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Spike Lee

Spike Lee
Shelton Jackson Lee, better known as Spike Lee, is an Emmy Award-winning and Academy Award-nominated film director, producer, writer, and actor, whose movies often examine controversial social and political issues. Brooklyn is the backdrop for many of his films, which he labels as "A Spike Lee Joint." Do the Right Thing, Malcolm X, Mo' Better Blues, Jungle Fever are some of his better-known films.
Shelton Jackson Lee, better known as Spike Lee, is an Emmy Award-winning and Academy Award-nominated film director, producer, writer, and actor, whose movies often examine controversial social and political issues. Brooklyn is the backdrop for many of his films, which he labels as "A Spike Lee Joint." Do the Right Thing, Malcolm X, Mo' Better Blues, Jungle Fever are some of his better-known films. « Show less

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  • NBA stars teaming up for the 'Obama Classic' fundraiser

    NBA stars teaming up for the 'Obama Classic' fundraiser
    With ample time on their hands because of the strike, some of the elite players in the NBA are taking part inĀ  an exhibition game next month to raise money for President Obama's reelection campaign. The game is set for 4 p.m. on Dec. 12 in Washington, D....
  • Stew, off-Broadway

    Stew, off-Broadway
    Take it from a man who's worked both sides of the aisle. "The beauty of a touring rock band,'' says the musician known as Stew, "is that the show that night reflects the emotions of your day, or what you talked about in the van. "That's why I think...
  • Ben Gazzara dies at 81; veteran actor of stage and screen

    Ben Gazzara dies at 81; veteran actor of stage and screen
    A New York native of Sicilian heritage, Ben Gazzara was a strongly masculine, subtly menacing screen presence with a gravelly voice that one writer described as "saloon-cured" and another said could strip paint at 50 paces. The veteran actor, who died...
  • Trayvon Martin: Celebrities, others turn to social media to call for justice

    Trayvon Martin: Celebrities, others turn to social media to call for justice
    From celebrity tweets to a "Million Hoodies March," social media is once again playing a key role in spreading a message — the latest being the ever-growing chorus of people calling for justice in the fatal shooting of teenager Trayvon Martin. A...
  • PASSINGS: Leo Kirch, Roland Petit, Cal Montney, Lee Vines, Googie Withers, Frank Billerbeck

    PASSINGS: Leo Kirch, Roland Petit, Cal Montney, Lee Vines, Googie Withers, Frank Billerbeck
    Leo Kirch German media mogul Leo Kirch, 84, who turned his one-man film distribution company into Germany's second-biggest media business before losing control of it after a gamble on pay television, died Thursday in Munich. His family did not give...
  • 25 movies added to National Film Registry

    25 movies added to National Film Registry
    From the MIchael Sragow Gets Reel blog: Today the Library of Congress announced 25 more selections for the National Film Registry. The Registry is designed to highlight the American cinema's broad social-cultural significance as well as mark its key...
  • Spider-Man Musical Finally Swings Back Into Action

    Spider-Man Musical Finally Swings Back Into Action
    After weeks of delays and techincal difficulties, Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark is scheduled to re-open June 14th. The sixth scheduled opening for the now $70 Million dollar musical, the entire show has been reworked, including the removal of the...
  • Clare Fischer dies at 83; versatile pianist, composer, arranger

    Clare Fischer dies at 83; versatile pianist, composer, arranger
    Clare Fischer, a Grammy-winning pianist, composer and arranger who crossed freely from jazz to Latin and pop music, working with such names as Dizzy Gillespie, George Shearing and Natalie Cole as well as Paul McCartney, Prince and Michael Jackson, has...
  • Things to watch in Knicks-Lakers matchup

     
    Things to watch in Knicks-Lakers matchup...
  • Around Town: Return to 'Brokeback Mountain'

     
    Oscar-winning director Ang Lee and producer James Schamus will be on hand at the Film Independent at LACMA screening Thursday evening at the Leo S. Bing Theater of their seminal 2005 drama "Brokeback Mountain."...
  • Fake Will Smith tweet comparing Kim Kardashian flour bomber to Trayvon Martin killer retweeted by Spike Lee, Rosie O'Donnell

     
    The real, real Will Smith doesn't actually have a Twitter account....