Spike Lee

  • Spike Lee Jan 14

    US Director Spike Lee to Lead Cannes Film Festival Jury

    Spike Lee will lead the jury of this year’s Cannes Film Festival, and festival organizers hope the provocative American director will “shake things up” at the gathering of the world’s cinema elite.

  • Nov 7, 2019

    Lincoln Center in New York City to Honor Spike Lee in April

    Spike Lee will receive Film at Lincoln Center’s 46th Chaplin Award. Lincoln Center announced Thursday that the 62-year-old filmmaker will be honored in its annual fundraising gala on April 27.

  • Oct 6, 2019

    Tyler Perry Christens New Studio With Help of Oprah, Others

    Tyler Perry officially christened his massive new film studio Saturday, beaming as his fellow entertainment industry luminaries descended on Atlanta and strode a red carpet to his sprawling complex for an opening gala. The attendees warmly greeted Perry, a man who had once been homeless and yet now helmed his own studio, one of the nation’s largest. “I think it’s...

  • Sep 1, 2019

    Filmmaker Nate Parker Apologizes for Being ‘Tone Deaf’

    Three years ago, filmmaker Nate Parker came under scrutiny for a rape allegation from his college days that essentially derailed the release of his Nat Turner film “The Birth of a Nation.” Now, with a new film about police brutality debuting at the Venice Film International Film Festival, he is apologizing for how he responded then. “Standing here today at...

  • Jun 28, 2019

    Spike Lee Hosts ‘Do the Right Thing’ Block Party in Bed-Stuy

    Filmmaker Spike Lee hosted a block party on Sunday in Bedford-Stuyvesant to celebrate the 30th anniversary of his 1989 film “Do the Right Thing.” The party was from 12 to 7 p.m. and hosted on Stuyvesant Avenue between Lexington and Quincy — where most of the film was shot. That stretch of Stuyvesant has since been named “Do the Right…

  • Jun 21, 2019

    35 Notables Named Eligible to Receive Stars on Hollywood Walk of Fame

    Oscar winners Mahershala Ali and Spike Lee, along with the late comedian Andy Kaufman, rocker Billy Idol and iconic comic-book superhero Batman are among those newly chosen to receive stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce announced Thursday.

  • Jun 19, 2019

    Tiffany Haddish Explains Why She Won’t Perform in Georgia

    Tiffany Haddish says she chose to join a boycott of Georgia after she read the state’s new anti-abortion legislation. Haddish announced this week that she had cancelled a show in the state and explained her reasoning Tuesday at the launch of a “Harry Potter” mobile augmented-reality game. “The reason that I cancelled the show, is because I read that bill,”...

  • Jun 19, 2019

    Tiffany Haddish Explains Why She Won’t Perform in Georgia

    Tiffany Haddish says she chose to join a boycott of Georgia after she read the state’s new anti-abortion legislation. Haddish announced this week that she had cancelled a show in the state and explained her reasoning Tuesday at the launch of a “Harry Potter” mobile augmented-reality game. “The reason that I cancelled the show, is because I read that bill,”...

  • Feb 25, 2019

    Big Oscar Win by ‘Green Book’ Leaves Many Frustrated

    The decision to hand the best film Oscar to “Green Book” continued to be debated Monday, long after the last Champagne glass had finally been emptied. Rarely in Oscar history, after all, has a winning movie prompted a noted guest in the audience, who had just won his first competitive Oscar, to try to storm out of the night’s big...

  • Feb 25, 2019

    6 Things to Know – Your Top Stories For Monday, February 25

    It’s Monday, February 25th – and NBC 6 has the top six stories you need to know for the day.

  • Jan 1, 2019

    Kentucky Officers Post Photos ‘Mourning’ Loss of Doughnut Truck in Fire

    The Lexington Police Department tweeted out photos showing the officers in various stages of sarcastic grief after the Krispy Kreme truck that caught fire had been loaded onto a tow truck and was being taken from the scene.

  • Jan 18, 2019

    The Travel Mom: Tips to Travel More in 2019

    If you’re New Years resolution includes more travel, Emily Kaufman has you covered.

  • Jan 18, 2019

    Pelosi Accuses Trump Administration of Leaking New Afghanistan Travel Plans

    House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Friday that she’s pushed back a congressional trip to Afghanistan she was attempting to organize after the Trump administration leaked that she was trying to make the trip on a commercial airline. Pelosi called the move, which the White House denies, “very irresponsible.” Asked by reporters if she thought Trump was retaliating for her request...

  • Feb 22, 2019

    Somali-Born US Citizen Charged With Taking Journalist Captive

    A U.S. citizen has been charged with kidnapping and other counts for his alleged role in the abduction of a freelance journalist who was held hostage in Somalia for nearly three years, according to federal charging documents unsealed Thursday in New York. According to a criminal complaint, Abdi Yusuf Hassan was part of a conspiracy to kidnap the journalist in...

  • Feb 25, 2019

    Pence in Colombia Announces New Sanctions on Venezuela’s Maduro, Allies

    The Trump administration announced new sanctions Monday on allies of Venezuela’s Nicolas Maduro as it struggles to find new ways to boost his opponent after an effort to deliver humanitarian aid to the economically devastated nation faltered amid strong resistance from security forces loyal to the socialist leader. Vice President Mike Pence arrived in the Colombian capital for an emergency...

  • Mar 5, 2019

    As 2020 Nears, Pressure Grows to Replace Voting Machines

    Time and money are running short for states to replace aging or inadequate voting machines before the 2020 presidential primaries, according to a report released Tuesday. State and local election officials in 31 states say they want to replace their voting equipment before the elections, but the vast majority said they don’t have enough money to do so, according to...

  • Jan 6, 2019

    From Brown to Newsom, California to See New Style, Substance

    When Gov. Jerry Brown cedes power to Gavin Newsom, it will be the first time since 1887 that California has had consecutive Democratic governors. But California isn’t getting a carbon copy in substance or style.

  • Jan 9, 2019

    Florida Residents Can Go To Universal Orlando for Less Than $54 A Day

    Universal Orlando is offering a promotion to Florida residents that will allow them to visit the theme parks for less than $54 dollars per day.

  • Feb 14, 2019

    Prada Announces Diversity Council After Blackface Outrage

    Italian brand Prada said it is forming a diversity council to “elevate voices of color within the company and fashion industry at large,” a move that follows accusations of racism in the luxury fashion world.

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