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Jada Pinkett Smith Addresses Chris Rock's Oscar Joke

Actress Jada Pinkett Smith has spoken for the first time since last weekend’s Oscar ceremony, where host Chris Rock took a swipe at her during his opening monologue. The wife of Will Smith had announced...

Jada Pinkett Smith: 'We Gotta Keep Diversity Debate Moving'

The actress was left frustrated after members of the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences failed to nominate any black actors or creatives in the major categories at this year's (16) 88th...

Dustin Hoffman: 'America Has A Problem With Racism'

The two-time Oscar winner insisted the lack of diversity among nominees is symptomatic of a bigger problem that affects American society.Dustin did not attend Sunday night's (28Feb16) Academy Awards choosing instead to be at a...

Tina Fey: 'The Academy Awards Were Hollywood Nonsense'

The former 30 Rock star was a guest presenter at the Academy Awards on Sunday (28Feb16), but she quickly grew irritated with all of the messages of social activism her fellow celebrities were...

Chris Rock's Girl Scout Rival Mom Linda Dunn Responds To Oscar CåOokies Stunt

Linda Dunn, the woman name-checked by Oscars host Chris Rock as he led his daughters in a competitive fund-raising effort by selling Girl Scout cookies to the assorted celebs at the ceremony on Sunday night,...

Tyrese To Chris Rock: 'Shame On You'

Officials at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences have been under fire since January (16), when it was revealed that no black stars had been nominated for the top acting or...

Chris Rock Labelled 'Reductive And Gross' For Oscars Quip

The comedian waded into the diversity row sweeping Hollywood, and many found his hosting positive and complimentary, but one quip caused outrage. It occurred when Chris presented a skit in which he presented three "accountants"...

Chris Rock Uses Oscars To Help His Daughters Sell Girl Scout Cookies

As well as cracking a few zingers at the expense of the lack of diversity in the nominations list, Oscars host Chris Rock used the ceremony as a platform for his two daughters to sell...

Most Awkward Moment Of The Night: Why Was Stacey Dash At The Oscars?

Against the backdrop of the ongoing diversity debate in Hollywood, comedian Chris Rock did a stellar job of hosting this year’s Oscars ceremony. But one joke did fall noticeably flat at the Dolby Theatre last...

Chris Rock Dives Into Diversity Controversy At Oscars

Officials at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences have been under fire since last month (Jan16), when it was revealed that no African-Americans had been nominated for the top acting or...

Chris Rock And Megalyn Echikunwoke Spark Dating Rumours

The Top Five star, who is preparing to host the Oscars at the end of February (16), appeared to have moved on following his split from wife Malaak Compton-Rock in 2014, when he...

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'...

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...

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...

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...

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