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Sacha Baron Cohen Pushed A Woman Off The Stage — Don’t Worry, It Was A Prank

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Sacha Baron Cohen pulled a prank at the Britannia Awards when, upon accepting an award, he pushed an elderly women in a wheelchair off the stage. How unlike him, to pull a prank! He said the woman (above) was the, via Daily News,

oldest surviving actor to have worked with Chaplin in a silent movie.

Then, he “accidentally” fell on “Chaplin’s cane” and pushed her into the audience.

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He then said,

Grace Cullington is the oldest, no, sorry was the oldest-surviving (Chaplin co-star). I dedicate my award to her. This is obviously a tragedy. She has upstaged me. But on the bright side, what a great way to go, giving an award to me.

I’d like to say a few words her family. Do not try to sue me. If you decide to get the lawyers involved, I will take you down just like I did your granny. The cane that woman forced on me was clearly defective and I’ve got lots of witnesses.

The audience was like, wha?

Still better than Miley’s latest performance stunt, no?

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Isla Fisher Says Being With Borat Didn’t Help Her Career

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Isla Fisher, the one who isn’t Amy Adams, gave an interview with Cosmopolitan UK where she claims she had no help in Hollywood at all, despite dating and then marrying Sacha Baron Cohen, who was A+++ in Hollywood for a good few months (and then Bruno happened). Here’s what she told Cosmo (via Daily Mail):

I really have had no help. In fact, the one time I did ask for help was after my agent in LA fired me. I was auditioning for all sorts of things but kept getting told “no”, so she just fired me! So anyway, I said to Sacha, who was my boyfriend at the time, “Can you ask your agent if they’ll represent me?” And his agent said, “No way”. It was the only favor I’d ever asked, and I was like, “OK… great”. But it spurred me on. I’ve had no helping hand in Hollywood. But in general I’ve found that when it comes to getting jobs, what’s meant for you can’t pass you by.

Yeah, okay. I can buy that in the very beginning Borat’s agent wouldn’t want to take her on as a client, but there is no way that Borat didn’t help her get auditions, either through him personally or a meeting he set up with someone else, like a producer or casting agent. That’s just total bullshit. They started dating around 2002 – 2003, and a year later she’s working with David O. Russell in I Heart Huckabees, then she and Cohen get engaged, and soon after that she gets her career defining role in the huge Hollywood big budget comedy Wedding Crashers, and that has nothing to do with Cohen at all? Girl, please.

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Update: General Aladeen to Attend the Oscars

Photo: Admiral General Aladeen (Sacha Baron Cohen) poses with his Oscars tickets

Whoa! This is huge!

Yesterday, Sacha Baron Cohen, as Admiral General Shabazz Aladeen, rallied support—on the “Today” show and online—for the Admiral’s permission to attend the Academy Awards.

Fictional Admiral Aladeen has been petitioning the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and “Zionists” to attend the Oscars in Baron Cohen’s stead. And the Academy has decided to indulge him!

Us Magazine:

An Academy rep initially said it didn’t feel “appropriate” for Cohen, 40, to arrive in costume; they changed their minds Friday afternoon, according to Deadline. “Does Sacha need a changing room?” an Academy rep reportedly asked Cohen’s PR team.

Cohen, who has two young daughters with actress wife Isla Fisher, was elated that the Academy changed its tune.

“Victory is ours! Today the mighty nation of Wadiya triumphed over the Zionist snakes of Hollywood. Evil and all those who made Satan their protector were vanquished and driven into the Pacific Sea,” the actor tweeted. “What I am trying to say here is that the Academy have surrendered and sent over two tickets and a parking pass! Today Oscar, tomorrow Obama!”

The Admiral also posed with his Oscars tickets in a Twitpic. And he’s holding a golden handgun! (Is that supposed to be the “parking pass”? Oh, dear.)

I think it’s important to note that, although Baron Cohen is dressed up as the Dictator, that grin looks pretty sincere.

I skimmed the Deadline article in a little more detail, and I can tell you why the Academy changed its mind: Baron Cohen promised to change out of his Dictator costume and into a tuxedo before going onstage with the cast of Hugo. Which, of course he planned to get into a tux all along! It’s not like he’d attend the Oscars ceremony hoping to annoy Martin Scorsese! Please.

I feel a little conflicted, though: all of this establishes a terrible precedent. Until now, the Academy has flat-out refused to allow Baron Cohen to attend the ceremony “in character” (Borat was disallowed in 2007), citing a policy having to do with “marketing” other movies on the red carpet.

The 2012 Academy Awards will also mark the first time other movies’ commercials may air during the telecast.

All the same, if there’s one thing people complain about every year, it’s that the Academy seems woefully out-of-touch. So it’s nice that the Academy is willing to pretend to have a sense of humor.