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Sacha Baron Cohen Spills Ashes on Ryan Seacrest at Oscars

There were plenty of daring fashion displays at the Academy Awards, but none were as unpredictable as Sacha Baron Cohen’s. He showed up on the red carpet in character, despite warnings he’d be removed from the show for such a stunt.

The Borat actor’s latest creation, Admiral General Aladeen from his upcoming movie The Dictator, had bodyguards, promised death to the West (and the Academy), and was carrying an urn containing the ashes of his late fellow dictator and “doubles tennis partner” Kim Jong-il. Cohen proceeded to dump the ashes all over Ryan Seacrest, giving new meaning to the old red carpet chestnut “Who are you wearing?”