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Spike Lee Didn't Know Chadwick Boseman Was Sick During Da 5 Bloods Filming

Spike Lee had no idea Chadwick Boseman was sick when they were filming 'Da 5 Bloods'. The 43-year-old actor died on Friday (28.08.20) after secretly battling colon cancer for the past four years and director...

Spike Lee Says No Country Has Handled Racism Better Than The Us

Spike Lee thinks no country has ''handled racism or slavery better than the US''.The 63-year-old filmmaker admits American society still witnesses ''blatant acts of racism'' - but he's not sure if any other country is...

Spike Lee: Racism And Hatred Is Learned

Spike Lee thinks ''racism and hatred is learned''.The 63-year-old director believes it's important to teach children ''peace and love at a very early age'' because he doesn't think anyone is born with racist ideas in...

Bryce Dallas Howard Tells People Not To Watch The Help

Bryce Dallas Howard has advised people not to watch 'The Help' as it is told from a ''white perspective''.The 2011 civil rights movie has become the most viewed film on Netflix in recent weeks in...

Spike Lee Warns Of World Peril If Trump Is Re-elected

Spike Lee has warned the world will be ''in peril'' if President Donald Trump is re-elected.The US leader is currently performing poorly in polls, but the 63-year-old filmmaker doesn't think that means he'll definitely lose...

Spike Lee Is 'Glad' People Will Get To See Da 5 Bloods

Spike Lee is ''glad'' that people will be able to 'Da 5 Bloods', even if it isn't on the big screen.The 63-year-old director has helmed the Netflix war drama - which tells the story of...

Spike Lee Blasts Donald Trump

Spike Lee has blasted US President Donald Trump's handling of the Covid-19 pandemic.The 63-year-old director is horrified by the high death rate in America due to the global health crisis and he believes Trump's suggestions...

Spike Lee Slams Plan To Lift Lockdown In Georgia

Spike Lee has slammed the plan to lift the lockdown and reopen cinemas in the US state of Georgia.The award-winning director insisted he isn't going to risk his own health by venturing outside amid the...

Spike Lee: 'Academy Changes Would Not Have Happened Without Oscars Ruckus'

Director Spike Lee has spoken about his decision to boycott this year’s Oscars at the Berlin International Film Festival while premiering his latest movie Chi-Raq. Lee announced in January that he would not be attending...

Will Smith Says His Decision To Boycott Oscars "Isn't About Me"

Will Smith has spoken some more about his decision to join his wife Jada Pinkett Smith in boycotting this year’s Oscars ceremony, saying that he wants to be “part of the solution” to the diversity...

Chris Rock Under Pressure To Step Down As Oscars Host In Diversity Row

Oscars host Chris Rock is coming under increasing calls to boycott the awards ceremony in the aftermath of the controversial nominations last week, in which none of the 20 acting nominations went to a black...

Lupita Nyong'o And George Clooney Join Oscars' Diversity Debate

Lupita Nyong’o and George Clooney have become the latest stars to speak out about this year’s Oscar nominations, which have been criticised for their lack of diversity. Already director Spike Lee and Jada Pinkett-Smith have...

The Academy Speaks On Lack Of Diversity In Oscar Nominations, As Stars Call For Boycott

As the debate over the lack of diversity among this year’s Oscar nominees continues, Cheryl Boone Isaacs, president of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, has released a lengthly statement addressing the issue....

Spike Lee Will Not Be Attending 2016 Oscars Due To Lack Of Diversity Among Nominees

Director Spike Lee has announced he will not be attending this year’s Oscars, due to the lack of diversity among the nominees. For the second year in a row the Oscar’s was criticised for failing...

Spike Lee Hits Back At Chance The Rapper's 'Chi-raq' Criticism

Filmmaker and director Spike Lee has hit back at Chance The Rapper’s criticism of his new movie Chi-Raq, claiming that the rap star’s father works for the Mayor of Chicago and that his perspective is...

Chi-raq Finds Spike Lee Speaking Out Again

Chi-Raq is about women in South Chicago who decide to withhold sex from their men to get them to stop killing each other. The story comes from ancient mythology, namely Lysistrata by Aristophanes. "It was...

Spike Lee Uses Governors Awards Speech To Criticise Hollywood

Director Spike Lee has once again criticised Hollywood for its lack of diversity. The director made the comments during a 15-minute speech at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' seventh annual Governors Awards...

Spike Lee Explores Chicago's Gang Warfare In Intense Drama 'Chi-raq' [Trailer + Pictures]

The trailer for Spike Lee's emotionally charged new drama 'Chi-Raq' is here, and while it's based on an ancient war comedy, he takes a far more serious look at the war raging on the streets...

Spike Lee Appointed New York City Marathon Grand Marshal

The sports-mad Do the Right Thing actor/director will become the first Big Apple native, and only the third person ever in the race's 45-year history, to take on the honour. "It's gonna...

Spike Lee For Honorary Oscar

Spike Lee, Gena Rowlands and Debbie Reynolds are to receive honorary Oscars.The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences have announced that they will be handing out the special gongs to the filmmaker and two...

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...

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...

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,...

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...

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