Sacha Baron Cohen Spills 'Ashes' on Ryan Seacrest

And not just any ashes ... Kim Jong Il's
By Kate Seamons,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 26, 2012 8:01 PM CST
Sacha Baron Cohen, right, and guest arrive before the 84th Academy Awards on Sunday, Feb. 26, 2012, in the Hollywood section of Los Angeles.    (Matt Sayles)
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(Newser) – Sacha Baron Cohen-as-Dictator was dis-invited to the Oscars then invited again. And, as expected, he did something a little outrageous: spilled "ashes." Belonging to "Kim Jong-Il." Onto E! host Ryan Seacrest's tuxedo. Flanked by two flower girls, Baron Cohen jokingly claimed to be carrying the ashes of the late North Korean leader, whose face was displayed on the container.

In an interview with Seacrest, he claimed it was Kim's dream "to be sprinkled over the red carpet and over Halle Berry's chest." Then, as Seacrest was bending down, Baron Cohen spilled the ashes over Seacrest's tuxedo. The AP notes that even Seacrest looked shaken as he attempted to dust himself off; security muscled Baron Cohen away. Said Seacrest: "Anything can happen and it most certainly did, all over my lapel." (Read more Sacha Baron Cohen stories.)

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