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Spike Lee, On Fire: An Exclusive Conversation About Netflix, Domestic Terrorism, and the Brilliance of ‘Get Out’

Spike Lee, On Fire: An Exclusive Conversation About Netflix, Domestic Terrorism, and the Brilliance of ‘Get Out’
The aftershocks of white nationalist rallies and their violence are still felt in Charlottesville, which hosted the 30th annual Virginia Film Festival this weekend. At the entrance of the fest’s marquee venue, the Paramount Theater (located on the idyllic main street that became a conflict zone August 12), the state pressured festival organizers to install metal detectors. Even as the festival decided to focus on the theme of “Race in Film,” out-of-town white supremacists started making their presence felt in Charlottesville as court appearances stemming from “A12” (the locals’ term for the horrific events this summer) began.

Against this backdrop, Spike Lee came to Charlottesville this weekend and screened his 1997 documentary “4 Little Girls,” about the 1963 murder of four young African-American girls in the bombing of the Baptist Church in Birmingham, Alabama.

“I think terrorism is terrorism whether it’s Isis, the Klan, it’s all terrorism,” said Lee introducing the
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Et Obsessions: ‘Thor: Ragnarok,’ ‘The Last Match’ Off-Broadway and More!

Et Obsessions: ‘Thor: Ragnarok,’  ‘The Last Match’ Off-Broadway and More!
Here at Et, we’re obsessed with a lot of things -- and here’s what we’re most excited about this week:

Why We’re Obsessed With ‘The Last Match’

Tennis is having a good year off the court with the Oscar-worthy Battle of the Sexes, starring Emma Stone and Steve Carell, and Shia Labeouf earning rave reviews for his portrayal of John McEnroe in Borg/McEnroe, which opened the 2017 Toronto International Film Festival. Continuing the winning streak is Anna Ziegler’s The Last Match, directed by Gaye Taylor Upchurch. Starring Wilson Bethel as Tim and Alex Mickiewicz as Sergei, rivals facing off in the semifinals at the U.S. Open, the play gets into the psyche of two players who stand to gain as much as they could potentially lose. But it’s not just for tennis fans -- Ziegler’s riveting story brings the drama and action of Arthur Ashe Stadium to the stage in
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Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner Reunite After His Emmys Date with Lindsay Shookus

Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner Reunite After His Emmys Date with Lindsay Shookus
Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner are keeping it together for their kids.

Just days after Affleck came to suppport his new girlfriend Lindsay Shookus at the Emmys on Sunday, the Justice League star was spotted alongside his ex-wife at a school function for their kids on Wednesday.

The duo, who have remained dedicated to keeping a united front for their kids — Violet, 11, Samuel, 5, and Seraphina Rose, 8 — dressed casually for the event and were seen walking amicably side-by-side around the school.

Affleck and Garner broke off their 10-year marriage in June of 2015, and officially filed for divorce in April. “We go
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Lindsay Shookus Steps Out in Los Angeles After Emmys Date with Ben Affleck

Lindsay Shookus Steps Out in Los Angeles After Emmys Date with Ben Affleck
Lindsay Shookus is out and about after an eventful (and date-filled) weekend with her new man Ben Affleck.

The 37-year-old Saturday Night Live producer was spotted out in Los Angeles on Monday, wearing a black maxi-dress and sandals. She was seen without her new beau for the first time in several days.

The outing came just one day after she and the 45-year-old Batman actor made their relationship award show official at the 2017 Emmys on Sunday.

The couple, who went public with their romance in early July, sat together at the star-studded ceremony, though they skipped the red carpet earlier.
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Ben Affleck Supports Girlfriend Lindsay Shookus at the Emmys

Ben Affleck Supports Girlfriend Lindsay Shookus at the Emmys
Ben Affleck and Lindsay Shookus are award show official!

The duo, who took their relationship public in early July, have been spotted out together numerous times throughout the summer, and on Sunday night, they sat together at the 2017 Emmy Awards, though they skipped the red carpet earlier.

The actor, 45, supported the Saturday Night Live producer, 37, as she took the stage when the show won outstanding variety sketch series.

Ben Affleck is here at the #Emmys accompanying his girlfriend, who is part of the SNL team pic.twitter.com/EFsnWI9UEP

— Scott Feinberg (@ScottFeinberg) September 18, 2017

SNL garnered a whopping 22 Emmy Awards nominations,
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Sloane Stephens Talks Winning the U.S. Open in Same Stadium Where She Learned of Her Father’s Death

Sloane Stephens Talks Winning the U.S. Open in Same Stadium Where She Learned of Her Father’s Death
Sloane Stephens made history when she won the U.S. Open on Saturday, and clinching the championship in Flushing, Queens, was especially emotional for the 24-year-old — because it’s the very same place where she learned of her father’s death eight years earlier.

“I was sitting right in front of the transportation tent, and my sister called me and was like, ‘Dad died last night in a car accident,’ ” Stephens told Sports Illustrated for this week’s cover story. “I was hysterical.”

