People: Dec. 29, 1997

FEUD OF THE WEEK

SPIKE ("DOING THE RIGHT THING") LEE AGE: 40 OCCUPATION: Director who really wants to act BEST PUNCH: Blasting Tarantino for using "nigger" 38 times in his new film, Jackie Brown, he told reporters, "Quentin is infatuated with that word. What does he want to be made--an honorary black man?"

QUENTIN ("MR. WHITE") TARANTINO AGE: 34 OCCUPATION: Director who really wants to act BEST PUNCH: Trying to sound like an honorary black man, Tarantino went on television to brag to Keenan Ivory Wayans that he "bitch slapped" producer Don Murphy during a fight at a swank L.A....

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