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Paying Respect to Michael Jackson, La Toya Jackson's Scene in 'Bruno' Cut Out

June 26, 2009 07:14:27 GMT

In the wake of Michael Jackson's sudden death, last-minute edit eliminating a scene featuring his older sister has been done to 'Bruno' prior to the film's June 25's Los Angeles premiere.


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Michael Jackson's sudden death apparently has altered Sacha Baron Cohen's latest comedy "Bruno". Prior to its Los Angeles premiere on Thursday night, June 25, the comedy movie has undergone a significant cut with the elimination of a scene featuring Michael's older sister, La Toya Jackson, out of respect to the mourning family.

The scene reportedly is similar to the prank done to "American Idol" judge Paula Abdul, where she was coaxed over to a home in Los Angeles to do an interview with Bruno. It is claimed that during the La Toya's scene, this fictional gay Austrian fashion journalist creates a pretext to copy Michael's telephone number from her BlackBerry.

People close to the studio stated that the cutting out of the scene was a last-minute edit, reasoning that even in the often-shocking comedy, jokes at the expense of the late King of Pop would have been in poor taste. During a Wednesday, June 24, screening the scene was still intact, but it will be absent at the Thursday premiere with a high possibility that it will end up deleted when the movie opens wide in the United States.

"Bruno" comes from a character created by Sacha Baron Cohen in comedy television series "Da Ali G Show". Directed by Larry Charles, this movie takes the format of "Borat" and is said to highlight the interviews between the eccentric gay Austrian fashion reporter and unsuspecting guests. It is set to open in U.S. theaters on July 10.

Michael Jackson passed away on Thursday, June 25 at the age of 50. It is suspected that he died of a cardiac arrest at his Holmby Hills home. His brother, Jermaine Jackson, has shared few details surrounding Michael's death. "My brother, the legendary king of pop, Michael Jackson, passed away on Thursday, June 25, at 2:26 P.M.," he stated. "It is believed he suffered cardiac arrest in his home. However, the cause of his death is unknown until the results of the autopsy are known."

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posted by Clay Steel on Jun 30, 2009
Oh come on. I can't believe they cut the scene. Jackson was O.K., that's it. We certainly have more talented artists in the world. And there is no God or heaven. He's dead. Period.
posted by stu1804 on Jun 29, 2009
A man dies and he is gone. a man that is some how a saint, and cares about others goes to heaven, Well Micheal, I knew this day would come one day, I wish got to meet u and got to know u for who u r, alot of ppl thought bad about u and alot thought gd about u, At the end of the day ppl should have looked in before judging, just look at the world its ruined more or less, I know in ma heart u were tryin to make a difference, I hope all ur family builds bridges and bridges with u and try make the world a better place, U will be there with them always, rest in peace Sir, U will be sadly missed by millions, also, I Wish i could master the moon walk, i just can do it lol, My heart goes out to the Family, Micheal will always be with u no matter wot. SORRY FOR UR LOSS.
posted by twifey on Jun 27, 2009
Everyone has thier favorite picks when it comes to your music....the truth of the matter is that no living artist today will ever reach the levels that Michael Jackson did....! RIP Micheal...you will be 4ever missed....!
posted by Ruby on Jun 27, 2009
I cant believe Micheal Jackson is no longer gone be around. I miss him so much already. My eyes fill up everytime I think about him gone forever!! Y Oh Y :-(
posted by Chernor Musa Jalloh on Jun 26, 2009
Gone, but we will never forget you!. U are great among greatest and May Allah have mercy on your Soul. Wacko Jacko we will alwayz lurv you.
posted by kellyJM07@yahoo.com on Jun 26, 2009
Peace and Blessings to you and you Family!!! you are Always loved...
posted by Roses on Jun 26, 2009
When you sang, we sang when you danced we danced. When you were silent we cried.
posted by ROSEMARY on Jun 26, 2009
Legends never die,u are a legend and will always be remembered.R.I.P MICHEAL.
posted by careful_32503 on Jun 26, 2009
RIP MICHAEL. I'll never forget you or you talent. You r gone but your music will always live on. you r gone, but never forgotten, you will live in our hearts! RIP MJJ. God please take care of him! MJ is now out of pain! he can be happy without all this mess in the world is going on! God bless mj's entire family and his true fans all over the world. To the haters and the media. I hope your happy. You put too much stress on him, he couldn't take it anymore. I hope he will hunt you haters and the press. To true mj fans, like me, to his entire family, mj is with god, his idol james brown in a bettter place! I will always listen to you music. RIP, the true king of pop, mjj!!!!

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