Tyler Perry christens new studio with help of Oprah, others
ATLANTA (AP) — 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...
Spike Lee shells out for Knicks memorabilia at auction
LAGUNA NIGUEL, Calif. (AP) — Writer-director Spike Lee added to his New York Knicks collection by purchasing 13 items associated with his favorite team in a recent auction.
Nate Parker to debut new film at Venice Film Festival
NEW YORK (AP) — Nate Parker's attempted comeback will begin at the Venice Film Festival with the premiere of his first film since a rape allegation from Parker's past derailed the release of his...
Tiffany Haddish explains why she won’t perform in Georgia
LOS ANGELES (AP) — 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...
Spike Lee calls for Hollywood to ‘shut it down’ in Georgia
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Director Spike Lee is calling for Hollywood production companies to leave Georgia over a law that would ban abortions as early as six weeks, upon detection of a fetal...
Julia Roberts, Spike Lee toast Denzel Washington at event
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Denzel Washington was the man of the hour Thursday night with everyone from Julia Roberts to Spike Lee turning out to celebrate him as this year's recipient of the AFI Life...
Spike Lee to present Denzel Washington with AFI Award
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Spike Lee will honor Denzel Washington's career by presenting his friend and collaborator with the American Film Institute's Life Achievement Award.
Column: Let’s ignore Drake for the rest of the NBA Finals
Obnoxious sideline celebrities are as much a part of the NBA as slam dunks and getting away with an extra step or two.
From Jack Nicholson to Spike Lee to Jimmy Buffett, we've grown...
Filmmaker David Lynch teaching a class on creativity
LOS ANGELES (AP) — According to filmmaker David Lynch, all it takes are 70 ideas to make a feature film.
The visionary mind behind "Blue Velvet," ''Mulholland Drive" and "Twin Peaks" is...
Neo-Nazi group’s leader is black man who vows to dissolve it
One of the nation's largest neo-Nazi groups appears to have an unlikely new leader: a black activist who has vowed to dismantle it.
Court documents filed Thursday suggest James Hart Stern...
Correction: Oscars-The Latest story
LOS ANGELES (AP) — In a story Feb. 25 about (topic), The Associated Press reported erroneously the name of one of the Oscar winners for live action short film. Her name is Jaime Ray...
For many, ‘Green Book’ win was a confounding Oscar climax
LOS ANGELES (AP) — An Academy Awards that sparkled with more women and African-American winners than ever before came to a screeching halt with the night's final honor. Some would even call it a...
Oscar moments: Record night for women; Wakanda makes history
Spike Lee bounding into the arms of Samuel L. Jackson, and trading shout-outs to Brooklyn (and hats!) with Barbra Streisand. A weeping Lady Gaga in her elegant up-do, extolling the virtues of hard...
Triumph and disappointment for Spike Lee at Oscars
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Spike Lee's first-ever competitive Oscar award turned a mostly staid ceremony into one with joy and passion, but that later gave way to frustration.
Trump goes after Spike Lee after Oscars speech
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is going after director Spike Lee, who used his Oscar acceptance speech to urge mobilization for the 2020 election.
Kansas professor Kevin Willmott wins Oscar
LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — University of Kansas professor Kevin Willmott is an Oscar winner.
Willmott won the award for best adapted screenplay Sunday night for his contribution to the film...
Lady Gaga, Glenn Close, Spike Lee grace Vanity Fair party
‘Green Book’ writers: ‘We have all respect in the world’ for Spike Lee
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Spike Lee: ‘I’m not going to trash’ ‘Green Book’
Spike Lee on ‘Green Book’: ‘Ref made a bad call’
Knicks beat Spurs to end 18-game home losing streak
NEW YORK (AP) — This Broadway smash even made news on Hollywood's big night.
Hey, when the Knicks win a home game, Spike Lee needs to know. Even if he's across the country at the Academy...
Regina King stuns in white and Glenn Close dons queenly gold
NEW YORK (AP) — Regina King brought Old Hollywood alive on the Oscar red carpet Sunday in a romantic white gown with a touch of sparkle and a long train, while Jennifer Lopez stunned in silver...
‘Black Panther’ makes Oscar history twice for diversity
The final list of winners at the 91st Academy Awards
The final list of the winners at the 91st Academy Awards:
Emotional ceremony honors Hall, Stenberg, Layne and Lewis
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Amandla Stenberg brought the audience to their feet as she talked of being protected by the ancestors.
KiKi Layne evoked tears as she talked about having the...
Nike probing Zion shoe malfunction that led to injury
NEW YORK (AP) — Nike says it's investigating why Duke freshman Zion Williamson split a shoe open during a game against rival North Carolina. But the sportswear giant says it's an "isolated...
Shoe blowout, knee injury leave Zion, Duke to mull future
DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Duke might have to figure out what the Zion Show will look like without its namesake.
And Zion Williamson could have some things of his own to consider, too.
With Zion injured, No. 8 UNC routs No. 1 Duke 88-72
DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Zion Williamson blew out his shoe, and then No. 8 North Carolina blew out top-ranked Duke.
Luke Maye took full advantage of a freak injury to the freshman sensation,...
