Eminem/Bruno stunt at MTV Movie Awards was staged, sources say

Eminem-MTV-Bruno_l Sources close to MTV and Sacha Baron Cohen tell EW that the infamous stunt on the show between Eminem and the Bruno star was staged, with Eminem’s consent and participation. The sources confirm rampant speculation that the rapper simply must have known that the comedian, dressed in a thong and angel’s wings as his flamboyantly gay alter ego Bruno, would fall from a high-wire harness onto the rapper’s lap and straddle his face.

Meanwhile, comedy writer Scott Aukerman, who says he was the head comedy writer for the awards show, also claims on his blog that “the Bruno/Eminem incident was staged,” explaining “they rehearsed it at dress and yes, it went as far as it did on the live show.”

MTV and Eminem have had no comment.

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  • Ailene

    Well, well, well, Eminem you had many of us fooled…who would have known he was such a good actor! Well played MTV.

  • lindsey

    oh really? then who is really being played here? If it’s not Eminem than the only people left are us, the audience. classy. But then MTV was never known for for having any class to begin with so why start now?

  • lindsey

    oh really? then who is really being played here? If it’s not Eminem than the only people left are us, the audience. classy. But then MTV was never known for for having any class to begin with so why start now?

  • lindsey

    oh really? then who is really being played here? If it’s not Eminem than the only people left are us, the audience. classy. But then MTV was never known for for having any class to begin with so why start now?

  • chuck

    If so Eminem came off looking really BAD! I don’t buy it was staged!
    http://blog.entertainmenttodayandbeyond.com/

  • Robert 7

    In Support of Eminem…
    Eminem – We Made You (Official Music Video)HD
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7CiuakGOouU

  • Robert 7

    In Support of Eminem…
    Eminem – We Made You (Official Music Video)HD
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7CiuakGOouU

  • chuck

    If so Eminem came off looking really BAD! I don’t buy it was staged!
    http://blog.entertainmenttodayandbeyond.com/

  • Brian

    Lindsey, are you serious? NO ONE WAS “PLAYED.” We all had a good laugh at a hilarious visual gag that involved (i) one of the most well known and funniest prank comedians and (ii) one of the most well known sourpusses about being the but of MTV award show pranks. In short, it was effing great. Lighten up.

  • Brian

    Lindsey, are you serious? NO ONE WAS “PLAYED.” We all had a good laugh at a hilarious visual gag that involved (i) one of the most well known and funniest prank comedians and (ii) one of the most well known sourpusses about being the but of MTV award show pranks. In short, it was effing great. Lighten up.

  • Brian

    Lindsey, are you serious? NO ONE WAS “PLAYED.” We all had a good laugh at a hilarious visual gag that involved (i) one of the most well known and funniest prank comedians and (ii) one of the most well known sourpusses about being the but of MTV award show pranks. In short, it was effing great. Lighten up.

  • Freedom Fighter

    I’m sorry but agreeing to have someone put there nuts on your face is really gay. So if it was staged EMINEM IS OFFICIALLY GAY! If it was staged but with out eminem knowing then Bruno did it to promote his up coming gay movie “BRUNO”.. anyone who goes and watches bruno is gay also.

  • Steve

    Man, I almost had a heart attack watching that last night…I was laughing so hard! Absolutely hilarious. One of the things that cracked me up the most about it was Em’s reaction. If that was staged, Em did a good job acting. Good stuff.

  • mariah

    No way he was in on it. The guy is a major homophobe and Paris Hilton told the View this morning that someone running the show told her that a surprise was going to happen and the person involved didn’t know about it. Not that she’s a reliable source of…well, anything…but there’s no way this egomaniac would embarrass himself on tv like that.

  • mariah

    No way he was in on it. The guy is a major homophobe and Paris Hilton told the View this morning that someone running the show told her that a surprise was going to happen and the person involved didn’t know about it. Not that she’s a reliable source of…well, anything…but there’s no way this egomaniac would embarrass himself on tv like that.

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