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LOOK: Spike Lee honors Kobe Bryant at Oscars 2020

Feb 10, 2020 - 2:30 PM

The filmmaker turns up at the awards wearing a purple and yellow suit in tribute to the late basketball legend

TRIBUTE. Director Spike Lee wears an ensemble to honor the memory of Kobe Bryant at the 2020 Oscars on February 9. Photo by Valerie Macon/AFP

Spike Lee to be first black president of Cannes film festival jury

Jan 14, 2020 - 5:15 PM

The 'BlacKkKlansman' director is the first person of black African descent to preside at the world's biggest film festival

Spike Lee says not calling for Oscars boycott

Jan 21, 2016 - 10:17 AM

Spike Lee s comment comes after him saying that the Oscars actors nominations are lily white for the second year in a row

SPIKE LEE. The director says that although he isn't attending the upcoming 2016 Oscars, he is not calling for a boycott of the event. File photo shows Spike Lee at the Euroleague group C basketball match in Italy in 2014. Photo by Matteo Bazzi/EPA

Spike Lee, Jada Pinkett Smith to boycott Oscars over all-white nominees

Jan 19, 2016 - 10:37 AM

UPDATED For the second year in a row all the nominees in the actor categories are white

BOYCOTTING THE OSCARS. Spike Lee and Jada Pinkett Smith are skipping the 2016 Oscars because all the nominees in the actor categories are white. File photo by Justin Lane/EPA, Screengrab from Facebook/jada

Spike Lee documentary to explore early Michael Jackson

Jan 08, 2016 - 10:19 AM

The documentary Michael Jackson s Journey from Motown to Off the Wall premieres on January 24 at the Sundance Film Festival

Spike Lee, NBA stars Curry, CP3, Anthony team-up to fight gun violence

Dec 24, 2015 - 2:43 PM

Film director Spike Lee has joined the NBA in an initiative to fight gun violence in America hoping that star power can succeed where politics has so far failed

AGAINST VIOLENCE. Steph Curry says a recent shooting involving a 3-year-old made him think of his own daughter Riley. File photo by Mark Cristino/EPA

Spike Lee, Gena Rowlands, Debbie Reynolds to receive honorary Oscars

Aug 28, 2015 - 11:51 PM

Academy Award organizers say that the 3 legends will receive honorary awards for their extraordinary contribution to show business

HONORARY OSCARS. Spike Lee, Gena Rowlands, and Debbie Reynolds receive special awards from The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences

Holding Court - The greatest NBA playoff games in history

Apr 23, 2014 - 11:38 PM

As the NBA playoffs begin to heat up columnist Bert Ramirez looks back on the greatest postseason games in history

MILLER TIME. Reggie Miller showed the hot hand in sinking clutch baskets in Game 5 against the Knicks in 1994. Photo by Mark F. Sypher/EPA

'The Butler': Small-scale epic

Sep 12, 2013 - 8:34 PM

Film is a window to the mind of an observer survivor in US racial history

WINDOW TO THE MIND. Whitaker's 'Butler' beholds history. Photo from the film's Facebook