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Posted at 7:46 AM ET, 06/ 6/2008

Morning Mix: Clint Eastwood to Spike Lee: 'Shut Your Face'

By Liz Kelly
Friday

Headlines: Clint Eastwood says Spike Lee should "shut his face" over racist claims... Rosie O'Donnell says she'll re-marry partner when it's legal in every state... Shania Twain says she needs time to heal "broken heart"... Brad Pitt buys $300K marble table... 50 Cent gives "Streets of Fire" co-star Val Kilmer a $100K car... Vin Diesel and girlfriend welcomed first child in April... "Wonder Woman" Lynda Carter discovers dead body in Potomac.

Pix: Lourdes Ciccone checks out an Avril Lavigne concert.

Crime Watch: Hulk Hogan's son transferred out of solitary... Key witness in R. Kelly trial tried to extort money from singer.

Rumor Mill: Mario Lopez and Karina Smirnoff split... Filmmaker scrounges to find insurance for Lindsay Lohan.

Say What?
"I wish I could have had a manager mom out at clubs [bleep]ing guys to get me roles. My mom's at home drinking a box of wine." -- Kathy Griffin on why she wishes she had a little Dina Lohan in her life.

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Comments

Does Wonder Woman really live around here?!? Where oh where are my WW underroos?

Posted by: md | June 6, 2008 8:52 AM | Report abuse

Why is Rosie still talking? No one is listening.

If Hoganson thought solitary was bad, he is really gonna hate general population. Suck it up kid. You got EXTREMELY lucky.

Posted by: ep | June 6, 2008 8:53 AM | Report abuse

Yay Kathy! Team Dina!

Posted by: luvlinsey | June 6, 2008 8:57 AM | Report abuse

I had to share this because it just needs to be shared:

http://www.kmart.com/shc/s/p_10151_10104_027B934499110001P

My favorite part of it is the idea of checking out some girls butt and finding this written on it.

Posted by: Em | June 6, 2008 9:00 AM | Report abuse

When I was in high school, I worked at the Limited Too (overpriced, over-mature tween girls clothing store). Lynda Carter used to come in occasionally and would buy tons of outfits. Hundreds of dollars worth. She would insist that you box them as they would be worn, putting belts on the pants, layering shirts, adding jewelry, removing tags, stuff like that. Then she would leave the store, get a coffee, and come back in 20 minutes demanding that all of her various outfits be ready. Then she would open all of the boxes to inspect them, and then usually yell at you for something. This always seemed to occur the week before Christmas or back to school or some other insanely busy time at the store. Oh, and if you recognized her or said anything like, Hey, aren't you Lynda Carter, she would just turn around and storm out.

Posted by: Caitlin | June 6, 2008 9:08 AM | Report abuse

as i suggested a week ago - Shania, you're perfectly welcome to come hang with me at my favorite punk bar in austin and talk it out... i bet i can even convince joe lifto to give you a lapdance

Posted by: Quintilus Varus | June 6, 2008 9:14 AM | Report abuse

Is it just me or does it look like Lourdes has her lip pierced in those pics?

Posted by: Bored @ work | June 6, 2008 9:18 AM | Report abuse

Oh & yay to Clint for standing up to Spike Lee.

Posted by: Bored @ work | June 6, 2008 9:20 AM | Report abuse

" . . . Then she would open all of the boxes to inspect them, and then usually yell at you for something. . . ."

And then late one night in the barracks Private Pyle isn't in his bunk...

Posted by: Full. Metal. Jacket. | June 6, 2008 9:21 AM | Report abuse

Hey Caitlin, that Lynda Carter sure had some nerve, spending hundreds of dollars at the store where you worked, then actually expecting some customer service in return. Why couldn't she have been content to have some surly teenaged clerk wad all her purchases up in a big bag, where they'd get all wrinkled and need to be ironed before they could be worn? Not to mention having said clerk draw attention to her identity instead of treating her politely?

Posted by: wow | June 6, 2008 9:28 AM | Report abuse

Quintilius, I don't think Shania would fit in at Emo's or even Sidebar. But if she wanted, she could come and hang out with me at Starbar.

Posted by: michael | June 6, 2008 9:28 AM | Report abuse

Em, I checked out the link to the "True Love Waits" sweatpants. I saw that there was a review (only two stars): "i got these because i think the message is great and also the colors are great too but the elastic ankle cuffs are a little too small. now im worried that my chubby ankles and pro-abstinence stance are not compatible. would recommend to a friend that had smaller ankles, and also was not allergic to the yellow dye."

