Dusted

One of the few surprises came before the ceremony began, when Sacha Baron Cohen approached the E! host Ryan Seacrest on the red carpet,” writes N.Y. Times “Tv Watch” critic Alessandra Stanley. “The comedian was in character from his new movie, The Dictator, and carried an urn filled with what he described as the ashes of Kim Jong-il, the deceased leader of North Korea.

“The comedian spilled the ashes all over a shocked Mr. Seacrest, saying, as he was hustled off by security guards, ‘When someone asks you what you are wearing, you will say Kim Jong-il.’ Mr. Seacrest was not amused.”

At the Artist after-party I was told by a Paramount publicist that there was definitely blowback from Seacrest after-the fact.

  • http://5dagendieet.org/ Any1

    “I was told by a publicist who was in the loop that there was definitely blowback from Seacrest during subsequent commercial breaks.”

    Isn’t that normal? It’s always like that right?

  • Tyrion

    What a douche!

    Also, Cohen probably shouldn’t have done that to him.

  • Markj74

    This is the main thing Seacrest will be remembered for. The guy’s always been a vapid asshole.

  • AlexG

    I thought that was hysterical! That douche Seacrest deserved it and then some

  • Ray

    Laugh all you want but THOSE WERE ACTUALLY KIM’S ASHES.

  • Smedley

    I liked the spilled urn joke better when Monty Python “accidentally” spilled Graham Chpaman’s ashes.

  • dangovich

    That’s not the first time Seacrest’s been standing next to an obvious beard.

  • zumpano

    I thought the funnier, more sly, joke was when the Dictator said that he was wearing John Galliano.

  • DiscoNap

    Can I be insane and ask why you guys all hate the Seacrests or even the Carson Dally’s of the world so much? TV presenter is a fairly specific skill set, and being a wooden toolbag isn’t exactly a disqualification.

    That said Ryan could have been a much better sport. And yeah zumpano is right. As usual Cohen’s throwaway lines are better than his assaults.

  • Redbeard

    Would have been awesome if Seacrest had just decked him right there.

  • Mark

    Seacrest gets hate because the guy makes bank, and some think that it’s an easy gig. Very few, however, can pull it off as well, and none of those few are on the HE forum board, so their fucking idiots. It’s not like he’s Ann Curry, who can’t get 5 seconds into a interview without making 10 cringeworthy errors.

  • Mark

    sorry, “they’re” fucking idiots. I’m one too, obviously.

  • JLC

    Yeah, but after the “dust” settled, Seacrest probably left with both of Cohen’s “bodyguards.”

  • Raising_Kaned

    You know, I don’t hate Seacrest or anything (is it even possible to feel that strongly about someone who has no real discernible personality?), but I think it’s somehow hilariously fitting that this incident happened to HIM.

  • deacondawkins

    Just like with Bruno and Eminem, we’ll fund out in a few days it was all staged.

  • Mark

    “but I think it’s somehow hilariously fitting that this incident happened to HIM.”

    I think it would have been hilarious if he did it to Robin Roberts instead. That would have at least been dangerous for Cohen.

  • Super Soul

    It’s in both of their best interests to play up any ill will as much as possible.

  • DukeSavoy

    The North Korean govt. is reportedly demanding that the dusty spot on the red carpet and Seacrest’s jacket be considered North Korean soil and has threatened to attack South Korea if a vacuum cleaner or Lindsey Lohan is seen within 500 feet of the carpet or the coat. The North Koreans are planning a big budget film on the incident titled The Carpet is Red!. Pauly Shore will play Seacrest, Uzbeki president Islam Karimov will play Cohen and Kourtney Kardashian will play Kim-Jong Il in an uncredited cameo.

  • Mr. F.

    Well, at least it was funnier than a “glitterbomb”.

  • DeafEars

    “Can I be insane and ask why you guys all hate the Seacrests or even the Carson Dally’s of the world so much? TV presenter is a fairly specific skill set, and being a wooden toolbag isn’t exactly a disqualification.”

    I used to hate Carson Daly, but once he started his REALLY late night show, the guy turned out to be fairly informed about things and has cool guests on his show, like Werner Herzog.

    Like others have said, Seacrest is vapid and not visibly interested in anything but fame and money. No sense of humor about himself either, as this little skirmish proved.

  • roland1824

    I’m sure SBC and Paramount are shaking in their boots for getting on Seacrest’s shitlist. What could “blowback” from him even constitute? Does he have any actual power to throw around?

  • scooterzz

    it should be taken into consideration that seacrest was the ONLY person cohen did this to and seacrest had a backup jacket at the ready….

  • coxcable

    If Jimmy Kimmel were hosting the red carpet he probably would have kept the ashes on him the whole night, knowing that being ambushed by Sasha Baron Cohen is way cooler than winning an actual Oscar.

    Seacrest however probably spent the entire ceremony in a Silkwood super-scrub shower.

  • DuluozGray

    Seacrest is responsible for giving the Kardashian Kunts their TV shows, for that alone he should be strung up by his balls in Times Square.

  • DeafEars

    Seacrest is responsible for giving the Kardashian Kunts their TV shows, for that alone he should be strung up by his balls in Times Square.” – DG

    “For once, you and I are in total agreement.” – Morgan Freeman in SE7EN, me in real life.

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    Seacrest is responsible for giving the Kardashian Kunts their TV shows, franklin marshall for that alone he should be strung up by his balls in Times Square.

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    I am really forward on watching this movie. IT is really funny. Good job for this film. – Garrett Hoelscher

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