John Singleton’s Private Funeral Will Be Held Today.
While the event will be closed off to the public, Singleton’s family says a larger event will be held on May 21, and the details are forthcoming. For now, only close loved ones will gather today for what TMZ describes as an intimate event.
The service is being held at 10 a.m. at Angelus Funeral Home in South Los Angeles, where Nipsey’s family also came for the rapper’s viewing and private service, as noted by TMZ.
The legendary filmmaker will was filed in Los Angeles on Friday, with his oldest daughter, Justice, getting his $3.8 million estate. “The will was drafted in 1993, before his 6 other children were born,” TMZ notes. “They could have a claim to split the assets 7 ways.”
TMZ continues, “John, who died of a stroke last month at 51, could also have a trust outside the will. His estate was reportedly valued at around $35 million, so the will may not be a full accounting of the assets John left behind.”
Avengers: Endgame Has Already Broken $2 Billion at the Box Office.
Move over Avatar. There may be a new highest grossing film of all time, and that film’s name is Avengers: Endgame. The Marvel hit has now surpassed $2 million, and only in its second week. According to CNBC, that’s the fastest a film has ever passed $2 million at the box office. Avatar took 47 days.
“Domestically, Endgame hauled in $145.8 million this weekend, a 60% decrease from its first week. The film has now earned $620 million in the U.S. since its debut,” CNBC says. “Internationally, the superhero flick earned $282.2 million over the weekend, bringing its total international tally to $1.569 billion.”
Yes, Barack Obama Got His Blvd in L.A.
As promised, the city of Los Angeles held a ceremony on Saturday, naming a nearly four-mile stretch of Rodeo Road President Barack Obama Boulevard.
“This stretch of land also holds sentimental value for Obama,” notes Complex. “It’s close to Rancho Cienega Park, where Obama held his first-ever campaign rally in the city.”
“For every child who will drive down this street and see the name of the first Black President of our country, this boulevard will serve as a physical reminder that no goal is out of reach and that no dream is too big,” City Council President Herb Wesson tweeted.
Check out a clip of the unveiling below:
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