That's just brilliant!

Posted by: Renee | June 6, 2008 9:31 AM | Report abuse

Clint makes a great point about historical accuracy. I'm reading a Stephen Ambrose book and just finished up a section on black troops in the European theater of operations, and Ambrose discusses at some length how segregated the Army was back then. But he also talks about how many of the black platoons and companies acquitted themselves amazingly well for being Jim Crow'd throughout their service (German POWs in the States were often better treated than black US soldiers), and I think that there are some great stories to be filmed, which is what I think Spike Lee is doing. In any case, the stories stand up perfectly well on their own, without any fictionalizing or sermonizing, and Clint is more than right in pointing that out. Plus, when Dirty Harry tells you off, you betta stay told off.

Posted by: 23112 | June 6, 2008 9:35 AM | Report abuse

Movie stars are essentially self-employed, aren't they? Do they have to buy their own health insurance and such? Or do studios provide that?

Posted by: Sappho | June 6, 2008 9:35 AM | Report abuse

Have you ever worked retail at the mall at Christmas? Do you want to deal with the people in line who are waiting to check out and complaining loudly while the clerk is attaching the necklace just so and Lynda Carter has abandoned the joint, then probably budges in line when she comes back because "she's just picking something up she already paid for"?

Be my guest.

(not Caitlin, but have worked at teenybopper stores at christmas in a much smaller town in the midwest - that was enough of a nightmare without all the entitled shoppers that live in this area.)

Posted by: to wow | June 6, 2008 9:36 AM | Report abuse

Oh, and can I just say, I love Kathy Griffin. She's got such a knack for taking a predictable observajoke and then needling in SUCH a finisher.

Posted by: 23112 | June 6, 2008 9:37 AM | Report abuse

Michael-Star Bar is so...Sandra Bullock/Matt Mac. Quintus got it right: Shania needs a little Casino el Camino. Just remember-if you're doing shots with the staff, it's Bushmill's, not Jameson's.

Posted by: Karmadrome | June 6, 2008 9:40 AM | Report abuse

the "luvlinsey" post at 857 is an IMPOSTER. i'm the true luvlinsey.

Team Linsey!
Team Dina!

Posted by: luvlinsey | June 6, 2008 9:46 AM | Report abuse

It all makes sense to me now.

Jennifer Anniston read about Shania Twain's breakup in the paper.

So late at night, she snuck out and removed John Mayer's back license plates.

Being John Mayer, he could smell Shania's broken heart halfway around the world. But he can't make a clean getaway without being pulled over by the cops.

That Jennifer, she's a genius, I tell you.

Posted by: MoCoSnarky | June 6, 2008 9:52 AM | Report abuse

Clint, Spike, chill. Didn't Tommy Chong once say, "Can't we all just smoke a bong?"

Posted by: therev1 | June 6, 2008 9:52 AM | Report abuse

Gonna have to second what 9:36 said. We're talking about The Limited, not Neiman Marcus or Saks. When I shop at The Limited (before they went all tweener skank) all I got was my clothes folded in a bag, not assembled in a box.

Posted by: to wow too | June 6, 2008 9:53 AM | Report abuse

karmadrome, I completely forgot about Casino el Camino, shows that I am not fully awake this morning. Yeah, Shania might like it there.

Posted by: michael | June 6, 2008 9:55 AM | Report abuse

Lynda Carter does live in the area. I think she's married to a lobbyist, or Congressman, or something. I used to work in the paint-your-own pottery store in Bethesda and she came in several times, and was perfectly nice to everyone there. I did get a little flustered ringing her up and she didn't say a thing. Also, she brought her sister in once, and either they have the same surgeon or "the girls" are real (and still quite impressive).

Posted by: tl | June 6, 2008 9:58 AM | Report abuse

"Hulk Hogan's son transferred out of solitary..."

I give him 1 week before he's whining about being put in gen pop.

Posted by: Anonymous | June 6, 2008 9:59 AM | Report abuse

to Sappho - it's not health insurance, it's, like, insurance that she'll show up consistently & be capable of completing the project.

& I for one am glad she has it. I'm not some texting tweener, but I have enjoyed some of her projects & think she has some talent & would be SUPERHAPPY to see her working on something interesting again!

