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Chris Rock: Singular Oscar Host

February 29, 2016 09:15:49 Posted at February 29, 2016 09:15:49
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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Lainey: The monologue was the expectation, wasn’t it? Chris Rock went hard in his Oscar monologue, for sure. In some unpredictable ways too. But it didn’t stop at the monologue. It wasn’t like, let’s get this monologue over with and get on with Hollywood fake sh-t for the rest of the show, like over 3 hours. Full Story

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Friday, February 26, 2016

Dear Gossips,

As mentioned yesterday, Chris Rock isn’t talking until he takes the stage on Sunday as the host of the Oscars. But he did step out for the Essence Black Women in Hollywood event. It’s an important event to support, obviously, and also, this is a point he’s making, non? He has a big job ahead, in just 2 days.  Read Full Intro

Thursday, February 25, 2016

Dear Gossips,

Chris Rock covers the Oscar week issue of The Hollywood Reporter. The photo shoot happened before the nominations were announced. And the interview was supposed to take place after that. But then #OscarsSoWhite happened and Chris subsequently cancelled all planned press and promotion.  Read Full Intro

No one speaks for Chris Rock

January 25, 2016 20:43:11 Posted at January 25, 2016 20:43:11
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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As the #OscarsSoWhite situation continued to dominate the Oscars last week, there was much speculation about whether or not Chris Rock would step down as host. On the weekend, one of the producers of the show, Reginald Hudlin, seemed to confirm that Chris would move ahead with hosting and that his monologue is being retooled to address the controversy: "Chris is hard at work. Full Story

Chris Rock plays it close

January 20, 2016 21:45:36 Posted at January 20, 2016 21:45:36
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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There have been reports that Chris Rock is under a lot of pressure to maybe not host the Oscars this year because of the lack of diversity in the nominations. There are other reports that there’s no way he’s not hosting and that he’s working on a scathing monologue. Which is what Ricky Gervais wants him to do. Full Story

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Monday, January 18, 2016

Dear Gossips,

I thought I was dreaming partway through the Critics’ Choice Awards last night because…there on stage… two Asians were presenting together. It was Constance Wu and Randall Park from Fresh Off The Boat.  Read Full Intro

Setting up Chris Rock

January 15, 2016 19:04:41 Posted at January 15, 2016 19:04:41
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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#OscarsSoWhite was the hashtag that was trending after the nominations came out yesterday. And, again, it’s not like the Academy didn’t have options. Straight Outta Compton, Tangerine, Creed, Beasts Of No Nation – there were options. Click here Full Story

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