‘Django Unchained’Â hit theaters this week and Spike Lee was beingÂ criticizedÂ for not wanted to see the new movie due to the use of the ‘n’ word. Sarah Silverman speaks out and says,Â ”you can’t tell art what to do.” See video inside. Read More »
Sources at abcnews are reporting that Mike Tyson is now on Broadway.Â The former Heavyweight champ and controversial personality is doing a limited engagement one-man show about his life, called â€œMike Tyson: The Undisputed Truth.â€ At a press conference Monday announcing the show, Tyson described â€œThe Undisputed Truthâ€ as the raw tale of his life. â€œItâ€™s about me being on stage and being pretty raw.Â Not necessarily raw in a vulgar sense â€¦ Iâ€™m just naked and vulnerable, and Iâ€™m just telling you who I am and where Iâ€™m from and how this happened and how I lose all this damn money and how I had all these children and how I go to prison and, you know, you know what happened guys, right?â€ he said. The show will run six times between July 31 and Aug. 5. Read More »
Filmmaker Spike Lee is putting the finishing touches on a documentary about Michael Jackson. The film, which focuses on the late singer’s 1987 album “Bad” and its accompanying world tour, features Lee’s interviews with members of Jackson’s collaborators and tour team as well as interviews with contemporary stars like rapper Kanye West and Sheryl Crow, who was a backup singer on Jackson’s “Bad” tour.
Lee says in a statement he’s “a huge fan of Michael Jackson’s” and cares deeply about his legacy.
He adds that the project allowed him to uncover “just what made this a huge, important coming of age” in Jackson’s career.
There’s been no announcement of an official release date for Lee’s documentary but it is expected to be released around the same time as the September 18th release of the box set “Bad 25″ which will celebrate the 25th anniversary of Jackson’s “Bad” album. Lee previously directed the clip for Jackson’s posthumous song “This Is It,” released months after the singer’s death in 2009.
Spike Lee is reportedly in talks to direct a Broadway version of Mike Tyson’s one-man show. The “Las Vegas Sun” says the film director is chatting with theater mogul Jimmy Nederlander, Jr. with hopes of bringing the production “Mike Tyson: Undisputed Truth” to New York City’s Great White Way by the summer. The project will mark Lee’s first Broadway project as a director. Tyson made his stage debut in “Undisputed” earlier this year. The former boxing champ starred in the production during a one-week run at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas in April.
Mariah Carey took center stage Monday night during the broadcast of the 2012 BET Honors. The pop superstar received the Entertainer Award, which she said — like everything else in her career — wouldn’t be possible without the support of her followers.
Famed filmmaker Spike Lee was also on hand to receive the Media Award, while music icon Stevie Wonder was celebrated with the Musical Arts Award. Other honorees during Monday’s broadcast included the Tuskegee Airmen, who received the Service Award; Dr. Maya Angelou, who earned the Literary Arts Award; and Beverly Kearney, who received theÂ Education Award. Monday night’s telecast also featured several performances. Along with being an honoree, Stevie Wonder also took the stage, as did Jennifer Hudson, Kelly Rowland, Common and Jill Scott.
The 2012 BET Honors was hosted by actress Gabrielle Union. The ceremony was taped on January 14th at the Warner Theater in Washington, DC.
Here are all the performances… Read More »
Director Spike Lee presented the special Jordan Spiz’ike Presidential Pack to the leader of the free world, Barack Obama. According toÂ TheShoeGame, a pair of Jordan Spiz’ike “Bordeaux” packaged in a rich mahogany case engraved with the presidential seal was presented to the president. No wonder he had a big smile on his face at that time.
The source said Â the sneakers will be available for general public next month, of course, without the presidential wooden case with the seal of the president of the United States!
In other newsÂ Spike Lee just premiered the fifth film in his “continuing chronicles of Brooklyn, N.Y.,” at the Sundance Film Festival, but the filmmaker is frustrated at the lack of diversity in the entertainment industry. Here’s his speech…
Will you be buying a pair of these shoes when they hit the market? Here’s some more flicks…
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With the NBA back in full swing celebs have already began lining up to sit courtside at the games to cheer on their favorite teams. Lil Wayne, his girlfriend Dhea, and Kanye West were spotted at the Staples Center to enjoy the Lakers vs Bulls game. And over in New York Alicia Keys, Swizz Beats, and their son Egypt were spotted at Madison Square Garden to cheer the Knicks on to victory against the Boston Celtics.
Check more pics of the courtside festivities below, plus check out Lil Wayne’s vlog where he is speaking with Chris Paul about his trade to the L.A. Clippers. Read More »
My man Tyler Perry showed us how he really felt about your boy Spike Lee’s negative comments towards his films.Â Spike has been known to make a fewÂ derogatory comments about the “quality” of Tyler’s films. Perry has remained a gentleman and professional thus far but evidently he is now fed up.Â When recentlyÂ asked about the comments, Tyler had this to say: “Spike can go straight to hell!” SN: I wonder if he said it in his Tyler or Madea voice LOL
Tyler also had this to say:
Spike Lee’s follow up documentary to “When the Levees Broke” will focus on New Orleans in the aftermath of HurricaneÂ Katrina and during the BP Oil Spill. The film, “If God Is Willing and the Creek Don’t Rise”, will be released on August 29th to commemorate the 5th anniversary of the hurricane and the lazy government response that shocked the world.