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.

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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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.