‘Black Panther’ designer Ruth Carter on her start, Spike Lee
LOS ANGELES (AP) — It's a big week for Ruth E. Carter, who on Sunday could become the first African-American to win an Academy Award for costume design through her Afro-futuristic wardrobes in "Black Panther." But before that show, Carter will receive a career achievement award Tuesday at the 21st annual Costume Designers Guild Awards.
10 days before show time, a full-on revolt over the Oscars
Would anyone — anyone at all — like to thank the academy?
This is normally the time of year when Oscar hopefuls are readying acceptance speeches that almost always begin with a few words of gratitude for the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences. But that sentiment has been hard to come by in the torturous and troubled lead-up to the 91st Academy Awards.
Trailblazing ‘Black Panther’ costume designer aims to inspire
Spielberg, Gaga, sign get-well card for Ruth Bader Ginsburg
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Steven Spielberg, Lady Gaga, Spike Lee and Glenn Close have a message for Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg: Get well soon.
Film academy issues statement amid backlash to changes
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Responding to widespread backlash to the fact that four Oscars will be presented during commercial breaks at the 91st Academy Awards, the film academy has issued a statement saying that all Academy Award winners will still be included in the broadcast on Feb. 24.
‘BlacKkKlansman’ screenwriter to pursue Langston Hughes film
LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — A Kansas screenwriter who co-wrote Spike Lee's latest film, the Oscar-nominated "BlacKkKlansman," is setting his sights on his next project: a documentary about poet Langston Hughes.
Director Spike Lee boycotts Gucci, Prada for blackface items
MILAN (AP) — Director Spike Lee said Friday he will no longer wear Gucci or Prada until the brands hire some black designers following a pair of blackface fashion fails from the major Italian fashion houses.
Lee said on Instagram that "It's Obvious To Da Peoples That They Don't Have A Clue When It Comes To Racist, Blackface Hateful Imagery. WAKE UP."
Spike said the brands needed to have black designers "To Be In Da Room When It Happen."
Spike Lee thankful for honorary Oscar
Lee on Northam: ‘You can’t make this stuff up’
Gaga, Malek, Cooper star in Oscar class photo
Alfonso Cuaron wins Directors Guild award for ‘Roma’
LOS ANGELES (AP) — "Roma" director Alfonso Cuaron has won the top honor from the Directors Guild of America and solidified his spot as the Oscar front-runner.
Cuaron won out over Spike Lee for "BlacKkKlansman," Bradley Cooper for "A Star Is Born," Peter Farrelly for "Green Book" and Adam McKay for "Vice" at the 71st DGA Awards Saturday night in Los Angeles.
Since 1948, there has been only seven times that the DGA winner did not take the Academy Award for directing.
Adam Driver calls Oscar nomination ‘surreal’
Spike Lee likes his Oscar odds with ‘BlackKkKlansman’
NEW YORK (AP) — Spike Lee watched the Oscar nominations Tuesday morning on television from his bed, with his wife, Tonya, his two grown children, Satchel and Jackson, and their dog, Ginger.
Screaming ensued .
Cuaron, Dafoe, Spike Lee react to their Oscar nominations
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Reaction from selected nominees for the 91st annual Academy Awards, announced Tuesday in Beverly Hills, California:
— "Cinema needs the opportunity to be diverse. What mainstream cinema and the theatrical experience has lacked in general is diversity. And I'm talking about diversity in terms of stories and characters and ways of doing films." — Alfonso Cuaron, nominated for best director for "Roma," one of ten nominations for the film. Via phone interview.
Fun facts and figures from this year’s Oscar nominations
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Some fun and interesting facts about Tuesday's nominations for the 91st Academy Awards:
— After more than 30 years and some two dozen films, Spike Lee received his first Academy Award nomination for best director for "BlacKkKlansman." It's also the first time one of his movies has been nominated for best picture.
The list of nominees for the 91st Academy Awards
The list of the nominees for the 91st Academy Awards:
Best picture: Black Panther," ''BlacKkKlansman," ''Bohemian Rhapsody," ''The Favourite," ''Green Book," ''Roma," ''A Star Is Born," ''Vice."
Best director: Alfonso Cuaron, "Roma"; Spike Lee, "BlacKkKlansman"; Pawel Pawlikowski, "Cold War"; Yorgos Lanthimos, "The Favourite"; Adam McKay, "Vice."
Cuaron, Cooper, Lee among Directors Guild nominees
NEW YORK (AP) — Bradley Cooper, Alfonso Cuaron and Spike Lee are among the nominees for the Directors Guild of America award for outstanding directorial achievement.
The DGA announced its five nominees Tuesday in one of the most closely watched guild awards leading up to next month's Academy Awards. Cuaron is nominated for his personal black-and-white drama "Roma," Cooper for his "A Star Is Born" remake and Lee for his white supremacist tale "BlacKkKlansman."
From Cooper to Coogler, AFI Awards brought out the stars
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The wine was flowing and the atmosphere relaxed Friday at the American Film Institute Awards, which brought out some of Hollywood's brightest stars of the moment, from Emily Blunt to Michael B. Jordan, for a celebratory luncheon in Los Angeles.