Sunday, May 26, 2024

Chris Rock Says Almost Nothing About Will Smith Punch, Every Outlet Reports it As a Major Scoop


LOL. This is funnier than anything Chris Rock is saying tonight at the Wilbur Theater in Boston.

Rock came out on stage for his first of several shows where media has lined up like crazy and tickets sold out fast at high prices.

Everyone wants to know what he thought of being punched on Sunday’s Oscars by Will Smith.

This is what he said: “I’m still processing what happened.” That’s the headline. And now I’m indundated with Tweets and messages from every media outlet claiming exclusives. “Chris Rock Speaks!”

How lame.

Earlier today, Jada Pinkett posted one line on Instagram and the same thing happened. She wrote: “This is a season for healing and I’m here for it.”

What kind of bunk is that? Yet, they all picked it up like it was the 11th commandment issued by Moses. Again. “Jada Opens Up.”  I love it when people “open up.” It’s such a stupid expression. It means nothing It’s like “So and so movie starlet stuns on red carpet.” If they really stunned someone, that person would be on the red carpet!

So Jada and now Chris Rock have said about five words each and people all over the world are clicking on “Breaking News.”


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Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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