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Bill Nunn Dead At 62

Lee shared the news on his Instagram and Facebook accounts on Saturday (24Sep16), hours after Nunn had passed away in his hometown of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Nunn's wife Donna later confirmed to...

Spike Lee Creating She's Gotta Have It Tv Show

Bosses at streaming service Netflix have picked up the project, which will follow the exploits of Brooklyn, New York artist Nola Darling as she juggles her multiple relationships. The first season will...

Casting Call For 'Whores' In New Quentin Tarantino Movie Upsets Feminists

The director is working on a new western movie project and he's looking for wannabe prostitutes, aged between 18 and 35. A quickly-deleted ad for the film search reportedly read: "Casting whores...

Prince's Ex-wives Unite To Host Star-studded Memorial

Manuela Testolini and Mayte Garcia united for the Beverly Hills memorial, where celebrity guests including Dita Von Teese, Spike Lee, Herbie Hancock and Tavis Smiley remembered the beloved star, who died in April (16) aged...

Spike Lee And Questlove Hosting Prince Tribute Events

The music icon, 57, was found dead at his Minnesota home on Thursday (21Apr16), and tributes from fans and friends came flooding in honouring him, and now filmmaker Spike and The Roots drummer...

Rosario Dawson Arrested At Political Rally - Report

The political protest in America's capital has been running for days, with event participants taking to the streets to express dissent over a variety of issues affecting U.S. citizens.And TMZ reports Dawson was arrested at...

Katie Holmes Eyes Career Revival With New Movie

The Batman Begins appears in the film that was written and directed by first-time filmmaker Paul Dalio, son of American hedge-fund billionaire Ray Dalio.Touched By Fire is an autobiographical study depicting a romance between fellow...

Chance The Rapper Hits Back In Spike Lee Feud

The pair's war of words began in December last year (15) after the hip hop star criticised the way Spike's latest film, Chi-Raq, depicted his hometown of Chicago. In comments made last...

Dustin Hoffman: 'America Has A Problem With Racism'

The two-time Oscar winner insisted the lack of diversity among nominees is symptomatic of a bigger problem that affects American society.Dustin did not attend Sunday night's (28Feb16) Academy Awards choosing instead to be at a...

Spike Lee Appears In Bernie Sanders Presidential Advert

The Do The Right Thing director previously admitted he was "intrigued" by Bernie's campaign to become the Democratic Party's standard bearer in November's (16) presidential election, and he has now offered him his...

Spike Lee: 'Academy Changes Would Not Have Happened Without Oscars Ruckus'

Director Spike Lee has spoken about his decision to boycott this year’s Oscars at the Berlin International Film Festival while premiering his latest movie Chi-Raq. Lee announced in January that he would not be attending...

Will Smith Says His Decision To Boycott Oscars "Isn't About Me"

Will Smith has spoken some more about his decision to join his wife Jada Pinkett Smith in boycotting this year’s Oscars ceremony, saying that he wants to be “part of the solution” to the diversity...

Zachary Levi Branded 'Too Jewish' For Films

The Thor: The Dark World star, who has Welsh ancestry and is not Jewish, has waded in to the debate about diversity in the movie industry following a row over the upcoming Oscars.Several stars including...

Steve Mcqueen: '2016 Oscars Are A Watershed Moment'

Since the nominations for the upcoming Academy Awards were announced earlier in January (16) there has been a growing swell of criticism about the lack of diversity among them. Stars including Jada Pinkett Smith, Will...

Spike Lee Applauds Oscars Officials For Taking Decisive Action

The Do the Right Thing filmmaker, who received an honorary Oscar in November (15), became the first big name to pull out of plans to attend the Academy Awards next month (Feb16) after...

Marlon Wayans: 'Chris Rock Should Not Step Down As Oscars Host'

Jada Pinkett Smith is boycotting Hollywood's big night because no African-American stars picked up acting nods for the second year in a row, while Spike Lee isn't attending and Quincy Jones has demanded...

Reese Witherspoon: 'Lack Of Oscars Diversity Is Disappointing'

The US actress is the latest star to add her name to the growing list of Hollywood heavyweights aggrieved by the lack of diversity on the 2016 Academy Awards shortlist. Taking to her Facebook, Reese...

Spike Lee: 'I Am Not Starting An Oscars Protest Movement'

The Do the Right Thing moviemaker posted a lengthy essay on Instagram.com on Monday (18Dec15) announcing his decision to not attend the Los Angeles ceremony on 28 February (16) because he "cannot support...

Chris Rock Under Pressure To Step Down As Oscars Host In Diversity Row

Oscars host Chris Rock is coming under increasing calls to boycott the awards ceremony in the aftermath of the controversial nominations last week, in which none of the 20 acting nominations went to a black...

Lupita Nyong'o And George Clooney Join Oscars' Diversity Debate

Lupita Nyong’o and George Clooney have become the latest stars to speak out about this year’s Oscar nominations, which have been criticised for their lack of diversity. Already director Spike Lee and Jada Pinkett-Smith have...

Snoop Dogg: 'Hell No, I'm Not Watching The Oscars!'

The US rapper took to social media to express his disgust that no black actors or directors have been nominated for a prestigious golden statuette. He follows in the footsteps of Jada Pinkett Smith and...

Whoopi Goldberg: 'Boycotting The Oscars Is Slap In The Face For Host Chris Rock'

Filmmaker Spike Lee and actress Jada Pinkett Smith announced this week (begs18Jan16) they will not be attending or watching next month's (Feb16) ceremony after Academy voters failed to nominate any African-Americans or ethnic...

The Academy Speaks On Lack Of Diversity In Oscar Nominations, As Stars Call For Boycott

As the debate over the lack of diversity among this year’s Oscar nominees continues, Cheryl Boone Isaacs, president of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, has released a lengthly statement addressing the issue....

Jada Pinkett Smith To Boycott The Oscars Over African-american Snub

The actress, who starred in Lee's 2000 film Bamboozled, has officially declared she will not be attending or watching the 2016 Academy Awards. In a video posted on Facebook on America's Martin...

Spike Lee Vows To Boycott Oscars

After the 2016 Academy Award nominations were announced last week (ends17Jan16), the hashtags #OscarsStillSoWhite and #OscarsSoWhite began trending on Twitter.com as it emerged no black stars had been recognised in any of the...

Spike Lee Will Not Be Attending 2016 Oscars Due To Lack Of Diversity Among Nominees

Director Spike Lee has announced he will not be attending this year’s Oscars, due to the lack of diversity among the nominees. For the second year in a row the Oscar’s was criticised for failing...

Jennifer Hudson Felt A Responsibility To Take On Chi-raq Role

Hudson's estranged brother-in-law William Balfour was sentenced to life behind bars in July, 2012, after being convicted of killing Hudson's mum, Darnell Donerson, her brother, Jason Hudson, and seven-year-old nephew, Julian King, in...

Spike Lee Hits Back At Chance The Rapper's 'Chi-raq' Criticism

Filmmaker and director Spike Lee has hit back at Chance The Rapper’s criticism of his new movie Chi-Raq, claiming that the rap star’s father works for the Mayor of Chicago and that his perspective is...

Spike Lee Fires Back At Chi-raq Critics

The filmmaker has faced a backlash over the sensitive subject matter tackled in Chi-Raq, which focuses on a city woman who rallies her fellow females to deny their male partners sexual privileges until...

Chi-raq Finds Spike Lee Speaking Out Again

Chi-Raq is about women in South Chicago who decide to withhold sex from their men to get them to stop killing each other. The story comes from ancient mythology, namely Lysistrata by Aristophanes. "It was...

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