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Amazon Studios Announces Spike Lee's 'Chi-raq' As First Original Movie Content

Amazon Studios has announced plans for its first movie release, teaming up with award-winning director Spike Lee for his forthcoming joint Chi-Raq.The media giant confirmed to the Hollywood Reporter that Lee’s next major movie will...

Spike Lee Versus Chicago Intensifies After Street Party Is Blocked

A campaign to pressure movie director Spike Lee to change the name of his upcoming movie Chiraq has stepped up after a rookie alderman refused to grant a city permit to close a street for...

Spike Lee Writing And Directing New Basketball Video Game

The die-hard New York Knicks fan is writing and directing the story for the single-player campaign option for the popular gaming franchise and he jumped at the opportunity to tackle a new way...

Spike Lee Faces Gun Crime Parents To Defend Controversial Chicago Film

The director has titled his latest project after a controversial nickname given to the city in recent years, an amalgamation of the name Chicago with that of war-torn Iraq, due to the rise...

Kanye West Representatives Dismiss Reports He Will Appear In Spike Lee's New Movie

News surrounding West's casting hit headlines on Monday (11May15), but the Stronger hitmaker's team is now denying he will appear in the movie musical. The spokesperson tells Pitchfork.com, "Contrary to published...

Spike Lee Wants Kanye West And Common For Film About Chicago Violence

The Do The Right Thing filmmaker also wants Entourage star Jeremy Piven, who grew up in Evanston, near Chicago, and frequent collaborator Samuel L. Jackson to sign up for Chiraq, the nickname given...

Director Spike Lee Courts Controversy By Calling New Film 'Chiraq'

Famed director Spike Lee was accused of insulting the residents of the city of Chicago by titling his new project ‘Chiraq’, a movie which will look at education and violence. He has also been criticised...

She's All That Reboot In The Works - Report

The star-studded 1999 film featured Freddie Prinze, Jr. as a popular high school jock attempting to win a bet by romancing a loner, played by Rachael Leigh Cook. It also starred the...

Spike Lee To Coach Celebrity Basketball Teams For All-star Weekend

Filmmaker Spike Lee is trading in the movie set for the basketball court after signing on as a coach for the NBA All-Star Celebrity Game next weekend (13-15Feb15).The Do The Right Thing director, an avid...

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

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...

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

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...

Stars Pay Tribute To Ruby Dee

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,...

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

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...

Spike Lee Slapped With Copyright Infringement Lawsuit

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...

Spike Lee To Direct Pharrell Williams' Upcoming New York Show

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)...

Pharrell To Team Up With Spike Lee For Apollo Theater Debut

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,...

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

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...

Noomi Rapace Csst In Brilliance Opposite Will Smith

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...

Eminem Makes Mother's Day Apology To Debbie Nelson

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',...

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

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...

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

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...

Spike Lee: 'Donald Sterling Is Tainting America'

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...

Eminem & Spike Lee To Collaborate On New Video

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...

Spike Lee Celebrating Do The Right Thing Anniversary At Ebertfest

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...

Spike Lee Under Fire After Vandals Strike Old Brooklyn Neighbourhood

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...

Spike Lee Gentrification Rant: Let The Rebuttals Begin

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...

Brooklyn Residents Dismiss Spike Lee Criticism

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...

Spike Lee Explodes At Brooklyn Hipsters, And Their Dogs

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...

400 Mourners Attend Philip Seymour Hoffman's Funeral

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...

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

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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