- not on Team Dina, but on Team LiLo

Posted by: LittleMissMuskrat | June 6, 2008 9:59 AM | Report abuse

It's my guess that the 47 year-old female hiker who "slipped" into the
Potomac was a cashier at a clothing store.

Posted by: possum | June 6, 2008 10:01 AM | Report abuse

Renee, my office mate wants to take a pair and get an "A" embroidered before "waits". Amazing how one little letter can change everything.

That review is so awesome it hurts.

Posted by: Em | June 6, 2008 10:04 AM | Report abuse

luvlinsey - WE DONT CARE!
go away!

Posted by: for luvlinsey | June 6, 2008 10:05 AM | Report abuse

Sappho -- I think they get health insurance through the Screen Actors Guild. At least according to that Friends episode "The One Where Joey Has a Hernia".

Posted by: julia | June 6, 2008 10:11 AM | Report abuse

Lynda's husband is Robert Altman, an attorney who was indicted and later acquitted in the BCCI bank and securities scandal.

Posted by: MoCoSnarky | June 6, 2008 10:14 AM | Report abuse

call me crazy, but i think shania would prefer the broken spoke.

Posted by: m | June 6, 2008 10:17 AM | Report abuse

luvlinsey, why would anyone want to impersonate you? It's not like you say anything clever.

Posted by: WHY? | June 6, 2008 10:18 AM | Report abuse

If I were working in a store where Lynda Carter shopped and she got all nasty, I would mention The Circus of the Stars, and wait to see what happened.

Posted by: jelo | June 6, 2008 10:20 AM | Report abuse

I think she might be too flashy for the Spoke, Antone's perhaps?

By the way, look at all the Austin people coming out of the woodwork.

Posted by: michael | June 6, 2008 10:20 AM | Report abuse

Because, as I think we'll all agree, "Friends" is the best place to gather information about industry health insurance practices....

Posted by: TVNation | June 6, 2008 10:27 AM | Report abuse

The 300k coffee table is one thing-- sharp marble corners for the little brangelina babies to bang their heads on-- but I'm really more worried about the rug Brad bought for $175 per square foot. Made of aluminum thread? Don't we call that steel wool? Can you imagine the damage it would inflict on tiny baby knees?? Hey, maybe that's why they needed 35 bedrooms: room to store all that hazarous-to-children furniture and stuff. Genius!

Posted by: CoHi | June 6, 2008 10:27 AM | Report abuse

Yeah, there's health insurance, and then there's the kind that insures an actor will report to work every day.

I think when Robert Downey was going through his drug abuse troubles, it was tough for movie and TV show sets to get insurance for him. I did read that, during the filming of "The Deer Hunter," the filmmakers couldn't get insurance for John Cazale, who was terminally ill, unless someone on the set was actually responsible for him. That someone was his fiancee, Meryl Streep. And that, I believe, was how she got her role in that movie -- one that, apparently, she never liked.

Posted by: KLeewrite | June 6, 2008 10:28 AM | Report abuse

Umm, when did this become the "Austin Going Out Gurus" comments section? Really, folks, pleated pants, ponies and TTT's were vastly more enjoyable than having to wade through your little geo-specific lovefest that means nothing to the rest of us. Take it outside.

Posted by: Wait a Minute | June 6, 2008 10:30 AM | Report abuse

Spike Lee is such an asshat. I usually can't stand his films, but the Hurricane Katrina documentary he did was amazing.

Austin disclaimer--

I live in Austin (having recently moved from MD) although I am reluctant to admit it. Why reluctant? Because everything that made this place cool 5-10 years ago, is essentially gone. Its turning into Little Dallas. Austin is o-v-e-r. (which is why I am looking to move to Chicago or Philly or Dallas). Gawd I miss the East Coast.

Posted by: jelo | June 6, 2008 10:36 AM | Report abuse

Oh Vin, I had no idea. I'm all heartbroken for myself but happy for you at the same time. *sniff*

Let's send some Friday love to The Swayze, everyone!

Posted by: jaybbub | June 6, 2008 10:36 AM | Report abuse

I waited on Lynda Carter in Bloomies in White Flint Mall back in the late '80s! She was a sugar pie. Huh.
And lolz -- I wasn't even thinking about Lilo re the question about insurance. My mind went straight to old codger Clint Eastwood. I just assumed the questioner was wondering the same thing I was: Wow, how many meds is he on these days?

