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UPI Almanac for Thursday, March 20, 2014.
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Spike Lee explains gentrification rant to Anderson Cooper

Spike Lee explains gentrification rant to Anderson Cooper

NEW YORK, Feb. 27 (UPI) -- Spike Lee explains the reasoning behind his anti-gentrification rant to CNN's Anderson Cooper.
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'Tonight Show' moves back to New York with Fallon as host

'Tonight Show' moves back to New York with Fallon as host

NEW YORK, Feb. 18 (UPI) -- New host Jimmy Fallon's debut Monday was the first episode of "The Tonight Show" broadcast from New York in more than 40 years.
Private funeral held for Philip Seymour Hoffman in New York

Private funeral held for Philip Seymour Hoffman in New York

NEW YORK, Feb. 7 (UPI) -- Meryl Streep, Cate Blanchett, Laura Linney, Julianne Moore and Michelle Williams were among the 400 mourners at Philip Seymour Hoffman's funeral in New York.
Tyson banned from Britain due to prison past

Tyson banned from Britain due to prison past

LONDON, Dec. 10 (UPI) -- Former heavyweight boxing champion Mike Tyson has been banned from entering Britain, his publisher said.

Graphic designer claims 'Oldboy' movie poster stole his idea

HOLLYWOOD, Nov. 30 (UPI) -- A graphic designer said a promotional agency used posters he created for U.S. director Spike Lee's movie, "Oldboy," even though they never paid him.
Spike Lee sued over tweet on address he thought was George Zimmerman's

Spike Lee sued over tweet on address he thought was George Zimmerman's

SANFORD, Fla., Nov. 12 (UPI) -- A Florida couple sued director Spike Lee for retweeting their address soon after George Zimmerman was accused of fatally shooting unarmed Trayvon Martin.
Stars turn out for 'Michael Jackson One' premiere

Stars turn out for 'Michael Jackson One' premiere

LAS VEGAS, July 1 (UPI) -- Justin Bieber, Neil Patrick Harris, Spike Lee and Berry Gordy turned out for the premiere of Cirque du Soleil's "Michael Jackson One" show in Las Vegas.

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UPI Almanac for Wednesday, March 20, 2013.
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Tarantino, Lee butt heads over 'Django'

Tarantino, Lee butt heads over 'Django'

ROME, Jan. 5 (UPI) -- "Django Unchained" director Quentin Tarantino said he will not respond to filmmaker Spike Lee, who called the movie disrespectful and said he would boycott it.
Tyson taking one-man show on the road

Tyson taking one-man show on the road

NEW YORK, Nov. 28 (UPI) -- Former heavyweight boxing champion Mike Tyson says he is planning to take his stage show "Mike Tyson: Undisputed Truth" on a 10-week U.S. tour.

Spike Lee to release Jackson documentary

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 1 (UPI) -- ABC-TV says it has acquired the rights to U.S. director Spike Lee's documentary about the making of Michael Jackson's album, "Bad."

'Malcolm X' actor Al Freeman Jr. dead

WASHINGTON, Aug. 12 (UPI) -- Emmy Award-winning actor Al Freeman Jr., a Howard University professor known for his role in "Malcolm X," has died, a school spokeswoman said. He was 78.
Martin's mother: Killing not 'God's plan'

Martin's mother: Killing not 'God's plan'

SANFORD, Fla., July 19 (UPI) -- The mother of Trayvon Martin Thursday rejected George Zimmerman's assertion that his fatal shooting of her 17-year-old son in Florida was "God's plan."
Mike Tyson's Broadway show extended

Mike Tyson's Broadway show extended

NEW YORK, June 28 (UPI) -- Mike Tyson's Spike Lee-directed one-man Broadway show is being extended, producers announced.
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Spike Lee to direct Mike Tyson in Broadway debut

Spike Lee to direct Mike Tyson in Broadway debut

NEW YORK, June 18 (UPI) -- Former boxing great Mike Tyson is to star in an autobiographical one-man show directed by Spike Lee at Broadway's Longacre Theater, producers said Monday.
Spike Lee apologizes for wrong house tweet

Spike Lee apologizes for wrong house tweet

NEW YORK, March 29 (UPI) -- Film director Spike Lee has apologized for re-tweeting an address he wrongly believed belonged to George Zimmerman, the focus of racial tensions in Florida.
Wrong address tweeted as Zimmerman's

Wrong address tweeted as Zimmerman's

SANFORD, Fla., March 28 (UPI) -- A Florida couple left their home after the address was posted on Twitter as belonging to Trayvon Martin shooter George Zimmerman, one of the couple's sons said.

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UPI Almanac for Tuesday, March 20, 2012.
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Obama: 2012 choice 'hugely consequential'

Obama: 2012 choice 'hugely consequential'

NEW YORK, Jan. 20 (UPI) -- U.S. President Barack Obama told a fundraising audience in New York Thursday the 2012 election will be "hugely important, hugely consequential."
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Eddie Murphy to play Marion Barry

Eddie Murphy to play Marion Barry

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 9 (UPI) -- Eddie Murphy has signed on to play former Washington Mayor Marion Barry in an HBO movie, a source close to the project told The Hollywood Reporter.

Lee holds pop-up sale in Brooklyn

NEW YORK, Oct. 9 (UPI) -- Filmmaker Spike Lee made some extra money by hosting a sale outside his New York City production company's studio, customers said.
Clinton, Jay-Z attend 'Spider-Man' opening

Clinton, Jay-Z attend 'Spider-Man' opening

NEW YORK, June 15 (UPI) -- Bill Clinton, Matt Damon, Jay-Z and Robert De Niro attended the Broadway opening of the much talked about musical "Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark."
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