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That Borat Video of Giuliani Looks a Little Fishy

Some are suggesting that clip was deceptively edited

(Newser) - A closer look at the now-infamous scene involving Rudy Giuliani in the new Borat film suggests it was edited to appear worse than it was, writes Allahpundit at Hot Air . And he's not alone. You can watch the scene here . It shows Giuliani on a bed in the presence... More »

Borat 'Defends' Giuliani

Baron Cohen mocks Giuliani, Trump in Q&A

(Newser) - Rudy Giuliani insists he did nothing wrong in a scene from Borat Subsequent Moviefilm, and he is being defended—by Borat. But it might not be a defense Giuliani welcomes. "I am here to defend America's mayor, Rudolph Giuliani," Sacha Baron Cohen says, in character as the... More »

Giuliani on That Borat Scene: 'I Was Tucking In My Shirt'

Trump's lawyer says he's being targeted for 'exposing' the Biden family

(Newser) - Rudy Giuliani says there's a simple explanation to the apparently compromising scene from the new Borat movie in which he appears: "I was tucking in my shirt after taking off the recording equipment," President Trump's lawyer says. The scene, which the New York Times reports is... More »

Giuliani Appears to Touch Himself in Borat Scene

He was in hotel room with actress playing Borat's daughter

(Newser) - Spoilers for Borat Subsequent Moviefilm lie ahead. The review embargo for Sacha Baron Cohen's sequel has been lifted—and a scene in which Rudy Giuliani appears to touch himself is getting the most attention. The former New York mayor was filmed by concealed cameras when he went to a... More »

Holocaust Survivor's Estate Sues Over Borat 2

Judith Dim Evans was 'horrified' by her inclusion in mockumentary, says her estate

(Newser) - Borat is back—and here come the lawsuits. The estate of a recently deceased Holocaust survivor is suing the creators of the Borat sequel to have her interview pulled from the flick before its release on Amazon Prime next Friday. Judith Dim Evans spoke with actor-comedian Sasha Baron Cohen about... More »

Borat Is Back

Sequel to 2006 Sacha Baron Cohen film will be out before Election Day

(Newser) - Borat is back. Sacha Baron Cohen has filmed a sequel to his 2006 film Borat! Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan that Amazon plans to release before the election. The streaming giant confirmed Tuesday that it has acquired worldwide rights to the film, the AP... More »

Comedian Punks Alt-Right Rally With Crazy Sing-Along

Sacha Baron Cohen does his thing

(Newser) - Looks like comedian Sacha Baron Cohen infiltrated an alt-right event Saturday and sang a racist song that stirred up the crowd, Deadline reports. Cohen—who's known for going undercover in his Who Is America? show—took the stage in overalls and a fake beard at the Washington State Three... More »

Sacha Baron Cohen Calls Out the 'Silicon Six'

He says Zuckerberg, 5 other tech execs hold too much sway over world's information

(Newser) - Borat actor Sacha Baron Cohen made a lot of headlines last week when he used a speech before the Anti-Defamation League to call out Mark Zuckerberg for allowing bigots to spread lies and hateful propaganda on Facebook. In a new Washington Post op-ed adapted from the same speech, Cohen again... More »

Sacha Baron Cohen Unloads on Zuckerberg

He says Facebook would have catered to Hitler if it were around in the 1930s

(Newser) - Sacha Baron Cohen has a plan to "save democracy"—one that involves putting an end to "the greatest propaganda machine in history." Honored Thursday by the Anti-Defamation League for his efforts to expose hate through comedy, Baron Cohen blamed tech giants Google, Twitter, and Facebook for... More »

Borat Claims New Victim: Pam Anderson, Kid Rock's Marriage

Sacha Baron Cohen says his movie, which Anderson co-starred in, did the couple in

(Newser) - The reasons why couples split up are often a complicated mixture of daily irritations and larger issues, but for Pamela Anderson and Kid Rock, there was one main impetus: Borat, USA Today reports. That's according to Sacha Baron Cohen, who appeared on an installment of the Daily Beast's... More »

