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Chris Rock To Host 2014 BET Awards

Not everybody hates Chris.

BET announced on Wednesday (May 14) that comedian Chris Rock will serve as host to its 2014 BET Awards.

“We’ve been trying to make this happen for a VERY long while, and we’re ecstatic that Chris Rock will be the host of the BET Awards for the first time,” said Stephen Hill, president of Music Programming and Specials at BET in a statement. “Mr. Rock is a comedic genius with a rapier wit who is a keen observer of pop culture.”

Rosario Dawson is pretty in purple as she joins Chris Rock to re-shoot scenes for new comedy Finally Famous

He plays a comedian striving to become a 'serious' actor, while she plays an intelligent and beautiful journalist.

And their on-screen chemistry was obvious when Chris Rock and Rosario Dawson met in New York on Friday to re-shoot scenes for their upcoming comedy Finally Famous.

The movie is written and directed by 49-year-old Rock and shooting originally began in June 2013.

The pair took the re-shoot in their stride joining co-star J.B. Smoove on the Big Apple set.

Bill Hader, Chris Rock, Patrick Stewart & More to Present at the 'American Comedy Awards' Thursday, May 8 on NBC

NBC and Don Mischer Productions announced today the presenters for the “American Comedy Awards,” airing Thursday, May 8 (9-11 p.m. ET/PT) on NBC.

Chris Rock will present the Johnny Carson Award for Comedic Excellence to Bill Cosby. Other presenters include Scott Aukerman, Lake Bell, Mike Birbiglia, Hannibal Buress, Andy Daly, Billy Eichner, Bill Hader, John Hodgman, Johnny Knoxville, Leslie Mann, Stephen Merchant, Adam Pally, Aubrey Plaza, Timothy Simons, JB Smoove, Patrick Stewart and Matt Walsh.

Chris Rock Hints At Stand-Up Return

The last time we saw Chris Rock on a stand-up tour was back in 2008 for his  Kill The Messenger  HBO special. Now we might get a chance to catch him back on stage with his newest material soon. With talk that he and Dave Chappelle were possibly looking at touring together over the last year, Chris recently added  fuel to the talks of his return. Last week he stopped by New Jersey’s Stress Factory comedy club to headline a couple shows which included comedians Leslie Jones, Hannibal Buress and Ardie Fuqua.

Chris Rock packs local New Brunswick comedy club during Thursday night show

“We’re in New Brunswick. You’re here by choice. Why are you in New Brunswick by choice?” Chris Rock said to start his stand-up act last night.

“But at least we’re not in Camden.”

The legendary comedian debuted an hour and a half set to a packed house at The Stress Factory Comedy Club to prepare for an upcoming tour. The show was announced just after midnight on Wednesday and comes on the heels of four shows at the club last weekend.

Chris Rock, Kings of Leon join roster of Brad Pitt's Make It Right gala in New Orleans

Comedian Chris Rock will host the Make It Right foundation’s star-studded fundraising gala at the Sugar Mill on Convention Center Boulevard on May 17, 2014, organizers announced. Also, Kings of Leon – who recently headlined the Smoothie King Center – have joined a roster of performers that includes Bruno Mars.

Brad Pitt, the co-founder of Make It Right, is also scheduled to be in attendance.

Chris Rock killed it at New Brunswick's Stress Factory this weekend

Ticket holders for comic Joe Matarese woke up to an email Friday morning that read 'Event Cancelled.' The email went on to explain why: Chris Rock was dropping in for 2 shows that night and 2 shows Saturday night at The Stress Factory. Matarese ticket holders could call the club at 10 AM if they wanted to upgrade and continue to attend with Rock as the headliner.

CBS missed a chance at history by picking a white guy to replace David Letterman

Stephen Colbert is great and all, but our columnist says history is on the side of women, blacks.

CBS would have made history by choosing Chris Rock to replace David Letterman. CBS had a chance to make history but chose to play it safe instead. With Steven Colbert set to replace David Letterman next year, late night television will remain an all-white boys club. The network could’ve hired Ellen DeGeneres, Tina Fey, Chris Rock or dozens of other funny, smart females and people of color to replace Letterman.

How Chris Rock and Ice-T Inspired Jay Z's '99 Problems'

Rick Rubin claims chorus was entirely the comedian's idea

More than a decade after Jay Z released his ubiquitous hit "99 Problems" – the third single from his 2003 "farewell" release, The Black Album – the track's producer, Rick Rubin, has revealed the role that comedian Chris Rock played in its creation. The chorus, he told New York, was an idea Rock took from a 1993 Ice-T song also called "99 Problems."

Gabrielle Union to Star in Chris Rock Dramedy, ‘Finally Famous’

Comedian and Actor Chris Rock has solicited Gabrielle Union to star in his new film, Finally Famous. The actress will play Erica Long, “a popular reality TV star eager to be more famous”. Rock, who wrote and directed the film, plays Andre Allen, a comedian-turned-film-star itching to be taken seriously by his peers in the acting world. Sounds like the typical story line until you find out he’s also a recovering alcoholic who owes his sobriety to his fiancée.

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