Talk Show Star Oprah Winfrey And Director Tyler Perry May Be Ending Long Time Friendship !!
|Talk Show Star Oprah Winfrey And Director Tyler |
Perry May Be Ending Long Time Friendship !!
Sources close to the respective moguls tell the Daily Mail that Oprah is allegedly frustrated by Perry's lack of ability to take criticism, and is ready to wash her hands of him despite the fact that his shows bring big ratings to her network, OWN.
Apparently, partnering together on Winfrey’s OWN Network caused the major rift in their friendship. In case you didn’t know, the 46-year-old movie mogul has three series on the OWN, including “For Better or Worse” and “Love Thy Neighbor,” along with the record-breaking drama “The Haves and the Have Nots.”
Oprah was very involved in watching Tyler develop them creatively and they even shot promos together with her as Miss Sophia from The Color Purple and he as Madea,” the source said.
“But that relationship has soured in the last six months because Oprah finds Tyler difficult to work with and he doesn’t take constructive criticism well at all.”
Drama allegedly ensued late last summer when 62-year-old Winfrey suggested Perry hire some additional script writers to help develop his shows, particularly the top-rated drama “The Have and the Have Nots,” which he did not adhere to.
“That’s when Oprah finally got to see a side of Tyler she hadn’t experienced yet.
He resisted her feedback, the same way he resists the feedback of critics and media people who chastise his work, and became extremely defensive with her.”
What's more, Oprah is reportedly pissed about recent news reports claiming Perry "saved" her network with his high-rated shows.
The impasse means the two moguls are keeping their distance from each other. "Gone are the days of them having long phone conversations and texting late into the night," the source says, adding that Perry didn't join Winfrey, her man Stedman Graham, Ava DuVernay and David Oyelowo for a Christmas holiday in Fiji.
Of course, his absence could also have to do with the fact that he has a newborn baby at home.