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Fascinating Fact: 4284875

14th July 2014

Jay Z, Spike Lee and Billy Crystal are among the sports fans honouring New York Yankees star Derek Jeter in a new Tv tribute ad. The Re2Pect commercial features fans and celebrities alike saluting the...

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Public Enemy Are Special Guests At Spike Lee's Street Party

29th June 2014

Rap veterans Public Enemy stunned revellers with a surprise performance at a New York block party hosted by director Spike Lee on Saturday (28Jun14) to celebrate the 25th anniversary of his movie Do The Right...

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Spike Lee Honoured With A Do The Right Thing Day In New York

25th June 2014

Filmmaker Spike Lee has been honoured with an official day in his native Brooklyn, New York.Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams has declared 30 June Do the Right Thing day in honour of the 25th anniversary...

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The Things They Say: 4242191

13th June 2014

"The call came out of nowhere. I got on the phone and he said, 'Spike, I admire your work. Will you do this (video) for me?' and I said, 'Yeah! Let's do it!'... This (music...

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Stars Pay Tribute To Ruby Dee

12th June 2014

Spike Lee and Anika Noni Rose have offered up tributes to actress Ruby Dee following news of her death on Thursday (12Jun14)The Oscar-nominated actress, poet, playwright and civil rights activist passed away from age-related causes,...

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Brooklyn Council Members Vote To Rename Road After Cult Spike Lee Film

6th June 2014

Filmmaker Spike Lee is set for a new street honour in his native Brooklyn, New York if local council members get their way.Members of the Bedford-Stuyvesant Community Board 3 have voted in favour of re-branding...

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Spike Lee Slapped With Copyright Infringement Lawsuit

29th May 2014

Filmmaker Spike Lee has been slapped with a copyright infringement lawsuit by artist Juan Luis Garcia over his Oldboy movie posters.In November (13), Garcia wrote an open letter to the Do the Right Thing director...

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Spike Lee To Direct Pharrell Williams' Upcoming New York Show

27th May 2014

The live stream of Pharrell Williams' upcoming show in New York is set to be directed by Spike Lee.The Happy hitmaker will perform his first solo show at the Apollo Theatre on 3 June (14)...

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Pharrell To Team Up With Spike Lee For Apollo Theater Debut

By Lauren James | 27th May 2014

Pharrell Williams is to team up with director Spike Lee for the streaming version of his upcoming concert at the Apollo Theater on the 3rd June. The concert will be part of American Express Unstaged,...

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Spike Lee: 'Out-of-touch Donald Sterling Sounds Like A Plantation Owner'

13th May 2014

Outspoken moviemaker Spike Lee has blasted embattled Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling again, insisting the sports boss has to be ousted from the National Basketball Association immediately.The Malcolm X director waded into the racism...

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Noomi Rapace Csst In Brilliance Opposite Will Smith

13th May 2014

Noomi Rapace will join Will Smith in 'Brilliance'.The 'Girl With The Dragon Tattoo' actress is set to star in the film adaptation of the Marcus Sakey's novel of the same name, which is set in...

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Eminem Makes Mother's Day Apology To Debbie Nelson

12th May 2014

Eminem has apologised to his mother in his new music video.The rapper appears to hug a woman resembling his mum, Debbie Nelson, and expresses his regret about their feud in the official clip for 'Headlights',...

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One Of Spike Lee's Best Joints, 'She's Gotta Have It', To Get Tv Series

By Michael West | 7th May 2014

She's Gotta Have It, easily one of Spike Lee's best movies, is to be resurrected and adapted for the small screen after Showtime commissioned a pilot. Lee is on board as the show's director and...

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Spike Lee To Develop She's Gotta Have It For Tv

6th May 2014

Director Spike Lee is set to adapt his 1986 film She's Gotta Have It for the small screen.The acclaimed filmmaker is bringing his first feature movie to U.S. network Showtime, with Lee set to pen...

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Spike Lee: 'Donald Sterling Is Tainting America'

29th April 2014

Outspoken moviemaker Spike Lee has waded into the racism drama swirling around the owner of the Los Angeles Clippers basketball team, insisting remarks attributed to Donald Sterling are "tainting the league and tainting America".Sterling hit...

