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Do the Right Thing Turns 25: Photos from Brooklyn's Celebratory Block Party

Do the Right Thing Turns 25: Photos from Brooklyn's Celebratory Block Party

Originally posted 06/30/2014 01:00PM

As noted on Sunday, Do the Right Thing turns 25 on June 30. And while the film is very much of a specific time and place, it has certainly moved into the "timeless" category, which is why it (and its director, Spike Lee) are being honored by Brooklyn.

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The Obamas Reminisce About Seeing Do the Right Thing on Their First Date 25 Years Ago (VIDEO)

The Obamas Reminisce About Seeing Do the Right Thing on Their First Date 25 Years Ago (VIDEO)

Originally posted 06/29/2014 03:55PM

Spike Lee's groundbreaking and iconic film Do the Right Thing came out 25 years ago June 30. On Friday night, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art hosted a screening and Q&A with Lee, Public Enemy rapper Chuck D (who wrote the film's theme, "Fight the Power") and actors from the film.

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Spike Lee Hosts Star-Studded Dinner at His Home

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Spike Lee Hosts Star-Studded Dinner at His Home

Originally posted 06/12/2014 06:30AM

Spike Lee took a break from the basketball court Monday night to kick off the American Black Film Festival with a private dinner at his New York home.

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Paris Jackson Moved Spike Lee to Tears | Spike Lee

Paris Jackson Moved Spike Lee to Tears

Originally posted 07/09/2009 07:40AM

Spike Lee, who attended Michael Jackson's memorial service Tuesday, says watching the late pop star's 11-year-old daughter Paris take to the stage and talk about her father was brutal.

"How can you even comprehend a young daughter bemoaning the loss of their dear father, their daddy," says the celebrated film director, 52, who knew Jackson for more than a decade. "We know Michael the entertainer, but to her, that's just Daddy."

In 1996, Lee traveled to Brazil to direct Jackson in his music video, "They Don't Care About Us." Lee says he has never known another entertainer with Jackson's global appeal.

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FIRST LOOK: Magic Johnson HIV-Awareness PSA

Originally posted 06/09/2008 09:40AM


Basketball legend Magic Johnson and director Spike Lee are teaming up to raise awareness about HIV and AIDS in a new set of public service announcements.

Directed by Lee, the two PSAs – "Stand" and "Talk" – feature Johnson, 48, and his wife Cookie, 49, encouraging the public to get informed about the disease, especially the younger population.

"I think a lot of times we just don't have the information," Johnson tells PEOPLE. "Especially young people. They think they're invincible and nothing can happen to them but the numbers are showing that those getting HIV are real young now. We have to now do something about that."

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Spike Lee Sides with Cosby over Comments | Spike Lee

Spike Lee Sides with Cosby over Comments

Originally posted 06/22/2004 08:00AM

Spike Lee was in Dallas over the weekend to collect a Lifetime Achievement Award for contributions he's made to the film industry and the community, but the moviemaker also gave back – in the form of an earful about the direction he thinks African-Americans are headed.

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Filed Under: Bill Cosby, Spike Lee

Lee Drives Spike into Heart of Viacom

Originally posted 06/20/2003 11:00AM

"Do the Right Thing" and "Jungle Fever" director Spike Lee won a major legal victory against media giant Viacom on Thursday when the five appellate judges of the New York State Supreme Court upheld an injunction preventing the conglomerate from renaming its TNN cable network "Spike TV," reports Reuters.

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Lee Drives Spike into Cable Channel

Originally posted 06/18/2003 01:25PM

The TNN network is fighting back this week after director Spike Lee won a temporary injunction stopping media giant Viacom Inc. from changing the name of the cable network to Spike TV.

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Spike Lee Gets a G Rating, At Last

Originally posted 11/04/2002 12:00PM

Director, producer, actor and screenwriter Spike Lee has added a new title to his resume: children's book author.

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Spike Lee, Sports Scribe

Originally posted 04/27/1998 12:00AM

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