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One of These Men Nabs Time 'Most Influential' Cover

Fauci. Time 100 list also features Trump, Megan Thee Stallion, and more

(Newser) - President Trump will not like this : Dr. Anthony Fauci of the White House Coronavirus Task Force graces the cover of Time magazine as one of the year's 100 most influential people . (There will be eight worldwide covers in all, per Entertainment Weekly .) President Trump also made the list,... More »

Formerly 'Poor as Hell' Tyler Perry Now a Billionaire

He says ownership made all the difference

(Newser) - Tyler Perry, who grew up poor in New Orleans and spent much of the '90s as a penniless—and sometimes homeless—playwright, is now officially a billionaire. The 50-year-old actor and filmmaker has been added to the list of billionaires at Forbes, which estimates he has made more than... More »

Celebrity to Pay College Tab for the Children of Rayshard Brooks

Tyler Perry also offers to pay for the Atlanta man's funeral

(Newser) - Tyler Perry "wanted to do something to help" the family of Rayshard Brooks, who was shot to death Friday night by a police officer in Atlanta. A lawyer for the family announced part of Perry's generosity Monday during the family's press conference. "We do want to... More »

Widow of Rayshard Brooks Speaks Out

She says she can't bear to watch shooting video

(Newser) - The widow of Rayshard Brooks says she is dreading his funeral—and she has been unable to watch video of him being killed by Atlanta police . "I’m already in enough pain right now, so to see anything of my husband being shot down ... I couldn’t see that,... More »

Actress's Bold Move Appears to Pay Off

After taking out a billboard, Racquel Bailey lands role on Tyler Perry series on BET

(Newser) - Actress Racquel Bailey of New Jersey generated some buzz last summer when she put her face on billboards outside Tyler Perry's studio in Atlanta. "Attention Mr. Perry," she wrote, as she announced herself as his "next leading lady." At the time, Perry didn't seem... More »

Slain Rapper Honored at BET Awards

Nipsey Hussle won best male hip-hop artist

(Newser) - The 2019 BET Awards featured a number of contemporary pop and rap stars who are dominating the charts, from Cardi B to Lil Nas X. But the show belonged to artists viewed as icons in the black community, including singer Mary J. Blige, filmmaker Tyler Perry, and the late rapper... More »

Their Mom Was Murdered. Then the Phone Rang: 'This Is Tyler'

Perry pays rent, funeral costs for family of Tynesha Evans, allegedly slain by on-again, off-again BF

(Newser) - One of Tynesha Evans' daughters is calling Tyler Perry an "angel on Earth" after the star stepped up following Evans' murder in Georgia over the weekend. Per an Alpharetta Department of Public Safety post on Facebook , Evans, 45, was gunned down Saturday in a Wells Fargo parking lot; her... More »

Kid Rock Pays Off Strangers' Layaway Balances

Musician follows Tyler Perry's lead in generosity

(Newser) - Tyler Perry may have started a celebrity trend, and it's a pretty good one. After Perry paid off the layaway balances of Walmart customers in Atlanta, Kid Rock decided he'd do the same in Nashville. The musician gave $81,000 to his local store, enough to wipe out... More »

Tyler Perry Just Gave the Best Gift to Lots of Walmart Patrons

Filmmaker pays off layaways at 2 Atlanta-area stores

(Newser) - This isn't quite a Madea Christmas, but it just may be better. "I was trying to do this anonymously, but … y'all know how nothing stays secret these days," Tyler Perry, the star of the Madea franchise, confessed in a short video on Twitter Thursday, letting... More »

2 Big Names Come Through for 'Shamed' Cosby Show Actor

Geoffrey Owens reportedly to act in 10 episodes of Tyler Perry show; Nicki Minaj wants to donate $25K

(Newser) - The swelling tide of well wishes for the Cosby Show actor who was job-shamed by multiple media outlets may have just turned into something more lucrative. Sources tell TMZ that Geoffrey Owens has accepted a job offer by filmmaker and producer Tyler Perry, who tweeted earlier this week that the... More »

And the Razzies Go to ...

