(CBS) With the irreverent "The Book of Mormon" set for a Tonys sweep and a play with a name that can't be said in polite company on the list of nominees, it came as a bit of a surprise when the first person bleeped during Sunday night's award telecast on CBS was...Brooke Shields.
The 46-year-old "Pretty Baby" star pronounced the profanity after forgetting the lyrics - twice! - to a duet with host Neil Patrick Harris that was part of the show's opening number. She had to be handed a piece of paper with the words written on it.
Later, when she arrived on stage to present an award, Shields, who has written four books in addition to appearing on stage, screen and TV, joked, "I can do eight performances a week but I can't read a TelePrompTer."