Staged or Not? Bruno vs. Eminem

HumourMarshall Bruce Mathers III has been in our lives for a decade now, only we know him better as Eminem. I'll admit I'm a fan. I think The Marshall Mathers LP is exceptional, and I was sure to catch him on his tour with Limp Bizkit to promote the album. Yeah, I saw Limp Bizkit in concert. I'll admit that, too.

One thing Eminem always lacked was a sense of humour. Time and time again, he took things too seriously, over-reacting when he'd be better served laughing things off. He would benefit from taking a page from the Justin Timberlake handbook.

I PVR'd the MTV Movie Awards and watched it last night. The most buzz-worthy moment was when Sacha Baron Cohen's character Bruno, dressed in feathers and a thong, flew through the air, landing on Eminem. Eminem looked disgusted and promptly left with his entourage in tow. Here's some video of Bruno vs. Eminem.

The question is, was it staged? Some sources say it was all staged. Some say Eminem didn't realize how revealing Bruno would be and was legitimately pissed off, leaving in sincere anger.

What say you?

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Down Goes Brown

After careful consideration, I've decided this is only funny/entertaining if it wasn't staged. So I'm just going to go ahead and believe that, and ignore any evidence to the contrary.

June 2, 2009 @ 3:03 PM


Dude - you're a little late on this. They have already (unofficially) confirmed this was staged.

June 2, 2009 @ 3:31 PM

Toronto Mike

Yeah, it's a busy week. I take this failure as a blogger very personally.

June 2, 2009 @ 3:40 PM

James Edgar

So you and your entouage are leaving in a huff?

June 2, 2009 @ 3:45 PM

Toronto Mike

That's it for me. I'm pulling the plug here, and yanking the cord at canadian thinker and while I'm at it.

June 2, 2009 @ 3:55 PM


Don't ask him to be like Timberlake!!!

Sure he does some good comedy sketches for SNL but the man is a prick.

He is (according to several sources) mean to fans, one of the worst to get an autograph from and a terrible tipper to boot.

That is my mini-rant for the day.

June 2, 2009 @ 8:38 PM


Very cooked/staged/rigged

June 3, 2009 @ 10:18 AM

jason |

wow some people are freaking naive i.e. anyone who fell for this

and eminem doesn't have a sense of humour?????

says WHO??? Christopher Reeves?

June 4, 2009 @ 7:32 PM

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