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Chris Rock will never host the Oscars again

Old 02-14-05, 07:31 AM
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Chris Rock will never host the Oscars again

i think he is right, quick scan of the TV and movie forums with no mention of this



http://www.drudgereport.com/flash3cr.htm

XXXXX DRUDGE REPORT XXXXX SUN FEB 13, 2005 21:06:25 ET XXXXX

HOST CHRIS ROCK SHOCK: ONLY GAYS WATCH OSCARS

ACADEMY MEMBERS ALARMED OVER CHOICE OF COMIC

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Veteran members of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences have grown concerned over the choice of Chris Rock as host of this month's awards show, the DRUDGE REPORT has learned.

Concern deepened after Rock claimed only gays watch the Oscars!

"I never watched the Oscars. Come on, it's a fashion show," Rock recently declared.

"What straight black man sits there and watches the Oscars? Show me one!"

Rock added: "Awards for art are f---ing idiotic."

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Academy members have privately called for Chris Rock to be removed as host, sources claim, fearing Rock may "tarnish" the reputation of the Academy.

"Simply put, this is a disgrace," one veteran Hollywood mogul, who asked not to be identified, said from Los Angeles.

"This guy is out there saying 'awards for art are f---ing idiotic' and he is hosting the show produced by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences? I guess the joke is on us!"

One nominated actress questions whether producer Gil Cates was even aware that Rock has "never watched the Oscars."

Other unpublicized comments made by Rock threaten to throw the scheduled Feb. 27 broadcast into complete chaos.

During a recent hate-filled rant, Rock imitated a White House press briefing:

"Mr. President, what about gay marriage? 'F**k them faggots,'" Rock said of Bush.

What will Rock be wearing to the show?

"Nothing against people who aren't straight, but what straight guy that you know cares? Who gives a f---?" Rock explained.

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Old 02-14-05, 07:57 AM
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Chris Rock, quite easily the most talentless hack and unbelievably poor excuse for an entertainer that hollywood has seen in decades. Why they asked him to do the show is baffling.
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As a Black man I'm totally offended by Rock's remarks.
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I seriously never understood why EW named him the "funniest".
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I don't watch them. waste of time when I can spend 2 minutes online the day after and see ALL the winners and not just the few big categories that get on tv
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I can't stand black comedians who mostly use racial humor in their acts.
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i would love dave chapelle to host..... he would have been better
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Before we lynch Rock, let's wait for something a wee more reliable than the Drudge Report.
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What will Rock be wearing to the show?

"Nothing against people who aren't straight, but what straight guy that you know cares? Who gives a f---?" Rock explained.
I am trying to think, "Indeed, who does give a f---?"
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Rock is great on the MTV awards but the oscars should be done by some lame comic like Billy Crystal.
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Originally Posted by Giantrobo
Rock is great on the MTV awards but the oscars should be done by some lame comic like Billy Crystal.
yup.

I could never understand why anyone would watch the Oscars, (or any awards show for that matter)...

People get all jazzed up and cheer when a film they like wins awards. Unless they have some profit-sharing arrangement with the studio why get so attached?

Others use the "excuse" that they want to see if anyone does anything controversial... yeah riiiiight. Anything controversial will be on the news during the next broadcast, and splattered over the internet minutes later.

Oh well... I guess it is consistent with the other empty void programming called "reality tv".
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Wow, sracer...it really bothers you that other people have different tastes in television than you.
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As a white man I find Chris Rock one of the only truly funny people in the whole industry.
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Originally Posted by Giantrobo
As a Black man I'm totally offended by Rock's remarks.
As a white man.....I am totally offended that Giantrobo is totally offended by Rock's remarks.

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Originally Posted by Groucho
Wow, sracer...it really bothers you that other people have different tastes in television than you.
Hey, if you like the Oscars, good for you!
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As a white man, I am totally enjoying the Quaker Oatmeal Square I'm eating while reading this thread.
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Chris Rock is making more offensive racial comments? No way! If it wasn't for offensive racial comments Chris Rock would be saying "Hey *****, you want fries with that?"
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As a gay man, I don't give a shit what people wear to the Oscars and I don't give a shit about fashion.
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Chris Rock is hilarious, although his latest stand ups have fallen short. Chappelle on the other hand is going strong
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What the hell did they expect when they hired Chris freaking Rock to host the Oscars, the same musical montage that Billy Crystal does? Or maybe lame jokes about Bjork's swan dress again? I'm hoping that Jamie Foxx loses Best Actor just so I can hear Rock piss and moan on stage, and you know he would.
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He should host the entire show in the character of Nat X.
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Before we lynch Rock, let's wait for something a wee more reliable than the Drudge Report.
Like ahem, the NY Times or CBS? err never mind.
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I don't agree with his comments, but you can't say Rock ain't talented. His Bring the Pain is considered by many comedians to be one of the greatest stand-ups ever.
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Wow! I had no idea Rock inspired such vigor on the forum!

I thought he was a natural choice was the Oscars, as it seems to me that he is slowly turning into a genteler comic such as Billy Crystal or Robin Williams. Other then the cursing, I though his last HBO show reseambled Bill Cosby's stuff. Infact, it seemed to me that Rock was starting to talk with intonations very similar to Cosby.

I love watching the Oscars each year. I get drunk and cheer when movies I like win and boo when Gladiator wins best picture. True, I am not a sharholder, but then again neither are most of the people in the football stadium.

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I'd take this with a grain of salt. It's possible those remarks were made years ago. Also, the most talentless hack who passes for funny is Adam Sandler. He playes basically one character. Timid slacker. I'd much rather see Rock host the Oscars than Billy Crystal and honestly who the f-ck really cares about the Oscars?

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