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Chris Rock's Rep Denies Oscars Host Has Rewritten Opening Monologue

Chris Rock’s publicist has denied the comedian has rewritten his Oscars’ script to incorporate the #OscarsSoWhite controversy. Rock will host the ceremony on February 28th, but has faced pressure to step down as the awards'...

Chris Rock's Publicist: 'He Has Not Made Any Decisions About His Oscars Script'

Telecast producer Reginald Hudlin told U.S. TV show Entertainment Tonight the comedian is not pulling out of hosting, following the uproar surrounding the lack of nominations for African-Americans and minorities, but he will...

Nick Cannon Records Oscars 'White-out' Rap

Several stars have lashed out at Academy voters for failing to recognise black actors and films for the second year in a row, with Tyrese Gibson, Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith refusing...

Oscars Producer: 'Chris Rock Is Rewriting His Oscars Script'

Academy Awards producer Reginald Hudlin tells U.S. TV show Entertainment Tonight that the comedian is not pulling out of hosting duties, but is actually changing his script to include some provocative gags about...

Chris Rock Planning To Address #Oscarssowhite Controversy At Next Month's Ceremony

Some have called for Chris Rock to step down as host of this year’s Oscar’s ceremony, as the debate over the lack of diversity among the nominees continues. But despite pressure, Rock isn’t planning to...

Marlon Wayans: 'Chris Rock Should Not Step Down As Oscars Host'

Jada Pinkett Smith is boycotting Hollywood's big night because no African-American stars picked up acting nods for the second year in a row, while Spike Lee isn't attending and Quincy Jones has demanded...

The Academy Awards Boycott: Both Sides Of The Debate

This year's Academy Awards season is turning out to be a pretty intense ride, with the uproar over the nominations' lack of cultural diversity causing a division in the entertainment world. While some people are...

Quincy Jones Threatens To Quit As Oscars Presenter

The Oscar-nominated songwriter/producer claims he was asked to present with Pharrell Williams and rapper Common at the ceremony on 28 February (16) but he plans to withdraw if he cannot address the absence...

Chris Rock Under Pressure To Step Down As Oscars Host In Diversity Row

Oscars host Chris Rock is coming under increasing calls to boycott the awards ceremony in the aftermath of the controversial nominations last week, in which none of the 20 acting nominations went to a black...

Whoopi Goldberg: 'Boycotting The Oscars Is Slap In The Face For Host Chris Rock'

Filmmaker Spike Lee and actress Jada Pinkett Smith announced this week (begs18Jan16) they will not be attending or watching next month's (Feb16) ceremony after Academy voters failed to nominate any African-Americans or ethnic...

Michael B. Jordan And Chris Rock Honour Martin Luther King, Jr.

Hundreds gathered at Manhattan's Riverside Church to mark Martin Luther King Day, the American holiday in honour of the late Baptist minister, as part of the #MLKNow event. Michael and Chris joined...

Straight Outta Compton Producer Joins Outcry Over Oscars Diversity

In a lengthy post on his Facebook.com page on Friday (15Jan16), Packer congratulated all of the Academy Award nominees, including his movie's screenwriters Jon Herman and Andrea Berloff. The critically-acclaimed N.W.A...

Chris Rock Calls The Oscars 'The White Bet Awards'

This year’s Oscar nominations were announced on Thursday and immediately drew criticism for their lack of diversity, causing the hashtag #OscarsSoWhite to trend. But now the 2016 host Chris Rock has even referenced the controversy...

Amy Schumer And Chris Rock Land Tv Nominations For Directors Guild Of America Awards

The Trainwreck star and co-director Ryan MCFaul are up for the Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Variety/Talk/News/Sports - Regularly Scheduled Programming prize for their acclaimed 12 Angry Men sketch on her U.S. series Inside...

Chris Rock Compares The Oscars To Nye In First Promo

Chris Rock is gearing up to host the Academy Awards for the second time and to him the Oscars is much like New Years Eve. In his first promo vid ahead of the 2016 ceremony...

Chris Rock: 'If Jennifer Lawrence Were Black She'd Really Have Something To Complain About'

Back in October Jennifer Lawrence became the face of Hollywood’s gender pay inequality issue, when she penned an essay on Lena Dunham’s website titled, ‘Why Do I Make Less Than My Male Co-Stars?’ But in...

Bill Murray's Christmas Plans In Britain

The Hollywood legend may have played Christmas cynic Frank Cross in 1988's Scrooged, but in real life Bill embraces the festive season. He's usually based across the bond in the Big Apple, but will be...

Chris Rock's Estranged Wife Dismisses Illegal Adoption Investigation Reports

Malaak Compton-Rock is in the process of adopting the young girl, named Ntombi, after taking her back to the U.S. from her native South Africa in 2008, when she was six months old....

Chris Rock's Estranged Wife Strikes Back In Child Support Row

Malaak Compton-Rock, the estranged wife of comedian and actor Chris Rock, has struck back in the row that’s erupted in the divorce courtroom about child support regarding a child who, according to her, has been...

Chris Rock's Estranged Wife In The Process Of Adopting Child

The Rush Hour star and his wife of 18 years Malaak Compton-Rock split in 2014, and they have failed to reach a divorce agreement so they are heading to trial in May, 2016....

Chris Rock Reportedly Involved In Legal Battle Over 'Adopted' Daughter

Comedian and actor Chris Rock is reportedly involved in a legal dispute over a South African girl named Ntombi, who has been living with his family since infancy. Ntombi is said to have lived with...

Chris Rock Heading To Trial In Divorce Case

The Grown Ups star filed documents to end his marriage to Malaak Compton-Rock in a New Jersey court in December (14). In June (15), Rock was granted joint custody of the couple's two...

Black Ball Is A Big Hit With Chris Rock, Alicia Keys And Lenny Kravitz

Rock joined the fundraiser's leading lady Alicia Keys and Lenny Kravitz among other stars for the 12th annual AIDS awareness event at the Hammerstein Ballroom, and even he seemed surprised when bidding for...

Stars Come Out For Sean 'Diddy' Combs' Birthday Party

The hip-hop mogul turned 46 on Wednesday (04Nov15), and he was treated to a surprise party by a group of his famous friends in New York City. The bash at the Butter...

Chris Rock Confirmed As Oscars Host

The funnyman emerged as a front-runner for the gig on Tuesday (20Oct15), and revealed he'd signed up to return 11 years after he last hosted the big night. In a statement released...

Chris Rock To Host Oscars

Chris Rock will host the 2016 Oscars.The 50-year-old comedian, who previously presented the prestigious awards ceremony in 2005, can't wait to take on the job for the second time at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood...

Chris Rock To Return As Oscars Host For 2016 Ceremony

Chris Rock has been unveiled as the host of next year’s Academy Awards ceremony, the second time that the star has fronted the live telecast of the biggest night in Hollywood.The 50 year old comedian...

Chris Rock In Talks To Host The 2016 Oscars

Sources tell The Hollywood Reporter the comedian is in talks to take the reins of the 88th Academy Awards in February (16), 11 years after hosting the 77th Oscars in 2005. Producers...

Alicia Keys And Chris Rock To Co-host Hiv Charity Benefit

This year's event will focus on the talents of Africa's entrepreneurs, artists, designers, musicians and activists, according to Billboard.com. "Their future is bright," Keys says, "but, with 25 million people currently...

Matt Leblanc And Chris Rock Take Turns As Models At Taylor Swift Concert

The pop star played the second of five sold-out gigs at the Staples Center, and during her hit Style, she brought out model Sean O'Pry, who starred as her love interest in her...

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