It seems that the untimely death of legendary icon Michael Jackson has slightly altered an upcoming movie's recent premiere. According to The Hollywood Reporter, a scene in the Sacha Baron Cohen film Bruno which involved Jackson was cut from the film just hours before the film's Hollywood premiere at Grauman's Chinese Theater last night.
The scene in question involved Cohen's Bruno character interviewing Jackson's sister, LaToya Jackson about several topics including Michael. Cohen jokes about Michael's trademark high-pitched voice and the white glove he wore while performing.
"We decided to take it out tonight and we'll reassess before the release whether to keep it out," said director Larry Charles at the film premiere's afterparty last night.
The scene was included in press screenings that occurred before last night's premiere, and it was said that cutting the scene from every print could be an exhasuting process, since the film's release is just two weeks away.
We'll be sure to keep you posted on this matter as soon as we have more information.