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Post by silly girl on Mon May 07 2012, 23:40

I am not a fan of Sacha Baron Cohen...I try to see the funny in him but I mostly cringe when he comes on screen....not my kind of humor....but I have been hearing this story al day:


Sacha Baron Cohen Apologizes to Ryan Seacrest for Dictator Oscar Ashing—but Which A-Lister Was His Original Target?

Well, we'll give this to Sacha Baron Cohen: he couldn't have picked a nicer guy to ash.

But he almost picked a different superstar to infamously dump fake remains over when he walked the red carpet at the Oscars this year.

Who, you ask? Good sport extraordinaire Ryan Seacrest revealed just which Oscar-winning movie star was the original intended target of the Dictator star's prank on his radio show this morning, while also relaying some even more surprising news: Cohen actually apologized!

Here's how it went down…

Proving his ubiquity, Seacrest casually mentioned how, over the weekend, he was hanging backstage at Saturday Night Live when he ran into an unexpected face…which led to an even more unexpected meeting.

"I saw Isla Fisher and I said hi, and she said these words, and then it dawned on me. She said, 'I apologize for my husband.' And I said, 'Oh, yes, yes, gotcha, thank you, thank you very much for saying that'…I didn't realize her husband, The Dictator, Sacha Baron Cohen, was doing a walk-on cameo."

Seacrest said the comedian then walked right by him and out on stage to perform his bit on "Weekend Update." When it was done, he made a beeline straight for the E! News man.

"He comes off stage, comes over to me, breaks character and says sorry about the Oscars, it wasn't personal," Seacrest relayed, adding that Cohen was "very very apologetic and genuine and kind and sweet."


"Then he started telling me how it went down…Originally he said that they were going to spill whatever it was in that urn on George Clooney. Someone decided that wasn't a great idea because he was up for a lot of nominations, it was a big night that night. Then they somehow spun the wheel of tragedy and landed on my name."

Seacrest confirmed to his KIIS-FM cohort that this was the first he'd directly heard from the despot-channeling actor since the incident, though noted that, "He apparently sent me a jacket that I think we donated to charity."

As for Cohen, he's been making the rounds recently in support of his film, this morning turning up on the Today show and wreaking all kinds of havoc on Matt Lauer, appearing in character as Admiral General Shabazz Aladeen and alluding to an imagined affair between the anchor and Ann Curry, pulling out a chunk of hair that ostensibly belonged to Matt's wife Annette and then admitting to "sex activity" between himself and Megan Fox, Katy Perry and Oprah Winfrey.

During a press conference earlier today (held, as always, in character), the dictator also revealed another imagined celebrity conquest, Kim Kardashian, before telling E! News he vowed to get all three of the Kardashian sisters deported "to the Middle East."

Though apparently even dictators know the bounds of their power, because immediately after the disclosure, he backtracked a bit, jokingly adding that the sisters very well might beat him up for that remark. We know who our money'd be on in that fight.



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Re: GC real target of the Dictator!

Post by melbert on Mon May 07 2012, 23:43

I think he's an ass. I don't find his "humor" funny at all.

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Post by Joanna on Mon May 07 2012, 23:50

Quote from article..."Then he started telling me how it went down…Originally he said that they were going to spill whatever it was in that urn on George Clooney. Someone decided that wasn't a great idea because he was up for a lot of nominations, it was a big night that night. Then they somehow spun the wheel of tragedy and landed on my name."

I don't believe that for one minute. Lying
He probably made up the story a long time afterwards,
just to name drop.

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Post by Katiedot on Tue May 08 2012, 06:34

Wow! That was a close shave for George. Not sure how his famous sense of humour would have taken the spilling of "cremains" over his tux at the Oscars . . . !

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Re: GC real target of the Dictator!

Post by watching on Tue May 08 2012, 09:37

Agree with Joanna. Doubt George was ever the planned target.

I do think that now that the film is coming (or is) out, they did need to spin it so that the press is about the actual film, not the incident with the ashes. And I would think the suits that funded the film would have wanted Cohen to make nice with Seacrest to ensure that the film got coverage on the E channel. If they did nothing, the film would get minimal publicity on the E channel (as Seacrest is one of their stars and makes them a lot of money) and none from Seacrest personally with his radio show and the entertainment shows that he hosts - which is a large segment of the film going general public. Less people seeing it, less profits.

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Post by macs on Tue May 08 2012, 09:45

I do avoid Cohen (now I know why)...
looks as he was going for some publicity since he was also "banned" from appearing in costume. I certainly hope he's not as stupid as to attack major A listers on the red carpet / especially right before they might take the stage to get an oscar... I don't see much people in the industry having humour about it, so yeah, it's probably name dropping

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Re: GC real target of the Dictator!

Post by Missa on Sat May 12 2012, 22:17

Actually, Cohen said the same thing in an interview with Howard Stern a few days ago. He said they'd originally planned to get George, but thought twice about it. I could see the thought crossing his mind, like "Who would get me the most publicity?", and then his agent saying "Would you like to ever work again? Don't hit Clooney." George is a good sport, but not THAT good. Very Happy




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Post by cindigirl on Sat May 12 2012, 22:23

There was a woman recently (I think a reporter) who hugged George and got bronzer on his suit collar. She apologized later and he said "that's all right, it took me only an hour get it off."

I don't think he'd be as forgiving to Cohen though. LOL

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Post by Missa on Sat May 12 2012, 22:27

Right. The reporter incident was an accident. What Cohen did was an obnoxious attention-grabbing stunt. I don't think George has much patience for that kind of thing, regardless of who it happens to, actually. Lucky Ryan Seacrest had a second jacket handy. A nominee wouldn't have been so prepared.

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Post by LornaDoone on Sun May 13 2012, 03:26

Don't much care for any of Sasha's films. Frankly, never bothered to go see one. Just the previews were enough to turn me off.

But there must be something to the guy himself that he actually got Isla Fisher to marry him.

I mean she's gorgeous and seems very sweet and probably could have had any guy she set her sites on so for her to pick him tells me he must be totally different in real life.

JMO.

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Post by Katiedot on Sun May 13 2012, 03:31

Yes, he's extremely intelligent and generally known as a good guy. The characters he plays in his films and on his TV show are just that: characters.

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