Image

6:54 AM / Sunday May 26, 2019

10 May 2019

Celebs who paid their respects at private funeral for the director in South Central Los Angeles

  • Facebook
  • Twitter
May 10, 2019 Category: Go With The-Flo Posted by:

ABOVE PHOTO: Nia Long, a cast member in director John Singleton’s 1991 debut film “Boyz n the Hood,” arrives at a memorial service for Singleton at Angelus Funeral Home, Monday, May 6, 2019, in Los Angeles. Singleton died on April 29 following a stroke.  (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)

Image

By Florence Anthony

On May 6, John Singleton’s loved ones attended a private funeral for the Oscar-nominated director at the Angelus Funeral home in South Central Los .Angeles. Celebs who paid their respects included actors Singleton worked with, including Ice Cube, Nia Long, Tyrese Gibson and Morris Chestnut, fellow directors F. Gary Gray and Ryan Coogler, Ludacris, Tina Knowles Lawson and her husband, actor Richard Lawson and Congresswoman Maxine Waters. The Singleton family is reportedly planning a public memorial service at a later date. Singleton died on April 29 after suffering a stroke.

“We are pleased to announce that their Royal Highnesses The Duke and Duchess of Sussex welcomed their first born child in the early morning of May 6, 2019. The Royal Highnesses’ son weighs 7 pounds, 3 ounces. The Duchess and baby are both healthy and well. And, the couple thank members of the public for their shared excitement and support during this very special time in their lives,” said a statement from Kensington Palace. Prince Harry then surprised the media by venturing outside of their home and speaking to everyone. Aside from telling the press he doesn’t know how women go through that, he said his new son doesn’t have a name yet and he and Meghan are still thinking about it. Little Baby Sussex is born to a biracial American woman whose mother raised her all alone as a single Black woman. He is the first mixed baby in many generations to be born a Windsor and the first English/American baby. The little bundle of joy is seventh in line to be the King of England! [As of this printing, the baby was named Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Winsor. -Ed.]

Although the world saw them on the Pink Carpet at the Met Ball on May 6, newlyweds Idris Elba and Sabrina Dhowre made their first public appearance as a married couple at designer Ozwald Boateng’s Fashion Show at the Apollo Theater in Harlem on May 5. According to reports, Boateng partnered with the Harlem 100 Committee as an ode to the 100th anniversary of the Harlem Renaissance. The 60 models included rapper Diggy Simmons and actor Michael K. Williams. Aside from Idris, (who wore a Boateng designed tuxedo to his wedding) and Sabrina, celebs at the event also included Dapper Dan, Jamie Foxx and Jesse Williams.

Roshan Fegan stars as Bobby DeBarge in the upcoming TV One biopic, “The Bobby DeBarge Story”

The Bobby DeBarge Story will air on TV One, Saturday, June 29 at 8 PMET/7C, followed by an encore presentation at 10 PM ET/9C. Debuting during Black Music Month, the biopic tells the story of Bobby DeBarge, the eldest sibling of the world famous pop group, who despite his success in music, struggled with fame and found his life in peril.

The film, which stars Roshan Fegan in the lead role, explores the highs and lows of the singer’s life in the limelight, including his rise to stardom, coping with memories of his dysfunctional childhood, romantic relationships, struggles with substance abuse, incarceration and failing health. Bobby DeBarge died August 16, 1995 of complications from AIDS.

  • Facebook
  • Twitter

Leave a Comment

Recent News

Go With The-Flo

Following accusations of sexual misconduct, Jason Mitchell is being dropped from projects

May 24, 2019

Tweet Share Pin Email ABOVE PHOTO: Jason Mitchell (Photo: DFree / shutterstock) By Florence Anthony Following accusations...

Seniors

Savvy Senior: Adaptive gardening: Tips and tools for older gardeners

May 17, 2019

Tweet Share Pin Email Dear Savvy Senior, Can you recommend some good tools and tips for senior...

Color Of Money

Evans to hold free Federal Services and Jobs Fair on June 8

May 24, 2019

Tweet Share Pin Email Congressman Dwight Evans (D-3rd Dist.) will hold a free Federal Services and Jobs...

Food And Beverage

Keep Cool on the Grill

May 24, 2019

Tweet Share Pin Email Refreshing dairy-infused dishes for warm days FAMILY FEATURES Keep your kitchen cool and...

Oasis

Bright Hope Baptist Church celebrates first pastoral anniversary of Rev. Dr. Darron D. McKinney

May 24, 2019

Tweet Share Pin Email ABOVE PHOTO: Rev. Dr. Darron D. McKinney, Sr.  (Photo credit: Kala J.) On...

Stateside

Nation’s racial wealth gap worsens with federal tax cuts: Black families have a dime for every dollar held by White families

May 23, 2019

Tweet Share Pin Email By Charlene Crowell TRICEEDNEYWIRE.COM If you’re like me, every time you hear a...

The Philadelphia Sunday Sun Staff