Katy Perry has her own biopic coming out on July 5 and now she apparently wants to star in one of her idol’s biopics. The pop star hopes to play Mary Austin, Freddie Mercury’s long-time girlfriend in an upcoming film about the Queen frontman.
We’re not sure if this is fact or fiction right now, especially considering it was reported in The Mirror and they spoke with a “friend.” Right now, Sacha Baron Cohen is attached to the role of Mercury, which would make this dream casting.
According to the Mirror, a friend of Katy’s said: “Katy would love to be in the film as she is such a huge fan. She would want to play Mary Austin ideally. Katy has a similar look to Mary and would be a brilliant foil to Sacha.”
Personally, I’d love to see her in a Freddie Mercury biopic. I mean, the girl dressed up as him for Halloween.
Recently, we’ve seen
Sacha Baron Cohen General Aladeen promoting his new movie The Dictator by doing all sorts of shenanigans, like dumping ashes on Ryan Seacrest or “murdering” Italian actress Elisabetta Canalis.
The guy never wavers or goes out of character and there’s hardly an eye flicker to ruin the joke. That’s why it’s so interesting that Sacha Baron Cohen gave a rare interview dressed out of character. Naturally, it was BBC, because if you’re going to do a serious interview, you may as well do it with them.
Cohen looked pared down in a beige suit without the beard and entourage of female guards. We also got a chance to hear his real voice and swanky British accent. Speaking to BBC’s Will Gompertz in Cannes, he joked that granting this interview out of character was probably a mistake.
Previously, he never granted personal interviews because he was afraid his characters would be compromised when people recognized him. Although doing interviews as Ali G and Borat could be seen as a publicity stunt, he said it was to protect the comedy and the movie.
He also said his new film The Dictator was developed because he always found Gaddafi “hilarious,” which is as good a reason as any.
Sacha Baron Cohen stopped by Australia’s Today show as General Aladeen and offended pretty much everyone. Then we talk about romantic promposals and finish with a video that sums up what NOT to do at prom.
Sacha Baron Cohen stopped by Australia’s Today show to coerce you into seeing “The Dictator” and also talk about hot button topics like Rihanna, Mel Gibson and Ryan Seacrest.
Here are a few things I learned:
1) Mel Gibson is now the head of the Republic of Wadiya’s Department for Race Relations and on the board for the Museum of Intolerance.
2) Aladeen has paid for sex with Rihanna so many times that he would have had enough air miles to fly him around the world 10 times first class.
3) Reporters are terrified to comment on anything lest it backlash on them. Instead of joking around, they answer with suppressed laughs that sound like awkward exhales of air. This reporter/interviewee relationship unintentionally reflects the relationship between media and tyrants. Deep.
4) Aladeen has 25 female virgin guards. “I check their virginity every night with the head of my penis.” Though he goes too far with this one: the first rule of a politician is they should only harass female staff because they only cry, whereas guys will always talk.
5) The infidel Ryan Seacrest is used to having Asian men all over his chest so it wasn’t such a big deal when Kim Jong-il’s was all spilled all over him.
Watch it here:
Today, Twitter was harshly divided between those that were doers and those that were feeling a little under the weather. Um, party too much at the Oscars?
First we present Demi Lovato, Ashley Tisdale and Rihanna who are firmly in the stay-under-the-covers camp, though probably for different reasons. While Demi and Rihanna are clearly too tired from the Oscars, Ashley Tisdale is presumably still angry that she wasn’t nominated. Patience Ashley, your day will come. Nicki Minaj was clearly divided from her counterparts. She not only opted to get out of bed and do something, but to make that something drinking margaritas.
Thoughtful insights came from Wiz Khalifa, who wished his mom a happy birthday, and Ryan Seacrest, who is sending a subliminal message to Sacha Baron Cohen. Message: you do not respect me, you are dead to me (okay that might be a stretch). Deadmau5 had my favourite insight of the day because it’s totally true: “How Its Made” segments ALWAYS feature acid clown music. Finally we have Rainn Wilson who dodged a bullet last night. Luckily he caught himself in time before he let himself congratulate the French for The Artist… joking, we love the French!
It’s red carpet moments like these that make me cringe but it’s also partly why I watch. Midway through his interview with Ryan Seacrest,
Sacha Baron Cohen the Dictator spilled sand “Kim Jong-Il’s” ashes on the E! host.
