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NPR's Michel Martin speaks with filmmaker and actor Tyler Perry about his new movie, A Jazzman's Blues. Playwright, screenwriter, filmmaker, studio mogul, philanthropist - It's hard to keep track of every one of Tyler Perry's hats. But with his latest film, he's put on a new one - reclaimer of a lost love. The love in question is a screenplay he wrote more than two decades ago. He says it was actually his very first, but he put it aside because he didn't have the skills or, frankly, the wherewithal to get it made until now, after more than a billion dollars in ticket sales to his previous films and building his own 330-acre studio. The film is called "A Jazzman's Blues," and it's the story of two kindred spirits who love each other but are kept apart by race, class, colorism and the general oppressiveness of the apartheid south. And Tyler Perry is with us now to tell us more about this passion project.
Mariah Carey's landmark album Butterfly recently turned 25. The album is certified five-times platinum, and includes singles like "Honey" and "My All." The singer-songwriter and pop star seems as omnipresent and ever, thanks to a perennial holiday hit and her devoted and social media-savvy fanbase. In this encore episode, we revisit our conversation about Mariah Carey.
Don’t Worry Darling director Olivia Wilde was seen dancing to Bruno Mars at an afterparty for a Gucci fashion show in Los Angeles.Video shows Wilde, 38, enjoying herself with friends at the event, which was said to have been attended by several other A-listers including Lizzo, Miley Cyrus, and Jared Leto.She was wearing a black jacket and black dress as she danced to Bruno Mars’ Uptown Funk inside the packed-out venue, located at a hotel near Hollywood Boulevard.Click here to sign up for our newsletters.