There's nothing like a little manufactured controversy to get people talking about a stodgy old awards show. According to the Drudge Report, some unnamed Academy members are calling for Chris Rock to be removed as Oscar host after he labeled awards shows "idiotic," not to mention the bane of every straight black man's existence. "What straight black man sits there and watches the Oscars?" Rock asked Entertainment Weekly. "Show me one." (Star Jones' hubby, perhaps?) Naturally, Oscar producer Gil Cates is shrugging off the whole thing, saying Rock's comments were meant to be "humorous digs at a show that some people, obviously including Chris himself, think may be a bit too stuffy. The Academy has heard no grumbling from its members and has no intention of even suggesting that Chris step aside."
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