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Eminem & Spike Lee To Collaborate On New Video

7th April 2014

Eminem has recruited award-winning filmmaker Spike Lee to direct his new music video.The rapper broke the news about his latest collaboration on Saturday (05Apr14) when he posted a photo of himself with the Malcolm X...

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Spike Lee Celebrating Do The Right Thing Anniversary At Ebertfest

12th March 2014

Director Spike Lee will celebrate the 25th anniversary of his cult movie Do The Right Thing by attending a special screening at the 16th annual Ebertfest in Illinois.The 1989 release, about racial tensions boiling over...

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Spike Lee Under Fire After Vandals Strike Old Brooklyn Neighbourhood

3rd March 2014

Outspoken director Spike Lee has come under fire for giving out his father's Brooklyn, New York address during a rant about the area's gentrification, after vandals sprayed graffiti on neighbours' homes.The He Got Game director...

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Spike Lee Gentrification Rant: Let The Rebuttals Begin

By Jack de Aguilar | 28th February 2014

Spike Lee ruffled a few feathers when he let loose on the contemporary residents of Brooklyn and their dogs during his speech at the Pratt Institute. His tirade was never going to be unleashed without...

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Brooklyn Residents Dismiss Spike Lee Criticism

27th February 2014

Dozens of residents of Brooklyn have dismissed director Spike Lee's criticism of the gentrification of the New York City borough where he grew up.The acclaimed filmmaker used a speech at the Pratt Institute on Tuesday...

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Spike Lee Explodes At Brooklyn Hipsters, And Their Dogs

By Michael West | 27th February 2014

Spike Lee wants you to listen to his views on Brooklyn, which he claims has been gentrified and taken over by hipsters and dog walkers. During his speech at the Pratt Institute, the millionaire film...

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Fascinating Fact: 4073894

18th February 2014

Acclaimed filmmaker Spike Lee directed the opening credits for comedian Jimmy Fallon's new The Tonight Show series. The funnyman officially took over the long-running U.S. Tv programme from previous host Jay Leno on Monday (17Feb14)...

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400 Mourners Attend Philip Seymour Hoffman's Funeral

7th February 2014

Meryl Streep, Cate Blanchett and Julianne Moore were among the mourners at Philip Seymour Hoffman's funeral in New York City today (07.02.14).Approximately 400 of the late actor's friends and family members, including his mother, Marilyn...

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Jay Z And Beyoncé'S $2 Million Super Bowl Show

3rd February 2014

Jay Z, Beyoncé and DJ Tiesto were paid more than $2 million to perform at the most expensive Super Bowl party of all-time on Saturday night (01.02.14). The couple performed for 6,000 guests at Pier...

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He Got Game Sequel In The Works

8th January 2014

Director Spike Lee and U.S. basketball player Ray Allen are in talks to bring a He Got Game sequel to the big screen.Allen starred as Jesus Shuttlesworth alongside Denzel Washington and Rosario Dawson in the...

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Spike Lee Mourns Loss Of Younger Brother

3rd January 2014

Director Spike Lee is mourning the loss of his younger brother, Christopher Lee, who passed away at the age of 55.The Do The Right Thing filmmaker ended 2013 on a sombre note, as his younger...

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Hunger Games Rules, But 'Oldboy' Remake Could Be Biggest Flop Of 2013

By Michael West | 3rd December 2013

The big news from the weekend's box-office was The Hunger Games: Catching Fire reasserting its superiority with an impressive second week total of $74.5 million. That's a huge increase in the $58 million that the...

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Josh Brolin Called In Experts To Help Him Gain Weight Safely For New Film

30th November 2013

Actor Josh Brolin called on top doctors to advise him how to safely pile on the pounds as he prepared to make Oldboy with moviemaker Spike Lee.He told the director he wanted his tough guy...

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Box Office Highlights: What Are You Seeing This Weekend?

By Victoria Pavlova | 30th November 2013

This holiday box office is already predicted to be a record breaker. With both Frozen premiering and The Hunger Games: Catching Fire in cinemas, both movies are on course to break the previous Thanksgiving weekend...

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'Oldboy' Claws Back Respectability, But Critics Remain Unconvinced

By Michael West | 28th November 2013

Spike Lee's Oldboy - a visceral thriller based on Park Chan-wook's classic 2004 movie - will have to do solid box-office business to justify itself after a wave of middling reviews from critics.Josh Brolin in...

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