12:17 PM EDT 11/19/2013
Originally posted 11/10/2013 04:20PM
Borat star Sacha Baron Cohen took the A-list audience at Saturday's Brittania awards through a variety of emotions when he took the stage at the Beverly Hilton to accept the Charlie Chaplin award.
There to present him with his award from BAFTA-LA was a wheelchair-bound woman identified as 87-year-old Grace Collington, Charlie Chaplin's oldest living co-star. The crowd applauded warmly as she presented the actor with one of the silent film legend's canes. And then they laughed as Cohen imitated Chaplin's funny walk.
But seconds later there were gasps of horror as he tripped and knocked the elderly actress off the stage and onto the ground.
Originally posted 12/05/2012 03:30PM
Following a Sunday night screening of Les Miserables, the cast and crew dined at Porter House New York.
Hugh Jackman, Anne Hathaway, Amanda Seyfried, Eddie Redmayne, Russell Crowe and Sacha Baron Cohen were all on hand to celebrate the film.
Anna Wintour, Michael Kors, Joan Collins and Tony Danza were also there to enjoy passed items from Chef Michael Lomonaco including roasted sliced filet mignon with cabernet and shallot sauce, porcini mushroom ravioli with white truffle cream and bite-sized desserts including New York state apple pie, cream puffs and mini ice cream sandwiches.
But the most delicious part of the evening was when Jackman – accompanied by a pianist – serenaded Seyfried with "Happy Birthday" while she stood on top of the grand piano bench in the center of the dining room.
Originally posted 11/06/2012 05:00PM
As a mom to two little ones, daughters Olive, 5, and Elula, 2, Isla Fisher has her hands full. Lucky for her, staying fit and beautiful – job requirements for the Bachelorette star – isn't a challenge.
"Breastfeeding – that's my big slimming secret!" Fisher, 36, says in the winter issue of Women's Health U.K., on stands Wednesday and available digitally. "That and Spanx. Anytime anyone compliments me on my figure, I'm wearing my Spanx undies."
Fisher, who shares parenting duties with husband Sacha Baron Cohen, says she does watch what she eats but adds, "I've been blessed in that I never had any body issues during pregnancy. I loved being able to eat whatever I wanted and the whole experience of giving life. And I never worried about losing the weight afterwards, because breastfeeding burns all the calories up so fast."
Originally posted 05/16/2012 02:45PM
Sacha Baron Cohen has brought an entourage of beautiful women to many of his promotional appearances for The Dictator, but his date for the Cannes Film Festival might be his most mesmerizing yet.
Before making his way down the Croisette promenade Wednesday, Cohen, in character as Admiral General Aladeen, comically mounted a camel named Osama to mark his entrance.
The actor and his ride attended a photo call for the comedy, which hits theaters today, then later went to relax with a stop at a nearby cafe and some browsing at a local Ralph Lauren store.
Originally posted 05/16/2012 01:45PM
There's nothing like low expectations to take a movie from, "Oh, this is going to be bad," to, "Whoa! That was not bad!"
Without the everyday people for Sacha Baron Cohen to interact with in his new movie The Dictator – plus that lackluster preview – I was fully prepared to write a review about why Cohen had been better as his previous alter-egos Borat and Brüno.
Boy, was I wrong.
There is still something missing without the unintentionally funny folks who interact with Cohen in character as part of a ruse – a staple of his earlier films. But Cohen's Dictator, full name: General Admiral Haffaz Aladeen, exists on the big screen only, surrounded by other (very funny) actors.
Originally posted 05/16/2012 01:10PM
Sacha Baron Cohen kicked off the tradition of Cannes publicity stunts Wednesday when he appeared as his latest alter ego to promote his new comedy, The Dictator. Cohen arrived atop his camel, Osama, bringing the iconic Croisette promenade to a standstill in the process.
Four-legged arrivals aside, this year's Cannes Film Festival promises to be one of the most star-studded in years with some of Hollywood's biggest names scheduled to appear. Bruce Willis and Bill Murray were also photographed Wednesday on the red carpet for Wes Anderson's Moonrise Kingdom, which opens the festival.
Others on the list of expected VIP attendees: The reigning king and queen of Cannes, Angelina Jolie and fiancé Brad Pitt (his new crime drama, Killing Them Softly premieres at the festival), though they may have some competition in the supercouple category this year.
Originally posted 02/27/2012 11:20AM
It was the question of the night on the Oscars red carpet: Did Ryan Seacrest have any idea what was coming when he interviewed Sacha Baron Cohen's alter-ego, The Dictator?
"I was surprised, but not surprised," Seacrest said during his radio show Monday morning. And while he wasn't expecting the interview to be without drama or incident, "I definitely did not know he was going to do that."
"That," of course, would be The Dictator dumping the contents of an urn – that supposedly contained the ashes of the late North Korean leader Kim Jong-il – all over the tuxedo-clad E! host.
After agreeing to do the interview, "in the back of my head I'm thinking, this guy isn't coming as The Dictator to not do something. To what extent, I don't know." But as their chat progressed, Seacrest began to feel a sense of unease.
Originally posted 02/26/2012 07:25PM
Well, that's one way to turn heads on the red carpet.
When Sacha Baron Cohen made his much-anticipated arrival on the red carpet Sunday night outside Los Angeles's Hollywood and Highland Center for the 84th annual Academy Awards, the Dictator star carried an unexpected accessory: a prop urn filled, tongue-in-cheek, with what he said were the ashes of late North Korean leader Kim Jong-il, who died last December.
Always up for antics, Cohen, fully costumed in a militia coat as Admiral General Aladeen, dumped the urn on E! host Ryan Seacrest, who later described the powder inside as pancake batter.
Originally posted 02/24/2012 07:00PM
Go figure: the Dictator got his way.
Sacha Baron Cohen is, in fact, welcome at the Oscars on Sunday, despite earlier word that the Academy was turning him away because of his plan to attend the ceremony in character as "Dictator" Admiral General Shabazz Aladeen from his latest film.
"VICTORY IS OURS! Today the Mighty Nation of Wadiya triumphed over the Zionist snakes of Hollywood," the "Dictator" Tweeted Friday. "Evil and all those who made Satan their protector were vanquished and driven into the Pacific Sea. What I am trying to say here is that the Academy have surrendered and sent over two tickets and a parking pass!"
The post was followed by a photo of Cohen in character, waving two tickets to the Oscars ceremony and a golden pistol.
Originally posted 02/23/2012 11:30AM
It would be quite a sight – Sacha Baron Cohen arriving on the red carpet at Sunday's Academy Awards as his outlandish and cruel character from his upcoming comedy The Dictator.
Except the Academy wants nothing to do with it.
A rep for the Oscars tells the New York Post that Cohen, 40, is still invited to the show, but only if he leaves the military garb and fake beard at home.
"We have expressed that we don't feel it's appropriate to use our Oscar red carpet as a venue for a movie promotional stunt," the rep says.
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