You never know what’s going to happen when Sasha Baron Cohen is in the house, and Ryan Seacrest ended up on the losing end of the exchange yesterday (February 26).
The “American Idol” host was doing red carpet interviews at the 44th Academy Awards when the “Borat” actor approached him dressed as his character from “The Dictator,” and carrying what he claimed to be the ashes of late North Korean leader Kim Jong-Il.
It's the most highly-anticipated event of the awards show season, and the red carpet at the Kodak Theatre will soon be overflowing with the top names in show business.
With the final preparations being tended to, the 84th Annual Academy Awards will kick off on ABC with red carpet coverage beginning at 7 PM ET while the ceremony officially gets underway at 8:25 PM ET on Sunday (February 26).
After appearing on the "Today" show this morning to speak out against his Oscar ban, Sacha Baron Cohen's "The Dictator" character of Admiral General Aladee has gotten his way.
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences has just made the decision to extend an invite to Cohen which permits him to dress as his "The Dictator" character for the Kodak Tyheatre red carpet festivities on Sunday (February 26).
Continuing his battle with the powers that be at the Academy Awards, Sacha Baron Cohen called the “Today” show in character as “The Dictator” this morning (February 24).
The “Bruno” actor had previously posted a clip on YouTube announcing his plans, and declared first-hand how he felt about being banned from the Oscars on Sunday- "Admiral General Aladeen will deliver a formal response tomorrow morning to being banned from the Oscars by the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Zionists."
With the Academy having issued a warning to Paramount Studios in regards to their unwillingness to allow Sacha Baron Cohen to turn the Oscars red carpet into a publicity stunt for his upcoming movie "The Dictator," the comedic actor has just issued a statement on the matter.
Milking the headline-making news for all it's worth, the 40-year-old English comedic actor's web posting told that his character, Admiral General Aladeen, will be offering a complete press statement on the controversy on Friday (February 24).
He'll wear just about anything to get a rise out of his audience, but has Sacha Baron Cohen's latest controversial costume choice gone too far?
The "Borat" star is set to be among the star-studded crowd at the Oscars this Sunday (February 26), but according to Deadline Hollywood, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences has pulled Cohen’s tickets due to his wardrobe.