‘Friday’ actor-comedian John Witherspoon dies at 77

U.S. 10/30/19, 01:59

Actor-comedian John Witherspoon, who memorably played Ice Cube's father in the "Friday" films, has died. He was 77. Witherspoon's manager Alex Goodman confirmed late Tuesday that Witherspoon died in Los Angeles. No cause of death was released. The actor had a prolific career, co-starring in three "Friday" films, appearing on "The Wayans ...

Ice Cube, others mourn director Singleton at private funeral

Entertainment 05/06/19, 16:45

Family, friends and dignitaries including Ice Cube, Stevie Wonder and Congresswoman Maxine Waters were among those mourning director John Singleton at his Los Angeles funeral on Monday.The private service was held at Angelus Funeral Home in South Los Angeles, the neighborhood formerly known as South Central, where Singleton spent part ...

John Singleton’s work influenced generation, urban style

California 04/30/19, 14:37

NNJohn Singleton brought issues of urban poverty and gang violence gripping South Central Los Angeles in the early 1990s to mainstream audiences with his classic "Boyz n the Hood."FILE - This July 20, 2005 file photo shows John Singleton, left, a producer for the film "Hustle & Flow," with actress ...

John Singleton found a perfect marriage of movie and moment

Entertainment 04/30/19, 02:07

The summer of 1991 was made for John Singleton. That was when the filmmaker's first feature, "Boyz N the Hood" was released.Singleton, who died Monday at age 51, found his calling in the movie that told the stories of young men who grew up in South-Central Los Angeles.The film gave ...

John Singleton, maker of ‘Boyz N the Hood,’ dies at 51

Entertainment 04/29/19, 16:49

Director John Singleton, who made one of Hollywood's most memorable debuts with the Oscar-nominated "Boyz N the Hood" and continued over the following decades to probe the lives of black communities in his native Los Angeles and beyond, has died. He was 51. Singleton's family said Monday that he died in ...

Rihanna, Snoop, Ice Cube react to death of Nipsey Hussle

Entertainment 03/31/19, 23:24

Reaction to the death of rapper Nipsey Hussle, who was shot and killed on Sunday in Los Angeles.___— "Prayers out to the whole family, man. This ... got to stop, man." — Snoop Dogg in one of several Instagram videos he posted on Hussle.FILE - In this March 29, 2018, ...

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