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Bradley Cooper's TV appearance dropped over gambling fears

Posted by on Nov. 25, 2012 at 1:09 PM
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Bradley Cooper has been dropped from the line-up of a sports show after football bosses complained over gambling references in his new movie, sparking fury from film boss Harvey Weinstein.

The Hangover star was due to appear on The Rich Eisen Thanksgiving Special on the NFL Network to discuss his latest film Silver Linings Playbook as well as the holiday sporting fixtures.


However, his interview has been cut from the program after bosses at the sports channel, owned by the National Football League (NFL), objected to movie's references to gambling.


Robert De Niro, who stars as Cooper's onscreen father, plays a part-time bookie in the film.


A representative for NFL Media tells New York Post gossip column Page Six, "The segment was pulled because the movie included content related to gambling on NFL games."


The move has drawn criticism from movie mogul Weinstein, whose The Weinstein Company is behind Silver Linings Playbook.


He says, "We are deeply disappointed in the NFL's decision, and we are quite frankly surprised. Pulling a pre-taped interview with our stars is nothing short of censorship... (Silver Linings Playbook) is not a film about gambling in the NFL. It's a film about fathers and sons and football bonding a family together."


The Rich Eisen Thanksgiving Special will feature appearances from other stars including Mad Men actor John Slattery and The Simpsons' Hank Azaria. It airs on Friday (23Nov12).

by on Nov. 25, 2012 at 1:09 PM
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sara_7106
by Platinum Member on Nov. 25, 2012 at 1:56 PM
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gmadiane
by Diane on Nov. 25, 2012 at 3:14 PM

thats too bad

jltplk25
by Platinum Member on Nov. 25, 2012 at 6:16 PM

 Boo!!

pampire
by on Nov. 25, 2012 at 6:35 PM

That's dumb.  he could have drawn viewers that would otherwise never watch.  people gamble on football.  get over it.

girlw_glasses
by on Nov. 25, 2012 at 11:23 PM

Very dumb

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