Archive for the ‘Sacha Baron Cohen’ Category

A Golden Hottie

January 16, 2007

So I obviously was watching The Golden Globes with a gaggle of women and gay men who all took a collective gasp when hottie Sacha Baron Cohen stepped on stage and began to give his acceptance speech with that super cute accent. Outside of his Borat persona he seems to be a lovely man who is generally humbled by his success.

He is a devout Orthodox Jew who is also engaged to the “crazy chick” from “Wedding Crashers” Isla Fisher. She has recently converted and they will be married this coming year. Me, the ladies and the gays all agree he is quite the dreamboat and cleans up quite well.

Borat Frat Boys’ Case Dismissed

December 12, 2006

A judge dismissed the case against the two frat boys who sued the producers of Borat for their negative portrayal in the film, claiming they were inebriated and misled when they signed the release forms.

The students alleged that their portrayal in the film (as the horrible racist freaks that they are) was costing them employment opportunities and very important frat positions (isn’t that an oxymoron?).

The judge ruled that they had failed to show a reasonable probability of success based on the merits of their case.

Borat Boys Want Their Scene Cut

December 8, 2006

Now here’s something you don’t hear a lot of around Hollywood: someone actually asking to have their scene cut. The frat boys who sued 20th Century Fox and the producers of Borat last month have asked a judge to order that their scene be removed from all future copies of the film. While the students signed releases allowing themselves to be used in the footage, they argue that they were drunk and misled when they signed them. The film footage shows the boys making racist statements.

The judge did not issue a ruling on Thursday, but will take the matter under advisement. “I don’t see people falling down or unable to articulate what they were saying,” he said. The students’ lawyer argues that the boys have lost opportunities as a result of being portrayed so negatively in the film. He says one was forced out of a prominent position within his fraternity, and the other missed out on a “prestigious internship” because of the film. “There are a lot of real-life problems raised by the movie,” he said.

“It’s like the Mel Gibson defense,” said an attorney for 20th Century Fox. “I only say the things I did when I’ve had a few drinks.”

Less Beaver. More Borat

December 5, 2006

Have we forgotten that Borat is still really funny?
I really think that I saw something eerily like this at a reception dinner in Croatia.

Evidently The President of Kazakhstan Has a Sense of Humor

November 21, 2006

Every few weeks The Beet will get an email from someone upset at something that we have written. We secretly love these emails because we know that we are hitting a nerve. For the famous, and want to be famous, really any publicity is good publicity. Don’t believe me? Paris Hilton is the best example. Linsday Lohan secretly owes the paparazzi for her career. Getting your name out there is the name of the game.

The President of Kazaskstan thankfully has realized this idea that any publicity is good publicity and in an article for The Hollywood Reporter he has stated, “This film was created by a comedian so let’s laugh at it, that’s my attitude.”

Finally somebody gets that this movie is a joke. Though, “Baron Cohen’s jokes have become a public relations headache for Kazakhstan as the former Soviet state seeks to portray itself as a modern nation of well-educated professionals and a major non-OPEC oil exporter,” the President Nursultan Nazarbayev thankfully has taken the high road and simply enjoyed his country’s name recognition in the world.

If you haven’t seen this movie it is worth the hype. Plus, I heard “Babel” was the worst movie ever.

I Link We’re Alone Now

November 15, 2006

Rachel Weisz says it’s okay to drink while you’re pregnant. “Amen to that,” says Lindsay Lohan’s mom. [Cele|Bitchy]

If there is, in fact, a way to get America to a film version of Sweeney Todd, it’s probably Borat. [Seriously? OMG! WTF?]

Shocker of shockers. Justin Timberlake is out and about, being a self-absorbed ass. [Girls Talkin’ Smack, Pop on the Pop]

Oprah and her couch are not invited to the TomKat wedding. [Bossip]

If Paris and Nicole can be BFF again, perhaps there’s hope for Britney and Madonna? [The Bosh]

You should return that bulk purchase of lube to Costco, guys. There won’t be an Eva Longoria/Beyonce lesbo flick afterall. [Junkiness]

Michelle Trachtenberg and DJ AM? In my mind, this is the definitive answer to “Which B-list celebs do you care about the absolute least?” But apparently they’re also banging. [A Socialite’s Life]

Borat Gets His Ass Whooped, House to the Rescue!

November 13, 2006

Sacha Baron Cohen, who stars in the Borat movie, may want to consider breaking character every now and then. Cohen approached a man on the streets of NYC and said to him, in character, “I like your clothings. Are nice! Please may I buying? I want have sex with it.”

The man was not amused, and promptly punched Cohen in the face. Who came to his rescue? Pal and fellow Brit Hugh Laurie, who plays the title character on Fox’s House. Laurie was on his way to a bar with Cohen. Hm. Borat and House. That’s a spinoff I’d watch.

Here’s what I want to know: how come this shit never happened to Tom Green?

America’s Cultural Learnings of Borat Fail to Reciprocate

October 26, 2006

Sacha Baron Cohen’s film, Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan, will only open in 800 theaters, as opposed to the previously planned 2000. “Our research showed it was soft in awareness,” says Fox’s distribution chief. A recent survey revealed that only 27% of moviegoers were aware of the Borat movie.

Honestly, I’d make a Borat-related joke here, but I’m with the rest of the country: I’ve got no idea who this character is. So the headline’s as good as it gets.