Sacha Baron Cohen Spills `Ashes' On Seacrest At Oscars

Sacha Baron Cohen ran amuck on the Oscars' red carpet Sunday night, spilling a vase of what he jokingly claimed were ashes on E! host Ryan Seacrest.

Baron Cohen arrived in character for his upcoming film, "The Dictator," in which he plays a kind of Moammar Gadhafi parody. Flanked by two flower girls, he claimed to be carrying the ashes of the late North Korean dictator Kim Jong Il.

He told Seacrest that it was Jong Il's dream to "be sprinkled over the red carpet and over Halle Berry's chest." Then, as Seacrest was bending down, he spilled the ashes over Seacrest's tuxedo.

The E! host smiled as security physically pushed Baron Cohen away. He said: "Anything can happen and it most certainly did, all over my lapel."


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  • by Anonymous on Mar 4, 2012 at 05:27 AM
    and how was what he did funny?? stupid maybe,,,, but funny?
  • by Bob Location: Waynesboto,va on Feb 28, 2012 at 06:19 AM
    Amazingly, funny as it can be.
    The oscars are so uptight and pretentious
    it needed something to rock the cage a bit.
    Still believe it was totally staged, if not, oh well can't wait to see the movie.
  • by Obama Snake Oil Co Location: Washington on Feb 27, 2012 at 08:15 AM
    OWS must have been slow over the weekend...
  • by Uncle Sam Location: U.S.A. on Feb 27, 2012 at 07:29 AM
    This is a sad state of affairs when this story even makes it out of Hollywood.With all the things going on in the world and this is what makes the news...SAD
  • by Anonymous on Feb 27, 2012 at 06:09 AM
    Well, there's a movie to put on my MOST-NOT-SEE list!
    • reply
      by Anonymous on Feb 27, 2012 at 09:48 AM in reply to
      ...MUST-NOT-See, my apologies.
  • by Anonymous on Feb 27, 2012 at 05:16 AM
    how exactly was what he did funny? he seems like a buffoon
  • by Milo Location: Hawkinsvilleburgton on Feb 27, 2012 at 02:34 AM
    Good stuff, all this awards garbage is a joke. May as well have fun with them Hollywood clowns. Cohen is a master at promoting his movies this way and also poking fun at the pretentiousness of the industry. I hope his new movie is better than Bruno. Couldn't get through that one, took that character too far in my opinion.
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      by 40some on Feb 27, 2012 at 06:55 AM in reply to Milo
      Yep! That was pretty bad. Borat was a disappointment too. Nowhere near as funny as alot of the clips on HBO.
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