Tag:  Tyler Perry

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Entertainment

Lack of Black women becomes ‘SNL’ issue

This Oct. 29, 2013 photo released by NBC shows actress Kerry Washington, right, with cast member Taran Killam during a promotional shoot for “Saturday Night Live,” in New York. Washington will host the late night comedy sketch series on Nov. 2. (AP Photo/NBC, Dana Edelson) by David BauderAP Television Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Kerry Washington’s turn as host of “Saturday Night Live” this week gives that television institution something it hasn’t seen much lately: a Black woman onstage trying to make people laugh. The show’s diversity has become an issue, pushed to the forefront by comments from the two Black male cast members.

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People

Actor Tyler Perry donates $100K to Ohio middle schools

In this March 16, 2012 file photo, filmmaker and actor Tyler Perry takes the stage to introduce President Barack Obama during a fundraiser at Perry’s film studio, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/David Goldman, File) COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Filmmaker and actor Tyler Perry has surprised middle school students in Ohio by showing up at a musical concert and donating $100,000 to help student athletes in the city’s South-Western schools.

Entertainment

‘Flight,’ ‘Django Unchained’ among NAACP nominees

LOS ANGELES (AP) — “Flight,” ”Django Unchained,” ”Beasts of the Southern Wild,” ”Red Tails” and “Tyler Perry’s Good Deeds” are up for the outstanding motion picture trophy at the NAACP Image Awards. The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People announced the nominations Tuesday for the awards that honor diversity in the arts. The 44th annual ceremony is scheduled to air Feb. 1 on NBC. NOMINATED–Jamie Foxx as Django and Leonardo DiCaprio as Calvin Candle star in the film, “Django Unchained,” directed by Quentin Tarantino. “Flight,” “Django Unchained,” “Beasts of the Southern Wild,” “Red Tails” and “Tyler Perry’s Good Deeds” are up for the outstanding motion picture trophy at the 44th annual NAACP Image Awards. (AP Photo/The Weinstein Company, Andrew Cooper, SMPSP)