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Helen Mirren's Comedy Comment Under Fire

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Sep 01, 2006 | 11:18am EDT

Helen Mirren has been attacked for "vulgar and obscene" comments she made during the Emmy Awards live telecast last Sunday.

The British actress raised giggles at the Los Angeles ceremony when she joked she almost fell "a** over t*t" as she stepped up to receive one of the night's Best Actress awards for her portrayal of Elizabeth I--but one family group wasn't amused.

Washington, D.C.-based The Parents Television Council has reprimanded Mirren and Calista Flockhart, who repeated the phrase minutes later.

PTC officials feel studio bosses at NBC, the network that broadcast the Emmys, should have censored the two stars' comments.

PTC President L. Brent Bozell says, "It is utterly irresponsible and atrocious for NBC to air this vulgar language...when millions of children were in the viewing audience."

The family values organization has filed a complaint with broadcasting watchdogs the Federal Communications Commission.

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