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Tyler Perry Reacts to Nephew's Second Autopsy Results

Tyler Perry is speaking out following the results of his nephew Gavin Porter‘s second autopsy.

The 50-year-old Madea’s Family Reunion actor told TMZ that his family has received the results from Dr. Michael Baden.

“I spoke with Dr. Michael Baden today after he finished the autopsy on my nephew,” Tyler also wrote on Instagram. “I was relieved to hear that he is 98% sure that there was no foul play in his death, just as Sheriff Gates stated.”

“Answers don’t take away grief, but they surely give room for grieving to take its course,” he added.

Tyler‘s nephew allegedly died by suicide in a Louisiana prison at age 26. He was reportedly in solitary confinement after getting into a fight last weekend and was found dead on Tuesday night.

Gavin was serving a 20-year sentence for shooting and killing his father in front of his mother (Tyler‘s sister).

Hear Tyler Perry speak more about the issue here.

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Tyler Perry Speaks Out After Nephew's Alleged Suicide in Prison

Tyler Perry‘s 26-year-old nephew Gavin Porter is dead after allegedly committing suicide while in prison and now the actor and filmmaker is speaking out with the family’s concerns.

Gavin was serving a 20-year sentence in prison for shooting and killing his father in front of his mom. TMZ reported that he was found hanging in his cell from a bed sheet this week.

“There is an active investigation at the prison’s request. We are currently awaiting the results of an autopsy. The initial investigation did not suspect foul play. We are also conducting an investigation into the fight which occurred earlier and Porter‘s involvement in that incident,” a rep from the Union Parish Sheriff’s Office said in a statement.

Tyler and his family have decided to request an additional autopsy and they are continuing to say this was an “alleged” suicide until they have more facts.

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Mariah Carey Supports Tyler Perry at 'A Fall From Grace' Premiere in NYC!

Mariah Carey is there for her longtime friend Tyler Perry!

The 49-year-old entertainer joined the 50-year-old director and producer at the premiere of his new movie A Fall From Grace on Monday night (January 13) at the Metrograph in New York City.

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Stars of the film at the premiere included Bresha Webb, Cicely Tyson, Crystal Fox, Phylicia Rashad, Matthew Law, and Mehcad Brooks.

Gayle King was also in attendance.

Here’s the movie’s synopsis: When gentle, law-abiding Grace confesses to killing her new husband, her skeptical young lawyer sets out to uncover the truth.

A Fall From Grace will debut on Netflix on Friday, January 17.

READ MORE: Mariah Carey Celebrates ‘All I Want for Christmas Is You’ Record Fall From No. 1 to Off the Billboard Hot 100

20+ pictures inside of Mariah Carey and the others at the premiere…More Here! »

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Tyler Perry Isn't Happy with Academy Over Jennifer Lopez & Awkwafina's Oscars 2020 Snubs

Jennifer Lopez and Awkwafina were just two of the stars totally snubbed from the Oscars 2020 nominations list, and Tyler Perry isn’t happy about it.

TMZ caught Tyler out and about after the nominations were announced and he said, “I’m upset, man.”

JLo didn’t get nominated! Are you kidding me? And Awkwafina! She should have got nominated,” Tyler said.

JLo was expected to be recognized for her work in Hustlers, and Awkwafina, who won the Golden Globe this year, was expected to get love for The Farewell.

Be sure to check out the entire list of nominees for the 2020 Academy Awards.

Beyonce, Kim Kardashian, Kylie Jenner & More Attend Diddy's 50th Birthday Party - See the Star-Studded Guest List!

Diddy is celebrating his 50th birthday with a massive, star-studded celebration!

The music mogul, who turned 50 earlier in November, celebrated with a massive birthday bash presented by Ciroc Vodka on Saturday (December 14) in Los Angeles.

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A-listers like Beyonce and Jay-Z, Cardi B and Offset, Kim Kardashian and Kanye West, Kylie Jenner and Khloe Kardashian were all in attendance.

