Wednesday, June 30, 2004

Spike Lee Likes Strippers

While his pretty but kind of mean-looking wife Tonya is hard at work promoting her new book, The Gotham Diaries, Spike Lee is causing anarchy in the UK, promoting his new movie ... and seeing strippers with a galpal!

According to the 3 AM Girls:

"... The supposedly happily married father of two splashed out hundreds of pounds on dancers. He was accompanied by a woman bearing an uncanny resemblance to his wife Tonya, who we're assured was back home in New York.

"The 47-year-old American maker of hit films such as Do The Right Thing and Malcolm X, who married lawyer Tonya in 1993, turned up at Spearmint Rhino in Tottenham Court Road.

"He had spent the day promoting his forthcoming movie She Hate Me. But rather than unwind by indulging in some of the culture the capital has to offer, he decided he'd have more fun at a strip club.

"His new film, which is due out in the autumn and stars Woody Harrelson and Monica Bellucci, tells the story of a sacked executive who turns to impregnating lesbians to make money.

"The tagline for the film is 'one heterosexual male, 18 lesbians, his fee $10,000 each.'

"We can only assume he was doing a little extra research."

The Corsair takes out his antique opera glasses with the mother of pearl handle and reviews the spectacle.

"Onlookers tell us his friend was so appreciative of the dancers she was warned by security staff for breaking the club's no touching rule and told that if she did it again she would be thrown out.

"An eyewitness tells us: 'Spike and his companion must have spent about ($360) on dances and there were two girls who they seemed to prefer.

"'The girl who was with Spike was particularly interested in a stunning mixed-race girl who looked very similar to her and when the girl was dancing she seemed rivetted."

The Corsair sips the black wine of Cahors, elixir of Popes.

"'Later on she went over to the dancer and it looked like she was going to give her a peck on the cheek and thank her for the dances.

"'But she seemed to slip and as a result it looked like she'd tried to kiss her and ended up smudging the dancer's make-up. They weren't being threatening in any way, they were just having fun. It was weird to see Spike though.

"'I would have thought he'd prefer to indulge in far more cultural pursuits, but you never can tell, can you? I doubt he'll be back in a hurry.'"

"Spike initially tried to deny the story, telling his publicist it was complete 'poppycock' ...

"But later his spokeswoman admitted to us: 'Spike went to the club by himself and he left by himself.

"'That is his only comment on the matter.'"

So, who is this mystery woman who looks like his wife?

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