Still, Jericho was brought in with a big push, with the countdown clock drawing a great deal of buzz.
star sounds off on a topic that’s of particular interest this February: Black History Month.“Black History Month is in the shortest month of the year, and the coldest—just in case we want to have a parade,” Rock says.And though Rock jokes about February being the one month that black is “in,” in the two-minute clip he also reflects on the prejudice and racism African-Americans faced in the Jim Crow South around the time he was born in South Carolina. Chris Rock lit up a beacon of hope for all who love the Academy Awards -- there's a fighting chance the show won't be TV's version of Ambien!Hours after the Oscars announced Rock would host next year, we got him heading into dinner at Giorgio Baldi in Santa Monica. the exciting part is WHO he hung out with at the restaurant: Rosario Dawson, Matt Stone and Rick Rubin.
So, we're thinking (hoping, really) they were cooking up musical numbers that don't suck. "99 Problems and Kyle's Mom's Chocolate Salty Balls Ain't One." We'll leave it to the pros, but watch and dream.While the World Wrestling Federation (WWF) and World Championship Wrestling (WCW) were battling for supremacy in the pro wrestling world from 1988 until 2001 when the latter was sold to the former, there were too many talent switches to keep track of.At times it seemed like every other week saw one superstar after another jump ship for the greener pastures of the opposite promotion.Some debuts were handled better than others but there's little doubt that this one was close to the very top.I'm talking about Chris Jericho and his "Countdown to the New Millennium " that hit 0 on this date in history (Aug. Jericho had left WCW thanks to the lack of upward mobility due mostly to the terribly toxic infrastructure led by Eric Bischoff and a ruthless political environment that chewed up and spat out guys like Jericho, if only because of his size.Yes, it's silly and stupid but thankfully, the WWF offered far more leeway in the stature of its top stars, though they also preferred big men.