Chris Rock: No decision about Oscar monologue

The Associated Press

NEW YORK — A representative for Chris Rock says the Oscar host has made no decisions about his opening monologue.

Comedian Chris Rock speaks Monday during an event celebrating the life and legacy of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. at the Riverside Church in New York. Rock, who is scheduled to host the Oscars Feb. 28, has unveiled a new promotion for the broadcast, calling the ceremony “The White BET Awards.”

Rock’s publicist Leslie Sloane, in a statement Monday, refuted earlier comments by Academy Awards co-producer Reginald Hudlin that Rock had scraped earlier plans and was rewriting the show following the backlash to the all-white acting nominees.

Sloane said Rock “has made no decisions about the content of the show.” She added that “all will be revealed on February 28th.”

Rock is yet to comment about the crisis that has surrounded the Academy Awards except for an earlier post on Twitter that referred to the Oscars as “the white BET Awards.”