The World Keeps Turning

If you look Madea in the eye, you're going to get bitTIFF may be in full swing, but in the outside world, people are still going to the movies. Actually, there’s a festival connection to this week’s box-office report; while “Tyler Perry’s I Can Do Bad All By Myself” was clawing its way to the top spot with a $24 million gross, Perry himself was right here at the Four Seasons, participating in the press junket for the TIFF gala “Precious: Based on the Novel ‘Push’ By Sapphire” with the likes of Oprah Winfrey, Mariah Carey and Mary J. Blige.

I was elsewhere in the building, at the “Up in the Air” round tables, so I couldn’t ask how the hell Perry wound up in the “Star Trek” movie. We still need an answer on that one.

And before you ask: No, I didn’t meet Oprah. Didn’t even see her. But the elevator did stop on her floor briefly, and when the doors opened I swear you could smell freshly baked pie and hear the sighing of cherubs.

Okay, I made up the pie thing. But you’d totally believe it, right?