Posted by: ex bethesdan | June 6, 2008 10:37 AM | Report abuse

spike lee must've been feeling very lucky the day he decided to give clint the smack down.
(ask yourself punk do you feel lucky, well, do ya?)

Posted by: melissamac1 | June 6, 2008 10:40 AM | Report abuse

Jelo, I would trade places with you in a Texas minute. I miss Austin so much. Instead I am stuck in the land of high humidity.

Wait, isn't saying you are going to renew your vows a sign that a relationship is breaking up? Is Kelli going to be free from that tacky harpy finally? Will she go to the Donald?

Posted by: ep | June 6, 2008 10:50 AM | Report abuse

When movie producers talk about insuring their stars, they are talking about getting completion bonds on their projects. If a movie star is a notorious drug user, in bad health, or accident prone, companies run the risk of losing a lot of money with an unfinished project.

Posted by: yellojkt | June 6, 2008 10:50 AM | Report abuse

Jelo, I would trade places with you in a Texas minute. I miss Austin so much. Instead I am stuck in the land of high humidity.

Wait, isn't saying you are going to renew your vows a sign that a relationship is breaking up? Is Kelli going to be free from that tacky harpy finally? Will she go to the Donald?

Posted by: ep | June 6, 2008 10:51 AM | Report abuse

I said it back when she was urinating all over her career, and I'll say it again: LiLo will never get another part in an A-list flick. With her reputation for irresponsibility and falling off the wagon, no insurance company is going to issue her completion coverage for a big-budget film. She may get bit parts in films like 'Harold & Kumar Go Crazy At Denny's, Part VI' but that's just because her mom's doing the 3rd Assistant Director.

Posted by: niceFLguy | June 6, 2008 10:51 AM | Report abuse

Jelo, I would trade places with you in a Texas minute. I miss Austin so much. Instead I am stuck in the land of high humidity.

Wait, isn't saying you are going to renew your vows a sign that a relationship is breaking up? Is Kelli going to be free from that tacky harpy finally? Will she go to the Donald?

Posted by: ep | June 6, 2008 10:51 AM | Report abuse

Sorry about the triple post. Screwy connection.

Posted by: ep | June 6, 2008 10:55 AM | Report abuse

ep, you aren't missing much right now, it's currently 83% humidity and a high today of about 93 (heat index of 98).

Posted by: michael | June 6, 2008 11:06 AM | Report abuse

friend of mine noted that, in this world full of pedophiles (at least that's dateline would have us believe), do you really want your daughter running around with her virginity advertised across her butt?

Posted by: b | June 6, 2008 11:08 AM | Report abuse

I actually thought the marble table might make an ideal plaything for the Brangelina kids, hard surface and sharp edges not withstanding... it looks like it has all kinds of cool nooks to hide in.

Posted by: b | June 6, 2008 11:09 AM | Report abuse

Isn't Lourdes' last name Leon rather than Ciccone? Dad is Carlos Leon?

Although I could be out of it; I thought Maddox's Dad was Billy Bob Thornton.

Posted by: 44west | June 6, 2008 11:13 AM | Report abuse

I thought Brad adopted all the adoptees and they are now Jolie-Pitt.....

Posted by: b | June 6, 2008 11:16 AM | Report abuse

but that's just because her mom's doing the 3rd Assistant Director.

Posted by: niceFLguy | June 6, 2008 10:51 AM

Hey, look who's back & not so nice today. Where have you been guy?

Posted by: jes | June 6, 2008 11:16 AM | Report abuse

Trade accepted ep. I'm tellin' you though, all the character has disappeared under a sea of condos and hordes of Californians.

Posted by: jelo | June 6, 2008 11:17 AM | Report abuse

jelo, I couldn't agree more with you.

Posted by: michael | June 6, 2008 11:20 AM | Report abuse

Where was Lynda Carter's magic lasso when she really needed it? Poor thing had to call 911 just like any non-Amazon. She did rock in "Sky High" though.

Clint Eastwood, c'mon. "Shut your face?" Was it accompanied by two snaps in a circle? How our Dirty Harry has fallen.

I'll refrain from commenting on Lourdes until she's 18 (though I will say she looks very much like a Spanish version of her mother). Let's hope Mom forbids her from wearing pointy bras outside her blouse for at least another couple years -- that and having to attend her mother's concerts!

