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America’s racial divide in 1994 became glaringly apparent on Oct. 3, 1995, when O.J. Simpson was found not guilty of murdering his ex-wife, and reaction to the verdict was largely split along racial lines. “I was cheering,” said director John Singleton. “I’m Black. I was cheering. What am I gonna say? I can’t lie.” Singleton […]

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If true, this certainly is an interesting plot twist! It seems that director John Singleton is too broke to pay for the last semester of his son’s studies at the University of Southern California. A Singleton source revealed to Bossip that John’s son Maasai has been forced to raise money for his college tuition online […]

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Despite the release of various biopics on music artists, one artist who hasn’t gotten his life story told on the big screen is Tupac Shakur. Carl Franklin will be the next director taking the challenge. With episodes of “House Of Cards,” “Bloodline,” “Homeland” and “The Affair” under his belt , Franklin seems like a good […]

Director John Singleton is coming out in support of Sony Pictures co-chairwoman Amy Pascal and Hollywood mega producer Scott Rudin, in the wake of their…

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A second biopic about the late Tupac Shakur is in the works, to be developed by the rapper’s cousin. Director John Singleton is already in production on one with the blessing of Pac’s mother, Afeni Shakur. Now the rapper’s cousin, William Lesane, reveals he’s planning to turn his script for The Rise And Fall Of […]

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Open Road Films has acquired U.S. rights to “Tupac,” the long-awaited feature on the life of rapper Tupac Shakur directed by John Singleton. Written by Jeremy Haft, Ed Gonzalez and Singleton, the film follows ‘Pac from his East Harlem upbringing as the son of activist Black Panther Party members, to blowing up as a songwriter, […]

The life and death of legendary rapper Tupac is a story that has been trying to make it to the big screen since his murder…

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John Singleton is developing a Miami-set drama at HBO under the cable channel’s production deal with Russell Simmons, The Hollywood Reporter has learned. The Oscar-nominated “Boyz n the Hood” writer-director-producer is developing “Club Life: Miami,” which is set against the South Beach club scene and follows a reformed criminal who moves to Miami and gains […]

John Singleton’s 1993 film Poetic Justice has had such a large impact on popular culture that it’s hard to believe the film hit theaters 20…

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Paramount Pictures and director John Singleton have reached a settlement to end litigation stemming from a 2005 deal for the breakout hit “Hustle and Flow,” according to The Hollywood Reporter. THR’s Eriq Gardner reports: Singleton sued Paramount and MTV Films in October 2011, originally claiming he was owed at least $20 million for alleged breaches […]