With college basketball's March Madness in full court, it seemed appropriate to gather 10 of the best basketball movies of all time. These movies inspire, teach, and are filled with all the great up-and-down-the-court action!
This weekend's box office winner is Kate Beckinsale's sequel, "Underworld: Awakening," which earned $25.4 million, followed closely by George Lucas' wholly self-financed "Red Tails," cashing in at $19.1 million.
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In its fifth consecutive year, BET presents BET Honors, a memorable night celebrating the outstanding achievements of seven extraordinary people in music, literature, entertainment, media, service and education.
The 2012 honorees will include Maya Angelou, Stevie Wonder, Mariah Carey, Spike Lee, the historic Tuskegee Airmen and inspirational coach Beverly Kearney.
Go behind the scenes with celebrities in "Poliwood" -- a documentary that examines the 2008 presidential campaign. "Poliwood" premieres Monday, November 2, on Showtime and features interviews with Anne Hathaway, Sting and Spike Lee.
Head over to TheCreativeCoalition.org to learn more about "Poliwood!"
Director Spike Lee threw a huge birthday party for Michael Jackson over the weekend, on what would have been the King of Pop's 51st birthday.
The bash, which took place in New York City's Prospect Park, featured thousands of one-gloved moonwalkers dancing to tracks Michael made throughout his career. "Fifty-one years ago, he was born into the world," Lee said at the party, as reported by the NY Daily News. "I'm like everybody else -- somebody who loved his talent. We're here to celebrate Michael Jackson."
Spike Lee wasn't the only person celebrating the life of Michael on his birthday -- fans in Las Vegas, Palm Springs and Mexico also made headlines with their birthday celebrations.
Lee directed Jackson's 1996 music video for his hit, "They Don't Care About Us."
Barack Obama is rarely seen without wife Michelle campaigning by his side -- but the senator might never have married her without the help of director Spike Lee!
Lee dished to "Extra" that he met Obama at a Martha's Vineyard fundraiser when Barack was running for the Illinois Senate. Spike said the candidate came up to him and said, "You're responsible for Michelle being my wife. On the first date we went to see 'Do the Right Thing.'"
The director also talked about attending the DNC in Denver -- and the impact of Obama's historical acceptance of the Democratic nomination. "My wife and I were in Denver. I was having a good time because I was bearing witness to history being made, and it's not going to stop. History will be continually made on November 4th, and the pinnacle will be January 20th when the 44th President of the United States, Barack Obama, raises his right hand and puts his left hand on 'The Bible' and takes the oath."
Spike hopes Barack and other moviegoers will see his latest flick, "Miracle at St. Anna." The film follows four African-American soldiers trapped in an Italian village during WWII. Spike is proud to show African-American soldiers in his film, noting that they are often forgotten in WWII films. Clint Eastwood did not cast any black actors in his movie "Flags of our Fathers." Spike wants people to see that African-American soldiers fought too, "In his vision of Iwo Jima, negro soliders did not exists. Simple as that. I have a different version." But Spike insists, there is no beef between the two Hollywood heavyweights, "Me and Clint are cool. I'm never disrespected him, man."
Lee's "Miracle at St. Anna" invades movie screens today.