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This Years Oscar Ratings Were The Lowest Since 2009

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Sure Leonardo DiCaprio won his little golden man…but who even SAW it?

Last night’s ratings were 23.1/37 which is a 6% dip from last year’s show that was hosted by Neil Patrick Harris which earned 24.6/39. NPH‘s show happened to be the third worst the award show has done in ratings since Rock’s last time hosting in 2005. Hugh Jackman‘s Oscars in 2009 and Jon Stewart‘s 2008 were the only others rated lower, which means that even being positive, it’s still the lowest rating in 8 years.

It felt like the whole boycott the Oscars kinda died out (or was addressed) but then again, maybe not?!

Did chose not to watchbecause of the #OscarsSoWhite controversy? Or for another reason? Maybe THIS is the push the academy needed to have more diverse nominees…

Photo: People

Posted Monday, February 29th, 2016 at 11:11am
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Chris Rock Is Dating “Arrow” Beauty Megalyn Echikunwoke!

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Nice work, Chris Rock!

The 50-year-old comedian stepped out on Sunday night (AKA Valentine’s Day) with Arrow star Megalyn Echikunwoke for Clive Davis‘ 40th annual pre-Grammys gala, outing them as a couple. A HOT couple.

Though Rock is still finalizing his divorce from his longtime wife Malaak Compton-Rock, the pair looked super happy together (or maybe it was because they are huge fans of Caitlyn Jenner, whom they were snapping slefies with). Either way, Chris is moving ON.

The following morning the 32-year-oldtook to Instagram still wearing her dress from the party showing off her bouquet of roses from her “Valentine.” Very cute, you two.

What do YOU think of this new couple?

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Posted Wednesday, February 17th, 2016 at 12:12pm
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Chris Rock Is Still Doing The Oscars


Chris Rock is still on board!

Outrage over the lack of diversity among nominees at the Oscars isn’t stopping Chris Rock from hosting the circle jerk that is the Oscars, though he’s decided that there’s some rewriting to do. Kind of a nice middle ground, or maybe too complacent? Maybe. ET reports:

ET’s Nischelle Turner sat down with Academy Awards producer Reginald Hudlin at the 47th NAACP Image Awards Nominee Luncheon on Saturday, where he confirmed that Rock will not be dropping out of the show.

Hudlin also revealed that though the 50-year-old comedian finished writing his monologue a week ago, once the #OscarsSoWhite outrage came to a head with Jada Pinkett Smith and Will Smith’s pledge to boycott, Rock scrapped his jokes and started working on a new script.

“Chris is hard at work. He and his writing staff locked themselves in a room,” Hudlin told ET. “As things got a little provocative and exciting, he said, ‘I’m throwing out the show I wrote and writing a new show.'”

“Chris is that thorough,” Hudlin added. “He’s that brilliant, and I have 1000 percent confidence that he will deliver something that people will be talking about for weeks.”

According to Hudlin, Rock isn’t steering away from the issue of a white-washed group of nominees, but rather diving right into the fire.

“You should expect [#OscarsSoWhite jokes],” Hudlin told ET. “And, yes, the Academy is ready for him to do that. They’re excited about him doing that. They know that’s what we need. They know that’s what the public wants, and we deliver what the people want.”

The Academy Awards ceremony isn’t until Feb. 28, but Rock has already addressed the controversy, tweeting an ad for the Oscars and writing, “The #Oscars. The White BET Awards.” Pretty good joke…kinda makes me want to watch…

Will you watch the 2016 Oscars?

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Posted Monday, January 25th, 2016 at 2:14pm
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Chris Rock: ‘If Jennifer Lawrence was black, she’d really have something to complain about’

Chris Rock: 'If Jennifer Lawrence was black, she'd really have something to complain about'

Apparently, Chris Rock doesn’t feel the same way about the gender pay gap in Hollywood that Jennifer Lawrence does. She stated that she was taken aback when learning of how much her male co-stars earn more than her, so she publicized her feelings. Chris Rock says that if she was black, she’d really have something to complain about. Racist much?

People reports:

Jennifer Lawrence might not make as much as her male counterparts, but according to Chris Rock, things could be a lot harder for the star.

“Black women have the hardest gig in show business,” he said in a New Yorker profile on Saturday Night Live’s Leslie Jones. “You hear Jennifer Lawrence complaining about getting paid less because she’s a woman – if she was black, she’d really have something to complain about.”

Is it me or does this sound like he’s playing down her essay and feelings because of the color of her skin? It’s as if she’s not allowed to feel that way because she’s white….DISCUSS.

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Posted Thursday, December 31st, 2015 at 9:09am
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