The Dictator

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MIB: 3 Zaps Avengers, Nabs $55M

'Avengers' finally falls off the top spot

(Newser) - Men in Black: 3 turned out to be much more in the black than The Avengers , winning the three-day holiday weekend with a whopping $55 million domestically and $202 million worldwide. But, notes the Hollywood Reporter , it needs to do well to justify the $230 million Sony spent to make... More »

Sacha Baron Cohen One-Upped by ... Camel

Cannes publicity stunt goes a little differently than planned

(Newser) - Sacha Baron Cohen was at Cannes today to promote his new film The Dictator, but he got upstaged—by a camel. The actor, dressed in character as Admiral General Aladeen, lost his balance after climbing on the animal and nearly fell off, according to the Hollywood Reporter . Fortunately, he was... More »

Baron Cohen's Latest Target: Washington

Invites DC to premiere at Robert Mugabe's

(Newser) - Either Robert Mugabe has taken a sudden interest in Hollywood, or Sacha Baron Cohen's up to something . Washington media and lobbyists have been receiving invitations to Baron Cohen's new film, The Dictator—supposedly from the leader of Zimbabwe himself. "President Robert Mugabe and the Ministry of Education,... More »

Baron Cohen's Dictator Barred From Oscars

Star ordered to guarantee there'll be no funny business

(Newser) - Sacha Baron Cohen has been told he's not welcome at this Sunday's Academy Awards unless he promises he won't arrive dressed up as a Middle Eastern military dictator. Oscar tickets are in jeopardy for the creator of Borat and Bruno because of fears that he will arrive... More »

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