TYLER PERRY GIFTS HIMSELF AN ISLAND

Tyler Perry can soon add yet another feat to his list of accomplishments: island owner!When the

movie mogul

turns the big 4-0 this September, he plans to join the ranks of David Copperfield and Mel Gibson with the purchase of the ultimate getaway.

“I’m a loner by nature, so when I’m out there on these islands, I just feel like the only person in the world,” says Perry, whose latest film, Madea Goes to Jail, grossed a whopping $41 million its opening weekend.

After recently spending a week vacationing on a private island in the Great Exumas in the Bahamas, he admits it’s not all relaxation: “Renting an island is the best place for me to work uninterrupted.”

 

 

 

 

RADIO LEGEND PAUL HARVEY R.I.P. 1918-2009

Paul Harvey, a radio legend, has died at the age of 90.

Harvey, who was born and raised in Tulsa, Okla., was married to the late Lynne Cooper of St. Louis. They had one son, Paul Jr.

He began his radio career in 1933 in Tulsa, while he was still in high school, his Web site said.

Paul Harvey News consisted of more than 1,200 radio stations and 400 Armed Forces Network stations that broadcast around the world and 300 newspapers, his biography reported.

VIA: FOX NEWS.com

PENELOPE CRUZ: PEOPLE SAID I WOULD NEVER WORK IN HOLLYWOOD

On her way to winning an Oscar, Penelope Cruz had a very interesting journey – the first decade of her career, she spent working on movies in her homeland of Spain.  And even after she’d become a star there, people told her she’d never make it in Hollywood. (CLICK ON THE MEDIA BAR BELOW)

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MADEA TO BE KILLED OFF BY TYLER PERRY?

LOS ANGELES — Tyler Perry wants Madea dead.

That may come as a surprise, given the big-hearted but foul-tempered, pistol-packin’ granny has emerged as director-writer-producer-actor Perry’s signature character and, now, his cash cow.

“Tyler Perry’s Madea Goes to Jail” topped the U.S. box office last weekend with $41 million in its first three days of release. The dramedy marks Perry’s all-time opening weekend, and is poised to sprint past the overall take of his top-grossing film, “Tyler Perry’s Madea’s Family Reunion” (2006).

Still, Perry confesses: “I would love to see Madea die a slow death in the next film.”

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