Her father, former New England Patriots running back John Stephens, died in a car accident in 2009. According to Si,
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Ben Affleck and Lindsay Shookus Cuddle Up at the U.S. Open

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Ben Affleck and Lindsay Shookus Cuddle Up at the U.S. Open
Ben Affleck and Lindsay Shookus are going strong.

On Sunday, the couple got cozy as they watched the U.S. Open men’s finals at the Arthur Ashe Stadium in New York City, where Rafael Nadal defeated Kevin Anderson 6-3, 6-3, 6-4 in two hours and 27 minutes.

Affleck, 45, and Saturday Night Live producer Shookus, 37, weren’t shy about showing off their affection for one another during the match. The two were seen snuggling and cuddling up, with Shookus leaning in to whisper in Affleck’s ear at certain points.

Later that evening, the duo were spotted grabbing dinner together in the city.
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Emma Stone Stuns at Toronto Premiere of Battle of the Sexes with Costar Steve Carell

Emma Stone Stuns at Toronto Premiere of Battle of the Sexes with Costar Steve Carell
From the court to the red carpet, Emma Stone knows how to serve up an ace.

The Oscar winner, and 2017’s highest paid actress, wowed at the red carpet premiere of her new film Battle of the Sexes at the Toronto International Film Festival on Sunday.

She was joined by her costar, Steve Carell, who plays Bobby Riggs — the male tennis player who challenged women’s tennis champion Billie Jean King to a faceoff.

On Saturday, Stone performed a special tribute to King in honor of the 50th anniversary of the tennis icon’s triple crown win in 1967.

Together with Tony-nominated singer/songwriter Sara Bareilles,
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Emma Stone Honors 50th Anniversary of Billie Jean King’s Triple Crown Win at the U.S. Open

Emma Stone Honors 50th Anniversary of Billie Jean King’s Triple Crown Win at the U.S. Open
On Saturday Emma Stone performed a very special tribute to Billie Jean King in honor of the 50th anniversary of the tennis icon’s triple crown win in 1967.

Together with Tony nominated singer/songwriter Sara Barellis, Stone paid tribute to King at a pre-match ceremony at Arthur Ashe Stadium in New York City, where the U.S. Open is currently being held.

In 1967, King won her triple crown by finishing first in the women’s singles, women’s doubles, and women’s mixed doubles championship at the U.S. Open.

Related Video: Emma Stone Reveals Her Favorite Movie Moment of
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Leonardo DiCaprio Holds Hands with Ex-Girlfriend Toni Garrn at New York Fashion Week Party

Leonardo DiCaprio Holds Hands with Ex-Girlfriend Toni Garrn at New York Fashion Week Party
Leonardo DiCaprio and ex-girlfriend Toni Garrn were spotted out in New York City early Saturday morning, holding hands while leaving nightclub 1 Oak.

The 42-year-old actor, who has most recently been linked to 23-year-old brunette German model Lorena Rae, was dressed casually in black sneakers, jeans, a navy long-sleeved polo and a royal blue Los Angeles Dodgers baseball cap as he excited the venue around 5 a.m..

Garrn, 25, looked more prepped for New York Fashion Week, wearing an all-black ensemble of wide-legged silk pants, a corset top and a tuxedo blazer.

They both left the club in the same vehicle.

Related
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Katie Holmes Goes Through a Wave of Hilarious Emotions While Watching the Us Open

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Katie Holmes Goes Through a Wave of Hilarious Emotions While Watching the Us Open
Katie Holmes has many reasons to smile these days; she has a beautiful bond with 11-year-old daughter Suri Cruise, she has a new movie on the way, and after much speculation, she finally went public with her romance with Jamie Foxx. All of that is perhaps why she appeared to be in such a good mood at the Us Open Tennis Championships in NYC on Thursday. The 38-year-old actress sat in the stands of the Arthur Ashe Stadium and got extremely invested in the match between Venus Williams and Sloane Stephens - who knew Katie was such a big sports fan? Katie went through a wave of emotions, including gasping and cheering, and at one point, it even looked like she was ready to make her way down to the court. You honestly just have to see the pictures for yourself. RelatedKatie Holmes Shares an Incredibly Sweet Bond With Her Daughter,
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Katie Holmes Looking Shocked as Venus Williams Is Defeated in the U.S. Open Semi-Final Is All of Us

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Katie Holmes Looking Shocked as Venus Williams Is Defeated in the U.S. Open Semi-Final Is All of Us
The tennis world was shocked when underdog Sloane Stephens defeated No. 9 Venus Williams in the U.S. Open semi-finals Thursday evening — and no one looked more stunned than attendee Katie Holmes.

The 38-year-old actress was spotted mouth agape as she watched Stephens defeat Williams 6-1, 0-6, 7-5 at Arthur Ashe Stadium in Flushing, New York.

