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Oprah Winfrey's OWN announces exclusive partnership with Tyler Perry

Hallelujer!

Oprah Winfrey’s OWN network announced today that it has struck an exclusive, multi-year deal with Tyler Perry, making it the mogul’s “singular destination for all new television series and products.” These series include two original scripted shows — the first such programs on OWN — which will premiere in 2013. Both shows will be executive produced, written, and directed by Perry.

Though Perry is best known for his films, the multi-hyphenate first branched out into TV in 2007. His TBS sitcoms Tyler Perry’s House of Payne, Meet the Browns, and For Better Or Worse have been wildly successful; upon premiering, the first two each garnered the top cable comedy debut ratings of all time.

“I have been looking forward to the day when we would be in the position to enter the world of scripted television. That day has come,” Winfrey, said in a statement.  READ FULL STORY

Tyra Banks teases 'Top Model: College Edition,' clashing judges, and sharks (in the water and on the Internet)

After 10 years in production on America’s Next Top Model, Tyra Banks has some stories to tell — like the time the models nearly served as shark bait. Yes, America, you heard it here: There was almost a Top Model shark shoot. Read on to discover why it got nixed at the last minute. What’s more after majorly overhauling the judging panel last April, Banks talks candidly about tension between two judges, the introduction of America as a fourth judge, and getting back to the shows foundations in cycle 19. Plus, get a sneak peek at this season’s hot new judge Rob Evans and A-list stylist-turned-ANTM-creative-consultant Johnny Wujek in action! READ FULL STORY

Tyler Perry casts Bobbi Christina Brown on TV series 'For Better or Worse' -- report

Whitney Houston’s 19-year-old daughter Bobbi Kristina Brown has been cast on Tyler Perry’s TBS series For Better or Worse, according to a People report. The show shoots at Perry’s Atlanta studios, where Brown lives. There are no details as of yet about the role.

In her first interview after the sudden death of her mother, Brown told Oprah Winfrey, “I have to carry on the legacy” of Whitney Houston, and said she would be focusing on professional singing, acting, and dancing.

The second season of For Better or Worse debuts on TBS in July.

Read more:
Bobbi Kristina interview with Oprah: ‘I feel her pass through me all the time’
Whitney Houston: Her Highs and Lows
Jordin Sparks on working with Whitney Houston on ‘Sparkle’

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