After having a blockbuster first season, Fox’s hip-hop drama “Empire” is returning for it’s second season with the addition a quite a few high powered celebrities.
[FLASHBACK: Empire Season 1 Finale Draws Sky High Ratings! Was It Everything You Dreamed?]
Director Lee Daniels offered a sneak peek of the first day of shooting and revealed that comedian/actor Chris Rock will be featured in the first episode.
Season 2’s first episode with be a glimpse into Lucious Lyon’s prison time and reportedly Rock will star as someone from Lyon’s past who is also a prisoner in the same jail.
Both actors were dressed in orange jumpsuits for shooting at Chicago’s Cook County Juvenile Detention Center yesterday and they were also captured in a video snippet, stating:
“My first day was incredible, I worked with the great Terrence Howard,[and] the great Lee Daniels,” the “Top Five” director and star said. “Terence punched him in the stomach by accident.”
“I don’t know if it was an accident, he does have a reputation,” Rock joked, touching a little too close to home regarding Howard’s past.
Singer Tank is also shown in a few of the sneak peek photos taken from the set.
Check out photos + video Daniels shared from Empire Season 2’s first day of shooting below… Continue Reading…
Chris Rock posted a selfie earlier this week to document his experience with police.
Rock posted the photo to his social media accounts early Tuesday, stating:
“Stopped by the cops again wish me luck.”
In the shot, the comedian can be seen behind the wheel of a car with blue police lights shining through his rear window.
While it’s not unusual for celebs and non-celebs alike to document their police stops these days, it seems Rock’s file is expanding since this was his 3rd stop in less than 2 months!
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Chris Rock makes one movie about “Good Hair” and all of a sudden he’s an authority on Black Women and weaves! I guess once he ran his fingers through Oprah’s hair, he was christened as an expert.
[WATCH: Oprah’s “Good Hair” Show with Chris Rock]
Chris recently hit up The Graham Norton Show where he tries to explain to the the two White co-hosts that Michelle Obama has a weave…
Our first lady, pictured above during a recent visit to Detroit’s Wayne State University, appears weave free to me but Chris acts like he has inside info…
When she was running, it was all her hair but now that she has to really be out and about everyday… she’s got like some pieces right along here [motions to top of his head]. She’s got some tracks.
Now Beyonce has a full. It’s what we call a Lacefront.
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I’ve got a ton of pics from the 41st Annual NAACP Image Awards show but this is by far my favorite of them all! Comedian Chris Rock took a moment to grab a handful of “Precious” actress Gabourey Sidibe onstage at the show. It was all in fun and the two shared a few classic memorable photos:
The movie “Precious” won 6 image awards including Best Actress, Best Supporting Actress, Best Director and Outstanding Motion Picture.
CLICK HERE for more images from the 41st annual NAACP Image awards
Chris Rock is never one to hold his tongue. We all know that 1st hand after hearing him say that Oprah resembled a slave during his recent appearance on her show to promote his Good Hair movie. Now Rock is speaking up on behalf of Golf legend Tiger Woods and is holding no punches.
The media has been unapologetic about searching for answers in Tiger’s bizarre accident as speculation grew about Woods rumored love triangle between his wife Elin and a woman named Rachel Uchitel. Most (even I) jumped to the conclusion that Elin wielded a nine-iron after confronting Tiger about the affair but recent reports suggest that it may not have been a domestic situation at all and Woods (who was incoherent at the scene) may have been under the influence of prescription drugs.
Monday night on the red carpet at the Gotham Independent Film Awards in New York a group of reporters asked Rock his take on Tiger Woods’ single-SUV crash expecting him to co-sign with the media spectacle of the case. However, Rock fought back for Tiger in classic Chris Rock fashion:
“I don’t have advice for anybody,” he declared. “Nope. He got in a car accident. What the f*ck!? You guys are the news. You’re supposed to report the news. A guy crashed his car. You’re making up sh*t. So are you reporting the news or are you making the news?”
Great question Chris. I vote for the latter. Check out the full video below: Continue Reading…
Chris Rock has just been hit with a $5 Million dollar lawsuit over his upcoming Good Hair documentary. According to TMZ, Regina Kimbell is accusing Rock of stealing his idea from her 2005 documentary, “My Nappy Roots” and says that she showed him her film back in 2007 on the set of his TV series, “Everybody Hates Chris”. She has since filed suit in U.S. District Court in downtown L.A., and seeks no less than $5 million dollars!
Kimbell’s documentary features celebs who discuss styles like the conk, the Afro, the Jheri curl and dreadlocks while Rock’s film also uses celebs to look at the efforts black women use to get that European look. Check out a snippet from Kimbell’s “My Nappy Hair” below and judge for yourself: Continue Reading…