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Tyler Perry Injured Oprah Winfrey With… Flowers??

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Tyler Perry and Oprah

It's no secret that Tyler Perry and Oprah Winfrey are best buds.

So when it was Oprah's birthday on the 29th, Perry sent her a big floral arrangement.

It was so big that when Oprah bent down to pick it up, she threw out her back!!

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Tyler Perry Lost 30 Pounds Training For Alex Cross!

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Tyler Perry is starring in a new movie, Alex Cross and in it he's playing an action hero.

So he had to lose the old lady fat suit and get his fitness on!

By changing his lifestyle, he was able to get into great shape and lose 30 pounds in the process!!

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Shaq Drops A Comedy DVD!

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From that height, it probably shattered!


Anyway, it's true — remember when we told you that Shaq was going to host his own comedy show? Well he did this too to prove he could do it: Shaquille O'Neal Presents All Star Comedy Jam Live From Orlando!

Luckily for you, it's available today. We're pretty sure that Shaq doesn't actually have a stand up set on it, though we're positive he'd be amazing.

Here's the description:

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Tyler Perry Writes Open Letter To Jerry Sandusky Molestation Victims

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Tyler Perry open letter to Sandusky victim

Tyler Perry famously opened up about his childhood molestation on Oprah over a year ago, but now he's opening up about his tragic experiences in honor of the victims of Jerry Sandusky.

Newsweek published an open letter from the filmmaker, which he wrote to the former 11-year-old Second Mile child who suffered for years at the hands of the Penn State football defensive coordinator.

In the heart wrenching letter to the unnamed victim, Perry praised the courage it took to come forward with the allegations, writing:

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Rebecca Romijn And Jerry O'Connell Leaving Yoga

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Rebecca and Jerry yoga

Couples who play together, stay together!

Rebecca Romijn was seen leaving a yoga class in El Lay with her husband Jerry O'Connell on Monday.

For Romijn fans who have missed her presence on the big screen, you won't have too much longer to wait because she's starring in Tyler Perry's next movie Good Deeds!

Sadly, Jerry's CBS show The Defenders has been cancelled, but at least he's still got a beautiful woman by his side who loves yoga as much as he does!

[Image via National Photo Group.]

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Tyler Perry Hits The Gym

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Tyler Perry Hits The Gym

Actor, director, and producer Tyler Perry got his gym on yesterday at a West Hollywood gym.

Most of his roles seem to revolve around him putting on a fat suit, but that doesn’t mean he has to be fat under the suit!

Keep it up, bb!

[Image via Mavrix Online.]

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Tyler Perry Opens Up To Oprah About Being Molested, Beaten

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Tyler Perry Opens Up To Oprah About Being Molested and Beaten

Hearing stories like this break out hearts.

During an hour-long segment, Tyler Perry opened up to Oprah about being molested three times before he reached the age of ten, and being beaten by his dad — once so badly that he blacked out for days.

Much of the interview consisted of heart-wrenching stories of Perry being molested at an early age. When he was six he was building a birdhouse with his neighbor when he was first molested — the neighbor put his hands down Perry’s pants.

"I’m thinking, ‘What is this?’And I felt my body betraying me, because I felt an erection at that age,” said Perry.

When Tyler turned 10, he was molested again, this time by a male nurse from his chuch.

“[The man from church] used God and the Bible against me to justify a lot of the things that were going on. It was so horrible, and that was my first sexual experience, with this man performing oral sex on me as a boy.”

Later that year, Perry was at a friends house, when his friend’s mother put her son in the bath tub, and when Perry was about to leave she appeared in lingerie and locked the door.

"'You want to go home? Here’s the key? I come over to get it,' and she puts it inside of herself and she tells me to get it. So I—I get the key, but I feel my body betraying me again because I felt an erection. This is so disgusting, you know, what these people did to this little boy."

All of these horrifying experiences left Tyler sexually confused, and haunted him throughout his life. Fortunately, he has been able to come to terms with some of it.

“All of these people had given me something to carry. I think that everyone who’s been abused, there is a string to the puppet master, and they’re holding you hostage to your behaviors and what you do. At some point, you have to be responsible for them. What I started to do is untie the strings and chase them down to where they came from. And I was able to free myself and understand that even though these things happened to me, it was not me.”

We can hardly bear to hear these stories, but it’s important that they are told — to raise awareness of the horrible things that happen in our society and to give courage to others to come out and overcome their burdens.

[Image via Carrie Devorah/WENN.com.]

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