Legendary filmmaker Spike Lee is not one for holding his tongue…. just ask Tyler Perry!
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Prior to the release of Django Unchained, Lee gave his word to Django’s lead character, Jamie Foxx, that he wouldn’t go in on the flick.
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Foxx even spoke of their conversation in a recent interview, stating:
“You know Spike, he’ll let you have it whether it’s good, bad or ugly. And he said, ‘I’m not going to say anything bad about this film. It looks like y’all are getting it.’”
Well… scratch all that!
Spike apparently feels some kinda way about the film now and is now calling Quentin Tarantino’s latest creation, “disrespectful”.
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Producer Spike Lee
returned to his hometown of Atlanta last week to promote his latest film, “Red Hook Summer,” which opens in Atlanta on Aug. 24.
Lee appeared on several Atlanta news shows and also hit up Art Terrell’s show on Atlanta radio Kiss104.1, where he took a few listener’s calls, but halfway through the question/answer session, Spike Lee had to put his foot down about the Tyler Perry questions.
As you know, Lee has publicly criticized Perry’s work in the past and Dr. Cornel West even put his 2 cents in their disputed once by comparing the two. Perry responded to all the criticism by telling them all to go straight to hell (and I’m not making that up… he really said that).
But for the record… Spike still doesn’t see it for Mr. Perry and recently refused to answer any questions about the fellow “ATLien”.
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It’s official. Tyler Perry is sick and tired of Spike Lee.
Perry and Lee are both phenomenal movie producers. Each with their own individual styles and views. Dr. Cornel West once compared the two, stating that “Spike Lee is great… Tyler Perry is good” but that comparison was subjective in my opinion.
While both men are successful in their own right, Spike has continued to blast Perry on the “buffoonish” nature of his central characters, like Madea and Mr. Brown.
Perry already told the haters to “let that sh*t go” a while ago, but he’s now totally OVER it and has officially told Spike Lee where to go…
I’m so sick of hearing about damn Spike Lee. Spike can go straight to hell! You can print that. I am sick of him talking about me, I am sick of him saying, ‘This is a coon; this is a buffoon.’ I am sick of him talking about black people going to see movies.
This is what he said: ‘You vote by what you see,’ as if black people don’t know what they want to see. Continue Reading…
Newlyweds Swizz Beatz & Alicia Keys left the bambino at home and chilled courtside last night (January 27, 2011) at the Miami Heat vs New York Knicks game held at Madison Square Garden in NYC.
They’re starting to look alike…
In addition to the happy couple, Kanye West was all smiles as he sat solo while others spotted included NBA legend Magic Johnson, Spike Lee and more.
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Director Spike Lee was spotted court side at the Washington Wizards vs New York Knicks game last night (January 24, 2011) at Madison Square Garden in New York City.
The Morehouse alum is an avid basketball fan and rarely misses a Knicks game, but it’s education and minority teachers that currently top his priority list.
Spike will join U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan in Atlanta for a town hall meeting at Morehouse College on January 31st to encourage more African-American males to go into teaching.
The meeting is one of a series of events designed to recruit diverse and highly qualified teachers. And Morehouse, the country’s only all-male historically black college, is part of a plan by Duncan and others to recruit, train and place at least 80,000 male African-American teachers by 2015.
Lee, a Morehouse graduate, is scheduled to share his experiences and explain why more male minority teachers are needed in schools.