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YBF Folks Celebrate Tyler Perry's Atlanta Studio Opening

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The YBF stars came out to help Tyler Perry celebrate his grand opening of his movie and tv studio in Atlanta. Huge move for him and the black community.   Of course Mr. Smith was there. So were Oprah and Stedman. But then she busted out crying with Sidney Poitier. Lots more pics when you read the rest... The men came with the dapper looks. Cicely Tyson made an appearance. So did Angela Burt Murray, an editor of Essence Magazine. Nicole Ari Parker Kodjoe showed off her gorgeous new haircut while hitting the red carpet with her hubby Boris. Barry Bonds brought along his wife Lisa. Tasha Smith hit the carpet looking fabulous. John Legend and Kimberly Elise made appearances. Michael Jai White and his wife Cortney hit the carpet. Malik Yoba hit the carpet solo. Lynn Whitfield looked fab. Kirk Franklin and his wife looked fabulous on the carpet. Patti Patti stole the show of course. Tyler and his date for the evening actress Gelila Bekele looked stunning. Even Star Jones looked nice.  But it looks like she left her new chef man Herb at home. Heeey Ms. Jenifer. Holly Robinson Peete hit the carpet solo. And so did new mom Terri Vaughn. Eva and her man Lance rocked the carpet nicely. I see Ms. Edmunds is still looking hot these days. Denyce Lawton and Wesley Jonathan hit the carpet separately.  I wonder if things aren't peachy keen anymore with those two. And y'all already know Nick and Valerie hit the carpet. And um, who's your new girl Lamman?
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redred1's picture

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[quote comment="224977"][quote comment="224961"]I really get mad at black people sometimes. We will support a Tyler Perry movie all the time but something like Spike Lee's new movie we wont go see. Sometimes we need to stop laughing at all our drama and deal with a little history, so we can teach our kids about the strong people from whence we came from. The Great Debaters was another great movie that did not do as well at the Box Office. We need to be diverse in our viewing. GO SEE MIRACLE AT ST. ANNA!!! Just so you know, I saw Tyler Perry's movie also![/quote] I really don't support TP, I think he manipulates the stereotype of a black woman.But the thing is black women love to see "Madea." I think it sends out the wrong message.It might be just a movie, but you know they see a black obese loud illiterate individual like Madea and think that's what a black woman is.Like is "Madea" suppose to be the modern day mammy???[/quote] I really never viewed it that way but I really don't think he does a bad job representing black women...I think there are black women that ARE like Madea. Madea may be obese, loud and illiterate but she is also good hearted and I think there is a message at the end of all his movies. I don't think Perry is the greatest black director, personally, I think Spike Lee has way much better work but Tyler does open doors and gives young black actors/actresses opporunity that they would have never recieved because of the lack of work in Hollywood. I commend him for that.
Shuckin' and Jivin''s picture

PLEASE!!!! EVERYONE WHO IS

PLEASE!!!! EVERYONE WHO IS ELIGIBLE, VOTE, PLEASE VOTE, WE CANNOT AS A PEOPLE ALLOW JOHN MCCAIN & SARAH PALIN TO BE ELECTED. PLEASE VOTE PEEPS!
OBAMA 08's picture

[quote comment="224973"]I'm

[quote comment="224973"]I'm not trying to be a downer here, but owning a movie studio seems to be very expensive. Does Tyler really have that kind of money? Owning a production company is one thing , but a studio? Anyone seen behind the scenes of Warner Brothers? And let's talk about the ELEPHANT IN THE ROOM. His TV show is really not that funny. There are too many bloopers that are aired that should be cut out. I saw one show where they were camping outside and the tree stump moved. Come on now people. LET"S TALK ABOUT THE ELEPHANT. Janet Jackson can not act, should not have been the lead in "Why Did I GEt Married"? Jill Scott was good in it, but Janet was trying too hard. I hope he did not just put every egg he oens into one basket. If he did his ass will be coming back to the broke house real soon. I'm sorry but the elephant is moving people. Just because it's a blck person giving it to us doesn't mean we have to take it. Sometimes no cake is better than a half-baked cake. I'm not hating I'm just saying...[/quote] so true. LOL @ the tree stump moving. I thought Janet was okay but yeah, hope Tyler knows what he is doing. Maybe he got loans from Oprah and Will Smith...
Shuckin' and Jivin''s picture

