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Sacha Baron Cohen
Originally posted 06/03/2009 08:20PM
Three days after storming out of the MTV Movie Awards, Eminem is setting the record straight about what exactly happened that night between him and comedian Sacha Baron Cohen: It was all a gag.
"I'm thrilled that we pulled this off better than we rehearsed it," the rapper, 36, tells RapRadar about his altercation with the actor, who was dressed as his flamboyant character Brüno. "It had so many people going 'nuts' so to speak. Everyone was blowing me up about it."
Originally posted 05/31/2009 11:00PM
Eminem returned to the spotlight Sunday, spitting the lyrics of his name-dropping singles "We Made You" and "Crack A Bottle" from his hit album Relapse at the MTV Movie Awards. But not long after his performance, he stormed away from his seat in the auditorium when Sacha Baron Cohen, dressed as his flamboyant character Brüno in angel wings and a barely-visible thong, descended on wires and landed face down in the rapper's lap.
Bodyguards pounced and Eminem's entourage made its exit in what was the most outrageous moment of a night of filled with irreverence. Other examples: host Andy Samberg spoofing box office hits like Slumdog Millionaire (which was nominated six times but came up empty handed) and Star Trek, Amy Poehler accepting the Golden Popcorn trophy for the best "WTF moment" and Forest Whitaker singing an operatic rendition of Samberg's Emmy Award winning song "D– in a Box."
But the night belonged to the film sensation Twilight, which picked up five awards, including the top prize for best movie.
Originally posted 05/08/2009 08:25AM
What price art? How about not being able to sit down for three days?
No, it's not what you think. But after creating a scene going through the security checkpoint at the Wichita airport and displaying his assets for the poster for his new mockumentary Brüno, Sacha Baron Cohen apparently decided to see if blonds really do have more fun.
He learned – the hard way – they do not.
Originally posted 04/24/2009 06:00PM
Meet Brüno, the latest crazy creation of Sacha Baron Cohen, who puts his best cheeks forward in this poster for his new movie.
Playing a flamboyantly gay Austrian fashionista in a film so outrageous it was initially slapped with an NC-17 rating, Cohen takes on the world of haute couture in Brüno, his follow-up to Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan. The mockumentary opens July 10. – Mike Fleeman
Originally posted 11/03/2008 11:45AM
Taking a lighter approach to a heavy topic, Sacha Baron Cohen went undercover Sunday as his alter ego Bruno – a flamboyantly gay fashion reporter from Austria – at a rally outside Los Angeles's City Hall.
At issue: ballot measure Proposition 8, which would ban same-sex marriage in California. The British comedian, as Bruno (in a blond wig and preppy outfit), effusively showed his support for the measure, the Associated Press reports.
Once photographers and reporters recognized the true identity of Bruno and attempted to descend upon him, Cohen's own camera crew worked to shield him. Eventually, he was escorted away inside a van.
– Jesse Curti
Originally posted 03/31/2008 12:55PM
Sacha Baron Cohen strikes again.
This time, the alter ego of Borat and Ali G, in the guise of flamboyant Austrian fashion journalist Brüno, caused a minor scene in Wichita's Mid-Continent Airport while apparently filming his latest movie, tentatively titled Brüno.
Following Cohen's behavior with an accomplice (see video above), airport officials are said to be re-considering policies concerning permission to film inside the facility, the Associated Press reports.
But then, Cohen/Brüno is no stranger to repercussions. On his HBO show, Cohen barely escaped bodily harm when, as Brüno, he got some American surfers to moon the camera – before he announced he was from Austrian Gay TV.
Like the widescreen Borat, which proved a critical and commercial success, Brüno is expected to lampoon American social and sexual behavior through the eyes of an outsider.
– Bran Orloff
Originally posted 01/21/2008 10:25AM
An etiquette teacher found herself on the wrong end of a lesson when Alabama's Supreme Court sided with actor Sacha Baron Cohen in a lawsuit she'd filed against the actor.
Kathie Martin claimed that the British comedian duped her into appearing in his movie, Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan, in which Baron Cohen poses as a journalist from Kazakhstan traveling the United States in search of Pamela Anderson, the Associated Press reports.
Originally posted 01/02/2008 12:00PM
New dad Sacha Baron Cohen is taking his movie career more seriously in the new year – ditching his Borat character for a political role as 1960s Vietnam War protester Abbie Hoffman.
Baron Cohen is set to earn some $6 million for appearing in The Trial of the Chicago Seven, a project Steven Spielberg is developing for DreamWorks, London's Sunday Times reports.
Originally posted 12/21/2007 02:40PM
Sacha Baron Cohen is officially saying good-bye – or the Kazakh word for good-bye – to Borat, now that the comic character's phenomenal success leaves him unable to ambush any more unsuspecting victims.
The actor and comedian, 36, tells England's Daily Telegraph that he is forced to ditch the hapless journalist from Kazakhstan, as well his rapper character Ali G – and that it's a sad farewell.
"When I was being Ali G and Borat, I was in character sometimes 14 hours a day, and I came to love them, so admitting I am never going to play them again is quite a sad thing," Cohen says. "It is like saying goodbye to a loved one."
Originally posted 11/22/2007 06:00PM
Born last month, Sacha Baron Cohen and Isla Fisher's daughter Olive had her first outing in Beverly Hills Wednesday. The comedic couple were spotted leaving the Four Seasons – mother and daughter in matching grey with Olive sporting fashionable pink converse and Borat star Cohen dutifully carrying the child seat. Fisher is set to focus on motherhood and has said she hasn't "got any plans to jump back into [work]," but fans can look forward to Cohen's next flick, which features his alter ego Bruno and Universal Pictures won the bidding war to produce.
– Kristin Boehm
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