Skip to comments.After Attacking Camerawoman, Chris Rock Lawyers Up
Posted on 03/15/2012 10:38:05 PM PDT by Nachum
I have to tweak, just a little bit, this Hollywood Reporter article written by Paul Bond -- one of the good guys. The repeated use of the word "allegedly" in the face of, uhm, video makes me laugh.
But not as hard as I'm laughing at Chris Rock, who is every inch the badass -- you know, as long as his bodyguards and lawyers are around.
Yes, Mr. 1% -- who, uhm, "allegedly" attacked a petite camerawoman as opposed to the actual MAN who asked him an inconvenient question, is now lawyering up instead of handling this like an adult:
Rock allegedly reacted to the man by snatching away his video camera, which was being operated by a woman, and hurling it across the room. Then he supposedly challenged the man to a fight.
What Rock didnt know at the time was that the man, Jason Mattera, was writing a book on Hollywood hypocrisy, and Rock shouting, Lets throw down! while standing behind a couple of burley bodyguards fit in perfectly with the authors narrative of celebrities whose deeds don't match their rhetoric.
Rock probably also didnt realize that video of the encounter would be used to market the book, and that effort began Wednesday. Mattera, in fact, has video of several A-list celebrities, he told The Hollywood Reporter, and hell be rolling clips out piecemeal over several weeks.
I confront them on statements they have made in the past that havent been challenged, or on the hypocrisy that I discuss in the book, Mattera said. ...
(Excerpt) Read more at breitbart.com ...
Well, I don’t blame him for lawyering up, but he still is a petulant jerk.
If Cris Rock didn’t use so much profanity and degrading remarks during his stint, he’d just be another home boy on the curb drinking 45s and bitching about the crackers.
Okay, I’m ducking even though I’m on the fence here.. I don’t blame celebrities when they get set up by sneaky, self-interested ‘gotcha journalists’ with video cams just waiting for that ‘maximum publicity’ moment for a g-damn book. I’m tired of 0’Really pushing his ‘Killing Lincoln’ book too.
We’ve always known Rock was just a race-quota coward. Kudos to Jason Mattera for smoking him out on video. That’s the way to deal with the stealth socialist haters. May the spirit of Breitbart live on!
Rock is a filthy mouth sob
Actually there was really NO provocation. Rock just went ape-crap after being asked a question he didn’t like.
Russell Brand creeps me out.
I dont blame celebrities when they get set up by sneaky, self-interested gotcha journalists with video cams...Sounds like he set himself up (for the confrontation).
“When I see the Tea Party and all this stuff, it actually feels like racism’s almost over. Because this is the last this is the act up before the sleep. They’re going crazy. They’re insane,” he told the publication.
As ABC News Teddy Davis reported earlier this week, Hastings told voters on Wednesday that “if Sarah Palin isnt enough of a reason for you to get over whatever your problem is with Barack Obama, then you damn well had better pay attention. Anybody toting guns and stripping moose dont care too much about what they do with Jews and blacks. So, you just think this through.”
ROCK: Every time I see her with a dead moose, Im like, why is Michael Vick in jail? Isnt killing animals bad?
LARRY KING: You have a point.
Watching Sarah Palin ‘perform’ - in interviews and photo-opps - is discomfiting, he suggested, because you really just expect her to do better. “It’s like watching Kim Kardashian on Dancing With The Stars. All that ass and she can’t shake it.”
Oprah Winfrey is more powerful than President Obama, at least according to comedian Chris Rock.
Rock was one of several celebrities honoring Winfrey at the 33rd annual Kennedy Center Honors Sunday night.
Halfway through his monologue about the legendary talk show host, Rock looked up to the presidential box where the honorees were sitting: Its amazing to look up and see the most important person in the world and — next to her — Barack Obama,” he said to much laughter from the audience.
He didnt get her a job. She got him a job, he added. Then he joked about Winfrey’s reputation as a power broker: “Oprah Winfrey is so powerful she almost made Sarah Palin read a book.
I’m sick of celebrities insulting me and never being called on it by the MSM. If it takes a guy hocking a book to expose these idiots, so be it.
If you meet Aaron Sorkin now, and want the conversation to remain light and amusing - don’t bring up politics.
“I have a big problem with people who glamorize dumbness and demonize education and intellect,” Sorkin said. “And I’m giving a pretty good description of Sarah Palin right now.”
He seems to be having a second career these days going after Palin. In an essay for the Huffington Post he called her a “witless bully.”
“I think that we have big problems right now,” Sorkin said. “And Sarah Palin? She needs a therapist, okay? We need the smartest guys, the best Ph.D.s around to be solving these problems. I don’t have any patience for the glamorization of dumbness.”
And then, in Hollywood, Sorkin became a big-deal screenwriter, producer . . . and crackhead.
“You got hooked on crack?” Stahl said.
“I tried it once, and that’s all that you have to do,” he said. “I should have died several times.”
He was on crack when he wrote both “Sportsnight” and “The West Wing.”
After a stint at the Hazelden Rehab Clinic, he stayed clean for a while. But in 2001, he was caught at an airport in California with drug paraphernalia and arrested.
To promote his new movie, “The Social Network,” screenwriter and producer Aaron Sorkin appeared on the first episode of CNN’s “Parker Spitzer” Monday night. In the process, he made some pretty harsh political statements, including calling Sarah Palin an “idiot.”
Sorkin went on to say that the former Alaska governor is a “remarkably, stunningly, jaw-droppingly incompetent and mean woman.”
