Tyler Perry‘s taking the excessive highway in his outdated rift with Spike Lee by placing his identify on a soundstage at Tyler’s new studio advanced — which isn’t any small gesture, contemplating their rocky previous.
We had the film and TV mogul on “TMZ Live” Monday to speak concerning the unbelievable grand opening occasion at Tyler Perry Studios in Atlanta. The celebration introduced out Beyonce, Oprah, Whoopi Goldberg, Samuel L. Jackson, and lots of extra A-listers … together with Spike.
Check it out … TP says any dangerous blood between them needed to take a backseat to honoring Spike for paving the best way for black filmmakers. Remember, Spike as soon as referred to Tyler’s ‘Madea’ franchise as “coonery and buffoonery.” Tyler says since then, he and Spike have met and hashed out their variations … and he hopes they’re setting a great instance by doing so.
As for his new 330-acre-large child … Tyler says it’s a form of poetic justice that he’s constructed it on a former Confederate military base.
In addition to having the primary full-scale duplicate of the White House … the studio has 12 soundstages bearing the names of black pioneers in movie.
Besides Spike … Oprah, Whoopi, Denzel Washington, Diahann Carroll, Will Smith, Halle Berry, Della Reese, John Singleton and Sidney Poitier have been additionally honored throughout the grand opening.