Chris Rock Takes Swipe At Will & Jada Smith At The Oscars

Jada Pinkett-Smith started the 2016 Oscars boycott after her husband Will Smith was snubbed. You would think the host, a black man, Chris Rock, would support his own people…lol…but last night he took a swipe and Jada and Will. He said;

‘It’s not fair that Will Smith was this good in ‘Concussion and didn’t get nominated. It’s also not fair that Will was paid $20 million for ‘Wild Wild West!’, was one of Rock’s first zingers aimed at the Hollywood power couple.”

Then about Jada Pinkett-Smith, Chris Rock said;

‘What happened this year? Jada’s going to boycott the Oscars. Jada boycotting the Oscars is like me boycotting Rihanna’s panties. I wasn’t invited! ‘It’s not an invitation I would turn down.’

Other things he said below…

“You realize if they nominated hosts, I wouldn’t even get this job. You’d be watching Neil Patrick Harris right now,’

‘It’s the 88th Academy Awards, which means this whole no black nominees thing has happened at least 71 other times,’
Speaking on why the furor over diversity in the industry was an issue today rather than in the 1950s or 1960s, Chris Rock said black Americans had bigger issues to worry about then.
‘Because we had real things to protest at the time. We were too busy being raped and lynched to care about who won best cinematographer.’
‘When your grandmother is swinging from a tree, it’s really hard to care about best documentary foreign short.’
Chris then told a true story that involved President Barack Obama.
‘I was at a fundraiser for president Obama, a lot of you were there … It’s all of Hollywood and there were four black people there: me, Quincy Jones, Russell Simmons, Questlove. The usual suspects,’
‘At some point you get to take a picture with the president. As they’re setting up the picture you get a little moment with the president. I’m like, ‘Mr. President, you see all these writers producers and actors, they don’t hire black people – and they’re the nicest white people on Earth. They’re liberals!’
Later he talked about racism in Hollywood
‘Everyone wants to know in the world, is Hollywood racist? Is it ‘burning cross racist’? No. Is it ‘fetch me some lemonade racist’? No. It’s a different type of racist…. Hollywood is ‘sorority racist.’ It’s like, we like you Rhonda, but you’re not a Kappa.’

Though Separated, Chris Rocks’ Wife Wants Chris To Keep Supporting Adopted Child

Chris Rock’s estranged wife is calling him out in legal docs, demanding he continue supporting the 7-year-old South African girl they raised — even if she’s not legally their child.

In Malaak’s divorce docs, which TMZ obtained, she listed the 2 daughters she and Chris had together, Zahra and Lola, but also lumps in Ntombi as a dependent. Malaak says she’s been raised “as a member of the family and has been solely supported by [Chris and Malaak].”

What’s interesting is when Chris filed his divorce petition, he only mentioned Zahra and Lola … implying he has zero financial responsibility for Ntombi. But Malaak’s point is clear — Chris has always supported Ntombi as his daughter, so he needs to continue doing so.

Ntombi still lives in the U.S. under a visitor visa, but was never legally adopted by Chris or Malaak.

Chris Rock Confirmed To Host The Oscars

Chris Rock has been confirmed as host of the 88th Academy Awards, producers David Hill and Reginald Hudlin announced on Wednesday.

Variety reported on Tuesday that the comedian was in serious talks to return to the awards show. He previously hosted the Oscars in 2005.

“I’m so glad to be hosting the Oscars,” said Rock in a statement. “It’s great to be back.”

more to come…

Chris Rock Slams ‘Racist’ Hollywood

Chris Rock has slammed the “slave state” of Mexicans in Hollywood and questioned why so few black women are considered for roles in film and television.

In an essay for The Hollywood Reporter, the American performer said black actors are frequently overlooked. 

“When it comes to casting, Hollywood pretty much decides to cast a black guy or they don’t,” wrote the former Saturday Night Live cast member, whose work spans stage, film and television.

Chris Rock speaks out against racism in Hollywood, saying: 'We're never in the mix.'Chris Rock speaks out against racism in Hollywood, saying: ‘We’re never in the mix.’ Photo: Reuters

“We’re never ‘in the mix’. When there’s a hot part in town and the guys are reading for it, that’s just what happens. It was never like, ‘Is it going to be Ryan Gosling or Chiwetel Ejiofor for Fifty Shades of Grey?’ And you know, black people f—, too. White women actually want to f— black guys, sometimes more than white guys.”

Rock also uses casting rumours about the second season of True Detective to illustrate his point about black women. 

“I never heard anyone go, ‘Is it going to be Amy Adams or Gabrielle Union?’ for that show,” he said. 

“I didn’t hear one black girl’s name on those lists. Not one. Literally everyone in town was up for that part, unless you were black. And I haven’t read the script, but something tells me if Gabrielle Union were Colin Farrell’s wife, it wouldn’t change a thing. 

“And there are almost no black women in film. You can go to whole movies and not see one black woman. They will throw a black guy a bone. OK, here’s a black guy. But is there a single black woman in Interstellar? Or Gone Girl? Birdman? The Purge? Neighbours? I’m not sure there are. I don’t remember them.

“I go to the movies almost every week, and I can go a month and not see a black woman having an actual speaking part in a movie. That’s the truth.”

Rock described Hollywood as “a white industry, just as the NBA is a black industry – I’m not even saying it’s a bad thing; it just is”. 

But he claimed that while it is “the most liberal town in the world”, it harbours racism. 

“Not racist like, ‘F— you, ni—-,’ racist, but just an acceptance that there’s a slave state in LA. There’s an acceptance that Mexicans are going to take care of white people in LA that doesn’t exist anywhere else. 

“You’re telling me no Mexicans are qualified to do anything at a studio? Really? Nothing but mop up?”

He adds that there is “probably a Mexican David Geffen” mopping the floors “who’s never going to be given a shot”. 

The essay follows a recent interview with New York magazine, in which Rock describes the notions of American race relations and racial progress as “nonsense”. 

“To say Obama is progress is saying that he’s the first black person that is qualified to be president,” he said. 

“That’s not black progress. That’s white progress. There’s been black people qualified to be president for hundreds of years.

“You know, my kids are smart, educated, beautiful, polite children. There have been smart, educated, beautiful, polite black children for hundreds of years. The advantage that my children have is that my children are encountering the nicest white people that America has ever produced. Let’s hope America keeps producing nicer white people.”