Tons of hip-hop moguls, pop stars, movie and television stars were all in attendance, including La La Anthony, Fabolous, Nelly, Terrence J, Lenny Santiago, Taraji P. Henson, Kevin Hart and wife Eniko Parrish, French Montana and Naomi Campbell.

Jimmy Iovine joined Dr. Dre and wife Nicole Young, Pharrell Williams and wife Helen Lasichanh, Laurieann Gibson, Jonathan Cheban, The Weeknd, 2 Chainz, Chris Robinson, Post Malone, Big Sean, Jhene Aiko, Swizz Beatz, June Ambrose, Quavo, Snoop Dogg and wife Shante Broadus to celebrate at the event.

Kris Jenner and boyfriend Corey Gamble joined superstar guests like Tyler Perry, Kobe Bryant and wife Vanessa Bryant, Usher, Jaden Smith, Janelle Monae, Machine Gun Kelly, G-Eazy, Paris Hilton, Regina King, Fergie, Kate Beckinsale, Jermaine Dupri, Dwayne Wade, Ellen Pompeo and husband Chris Ivery, and Lil Kim and Mary J Blige celebrate at the event.

Diddy was also joined by his children Christian, 21, D’Lila, 12, Jessie, 12, Chance, 13, Justin, 25, Quincy, 28, as well as his mother Janice Combs.

FYI: Beyonce is wearing Giuseppe Zanotti heels. Kris, Corey, Quavo, Usher, and Diddy‘s family are all wearing Dolce&Gabbana.

30+ pictures inside from Diddy‘s star-studded 50th birthday bash…

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Beyonce Supports Jay-Z at Inaugural Shawn Carter Foundation Gala

Jay-Z is kicking off his Shawn Carter Foundation Gala Weekend with his wife, Beyonce, by his side.

The 49-year-old musician, entrepreneur and philanthropist hosted the inaugural gala at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino over the weekend in Hollywood, Fla.

Jay‘s mom Gloria Carter, DJ Khaled, Meek Mill, Robert Kraft, Normani, Swizz Beatz, Fabolous, Tyler Perry, Dapper Dan, Eddie Rosario, Michael Blackson, Beyonce‘s mom Tina Knowles and husband Richard Lawson and DJ Trauma were all in attendance.

The event kicked off on Friday night (November 15) with a high-stakes poker tournament, where Marcelo Claure was crowned winner over Jay and Yo Gotti. He donated his $500,000 in earnings back to the Shawn Carter Foundation.

On Saturday night (November 16), celebrities from various sectors of music, entertainment and sports came together for a night of dinner and drinks, raising a total of $6 million.

Robin Roberts was Master of Ceremonies at the gala, while guests enjoyed cocktails courtesy of D’USSE Cognac and Armand de Brignac throughout the evening. There was also a live performance by Alicia Keys.

All proceeds benefited the Shawn Carter Foundation‘s scholarship fund, college prep workshops and bus tours, study abroad opportunities, and community goodwill programs for youth and families in need.

FYI: Beyonce is wearing a Roberto Cavalli Couture dress.

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Tyler Perry Didn't Know He Cast the Woman Who Bought a Billboard to Get His Attention

Tyler Perry didn’t know he was hiring the actress who bought a billboard to get his attention when she landed a role in his new show!

The 50-year-old actor and director recently opened up about Racquel Bailey getting cast on his new show Sistas.

“That was scary as hell. I was really creeped out about it,” Tyler said of her billboard stunt.

He continued, “She auditioned. I didn’t even know it was her. I had separated the two in my mind. She got the job and after she gets the job, they tell me, ‘Oh that’s the girl from the billboard!’ I go, ‘What? Why didn’t somebody tell me!?’ It’s good that she’s good because if you put up a billboard and you suck, it’s not going to work.”

Tyler added that doesn’t recommend the billboard stunt for anyone else.

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