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Looking to garner attention to his latest film, Lee made the remark to promote, ‘Miracle at St. Anna,’ which is about an all black Calvary unit that fought in Italy during World War II.
“There were many African-Americans who survived that war and who were upset at Clint.
The “Man with No Name” stayed quiet for a while but it didn’t take long for the five-time Oscar winning Director and Producer Clint Eastwood (78) to meet Lee with comments of his own.
“The story was about the famous flag raising picture…and they didn’t do that.
‘Bird’ is a 1988 movie directed by Eastwood.
Spike Lee has won no Academy Awards
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It was just announced that platinum selling artist and actor Common, who appears in the film will be this year’s “artist in residence.”
Other hot movies at the Fest include “The Wackness,” “Journey To The Center Of The Earth” in 3D, an evening special screening of the Brian De Palma classic “Scarface” starring Al Pacino (swear-along – “Scarface”),
By Matthew B. Zeidman
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“Obviously, we’ve had candid conversations with him and his doctors,” A&E general manager Bob DeBitetto told “The New York Times,”
Swayze, 55, will play an FBI agent in the weekly series, which is being produced by Sony Pictures Television.
“I have searched for quite a long time to find a character that is this multi-layered, unpredictable and downright entertaining,” Swayze told the publication,
Swayze is best known for his iconic role in the period drama “Dirty Dancing,” where he played a gritty dance instructor who fell in love with a teenaged guest at a resort in the Catskills.
Arab anger forces Obama to backtrack on Jerusalem
Since his strong statements in support of a united Jerusalem, Barack Obama, democratic candidate for American president, was forced to backtrack in the face of Arab anger on Thursday.
By the next day, Obama was backpedaling.
“Well, obviously it's going to be up to the parties to negotiate a range of these issues,” he said.
Obama added that there must be a way in which "everyone has access to the extraordinary religious sites in Old Jerusalem, but that Israel has a legitimate claim on that city."
In a speech at the Jewish lobby the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) in Washington last week, Obama said that “Jerusalem will remain the capital of Israel and it must remain undivided.”
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas was angry with Obama’s statements and said “we will not accept a Palestinian state without having Jerusalem as the capital."
Israel has provided Christians and Muslims with free access control of holy sites in Jerusalem since the Holy City was restored to the Jewish State in the 1967 Six-Day War.
Saudi King Abdullah said Wednesday that Islam must do away with extremism and present the positive side of the religion.
The king made these statements at the opening of a conference of 500 Muslims from 50 nations who plan to launch an interfaith dialogue with Christians and Jews.
“You have gathered today to tell the whole world that ... we are a voice of justice and values and humanity, that we are a voice of coexistence and a just and rational dialogue," Abdullah said.
Iranian politician Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani sat on the stage, signaling that the Sunni kingdom does not have a problem with moderate Shiites.
“Our brothers in the kingdom of Saudi Arabia ... have presented a great message to all humanity in the world,” Rafsanjani said.
If the interfaith dialogue does occur, it would be the first such initiative from a nation with no diplomatic ties to Israel.
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