While I usually love malls, I try to avoid them during the holidays. Good thing Chris Rock was out Christmas shopping when he helped calm a woman who went into labor at the Garden State Plaza mall on Friday. The comedian was at the Neiman Marcus when a woman’s water broke a few feet away from him. To keep her, and other shoppers, calm, he told jokes until help arrived.
“He was making the crowd and the woman in labor laugh,” an eyewitness told Us. “She recognized who he was immediately and he stayed there until the paramedics took her away.”
No word yet on the condition of the mother and child, but I hope they’re okay. This kid will have an awesome story to tell about his birth.
Last night Comedy Central aired their live special Night of Too Many Stars: An Overbooked Concert for Autism Education, which was hosted by The Daily Show‘s Jon Stewart. Celebrities including Tom Hanks, Betty White and Tina Fey answered phones to receive pledges, and Jon reunited with his former Daily Show friends Stephen Colbert and Steve Carell to sing a tribute song to hero pilot Chelsey ‘Sully’ Sullenberger. You can buy the song on iTunes for 99 cents! One of the funniest moments was a woman bidding $20,000 to have Chris Rock curse out her ex boyfriend who broke up with her on Facebook.
This was after Steve Carell simulated an orgasm with actress Naomi Watts and some random, hot, tall woman. Later in the show, Chris teamed up with Tracy Morgan to sing an autotuned cover of Simon & Garfunkel’s “Scarborough Fair.” Paul Simon joined them and went into possibly the funniest rendition of “Damn It Feels Good To Be A Gangsta” ever.
I love that Comedy Central does this every year. I appreciate the attention that is given to Autism and the research and programs that go to help the kids and adults that are affected by it.
MTV announced that Chelsea Handler would be 2010 Video Music Awards, making her only the third woman in history to do so. Comedian Roseanne (Barr) was the last female host, back in 1994. You’ve come a long way MTV. I’m not sure if this is a downgrade or an upgrade from last year’s host, Russell Brand. Stephen K. Friedman, the general manager of MTV described Handler as “an unexpected choice.” Umm, you work at the network, didn’t you know who was going to be picked? The awards show will take place in Los Angeles this year at the Nokia Theater on September 12th.
I, personally am not looking forward to the telecast. The VMA’s have sucked the past couple of years, and whenever they aren’t in New York City they suck even harder. Remember in 2004 when it was held in Miami and everyone arrived on yachts? The other thing I remember is that was the weekend Hurricane Katrina hit land and everyone was complaining about the weather on the red carpet. That year’s show had no host, but there have been some good ones. Chris Rock hosted three times, beat by Arsenio Hall who hosted four times. Oh wow, remember Arsenio Hall?! Here are two of my favorite moments from the 1999 show.
Oh, and this is DivaJulia’s favorite from 1999 VMA’s. They were the BEST, in her old-ass opinion. Just sayin’.