Atlanta’s probably sole legitimate filmmaker, Tyler Perry, made Vanity Fair’s “New Establishment” list, which claims to be the best list of the country’s most important leaders or whatever. If you actually sit down and read this list, very little of it makes sense. (How the crap is Ari Emanuel the 67th most important leader in the country? The dude is more well known as a fake version of himself on “Entourage” than… himself… his actual, sentient self.)
Regardless, Perry, who I’m convinced is some kind of genius, cracked the list at No. 43.
BIG BOLD MOVE: The incredibly successful auteur (he took home $75 million in 2008 — making him one of the Top 10 highest-paid men in Hollywood) launched the first major film-and-TV studio owned by an African-American: a 200,000-square-foot facility on a 30-acre compound, in Atlanta.
THORN IN HIS SIDE: Six companies that built the film studio and his 26-room Atlanta home filed liens for unpaid bills. Perry claimed the work was substandard.
I wonder how “substandard” that work was. Here’s his bangin’ house:
Bah. You used to sleep in your car, son! Get off this.
Cribbster is still a large Tyler Perry fan.
Though we can’t claim to have seen any of his movies.