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Remembering Celebrities Who Died in 2019

The man inside the yellow Big Bird suit; TV’s Rhoda; and a “Beverly Hills 90210” heartthrob are just a few of the beloved entertainment figures who died in 2019. Here are some of the unforgettable stars and creators of movies, TV and music who we lost this year.MoviesSeveral notable directors died in 2019, including pioneering […]

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The Essentials: The Films of John Singleton [Podcast]

Pioneering filmmaker John Singleton passed away on April 28 and, at only 51, too soon. Today, on Be Reel, we reflect primarily on three entries from Singleton’s career: the seminal “Boyz N The Hood” (1991), the endlessly meme-able “Poetic Justice” (1993) and the unsung achievement “Rosewood” (1997). We were thrilled to be joined by novelist, […]

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Boyz N the Hood director John Singleton hospitalised after stroke

Family of Oscar-nominated film-maker, 51, thanked his fans and colleagues for good wishesOscar-nominated director John Singleton is in intensive care after suffering a stroke. The film-maker, known for movies including Boyz N the Hood, the 2000 remake of Shaft and 2 Fast 2 Furious, fell ill on Wednesday, his family said in a statement to […]

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John Singleton Hospitalized After Suffering ‘Mild’ Stroke

“Boyz n the Hood” writer-director John Singleton was hospitalized earlier this week for what’s being described as “mild” stoke, reports Variety. The filmmaker checked himself into the hospital after experiencing pain his leg following a flight from Costa Rica to the United States, which, also per Variety, potentially contributed to the medical incident.Singleton burst onto […]

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John Singleton, Oscar-Nominated Director, May Have Suffered A Stroke

John Singleton, whose Boyz n the Hood remains one of the definitive movies of the 1990s, may have suffered a stroke and is hospitalized.Social media has erupted with shout-outs and prayers for the director, who is allegedly at Cedars Sinai. His current condition is unknown.Singleton was nominated for two Oscars – Best Director and Best […]

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