Director John Singleton Dead at 51

John Singleton has passed away.

The film director, screenwriter, and producer died Monday in Los Angeles. He was 51.

According to a family spokesperson, John passed away peacefully at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, surrounded by his family and friends.

“We want to thank the amazing doctors at Cedars-Sinai Hospital for their expert care and kindness and we again want thank all of John’s fans, friends and colleagues for all of the love and support they showed him during this difficult time,” the family said in a statement.

John’s family announced that they made the decision to pull him from life support earlier on Monday.

via NYT:

Singleton, 51, a native of South Los Angeles, was nominated for an Oscar for his directing in his debut film “Boyz N the Hood,” which centered on three teenagers growing up amid violence in his home city. Singleton was in his early 20s and fresh out of film school when he directed the film. He was the first African-American and the youngest person ever to be nominated for the award.

He went on to direct more than 10 films and TV series, including the recent FX crime drama “Snowfall,” about the 1980s crack cocaine epidemic in Los Angeles. His most prominent films after his debut include “Poetic Justice” (1993), a romantic melodrama starring Janet Jackson and Tupac Shakur, and “Rosewood” (1997), about a historical white mob massacre against a town of black residents in Florida.

Singleton has also directed episodes of “Empire,” “American Crime Story,” and “Billions.” In 1992, he directed a music video for Michael Jackson’s song “Remember the Time,” featuring Eddie Murphy, Magic Johnson and Iman.

Poetic Justice will FOREVER be my Fave! RIP Family.

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Just Married : Idris Elba And Long Time Girlfriend Sabrina Tie The Knot in Morocco

Idris Elba is officially off the market.

The actor and cool a** DJ married model Sabrina Dhowre in Morocco.

via TMZ:

The wedding was super elaborate. They said their “I do’s” at the Ksar Char-Bagh hotel in Marrakesh.  The nuptials followed a lavish rehearsal dinner the night before.

The celebration had all the trappings … even fire dancers.

It’s not over yet. There’s a big white party to celebrate Idris and Sabrina on Saturday night.

The actor has a 17-year-old daughter and 4-year-old son. As for his new wife, Idris says the attraction is more than skin deep … “She makes me laugh and we share common goals. She makes me happy.  She makes me celebrate my successes and when I’m not too sure about stuff she makes me think.”

Congrats!

 

Tamron Hall Gives Birth to a Baby Boy

ITS A BOY!

After wowing us with her pregnancy at 48 less then a month ago, Tamron Hall has given birth!

She welcomed son Moses with her husband, Steven.

Check out her post below. Congrats!

Ughh Yall Nasty! Coachella Music Festival Has Huge Herpes Outbreak

People were being so damn mannish at Coachella this year lawd – some went for more then just the music.

Apparently, there was a lot of unprotected sex going on and it sparked a massive herpes outbreak.

via TMZ:

According to honchos at HerpAlert — an online diagnosis and treatment website for the STD — there’s been a huge spike in folks looking to get treated for herpes in the communities surrounding the famous music festival.

HerpAlert‘s been in business for 2 years now, with doctors issuing prescriptions to pharmacies after people submit photos of their, umm … situation, for medical pros to review. The turnaround time is blazing fast, it only takes about 2 hours. 

We’re told the site has seen a massive surge in folks seeking prescriptions for herpes since Day 1 at Coachella. A whopping 1,105 cases have been reported in Indio, Palm Desert and Coachella Valley — and also L.A., Orange and San Diego counties where most of the concertgoers live. 

HerpAlert tells us they typically handle 12 cases a day in Southern Cali … but during the first 2 days of Coachella, the site serviced almost 250 patients!!! The biggest previous spike was during Oscars weekend 2018, when they got a mere 60 cases a day.

John Singleton In A Coma Following Serious Stroke

John Singleton is currently still in the hospital after suffering a stroke — and his condition is worse than the family initially wanted the public to know.

Sadly , John is in a coma now

via TMZ:

TMZ broke the story … Singleton suffered a stroke last week after returning from Costa Rica and experience problems with his legs.  He checked himself into Cedars Sinai Medical Center in L.A. and suffered a stroke Thursday in his hospital room.

We know he was in ICU as of last weekend, but family members characterized the stroke as “mild.”

According to the legal docs, obtained by TMZ, John’s mom, Shelia Ward, is asking a judge to appoint her temporary conservator  because he is “unable to properly provide for his personal needs for physical health, food, clothing, or shelter.”

Lets Keep Our Family in our prayers.

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Nipsey Hussle’s Family Says STOP All Fundraising To Help Support His Children

Nipsey Hussle’s family is politely rejecting any fundraising to support his kids — because Nipsey made sure they’d be set for the rest of their lives.

via TMZ:

Sources close to Nip’s family tell TMZ … Nipsey made sure his 2 children, Emani and Kross Asghedom, would never have to rely on other people for money. 

While there have been multiple crowdfunding pages popping up for them — including the one retired NFL star Reggie Bush started — we’re told the family wants everyone to know the kids are more than alright. 

Nipsey was remembered as a savvy businessman during his celebration of life … and for good reason. We’re told he owned all of his master recordings, his Marathon Clothing store, and he also set up multiple trust funds to make sure his kids and family would never need a handout.

As we reported … Bush set up a GoFundMe in hopes of raising $100,000 for Nipsey’s kids, personally chipping in $10k to get things started. But, that fundraiser has already been scrubbed from the internet. 

We’re told the family is grateful for the outpouring of support, but as one source put it — Nip just wouldn’t want it that way, and since he left his family financially secure … it’s just not necessary.

Ibwas think they should take all the donations and use them to continue Nipsey’s work in the community. To each his/her own.