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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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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."

Leaders urge black men to become teachers

ATLANTA, Feb. 1 (UPI) -- Movie maker Spike Lee and U. S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan encouraged black men at an Atlanta college to go into teaching as a profession, officials said.

LeBron James hosts Miami birthday party

MIAMI, Jan. 1 (UPI) -- LeBron James hosted a bevy of celebrities and his mom at a Miami nightclub this week to mark his 26th birthday, witnesses at the bash reported.
Pitt: Oil spill may warrant death penalty

Pitt: Oil spill may warrant death penalty

LONDON, Aug. 23 (UPI) -- Hollywood actor and activist Brad Pitt says he would consider the death penalty for those responsible for the BP oil spill.

Celebrities due unclaimed cash in New York

ALBANY, N.Y., July 17 (UPI) -- A New York state database of unclaimed accounts says movie star Angelina Jolie and ex-Yankees Manager Joe Torre are among those who have money coming to them.
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Director Spike Lee attends the game between the New York Yankees and the Baltimore Orioles at Orioles Park at Camden Yards in Baltimore on April 20, 2008. (UPI Photo/Mark Goldman)
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Shelton Jackson "Spike" Lee (born March 20, 1957) is an American film director, producer, writer, and actor. His production company, 40 Acres & A Mule Filmworks, has produced over 35 films since 1983.

Lee's movies have examined race relations, the role of media in contemporary life, urban crime and poverty, and other political issues. Lee has won numerous awards, including an Emmy Award. He has also received two Academy Award nominations.

Spike Lee was born in Atlanta, Georgia, the son of Jacqueline Carroll (née Shelton), a teacher of arts and black literature, and William James Edward Lee III, a jazz musician and composer. Lee moved with his family to Brooklyn, New York when he was a small child. (The Fort Greene neighborhood is home to Lee's production company, 40 Acres & A Mule Filmworks, and other Lee-owned or related businesses.) As a child, his mother nicknamed him "Spike." In Brooklyn, he attended John Dewey High School. Lee enrolled in Morehouse College where he made his first student film, Last Hustle in Brooklyn. He took film courses at Clark Atlanta University and graduated with a B.A. in Mass Communication from Morehouse College. He then enrolled in New York University's Tisch School of the Arts, where he earned a Master of Fine Arts in Film & Television.

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