Baron Cohen: Some Footage Was 'too Dark' to Air

The comic actor explains what happened in Las Vegas

(Newser) - Even for Sacha Baron Cohen, this was "too dark and wrong." While shooting his series Who Is America?, the comic provocateur filmed an encounter with a Las Vegas concierge that never made it on air, Newsweek reports. In an interview with Deadline , Baron Cohen says he was playing... More »

Roy Moore Wants $95M for Who Is America Stunt

He says his reputation has been damaged

(Newser) - Roy Moore has made good on his threat to sue Sacha Baron Cohen and Showtime over his appearance on Who Is America. The former chief justice of the Alabama Supreme Court and failed US Senate candidate is seeking $95 million, Variety reports, saying he was tricked into appearing on the... More »

OJ Won't Take the Bait in Sacha Baron Cohen Interview

Comedian tries to get a confession, ends up with only a high-five

(Newser) - The last guest on Sacha Baron Cohen's last show of the season for Who Is America? is a doozy: OJ Simpson. In the interview, the comedian poses as an Italian TV host named Gio Monaldo who keeps making references to the murder of Nicole Brown Simpson, notes Entertainment Weekly... More »

Sheriff Joe's Bizarre Baron Cohen Interview Airs

Senate candidate is tricked into NSFW answers

(Newser) - "Sheriff" Joe Arpaio has previously acknowledged that he was one of the victims of Sacha Baron Cohen's new show, and the episode finally aired Sunday night. It is ... something. Cohen poses as Finnish YouTube celebrity OMGWhizzBoyOMG and asks Arpaio about guns, President Trump, and other issues all while... More »

Roy Moore Storms Out of His Who Is America? Interview

After supposedly failing a 'pedophile detector test'

(Newser) - Roy Moore's Who Is America? segment aired on Sunday night's episode of the Showtime series, and it featured the former Alabama chief justice and failed US Senate candidate storming off the set after supposedly failing a "pedophile detector test," AL.com reports. Sacha Baron Cohen'... More »

First Head to Roll Over Baron Cohen: Pol Who Dropped Pants

Georgia Rep. Jason Spencer changes mind, will step down at the end of the month

(Newser) - After an initial refusal to resign, Georgia state Rep. Jason Spencer is doing just that. The Republican who pulled down his pants and yelled racial slurs during what he believed to be anti-terrorism training with an Israeli military expert on the latest episode of Sacha Baron Cohen's Who Is ... More »

This May Be the 'Most Humiliating' Who Is America? Segment Yet

Georgia lawmakers are calling for state Rep. Jason Spencer to resign after his appearance

(Newser) - The second episode of Sacha Baron Cohen's Who Is America? aired Sunday night on Showtime, and it may have claimed its first casualty: Georgia lawmakers are calling for state Rep. Jason Spencer to step down after what Mic calls a "life-ruining appearance" on the show. "Of all... More »

Showtime, Baron Cohen: Sarah Palin Is Wrong

Network disputes her claim that he pretended to be a disabled veteran

(Newser) - Showtime and Sacha Baron Cohen are pushing back against allegations the comedian duped guests on his new show by posing as a disabled vet, reports the AP . The network said in a statement that "Baron Cohen did not present himself as a disabled veteran" or wear military apparel when... More »

Hits Great, Misses Dull in Who Is America?

Reviewers split on Sacha Baron Cohen's latest

(Newser) - Sacha Baron Cohen is back—and Sarah Palin wasn't the only person he was able to dupe in new series Who Is America?, which debuted on Showtime on Sunday night. In the first of seven episodes, the British comedian of Borat fame meets assorted Americans while posing as conspiracy-obsessed... More »

The List of Baron Cohen's Victims Keeps Growing

And he responds in character to Sarah Palin ahead of show's premiere on Sunday

(Newser) - Every day, it seems, a new victim comes forward to admit being duped by Sacha Baron Cohen in a stunt for a new Showtime series called Who Is America?. Baron Cohen tricked, or tried to trick, famous people from across the political spectrum into outrageous interviews, and the results will... More »

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