Chris Rock Stirs Controversy
With Oscar Comments
He made a name for himself
with his cutting-edge comedy, and now people are
saying that new Oscar host Chris Rock is stirring
the pot once again with recent remarks, such as
calling awards for technical arts "idiotic,"
and the Academy Awards a "fashion show."
But contrary to reports that the Academy is stewing,
Oscar producer Gil Cates is standing behind his
man, along with Rock's famous friends.
Good friend and Oscar contender Jamie Foxx says
Rock is ready to shake up the show. "When
I tell you he's got something planned, I can't
say it," Foxx told us. But Jamie did say
that Rock told him, "I'll be able to hurt
them, but they won't know it."
Last night, Rock's Oscar-writing partner, David
Spade, told Jimmy Kimmel to get ready for even
more controversy. "It's not going to go away,"
But Rock will also get serious at the Academy
Awards, paying tribute to longtime Oscar host
Johnny Carson. And only we spotted Rock and his
superstar friends, Jerry Seinfeld and Jay Leno,
when they met in Los Angeles to reminisce about
Johnny just after his death.
"Hopefully I stand out like Billy and Steve
and Whoopi," Rock said of his hosting stint.
"I heard people talking about Billy for days
after the Oscars."
With early buzz like this, you can bet Chris will
rock the Oscars.