[quote comment="224961"]I

[quote comment="224961"]I really get mad at black people sometimes. We will support a Tyler Perry movie all the time but something like Spike Lee's new movie we wont go see. Sometimes we need to stop laughing at all our drama and deal with a little history, so we can teach our kids about the strong people from whence we came from. The Great Debaters was another great movie that did not do as well at the Box Office. We need to be diverse in our viewing. GO SEE MIRACLE AT ST. ANNA!!! Just so you know, I saw Tyler Perry's movie also![/quote] I really don't support TP, I think he manipulates the stereotype of a black woman.But the thing is black women love to see "Madea." I think it sends out the wrong message.It might be just a movie, but you know they see a black obese loud illiterate individual like Madea and think that's what a black woman is.Like is "Madea" suppose to be the modern day mammy???
Brazilian Barbie - back from a long ass weekend in Atlanta :'s picture

I don't know how I feel about

I don't know how I feel about this story. It is great to see a black man garner success but at what costs? I find Tyler Perry's movies to be dry and contrived. The one episode that I watched of his television show was one of the worst shows I have ever seen. I hope his product improves.
BuscemiFan's picture

Not to go off topic but WTF

Not to go off topic but WTF is up with the GOP filing a complaint against Obama's campaign for raising more money than them? They must really be running scared!! First they accuse him of "palling around" with terrorists now they're upset because people are donating more money to his campaign. All I can say is PLEASE EXERCISE YOUR RIGHT TO VOTE!!!This is ridiculous!!
concered's picture

Damn WIll! Ur Waves are

Damn WIll! Ur Waves are makin' me sea sick!:) Everyone looks nice w/ a few exceptions (i.e. Star Jones, Nick & Valarie Ashford) Was it raining? Cause I'm wondering what is all that stuff on Sidney's shoulder. Tyler's date is stunning. And Midnight, I mean Lance Gross is lookin' right from head to toe! Dayum he could get it anyday! I'm also lovin Nicole's haircut, but I'm mad she got a nose job, her shit looked fine the way it was. But at least she got a good one. Who is that in the group picture, he is lookin mighty fine. Even though he's wearing a wedding ring, sometimes I wonder about these actors and who is really "down". Cause I know you can't believe rumors but where there's smoke there's usually fire. But be that as it may Tyler is doin' big thangs...and I'm really proud of him and what he's accomplished. U Go Boy! :)
Chris Styles's picture

I'm not trying to be a downer

I'm not trying to be a downer here, but owning a movie studio seems to be very expensive. Does Tyler really have that kind of money? Owning a production company is one thing , but a studio? Anyone seen behind the scenes of Warner Brothers? And let's talk about the ELEPHANT IN THE ROOM. His TV show is really not that funny. There are too many bloopers that are aired that should be cut out. I saw one show where they were camping outside and the tree stump moved. Come on now people. LET"S TALK ABOUT THE ELEPHANT. Janet Jackson can not act, should not have been the lead in "Why Did I GEt Married"? Jill Scott was good in it, but Janet was trying too hard. I hope he did not just put every egg he oens into one basket. If he did his ass will be coming back to the broke house real soon. I'm sorry but the elephant is moving people. Just because it's a blck person giving it to us doesn't mean we have to take it. Sometimes no cake is better than a half-baked cake. I'm not hating I'm just saying...
redred1's picture

Everyone looks beautiful,

Everyone looks beautiful, reminds me of old hollywood glam. Big ups to Tyler Perry.
Ara's picture

[quote comment="224962"]Ya

[quote comment="224962"]Ya know, TP is gripping ol' girl's hip like ain't tomorrow in that second pic ... *snickers in the corner* And why does she have to be a grubbin' foreigner?! Damn it's like that now. Hell, dude can be with who he wants to be with. It's his damn choice. Even if it is only for one night... Let the man have his evening and discuss the complaints at another time. There really is a time and a place for everything...[/quote] Girl it don't matter who he grabbin, LOL,LOL, Unless it's man booty, Tyler ain't interested. She was probably a well PAID beard for the evening.
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[quote comment="224963"][quote comment="224954"][quote comment="224950"]Nicole and Boris are ONE hot couple. I don't know how hollywood men could let a beautiful girl like kimberly elise walk around single, AND who the heck is tyler's date? Some money grubbing foreigner? Hope he doesn't fall in the trap of american haters looking for money like lisa raye, and all the rest.[/quote] I feel you. Kimberly Elise is beautiful but maybe she WANTS to be single. Every woman needs her Me, Myself and I time.[/quote] The last I heard, Kimberly Elise was married with two daughters... maybe she got a divorce?![/quote] Yes, she got a divorce...
Shuckin' and Jivin''s picture

Everyone looked great and I

Everyone looked great and I do believe I am seasick from Will's waves... *swoon* And lawdamercy @ Lance! *faints*
Embrya's picture

