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Chris Rock News Archive
#OscarsSoWhite Even The Host Is Pointing It Out — Chris Rock Calls The Event 'The White BET Awards'!
It's funny… because it's true!
Chris Rock released a quick promo clip for the Oscars on Friday evening, and since he's hosting the show this February, you know he's going to have a lot to say about all the news surrounding its total lack of diversity!
Taking to Twitter, the host called the show "the white BET Awards" in a tweet posted alongside a promo vid, which you can check out (below)!!!
Awards season is here!
Unfortunately, we still have to wait a couple days until all the nominees are announced Thursday morning, but the show did release a promo that shows a bunch of this year's top movies.
If the ad is giving us a hint as to which flicks could be nominated, this is great news for Creed, Joy, Trainwreck, Steve Jobs, Star Wars, and more!
Ch-ch-check out the promo for yourself (above) and see all the flicks getting gold buzz!
Chris Rock Responds To Jennifer Lawrence's Gender Discrimination Essay: 'If She Was Black, She'd Really Have Something To Complain About'
Chris Rock is going after Jennifer Lawrence's gender pay inequality essay!
In case you don't remember, two months ago, the Hunger Games starlet penned a poignant piece on actresses getting paid less than their male counterparts.
So, what did the actor have to say about it??
Speaking in a New Yorker profile on Saturday Night Live comedian Leslie Jones, the 50-year-old admitted:
"Black women have the hardest gig in show business. 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."
His statement was in reference to Leslie revealing:
From his work in Parks & Recreation to his roles in films like Step Brothers, Adam Scott is a pretty notable celeb!
But after attending a Taylor Swift concert with his kids, the Krampus actor revealed that his star wattage wasn't as big as he thought!
Scott and his kids got to meet Tay backstage on her 1989 tour, where he stood next to famous faces like Chris Rock and Matt LeBlanc!
But when Tay also called on the Sean O'Pry — the star of her Blank Space video — Scott was a little offended he was left in the dust!
We don't blame him! Watch the actor retell the entire story on Conan (below)!
Chris Rock's Estranged Wife Demands Money For Ntombi Amid Adoption Controversy — Will The Comedian Budge & Send Child Support??
This about to get awkward!
On Wednesday, it was revealed that Chris Rock's estranged wife Malaak is demanding that the comedian continues to financially support the South African child that's lived in their home for YEARS.
As we previously reported, the Everybody Hates Chris creator hasn't seen the tiny tot in over a year as he's only listed his 2 biological daughters, Zahra and Lola, as his own when he filed for divorce. Well one thing is clear — the Top Five actor feels he has ZERO financial responsibility when it comes to Ntombi. Ouch!
Still Miz Rock appears to not accept Chris' disregard for the little girl and has listed Ntombi as a dependent in her own divorce documents. Take that!
Apparently, Malaak claims that the kiddo has been considered "a member of the family and has been
Finally we have an explanation!
On Tuesday, Chris Rock's estranged wife Malaak Compton-Rock, spoke out on claims that she illegally fostered a child from South Africa. Speculation surrounding the four-year-old Ntombi's adoption surfaced during the pair's divorce contentious proceedings.
Unfortunately, Chris is denying any relationship to Ntombi despite living with the girl for seven years. The comedian even went as far to allege that he had no knowledge of how the child entered their family, suggesting that Malaak was deceptive about the arrangement.
Now Compton-Rock's rep is fighting back, saying:
"The tabloid reports are false and outrageous. Malaak has never been contacted about an investigation of any sort. The welfare and livelihood of this child has always been of utmost importance to the entire Rock family. She is in the United States lawfully with the written consent of her biological parents, with whom she continues to have contact."
Hmm, sounds relatively legit!
The source added:
"While Malaak has made strides in the adoption, she understands that intercountry adoption is a long and rigorous process, with checks and balances in both countries essential for the protection of children," the statement adds. "Malaak again appeals for the privacy of her family."
Sheesh. All we can hope is that the adoption is completed smoothy and LEGALLY.
We hate to say we saw this coming!
On Tuesday, DailyMail revealed that Chris Rock is now facing a full criminal investigation surrounding the South African child he raised in his home for seven years without formally adopting her. Whoa.
It's said that an elite unit from the South African police force is looking in to see if the comedian and his estranged wife Malaak took Ntombi out of her home country by not following the proper legal procedure.
As we previously reported, after the couple's relationship to their "foster" daughter was revealed, reports claimed that Miz Rock took the tiny tot back to her birthplace to get a visitor visa every year. Huh?
Still, despite her impending divorce to the Everybody Hates Chris creator, the mother-of-
three two is in the process of adopting the 7-year-old. So what's with the threat of an investigation??
Unfortunately, Ntombi's paperwork has her in the U.S. as a visitor not a prospective adoptee. Of course this highly publicized situation has raised some alarm in the country's Department of Home Affairs — who has enlisted the help of the Hawks police team that handles sensitive cases.
A detective from the task force explained: