The Dictator

by (@JordanRuntagh)

Sacha Baron Cohen “Murders” A Bikini-Clad Elisabetta Canalis To Promote The Dictator At Cannes

Sacha Baron Cohen stages Elisabetta Canalis's murder at Cannes

We all raised our eyebrows when we learned that Elisabetta Canalis went from dating Hollywood king George Clooney to…Steve-O. We won’t flat-out say “downgrade,” but one of those guys just hosted the president and the other got famous by shooting bottle-rockets out of his a–. Just sayin’. And now it looks like Elisabetta is continuing her questionable dating record with Admiral General Aladeen. The Italian supermodel was seen getting cozy with the brutal dictator on-board his fabulous luxury yacht off the coast of Cannes today. Paparazzo snapped photos of the pair slathering each other in tanning oil and sipping champagne, but then something must have gone horribly wrong as the pair began to fight on the deck. Aladeen’s  gun-wielding henchmen escorted her away, and moments later they threw a suspiciously body-sized bag over the side of the boat!

Before you call the police, we have it on good authority that the whole incident is just another one of  Sacha Baron Cohen’s publicity stunt to launch his latest movie The Dictator, which opens wide today. Sexy, subversive and wildly offensive? Yeah, that sounds like something the Borat star would be mixed up in. So it’s all a joke! Right guys? Right..? Hey Clooney, do you think you could give her a call and check in. We just want to double check. Thanks. Check out the whole incident below and judge for yourself!

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by (@hallekiefer)

Anna Faris’ Undies Join Her On The Red Carpet For A Dictator Premiere Wardrobe Malfunction

Anna Faris Wardrobe Malfunction At The Dictator Premiere

We knew there was a reason we liked Anna Faris. Besides the fact that she’s adorable and talented and is currently pregnant with husband Chris Pratt‘s future comedy genius baby, of course. No, the reason we like Anna Faris so much is because she apparently takes the time every day to put on a pair of underwear. Wardrobe malfunctions might happen regardless, but at least Anna Faris is prepared for it. Do you hear us, Miley Cyrus? Do you hear us, everyone else in the world?

The What’s Your Number? actress was the victim of some powerful, perverted winds at the U.K. premiere of The Dictator in London last night, where she pretty much upstaged everyone else on the red carpet from Isla Fisher to Sacha Baron Cohen arriving in a race car escorted by a battalion of beautiful ladies. Well, upstaged is a subjective word, but we’re posting about her instead of them, soooooooo… The fact Anna was able to do all that while keep some shred of her dignity covered by underwear means we’d like to give all the kudos to her. Is there some kind of award we can give his woman? An Oscar for Most Dignified Flashing Of The Year? Yes, we know it’s not being filmed for a movie, but maybe it can be one of those lifetime achievement-type dealies?

[Photo: Splash News Online]

by (@katespencer)

From Spidey And Gwen To The Savages’ Love Triangle: Who’s This Summer’s Hottest Onscreen Romance?

Sure, we’re into weepy deathbed monologues, blood-squirting massacres and the occasional merman scene or two (#CabinInTheWoods4ever), but what we really love to see on the big screen is, well, love. Lucky for us, the summer movie season is always packed with romance, whether it be of the action or indie variety. Not that we’re picky — we eat it all up, thank you very much.

This summer’s crop of movies offers up a buffet of romantic relationships sure to suit even the most critical of tastes. At the core of The Amazing Spider-Man is the romance between Peter Parker and Gwen Stacy, played by real-life loves Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone. And of course what would a comedy about rippling male strippers (Magic Mike) be without a love story between the beefy protagonist (Channing Tatum) and his protegee’s sister (newcomer Cody Horn)?

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But equally intriguing are the more unconventional relationships coming to the big screen as the weather warms up. Rashida Jones and Andy Samberg play that perfect couple everyone loves in Celeste & Jesse Forever, who shock their friends when they decide to divorce. In Savages, Taylor Kitsch and Aaron Johnson play two dudes who band together to rescue their kidnapped girlfriend (Blake Lively). That’s right – they both date her. But the onscreen pairing we’re most pumped for? Jared Gilman and Kara Hayward in Wes Anderson‘s Moonrise Kingdom, in which they play two tweens who fall in love and plot – and execute – their escape from their small New England town.

There’s movie love for everyone out there, so what’s your favorite onscreen pairing this season? Poll it up below!

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by (@shalapitcher)

Magic Mike To Stacee Jaxx: Who Will Be Summer’s Funniest (And Sexiest) Men?

Mark Wahlberg, Matthew McConaughey, Ben Stiller Summer Movie Preview funny men

As The Avengers kick off summer movie season today with a bang or two (or 100), it’s easy enough to forget that blockbusters aren’t just about men in tights, showing off their massive CGI effects. On some of those sweltering days, you don’t want to step into a theater to worry about the fate of the world; you want to laugh your ass off. We’ve already looked at the ladies doing their part to make the season hilarious, and now it’s time for us to decide which of these sexy funnymen will be the sexiest and funniest at the multiplex from May through August.

