Spike Lee, Debbie Reynolds and Gena Rowlands Set to Receive Honorary Oscars at Governors Awards

Awards season is just around the corner, and now the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has fired the first salvo in a long list of kudos by revealing the recipients of this year’s honorary Oscars.

Spike Lee and Gena Rowlands are set to receive lifetime achievement awards, while Debbie Reynolds will be honored with the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award for her advocacy work, the Academy announced Wednesday.

The awards will be handed out on Nov. 14 at the annual Governors Awards, which will be held at the Grand Ballroom at Hollywood and Highland.

Kevin Hart, Nick Cannon Return to Top NBA All-Star Game Lineup

Ever wonder who would win a game of pick-up between 5’4” comedian Kevin Hart and 6’4” Arcade Fire frontman Win Butler?

You’ll soon have a chance to find out, because the two were listed among the star-studded lineup for the 2015 Spring NBA All-Star Celebrity Game, announced on Thursday.

Do the Right Thing Turns 25: Photos from Brooklyn's Celebratory Block Party

As noted on Sunday, Do the Right Thing turns 25 on June 30. And while the film is very much of a specific time and place, it has certainly moved into the “timeless” category, which is why it (and its director, Spike Lee) are being honored by Brooklyn.

The Obamas Reminisce About Seeing Do the Right Thing on Their First Date 25 Years Ago (VIDEO)

Spike Lee’s groundbreaking and iconic film Do the Right Thing came out 25 years ago June 30. On Friday night, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art hosted a screening and Q&A with Lee, Public Enemy rapper Chuck D (who wrote the film’s theme, “Fight the Power”) and actors from the film.

Spike Lee Hosts Star-Studded Dinner at His Home

Spike Lee took a break from the basketball court Monday night to kick off the American Black Film Festival with a private dinner at his New York home.

Paris Jackson Moved Spike Lee to Tears

Spike Lee, who attended Michael Jackson’s memorial service Tuesday, says watching the late pop star’s 11-year-old daughter Paris take to the stage and talk about her father was brutal.

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Spike Lee and kids in NYC

Director Spike Lee, 50, was spotted going to lunch with his children – Satchel, 12, and Jackson, 9 – in NYC on Saturday.



Spike Lee and son Jackson take in Knicks game

Actor/Director Spike Lee took his son, Jackson, age 9, to a New York Knicks game on Monday, Nov. 20. Spike, who can regularly be seen at the games, said “Someday he’ll inherit my courtside seats, but he’d better be making some money. Them seats cost!”
Spike and his wife, Tonya, also have one daughter, Satchel Lewis, age 11. 

Spike Lee Sides with Cosby over Comments

Spike Lee was in Dallas over the weekend to collect a Lifetime Achievement Award for contributions he’s made to the film industry and the community, but the moviemaker also gave back – in the form of an earful about the direction he thinks African-Americans are headed.

“We have to get back to stressing education because this gangster rap stuff is taking us down the wrong area,” said the 47-year-old Brooklyn-based writer and director.