[quote comment="224961"]I

[quote comment="224961"]I really get mad at black people sometimes. We will support a Tyler Perry movie all the time but something like Spike Lee's new movie we wont go see. Sometimes we need to stop laughing at all our drama and deal with a little history, so we can teach our kids about the strong people from whence we came from. The Great Debaters was another great movie that did not do as well at the Box Office. We need to be diverse in our viewing. GO SEE MIRACLE AT ST. ANNA!!! Just so you know, I saw Tyler Perry's movie also![/quote] So true and even though I didn't check out Miracle at St. Anna yet, I am well aware of my history, our history. Too bad some people think we should forget what we been through. Never that.
Shuckin' and Jivin''s picture

[quote

[quote comment="224954"][quote comment="224950"]Nicole and Boris are ONE hot couple. I don't know how hollywood men could let a beautiful girl like kimberly elise walk around single, AND who the heck is tyler's date? Some money grubbing foreigner? Hope he doesn't fall in the trap of american haters looking for money like lisa raye, and all the rest.[/quote] I feel you. Kimberly Elise is beautiful but maybe she WANTS to be single. Every woman needs her Me, Myself and I time.[/quote] The last I heard, Kimberly Elise was married with two daughters... maybe she got a divorce?!
Ponygirl's picture

Ya know, TP is gripping ol'

Ya know, TP is gripping ol' girl's hip like ain't tomorrow in that second pic ... *snickers in the corner* And why does she have to be a grubbin' foreigner?! Damn it's like that now. Hell, dude can be with who he wants to be with. It's his damn choice. Even if it is only for one night... Let the man have his evening and discuss the complaints at another time. There really is a time and a place for everything...
Embrya's picture

I really get mad at black

I really get mad at black people sometimes. We will support a Tyler Perry movie all the time but something like Spike Lee's new movie we wont go see. Sometimes we need to stop laughing at all our drama and deal with a little history, so we can teach our kids about the strong people from whence we came from. The Great Debaters was another great movie that did not do as well at the Box Office. We need to be diverse in our viewing. GO SEE MIRACLE AT ST. ANNA!!! Just so you know, I saw Tyler Perry's movie also!
Newark's picture

Old oprah is crying because

Old oprah is crying because she is so happy that 2 black people, her and tyler, made it out of the mississippi cotton fields. never mind about the millions still stuck in them. she is so brain damaged that she thinks 2 people making it is a great accomplishment!
Viola's picture

[quote comment="224955"]Black

[quote comment="224955"]Black people are going to have to start boycotting this ghetto trash who have forgotten where they came from if this keeps up. For years, everyone knew that the dirty oprah catered to rascist and hired only whites. Black men should be smarter than that.[/quote] I think your on the wrong site. Perhaps you need Perez Hilton, TMZ, Fox News.............
HUJ's picture

Black people are going to

Black people are going to have to start boycotting this ghetto trash who have forgotten where they came from if this keeps up. For years, everyone knew that the dirty oprah catered to rascist and hired only whites. Black men should be smarter than that.
George's picture

[quote

[quote comment="224950"]Nicole and Boris are ONE hot couple. I don't know how hollywood men could let a beautiful girl like kimberly elise walk around single, AND who the heck is tyler's date? Some money grubbing foreigner? Hope he doesn't fall in the trap of american haters looking for money like lisa raye, and all the rest.[/quote] I feel you. Kimberly Elise is beautiful but maybe she WANTS to be single. Every woman needs her Me, Myself and I time.
Shuckin' and Jivin''s picture

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[quote comment="224945"][quote comment="224916"][quote comment="224911"]But Nicole did use to wear her hair short like years years years ago so it works for her.[/quote] Yea, she is one of those women who look better with short hair along with Nia Long and Halle Berry.[/quote] Yep!!!Way before The Forehead made it popular![/quote] :lol: @ the forehead
Shuckin' and Jivin''s picture

Nicole and Boris are ONE hot

Nicole and Boris are ONE hot couple. I don't know how hollywood men could let a beautiful girl like kimberly elise walk around single, AND who the heck is tyler's date? Some money grubbing foreigner? Hope he doesn't fall in the trap of american haters looking for money like lisa raye, and all the rest.
Dianne's picture

[quote comment="224947"]JJ

[quote comment="224947"]JJ Tyler is making a GRAVE mistake by embracing the jealous black man hating Oprah Winfrey. He is allowing her to influence him. She is a nut case. That's why she is crying all the time.[/quote] LMBAO, are you serious???? LOL,LOL,LOL
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Wow, I must say I was just

