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Tyler Perry gets star on Hollywood Walk of Fame

HOLLYWOOD — Tyler Perry received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame Oct. 1, honoring his creation of an entertainment empire spawned by a series of films about the God-fearing, gun-toting grandmother Madea. Actor Idris Elba, who starred in the 2007 Perry-directed romantic drama “Daddy’s Little Girls,” and actresses Crystal Fox and Kerry Washington Read More…

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R-E-S-P-E-C-T: Thousands of fans to give final salute to America’s ‘Queen of Soul’

By Dorany Pineda and Dennis J. Freeman Contributing Writers Thousands of fans, friends, celebrities and loved ones are set to converge on Detroit next week to pay final tribute to America’s “Queen of Soul,” an iconic talent who defined a musical era, inspired a generation of activists and blazed a trail of opportunity for dozens Read More…