- Let us pray: What Would Jesus Do is now property of Tyler Perry. Now, raise your hand if you mentally stretched out his last name like Hurricane Chris expressing his fondness Halle Berry.
The United State Patent and Trademark Office sided with the media mogul in the trademark battle for the popular phrase last week, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
He won the battle over ‘I Want to Work for Diddy’ flop (listen, we all fall short of the glory of God) Kimberly “Poprah” Kearney, who registered the trademark in 2008, several months before Perry did. Perry registered the phrase in the category of “entertainment services,” with the idea of producing “live concerts, a TV program and motion pictures” in relation to the trademark.
Fans of the reality competition ‘I Want Diddy To Be My Slave Master’ surely remember over-the-top-and-under-the-bottom contestant Kim “Poprah” Kearney.
After being booted from the running on both seasons for her unapologetic penchant of being loud and wrong (like everybody else on Facebook), the self-proclaimed hybrid of Diddy and Oprah has managed to keep her face out there, one “oh, okay sis” at a time.
I’m not sure if you can call attending Tami Roman’s nail polish event on ‘Basketball Wives’ this season scoring a cameo but she did appear on an episode of MTV’s True Life. Anything to make it to the popular page on Instagram, I guess.
In her latest update, Poprah is alleging that Tyler Perry attempted to steal her trademark for a faith-based television show she pitched to him back in 2008. Read her claims in a press release below.
In the below clip from Tyler Perry‘s appearance on ‘Oprah Next Chapter,’ he explains how he tried to help Whitney Houston through her struggle with addiction due largely in part to an ominous feeling about her fate.
“I felt a huge responsibility for her, for Whitney, herself. From the first day we sat down in that restaurant and had a conversation where she was so open with me, I felt a responsibility to do all I could to help her . . . I sensed, like most people who deal with people who have addiction issues, they sense that there is a ‘death day’ coming.”