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Exclusive: TGT To Regroup In March, After Mourning The Death of Paul Walker

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R&B group TGT plans on giving their group member, Tyrese Gibson time to mourn following the death of his Fast and Furious co-star, Paul Walker.

While on the red carpet for Floyd Mayweather’s Annual Celebrity Classic Toy Drive and Basketball Game, HipHollywood caught up with Tank who revealed that the group will regroup in March.

“We [TGT] are getting ready to tour, but of course the unfortunate situation with Paul Walker and Tyrese with the movie thing. We are still praying for the families and everybody involved with that,” he said. “We will get back to group life once everybody regroups and deals with that properly. We will be back maybe March, doing more stuff,” Tank shared.

Walker was laid to rest on Saturday following a private funeral in Los Angeles. Tyrese, who helped Walker’s family plan the services, wrote the following message on Instagram after the home going.

“Today In a room full of your loved ones I wish today was your wedding instead. God has a better plan even beyond ALL of our own understandings. … For selfish reasons we all wanted you to stay, another laugh, another take, another talk, another moment … I guess you can’t get all you ask for in life … But our hearts are FULL from all the moments we DID have, 13 years of laughter and grace, humility and love….. Never did I take my access for granted…. Continue praying for his #Family, his daughter #Meadow, you are the WORLDS best friend that’s why we’re all feeling it… #RIHAW •Rest In Heaven Angel Walker•”

Walker and his friend, Roger Rodas died on November 30 after the 600-horsepower 2005 Porsche Carrera GT, driven by Rodas, crashed and burst into flames.

The actor was cremated and his ashes were interred at Forest Lawn Memorial Park in the Hollywood Hills.

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5 Reasons You Need To Know Daveed Diggs

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If you don’t know the name Daveed Diggs you will now! The Oakland native is definitely one to watch in Hollywood. Here are five reasons why.

1. He has already taken Broadway by storm.

In 2016 Diggs nabbed a Tony and a Grammy award for his role as Marquis de Lafayette/ Thomas Jefferson in “Hamilton.” Believe it or not Diggs didn’t even audition for the role. While substitute teaching in Marin County, CA he met Hamilton’s eventual star and creator Lin Manuel-Miranda and director, Thomas Kail who invited him to join their free-style rap group and later helped them craft the fast-rapping revolutionary. 

2. He’s funny. 

Diggs is proving he’s also got some amazing comedy chops with two memorable recurring sitcom roles: one as Perry, the crush du jour for Kimmy (Ellie Kemper) on Netflix’s Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, and the other on ABC’s black-ish as Johan, the free-spirited brother of Rainbow (Tracee Ellis Ross). In fact, Black-ish creator Kenya Barris wrote the role for Diggs after being “blown away” by his performance on stage.

3. His first feature film Wonder is in theaters now.

In the film based on the New York Times best-selling novel of the same name, Diggs plays Mr. Browne the fifth grade teacher at the school where lead Jacob Tremblay attends. Diggs landed the role after wrapping his run in “Hamilton” and told HH it was like a crash course in film acting alongside Julia Roberts and Owen Wilson.

4. He’s a rapper. 

His experimental noise rap group Clipping has garnered a major cult following on Youtube. Their LP CLPPNG was an Album Of The Week back in 2014. And in 2016 the trio performed on The Late Late Show with James Corden to promote the release of their six-track EP Wriggle. 

5. He is executive producer of ABC’s The Mayor.  

The show about a struggling young rapper (Brandon Micheal Hall) who runs for local office (and wins) to boost his popularity, debuted this Fall and already is garnering wave reviews. Not surprisingly Diggs and his Clipping bandmates William Hutson and Jonathan Snipes, also produce all the music for the show.

 

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