After being initially banned from attending the Oscars in his “Dictator” persona, Sacha Baron Cohen was given the go-ahead to arrive in full General Aladeen regalia late last week. I guess the head honchos at the Oscars figured their boring-ass show could use all the help it could get. The “fun” started when he made his way over to Ryan Seacrest. Says Detroit Free Press,
Sacha Baron Cohen did exactly what the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences initially didn’t want him to — he showed up on the Oscar red carpet as the character in his upcoming movie, The Dictator, flanked by military assistants bearing flowers.
He stopped to talk to E!’s Ryan Seacrest, who asked, of course, “Who are you wearing?”
“I’m wearing John Galliano,” said Aladeen, “but the socks are from Kmart! As Saddam Hussein once said to me, socks are socks, don’t waste money.”
“I love it here because it gave me an opportunity to bring my dear friend and tennis partner, Kim Jong-il,” he said showing a gold urn with an image of the North Korean leader who died in December. “It was my dream to come to the Oscars and be sprinkled over the red carpet and Halle Berry’s chest.”
He then pretended to look at the bottom of the urn, saying it was from South Korea, and spilled the ashes all over Seacrest’s dapper Burberry tuxedo! Whoa!
“Now when people ask who you are wearing, you will say Kim Jong-il!” the general told Seacrest, as security guards seemed to pull him down the red carpet.
I don’t know what’s more predictable: that Sacha Baron Cohen acted like an idiot, or that Ryan Seacrest got a load dumped on him.
Watch the encounter below: