At the Oscars: Not everyone loves a clown

wacky 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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Kathleen Atkins

About Kathleen Atkins

Kathleen Atkins is the Windows Secrets associate editor. She's also a freelance writer, editor, and photographer. Prior to joining Windows Secrets, she worked at Microsoft Press.