Hilton Confirms She Was Cohen's First Choice For Prank
Paris Hilton has confirmed she was the first target for Sacha Baron Cohen's bare bum at the MTV Movie Awards last month (May09), but she refused to be a part of a ceremony skit when she 'got wind' of what was planned.
Rapper Eminem became the target of Cohen's comedy as the Brit fell from the roof of the Gibson Amphitheater, dressed as his gay character Bruno, onto the Stan star's lap.
Eminem was forced to peer out over Cohen's butt and then, after burly minders had pulled the funnyman off their charge, the rapper pretended to storm out of the MTV Movie Awards, disgusted.
Days later Eminem confirmed the whole thing had been a joke - and now Hilton admits she was the first celebrity approached to take part in the prank.
She tells U.S. news show Extra, "(Awards show producer) Mark Burnett asked if I wanted to be involved in something that was going to be crazy and, like, a fight might break out. I was like, 'I don’t want anything hitting me in the face or anything like that, so I don’t know if I want to do that.'
"I’m glad I didn’t do that. I love him (Cohen) and think he’s hilarious, but I don’t know what my parents would think with that (Cohen’s bare bum) in my face in the middle of an awards show."