Jamie Foxx is firing back at Spike Lee for calling his film Django Unchained disrespectful to his ancestors.
"The question for me is: Where's Spike Lee coming from?" Foxx said to London's The Guardian. "He didn't like Whoopi Goldberg, he doesn't like Tyler Perry, he doesn't like anybody, I think he's sort of run his course. I mean, I respect Spike; he's a fantastic director. But he gets a little shady when he's taking shots at his colleagues without looking at the work. To me, that's irresponsible."
Spike Lee says he does not plan to see Quentin Tarantino's new film Django Unchained because it's disrespectful to his ancestors.
"I'm not gonna see it," the filmmaker told VIBETV. "All I'm going to say is that it's disrespectful to my ancestors to see that film. I can't disrespect my ancestors. That's just me. ... I'm not speaking on behalf of anybody else.
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Spike Lee, Mike Tyson
HBO has ordered a boxing drama pilot from Mike Tyson, Spike Lee and Entourage showrunner Doug Ellin, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
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Da Brick — which takes its title from Newark, N.J.'s nickname "Brick City" — will be loosely based ...
Mike Tyson is bringing a loose version of his life to HBO, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
The series titled Da Brick will be directed by Spike Lee, written and run by John Ridley and have some participation from Entourage creator Doug Ellin and his producing partner, Jim Lefkowitz...
Kim Kardashian and David Letterman
TV made us uncomfortable this week. America's Got Talent's "male Lady Gaga" made it hard for us to keep a poker face. Danielle Staub continued to upset us with her misguided parenting practices. Kim Kardashian is a clean freak. Ten-year-old Sally Draper was aroused by The Man from U.N.C.L.E. And David Letterman will not stop talking about Jay Leno. Welcome to Top Moments: Discomfort Level Edition.
With his award-winning 2006 documentary When the Levees Broke, Spike Lee took the overwhelming horror of Hurricane Katrina and broke it down into individual, compelling stories. Now, almost five years later, the city's unofficial documentarian returns with If God Is Willing and Da Creek Don't Rise (tonight, 9/8c, HBO), only to find a way of life that once almost drowned now being smothered in a slick of oil...
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IF GOD IS WILLING AND DA CREEK DON'T RISE (Monday-Tuesday, 9/8c, HBO)
Returning to the scene of his monumental Emmy-winning documentary When the Levees Broke, Spike Lee revisits New Orleans five years after the calamity of Hurricane Katrina. It begins on a joyous note with the Saints' Super Bowl win, but turns somber as more environmental tragedy strikes with the BP oil spill. We feel helpless all over again as we watch...
Robert DeNiro and Spike Lee
Big-screen titans Spike Lee and Robert De Niro will team up to develop a Showtime drama series about Lower Manhattan's Alphabet City, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Alphaville will explore ...
Clint Eastwood by Todd Williamson/WireImage.com and Spike Lee by Tony Barson/WireImage.com
Remember last month at Cannes when Spike Lee promoting his African-American WWII movie Miracle at St Anna made some characteristically aggressive remarks about the dearth of black characters in Clint Eastwoods Flags of Our Fathers Well the man who once played Dirty Harry has a few choice words for LeeA guy like him should shut his face Eastwood told the UKs Guardian newspaper apparently thinking that calling Lee a dummy head might sound childish Despite his obvious anger Eastwood gave a straightforward response to why there werent more black roles in his film The story is Flags of Our Fathers the famous flag-raising picture and they didnt do that If I go ahead and put an African-American actor in there peopled go This guys lost his mind I mean its not accurate Eastwood also claimed that Lee had once griped about Eastwood directing Bird the biopic about African-American jazzman Charlie Parker a story Lee thought should be told b