Spike Lee plans Jackson's birthday bash

August 18, 2009 10:16:58 AM PDT
Spike Lee is marking Michael Jackson's birthday with a block party-style celebration -- in New York City's Borough of Kings. The filmmaker's bash for the late King of Pop will be held in Brooklyn on Aug. 29, when Jackson would have turned 51. DJ Spinna will be spinning all things Michael Jackson.

Lee, a Brooklyn native, and Jackson collaborated on the music video for "They Don't Care About Us."

Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz will proclaim Aug. 29 "Michael Jackson Day" at the celebration. Jackson will be buried the same day in Glendale, Calif. He died June 25.

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