He’s never been one to hold his tongue, and Chris Rock marveled at the fact that Lamar Odom somehow turned a drug-fueled sex romp at a whorehouse into a marriage-saving moment.
The “Grown Ups” star, who was announced as the host of the 2016 Oscars earlier this week, posted a message via Twitter that said, “Here’s to Lamar Odom on being the first guy in history to have coke and hookers save his marriage,” adding, “Stay strong Lamar.” Chris was referring to the fact that Odom and his estranged wife Khloe Kardashian decided not to get divorced after all.
It’s been over a decade since he hosted the 2005 Academy Awards, and now Chris Rock is said to be on the short list of emcees for the 2016 Oscars.
According to industry insiders, the “Everybody Hates Chris” creator is the favorite to follow-up Neil Patrick Harris’ dismal showing in 2015, which saw a 16% decline in ratings and the lowest viewership in six years.
They’ve been married for almost two decades, however Chris Rock and his wife Malaak Compton-Rock have decided to call it quits.Per a statement from the “Top Five” star’s lawyer, “Chris Rock has filed for divorce from his wife, Malaak, This is a personal matter and Chris requests privacy as he and Malaak work through this process and focus on their family.”
Ms. Compton-Rock also told press, “After much contemplation and 19 years of marriage, Chris and I have decided to go our separate ways. Being fortunate enough to lead a life of service by working with those most vulnerable makes me well aware of life’s blessings, even when faced with difficulties.”
He has a reputation for being outspoken, and when Chris Rock penned an essay for The Hollywood Reporter on what it’s like to be black in the entertainment industry, he didn’t hold back.
The popular comedian explained, "I don't look at it as even being political. I'm just stating the facts. I'm not trying to be political at all, that's (Jon) Stewart, that's (Bill) Maher, that's, you know, not me.”
With a host like Chris Rock, there is sure to be some hilarious humor thrown around and tonight's (June 29) 2014 BET Awards were no exception.
The 49-year-old funnyman kicked off the evening in Los Angeles with a jab at notoriously racist LA Clippers owner, Donald Sterling. "An 83-year-old white man doesn't like black people. Is that news? Come on!"
This will be the first time the “Everybody Hates Chris” star has hosted the award show. Stephen Hill president of Music Programming and Specials at BET stated, “Mr. Rock is a comedic genius with a rapier wit who is a keen observer of pop culture.”