“John Singleton passed away at the age of 51” links

69th Primetime Creative Arts Emmy Awards

John Singleton passed away yesterday at the age of 51. He was the groundbreaking director of films like Boyz In the Hood, Poetic Justice, Four Brothers and more. He was nominated for two Oscars, and he was a quality producer as well. [Dlisted]
Sophie Turner’s jeans would look so much better if they were bellbottoms. [GFY]
I agree with Lainey, the betting-favorite names for Baby Sussex are way off, they won’t name their baby Arthur or Grace. [LaineyGossip]
Vanessa Bayer has a new sketch show. [OMG Blog]
Halima Aden wore a burkini for the SI: Swimsuit Edition. [The Blemish]
Emma Roberts’ Louis Vuitton is too stiff-looking. [Tom & Lorenzo]
An ode to 2 Fast 2 Furious, directed by John Singleton. [Pajiba]
Pete Doherty was… attacked by a hedgehog? [Seriously OMG]
Alex Skarsgard wore a saffron-colored turtleneck. [Just Jared]

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  1. smcollins says:

    Very sad news. My heart goes out to his family.

  2. Lightpurple says:

    May he Rest In Peace

  3. BlueSky says:

    John Singleton was from my generation. I remember when “Boyz N the hood” came out and how he was being regarded as this whiz kid. That movie was…I’m still speechless. It was so gritty and it launched Ice Cube’s movie career.

    • LahdidahBaby says:

      I feel the same. Boyz N the Hood was groundbreaking, stunning, unforgettable. It opened America’s eyes to inner-city black experience and the stubborn, fiercely beautiful spirit that transcends the prejudice and struggles faced by black Americans every single day. Singleton is a hero for the ages. May he rest in peace.

    • Eden75 says:

      That is still one of my favorite movies, by far. I remember seeing it in the theater and the impact it had on all of us.

  4. minx says:

    So sad, he was way too young.

    • LahdidahBaby says:

      Yes. I keep thinking that. We are all poorer for the films he didn’t live long enough to make.

  5. gapeachinsc says:

    I heard about John’s passing last night. It makes me so very sad. Choking back the tears as I read this post today. My thoughts and prayers go out to his family.

  6. Christina says:

    He came from the area where I grew up. A friend was in his first film: he hired our people. It was so nice to have someone allowed to create art about kids from that world. He represented the complexity of who we were, who we are. I am heartbroken. My heart goes out to his kids and family.

  7. brooke rizzuto says:

    Hey, Vanessa Bayer was only in the sketch, not the show. the show comes from Tim Robinson, he was on SNL for a hot sec. but the show is very funny! weird humor, but funny.

    • Bella Bella says:

      I noticed that, too. It’s not her show. Would be great if she had one, though.

  8. Adrien says:

    I was hoping he would recover. RIP.

  9. Imara219 says:

    It made me sad to think my son will grow up in a cultural world without John Singleton. May he rest in power

    • gapeachinsc says:

      Hey Imara – I believe he was an inspiration for others to carry the torch into our future.

  10. Skylark says:

    Incredibly sad. He made such an important mark. RIP and condolances to his family, friends and those in the industry who will rightly mourn the loss of his voice.

  11. JanetFerber says:

    I’m so sorry to hear this. Not only did I love Boyz in the Hood, I was also a fan of Baby Boy. Very talented man. Here’s wishing peace to his family.

  12. Bella Bella says:

    The comments by the poster of that Halima Aden picture are pretty awful. She totally tears her down. It’s very anti whatever religion Halima is.

    The bulk of the content is about some chick wearing next to nothing. And about how she is a better person because of it.


  13. KidV says:

    Boyz N the Hood is always on my list of must see movies. I loved his other movies also, but Boyz really got me. RIP John.

    Sophie Turner’s shirt looks like the plastic table cloths my former MIL had on her tables.

  14. Monicack says:

    There goes part of my youth. RIP pioneer.

  15. JRenee says:

    May he RIP and may his family find strength, courage and comfort throughout the grieving process.

  16. sommolierlady says:

    Sophie Turners jeans would look good on no one.

    RIP to a master film maker who opened new ground for the audience and the young talents he discovered.

  17. Karen2 says:

    Yes. So sad. Loved 4 Bros. The opening shot. The soundtrack. The fact that the hero was a bigger psycho than the bad guy. Terrence & Taraji were in the cast. Andre 3000 acted his socks off.

    Singleton was under appreciated in the industry. & now its too late. The Lord will see him sit in Majesty by His side. RIP.

  18. Chitowngal says:

    RIP, John Singleton. Boyz N the Hood was the first movie to make me stop and think about what life was really like for black people. Flights of angels…

  19. Naddie says:

    This is very sad, he was young. Strokes are awfully stealthy.

  20. Wood Dragon says:

    So tragic. My condolences to his family and friends.

  21. launicaangelina says:

    John’s death is so sad. He was a great talent and Boyz was such an outstanding piece of cinema. I was probably 13 when I first watched it and have watched it several times in the years since. I’ll have watch it again very soon.

  22. Deering24 says:

    A worthy tribute to a terrific director. “John Singleton’s Game Of Thrones.” 😎 https://vimeo.com/124947415