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Tom Cruise vs. Chris Rock and Joshua Jackson (VIDEO)

by Oliver Miller, posted Jun 7th 2010 12:50AM
Tom Cruise vs. Chris Rock and Joshua JacksonA few weeks ago, Tom Cruise, Katie Holmes, Joshua Jackson and Chris Rock all showed up at the National Movie Awards in England. According to unconfirmed rumors, there was a little friction between Cruise and Jackson -- because Josh used to date Tom's current wife Katie Holmes. Now, on 'The Graham Norton Show' (Sat., 10PM ET on BBC America), two of the participants discuss the controversy.

Supposedly, Tom wanted his wife kept far, far away from ex-boyfriend Jackson. In this clip, Josh and Chris Rock don't exactly address that issue -- though they do touch on the apparent strangeness of Tom Cruise.

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Chris Rock on Cursing in Front of His Parents (VIDEO)

by Donald Deane, posted Apr 22nd 2010 12:30PM
Fans of Chris Rock know the actor/comedian has no problem working blue. And yet, Rock keeps his potty mouth in check in front of his parents, he said on 'The Rachael Ray Show' (weekdays, syndicated).

Rock said he never uses profanity around his mother or father because they never cursed at home. Still, if his parents happen to be in the audience while he's performing stand-up, they should expect a blue streak like everyone else. Said Rock, "When they're in an audience, yeah, well. How else is their mortgage going to get paid?"

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Chris Rock Explains Funeral Differences on 'Late Night' (VIDEO)

by Aimee Deeken, posted Apr 16th 2010 4:08AM
Chris Rock on 'Late Night with Jimmy Fallon'The different ways we honor those who've passed away can't be explained culturally or racially -- it's down to economics. That's what Chris Rock explained to Jimmy Fallon on 'Late Night' (weeknights, 12:37AM ET on NBC). "Black funerals and white funerals are pretty much the same. [But] rich people get buried a day, two days after they die because the money's there," said Rock. What if you're not rich?

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Chris Rock Wants Regis Philbin's Job (VIDEO)

by Donald Deane, posted Apr 15th 2010 12:30PM
Regis Philbin better watch out, because it seems that Chris Rock may have his eye on Philbin's job as the co-host of 'Live With Regis and Kelly' (weekdays, syndicated).

While discussing Rock's decision to end 'The Chris Rock Show,' which ran from 1997 to 2000, Philbin jokingly wonders aloud whether it's time to end his own talk show career. Rock then kids Philbin that he sees an opportunity in this.

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Chris Rock Talks About the David Letterman Sex Scandal (VIDEO)

by Oliver Miller, posted Apr 8th 2010 4:05AM
Chris Rock on the David Letterman Sex ScandalComedian Chris Rock appeared on 'Late Show with David Letterman' (weeknights, 11:35PM ET on CBS) and discussed -- of all things -- the sex scandal involving Letterman and several of his female employees. Unfortunately, Letterman seemed sick, having lost his voice, and wasn't as quick with the comebacks as he usually would have been.

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Chris Rock Pokes Fun at Oprah's Baby Picture (VIDEO)

by Elizabeth Chan, posted Dec 3rd 2009 11:08AM
Chris Rock on the Oprah Winfrey ShowChris Rock made an appearance on the 'Oprah Winfrey Show' to promote his latest documentary, 'Good Hair.' The documentary is about the struggles of black women and their hair, and Oprah admits that she is no stranger to the topic by presenting the photographic evidence on her show.

Only Chris Rock can get away with what he says to Oprah after seeing her baby picture, which had the audience -- and the daytime queen herself -- rolling with laughter.

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Chris Rock has a Merry Madagascar with the family

by Nick Zaino, posted Nov 16th 2009 10:02AM
Chris Rock Merry MadagascarChris Rock has the kind of status as a comedian that allows him to work on any project he wants. He produced the documentary Good Hair, he's writing a book, and he has been working on back-to-back film shoots.

Tuesday at 8 PM on NBC, you'll hear his voice in Merry Madagascar, playing Marty the zebra for the third time, along with returning regulars Ben Stiller, David Schwimmer, and Jada Pinkett Smith. He's confident it's not the last time he'll voice Marty, either, with Madagascar 3 in the works.

So why does a guy who can do anything he wants spend time in front of a microphone pretending to be a cartoon animal?

"Money," he says jokingly, speaking on a conference call on Wednesday. "No, no they're good. You realize as you get longer in this business, the only thing that keeps you working is doing good stuff. You know, I mean the box office is great, too, but if people don't like what you do the moment the box office isn't fair, they don't want to work with you anymore."

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Bill Cosby awarded Mark Twain Prize

by Danny Gallagher, posted Oct 27th 2009 9:03AM
Bill Cosby: HimselfOne of America's greatest TV icons has been officially recognized as one of its greatest humorists. Yes, he's still one of the greatest TV icons, but giving him another honor for his work in TV is like giving Jay Leno a free car.

Bill Cosby received the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor on Monday at the Kennedy Center.

The event, set for broadcast on PBS on Nov. 4., featured presentations and words from comedy notables such as Chris Rock and Jerry Seinfeld. It also featured a Cosby Show reunion of sorts with Phylicia Rashad and Malcolm-Jamal Warner. It's a good thing Dr. Huxtable didn't take his boy out of the world after all.

