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Spike Lee

  1. Spike Lee: Do the Right Thing and Vote for Bernie Sanders“Wake up, South Carolina! This is your dude, Spike Lee.”
  2. oh brooklyn
    Even Spike Lee’s Wife Teases Him About Kickstarting Gentrification in Brooklyn“This is because of you,” she says. (Humblebrag?)
  3. oh brooklyn
    Spike Lee Might Get a Street Name in BrooklynFor the movie’s 25th anniversary.
  4. beef
    Spike Lee Still Going on Gentrification, Calls Michael Rapaport Stupid“Look, he’s not even a good filmmaker, first of all.”
  5. brooklyn’s finest
    Read Spike Lee’s Open Letter to the New York Times About GentrificationThe filmmaker takes on A.O. Scott in response to a Sunday column.
  6. 21 questions
    Spike Lee Fears New York Is Losing Its Heart and SoulThe director answers (most of) our signature 21 questions.
  7. the wrong thing
    Vandals Graffiti Next to Spike Lee’s Old HouseAnd an anarchy symbol, of course.
  8. Spike Lee’s Amazing Rant Against Gentrification: ‘We Been Here!’Speaking in Brooklyn, the local filmmaker went off.
  9. trayvon martin
    Spike Lee Apologizes for Tweeting Fake George Zimmerman Address“Please Leave The McClain’s [sic] In Peace.”
  10. Spike Lee Links Travyon Killing to Random Elderly CoupleTweets out the wrong address for George Zimmerman.
  11. osama bin killed
    It Was a Record Night for ‘Obama’/‘Osama’ Confusion [Updated]Who messed up the worst?
  12. gossipmonger
    Jessica Simpson Is Feeling Some Situations OutCheck in on what she and other celebrities are doing in our gossip roundup.
  13. parks and recreation
    Michael Jackson’s Birthday Is Gonna Get a Bigger ParkSpike Lee’s Jackson celebration moves to Prospect Park.
  14. party lines
    Spike Lee Knows a Different New York Now“The racial polarization you had, when this film was made, is not in the New York City I know today.”
  15. gossipmonger
    Madonna Has the Magic TouchWhen it comes to SOME children, at least. Her boyfriend Jesus Luz’s career is really taking off.
  16. gossipmonger
    Rachel McAdams and Josh Lucas Made Out During DinnerBut hopefully not with food in their mouths. Plus, Michael Lewis has a small penis, and other gossip in our daily roundup.
  17. gossipmonger
    Bethenny Frankel and Alex Rodriguez Spotted on Another Date!This is very possibly a good or great thing for either him or her.
  18. gossipmonger
    Lindsay Lohan Ate Two Full Meals!Plus, Brad and Angelina are moving to Long Island! And more from your favorite tabloid stalwarts, in today’s gossip roundup.
  19. gossipmonger
    Really, Nobody on Mustique Will Miss the NoelsNot the first one, the second one … the whole gaggle! Plus, Caroline Kennedy sassed the press even when she was 6. In the gossip roundup.
  20. gossipmonger
    Lance Armstrong Is Preggers!Sort of. That and more in our gossip roundup!
  21. gossipmonger
    Madonna Insists on Kabbalah Water; Leighton Meester Prefers TequilaMadge’s divorce details and the antics of ‘Gossip Girl’ stars continue to amuse us in today’s gossip roundup.
  22. gossipmonger
    Most of Today’s Gossip Items Involve Sarah PalinAre you surprised? But the scenes from Larry Flynt’s porn satire of her actually sound really stupidly funny. Plus a pinch of Palin-free news in our gossip roundup.
  23. vu.
    Spike Lee to Expand in Brooklyn?It looks like the director will be opening up a branch of his film studio in Dumbo.
  24. gossipmonger
    Sean Combs and Cameron Diaz, We Did Not See That One ComingAll the morning’s gossip columns, distilled for your pleasure.
  25. gossipmonger
    Beyoncé’s Reps Are Kind of AwesomeIs Beyoncé pregnant? “We’ll perform an ultrasound and get back to you,” her reps say sassily. That and the results of other probing in our daily roundup of the city’s juiciest gossip.
  26. gossipmonger
    Somebody Get Jerry Seinfeld’s Cars Off the RoadJerry has more car trouble, Cindy Adams takes the stand, and Shelley Ross gets the last cackle in today’s roundup of all the dish from New York’s gossip columns.
