Sunday, October 5, 2008
hittin the big time
History has been made. Yet again.
Tyler Perry opened his own major TV/Movie studio in Atlanta last night, becoming the first African-American to do so. [Really?!?!? The FIRST?! Weird.]
TONS of celebs were there to honor him, of course. Will Smith, Oprah, Sidney Poitier, Ruby Dee, Cicely Tyson, Louis Gossett, Jr., Holly Robinson Peete, Tracey Edmonds, L.A. Reid, John Legend, Hank Aaron AND Barry Bonds.. to name a few.
They all honored Tyler throughout the night.. but most importantly they honored the fact that it was such a huge step for Americans. Oprah even cried because of what it meant to her. [Of course, right?] Will said "This is an American first, and the first in the universe. There is something happening in America and in the world that's powerful. He is not letting anyone get in his way. Those are the wonderfully naïve, arrogant, humble, powerfully American concepts that make things powerful in this country. It's big."
He also commented on how Tyler was somehow able to pull off a white suit even though he's such a tall man. Good one, Will. :)
I didn't even know he was doing this.. but I think it's awesome! I love every single one of his movies, and I watched House of Payne the other day for the first time and liked that, too! So I think this can only bring TONS of great new things, right?!
You're awesome, Tyler! CONGRATS!!!
PS: Here are some pics of everyone looking FAB at the event. Click to enlarge, of course. :)
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