Sacha Baron Cohen vowed to bring his personal brand of evil hilarity to the Oscars tonight after having his Oscar ban lifted, sashaying down the red carpet in character as the madcap despot from his upcoming film The Dictator. Cohen did his best to deliver on his insidious vow, going so far as to dump “Kim Jong Il‘s ashes” on Ryan Seacrest‘s tuxedo on his way into the Kodak Theatre. Unfortunately, the comedian’s promotional prank might have backfired, as everyone and their mother seemed to have greeted his silliness with groans and eye rolls rather than chuckles. And no, they were not groans and eye rolls of hysterical laughter…
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