June 26, 2003


LISTEN ALL Y'ALL, IT'S A SABOTAGE!: The latest on the Spike vs. Spike TV battle: Spike Jones, Jr., the son of legendary satirist Spike Jones, has filed an affidavit in the case on the side of Viacom, calling Lee's suit "frightening."
Spike Jones is not to be confused with Spike Jonze, director of "Being John Malkovich," "Adaptation," and numerous music videos. Oddly, for a story about mistaken identity involving the name "Spike," the 12-paragraph AP story does not mention that Spike Jonze even exists. Jonze has apparently not had anything to say about Lee's suit; perhaps Lee will sue him too- or Spike Jones will sue Spike Jonze over the Spike Jones/ze name.
And maybe Spike Lee, whose real name is Shelton Jackson Lee, should be sued by Texas Democratic Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee.

Posted by Stephen Silver at June 26, 2003 12:00 AM
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