This year, we have some double threats — the guys who will make us laugh and fan ourselves: Tom Cruise radiates sex as rock god Stacee Jaxx in Rock of Ages, Matthew McConaughey sells it as strip-club owner Dallas in Magic Mike, and Mark Wahlberg hides it beneath a manchild exterior as John, the guy who tries to let go of his talking teddy bear in Ted. There are also the funny guys we crush on, no matter how goofy their characters, like Russell Brand as the narrator of Rock of Ages and Andy Samberg as Adam Sandler’s unfortunate son in That’s My Boy. There are the comedians we’d kind of like to take home to mom — Ed Norton and Jason Schwartzman in Moonrise Kingdom, Ben Stiller and Jonah Hill in Neighborhood Watch, Steve Carell in Seeking a Friend for the End of the World, Chris Rock in What to Expect When You’re Expecting, and Zach Galifianakis and Will Ferrell in The Campaign. And then there are the bad boys we’d keep secret about, Vince Vaughn in Neighborhood Watch and Sacha Baron Cohen in The Dictator.

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by (@JordanRuntagh)

Mila Kunis, Cameron Diaz, Anna Faris: Who Will Be The Funniest Lady In Film This Summer?

Vote For The Funniest Ladies In The Summer Movies

It’s been said that comedy isn’t pretty, but we’re about to prove them wrong. There’s a gang of lovely ladies hilariously hitting up the big screen this summer, and they look amazing as they do it! We hope you’ve been following our Summer Movie Preview, where we’ve brought you the best of this summer’s cinematic heroes, heroines and villains. But now it’s time to give you the rundown on the women who will make you laugh ’til you cry, or get thrown out of the theater.

First and foremost, we’re expecting huge comedy from What to Expect When You’re Expecting. The film boasts Cameron Diaz, Jennifer Lopez, Elizabeth Banks and Anna Kendrick! Mila Kunis is already a comedy legend at the super young age of 28, and we can’t wait to see her she compete with a teddy bear for Mark Wahlberg’s affections in Ted. The greatly anticipated movie sees her collaborates with her Family Guy co-star Seth MacFarlane. Malin Akerman takes us way back to the ’80s as a reporter in Rock of Ages, while Helena Bonham Carter takes us back even further to the ’70s in her husband Tim Burton’s latest film, Dark Shadows.

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by (@hallekiefer)

Charlize Theron, Tom Hiddleston, Tom Hardy: Who Will Be This Summer’s Most Badass Movie Villain?

Sorry, Snow White. Nothing personal, Thor. Of course we still love you, the Batman. We always will. It’s just that when it comes to summer movies, we love a glowering villain as much as we love a virtuous hero. Maybe a little more. Maybe … a lot more.

Luckily for us (and you!), this summer’s films are jam-packed with some of the most malevolent evil characters imaginable, ready to face off against the hottest heroes and heroines from May to August. Tom Hiddleston reprises his Thor role as power-hungry extraterrestrial Loki in this week’s The Avengers, while Flight of the Concords’ Jemaine Clement breaks Will Smith‘s stride as an easy-riding alien by the name of Boris in Men in Black III. Closer to home (and to your childhood nightmares), Queen Charlize Theron goes after Kristen Stewart‘s heart (not in the romantic way) in Snow White and the Huntsman, while Eva Green does the same to Johnny Depp (in both the romantic and evil way?) as smitten witch Angelique Bouchard in Dark Shadows.

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Of course, not every memorable villain has to be from another planet or or the fairy-tale realm. Some of them can be regular ol’ criminal masterminds, like Salma Hayek‘s drug kingpin Elena in Savages, Faran Tahir‘s Cobra Commander in G.I. Joe: Retaliation, Bryan Cranston‘s Vilos Cohaagen in the Total Recall remake and Edward Norton‘s Byer in The Bourne Legacy. We are especially psyched to see Tom Hardy‘s Bane grapple the Caped Crusader in The Dark Knight Rises while Rhys Ifans takes on Andrew Garfield in The Amazing Spider-Man. Because what’s an epic battle scene with out an epic villain? A 15-second slap fight?

Not that every villain has to be locked in life-or-death combat, mind you. Some of them are just maniacally vain. Sacha Baron Cohen‘s General Aladeen in The Dictator, anyone? Catherine Zeta-Jones‘ high-strung Patricia Whitmore will also be inflicting all the damage she can against the demon that is rock in Rock of Ages, while Adam Sandler only accidentally ruins his son Andy Samberg‘s wedding/marriage/life. That being said, if you somehow get your only child to throw up on his fiance’s wedding dress … yeah, you’re the bad guy.

