June 2, 2009 13:38

Bruno's Eminem stunt was staged, says MTV boss

Scott Aukerman admits duo rehearsed act

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The stunt involving Sacha Baron Cohen's film character Bruno landing on Eminem during the MTV Movie Awards last week (May 31) was staged, MTV head writer Scott Aukerman has confirmed.

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."

Fans had been speculating about whether Eminem was in on the stunt. Many pointed out that he must have been as he appeared to be mic'd up when the incident took place, mid-way through the Independent ceremony in Hollywood.

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