50 Cent? Val Kilmer? "Streets of Fire"? Just tell me they're not remaking that bad 1980s movie of the same name with Diane Lane and Michael Paré. I fell asleep through it the first time. The world doesn't need a remake.

Posted by: td | June 6, 2008 11:21 AM | Report abuse

Okay - so what song will Shania write about finding Mutt engaged in an affair with the hired help?

Posted by: Anonymous | June 6, 2008 11:35 AM | Report abuse

Movie productions have to purchase big time insurance in case someone is injured in an accident during filming or one of the actors goes on a bender and disappears. It costs hundreds of thousands of dollars a day to shoot a major movie even if everyone is just standing around waiting for the star to show up. Postponing a movie because the actor is in the hospital could cost millions.

Posted by: Anonymous | June 6, 2008 11:48 AM | Report abuse

goshdern that lynda carter!!! i run along the potomac all the freakin' time...do i ever spot one of those floating bodies?? Noooooo...all i see are floating sticks and the ubiquitous plastic grocery bag. grrrrr...

Posted by: wats | June 6, 2008 11:59 AM | Report abuse

Thanx for the nod, jes. Some of the ignorant and immature haters were giving me a headache and so I took a bit of a holiday from Celebritology.

But I'm back, I'm tanned, and I'm ready to dish some celebrity snark.

Posted by: niceFLguy | June 6, 2008 12:17 PM | Report abuse

Along with the thongs that are supposed to show with low rise jeans. I abhor clothing with writing on the rear. The other day while on Metro a much older woman was leaving the train and I kid you not the words "holler back" were printed on her rear.

Granted you had to be there to take the whole thing in but trust me, she shouldn't have worn that.

Posted by: petal | June 6, 2008 1:05 PM | Report abuse

Granted you had to be there to take the whole thing in but trust me, she shouldn't have worn that.

Posted by: petal | June 6, 2008 1:05 PM

That is hilarious and it reminded me of when all the young'uns used to wear the Tommy Hilfiger gear. I knew he was almost over when I saw the middle aged tourist lady coming up the metro escalator in her 'Tommy' tent.

Posted by: jes | June 6, 2008 2:04 PM | Report abuse

Where I live they regularly find machete-diced bodies in the manholes.
A fully-clothed body floating in the river is like an honorable burial here.

Posted by: possum | June 6, 2008 2:08 PM | Report abuse

Lynda Carter's MIL was Sophie Altman, who just recently passed away. An amazing woman, Ms. Altman was the creator of the It's Academic television program in DC that was later picked up across the country.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/05/27/AR2008052702952.html?hpid=moreheadlines


Posted by: In recognition | June 6, 2008 2:38 PM | Report abuse

All the luvlinseys are imposters today because byoolin said he was out of town for a long weekend and wouldn't be checking in. . .

Posted by: you're all fakers | June 6, 2008 2:45 PM | Report abuse

You're all fakers notes:

"All the luvlinseys are imposters today because byoolin said he was out of town for a long weekend and wouldn't be checking in. . ."

Effin' A, Bubba!

Posted by: Sasquatch | June 6, 2008 3:07 PM | Report abuse

whatever, i'm the real luvlinsey. i dont know who byoolin is. you guys are just haters.

team dina!
team linsey!
go clay and jake g!

Posted by: luvlinsey | June 6, 2008 3:18 PM | Report abuse

Maybe Spike Lee should put some more white people in his films.

Oh, did I just type that, shame on me.

Posted by: Anonymous | June 6, 2008 3:20 PM | Report abuse

Spike Lee is a over rated Ni!!er that need to go back to hood.

Posted by: whocares2 | June 6, 2008 4:45 PM | Report abuse

Spike Lee is a over rated Ni!!er that need to go back to hood.

Posted by: whocares2 | June 6, 2008 4:45 PM


Look, David Duke, I think you're on the wrong blog, maybe you should and your white hood should ride over to www.KKK.com

Posted by: Anonymous | June 6, 2008 4:53 PM | Report abuse

If they want to be call African American instead of Americans. Ship there a$$ to Africa and let them live like the Gorillas they are.

Posted by: Whocare 2 | June 6, 2008 4:58 PM | Report abuse

"Holler back" printed on the back of pants sounds like something that belongs in a Beano commercial.

Posted by: epony | June 6, 2008 5:01 PM | Report abuse

Oh, lordy, I want the TTTs back.

