Chris Rock - the best personalized free web-based Email en en Chris Rock Jimmy Kimmel set to return as host for 90th Oscars LOS ANGELES (AP) — Despite his jokes that he'll never get asked back after the historic envelope flub at this year's Academy Awards, Jimmy Kimmel is set to host the Oscars once more. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences on Tuesday said Kimmel will return for the 90th Oscars with producers Michael De Luca and Jennifer Todd, the team behind this year's ceremony. ... Tue, 16 May 2017 19:33:00 GMT 2017-05-16T19:33:00Z Comedian Charlie Murphy, brother of Eddie, dies at 57 NEW YORK (AP) — Charlie Murphy, the older brother of Eddie Murphy and a comic performer in his own right who turned encounters with Rick James and Prince into standout sketches on "Chappelle's Show," has died. He was 57. Murphy died Wednesday in New York of leukemia, according to his representative, Domenick Nati. He was perhaps best-known for his appeara... Wed, 12 Apr 2017 21:38:00 GMT 2017-04-12T21:38:00Z Reaction to the death of insult comedy legend Don Rickles Reaction to the death of comedy legend Don Rickles: "He was the love of my life. Don Rickles is funnier right now in death than most comics are in life." — Chris Rock via Twitter. "He was so beloved by everyone. To be insulted by him was the greatest honor. Having the privilege to know him a bit personally, I can tell... Fri, 07 Apr 2017 00:01:00 GMT 2017-04-07T00:01:00Z Don Rickles, king of insult comedy, dies at 90 LOS ANGELES (AP) — Don Rickles, the big-mouthed, bald-headed "Mr. Warmth" whose verbal assaults endeared him to audiences and peers and made him the acknowledged grandmaster of insult comedy, died Thursday. He was 90. Rickles, who would have been 91 on May 8, suffered kidney failure and died Thursday morning at his home, said Paul Shefrin, his longtime pu... Thu, 06 Apr 2017 20:56:00 GMT 2017-04-06T20:56:00Z Song and dance, protest and politics to mingle at Oscars LOS ANGELES (AP) — The 89th Academy Awards show promises to be equal parts pomp and politics. The only thing expected to take the stage more often than the frothy front-runner "La La Land" at Sunday's ceremony is protest (and probably some punchlines) over the policies of President Donald Trump. For largely liberal Hollywood, his election has proven a rallying cause-celebre ... Sun, 26 Feb 2017 00:13:00 GMT 2017-02-26T00:13:00Z Oscars look to 'La La Land,' host Kimmel for ratings boost LOS ANGELES (AP) — If the Oscars had doubled down on nominating films with actors named Ryan, the ceremony's chances for a ratings bounce might be as likely as host Jimmy Kimmel's Trump jokes. Saluting a blockbuster like Ryan Reynolds' "Deadpool" is the surest way to lure viewers. But there's optimism afoot that the Ryan Gosling-Emma Stone charmer "La La Land," combined with... Wed, 22 Feb 2017 23:40:00 GMT 2017-02-22T23:40:00Z In 'I Am Not Your Negro,' fire of Baldwin's words burns anew NEW YORK (AP) — One of the surest ways to see the power and relevance of James Baldwin's words today would be to look at some of the signs of recent protesters. "If I love you I must make you conscious of things you do not see," read one. "The only way to be really despicable is to be contemptuous of other people's pain," read another. Or you could see Ra... Wed, 01 Feb 2017 21:59:00 GMT 2017-02-01T21:59:00Z Oscars change their tune with 'La La Land,' diverse nominees History was made across Tuesday's 89th annual Academy Awards nominations, where the retro musical "La La Land" reaped a record-tying 14 nominations and a wave of African-American films, led by the luminous coming-of-age portrait "Moonlight," resoundingly toppled two straight years of "so white" Oscars. The twin forces — Damien Chazelle's candy-colored lov... Tue, 24 Jan 2017 22:44:00 GMT 2017-01-24T22:44:00Z Westbrook gets 15th triple-double, Thunder top Heat 106-94 MIAMI (AP) — Russell Westbrook took a charge in the final minutes with the outcome already decided, was diving for loose balls and grabbed more defensive rebounds than any four Miami Heat players did combined. Forget the triple-double. It was everything else that had Heat coach Erik Spoelstra marveling. Westbrook scored 29 points, grabbed 17 rebounds — al... Wed, 28 Dec 2016 03:55:00 GMT 2016-12-28T03:55:00Z Comedian Ricky Harris from "Everybody Hates Chris" dies LOS ANGELES (AP) — Comedian and actor Ricky Harris, who had a recurring role in Chris Rock's "Everybody Hates Chris" sitcom and voiced several characters that appeared in Hip Hop albums, died Monday. He was 54. A cause was not immediately available but Harris' manager, Cindy Ambers, said the comedian suffered a heart attack two years ago, according to the... Tue, 27 Dec 2016 14:25:00 GMT 2016-12-27T14:25:00Z Warriors rout Clippers 115-98 for 7th straight win over LA LOS ANGELES (AP) — Golden State lacked its usual outside shooting touch. The Warriors still had an easy time with the Clippers. Klay Thompson scored 24 points, Draymond Green added 22 points and the Warriors won 115-98 Wednesday night for their seventh straight victory over Los Angeles. Stephen Curry had 19 points for Golden State, and ... Thu, 08 Dec 2016 07:27:00 GMT 2016-12-08T07:27:00Z Jimmy Kimmel to host Academy Awards NEW YORK (AP) — The Oscars finally have a host: Jimmy Kimmel will emcee the 89th Academy Awards. The late-night host will be presiding over the ceremony for the first time. Kimmel has been a regular awards host, having twice previously hosted the Emmy Awards (including its broadcast in September) and once led ESPN's ESPY Awards. The sel... Mon, 05 Dec 2016 19:20:00 GMT 2016-12-05T19:20:00Z Madonna raises $7.5M for Malawi, slams Trump in Miami show MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Madonna kissed Ariana Grande, repeatedly criticized President elect Donald Trump and said she was ashamed to be an American in a magnetic performance in Miami on Friday night where she raised more than $7.5 million for the African nation of Malawi. The Material Girl dug deep into her personal treasures, auctioning off pieces from ... Sat, 03 Dec 2016 12:09:00 GMT 2016-12-03T12:09:00Z