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Oscars 'Kanye' Victim Gets Second Chance

3/8/2010 4:37 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Roger Ross Williams -- the guy who got Kanye'd last night on the Oscars by that crazy redhead -- will get a second shot at his acceptance speech tonight on "Larry King Live" ... so our spies tell us.

Larry King, Roger Ross Williams

Williams -- who won the Academy Award for "Music by Prudence" -- was interrupted mid-acceptance by producer Elinor Burkett.

Burkett and Williams had been feuding over creative control of the project, and they struck an out-of-court settlement. Burkett had been removed from the movie, but still kept her producer credit.

Here's the best part: Burkett tells Salon.com, when she stood up to go onstage, Williams' mom tried to block her with a cane.

UPDATE: Burkett will tell her side of the story to Joy Behar on her show on HLN at 9:00 PM on Tuesday night.

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Dex Mex    

That lady just swooped right in there! Should have shoved her aside and said "Bitch, please!"

1657 days ago
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mrez golucky    

Yikes! He deserves it!




1657 days ago
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marge    

Kinda hard to say who is right or wrong here

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A.M.D.    

I couldn't believe what that woman did, that poor guy. It's a shame when someone's creative genius is stripped and they don't get their credit or moment of glory. Hard work should be allowed that moment of glory. That woman should have been removed from the stage!

1657 days ago
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Mark    

Took you guys long enough to get the story. I checked here 2 minutes after it happened thinking it would be on TMZ. Finally found it on CNN the next day.
That bag is one of those people you can just look at and you know you wouldn't get along with her. lol

1657 days ago
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Confused    

Oh......I thought that was weird! The part abut the mom blocking with the cane is hilarious!!!

1657 days ago
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barb    

Williams' mom should have pulled a Tonya Harding on the knees of that bitch.

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jfp    

no class

1657 days ago
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Cela    

Wish she would have fallen!!!!

1657 days ago
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Mark    

Can you imagine what it would feel like sitting there at the Oscars after all your hard work knowing that if you should win there is some fat hose bag sitting somewhere in the crowd who is going to try and race up and ruin it for you?
She was booted off the project for creative differences. That means it's HIS vision for the product that won the award. I hope she never gets another job for the rest of her miserable life. She looks like she should be living in a trailer in Florida playing conasta all day.

1657 days ago
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Corinna    

If you look at the tape real good you can see his mother didn't want Elinor messin with her baby boy.Her weight was another reason why she couldn't catch of with ole Rog. He was running up there like track star.

1657 days ago
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Master    

i bet this is a bigger story if he interrupted her instead..

1657 days ago
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karma    

God Lord, that lady...you couldn't understand a word she said. I'd rather him speak. It sounds like a bunch of phooey about that cane bit, she was just looking for the spotlight.

1657 days ago
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dave    

He was a gentleman. You could see the shock on his face and I couldn't understand a word of what she was saying. He tried to save face for them both by acknowledging the star at the back of the theatre. Still, she jumped in, and shouldn't have...especially with the out-of-court agreement wiping her off the project.

1657 days ago
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capt andy    

well maybe she did all the ground work and made it a sucesss and they shoved her aside and gave him credit because ummm errr well figure it out for yourselves..

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