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The Oscars Produce BS Farrah Fawcett Excuse

3/9/2010 8:17 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Farrah Fawcett and Michael JacksonThe people behind the Academy Awards claim they left Farrah Fawcett out of the Oscars In Memoriam montage this year because she was better known as a TV star -- which begs the question, how the hell did Michael Jackson make the cut?!?!

Bruce Davis
-- the executive director of the film academy -- told the Associated Press both Fawcett and Gene Berry were more famous for their "remarkable television work" and would therefore be more appropriately honored at the Emmys.

So by that logic, Michael Jackson would probably be more appropriately honored at the Grammys right? Oh wait, he was!! Kinda contradicts your point, huh Bruce?

For the record -- Davis had no excuse for blowing off Bea Arthur and Captain Lou Albano, who starred in the theatrical masterpiece "Body Slam" back in 1986.

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166.

xracerx    

This is the hypocrisy, elitism, and blatant callousness that comes with the conceit of power and authority to declare who and what is important and relevant. Observe and relish in the Academy and their self-importance puffery.

1656 days ago
167.

don't believe it    


Michael Jackson wasn't a pedophile just like OJ didn't kill two
people ...LOL Most black people just cant take the truth If it
entails their own kind ...

1656 days ago
168.

hatethissite    

"4. Michael Jackson made the movies The Wiz and Men in Black 2.
All his videos were directed by hollywood directors like Steven Spieldberg,Spike Lee,and John Landis just to name a few.He was nominated for an oscar for the song Ben.Also Michael is the biggest entertainer ever.Why they have to blame Michael for the mistake of the Oscar people who disrespected Farrah Fawcett who was a fine actress?
Posted at 6:33PM on Mar 9th 2010 by Marie"

I agree with you Marie MJ should be included and Bea A., Farrah F. & Ricardo Montabom, ETC....However ignorant TMZ & MJ Haters please stop blaming MJ for what the Academy of Motion Pictures decided to do at Oscars and Michael should have been there liars he have the credential!




1656 days ago
169.

Danny    

We lost a wonderful talent this year....Bea Arthur. The Oscar’s might have forgotten Bea but I haven’t.



I found this clip of Miss Arthur's final interview with Bea discussing her career in her own words. The clip also shows Betty White, Carol Channing and Phyllis Diller. I think it’s for a show called, “Lunching with a Legend.”



I'd hate for a full interview with Bea or the other legendary ladies in the clip to go unseen. I hope you enjoy it - I love your site!




http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yqTi7rsk3GY





Cheers,

Stephen


1656 days ago
170.

lovemj    

man, MJ is to blame for everything!? Just like no one in this world has ever committed murder except OJ! I liked Farrah too, but damn, how the hell did MJ have anything to do with her not being mentioned? I know the man was great, but even he doesn't control everything. oh wait, i get it-he paid them off (giggle)

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Shelly    

Whoever their spokesperson was in making these lame comments ought to be fired. Of course, the Hollywood types can never admit they are wrong, or sorry, or perhaps misjudged the audience. Given the number of people writing in and voicing their sadness at her death being ignored by her so called profession, he should have at least admitted they made a mistake. To defend remembering Michael Jackson in the montage and then give lame reasons for leaving out Farrah was BS and only makes the situation worse, in my opinion. POOR PR from someone who most likely gets paid handsomely.

1656 days ago
173.

Christiano    

Besides being a singer, Michael Jackson also did movies. Or did anyone forget "Ghosts" (1997)? Or "The Wiz" (1978), which, BTW, was nominated for 4 Oscars? Or "Moonwalker" (1988)? Or even his appearance on MIB 2?

1656 days ago
174.

Roma    

Why is Michael Jackson's inclusion in the Oscar's In Memoriam, a reason for Farrah's exclusion?

In 2009, the Thriller video was inducted into the National Film Registry of the Library of Congress, the first music video to ever receive this honor, for being “culturally, historically or aesthetically significant " and will be preserved for all time.

Yes, Farrah should have been included, but it is not Michael Jackson's fault she wasn't.

In case anyone hasn't noticed, Michael is dead - he's not making the decisions anymore!

It seems even the great leveller, death, can't cut this man a break.

1656 days ago
175.

Eric    

Michael Jackson was honored not as an actor, but as a pioneer and innovator of the short musical film - even though he had supporting and cameo roles in popular feature films, and starred in two television series in the 70s.

I think the Academy should have paid tribute to anyone who died who worked in the industry, not just actors, directors or cinematographers. The men and women who work in crews are the ones who make films possible, but they are always ignored.

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177.

Aintnosunshine    

Maybe she didn`t have the proper religion - as a roman catholic? Oh,my ...

1654 days ago
178.

kathy 40    

Yeah, yeah, TMZ. Bash,bash,bash Michael Jackson. Every chance you get. Better get your facts right. Farah Fawcett did ONE season of Charlies Angels. After that she was FAMOUS for her long, blond hair and white teeth. She did a few TV-movies. Was nominated for an Emmy Award and that's exactly where she belongs, NOT at the Academy Awards. Let me refresh your memory about Michael Jackson's rights to be mentioned at the Oscars: His no.1 hit BEN was nominated for an Oscar because it was the theme of the movie of the same name. THE WIZ was also nominated for 3 Oscars. He played in that movie, remember? So stop your B***sh***ing. Ryan O'Neal is a lowlife and so is his crackhead daughter Tatum. The two of them just reconciled after many years. Now on The-Hollywood-Gossip that b**ch is sneering at Michael because he was mentioned at the Oscars and Farah wasn't. To know that Tatum was once MJ's first GIRLFRIEND and now she lashes out at him, even after he's gone. What the h..l did Michael ever see in that....

1653 days ago
179.

kathy 40    

@Sandy McInnes. No. F**k you, for calling the Jacksons disfunctional. That word applies more to the Fawcett/O'Neal Bunch. They used to FEED their kids hard drugs, the children went on Larry King, saying this themselves. At Farah's funeral Ryan O'Neal hit on his own daughter mistaking her for some woman. 3 O'Neal children are crackheads and one of them is still in jail.Talk of disfunctional. Better get your facts right before spitting out your hate at the Jacksons. MJ is FOREVER!!!

1651 days ago
180.

Janice    

Just make time for everyone, it would make their family and friends happy. The Oscar's goofed big time.

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