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Posted: March 01, 2018

Tyler Perry Is Building A Huge Mansion

NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 14:  Tyler Perry launches his new book
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NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 14: Tyler Perry launches his new book "Higher Is Waiting" at the Gramercy Theatre on November 14, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Dia Dipasupil/Getty Images)

By Julie Morgan

Usually when people say “big” it’s an exaggeration but this is no exaggeration.

When we say big, we mean 35,000 sq ft.   

Yep!   It’s big.

The Atlanta area mansion will sit on 1,200 acres that according to TMZ will include an organic farm with horses and other animals.  

That’s interesting and totally not what we think about when we hear the name, Tyler Perry AKA Madea.

Apparently the mega-mansion is near his studios which makes sense because who wants to deal with the Atlanta commute?!?  Traffic there is pretty brutal.

Can’t wait for a drone to flyover the house so we can get a peak when it’s done!

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Click here to see a pic of the house while it’s still under construction.


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Perry was up for the same recognition for “Boo! A Madea Halloween” in 2017. That movie also earned him a worst-combo nomination for “Tyler Perry & That Same Old Worn Out Wig” and a worst director Razzie nomination as well.

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Perry didn’t win any of the categories, though. That year, Dinesh D’Souza and Bruce Schooley won worst director for “Hillary’s America: The Secret History of the Democratic Party.” Rebekah Turner was named worst actress for her role as Clinton in that movie. Ben Affleck and Henry Cavill were deemed worst duo for “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.”

It seems like the Razzies really seem to want Perry to win an award this year. He’s also up for worst remake, rip-off or sequel and, once again, worst combo. The parameters have been widened in the latter category to include “Tyler Perry & Either The Ratty Old Dress or Worn Out Wig.”

Perry isn’t in bad company. Jennifer Lawrence is nominated for worst actress for her part in “Mother!” and Tom Cruise is among the nominees for worst actor for “The Mummy.”

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Tyler Perry dines with Janet Jackson, leaves $500 tip

Tyler Perry and Janet Jackson had dinner in San Antonio and left a Texas-sized tip: $500.

The meal for the friends at vegetarian restaurant Green Vegetarian Cuisine only cost $27, according to MySanAntonio.

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Blanca Vasquez shared an Instagram photo of Perry and Jackson at the restaurant, which, according to the post, appears to be owned by her friend. 

“Janet Jackson and Tyler Perry went to my friends restraunt (sic)!! Left a 500.00 tip omg I so wish I was there!!” she captioned the photo.

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Luis Cantu told mySA.com that his wife, Nicole Tijerina, works as a waitress at Green Vegetarian Cuisine and was “blessed” by Perry’s tip.

“It feels good to have something unexpectedly come back our way,” Cantu said. “It really helped us out a lot.”

Perry’s generosity is well-known. In a Facebook video posted Aug. 31, he announced he would donate $1 million to Hurricane Harvey relief.

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In a video message on Facebook, Perry is also standing up for his friend, megachurch pastor and televangelist Joel Osteen of Lakewood Church in Houston. In fact, Tyler said he plans to give the first $250,000 to Osteen’s church to help buy supplies.

Osteen was heavily criticized after reports that he didn’t immediately open the church as a shelter for people fleeing rising storm waters. 

Perry and Lakewood Church officials said there were safety concerns at the church, which used to be an NBA arena, during and immediately after the hurricane.

Perry, who has family in Houston, said he recently spoke with Osteen and called Joel and Victoria Osteen “amazing people. There's no way they would lock people out of the church and not let people in for shelter.”

Earlier this week, Osteen spoke with on “Good Morning America” and other media outlets in an attempt to do damage control, calling reports “totally not true.”

He said the church was serving as a collection point for supplies and a shelter for Houston residents. Lakewood Church is partnering with Samaritan’s Purse and World Relief to offer aid.

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Perry, who also had family in New Orleans during Hurricane Katrina, said he wanted to find the right charity to support. In the past, he said he had donated “millions and millions” of dollars only to discover later that the money was not getting to the people.

This time, he’s looking for “boots on the ground” groups and individuals who know what the needs are and how best to help.

Perry also announced that he would be donating another quarter-million dollars to Beyoncé’s pastor, Rudy Rasmus.

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A Georgia mother whose toddler has been waiting for a kidney transplant his whole life was given a car on Tuesday — hours before a kidney donor was found.

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Carmellia Burgess of Gwinnett County brought her son home from Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta on Nov. 8, where he’d been since Oct. 29. 

The family expected to wait for the news that his father, Anthony Dickerson, would be permitted to donate a kidney after a battle with the transplant team over his criminal history.

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AJ battled a potentially deadly infection, contracted pneumonia, had surgery to implant a new port for his dialysis treatments and received blood transfusions before he was released from the hospital, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution previously reported.

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But his mother didn’t have a car to get AJ to his hemodialysis appointments three times a week, she posted on Facebook.

That trouble ended Tuesday, when actor Tyler Perry gave Burgess a new car.

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The family later learned a deceased donor kidney will be given to AJ on Wednesday, attorney Mawuli Davis said.

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“Father and mother are there excited and are being supported by Mr. Dickerson’s mentor, David Manuel, and Pastor Derrick Rice from Sankofa Church.

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Carmellia Burgess brought her son home from Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta on Nov. 8, where he’d been since Oct. 29. 

Burgess’s son, AJ, battled a potentially deadly infection, contracted pneumonia, had surgery to implant a new port for his dialysis treatments and received blood transfusions before he was released from the hospital, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution previously reported.

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But his mother didn’t have a car to get AJ to his hemodialysis appointments three times a week, she wrote on Facebook.

That trouble ended Tuesday, when actor Tyler Perry gifted Burgess with a new car.

The family later learned a deceased donor kidney would be given to AJ this week, attorney Mawuli Davis said.