It had to be the most awkward moment of the entire Oscars night. Chris Rock was talking about how the Academy is “taking steps” to solve the “Oscars So White” controversy and he said they had found the perfect person to be the Director of the Minority Outreach Program … Stacey Dash! They were obviously making fun of the time she went on Fox & Friends and said there was no diversity issue at the Oscars and that they should actually get rid of things like Black History Month. But it went terribly, terribly, wrong.
Chris Rock held absolutely nothing back in his opening speech as host of the Academy Awards, and Jada Pinkett-Smith was the butt of one of his biggest jokes! Will Smith’s wife made a major statement by publicly declaring she wouldn’t be attending the show after learning about the lack of black nominees, and Chris majorly slammed her for the decision. See what he said here!
Give it up for Chris Rock! The 51-year-old comedian made sure that everyone will be talking about the 88th Academy Awards, opening up the show by bringing up the #OscarsSoWhite controversy. While cracking jokes, Chris took shots at Hollywood’s racism, Kevin Hart, 36, and Jada Pinkett Smith, 44!
Kathy Griffin, 55, sat down with HollywoodLife.com for an EXCLUSIVE interview before her show on the Carnival Breeze, and dished some details about the 2016 Academy Awards. Kathy’s dear friend, Chris Rock, 51, is hosting the Oscars, and according to Kathy, he’ll “absolutely” be bringing up the #OscarsSoWhite controversy during the awards show. Click through to read the interview!
Chris Rock, 51, might be starting to regret his decision to host the Academy Awards on Feb. 28. A source tells HollywoodLife.com EXCLUSIVELY that the #OscarsSoWhite controversy has him pretty freaked out, and he’s “nervous as hell.” We have all the details, right here.
It’s almost that time! On February 28, Chris Rock will return to the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles to host the 88th annual Academy Awards, and we couldn’t be more excited! It’s been more than a decade since the comedian first took to the Oscars stage to host the all-important awards ceremony, and if his past award show moments have taught us anything, it’s that there’s never a dull moment when Chris Rock is in the house. To prove it, we’ve rounded up 5 of his greatest award show moments of all time, each one proving to be funnier than the last. From the MTV Video Music Awards to his first time as an Oscars host, relive all of the laughs below!
Sorry ladies, Chris Rock, 51, is officially off the market, as he now has a steady lady in 32-year-old actress Megalyn Echikunwoke. This is the funnyman’s first serious relationship since he filed for divorce from his wife of 19 years, Malaak Compton-Rock in Dec. 2014. Megalyn has been acting in TV character roles since 1998, but is best known for playing Medical Examiner Dr. Tara Price on season seven of CSI: Miami, though she currently guest stars on the CW’s hit Arrow and is the voice behind the web series superhero Vixen. Read on for more details about beautiful and talented Megalyn.