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Monday, February 28, 2005

Web Whiparound: How'd Rock Do? Not So Hot, Says The Media...

The verdicts are coming in- and it's already clear that Chris Rock's first Academy Awards telecast may have also been his last.

His spotty, somewhat tame performance has garnered mostly negative reviews, somewhat reminiscent of David Letterman's only hosting gig a few years back.

It's a shame, because it probably means viewers will be subjected to another return of the wildly overrated Billy Crystal next year. Blech.

Related links:
N.Y. Daily News: "A rocky night for Chris"
A.P.: "Rock scores big"
Philadelphia Inquirer: Rock is "Simply bad"
USA Today: "Loud, snide and dismissive- ranks with the worst hosts ever"
N.Y. Post: "Chris doesn't Rock"
Boston Herald: "Well-behaved Rock solid as host"
Chicago Tribune: Rock "almost painful"
LA Times: "Rock wasn't the best choice"
KC Star: Rock "A letdown"
Boston Globe: Rock "Run of the mill, predictable"

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