| By Kathleen Atkins |
Accompanied by two tall, khaki-clad young women, Sacha Baron Cohen came to the Oscars Sunday in a pink-and-gold dictator’s ensemble and black Kmart socks. He was carrying an urn containing ashes.
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The ashes, Cohen explained to interviewer Ryan Seacrest, were the remains of Korean dictator Kim Jong Il, a friend and former doubles tennis partner who had wanted to come to the Oscars. Oops! An ash accident!
A chagrined Seacrest shortly discovered the kindness of strangers; he was offered a napkin, a towel, and a lint brush — just the items you want for repairing unexpected damage at the premiere film awards. Play the video
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