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18 Ways 'Gone Girl' Is Different from the Book

By JJ Duncan on
David Fincher's movie is a master class in how to handle a book adaptation, and here's what he and author Gillian Flynn cut in the process.Read Full Story

The First Rule of 'Gone Girl' is...

By Joe Robberson on
David Fincher's twisted maybe-murder mystery will suck you in.Read Full Story

Tyler Perry Says He Didn't Know Who David Fincher Was

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There's a New 'Gone Girl' Trailer!

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Watch Ben Affleck make himself look like a murderer in the second trailer for the upcoming adaptation.Read Full Story

Someone or Something Has It In for Tyler Perry

By Darrick Thomas on
(Photo: Getty Images)For the second time in less than five months, Tyler Perry's Atlanta studio was set ablaze. On Monday, the roof of a building on Perry's 30-acre filming compound caught fire. The Atlanta Fire Department was able to contain the fire within hours, leaving only moderate damage to the three-story 20,000 square foot building. No one was injured.Back in May, another fire swept through Perry's 34th Street Studios (named for Miracle on 34th Street) resulting in heavy damage to the...Read Full Story

Tyler Perry Studio Fire

By Darrick Thomas on
A fire swept through the Atlanta film studios of Tyler Perry last night, severely damaging one of the backlot sound stages. According to a statement released by the studio, no one was hurt."We are grateful that there were no injuries and that 99 percent of the damage is limited to the backlot facade," read the statement. Thanks to the concrete construction, the fire did not enter the building; however, water damage was inflicted indoors after the sprinkler system was activated. Officials have...Read Full Story

Update: Tyler Perry Speaks About Whitney Houston's 'Grace' at Her Funeral

By Deena Bustillo on
Tyler Perry was the first celebrity to speak at Whitney Houston's funeral today. He got up at the New Hope Baptist Church and recalled the first day he met the late star. He said she was very candid during that first meeting, and how she talked about her ups and downs. He said just as soon as things got heavy and depressing, she'd remember that the Lord was there for her -- and that gave her strength. He said she had a "grace that carried her" a "grace that carried her up through singing" and...Read Full Story

Tyler Perry Named Highest Paid Man in Entertainment

By Lauren Gerber on
Comedic multi-tasker Tyler Perry surpassed Hollywood legends like Steven Spielberg and Elton John as the highest-paid man in entertainment this year, according to a new Forbes list. The actor/director/screenwriter/producer/author topped the list after bringing in $130 million from May 2010 to May 2011. How did Perry rake in all that dough? By cranking out five movies from his wildly popular series based on his cross-dressing alter-ego, as well as behind-the-scenes work on TV shows Meet the...Read Full Story

Tyler Perry: 'Spike Lee Can Go Straight to Hell'

By Alicia Dennis on
(Getty) Tyler Perry (Getty) Tyler Perry isn't holding back.The director and star of Madea's Big Happy Family was more than forthcoming at a press conference for the film in Beverly Hills on Tuesday, launching into a tirade at the mention of one of his colleagues: Spike Lee.See, Spike hasn't exactly been complimentary of the Madea franchise—in 2009, he called it "coonery and buffoonery" that "harkens back to Amos 'n' Andy."Perry snapped, "I'm so sick of hearing about damn Spike Lee. Spike can...Read Full Story

Tyler Perry Reveals Childhood Abuse

By Olivia on
Tyler Perry is known for his Madea comedies, but he's taking a serious turn by producing the new movie Precious: Based on the Novel Push by Sapphire, starring Mariah Carey. Precious follows the story of an abused teenager, and Perry has come forward with his own story of abuse in light of his involvement in the film. He sent an email to fans (also posted on his website) describing the mistreatment that occured during his childhood, including his father beating him at a young age and a...Read Full Story