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The Grammys Are Returning to NYC's Madison Square Garden in 2018

The Grammys are officially returning to NYC’s Madison Square Garden in 2018 after months of rumors. This will be the first time that the awards ceremony has been held in New York since 2003. 2018 will be the 60th anniversary of the show and it is ...

Spike Lee Calls Chance The Rapper "A Fraud" For 'Chi-Raq' Criticism

Spike Lee’s film 'Chi-Raq' has been highly criticized. Rappers who hail from the Windy City, including Chance The Rapper, have been particularly vocal about their disapproval for the film. Lee recently spoke out about his critics and called the ...

Public Enemy’s Chuck D Reacts to The Oscars’ Use of ‘Fight The Power’

During the 88th Academy Awards this past Sunday night, Public Enemy's "Fight The Power" soundtracked Chris Rock's walk onstage as the comedian reported for hosting duty amidst the #OscarsSoWhite diversity controversy; the seminal hip-hop anthem was ...

Academy President Cheryl Boone Isaacs Addresses Lack of Color in Oscar Nominations

The recent nominations for the 88th annual Academy Awards have caused quite a commotion in the media and on social media. After director Spike Lee and actress Jada Pinkett Smith spoke out about the lack of diversity in the appointed nominees, Academy ...

Jada Pinkett Smith, Spike Lee to Boycott the 2016 Oscars Over Lack of Diverse Nominees [WATCH]

On Thursday (Jan. 14), the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences released the official nominations for the 88th annual Academy Awards. While some actors basked in the excitement of receiving an Oscar nod, many actors were angered by a ...

Spike Lee on His Michael Jackson Documentary & Candidate Donald Trump

Buzz is building around Spike Lee's Michael Jackson documentary, "Michael Jackson's Journey From Motown to Off the Wall."

Spike Lee's Michael Jackson Documentary Premieres on Showtime in February

The story of the late Michael Jackson will be told through a documentary led by the creative vision of Spike Lee. The new feature is set to premiere on Showtime in early February.

Kanye West, Chance The Rapper, and Common Turned Down Roles in Spike Lee's 'Chi-Raq'

The three Chicago rappers, Kanye West, Chance The Rapper, and Common, all declined to appear in Spike Lee's new film "Chi-Raq," as they felt the script was "wack."

Spike Lee Speaks Out Against Haters, Critics of his New Movie 'Chi-raq'

Spike Lee defends his satirical drama about Chicago to those who feel it is in bad taste

Spike Lee Responds to Lil Durk & Lil Bibby's Criticism of 'Chi-Raq' Movie Trailer

Spike Lee's Chi-Raq movie has been catching criticism since its inception. Following the release of the movie's trailer, the New York-bred director recently responded to bad press from Chicago rappers including Lil Durk and Lil Bibby.

Director Spike Lee First New Yorker Named Marathon Grand Marshal

Famed director Spike Lee has an array of titles under his belt. Not only is he known as an accredited filmmaker, but Lee is also viewed as a New York sports fanatic, a teacher, marketing specialist and an honorary Oscar winner. Now he has another ...

Spike Lee’s 'Chi-Raq' Revealed As The First Movie to Debut From Amazon Studios

Spike Lee's forthcoming film Chi-Raq was recently revealed as the first movie to debut from Amazon Studios.

Michael Jackson Gets Bollywood Treatment in Viral Video from India

The best of American and Indian pop music has come together in the most recent mashup to go viral, as a team of artists from both countries have combined Michael Jackson's "Don't Stop 'Til You Get Enough" and A.R. Rahman's "Chaiya Chaiya," a popular ...

Kanye West Will Not Appear in Upcoming Spike Lee Film 'Chiraq'

In early April, rumors began to swirl that Kanye West would appear in Spike Lee's upcoming film, "Chiraq." According to Yeezy's reps, the reports are not true.

Kanye West, Common to Reportedly Star in Spike Lee Amazon Film 'Chiraq'

Kanye West and Common are reportedly being tapped to star in the new Spike Lee film 'Chiraq,' being developed for Amazon Studios. Lee is also courting major acting stars Samuel L. Jackson and Jeremy Piven for the film, according to The Wrap. Though ...

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