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'Price is Right' anniversary controversy

12:49 PM, Sep 7, 2012   |    comments
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By Olivia Barker, USA TODAY

The folks behind The Price is Right don't have a beef with Bob Barker, the man who put the show on the pop culture map.

They just didn't think to invite him to their 40th anniversary special -- or so says host Drew Carey in an interview with TMZ.

"It wasn't because of animosity or anything like that," Carey says. "Nobody has anything against him. ... It just didn't occur to anybody to invite him personally to be on the show because it was a salute to contestants."

Carey says he feels "really bad" about the brouhaha.

Barker has been telling the media he was "ignored" from the special for calling out the show for its connections to organizations "notorious for animal abuse."

USA TODAY

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