Proving that they take themselves way more seriously than the MTV Movie Awards, the Academy of Motion Pictures warned prankster Sasha Baron Cohen this week that he could not attend the Oscars in character from his latest film. According to an official statement from an Academy spokesperson, “The red carpet is not about stunting.” As everyone knows, the red carpet is only to reinforce our country’s love of Angelina Jolie, Brad Pitt, George Clooney, and our annual token African-American newcomer, up for a statue for their supporting role in a film starring much bigger celebrities.
Was Mr. Baron Cohen, who co-starred in Hugo, even planning on attending as Admiral Gen. Shabazz Aladeen from The Dictator, a mockumentary about a Middle Eastern tyrant from the fictional Republic of Wadiya?
Well, now that the powers of be say that he can’t do it, the British comedian is going to milk all the publicity from this non-scandal as possible. And he’s going to do it in character. On the Today show. Poor Ann Curry.
No need to channel-surf! Here’s a list of notables on late night tonight. We’ll post each weekday, for your convenience!
The Late Show with David Letterman (CBS, 11:30pm): Sacha Baron Cohen; Rob Thomas.
The Tonight Show with Conan O’Brien (NBC, 11:35pm): Samuel L. Jackson; Kevin Connolly; musical guest Andrew Bird.
Jimmy Kimmel Live (ABC,12:05am): Kathy Read More
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AP is reporting that a defamation suit against Sasha Baron Cohen and the makers of Borat has been dismissed. The suit, filed on behalf of Jeffrey Lemerond, who is shown shouting at Baron Cohen to “Go Away!” in a scene shot in Manhattan, was dismissed by Judge Loretta Preska.
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