Los Angeles: Veteran Hollywood actor Clint Eastwood poked fun at reality TV star Caitlyn Jenner at the Spike TV Guys' Choice Awards, but the gag won't be broadcast when the ceremony airs on TV later this month.
The 85-year-old actor poked fun at the former Olympian -- who was known as Bruce Jenner before the gender transition -- while introducing Dwayne Johnson to the stage at the ceremony at California's Sony Pictures Studio on June 6.
Eastwood compared the wrestler-turned-actor to former athletes who have become actors "like Jim Brown and Caitlyn Somebody...."
However, the network has confirmed the joke will not be aired when the ceremony is broadcast on June 18.
"We will remove the reference in the version that will air," David Schwarz, Spike TV senior vice president of communications, told usatoday.com.