It's not uncommon for Spike Lee to tell people exactly how he feels, and on Monday he defended his pal Mike Tyson.
Lee, who has been doing a huge amount of press lately to draw donors to his Kickstarter campaign to raise $1.25 million for his next independent project, looked visibly upset when reports at the Television Critics Association conference failed to applaud when he and Tyson entered the room for a press conference.
"No one clapped upon their entrance and Lee scolded reporters,” a spy told Page Six. “He told them, ‘Usually when the heavyweight champion of the world enters the room, people applaud.’ ” Lee started clapping, and the room followed. Tyson broke the ice by quipping, “There’s no way I’m Charles Manson . . . but I’m never going to be a Mother Teresa, either.”
On a lighter note, Lee indicated in an interview on Monday that he's working on a sequel for his hit School Daze. The notable director says he has a script for a "modern-day School Daze that is the bomb."
As far as we can tell, the project hasn't gone beyond the script stage, but we'll still hold out hope!
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