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Tyler Perry: Whoopi Goldberg Got Me Thinking about ‘Colored Girls’

What Whoopi Goldberg wants, Whoopi Goldberg gets, including Tyler Perry—after an epic wait, that is.

Interviewed on Keeping it Reel, Tyler discusses how he finally came to write, produce and direct a big-screen version of Ntozake Shange‘s iconic 1975 stage play, For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow Is Enuf.

CAPTION: "I'm greatful to God every day," Tyler (above) tells us of his loyal audience.

"I'm grateful to God every day," Tyler (above) tells us of his passionate, loyal audience.

“It haunted me. It kept coming to me. About five, six years ago, somebody at William Morris asked me if I was interested in doing it, I said no,” the Hollywood powerhouse—whose films to date have grossed more than $400 million worldwide—tells host Tim Gordon.

“Then Whoopi Goldberg called me about four years ago and asked me if I wanted to do it on Broadway, and I said no. And I’m still not payin’ attention. They’re sayin’ For Colored Girls, and I didn’t know anything about it.

“And then somebody else called—these are all random people over a course of five or six years—so I finally said, Continue reading

Programming Highlights; June 7, 2010

Tune in to some great content from today on BlogTalkRadio.
*Please note that all show times are listed in EST time.
Today’s Programming Highlights:

 

michael-perryAt 7 PM Book Club Girl welcomes Michael Perry, author of Population: 485, a humorous, heartfelt memoir of living in a ramshackle Wisconsin farmhouse, faced with 37 acres of fallen fences and overgrown fields—and a pregnant wife who intends to deliver their baby at home.

 

stupidcancershow-7At 9 PM The Stupid Cancer Show host Matthew Zachary welcomes young adult survivor Jason Varounis, the Patient Advocate Foundation’s Chief of External Communications Erin Moaratty, and the Cancer Support Community’s Senior VP of Research and Training Mitch Golant.

 

paul-odenAt 9 PM What’s Brewin host George Brew goes one-on-one with Paul Olden, who took over Yankee Stadium announcing duties after last year’s retirement of then-98-year-old Bob “The Voice of God” Sheppard. A 12-time Super Bowl announcer, Paul will weigh in on Bob’s legacy.

 

pj-mortonAt 9 PM Mutha Knows host Mutha kicks it with music producer PJ Morton—whose dad is gospel legend Bishop Paul S. Morton. Having worked with such A-listers as India.Arie, Erykah Badu and LL Cool J., PJ’s releasing his own album, Walk Alone.

 

jeff-fridayAt 9 PM Inside Urban Hollywood’s Tanya Kersey sits down with Jeff Friday, founder of the American Black Film Festival, which gets under way June 23 in Miami, and features Night Catches Us with Kerry Washington, and Suicide Dolls with LaQuita Cleare.

 

tc-carsonAt 10 PM Let’s Be Frank gets busy with TC Carson, who played Kyle Barker opposite Queen Latifah on the Fox series Living Single. TC and castmate Anthony Glover will chat about their roles in the Houston’s Ensemble Theater Company’s production of Five Guys Named Moe.

 

phil-proctorAt 11 PM The Worst Show on the Web cuts loose with Phil Proctor, who has voiced characters in such hit flicks as Dr. Doolittle and Toy Story, and is an original member of the The Firesign Theatre comedy troup—which embarks on a new tour this month.

 

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