Exposing Tyler Perry! He Talks About "Good Deeds," "Alex Cross," the New "Madea," and Finding His True Identity 

Tyler Perry feels exposed! In his new movie “Good Deeds,” he is not wearing any old woman make-up ala Madea but he’s showing his real self. He says this character is the closest that he has ever played in a movie. And good news Alex Cross fans, he says he did “Good Deeds” as a preparation for “Alex Cross.”

In this interview, we talked about:

*** His interest in making “Good Deeds”
*** The challenges of making a romantic drama
*** His chemistry with his female leads including Gabrielle Union and Thandie Newton
*** Mrs. Claire Huxtable is his mommy!!!!
*** Paying homage to Richard Marx and his song, “Right Here Waiting” in the film
*** The music that he used in the movie
*** He shows his moves in the film
*** “Alex Cross” and what we can expect!
*** His chemistry in the film with Gabrielle Union
*** The crux of “Good Deeds” is about finding your own identity, has he found his true identity yet?
*** The new “Madea” movie, “Witness Protection”

Have fun!

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Gabrielle Union Talks About Tyler Perry's "Good Deeds," Her Failed Marriage, and Her Passion! 

I love love love Miss Gabrielle Union! Sweet, fun, smart, passionate! I’ve loved her since “Bring It On,” and in the new movie, “Tyler Perry’s Good Deeds,” she creates palpable chemistry with her co-star. Simply put, Miss Gabrielle adds class to any movie she’s in!

In this interview, we talked about:

*** Making her character not a typical “bitch” in a cinematic love triangle
*** Adding humility to her character, Natalie
*** What’s her passion?
*** Her failed marriage to Chris Howard
*** Her chemistry with Tyler Perry and the resolution of their relationship
*** Working with Perry as writer, producer, director, and co-star
*** She exudes passion!

Have fun!

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Thandie Newton Interview for TYLER PERRY’S GOOD DEEDS 

It’s always lovely to see Miss Thandie Newton. She’s down-to-earth and fun! In the new film “Tyler Perry’s Good Deeds,” she stars as Lindsey Wakefield, a down-on-her-luck mother whose life is about to change upon meeting Wesley Deeds (Tyler Perry).

In this interview, we talked about:

*** What’s her attraction to making “Good Deeds?”
*** Her chemistry with Tyler Perry
*** Perry not wearing any make-up (old woman or man or otherwise) for the role of Wesley Deeds
*** Working with Jordenn Thompson, the young actress who plays her daughter in the film

Have fun!

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Meryl Streep to Present at 84th Oscars! 

All hail Meryl Streep! The greatest living American actress of our time is presenting at the 84th Academy Awards according to telecast producers Brian Grazer and Don Mischer.

Streep is nominated for her performance as Margaret Thatcher in "The Iron Lady," and has received a total of 17 nominations -- the most for any performer in Oscar history!

She took home a Best Supporting Actress Oscar in 1979 for "Kramer vs. Kramer" and the Best Actress award in 1982's "Sophie's Choice."

Streep will be joining this fantastic list of previously announced Oscar presenters on Sunday, Feb. 26th:

Halle Berry
Rose Byrne
Bradley Cooper
Tom Cruise
Penelope Cruz
Cameron Diaz
Michael Douglas
Will Ferrell
Tina Fey
Zach Galifianakis
Tom Hanks
Angelina Jolie
Milla Jovovich
Ellie Kemper
Jennifer Lopez
Melissa McCarthy
Wendi McLendon-Covery
Miss Piggy and Kermit the Frog
Chris Rock
Maya Rudolph
Ben Stiller
Emma Stone
Kristen Wiig

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"Dragon Tattoo," "Harry Potter," "W.E." Honored by Costume Designers! See Full List of Winners 

The Costume Designers Guild has announced winners of its 14th annual Costume Designers Guild Awards! In the movie category, nominations are broken down into three separate categories namely Contemporary, Fantasy, and Period.

David Fincher's "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo" won the Contemporary category; "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2" received the Best Fantasy and Madonna's "W.E." took home the Period prize.

The Gala event, hosted by Jane Lynch, was held yesterday at the Beverly Hilton Hotel.

Here's the complete list of winners (highlighted) and nominees (To find out other winners/nominees of this awards season, visit our Awards Avenue coverage right here):

Excellence in Period Film:

“The Artist” (Mark Bridges)
“Jane Eyre” (Michael O’Connor)
“The Help” (Sharen Davis)
“Hugo” (Sandy Powell)
*** (WINNER) “W.E.” (Arianne Phillips)

Excellence in Fantasy Film:

*** (WINNER) “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 (Jany Temime)
“Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides” (Penny Rose)
“Red Riding Hood” (Cindy Evans)
“Thor” (Alexandra Byrne)
“X-Men: First Class” (Sammy Sheldon)

Excellence in Contemporary Film:

“Bridesmaids” (Leesa Evans & Christine Wada)
“The Descendants (Wendy Chuck)
“Drive” (Erin Benach)
*** (WINNER) “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo” (Trish Summerville)
“Melancholia” (Manon Rasmussen)

Outstanding Made for Television Movie or Miniseries:

*** (WINNER) "Downton Abbey" (Susannah Buxton)
"The Kennedys" (Christopher Hargadon)
"Mildred Pierce" (Ann Roth)

Outstanding Contemporary Television Series:

*** (WINNER) "Glee" (Lou Eyrich and Jennifer Eve)

"Modern Family" (Alix Friedberg)
"Revenge" (Jill Ohanneson)
"Saturday Night Live" (Tom Broecker and Eric Justian)
"Sons of Anarchy" (Kelli Jones)

Outstanding Period/Fantasy Television Series:

*** (WINNER) "Boardwalk Empire" (John A. Dunn and Lisa Padovani)

"The Borgias" (Gabriella Pescucci)
"Game of Thrones" (Michele Clapton)
"Once Upon Time" (Eduardo Castro)
"Pan Am (Series)" (Ane Crabtree)

Excellence in Commercial Costume Design:

Carl's Jr.: "Miss Turkey" (Francine Lecoultre)
Dos Equis: "The Most Interesting Man in the World" (Julie Vogel)
*** (WINNER) Swiffer: "Country Dirt Cowgirl" (Roseanne Fiedler)

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