VIDEO! Here again is the Bruno Eminem stunt YouTube video that an MTV insider confirms was staged. The Bruno Eminem stunt was first delivered to you Sunday on LALATE. If you missed the video, here it is s again.
After the video hit during the MTV Movie Awards Sunday, press quickly scrambled to prove it was a stunt completely staged. Mark Burnett said it was not.
But TV Guide reported that Paris Hilton was first offered the Eminem “role” which she politely declined. TV Guide also reported spies saying technical modifications to enable the fall to occur proved it was staged.
Now reports say MTV head writer Scott Aukerman has confirmed the stunt was staged.
“Writing on his Tumblr.com account (on a post since removed), Aukerman said that both Eminem and Baron Cohen had rehearsed the stunt, which saw the comedian lowering his backside into the rapper’s face.
“Yes, the Bruno/Eminem incident was staged,” he wrote. “That’s all anyone wants to talk about, so let’s get it out of the way. They rehearsed it at dress and yes, it went as far as it did on the live show then.”
Staged or not, Eminem’s
acting reaction was priceless and the whole stunt was the funniest thing MTV has done in a long, long time.