Even if it weren't the freakin' Oscars, this would now absolutely be must-see TV!
Chris Rock is NOT going to step down from hosting the controversial ceremony despite pressure from some celebs, according to the show's producer.
But he is going to change quite a bit of his material and routine to reflect the #OscarsSoWhite controversy!
Related: John Legend Has A Smart Take On #OscarsSoWhite!
Reginald Hudlin, the producer of the Academy Awards, revealed on Saturday night that the 50-year-old comedian is doing a complete overhaul of his bits, saying:
Melissa Rivers has been a staple at the Oscars ever since she began covering the red carpet back in 1995, so it makes sense that she'd have an opinion on the awards show's latest controversy.
As you're surely aware, the Academy Awards came under fire over the last week after it was revealed that almost all of the nominees this year are white… including every single acting category!
Related: Will Smith Joins Jada Pinkett's Oscars Boycott!
And while that in itself is pretty terrible, Melissa spoke to Us Weekly on Wednesday about how the nominations are just a symptom of a much larger problem, saying:
Is it just us, or is Donald Trump being the reasonable one?!
Everyone in Hollywood is throwing in their two cents about the lack of diversity in the entertainment industry after the Oscars revealed its twenty acting nominees were all-white for the second consecutive year.
Now, the GOP frontrunner is weighing in on the controversy, saying he thinks everyone should be "represented properly!"
Related: Jada Pinkett Smith Responds To Academy President On Oscars Controversy!
Dialing in on Wednesday's Fox & Friends, the presidential candidate said Hollywood's lack of diversity was "really sad" but still dismissed Rev. Al Sharpton's call for a boycott at this year's award show. He said:
"I think it's a tough situation. I think it's really sad. Al is just a guy who wants to get publicity for himself. And I understand him very well."
The 69-year-old then commented on Stacey Dash's interview from earlier in the morning — where she criticized all-black award shows like the BET Awards — and Trump couldn't agree more, saying he "never even thought of it from that standpoint."
Watch the full interview (above) to hear Trump's thoughts on how Oscars host Chris Rock should handle the backlash during the show!
Who needs the Oscars when you can go to a Knicks game?!
On Monday, Spike Lee shared a passionate Instagram post in response to the all-white acting nominees for this year's Academy Awards, in which he explained that he wouldn't be attending the ceremony due to its lack of diversity.
After other high profile celebrities like Jada Pinkett Smith echoed Lee's stance and called for a boycott, the filmmaker made it clear that he's not telling anyone else what to do!
Related: Jada Responds To Academy President's Statement On Lack Of Oscars Diversity!
Speaking on Good Morning America on Wednesday, the Do The Right Thing director said he planned on attending the New York Knicks game in instead of the Oscars on February 28, saying:
The biggest discussion in Hollywood right now is its lack of diversity, in the wake of the revelation that only white actors were nominated for this year's Oscars!
This shocking repeat of last year has caused stars like Spike Lee and Jada Pinkett Smith to call for a boycott at this year's ceremony — even 50 Cent pressured host Chris Rock to quit the event!
While Whoopi Goldberg made no mistake in saying how she was upset about the Oscars' lack of minority nominees, she won't be boycotting the award show out of respect to its host!
Related: George Clooney Weighs In On The #OscarsSoWhite Controversy!
Speaking on Tuesday's The View, the Oscar-winner said:
The heat is on for Chris Rock!
Celebs and entertainers from around the industry are putting pressure on him NOT to host the Oscars in February due to a lack of non-white nominees in major acting categories!
This all comes after actress Jada Pinkett Smith announced she was going to boycott the Academy Awards, joining filmmaker Spike Lee who earlier made HIS decision not to support the Academy in any way!
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Rock himself took a shot at the award show over the weekend, but joking about it isn't enough for some.
Rapper 50 Cent is now specifically calling on Rock to step away from the ceremony!
In an Instagram post on Tuesday morning, the Get Rich Or Die Tryin' rapper — who has come under his own heavy IG controversy recently — calls out the comedian (below):