It was quite a scene on Hollywood Boulevard yesterday, in the wake of Michael Jackson‘s sudden and very surprising death. Fans flocking to the superstar’s star on the Walk of Fame just in front of the Chinese Theatre weren’t the only reason.
On that very spot, event crews had placed their production equipment and lights in preparation for last night’s Hollywood premiere of Bruno at Mann’s Chinese Theatre. By this morning, however, fans were free to visit the star to pay their respects.
In the wake of Jackson’s death, Sacha Baron Cohen and producers of Bruno decided to cut a scene from the film, which features a gag interview with Michael’s sister, LaToya Jackson. The studio confirmed the edit by saying, “Even in the often-shocking comedy, jokes at the expense of the late Mr Jackson would have been in poor taste.”
I know they mean well, but I get the sneaking suspicion LaToya’s going to be disappointed.
Gallery Info: Sacha Baron Cohen, Christina Ricci, Stephanie Pratt, Rosario Dawson, Isla Fisher, Kevin Davidian, Krysten Ritter, Sarah Chalke, Jonah Hill, Oscar Nunez and Chris Kattan at the Hollywood premiere of Bruno.