Tamela and David renewed their vows in front of family and friends in Dallas, TX, in a ceremony — and wedding dress — Tamela spent months working on.
“I knew every intimate detail of [the dress], but when I saw it at my final fitting last week, I lost it,” Tamela said. “It was everything I could have ever dreamed of in a bridal gown.”
“We wanted a fairytale wedding, so we picked an enchanted forest theme,” she added. ”We hosted everyone at the Joule Hotel because it had the feel we were trying to create — old-world romantic, beautiful, chic and lush — and a place everyone would love. And it had space for a dance floor, which if you know David, was something we had to have!”
“Our grand babies were dressed as little princes and princesses. Our children weren’t happy they didn’t get to be in the ceremony, but they eventually were okay with it because their kids got to be on stage with us.”
Quite a few famous faces were at the ceremony as well, although the couple, who has three daughters and one son, said they wanted to ”keep the invite intimate.” High school friend Kirk Franklin and his wife Tammy attended the vow renewal, as did Timbaland and his wife Monique Idlett Mosley. Us Weekly will release exclusive shots from the ceremony this week and it shouldn’t be long before we see more of the day’s events, as the Mann’s are slated to star in a new reality show debuting later this year or early 2014.
Congrats to the couple!
I’m Just Saying, You Can Do Better: 10 Talented/Classic Actors And The Ratchet Movies They Shouldn’t Have Messed With
I know that times are hard and everybody, including the big wigs and legends in Hollywood, need to go to work. But there are just some movies that I never thought these 10 very talented and even legendary actors and actresses would take part in. From films about video girls to black superheroes and random snakes on planes, as the anti-drug organization D.A.R.E. used to say, “Just say no.” That’s what these folks should have done when the scripts to these movies came across their desks.
Ruby Dee – Video Girl
Anytime a cast includes names like Lisa Raye, Bun B, Melyssa Ford, Meagan Good, Angela Lola Luv and Yung Joc, the legendary Ruby Dee’s name shouldn’t be attached to it. But sadly, Ruby Dee surprised the hell out of me when she appeared in the movie, Video Girl, starring Meagan Good, playing in a lead role as her grandmother. The film was about a failed dancer who becomes a popular star in hip-hop music videos, but sadly becomes addicted to drugs.The small-budget film is already a BET Thursday night classic. Coming just a few years after she picked up an Academy Award nomination for her role in American Gangster, I definitely wasn’t expecting to find one of the legendary stars of A Raisin in the Sun acting alongside the star of The Players Club in the same movie.
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From Eur Web
Whoa! This is a BIG deal.
This could be a game changer!
Today, OWN – Oprah Winfrey Network announced an exclusive partnership with Tyler Perry, the award winning actor, director, screenwriter, playwright and producer, to become his singular destination for all new television series and projects, including two new scripted series for the network to premiere in mid 2013. These will be the first original scripted series for OWN and Perry will executive produce, write and direct both series.
Read more at EurWeb.com.
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The role of a father has always provided sitcoms with a special kind of dynamic. They often serve as the comedic relief, the teacher of life lessons, and the support that the family needs. They are also almost always found to be the sitcoms favorite character. In celebration of Father’s Day, we’ve decided to highlight some of our favorite sitcom dads, both past and present.
Now, this brother isn’t necessarily on my list of imaginary husbands, but I can’t tell you how many women have thrown his name in the ring for these evening eye candy picks. He’s a HOT commodity, indeed. I remember watching the first installment in the Why Did I Get Married series, and it was the scene where Jill Scott’s character first encounters Rucker’s Sheriff Troy Jackson. They did that cut in where everyone got a closeup of homeboys lips and all I could say was “WHO IS THAT!?” On top of that, Rucker has a gorgeous set of sparkling eyes, and those dimples make me giggle like a school girl. I know, I need to do better. But while I get my immature act together, have a look at this very beautiful brother and let us know what you think of him! Feel free to let us know what other men you’d like to see as our evening eye candy picks.
Sooooo, what do you think ladies?
Let’s be as real as possible: not every mother out in these streets is as clean cut, loving, and wholesome as a Clair Huxtable or a Florida Evans. And while the folks behind some of our favorite television shows have done a great job of providing pretty positive (if not smothering at times) mothers, we’ve also seen our share of straight up terrible ones. Some are funny terrible, others have been just straight up bad with a lack of their own home training. Here’s a list of a few that entertained us by being so trifling.