The Emoji Movie was the worst and Mission: Terrible for Tom Cruise

(Newser) - Maybe it was destiny for a movie with a pile of poop as a central character. The Emoji Movie has received Hollywood's most famous frown, the Razzie Award , for worst picture of 2017, making it the first animated feature in 38 years to earn the top dishonor. "Leading... More »

Dying Toddler Gets a 'Thanksgiving Miracle'

AJ Burgess underwent lifesaving kidney transplant Wednesday

(Newser) - "This is an unexpected Thanksgiving miracle." That's the message from a lawyer representing a 2-year-old Georgia boy, who was temporarily blocked from receiving a lifesaving kidney, after the toddler underwent a successful transplant Wednesday, reports CNN . AJ Burgess was born without functioning kidneys. However, his father, Anthony... More »

George Clooney's Latest Has Dismal Opening Weekend

Suburbicon only made $2.8M

(Newser) - George Clooney's Suburbicon notched one of the most dismal wide-release debuts in recent years on a sluggish pre-Halloween weekend where the horror sequel Jigsaw topped all releases despite an underperforming debut, AP reports. According to studio estimates Sunday, the eighth Saw film landed at No. 1 with $16.3... More »

Boo 2! A Madea Halloween Wins the Weekend Box Office

The comedy sequel brought in $21.7M

(Newser) - It was a spooky weekend at the box office for nearly everyone but Tyler Perry. Perry's comedy sequel Boo 2! A Madea Halloween scared up a healthy $21.7 million in its first weekend in theaters, but the waters were rough for other new openers, including the disaster epic... More »

Tyler Perry Gives Houston $1M, With Some of It for Joel Osteen

A quarter of the money goes to Osteen's church

(Newser) - Tyler Perry is donating $1 million to relief efforts in Texas following Hurricane Harvey, and a full 25% of that amount is going to Joel Osteen's Houston megachurch. Perry announced the donations in a video on Facebook , People reports, and he insisted that though people were upset when the... More »

Doctor Strange Conjures $85M Magic

Big win for Benedict Cumberbatch in a surprisingly strong weekend

(Newser) - A strong batch of new films drew audiences to the theaters in large numbers this weekend, reports the AP , including Marvel's Doctor Strange, the animated Trolls and Mel Gibson's WWII drama Hacksaw Ridge, effectively waking up the sleepy fall box office. As the superhero in the bunch, Doctor ... More »

Jack Doesn't Reach Madea

Tom Cruise falls short of Tyler Perry's latest

(Newser) - Tyler Perry's Boo! A Madea Halloween had a little trick in store for Tom Cruise and his Jack Reacher sequel, Never Go Back, with Madea ruling the box office with $27.6 million to Reacher's $23 million. "The star power of Madea and Tyler Perry is undeniable,... More »

Tyler Perry Says He'll Pay for Funeral of Girls Left in Hot Car

15-month-old twins Ariel and Alaynah died last Thursday in Georgia

(Newser) - Tyler Perry has offered to pay for the funeral of the twin 15-month-old girls who died last Thursday after being left alone in a hot car in Georgia, ABC News reports. Police say Asa North was drunk when he left his daughters, Ariel and Alaynah, in the car. He's... More »

11 Stars Who Own Private Islands

Must be nice

(Newser) - It's no surprise for a celebrity to own a fancy car or a huge mansion—but these 23 celebrities rounded up by Ranker kick it up a notch or two: They own private islands. A sampling:
  1. Johnny Depp: He owns a 45-acre island in the Caribbean, and seems to
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These Might Be the World's 10 Richest Actors

According to Singapore-based website Wealth-X

(FOX News Magazine) - According to data from Singapore-based website Wealth-X, Jerry Seinfeld is the world's richest actor with a fortune of around $820 million dollars. Bollywood actor Shah Rukh Khan comes in second with $600 million, and Tom Cruise, at $480 million, rounds out the top three. It's not entirely clear... More »

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