  27. gossipmonger
    Spike Lee to Knicks Fans: ‘Don’t Die’Spike Lee advised a fellow Knicks fan, “Don’t commit suicide.” Chace Crawford and Carrie Underwood danced together at Marquee, but not well. Jules Nasso, who may or may not be an associate of the Gambino family, will chair the 2008 Staten Island Film Festival. 30 Rock’s Katrina Bowden exchanged her ravioli for a salad at the dinner at the Four Seasons for Juno. LeBron James sang and danced with Oompa Loompas at Marquee.
  28. gossipmonger
    Kristen Johnston Turns Forgetful Into FunnyFormer mayor Ed Koch said his scariest moment in office was when a bunch of doctors threw eggs at his face during the Iran hostage crisis. Kristen Johnston forgot her lines while performing at The 24 Hour Plays. Bill Clinton said that he’d like to do a makeover of Grumpy Old Men with Bill Crystal if Hillary is elected president. An assortment of famous folks ate at both Le Cirque and the Waverley Inn. Donald Trump’s brother, Robert, and wife Blaine got a divorce. Ben Affleck said he’d rather worship Satan than flip baseball-team loyalty à la Rudy Giuliani. Maybe fat Ryan Gosling hung out with a hot brunette at Rose Bar.
  29. gossipmonger
    ‘Gorgeous’ Ben Affleck Skips His Own PremiereBen Affleck slipped out of the premiere of his Gone Baby Gone to go watch the Red Sox game. (Ben says he left because he gets nervous during his screenings. Cindy Adams thinks he’s getting “gorgeouser and gorgeouser”). Fifty of the world’s greatest chefs are having dinner tonight at Le Bernadin to celebrate the book My Last Supper. Le Cirque owner Sirio Maccioni shelled out $7,000 for a 1.1-pound Italian white truffle. Tim Robbins had his birthday party on Tuesday at the Beatrice Inn. Barneys creative director Simon Doonan thought Phillip Bloch had gone blind, though he was actually just preparing for a movie role.
  30. cultural capital
    Naomi Campbell, Serious Actress Guess who stopped glaring at the help just long enough to look at a screenplay? Why, Naomi Campbell, that’s who! As she revealed to British Vogue, the fiesty supermodel has signed a contract to work with Spike Lee on his new WWII movie about a regiment of black soldiers based in Tuscany. “I’ll do anything for Spike,” she said. Normally we ignore the things Naomi says, seeing as she’s got some issues and all, but this makes a little sense, as we saw Spike last week in Fort Greene, surrounded by a ton of rather delicious-looking young men (in numbers and hotness great enough to suggest some sort of cast gathering). But what might Naomi’s role be in this new project? Was Spike inspired to hire her because of her fierceness with a BlackBerry, and thus create a Just One of the Guys–like role in which she dresses up as a dude to fight for her nation? Naomi Signs With Spike Lee [British Vogue]
  31. party lines
    Spike Lee Mourns Christopher Moltisanti, New Orleans All the death and destruction on this final season of The Sopranos is taking even Spike Lee by surprise. “It shook me up,” he said today after accepting a Peabody award for his HBO documentary about New Orleans, When the Levees Broke. “Michael Imperioli and I, we’re friends. And when he went out, I was not good for two days after that. In fact, I had to call him up. I said, ‘You still alive?’” Turns out Imperioli is just fine. Lee says the actor seemed more worried about a casting crisis at the Off Broadway theater he owns with his wife than about Christopher’s demise. Lee, meanwhile, says he’s already thinking about two new documentary projects for HBO. One would be a follow-up to Levees, which he likes to tell people is still a work-in-progress. “The misconception is, ‘Oh, they had Mardi Gras. Oh, the French Quarter’s open. Oh, women are flashing their breasts on the rails with the beads. Everything’s okay,’” he says. “But it’s not okay. Half the population is still not there, and a lot of them can’t come back because they don’t have jobs and the rents have been doubled and tripled. It’s crazy.” —Jada Yuan
  32. gossipmonger
    Boobs at ‘Jane’Jane magazine asked girls to bare their breasts for a picture spread but canceled after a staffer mistakenly unveiled the identities of the participants. Jake Gyllenhaal and David Fincher had some “artistic differences” on the set of Zodiac. Phillip Bloch was not impressed by how Vogue’s André Leon Talley styled Jennifer Hudson’s thighs at the Oscars. Rosie O’Donnell and Elisabeth Hasselback got into (another) fight at The View, which ended with Hasselback (again) in tears. Graydon Carter and Jim Kelly hosted a book party for Kurt Andersen at the Waverly Inn, and a lot of media bigwigs showed. Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes are not looking to buy an apartment in the Dakota, according to a rep. Spike Lee hung out with Mayor Bloomberg at City Hall.