Date: 11th April 2005

Rock's Chances of 2006 Oscar Return Diminishing

Chris Rock's fears he won't be asked back to present at next year's Academy Awards have been confirmed by one of the ceremony's bosses. The 40-year-old comedian received mixed reviews for his efforts at the February show, stating afterwards that he'd happily take on duties again, if asked.

But while Bruce Davis, executive director of the Academy Of Motion Picture Arts And Sciences, is thrilled with how Rock handled his chores, he has huge doubts he'll be asking the funnyman back - at least not next year.

Source: Press Release