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Madea’s alter ego, Tyler Perry, just made Oprah cry by becoming the first African-American person in history to own a major TV and film studio.
History was made Saturday night, when Tyler Perry became the first African-American ever to launch his own major TV and film studio. [...]A New Orleans native with a troubled childhood, Perry, 39, credited all of his guests with inspiring his life. Of Winfrey, who attended the celebration with longtime beau Stedman Graham and best friend Gayle King, Perry said, “She owns her life. I am learning that. I never would have shown this to people a few years ago. I was embarrassed by the success.” At one point, Perry unveiled a special surprise for veteran trailblazers Poitier, Dee and Tyson: each now has a soundstage named after him and her. “Is this my wall?” joked Poitier – as Winfrey dissolved into tears.
Say what you want about Madea being a minstrel act, but Tyler Perry’s got them Hollyweird folk eating out of palm of his hands.
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