Wow, I must say I was just thinking about how great it would be with the money and clout that Tyler Perry has to produce our own movies instead of letting Hollywood dictate how we can be depicted. This is great and will open up opportunities for overlooked black actors and black film in general. I'm so excited!! I don't think everyone knows what this means.
bobby pin's picture

JJ Tyler is making a GRAVE

JJ Tyler is making a GRAVE mistake by embracing the jealous black man hating Oprah Winfrey. He is allowing her to influence him. She is a nut case. That's why she is crying all the time.
Jeff's picture

This might be the first time,

This might be the first time, where i say EVERBODY LOOKED HOT!!!!
serene's picture

[quote

[quote comment="224916"][quote comment="224911"]But Nicole did use to wear her hair short like years years years ago so it works for her.[/quote] Yea, she is one of those women who look better with short hair along with Nia Long and Halle Berry.[/quote] Yep!!!Way before The Forehead made it popular!
Brazilian Barbie - back from a long ass weekend in Atlanta :'s picture

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[quote comment="224935"][quote comment="224926"][quote comment="224895"]CAN YOU PLEASE ADDRESS THE NEWS ABOUT HOW TP UNFAIRLY FIRED 4 MEMBERS OF HIS WRITING STAFF FOR ASKING FOR FAIR WAGES, PENTION, HEALTHCARE BENEFITS, AND RESIDUALS VIA THE WGA? I'M ALL ABOUT A BLACK MAN DOING HIS THING, BUT ROBBING THE PEOPLE WHO HELPED YOU GET TO WHERE YOU ARE IS NOT GOD-LIKE. ITS BAD ENOUGH THAT WE ARE ALREADY FAR AND FEW IN HOLLYWOOD. BUT TO GET BLATANTLY DISRESPECTED BY ONE OF OUR OWN IS EVEN WORSE. ITS ALMOST AS IF IT IS JUSTIFICATION FOR THEM TO CONTINUE TO DO AS THEY DO...ESPECIALLY IF "OUR OWN" IS DOING IT TO US. TP IS JUST GIVING MAINSTREAM HOLLYWOOD IDEAS...[/quote] I read about that ...he hired some Caucasian folks as replacement[/quote] You would be surprised, they always like paying the white folks, but the blacks always have to fight for there money. John Singleton is the same way.[/quote] thats effed up.
Shuckin' and Jivin''s picture

[quote comment="224938"]I'm

[quote comment="224938"]I'm as happy as the next one for Tyler Perry and all his success...I just hope he didn't do all this and then let other people(not black) reap all the benefits that were gotten on the shoulders of black people who stayed in Tyler's corner from the beginning.[/quote] Tyler doesn't even acknowledge those who helped him along the way. Th people who helped him, are not within his circle of friends any longer. He is embarrassed by them now.
VTR's picture

Where is Jill???

Where is Jill???
Morethanalover's picture

dont know for sure but they

dont know for sure but they might have been crying at that time when Syndey Dee Tyson got places on the lot named after them everybody looks outstanding i wonder if there was a certain color code they where given to follow the colors and fabrics look fab
Tag swag's picture

I'm as happy as the next one

I'm as happy as the next one for Tyler Perry and all his success...I just hope he didn't do all this and then let other people(not black) reap all the benefits that were gotten on the shoulders of black people who stayed in Tyler's corner from the beginning.
concered's picture

Nicole Ari ass need 2 quit

Nicole Ari ass need 2 quit pretending shes sexy, like her TWIN SISTER Nicole Murphy LMAO. Stick to making babies, u easy-bake oven. Her coochie's been working overtime. But her man is away everynight...WITH ME!!!!!!!!!
ManDown_Holla_TyraMail (Hit the door on ya way out Sarah Pal's picture

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[quote comment="224926"][quote comment="224895"]CAN YOU PLEASE ADDRESS THE NEWS ABOUT HOW TP UNFAIRLY FIRED 4 MEMBERS OF HIS WRITING STAFF FOR ASKING FOR FAIR WAGES, PENTION, HEALTHCARE BENEFITS, AND RESIDUALS VIA THE WGA? I'M ALL ABOUT A BLACK MAN DOING HIS THING, BUT ROBBING THE PEOPLE WHO HELPED YOU GET TO WHERE YOU ARE IS NOT GOD-LIKE. ITS BAD ENOUGH THAT WE ARE ALREADY FAR AND FEW IN HOLLYWOOD. BUT TO GET BLATANTLY DISRESPECTED BY ONE OF OUR OWN IS EVEN WORSE. ITS ALMOST AS IF IT IS JUSTIFICATION FOR THEM TO CONTINUE TO DO AS THEY DO...ESPECIALLY IF "OUR OWN" IS DOING IT TO US. TP IS JUST GIVING MAINSTREAM HOLLYWOOD IDEAS...[/quote] I read about that ...he hired some Caucasian folks as replacement[/quote] You would be surprised, they always like paying the white folks, but the blacks always have to fight for there money. John Singleton is the same way.
SEAN_HANNITY_IS_A _MEMBR_OF_THE_KKK's picture

Congrats to Tyler Perry.

