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'American Hustle' Deleted Scenes Include Jeremy Renner Leading The Gang In A Dance Session

This film image released by Sony Pictures shows, from left,  Amy Adams, Bradley Cooper, Jeremy Renner, Christian Bale and Jen
This film image released by Sony Pictures shows, from left, Amy Adams, Bradley Cooper, Jeremy Renner, Christian Bale and Jennifer Lawrence in a scene from "American Hustle." While shooting in Boston, David O. Russell?s upcoming fictionalization of the Abscam investigation, ?American Hustle,? found itself caught up in the Boston Marathon bombing. When the city was essentially shut down for the manhunt, the production had to be stopped for a day. The experience, Russell says, was felt closely by the production. (AP Photo/Sony - Columbia Pictures, Francois Duhamel)

Even if "American Hustle" went home empty-handed at the Oscars last week, the movie's fans are still a voracious bunch. And while a couple of deleted scenes may not erase the pain of those who championed David O. Russell's '70s caper, perhaps they'll help to soften the Oscar-less blow.

Two new clips from the DVD and Blu-ray's special features have surfaced online, and one of them is a must-watch for anyone who adored Jennifer Lawrence singing "Live and Let Die" in the movie. The deleted scene finds Carmine (Jeremy Renner) urging the crew to join him onstage for a dance session.

The second clip has Irving (Christian Bale) calming Carmine's anger after the tour he's giving to the phony sheikh (Michael Peña) goes awry. As Vanity Fair's Katey Rich points out, could this have been Renner's Oscar opportunity?

"American Hustle" arrives on DVD and Blu-ray on March 18.

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