Holmes — who was photographed holding hands with Jamie Foxx earlier this week after years of speculation about their relationship — did not attend the event with the 49-year-old actor. Instead, she looked alternatively surprised and pensive as she watched the close back-and-forth match.

Related Video: Everything
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Jessica Biel and Justin Timberlake Pack on the Pda at the Us Open

Jessica Biel and Justin Timberlake Pack on the Pda at the Us Open
Jessica Biel and Justin Timberlake packed on the Pda during their date at the U.S. Open at the Arthur Ashe Stadium in New York City on Saturday.

As Roger Federer faced off against Feliciano Lopez, the 35-year-old actress and Timberlake, 36, shared kisses, laughs and cheers during the tennis match.

The Sinner star recently opened up about her life with husband Timberlake and their son Silas Randall, 2, for the cover story of Marie Claire‘s August issue, where she talked about how she and the “Can’t Stop the Feeling” singer make their marriage work.

“We have similar values; we believe in loyalty,
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Justin Timberlake Is the Happiest Fan in the World at U.S. Open Date With Jessica Biel

Justin Timberlake Is the Happiest Fan in the World at U.S. Open Date With Jessica Biel
And the award for biggest U.S. Open fan goes to...Justin Timberlake! Not that he was competing against anyone. But now that he has taken home the proverbial trophy, hey, it's on. On Saturday, he and wife Jessica Biel watched Switzerland's Roger Federer beat Spain's Feliciano Lopez in a 6-3 6-3 7-5 victory in the third round of the men's singles tournament at the 2017 U.S. Open at Arthur Ashe Stadium. Timberlake showcased a range of emotions but mainly appeared ecstatic beyond belief as the Swiss champion emerged victorious. And of course, who better to share the joy than his lovely date? There's nothing like a great game of tennis to get you in...
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Canadian Tennis Sensation Denis Shapovalov Upsets Jo-Wilfried Tsonga At Us Open

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Playing under the bright lights of Arthur Ashe Stadium on Wednesday night was an intimidating task for Denis Shapovalov. But as he has on several occasions already this year, the 18-year-old Canadian stayed loose under pressure and it paid off. Shapovalov advanced into the third round of the U.S. Open after a 6-4, 6-4, 7-6 (3) […]
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Epic Us Open Battle Between Federer and Tiafoe Ignites Twitter

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Roger Federer was expected to breeze through the first round of the U.S. Open on Tuesday night, but American newcomer Frances Tiafoe had other ideas. The 19-year-old took the third seed favorite through a challenging five-set battle at Arthur Ashe Stadium in New York, before Federer finally held him off. While the eight-time Wimbledon champion survived to advance to the next round, it was Tiafoe who had both the crowd and social media on its feed applauding him. Also Read: Pregnant Serena Williams Goes Nude for Vanity Fair, Twitter Responds “Many call Tiafoe the future of American tennis. Deservedly so tonight!
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Sofia Carson And Andy Grammar Join Tj Martell Foundation Family Day

The Tj Martell Foundation is announcing today that Hollywood/Republic Records recording artist and Disney Channel star, Sofia Carson, will headline the organization’s 8th Annual Family Day Celebration in Los Angeles at The Grove on Saturday, October 7, 2017 from 12p.m. – 4p.m. Pt.

Families can enjoy fantastic food, a live auction, live music, games, prizes and other carnival activities while raising funds for cancer research. Tickets and sponsorship packages are available now and can be purchased here.

L.A. Family Day will kick off with the Spirit of Excellence Awards Dinner on Monday, October 2 at the Luxe Hotel -Sunset, and presented by Live Nation. The evening event will include an elegant dinner, silent auction, a live performance by Grammy Nominated Artist Andy Grammer, best known for his hits “Fresh Eyes” and “Honey I’m Good”, and the reveal of the T.J Martell Foundation GuitarTown Kids guitars that will
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The Arthur Ashe Institute for Urban Health SportsBall 2017 Gala to Honor Soledad O'Brien

SportsBall 2017, the 23rd Annual Black Tie & Sneakers Gala of the Arthur Ashe Institute for Urban Health (Aaiuh), will take place on Wednesday, October 18th at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in New York City.

Renowned guests representing sports, philanthropy, business, entertainment, and medicine will gather at the Grand Hyatt in New York City to celebrate the legacy of tennis champion and humanitarian Arthur Ashe. SportsBall features interactive games, dinner buffet, dancing, entertainment, an awards ceremony, and a silent auction. Each guest receives a complimentary pair of Adidas sneakers generously donated by Rack Room Shoes and Adidas.

The gala will be co-hosted by Cheryl Wills, Award-winning NY1 News Anchor, host of In Focus with Cheryl Wills, and best-selling author, and David Ushery, Emmy Award-winning NBC 4 New York News Anchor and Reporter. Creator of The Debrief with David Ushery.

The gala will honor Soledad O'Brien, award-winning journalist, speaker, and author; Robert Gore, MD,
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