Latest Denzel Washington News

Spike Lee calls for Hollywood to 'shut it down' in Georgia

Jun. 7, 2019 12:41 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Director Spike Lee is calling for Hollywood production companies to leave Georgia over a law that would ban abortions as early as six weeks, upon detection of a fetal heartbeat. Most studios that have commented have said they're waiting to see if the so-called "heartbeat" law actually...

Julia Roberts, Spike Lee toast Denzel Washington at event

Jun. 7, 2019 11:03 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Denzel Washington was the man of the hour Thursday night with everyone from Julia Roberts to Spike Lee turning out to celebrate him as this year's recipient of the AFI Life Achievement Award. But when he finally took the stage to accept the honor he did something unexpected: At his own...

Spike Lee to present Denzel Washington with AFI Award

Jun. 4, 2019 11:03 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Spike Lee will honor Denzel Washington's career by presenting his friend and collaborator with the American Film Institute's Life Achievement Award. AFI said Tuesday that Lee will present the actor and director with the honor at a gala Thursday at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood. Lee has...

Frank Lucas, druglord portrayed in 'American Gangster,' dies

May. 31, 2019 10:59 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Frank Lucas, the former Harlem drug kingpin whose life and lore inspired the 2007 movie "American Gangster," has died, a relative said Friday. Lucas, who was 88, died Thursday in New Jersey, nephew Aldwan Lassiter said. Lucas had been in declining health, according to his former lawyer....

A list of nominees at the 2019 BET Awards

May. 16, 2019 11:11 PM EDT

A list of nominees at the 2019 Bet Awards, to air live from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles on June 23. ____ — Video of the year: 21 Savage featuring J. Cole, "A Lot"; Cardi B, "Money"; Cardi B and Bruno Mars, "Please Me"; Childish Gambino, "This Is America"; Drake, "Nice for What"; The Carters,...