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Chris Rock Blasts Mormons for Racist Past

'Romney's crew' thought black people were 'the devil' until 1978

(Newser) - Chris Rock has no problem criticizing Mitt Romney for his religion. Asked about the election on Jimmy Fallon last night, Rock replied, "I just heard this the other day: The Mormons, Mitt Romney's crew, they believed black people were the devil 'til 1978! I'm not making...

Spike Lee: Hollywood Clueless About Black People

Sundance speech gets testy

(Newser) - Spike Lee screened his latest film—Red Hook Summer, a quasi-sequel to Do the Right Thing—at the Sundance Film Festival last night, but what really got people talking was the profanity-laden tirade he delivered in the Q&A afterward. The fireworks started when surprise attendee Chris Rock stood up...

Chris Rock Backpedals on Morgan's Anti-Gay Rant

'Tracy Morgan is a tad off,' says Rock, 'we all know that'

(Newser) - Chris Rock is backpedaling after tweeting support for comedian Tracy Morgan, reports the New York Daily News . After Morgan got in trouble for joking that he would stab his son to death if his son were gay last week, Rock initially wrote that he would not "want to live...

Tony Award Nominations Are Out, and Hollywood Got Snubbed
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Tony Awards Snub Hollywood

Daniel Radcliffe, other big names miss out on nominations

(Newser) - Last year's Tony Awards saw a plethora of Hollywood winners— to the annoyance of some —but this year looks to be a different story. Quite a few big names were skipped over when nominations were announced today, most notably former frontrunner Daniel Radcliffe for How to Succeed in ...

Sandler's Grown Ups Tanks
 Sandler's Grown Ups Tanks 
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Sandler's Grown Ups Tanks

Big names of comedy can't save it

(Newser) - Critics are decidedly unimpressed with the Adam Sandler coming-of-age flick Grown Ups, despite (or maybe because of) help from Chris Rock, David Spade, Kevin James, and Rob Schneider.
  • Kyle Smith, New York Post : When Sandler "repeatedly slapped Rob Schneider in the face with a dehydrated banana, I was jealous
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Death at a Funeral Can't Win 'Em All
 Death at a Funeral 
 Can't Win 'Em All 
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Death at a Funeral Can't Win 'Em All

Some critics love offbeat comedy remake, some hate it

(Newser) - Critics are decidedly split on Death at a Funeral, Chris Rock’s remake of a British farce that’s a scant 3 years old. Here’s what they’re saying:
  • Death at a Funeral is proof that a well-made screenplay is indestructible,” writes Ty Burr of the Boston
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Good Hair Has a Few Knots
 Good Hair Has a Few Knots 
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Good Hair Has a Few Knots

Chris Rock shines as interviewer, but social issues get lost in the weave

(Newser) - Chris Rock is a natural and hilarious interviewer, critics agree. But watchers are split on whether the substance of a rather complicated debate shines through in Big Hair, his documentary on black women and their coifs. A sampling:
  • Rock has helped craft a film with "much good feeling and
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Chris Rock Wants to Be Your Black Friend

Comedian lands film that could—or could not—be an insightful look at race relations

(Newser) - Now’s your chance to make Chris Rock your black friend: the comedian will star in Will You Be My Black Friend? The film's based on the GQ article of the same name, chronicling author Devin Friedman’s attempt to diversify his circle of white buddies.

Chris Rock Ridicules Polanski

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Chris Rock Ridicules Polanski

(Newser) - Some of Hollywood's biggest names are lining up behind Roman Polanski, but Chris Rock is not among them. On last night's Jay Leno Show, Rock ridiculed the notion of defending the fugitive filmmaker because of his art. "He made good movies 30 years ago. Even Johnnie Cochran don't have...

Top Saturday Night Live Alums
 Top Saturday Night Live Alums 

Top Saturday Night Live Alums

Stars who made it big after the show

(Newser) - Not all Saturday Night Live alums go on to bigger and better things after leaving the show. Time pronounces the top 10 who did.
  • Will Ferrell has come a long way since those cheerleader sketches. His latest flick, Land of the Lost, opens today (and judging from the reviews, it's
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Madagascar Sequel Not Wildly Different
 Madagascar Sequel 
 Not Wildly Different 
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Madagascar Sequel Not Wildly Different

(Newser) - Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa brings back the on-the-run New York menagerie, and DreamWorks hasn't monkeyed much with the first movie's winning, if slightly tired, formula, say critics. The celebrity-voiced animals' new adventure "is aimed mostly at children and should score a direct hit," Kirk Honeycutt writes in the...

Clintons Cool to Obama After Hillary Snub

Insiders say he wouldn't promise her a Supreme Court seat

(Newser) - Bill and Hillary Clinton are doing little to help elect Barack Obama because the Democratic nominee “balked” at promising Hillary a Supreme Court judgeship, insiders tell the New York Post. “Hillary wants an assurance that if she shows loyalty and goes out there like a good soldier, she...

Hollywood Private-Eye Trial Begins
Hollywood Private-Eye
Trial Begins

Hollywood Private-Eye Trial Begins

Celebs expected to be called in Pellicano racketeering case

(Newser) - The illegal wiretapping and racketeering trial of Hollywood private detective Anthony Pellicano kicked off yesterday with a celebrity-studded witness list that sounds more like a casting call than a legal action, the Guardian reports. Sylvester Stallone, Farrah Fawcett and Chris Rock are among 127 possible prosecution witnesses. Studio heads and...

Stewart Gets 2nd Shot at Oscars
Stewart Gets 2nd Shot at Oscars

Stewart Gets 2nd Shot at Oscars

Political satirist taking his shtick to Hollywood again

(Newser) - "Daily Show" star Jon Stewart is expected to be announced today as the host of Hollywood's next Oscar awards ceremony, his second time at the famous podium, reports the New York Times. Stewart hosted in 2006, swapping political satire for movie parodies, but didn't draw as many viewers as...

Oprah Throws Star Power Behind Obama

Fundraiser at Winfrey's estate pulls $3M for candidate

(Newser) - Oprah Winfrey made her first foray into politics yesterday when she hosted a massive fundraiser for Sen. Barack Obama at her California estate, pulling in an estimated $3 million, a record for the senator. Obama rubbed shoulders with Chris Rock and Whoopi Goldberg; Stevie Wonder performed.  Winfrey told her...

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