NEW YORK – For those who forgot how brutal Chris Rock's (search) comedy can be, he took every chance to remind them while hosting the MTV Awards on Thursday night. A few pieces of the Rock:
"Our next presenter saves a lot of money on Mother's Day. Give it up for Eminem!"
"You'll be hearing those songs at strip clubs for years to come" -- after Christina Aguilera (search) performed "Dirrty."
"Our next presenter is being sued by more people than the Catholic church. Give it up for P. Diddy!"
"Seeing Janet Jackson (search) with Jermaine Dupri is like finding out about a sale a day too late" -- on the romance between the bombshell Jackson and the diminutive hip-hopper.
"Wow, I hope you didn't slit your wrists to that one" -- after Coldplay's somber performance.
"Doesn't Lil' Jon look like a black Cousin It?" -- on the super-dreadlocked "Get Low" rapper.
"She might have had a little Seabiscuit in the hair, but she was kickin'!" -- after a bighaired performance by Beyonce.
"You gotta watch out for Ashton Kutcher, 'cause he'll take your girlfriend and your mother ... I don't think he's in love with Demi Moore. I just think he's trying to punk Bruce Willis!" -- on the star of the gotcha show "Punk'd."