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What to Watch: October 19 - 25

by Stephanie Earp, posted Oct 19th 2009 2:02AM

Peak Season (October 19, 10 pm, MTV)

This new doc series premieres tonight, with an introduction to most of the major players in the snowy soap. Cameras follow a group of kids - in their early 20s, as is the case up in Whistler - who work the slopes and bars in Whistler as they get together and break up. It's like 'The Hills' on ice.

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Right now on Cinematical

by Kona Gallagher, posted Oct 10th 2009 10:30AM
cinematicalThe folks at our sister site Cinematical are working hard to give you news and reviews of the best -- and worst -- the silver screen has to offer. Here are some of their musings on the latest blockbusters, indies, and everything in between:

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The Jay Leno Show: Chris Rock

by Danny Gallagher, posted Oct 2nd 2009 3:35AM
Chris Rock with Jay Leno
Jay Leno's sit-down with Chris Rock on Thursday's show felt like it didn't really need Jay. Chris was just doing his act, which is fine since he's a comedian. If Joe the Plumber was just doing his stand-up act on Jay's chairs, that would be another story, and quite possibly another universe.

But as another great talk show producer once said, "A host with less talent would have interrupted him."

Rock's comedy was on the money, an expected bit of entertainment from a man who knows more about comedy and writing than you or I ever will. His bit about recently arrested film director Roman Polanski was particularly funny, especially since it's starting to become "The Michael Jackson Death Coverage 2: Electric Bugaloo" on the press. That's what late night is supposed to do: soften the blows the real world brings.

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5 Questions With: Chris Rock

by Kim Potts, posted Jan 20th 2009 6:00AM
"The first black president ... it's a lot of pressure. On the one hand, that's the job you want. On the other hand, it'll be a lot easier to be the third black president."

Emmy- and Grammy-winning comedian Chris Rock has been a busy man -- as well as reprising his role as Marty the zebra in last summer's 'Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa' and just signing a deal to pen his second humor book, the actor's in the midst of his fourth season as narrator and exec producer of 'Everybody Hates Chris.'

On top of all that, this week marks the DVD release of his fifth HBO comedy special, 'Kill the Messenger' -- a seamless merging of three of the comedian's 2008 standup performances in Harlem, London and Johannesburg, South Africa.

Rock, one of Time magazine's 100 most influential people in 2008, talked to AOL TV about 'Messenger' and about his upcoming book, his creative process and whether or not President Barack Obama will prove to be a source of comedic fodder for the next four years.

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Billy Crystal named host of Make 'Em Laugh

by Kristin Sample, posted Jul 16th 2008 7:57PM
Thirteen/WNET and Ghost Light films named Billy Crystal host of the new documentary series Make 'Em Laugh: The Funny Business of America. The six-hour documentary, which will air in January 2009, will explore the tropes of American comedy and chronicle its evolution.

The comedian will appear in the opening of each episode and introduce viewers to the funniest moments in American entertainment. Some of the comedic talents that will be featured include: Charlie Chaplin, Jack Benny, Abbott & Costello, Lucille Ball, Carol Burnett, Sid Caesar, Anne Beatts, Woody Allen, Larry Wilmore, George Carlin, Richard Pryor, Richard Lewis, Jon Stewart, and Chris Rock.

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Chris Rock to do his fifth HBO special in September - TCA Report

by Kristin Sample, posted Jul 10th 2008 7:23PM
Chris Rock on HBOChris Rock is returning to HBO! The network announced today at TCA that the comedian would premiere his fifth stand-up special this fall. The special will feature footage from three locations: South Africa's Carnival City Casino, New York's Apollo Theater, and the Carling Apollo Hammersmith in London. Of the return to HBO, Chris Rock says, "I wanted to do that type of stand-up special that I've never seen before, and the only place that I could see doing that is at HBO. I love HBO because they want to take chances."

Also of note is that Rock set the Guinness World Record on the No Apologies Tour by playing to crowds of 15,900 at Greenwich's O2 venue. That's the largest audience for stand-up comedy performance in British history.

I'm psyched that Chris Rock will be returning to HBO. He's on the few comedians whose performance I can watch from beginning to end and not get bored. Ever.

Chris Rock: Kill the Messenger will debut on Saturday, September 27th at 9:00 p.m. ET / PT on HBO.

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Who is the funniest person in America?

by Bob Sassone, posted Jun 6th 2008 11:07AM

Stone and ParkerWhen you think of funny people in America, who do you immediately think of? Stephen Colbert? Robin Williams? Chris Rock? Matt Stone and Trey Parker? How about David Letterman or Dane Cook?

Some of the people above are on Entertainment Weekly's list of the 25 funniest people in America (two of the people above aren't on the list, nor should they be!). Some of the choices are downright baffling (as usual for these lists): Augustun Burroughs? Please. Diablo Cody? Good writer, but one of the funniest in the country based on Juno? But it's good to see the Sedarises on there (both David and Amy), as well as people like Tina Fey and Demetri Martin. There are even two current cast members of Saturday Night Live on the list. Can you guess who they are?

Once you read the list, you can go into the comments and say "why the hell is _________ on the list?!?"

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