Orlando Jones will be taking over the role of Madea in Tyler Perry's next movie...
This is not a joke.
Former Mad TV star Orlando Jones is starring in Tyler Perry's Madea Christmas because Tyler is too busy with his new projects on Oprah's OWN Network.
"It is with mixed emotion that I announce that I will be unable to portray Madea in the next chapter in her journey. The character has been such a gift and it was my hope and intention to play this role again in the upcoming film. But, due to my commitments to the exciting new venture I am launching with OWN and Discovery Communications, I must now put all my energy into our new slate of shows that will launch on the network later this year."