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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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KittyKittyKitty    

Yikes!

575 days ago
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The Gay Nazis For Jesus     

Wouldn't be funny if some one switched envelopes and made the winner liz and Dick.

575 days ago
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C-rad    

Am I the only one who thinks she looks like Tim Curry as a tranny in RHPS? Just sayin'...

575 days ago
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Realist    

Another chance to be on TV from the First Rockstar Family. They never pass it up. Thanks for turning the office of the presidency into a reality show.

575 days ago
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James R. - Los Angeles    

She had no business presenting an award.

575 days ago
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Mrugowsky    

Be scared for the President when the Secret Service has the time to respond to TMZ.

575 days ago
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tdr9    

Who cares. We need more news

575 days ago
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Jordan    

Not a Chance would Secret Service Let any Envelope in the White House without inspection.

575 days ago
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TiltDogg    

Could have printed the results in front of her without actually allowing her to read them... then sealing it in an envelope. What's the bit F'n deal?

575 days ago
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tmz posters dont know sh1t    

i love michelle obama's huge but toned backside! at the prez is still getting that "first" *****! we all know georgie boy didnt wanna climb behind Laura's clammy pale piece of flab

575 days ago
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Keepin' it Real    

Since it pissed off Republicans, it was a great choice!

575 days ago
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Nora    

Yes, it is frightening. It is also not right that Obama had anything to do with the Oscar presentation. It's out of place. It's like the Obamas have to butt into every business, be everywhere, comment about everything. It's sickening. What is even more disgusting, is how Hollywood is sucking up to Obama for tax breaks, and getting the breaks, cheating our economy.

575 days ago
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EarlyCuyler    

Ask, if we really care?

575 days ago
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Pigweed    

Who cares?

575 days ago
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Wedo    

The chicks behind look like they wanna bone her.

575 days ago
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