Congrats to Tyler Perry. Fabulous pictures.
p1tey1's picture

Congrats to Tyler! I look

Congrats to Tyler! I look forward to great works on the big and small screen. Its good to see folks celebrating with him and wishing him well. This will be a great opportunity for all the unemployed and underemployed actors of color. Theres a trend of African American firsts in the air. Barack Obama come on down. You are the next contestant on "The Time is Right"! Again, best wishes to Tyler P!
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ooohh mr.smith.......

ooohh mr.smith.......
DIDA's picture

Nicole Ari Parker Kudjoe(wow

Nicole Ari Parker Kudjoe(wow that was lot 2say) looks very Rihanna-ish to me. There is nothing new about that hairstyle! Rihanna been there done that and i am NOT a Rihanna stan...i'm jus sayin
Ms Thang's picture

[quote comment="224872"]see a

[quote comment="224872"]see a trend?[/quote] sure do...those puffy, ruffled skirts/dresses in that color (metallic amberish bronze, lol.not good with the colors)
Joja86's picture

I just wish Tyler would

I just wish Tyler would finally put out some quality product. I'm a little over him being praised for the deplorable way in which he writes African-American women.
Yvonne's picture

[quote comment="224895"]CAN

[quote comment="224895"]CAN YOU PLEASE ADDRESS THE NEWS ABOUT HOW TP UNFAIRLY FIRED 4 MEMBERS OF HIS WRITING STAFF FOR ASKING FOR FAIR WAGES, PENTION, HEALTHCARE BENEFITS, AND RESIDUALS VIA THE WGA? I'M ALL ABOUT A BLACK MAN DOING HIS THING, BUT ROBBING THE PEOPLE WHO HELPED YOU GET TO WHERE YOU ARE IS NOT GOD-LIKE. ITS BAD ENOUGH THAT WE ARE ALREADY FAR AND FEW IN HOLLYWOOD. BUT TO GET BLATANTLY DISRESPECTED BY ONE OF OUR OWN IS EVEN WORSE. ITS ALMOST AS IF IT IS JUSTIFICATION FOR THEM TO CONTINUE TO DO AS THEY DO...ESPECIALLY IF "OUR OWN" IS DOING IT TO US. TP IS JUST GIVING MAINSTREAM HOLLYWOOD IDEAS...[/quote] I read about that ...he hired some Caucasian folks as replacement
Joja86's picture

Everyone looked nice except

Everyone looked nice except Star's puffy eyes and not sure if Ms. Jennifer should have worn a short dress. Glad us blk folks pulled it together
Joja86's picture

I loooooove me some Ty Ty

I loooooove me some Ty Ty
SILICONED, BIG BUTT 1 TOOTH TRANNY's picture

Everyone was gorgeous!! I am

Everyone was gorgeous!! I am so glad everyone complied with the dress code. I wish I were there!! Guess my invitation didnt come in time.
porter's picture

[quote comment="224915"]so

[quote comment="224915"]so glad tyler did the real a-list of black stars and not the usual z-list ghetto ATL crowd,everyone looks so handsome and beautiful in all their black,i'm sooo luvin my black people!!!!![/quote] Lol their get-togthers are the O Zone Awards and BET's Spring Bling. How u gonna see folk like Jim Jones or Trina or somethin at this classy ass event lmao?
ManDown_Holla_TyraMail (Hit the door on ya way out Sarah Pal's picture

*Can we all please focus on

*Can we all please focus on the gorgeousness that is Will Smith's wave pattern?!* -Everyone looks great. Major kudos to Tyler P. Nasty and his date...for the night. :lol:
Danielle.'s picture

Steadman lookin like a wax

Steadman lookin like a wax sculpture LMFAO!!
ManDown_Holla_TyraMail (Hit the door on ya way out Sarah Pal's picture

[quote comment="224911"]But

[quote comment="224911"]But Nicole did use to wear her hair short like years years years ago so it works for her.[/quote] Yea, she is one of those women who look better with short hair along with Nia Long and Halle Berry.
Shuckin' and Jivin''s picture

so glad tyler did the real

so glad tyler did the real a-list of black stars and not the usual z-list ghetto ATL crowd,everyone looks so handsome and beautiful in all their black,i'm sooo luvin my black people!!!!!
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