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Chris Rock to Be Host of Academy Awards

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LOS ANGELES - The golden Oscars (news - web sites) will be fused with Rock this time around, as the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (news - web sites) announced Chris Rock as the host of the 77th Academy Awards (news - web sites) telecast.



Rock, 39, who has acted in the films "Head of State" and "Dogma" and was a "Saturday Night Live" regular but is best known for his standup comedy specials "Bigger & Blacker," "Bring the Pain" and "Never Scared."


Rock has previously hosted the MTV's Movie Awards but this will be his first stint as Oscar host.


"I am a huge fan of Chris Rock," said Gil Cates, the producer of the Oscars telecast. "He always makes me laugh and he always has something interesting to say. Chris represents the best of the new generation of comics. Having him host the Oscars is terrific. I can't wait."


Rock, a Brooklyn native, made his screen debut with a bit part in "Beverly Hills Cop II" but made his breakthrough on "Saturday Night Live" but his comedy routines, which tweak the racial sensitivities of blacks and whites established him as a star.


He has won three Emmy Awards for his TV programs and two Grammy Awards for his comedy albums. Rock currently is shooting a remake of "The Longest Yard" with Adam Sandler and recently provided the voice of the zebra in the animated feature "Madagascar," both to be released in May 2005. His other film credits include "Head of State," "Bad Company," "Down to Earth," and "Nurse Betty."


The 77th Academy Awards telecast is set for Feb. 27.
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Is this a joke?Talk about having delays!
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eh... if they're going to censor him what's the point... anyhoo I need some help with my ovation awards dress, ladies. Here's a few of my choices....










Personally I'm not happy with any of them but that's all my fashion consultant had for me to try on.

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chris rock???

well, let's hope he doesn't pull an SNL and use the same jokes from his HBO special. lame.
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Is this a joke?Talk about having delays!
http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmp...ars_chris_rock

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Go with the 4th dress Sal. It gets a golden hanger from me.

Chris Rock hosting the Oscars?! He thinks he is so controversial but he is tame compared to some of the things I would say about the stars, even if they were in the room at the time!

I was screen tested to host the 1988 Oscars (the year Cher won) and got the job. The day before we went through a rehearsal with the producers watching and I did my planned 10 minute stand up routine at the beginning. I bad mouthed Cher, Streep, DeNiro, Douglas and Lawson. Made a few off color remarks about Ron Reagan and the lack of Jewish and African American nominees and I ended up being stripped of the gig and blacklisted for life. Now Chris Rock is getting in? I think next year is my time!

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Thank you.

Disney (they own ABC, which shows the Academy Awards) is taking a big risk putting him in as host because of his raunchy humor.

BTW, did you know that Gil Cates is the uncle of actress Phoeebe Cates?
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Thank you.

Disney (they own ABC, which shows the Academy Awards) is taking a big risk putting him in as host because of his raunchy humor.

BTW, did you know that Gil Cates is the uncle of actress Phoeebe Cates?
Sorry, hon, Iím 57 and donít keep up with these strumpets that call themselves actresses these days.
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ErmÖSal, nothing in black?
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Sorry, hon, Iím 57 and donít keep up with these strumpets that call themselves actresses these days.
Phoeebe is not spring chicken and no longer acts. She lives in NYC and is busy raising her kids with her husband (Academy Award winner) Kevn Kline.
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Sally, the fourth one is the best, stick with that one.

Chris Rock will be a riot, they need new blood. Just please, no more Bob Hope!

They had that fink Jerry Lewis the year I won, so I'm very familiar with bad hosts.

Whitney Houston and her receipts:

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isn't bob hope dead?
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isn't bob hope dead?
I hope not!?!

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Is this a joke?Talk about having delays!
Talk about an Academy Awards show that may
actually be worth watching!
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isn't bob hope dead?
Yes, i think so.
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