Stiller's Pals Deny Mtv Snub

BEN STILLER's Hollywood pals ROBERT DE NIRO, OWEN WILSON and DUSTIN HOFFMAN have all denied they snubbed the star at the recent MTV Movie Awards - after none of them were available to present the actor with his lifetime achievement prize.
Stiller was honoured with the MTV Generation Award at the Los Angeles ceremony on Sunday (31May09) and was handed the trophy by an odd trio - 24 star Kiefer Sutherland, Zac Efron and Triumph the Insult Comic Dog.
Internet gossips have questioned the choice of presenters, as none of Stiller's close friends in the acting community were on stage to give him the coveted prize.
But a spokesman for Stiller insists he was happy with the final line-up: "24 is Ben's favourite show, he loves Triumph, and Zac is the MTV demographic."
And reps for De Niro, Wilson and Hoffman have all apologised for them not being there to witness Stiller's big moment, blaming their hectic schedules for their absence.
A spokesman for De Niro tells New York Post gossip column PageSix, "Of course, (De Niro) would have loved to be there, but he's filming in Chicago," while Wilson's claims the actor "would have been there if he wasn't working." Hoffman's rep adds, "(He) is out of the country. (But) he would have loved to present to Ben at the MTV Movie Awards."


Tags: Ben Stiller - Robert De Niro - Owen Wilson - Dustin Hoffman - MTV


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