Good Hair Debuts At Toronto Film Festival

Chris Rock brings his comic insights to this Mavericks conversation, highlighting his new documentary, Good Hair, and branching out in spontaneous directions. Rock is never short on opinions, delivered in his unmistakable rasp. In Good Hair (playing separately at the Festival), he focuses on the commerce and creativity behind African American hairstyles, unpacking a lot of cultural baggage that all of us carry, whether our hair is straight or curly.

4 Emmy Nominations for Chris!

Congratulations go out to Chris on his 4 Emmy Nominations. His new stand up special "Kill the Messenger" has been nominated for:

- Outstanding Picture Editing For A Special (Single Or Multi-Camera)

- Outstanding Variety, Music Or Comedy Special

- Outstanding Writing For A Variety, Music Or Comedy Special

And "Everybody Hates Chris" was nominated for:

- Outstanding Cinematography For A Half-Hour Series

The Emmy's will air on CBS, September 20th at 8/7 central.

Madagascar 2 Wins Kids Choice Award!

Madagascar 2: Escape 2 Africa was awarded "Favorite Animated Movie" at the 2009 Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Award this past weekend. In addition, Nick Magazine also has a short interview with Chris which can be read here. Madagascar 2: Escape 2 Africa is now available on DVD.

Death At A Funeral

Tracy Morgan and Martin Lawrence are joining Chris Rock in Screen Gems and Sidney Kimmel Entertainment's remake of "Death at a Funeral." Also joining the cast are Loretta Devine, Ron Glass, Danny Glover, Regina Hall, James Marsden, Zoe Saldana and Columbus Short. Neil LaBute is directing the ensemble comedy in which a funeral ceremony turns into a debacle of misplaced cadavers and family secrets. When things can't get any worse, a man arrives saying he's the dead man's gay lover and threatens blackmail.

Chris Rock Signs Book Deal

Chris Rock has signed a new book deal with Grand Central Publishing. Grand Central Publishing says Rock's new book, not yet titled, will be full of "comedic observations." It's tentatively scheduled for release next year. Chris' last book "Rock This!" was published in 1997.

Chris Rock Reunites With Adam Sandler

Chris Rock has joined the cast of a new untitled Adam Sandler movie. The film will star Rock, Sandler, Kevin James, Rob Schneider and David Spade. The high-concept comedy was written by Sandler and longtime collaborator Fred Wolf ("Dickie Roberts: Former Child Star") and centers on five best friends from high school who reunite 30 years later on a Fourth of July weekend. Production on the untitled Sandler comedy is expected to begin this summer in time for a 2010 release.

Wall Street Journal Review of "Good Hair"

Making a documentary film about hair was an unusual choice for Chris Rock, the performer best known for his stand-up comedy, hit television series "Everybody Hates Chris" and big-screen acting roles in films such as "Lethal Weapon 4." Click here to read the rest of the article. Sundance wrap-up

This morning, at 8:30am, as everyone was buzzing about the Oscar nominations, I went to see Chris Rock"™s hilarious documentary Good Hair. "Utah has been very good to me," Rock tells me. "At first Sundance scared me because it"™s so white and this movie is about black girls"™ hair. I thought originally Cannes would be a better venue because the film also has a gay esthetic, but it"™s been amazing here, just amazing." Indeed Rock has had a very good Sundance.

Official "Good Hair" Sundance Page

Check out the official Sundance page for Chris' new film "Good Hair". The film was awarded a Special Jury Prize for U.S. Documentary. Click here to check out the page.

Interview with G4TV

It's not often that we speak with a bona fide comic legend, but Chris Rock fits those shoes. You've seen Rock's starring roles in movies like New Jack City and Madagasca; his TV show, Everybody Hates Chris; or hosting the Academy Awards. But Rock is best known as one of the greatest stand up comics who has ever graced the Laugh Factory. Rock's latest DVD, Chris Rock: Kill the Messenger is out now and proves that comedy is universal. The DVD was cut together from shows shot in three cities, London, New York and Johannesburg.

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