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American stars miss Olympics closing ceremony due to TV glitch

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Aug 13, 2012 | 5:00am EDT

The Who, Queen, Annie Lennox and the Spice Girls were among the superstar acts who helped bring the 2012 games in the U.K. capital to a triumphant end on Sunday night (12Aug12).

Many American celebrities tried to catch the event on the small screen, but a technical fault on satellite provider Directv meant they missed out on a huge chunk of the celebrations, including the Wannabe hitmakers' one-night reunion.

Taking to Twitter.com to complain about the interruption, rocker Levine wrote, "DirectTV is down. Good job guys. It's ok I wasn't watching the closing ceremonies or anything. Boo."

TV star Dushku added, "Blown away by the Olympics wrap-up! Wait... The closing ceremony just glitched. Interruption not cool...! Aw, man I missed the Spice Girls performo (sic) Directtv. No Spice."

Meanwhile, Dunst uploaded a snap of the company's fault message, along with the caption, "Way to go Directtv."

The Middle actress Patricia Heaton also had the same problem, writing, "C**p. Direct TV is having difficulties - just cut off Annie Lennox on Olympics Closing Ceremony."

Bosses at the company apologised for the problems in a statement, writing, "A technical issue at our broadcast centre caused a brief disruption... We are looking into the cause and apologise to those customers who were affected."

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