Funnyman Tyler Perry has booked 40 rooms in a Comfort Inn hotel in Atlanta, Georgia, for the next 10 days in an effort to help house the victims of Hurricane Katrina.

The DIARY OF A MAD BLACK WOMAN star grew up in New Orleans, Louisiana, which was caught up in the eye of the August (05) storm, and she's been left devastated.

He says, "I'm only mentioning it (his charity efforts) publicly because if one man can do that, then maybe the corporations can step up and help out."