Tyler Perry is loving life right now! He’s got a new Movie, a new ride, and a great attitude! According to our friend Talkin Wit Tami, he held a private screening for his latest movie here in Atlanta called, ‘Temptation’. It’s an explosive film about forbidden desires. Perry showed up and showed out at the screening (which was held here in Atlanta at the AMC Parkway Point 15). He pulled up in a brand spanking new silver Fisker and the crowd went wild! He stepped out in a custom Tom Ford suit and hit the carpet with a smile!
Looking Good Mr. Perry! Looking Good!!! Temptation Opens March 29th at a Theater near you. You don’t want to miss Lance Gross, Kim Kardashian, Brandy, and Oh Is Tyler Starring in this movie as well??? TO see more
Photos Courtesy of Talkin With Tami…
More News from our friends over at Access Atlanta/Buzz- Jennifer Brett
Following the red-carpet screening of “Temptation: Confessions of a Marriage Counselor” on Saturday night, writer/director Tyler Perrywelcomed invited guests to his home for a party.
No photos were allowed, so I’ll just have to tell you about it.
First, Perry stood at the door and personally welcomed every person who arrived. The guest list included stars of “Temptation” – Jurnee Smollett-Bell, Lance Gross, Ella Joyce and Renée Taylor among them – who joined “Real Housewives” NeNe Leakes and Kandi Burruss (and maybeCynthia Bailey; I saw her on the red carpet but didn’t spot her at the party).
Kim Kardashian and her beau Kanye West, who showed up as a surprise, also were at the party. I didn’t see them either and saw Kim only briefly as she was whisked past the press at the red carpet.
Georgia Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle was there with some staff members; some of the remarks Perry made right before the screening appeared aimed at the state’s lawmakers.
“I am committed to making sure these tax credits become permanent in the state of Georgia,” he said, referring to the state’s film-friendly tax policy first enacted in 2008. Since then Atlanta has lured a steady surge of big and small-screen projects.
Also joining the party at Perry’s home: Chick-fil-A president Dan Cathy, U.S. Rep. John Lewisand a small contingent of Atlanta media personalities including WXIA’s Karyn Greer and Evelyn Mims, and CBS Atlanta’s JaQuitta Williams. Usher was supposed to attend but I’m not sure if he made it or not.
Perry’s home, a 30,000-square-foot French provincial mansion perched atop a 17-acre tract off Paces Ferry along the Chattahoochee River, is enormous yet somehow cozy and understated, despite impressive artwork and signature decorative elements like a huge chandelier in the main area of the house. In almost every room there are framed photos of him in with famous friends including President Barack Obama, Janet Jackson and Oprah Winfrey and numerous photos of his late mother, Maxine Perry. Perry’s study and two-story library are loaded with books, both handsome, leather-bound classics, copies of his own books and Bibles and inspirational books.
Guests made themselves comfortable in various seating areas both indoors and out. The sweeping terrace along the back of the house, overlooking tennis courts and pool, offered an incredible view of the night sky. The downstairs level, where curved archways and lower ceilings give a sort of catacomb/wine cellar look, includes a huge fitness room where Perry presumably maintains his buff physique.
Throughout the evening Perry played the role of genial host. (He really should write a book on entertaining sometime, maybe co-authored with A Legendary Event’s Tony Conway, who presided over things Saturday, as he usually does when Perry entertains).
“I want to tell you guys how much I love and appreciate all your hard work,” Perry said at the screening. “I want to say thank you.”