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Topic - Spike Lee
Director Spike Lee will attend a 25th-anniversary screening of "Do The Right Thing" at late movie critic Roger Ebert's film festival.
Two thrillers released in theaters late last year — “Hours” and “Oldboy” — lead new movies on DVD this week.
Show Bits brings you the 86th annual Academy Awards in Los Angeles through the eyes of Associated Press journalists. Follow them on Twitter where available with the handles listed after each item.
Vandals targeted the former Brooklyn home of filmmaker Spike Lee and the house next door after a video of one of the director's humor-laced rants against gentrification went viral.
"This is historic!" a photographer yelled as he surveyed the image before him - Sidney Poitier in the center, Spike Lee to his right, Tyler Perry to his left and more than two dozen other black men in Hollywood, from Blair Underwood to Omar Epps, huddled tight around the legend, posing with a purpose.
In a rant that quickly went viral, film director Spike Lee disparaged the gentrification of historically black New York City neighborhoods and reignited an age-old debate over the merits of economic change.
The front-runners for the best picture Academy Award on Sunday are "12 Years a Slave" and "Gravity," a situation that is like comparing apples and oranges.
It was in 2000 when Wilmington native Kiandra Parks had a chance encounter with famed filmmaker Spike Lee, unknowingly setting herself on her own course as a filmmaker.
If Jimmy Fallon had already proven he was a natural hosting NBC's "Late Night," he left no doubt Monday that "The Tonight Show" now fits him like a glove.
While the NBA All-Star dunk contest had come under increasing scrutiny for a lack of originality and an increase in gimmicks, Washington's John Wall insisted some new ideas are out there, if people know where to look.
Online fundraising site Kickstarter says hackers got some of its customer data.
New films on home video this week include “All Is Lost,” “Austenland,” “Ender’s Game” and many more.
Essence is known for honoring black women, but during Oscar week, it'll also be lauding the accomplishments of African-American men in film.
Meryl Streep, Cate Blanchett, Ethan Hawke, Brian Dennehey, Amy Adams and Ellen Burstyn were among the stars who paid their respects Friday at a private funeral for Philip Seymour Hoffman that combined sadness and humor to honor an actor widely considered among the best of his generation.
Spike Lee can now talk about his beloved New York Knicks, or any other basketball topic, all he wants.
"So, why did it take this great influx of white people to get the schools better? Why's there more police protection in BedStuy and Harlem now?" he demanded, using local shorthand for Brooklyn's Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood. "Why's the garbage getting picked up more regularly? We've been here!"
Spike Lee noted the achievements black filmmakers had enjoyed in 2013 but recalled a similar burst of success a decade ago and seeing it dwindle: "It can't be another 10-year drought."