I need some laughs these days with all of the craziness in the world. Come get a dose of Madea, Joe and everybody else. Boo! A Madea Halloween and Madea on the Run are out on DVD, Blu-ray and Digital Download.
Check out this old behind the scenes footage from the filming of The Haves and the Have Nots. I wanted to share it with everyone who's been watching since the beginning. It’s got a special guest appearance you’ve gotta see :) I’ve got another one I’ll share with you early next week. https://youtu.be/gpZpgRx20T8
Last Tuesday you made The Haves and the Have Nots cable's #1 show, on OWN. Then, the next day you made Too Close to Home cable's #1 show, on TLC. All I can say is this... thank you! Keep watching, both of these shows are about to be off the rails!!! Tonight at 9/8c on OWN and tomorrow at 10/9c on TLC.
My snowman skills!!!! Hope your New Year is off to a great start. Thank you so much for watching The Haves last Tuesday and Too Close on TLC last Wednesday. I've got the most amazing audience. Thanks my folks! The Haves tomorrow on OWN at 9/8c!
I can't wait for January 3rd and 4th. Tuesday, it's The Haves and the Have Nots premiere on OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network and on Wednesday, it's the Tyler Perry's Too Close To Home premiere on TLC. And just so you know, all of Season 1 of Too Close To Home is available for FREE on the TLC GO app! It is our Christmas gift to you. Check them out so you'll be ready.
YOUR HIDDEN GIFT Sorry I haven’t written one of these in a while. Working the hours that I do and trying to be the best father that I can, I had to pull back on some things. I hope you understand. Anyway, onto the reason that I’m writing. Everyone who knows me knows that I’m very difficult to shop for. It’s not because I’m choosey, it’s just that I’ve been very fortunate in my life and I usually have all the cool stuff already. So I tell all my friends and family that my gifts of choice are handwritten, from the heart, letters. I love getting them and no one handwrites anything anymore. Anyway, someone gave me a gift about two years ago, and it wasn’t a letter. I thanked them for it and I put it in the trunk of my car with every intention of opening it when I got home. Well, I got home and got busy. I’m almost embarrassed to say that I forgot about this gift for quite some time. Part of the reason why was because it had fallen into a small bin area in my trunk, practically tucked in a corner, totally hidden. One day I was looking for something else and I found that gift, this gift that I didn’t even know I had. I opened it and called the person that gave it to me to thank them for such a great gift and to apologize for not calling sooner. She said “you that damn busy?” We had a good laugh. Once I opened it, I realized it was not only something that I didn’t have, but something that I could and would use a great deal. I was super excited. I could tell you what the gift is, but that’s not as important as what I thought about when I found it. This gift that has become so valuable in my life and had been with me all that time, tucked away and hidden. Everywhere I went I had it with me and didn’t even know it, even when there were days that I really could have used it. Days where it would have made my life better, I didn’t know it was there. With all these thoughts in my head, I couldn’t help but to think about all of us who have gifts inside of us that are tucked away and hidden. Gifts that we have never used, gifts that have been given by God, gifts that are special, gifts that can not only change your life but the world. Yet we leave them hidden, tucked away in the corners of our souls. As you leave 2016 and enter into 2017, why not commit to searching your soul for all of your gifts, even the hidden ones, and begin to use them, no matter what people say, no matter who judges you for it and no matter what people think? Use the gifts that God has given you to help spread some hope and love and joy to this world. Boy, do we need it. Merry CHRISTmas and a Happy New Year to you all. Thank you for an amazing 2016.