Yes, the Bruno-Eminem Crotch Run-In Was Staged

So apparently there's been this huge debate raging all across America today over whether or not Bruno's bare-assed landing on Eminem in the "69" position was staged? Though we're utterly baffled that there's even any question at all over this, we have confirmation tonight that it was fake.

Really people? Some of you actually fell for this?! Did the fact that cameras were focusing on Eminem while Bruno was early in his descension from the ceiling AND the fact that he was miked for sound not give that away to you? Geez! Well, just in case there was any doubt, one of the show's writers, Scott Aukerman, announced tonight on his Tumblr that it was definitely staged.

Yes, the Bruno/Eminem incident was staged. That's all anyone wants to talk about, so let's get it out of the way. They rehearsed it at dress and yes, it went as far as it did on the live show then.

So there you go! Bruno/Eminem = Mancow waterboarding. Totally fake! Aukerman must have spoken without permission though, because as Animal points out, the post in question has been deleted from his Tumblr. Woooo...controversy!

The bit was funny and all, but anyone who believed for a minute that this was real needs to immediately find a urinal and drown themselves in it. We're serious.

The Final Word on Eminem/Bruno: It Was Staged, Writes Head Writer
[LA Times]
Eminem Was In On Bruno's Ass Stunt Says Head Writer [Animal]