LOS ANGELES (LALATE) – Sacha Baron Cohen’s The Dictator spilled faux ashes on Ryan Seacrest (video below) during the 2012 Oscars Red Carpet arrivals. Sacha Baron Cohen spilled faked Kim Jong-il ashes on Ryan Seacrest as The Dictator approached the E! Entertainment interviewer. The ashes, in truth, were pancake mix.
Cohen arrived at the Oscars with his female security force from the Republic of Wadiya. Initially the Dictator was banned from the Oscars. The Dictator had said “While I applaud the Academy for taking away my right to free speech, I warn you that if you do not lift your sanctions and give me my tickets back by 12 p.m. on Sunday, you will face unimaginable consequences.”
But then Oscars producer Brian Grazer told “Extra” “We’re thrilled to have him and he’ll be on the red carpet, I guess, dressed as the Dictator”. In the end, Grazer’s security escorted Cohen out of the Oscars for spilling “ashes” on the red carpet.
Cohen first said “I love it here because it gave me an opportunity to bring my dear friend and tennis partner, Kim Jong-il.” But moments later he “accidentally” spilled the “ashes” on Seacrest. “Now when people ask what you’re wearing, you will say Kim Jong-il!”
Seacrest later told fans “A lot of people hitting up after parties tonight… me? I’m hosting a pancake breakfast tomorrow … My mom always told me to pack two jackets for red carpets, always wondered why. Now I know.”
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