(Hmm. Is this the way to promote a movie?)
Sorkin calling her a witless bully, comparing her to Michael Vick and saying she killed the animal for political gain, on the other hand, has her all fired up.
Sarah Palin responded to Sorkins statement, telling Roberts that We eat, therefore we hunt - and I am thankful that I get to feed my kids organic food.
He’s got some of those high powered rifles in some of his movies and TV shows though. I think those are aimed at human beings. Mine is aimed at dinner.”
“If Cris Rock didnt use so much profanity and degrading remarks during his stint, hed just be another home boy on the curb drinking 45s and bitching about the crackers.”
He got his start mimicking those very people; remember “I’m Gonna Get You Sucka”? As far as I’m concerned, he IS another homeboy drinking 45s on the curb. Money doesn’t change that; I just make sure it isn’t my money.
Aaron Sorkin, the writer for “The Social Network,” thinks “Sarah Palin’s Alaska” could use some social skills.
In a blog entitled “In her defense, I’m sure the moose had it coming,” published on The Huffington Post Monday, the 49-year-old screenwriter called the ex-Alaska governor’s killing and quartering of a caribou on her show this week “heart-stoppingly disgusting.”
“Like 95% of the people I know, I don’t have a visceral (look it up) problem eating meat or wearing a belt,” he wrote. “But like absolutely everybody I know, I don’t relish the idea of torturing animals.”
But Sorkin added that the conservative politico wasn’t just killing for fun.
“That was the first moose ever murdered for political gain,” he wrote, before alluding to PETA’s response to the episode in which they accused Palin of using “blood and guts” to improve her ratings.
“You knew there’d be a protest from PETA and you knew that would be an opportunity to hate on some people, you witless bully,” Sorkin wrote. “What a uniter you’d be — bringing the right together with the far right.”
In conclusion he wrote, “Sarah Palin is deranged and The Learning Channel should be ashamed of itself.”
Aaron Sorkin: The Hardest Thing I Do Every Day Is Not Take Cocaine
Aw man. Aaron Sorkin didnt just have mushrooms when he was caught at the airport last week he also had crack.
Aaron Sorkin, creator and executive producer of the Emmy Award-winning drama “The West Wing” was charged Monday with the possession of illegal hallucinogenic mushrooms, rock cocaine and marijuana.
Sorkin, 39, was arrested by airport police on April 15 after security officers at Burbank Airport found a small bag suspected of containing drugs in his carry-on luggage.
Prosecutors charged him with two felony counts of possession for the mushrooms and cocaine. He was also charged with one misdemeanor count for marijuana.
Some celebrities may have soured a bit on President Barack Obama, but not Chris Rock. The comedian and actor told fellow comedian Marc Maron on the WTF with Marc Maron podcast that hes fine with the president, if only because he understands that the president has to keep his most aggressive policies on the back burner until he earns a second term.
Theres a f art to the first term because youre always running for a second term the whole time. Its like Clintons first term. You cant really do your gangsta sh until your second term. Even Bush couldnt really f- up the world until his second term. Thats when he put the hammer down.
Chris Rock: “Obama’s Gonna Do Gangster Sh*t In His Second Term” (VIDEO)
Just doing the job mr obamas democrat media chooses not to do
“America is a place where athletes and celebrities are mistaken for people of importance.”
I just wanna know one thing.... WHAT THE HELL DOES CHRIS ROCK NEED BODYGUARDS FOR?? (There are dudes on TV selling furniture who are more famous than he is.)
Man, you have quite an ammo belt!
Because the type of people likely to be his fans are also the type of people who would beat the **** out of him to steal his ****............
>>I dont blame celebrities when they get set up by sneaky, self-interested gotcha journalists with video cams just waiting for that maximum publicity moment for a g-damn book.<<
You don’t blame them for what? Going bonkers and attacking camerawomen? Destroying private property?
Seriously, that is justified in your mind?
Whatever happened to answering the question or “no comment?”
I do. They work their whole lives to be in the public eye, then get upset when they are. Tough noogies. It goes with the territory.
You're not alone. I've only seen him on Leno but I found him to be one of the creepiest people in show business.
Since you’re new (ha) I’ll give you some advice.
Don’t watch Bill O’Reilly. He’s a sell-out and irritating at all times.
Yeah, I remember when we liked Chris Rock. He made some of the funniest videos ever.
I guess everyone gets corrupted in that culture and a lot of black people, even the good guys, have some deep resentment stored up which is encouraged by the people who surround them.
It is basically enormously sad.
I had a cable repairman out yesterday. He was black, very competent, terrified of my dog but eventually came in.
He wasn’t a native black so I asked about his accent. He hastened to assure me he was legal (I wasn’t even wondering about that) and told me he was from Nigeria and had been here in Texas about 15 years.
So, I’m thinking, here’s this guy who came here, probably had to learn the language, learned to do this trade of fixing tv’s and cable problems, got hired by a big company, probably making excellent salary,
so .. why are so many native-born blacks just sitting on their butts?
And ironically as "conservative" as non American blacks are, they'd STILL vote for Obama.
I saw show recently where a black American "came out" to his Jamaican father. The dad started crying and said: "You know it's not right, maybe God can help you."
"If you want to know where to find trouble, go to MLK boulevard in any city...there's some CRIME goin' on!" and: "Some dudes say: I'm a great baby daddy, I take care of my kids on the weekends. What do you want, a COOKIE? That's what you're SUPPOSED to do!"