Finally, we have to give props to those villains who don’t even come in a humanoid package. We are dying to see what the surprisingly awesome-looking Battleship aliens look like under their masks (Weird eyes? Check! Four-fingered hand? Check!), and we’re all ready to take our hats off to the Piranhas 3DD piranhas. Not only are they blood-thirsty, they are also responsible for Ving Rhames‘ character having machine gun legs. What aren’t villains good for? Which big bad has your ticket-buying hands shaking with anticipation this summer? Check out our gallery of villainy, and cast your vote. Just remember: When it comes to picking a favorite archnemesis, there is no wrong choice.

by (@missmuttoo)

Sacha Baron Cohen Dresses In Character As The Dictator While Arriving In Sydney

Sasha Baron Cohen as The Dictator Sydney Airport

It seems that Sacha Baron Cohen‘s character in The Dictator, Admiral General Aladeen, has only succeded in pissing off a lot of people ever since the role was conceived. He was almost banned from the Oscars after the Academy got wind that he was going to walk the red carpet as the Admiral. Right after his ban got lifted, Sacha did indeed get into his Dictator avatar and ended up dumping “Kim Jong II‘s ashes” on Ryan Seacrest‘s jacket. Did people find that funny? No. Does Sacha/General Aladeen care? No. Because he’s not going to stop. This was evident in his latest stunt at Sydney Airport. He didn’t throw ashes at anyone this time, just in case you think that’s where we’re going.

Instead, Cohen’s General Aladeen got off the plane in a tracksuit with his military epaulets, natch, along with his bevy of beauties and they pretty much took over the airport. This happened earlier today. Talk about staying in character, huh? We find the fact that Cohen-Aladeen is holding a duty free bag rather hilarious. But in the face of all the (mostly negative) publicity he’s been getting from his stunts, do you think this latest move is hilarious … or tacky?

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by (@hallekiefer)

How Does Sacha Baron Cohen’s Dictator Stunt Measure Up To His Past Pranks?

Sacha Baron Cohen is not happy about his potential Oscars ban, but it seems that Admiral General Aladeen is even more enraged than he. “On behalf of the nation of Wadiya, I am outraged at being banned from the Oscars by the Academy of Motion Pictures of Arts and Zionists,” Cohen’s character from The Dictator rants in his new video. The comedian also takes a swipe at Hilary Swank for attending the birthday of Chechnyan President and alleged human rights violator Ramzan Kadyrov. We never thought we’d say this but: burn, Hilary Swank!

“While I applaud the Academy for taking away my right to free speech,” Cohen continues. “I warn you that if you do not lift your sanctions and give me my tickets back by 12 p.m. on Sunday, you will face unimaginable consequences.” We are praying this means the comedian will try to take the red carpet anyway; he’s the only person alive who has the guts to intentionally horrify Meryl Streep. Also intentionally horrifying? Cohen’s past movie-related pranks. Take a walk down Memory Lane to revisit the Borat star’s finest stunts, and see how his Oscars prank is measuring up so far. Just so you know: at the end of Memory Lane is Bruno in a skin-tight knit naked suit. With built-in pubes. You have been warned!

Update: According to Deadline, the Academy has decided to allow Cohen to bring general chaos to the Oscars red carpet with his Dictator stunt after all. “Does Sacha need a changing room?,” the Academy allegedly asked the comedian’s reps this afternoon. No, but his armed guards, camels and manservants might!

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by (@hallekiefer)

Is Sacha Baron Cohen Really Banned From The Oscars Over A Dictator Stunt?

Oscars season wouldn’t be Oscars season without a little irreverence; who didn’t love it when South Park creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone cross-dressed for the 2000 Oscars? No one. According to Deadline, however, the Academy has pulled Sacha Baron Cohen‘s Oscars tickets, effectively banning him from the event, after rumors suggested that the Hugo star planned to walk the red carpet as his character from the upcoming film The Dictator. What, is the Academy afraid Cohen will ruin the dignified tone of the event? You guys know you’re letting the Muppets present, right? They are just people’s hands! Covered with really intricate gloves!

If they really want to ban a character from Sunday’s proceedings, might we recommend Mike Myers‘ deeply off-putting Cecil Worthington, an etiquette coach who terrorizes Kevin Kline with fun-sized Snickers and us with that comb over in today’s new Funny or Die Oscar promo? Seems like a double standard to embrace some freaks and not the others! Unless the Academy is concerned about dealing with camel poop, in which case…they are probably in the right.

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by (@hallekiefer)

The Dictator Trailer Has Something For Everyone (To Be Offended By)

Hoo boy! We’ll happily admit that we’ll be first in line to see Sacha Baron Cohen‘s The Dictator on opening night, but seriously…hoo boy. Unlike his previous adventures in hilarity Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan and Brüno, both of which featured one oddball character against the world, The Dictator trailer seems to determined to depict pretty much everyone as a total moron, not least of all the leader himself. Cohen’s happy tyrant seems to be a little bit Saddam, a little bit Gaddafi, and a whole lot of upper man thigh. After watching the trailer, here is just a preliminary list of the groups that will likely be offended by Cohen’s latest:

  • Americans!
  • Middle Easterners!
  • Arabic speakers!
  • People intimidated by too much flair!
  • New Yorkers!
  • Fans of nattily trimmed facial hair!
  • AIDS/HIV advocates!
  • Haters who thought Megan Fox had no sense of humor about herself!
  • Megan Fox!
  • The Kardashians!
  • Gun safety advocates!
  • Olympic athletes!
  • Those who thought there was no way Cohen could do anything more outlandish than Brüno‘s Straight Dave’s Ultimate Fighting scene! You know the one!
  • People who hate to laugh!