Posted by: the neo-nazis are here | June 6, 2008 5:03 PM | Report abuse

Oh, and can we trade the racist commenters for the TTTs? Who knew there could be something more loathsome than the texters?


(Pssst, whocare/s, someone just posted a pro-Clinton remark on another blog - scurry off now and find it!)

Posted by: epony | June 6, 2008 5:03 PM | Report abuse

She would have been the better choice. John McCain is the only choice now.

Posted by: Whocares | June 6, 2008 5:06 PM | Report abuse

And at least most the TTTs are too young to vote.

(But the spelling/grammar skills seem to be about on the same level.)

Posted by: the neo-nazis are here | June 6, 2008 5:29 PM | Report abuse

And at least most the TTTs are too young to vote.

(But the spelling/grammar skills seem to be about on the same level.)

Posted by: the neo-nazis are here | June 6, 2008 5:29 PM

************
Yes, but the neo-nazis should know better. (I think the maturity level is about the same.)

I'll take those TTTs anyday over those new comers. BLECK!

I wish Kathy Griffin was in the car pool line in the afternoons. She always cracks me up. Also, she outed Clay Aiken a long while ago. (Didn't she coin the term claymates?)

Posted by: Anonymous | June 6, 2008 5:37 PM | Report abuse

Eastwood is totally wrong on this. If it's based on the book, then the book is inaccurate, as well.

Me thinks Mr. Eastwood doth protest too much.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2006/oct/21/usa.filmnews

Posted by: Kimberly Davis | June 6, 2008 5:58 PM | Report abuse

I think KG calls him Clay Gaiken.

Clay Aiken's fans refer to themselves as Claymates.

I'm sorry that I know all of this.

Posted by: the neo-nazis are here--wish they'd go away | June 6, 2008 6:02 PM | Report abuse

>>I did read that, during the filming of "The Deer Hunter," the filmmakers couldn't get insurance for John Cazale, who was terminally ill, unless someone on the set was actually responsible for him. That someone was his fiancee, Meryl Streep. And that, I believe, was how she got her role in that movie -- one that, apparently, she never liked.<<

Sniff. John Cazale was a great actor. :(

Posted by: newbie | June 6, 2008 7:52 PM | Report abuse

AHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

"A guy like him should shut his face"

Yea thats Clint. Don't mess with Dirty Harry.

NOBAMA '08!

Posted by: Punjabi | June 7, 2008 4:36 AM | Report abuse

Ever since I was 2 years old I've been dreaming about meeting Lynda Carter. I'm so jealous of you people. You should be honored that she made you gift wrap her purchases.

Posted by: Alex | June 7, 2008 11:25 PM | Report abuse

I'm gonna have to side with Eastwood on this one. The whole "shut his face" remark was maybe a little harsh, but Clint is right about the historical part. The Army was segregated in WWII, so black and white soldiers didn't fight side by side. If you're making a WWII war movie and you want it to be historically accurate, you're going to have either all black soldiers or all white soldiers. Spike Lee seems a little hypocritical to be making a stink about this considering he is making a movie about the book "Miracle at St. Anna" which is a story about an all black regiment. I doubt Mr. Lee has many (if any) white soldiers in his film.

Posted by: Juane | June 9, 2008 6:26 PM | Report abuse

Yet another inadequate bigmouth horns into print, etc., by trying to lock horns with his professional betters.
Mr. Lee may yet mature to the point of realizing it is not whether he is black, or green, purple, white, yellow, brown, or some rainbow combo, but whether his work is good enough for him to step up in stature. To Date Mr. Lee's work has been shoddy at best, and he knows it. Rather than working at getting better he instead gets defensive about his High School level work and attacks his professional critics with racist remarks. There's nothing to say to such a person but "shut up", and that is being kind.

Posted by: tucanofulano | June 10, 2008 1:56 AM | Report abuse

Excuse me, but homosexuality is not a race it is a life style, why does it have to be forced on everyone?

Posted by: Dawn | June 10, 2008 10:59 AM | Report abuse

It is unfortunate that a talented filmmaker like Spike Lee feels the constant need to play the race card where there is nothing there. Clint Eastwood is one of the more socially conscious directors out there. He goes for historical accuracy, not political correctness. What is ironic is that Spike Lee actually practices the racism that he accuses Eastwood of with his depictions of italians and jews in many of his films.

Posted by: Common Guy | June 14, 2008 10:57 AM | Report abuse

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