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Chris Rock Didn’t Really Sell $65K Worth of Cookies At Oscars 2016

Sad news, scouts. After Chris Rock boasted that he sold $65,243 worth of cookies during the 2016 Oscars, a Girl Scout rep revealed on Tuesd...

Sad news, scouts. After Chris Rock boasted that he sold $65,243 worth of cookies during the 2016 Oscars, a Girl Scout rep revealed on Tuesday, March 1, that the actual amount of funds raised was far less.

According to TMZ, the organization’s rep says Rock sold about 500 boxes of Girl Scout cookies at $5 each — which would equal $2,500. While the comedian’s purported number was inaccurate, the Girl Scout rep says the exaggeration was given only for laughs.

No matter the grand total, Rock’s efforts were appreciated all the same.
Chris Rock
Chris Rock At The 2016 Oscars 

“The number wasn’t the point. Other than beating [Linda Spradley Dunn, the Girl Scouts troop mother Rock called out during the bit], the gag came out of a very real situation,” Oscar producer David Hill said.

“Chris’ daughters are in the Girl Scouts, while he is in L.A. working on the show. They never win for the highest fundraiser. I can solve both of these problems. Who doesn’t love Girl Scout cookies? My kids were handing out Girl Scout cookies to all the celebrities around them.”

Though Rock’s daughters, Lola and Zahra, belong to an East Coast–based troop, the money collected from the star-studded crowd at the 88th Academy Awards will benefit Girl Scouts in Inglewood, California.

“I want you to reach into your millionaire pockets, and I want you to buy some of my daughters' Girl Scout cookies. Look at my babies up there. Are you going to deny my princesses some cookies?” 
Chris Rock
"I Want To Reach Into Your Millionaire Pockets": Chris Rock 

Rock joked at the ceremony, before his kids started selling Thin Mints and Tagalongs to celebs including Christian Bale and Matt Damon.

“Tina Fey! Get that money, girl. Make that money,” he continued. “Charlize Theron. Yes. Yes. OK. You get them. You get them. Leo [DiCaprio]! You made $30 million. Come on. Come on! Michael B. Jordan's here. You know what? No, no, you got enough girls.”

Rock isn’t the first Oscar host to feed an audience. In 2014, Ellen DeGeneres had pizza delivered during the live show, which was a hit with stars such as Angelina Jolie, Brad Pitt, Jennifer Lawrence and Julia Roberts. - Online Sources 

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