Spike Lee Films Actor Thomas Jefferson Byrd Murdered in Atlanta

Exclusive Details 12:27 PM PT — Atlanta PD tells TMZ … cops responded to a call of a person injured at 1:45 AM Saturday. Byrd was found unresponsive, and emergency medical workers pronounced him dead from multiple gunshot wounds to the back. We’re told homicide detectives are investigating. Thomas Jefferson Byrd — who appeared in […]

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‘Joker’ Searches Spike on Pornhub After Big Screen Release

Exclusive Alamy Joaquin Phoenix is getting huge Oscar buzz for “Joker,” but the movie’s big opening weekend has some folks thinking about polishing a different kinda hardware. For some reason, certain enthusiastic “Joker” fans decided to search for related content in the porn world. According to the good folks at Pornhub, they got a massive […]

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Tyler Perry Happy to Squash Spike Lee Feud with Opening of New Studio

Play video content Exclusive TMZ.com Tyler Perry‘s taking the high road in his old rift with Spike Lee by putting his name on a soundstage at Tyler’s new studio complex — which is no small gesture, considering their rocky past. We had the movie and TV mogul on “TMZ Live” Monday to talk about the […]

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Spike Lee, Prince Estate Sued for Allegedly Ripping Off 'Girl 6' Song

Spike Lee, Prince Estate Sued 'Girl 6' Theme Copied My Song 2/28/2019 2:32 PM PST EXCLUSIVE Fresh off his very first Oscar win, Spike Lee‘s got a new legal headache … over one of his movies from the ’90s and a Prince song. Longtime friends Prince and Spike teamed up for his 1996 flick, “Girl […]

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Spike Lee Boycotting Gucci and Prada Over 'Blackface Hateful Imagery'

Spike Lee I'm Done with Prada & Gucci!!! Rips 'em for 'Coonery and Buffoonery' 2/8/2019 3:17 PM PST 3:17 PM PT – T.I. just weighed in on the controversy, saying he’s going to stop buying Gucci and also calling on people to boycott the brand. The rapper says he’s been spending seven figures on Gucci for several […]

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Jada Pinkett Smith Upset with R Kelly Record Sales Spike, Asks if Black Women Matter

Jada Pinkett Smith Upset with R. Kelly Record Sales Spike … Do Black Women Matter? 1/6/2019 11:29 AM PST Jada Pinkett Smith is really upset there’s a spike in R. Kelly‘s record sales in the wake of the Lifetime docuseries about various alleged sexual misdeeds, and is wondering out loud if black women matter. The actress posted […]

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Burt Reynolds' 'Smokey and the Bandit' Sees Colossal Spike on Amazon

Burt Reynolds 'Smokey' Sales Jump 300,000% on Amazon 9/7/2018 2:51 PM PDT EXCLUSIVE Burt Reynolds‘ fans have a huge case of #FlashbackFriday — not to mention #ThrowbackThursday — when it comes to the legend’s classic flicks, because Amazon’s numbers are astonishing. The Oscar nominee — who died of a heart attack Thursday — has the […]

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