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Jordan Brand releases 'RE2PECT' tribute to Derek Jeter

Jordan Brand releases 'RE2PECT' tribute to Derek Jeter

NEW YORK, July 14 (UPI) --Jordan Brand released a celebrity-filled tribute Monday to Yankees player Derek Jeter, one of its longest sponsored athletes.
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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."
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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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