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Neely OHara
Oct 14th, 2004, 06:36 PM
(Sorry lizchris. Ha!)

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.

lizchris
Oct 14th, 2004, 06:38 PM
Is this a joke?Talk about having delays!

Sally Struthers
Oct 14th, 2004, 06:40 PM
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....


http://www.rogerswear.com/april%205%20tye%20dye%20dress.JPG

http://www.kids-kaper.co.uk/pages/limages/kidskaperdressbluerosebig.jpg

http://www.sarasattic.co.uk/stock/flowerpower%20dress.JPG

http://www.knitting-and-crochet-guild.org.uk/collection/images/cs04/addit/dress-1x.jpg

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

GBFH
Oct 14th, 2004, 06:42 PM
chris rock???

well, let's hope he doesn't pull an SNL and use the same jokes from his HBO special. lame.

Neely OHara
Oct 14th, 2004, 06:42 PM
Is this a joke?Talk about having delays!

http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&cid=493&ncid=790&e=1&u=/ap/20041014/ap_en_mo/oscars_chris_rock

:wavey:

Joan Rivers
Oct 14th, 2004, 06:47 PM
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!

lizchris
Oct 14th, 2004, 06:47 PM
http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&cid=493&ncid=790&e=1&u=/ap/20041014/ap_en_mo/oscars_chris_rock

:wavey:
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?

Neely OHara
Oct 14th, 2004, 06:50 PM
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.

Neely OHara
Oct 14th, 2004, 06:53 PM
ErmÖSal, nothing in black?

lizchris
Oct 14th, 2004, 07:03 PM
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.

Helen Lawson
Oct 14th, 2004, 07:18 PM
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.

GBFH
Oct 14th, 2004, 07:39 PM
isn't bob hope dead?

Helen Lawson
Oct 14th, 2004, 07:40 PM
isn't bob hope dead?
I hope not!?! :sad:

Paneru
Oct 14th, 2004, 07:41 PM
Is this a joke?Talk about having delays!
Talk about an Academy Awards show that may
actually be worth watching! :lol:

Paneru
Oct 14th, 2004, 07:42 PM
isn't bob hope dead?
Yes, i think so.

lizchris
Oct 14th, 2004, 07:44 PM
Talk about an Academy Awards show that may
actually be worth watching! :lol:
I know.:lol: :lol:

harloo
Oct 14th, 2004, 07:45 PM
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.
I'm suprised that you are not jealous Helen. You must really have a thing for Chris Rock.:tape: :lol:

GBFH
Oct 14th, 2004, 07:46 PM
I hope not!?! :sad:
you make me crack the fuck up :lol:

darrinbaker00
Oct 14th, 2004, 07:51 PM
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.
Perhaps this is Michael Eisner's way of giving Disney the finger on his way out the door..... ;)

lizchris
Oct 14th, 2004, 07:57 PM
Perhaps this is Michael Eisner's way of giving Disney the finger on his way out the door..... ;)
Oh yes, I forgot about that.

Helen Lawson
Oct 14th, 2004, 08:06 PM
Who says I'm a jealous sort? Kid Rock is just fine, he can really help out the show's ratings. Lord knows the losers who win these days can't get the rating up!

darrinbaker00
Oct 14th, 2004, 08:08 PM
Oh yes, I forgot about that.
Other lame-duck decisions by a bitter Michael Eisner:
1. On the series finale of "NYPD Blue," Dennis Franz gives America the Full Monty.
2. On "The Benefactor," Mark Cuban arbitrarily decides to keep the $1 million after choosing a winner.
3. Charles Gibson and Diane Sawyer "do it" on the air. Good Morning America, indeed!

Crazy Canuck
Oct 14th, 2004, 11:15 PM
Chris Rock is funny. Hopefully he can be funny at the Oscars too. The two don't always go together all that well. Right, Dave?

Veritas
Oct 14th, 2004, 11:28 PM
Chris Rock is OK. He did well in that hosting stint at the 2003 MTV Music Awards.

I hope his attempts to be funny will at least be better than Steve Martin. That guy managed to be both annoying and unfunny at the same time.

If it were up to me, I'd place Whoopi Goldberg as a permanent host. She can run a show smoothly and she doesn't need to have any awkward moments like Steve Martin does.

CondiLicious
Oct 14th, 2004, 11:38 PM
Yeah... Chris Rock can be really funny, hopefully he won't have to tame down too much and he'll still make fun of whoever he feels like.

I think Ellen would be a good hose of the Oscars though. That woman makes me laugh so hard I cry.

decemberlove
Oct 14th, 2004, 11:53 PM
the oscars are overrated.

darren cahill
Oct 15th, 2004, 12:00 AM
the oscars are overrated.
i'd say your email skills are as well, but i never get any!:fiery:

;)

decemberlove
Oct 15th, 2004, 12:23 AM
i'd say your email skills are as well, but i never get any!:fiery:

;)
i started to reply... its overwhleming. lol. i fell asleep. im a bad girl, i know...

Steam
Oct 15th, 2004, 12:29 AM
the oscars are overrated.
So?

Its fun to watch and make fun of everyone there and there is always some freak who does something stupid every year.

decemberlove
Oct 15th, 2004, 12:33 AM
So?

Its fun to watch and make fun of everyone there and there is always some freak who does something stupid every year.
last year, i was convinced by my boyfriend at the time to give them a chance. i would never watch them fully before cos they don't award talent.

and after last year's oscars i wanted to choke myself with all of that LOTR bullshit.

some of the acceptance speeches are so fucking boring, too. "thank blah blah blah..."

Steam
Oct 15th, 2004, 01:49 AM
last year, i was convinced by my boyfriend at the time to give them a chance. i would never watch them fully before cos they don't award talent.

and after last year's oscars i wanted to choke myself with all of that LOTR bullshit.

some of the acceptance speeches are so fucking boring, too. "thank blah blah blah..."
Yeah, most of it is self blowjob propaganda bullshit but I still enjoy watching it to be bitter and make fun of the idiots. Its all about preference.

In other news, Garden State comes to DVD on December 28. The same day as the epic that was Anchorman.

Crazy Canuck
Oct 15th, 2004, 02:49 AM
the oscars are overrated.
Who cares about the actual awards, I just want to see all the hot people dressed up.