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Neil Patrick Harris talks about his 'sweetly creepy' role in 'Gone Girl'

Neil Patrick Harris talks about his 'sweetly creepy' role in 'Gone Girl'

NEW YORK, Sept. 30 (UPI) --Neil Patrick Harris says he relished the chance to play a "sweetly creepy" character whose motives are mysterious for most of the film "Gone Girl."
Karen Butler
Gillian Flynn adapts 'Gone Girl' novel for the big screen

Gillian Flynn adapts 'Gone Girl' novel for the big screen

NEW YORK, Sept. 29 (UPI) --"Gone Girl" author Gillian Flynn says she lobbied for the job of adapting her novel into a screenplay, then felt anxious about the task.
Karen Butler
Tyler Perry, Gelila Bekele reportedly expecting first child

Tyler Perry, Gelila Bekele reportedly expecting first child

ATLANTA, Sept. 24 (UPI) --Tyler Perry reportedly revealed he is expecting his first child at his 45th birthday party, and sources think the mother is on and off girlfriend Gelila Bekele.
Annie Martin
Ben Affleck stars in creepy new trailer for 'Gone Girl'

Ben Affleck stars in creepy new trailer for 'Gone Girl'

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 26 (UPI) --The new, creepy trailer for "Gone Girl" follows the dark turn of events for Nick Dunne (Ben Affleck) after his wife Amy (Rosamund Pike) goes missing.
Annie Martin
Jennifer Garner dumps bucket of water on Ben Affleck for ALS

Jennifer Garner dumps bucket of water on Ben Affleck for ALS

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 20 (UPI) --Ben Affleck had a little help from his wife Jennifer Garner while completing the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge on Monday.
Veronica Linares
'Gone Girl' to have world premiere at the New York Film Festival

'Gone Girl' to have world premiere at the New York Film Festival

NEW YORK, July 17 (UPI) --David Fincher's big-screen adaptation of Gillian Flynn's novel "Gone Girl" is to open the New York Film Festival, the Film Society of Lincoln Center announced.
Karen Butler
'Frozen' tops the DVD and Blu-ray sales chart

'Frozen' tops the DVD and Blu-ray sales chart

LOS ANGELES, May 12 (UPI) --Disney's animated blockbuster "Frozen" is No. 1 on the DVD and Blu-ray sales roster in the United States, Rentrak announced Monday.
Karen Butler
'Frozen' tops DVD and Blu-ray sales chart

'Frozen' tops DVD and Blu-ray sales chart

LOS ANGELES, May 5 (UPI) -- Animated fairy tale "Frozen" is the top-selling DVD and Blu-ray in the United States, Rentrak announced Monday, and "The Wolf of Wall Street" is the top rental.
Karen Butler
Here's the first trailer for David Fincher's 'Gone Girl'

Here's the first trailer for David Fincher's 'Gone Girl'

LOS ANGELES, April 14 (UPI) -- Ben Affleck plays a man whose wife has disappeared.
Kate Stanton
Kim Kardashian wins Razzie award for 'Worst Supporting Actress'

Kim Kardashian wins Razzie award for 'Worst Supporting Actress'

LOS ANGELES, March 3 (UPI) -- Kim Kardashian beat out Lady Gaga, Salma Hayek, Ketherine Heigl and Rihanna to receive 2013's Golden Raspberry Award for "Worst Supporting Actress."
Veronica Linares
'Gravity,' 'Hustle,' 'Slave' lead a competitive Oscar field

'Gravity,' 'Hustle,' 'Slave' lead a competitive Oscar field

"Gravity" and "American Hustle" go into Sunday's Oscar race in Los Angeles with 10 nods apiece, while "12 Years a Slave" is close behind with nine nominations.
KAREN BUTLER, United Press International
'Movie 43,' 'After Earth' earn three Razzie Awards apiece

'Movie 43,' 'After Earth' earn three Razzie Awards apiece

LOS ANGELES, March 2 (UPI) -- The critically panned, box-office duds "Movie 43" and "After Earth" each earned three Golden Raspberry Awards in Los Angeles Saturday night.
Poitier, Field, Hawn set to be Oscar presenters

Poitier, Field, Hawn set to be Oscar presenters

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 24 (UPI) -- Amy Adams, Kristen Bell, Jessica Biel, Jim Carrey and Glenn Close are to serve as presenters at Sunday's Oscar ceremony in Los Angeles, producers said.
Forest Whitaker to receive NAACP Chairman's Award

Forest Whitaker to receive NAACP Chairman's Award

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 28 (UPI) -- Actor, producer and director Forest Whitaker is to receive the NAACP Chairman's Award during a ceremony in Los Angeles next month, organizers said.
'Grown Ups 2' leads with 8 Razzie Award nominations

'Grown Ups 2' leads with 8 Razzie Award nominations

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 15 (UPI) -- The Hollywood ensemble comedy "Grown Ups 2" was nominated for eight Razzie Awards, including Worst Picture, Wednesday morning.
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Tyler Perry arrives on the red carpet at Prince's Oscar After Party in Hollywood on February 22, 2009. The event, during which Prince performed live, followed the 81st annual Academy Awards ceremony. (UPI Photo/David Silpa)
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Tyler Perry (born Emmitt Perry, Jr.; September 13, 1969) is an American actor, director, playwright, screenwriter, producer, author, and songwriter. Perry wrote and produced many stage plays in the South during the 1990s and early 2000s. In 2005, he released his first film, Diary of a Mad Black Woman. In 2009, Perry was ranked by Forbes magazine as the sixth highest-paid man in Hollywood. As of June 2011, Perry's films had grossed over $500 million worldwide.

Perry was born in New Orleans, Louisiana, as Emmitt Perry, Jr. His family consisted of three siblings, his mother, Willie Maxine Perry (née Campbell), and his father, Emmitt Perry, Sr., a carpenter. Perry once said of his father, "his only answer to everything was to beat it out of you." As a child, Perry once went so far as to attempt suicide in an effort to escape his father's beatings. In contrast to his father, his mother took him to church each week, where he sensed a certain refuge and contentment. At age 16, he had his first name legally changed from Emmitt to Tyler in an effort to distance himself from his father.

Many years later, after seeing the film Precious, he was moved to relate for the first time accounts of being molested by a friend's mother at age 10; he was also molested by three men previous to this, and later found out his own father had molested a friend.

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