09:29 AM EDT 12/20/2014
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.
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.
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.
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."
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.
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.
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.
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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