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Michelle Obama

WAS First to Open Oscar Envelope ... Says Academy

2/25/2013 3:26 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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This is pretty shocking ... a rep for the Academy tells TMZ, Michelle Obama was in fact the ONLY person in the White House to view the contents of the Best Picture Oscar envelope last night.

TMZ broke the story ... it's practically inconceivable that any package -- even a high-profile Oscar envelope -- would reach the First Lady without being thoroughly vetted first.

But a rep for the Academy tells us, "First Lady Michelle Obama was the first and only person to open the Best Picture envelope. PwC [PricewaterhouseCoopers] accountants are the only individuals who have knowledge of the results prior to their live reveal on the Oscars."

As we reported, TMZ spoke to the Secret Service this morning ... and they said, "We're not gonna comment on that."

We're not sure if we're relieved or terrified.

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Chris    

Why would the Academy not have her record different versions for each nomination then play back the actual winner during the broadcast? Anyhow, why am I even commenting on this!? There was no reason AT ALL for her to be involved.

418 days ago
47.

justpoor    

Remember these actors and producers makes million from the gov, so maybe this is all wrong to be doing.

418 days ago
48.

David    

While the government is getting ready for a furlough to millions of workers, she is appearing in Hollywood costing the tax payers millions of dollars for security while that money could be better spent on securing jobs for these workers. Does she care about the working class? Hell NO!!!!!

418 days ago
49.

Nobrows    

Right, and we believe in her miracle vegetable garden, too. Stop already.

418 days ago
50.

J4X    

Those members of the military behind her look like Sea Org

418 days ago
51.

Duke Steele    

Has anyone else noticed that when Moochelle smiles her upper lip goes up like a ventriloquist dummys?

418 days ago
52.

waf17    

Shameless worst first lady in history.
But the Omama would never gotten elected if it wasn't for the deviant despot hollywood jewish vermin elite that run the media and there ignorant peasants majority thats too stupid to know they are being played.

418 days ago
53.

Bill Leslie    

Oh please - you busted them and now they're lying. End of Story.

418 days ago
54.

Pat    

RIDICULOUS that Michelle was involved in the OSCARS!

418 days ago
55.

ArleTeasl    

All you hater out there ..if that was white women you wouldn't be saying those nasty comments about her...Go on First Lady with your bad self!

418 days ago
56.

Macker1283    

Wait, TMZ broke a story that they made up? You can't break a story that turns out not to be a story because it wasn't even true. God I love the people who write these blurbs.

418 days ago
57.

ivan    

What's next for her. Dancing With The Stars? Perfoming with JZ at the Kids Choice Awards? will this endless kissing of the Obamas' rear by Hollywood for tax breaks ever end?

418 days ago
58.

TNastyFunktown    

I wanted to again say, no matter what party, there needs to be a clear separation between Hollywood and Washington DC. There's no appropriate reason for those two entities to commingle.

418 days ago
59.

4reallikecomon    

Michelle Obama looks better than Barbara Bush or Nancy Regan ever has..Get off it..

418 days ago
60.

Jamie    

They get more pathetic as they pull their stunts. Hold on vacation coming soon at tax payer expense.I despise Biden too. He's the jester in the administration.

418 days ago
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