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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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Petals1228    

I think is is a shame that with this country being in such a mess, this is what she thinks is important.

503 days ago
92.

stella    

I VOTED FOR OBAMA BUT I THINK SHE IS A FAME WHO'RE WITHOUT CLASS.

503 days ago
93.

Purplerooster    

Once again, our tax money hard at work!

502 days ago
94.

swamplizard    

She looks like a simian monkey from hell

502 days ago
95.

Justme    

Who cares. She had no business being a part of the Academy Awards to begin with. The democratic tendency to suck up to Hollywood and vice versa, is disgusting.

502 days ago
96.

Smalls2010    

And these people run our country.. Pathetic.

502 days ago
97.

chaozz    

Or she could of opened a empty envelope,and at the right moment price water house, told her through a ear piece she was wearing.

502 days ago
98.

IHW    

These media wh ores just wanna be the first in everything, with our tax money of course.

502 days ago
99.

Vonarie    

So sick of the psuedo celebrity Obamas! They're playing golf, dancing and jumping on every opportunity to waste money and get their fugly faces on TV while the country swirls the drain. Nero fiddled while Rome burned - the Obamas golf and pretend they're celebutwits. Can't believe we've got four more years of these bozos!

502 days ago
100.

JrzGrl    

What was she even doing there??? Did not belong.

502 days ago
101.

Hockeyaddict    

A new low....

502 days ago
102.

Captain Spaulding    

Everything was fine until she announced the winner. The applause scared her and she started flinging her poo at the monitor.

502 days ago
103.

chicosweets    

Now you really think Fox is going to edit anything to make the first lady look good and TMZ is in bed with them. It was design to get this response.

501 days ago
104.

BradDavis    

Harvey protects certain celebrities in return for gay sex. Vanessaolivia has said this many times and verified it.

500 days ago
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