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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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  • Flavor Flav Arrested on Assault, Battery Charges

    Flavor Flav Arrested on Assault, Battery Charges
    LAS VEGAS -- Former rap star Flavor Flav was arrested Wednesday in Las Vegas, Nevada, and charged with assault with a deadly weapon and battery in a case involving his fiancee of eight years, police said. Police were called to their house on the city's...
  • Tyson on his game for 'Undisputed'

    Tyson on his game for 'Undisputed'
    The room became dark at the Pantages Theater in Los Angeles, where Jay-Z lyrics in the song, "Ni**as In Paris," repeated loudly. "Jackson, Tyson, Jordan, Game Six," looped on the sound system. And then just, "Tyson. Tyson. Tyson." The crowd cheered...
  • Review: 'Mike Tyson: Undisputed Truth' is a knockout

     Review: 'Mike Tyson: Undisputed Truth' is a knockout
    If there was one ring in the world that I, a weakling theater critic, knew I could knock Mike Tyson out in, it was the Pantages Theatre, where "Mike Tyson: Undisputed Truth" played this past weekend. Tyson might have 100 pounds more muscle on him than I...
  • Friday's local college basketball roundup: VCU withstands Saint Joseph's to reach semis in Rams' A-10 tournament debut

    Treveon Graham scored 17 point as hot-shooting VCU beat Saint Joseph's 82-79 in the quarterfinals of the Atlantic 10 tournament Friday night in Brooklyn, N.Y. The Rams, seeded second and ranked 25th by The Associated Press, made 11 3-pointers to build...
  • 'Stoker' review: Fear and loving in Connecticut

    'Stoker' review: Fear and loving in Connecticut
    *** (out of four) Many thrillers contain eerie, mysterious figures and a villain waiting for just the right time to strike. Not many thrillers grant attention to the unnerving crackle of an eggshell or, gulp, a young girl’s orgasmic fantasy about...
  • VCU ready for Final Four reunion Saturday with Butler

    RICHMOND — Spike Lee strolled into a VCU basketball practice last week. The renowned filmmaker, hoops maven and Reggie Miller foil was speaking on campus and wanted to check out coach Shaka Smart's Rams. "All of a sudden it went from a good...
  • Danny Aiello On Iridium Jazz Club, 'Christmas'

    Danny Aiello On Iridium Jazz Club, 'Christmas'
    TV, film, theater, music--Danny Aiello does it all. Most notably, he was nominated for an Academy Award for his work in Spike Lee's "Do the Right Thing." Other film credits include: "Moonstruck," "The Godfather Part 2," and "The Purple Rose of Cairo."...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • PASSINGS: Ron Palillo, Al Freeman Jr., James M. Naughton

    PASSINGS: Ron Palillo, Al Freeman Jr., James M. Naughton
    Ron Palillo Actor played Arnold Horshack on 'Kotter' Ron Palillo, 63, an actor whose signature role was Arnold Horshack in the 1970s TV sitcom "Welcome Back, Kotter," died Tuesday of a heart attack in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla., said his agent, Jackie...
  • 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...