Tag Archives: Mabel Simmons

The Avengers’ Smashes Records…$178 million

HollywoodNews.com:In the weekend before the official start of the summer season, four new releases, all of which were relatively smaller fare, all debuted to numbers ranging from not awful to genuinely awful (or example 4,321 on why comparing total weekend box office is stupid). The top film this weekend was[...]

This Week In Movies By Pete Hammond – Water for Elephants

By Pete Hammond HollywoodNews.com: Continuing a very good first quarter of 2011 for adult-themed fare, 20th Century Fox’s big screen adaptation of the Sara Gruen best seller, Water For Elephants scored an encouraging third place opening (behind Rio and Tyler Perry’s Madea’s Big Happy Family) an estimated $17.5 million and[...]

Tyler Perry to carry “Cross” for franchise reboot

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: Now this is interesting. Tyler Perry has played characters outside of his immensely popular Madea movies, most notably a small supporting role in J.J. Abrams’ “Star Trek” reboot. But we’re hearing now that Perry’s prepared to step into his first major starring role in what’s potentially[...]

Tyler Perry’s Atlanta house burgled by teen

Hollywoodnews.com: An Atlanta teen was apprehended yesterday after attempting to break into Tyler Perry’s Georgia abode. I wonder if Madea caught her in the act? Chloe Ware, 18, was charged with prowling and criminal trespass, according to the Atlanta Journal and Constitution. Ware was released, but the paper notes that[...]

Tyler Perry taps Mustafa to “Spice” up next “Madea” comedy

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: Charismatic Old Spice pitchman Isaiah Mustafa is ditching one Tyler Perry movie and moving on to another. Mustafa was supposed to star in Perry’s “For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow Is Enuf.” As it turns out, he’s now going toe-to-toe with a[...]

Tyler Perry bringing “Peeples” to Lionsgate

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: Will there be room for Madea? We’ll find out soon enough, as Madea’s creator — Tyler Perry — has signed on to do another movie for Lionsgate. The picture will be titled “We the Peeples,” according to Variety, and will center on a young man who[...]