Ryan Seacrest did not look impressed and who can blame him? The guy is just doing his job and WHOP! There we go, ashes all over the expensive suit. Security immediately escorted the actor away from the interview but his plan worked because the next few celebrities who saw Ryan’s suit and the leftover ashes couldn’t stop asking questions.
The stunt doesn’t make me want to see his movie more, it just makes me more intrigued to see what epic publicity stunt he’ll come up with next.
We saw a lot of white at the Oscars tonight, but the shade wasn’t my favourite. It looked a little too bridal and boring to me. It also washed out some ladies on camera, like Rooney Mara. Long sleeves were another big look, which I personally loved. Some critics deemed it too “mature” but who cares about those rules anyway?
Ladies in colour, Michelle Williams and Emma Stone
My absolute favourite look of the night goes to Michelle Williams who wore a coral Louis Vuitton gown. It looked like a vibrant red on camera but this photo really brings out the coral. She paired it with a simple necklace and brooch. She can do no wrong!
Emma Stone wore a beautiful red haute couture dress by Giambattista Valli. I know there will be a bit of disagreement about the bow but I like that she’s fearless. There was some chatter that her dress was too similar to one of Nicole Kidman’s past dresses, but that doesn’t make it any less beautiful. Especially considering how many similar little black dresses we see on the carpet each year.
Sarah Hyland’s lilac dress was a little too prom for me. I like the cap sleeve on her right shoulder but found the cut to be a little plain. I originally liked Shailene Woodley’s Valentino dress when I first saw it, but it didn’t photograph as well as it looked on camera. Although some critics thought it wasn’t “age appropriate,” I like the fact that she has a very unique style for being so young. Instead of bare arms and a low cut she went for a dress that’s comparatively conservative. In comparison, Rooney Mara’s Givenchy white dress washed her out and was ill-fitting. She said she picked it out that morning and it showed!
Screen Gold, Gwyneth Paltrow, Angelina Jolie and Natalie Portman
No joke, I’ve always had a weird affinity for capes. They rock. And Gwyneth Paltrow, who wore Tom Ford, rocks for wearing one. Natalie Portman’s dress was a little too 50s sweetheart to me. We see her in the “cute” dress a lot and I wish she’d mix it up for a change. But still, the style makes her comfortable so I can’t blame her for going that route. My second best of the night goes to Angelina Jolie. She looked HOT with that slit in the leg and she actually cracked a smile.
Funny ladies, Maya Rudolph, Rose Byrne Kristen Wiig and Melissa McCarthy
My favourite of these ladies was Rose Byrne. Her haircut is the type of style that makes me chop off my hair and then immediately regret it. But it looks chic on her. Maya Rudolph looked great in a simple purple. In comparison, her SNL buddy Kristen Wiig was a little too beachy and casual for the night. If she pulled up her hair it would have made a huge difference. I heard some different points of view about Melissa McCarthy’s dress but I don’t think it’s structured enough and I’m not huge on the colour.
Best of the night? Sacha Baron Cohen
Sacha Baron Cohen finally addressed
the Satan of America the Academy for banning him from the upcoming Oscars awards ceremony.
The “Admiral General Aladeen” from the Republic of Wadiya Media (please stand) applauded the Academy for taking away his right to free speech and gave them an ultimatum. In the video message he says: “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.”
He also expressed dismay that movies like “When Harry Kidnapped Sally” and “Planet of the Rapes” were not nominated.
The character is from Baron Cohen’s new movie The Dictator. The actor was intially invited the Oscars because he appears in one of this year’s Best Picture nominees, Martin Scorsese’s “Hugo.” However, the Academy wasn’t too keen on the idea of Baron Cohen generating publicity for his new film by showing up in character as the almighty dictator himself.
The Academy has always been a pretty
snobby swanky ceremony compared to other awards shows, so I understand why they want the night’s focus to be on the films rather than an actor showing up in an egg or Catholic robe. Plus, Baron Cohen should really be there to support Scorsese. Still, maybe they should lighten up considering television ratings are falling every year. His dramatic entrance would be one way to keep people watching.
The incredibly funny and talented Sacha Baron Cohen has made two feature films based off of his characters on Da Ali G Show. Now, he’s back for a third film, only this time it’s an original character.
In “The Dictator”, Cohen plays General Aladeen, a leader of a made-up country of the middle east. He is sent to New York City to wreck a lot of havoc. This havoc includes forcing President Obama to demand his resignation, shooting others in the foot while running a race and paying to sleep with Megan Fox.
“A ruby? Is this some kind of a joke?” Megan asks. “What am I, a Kardashian?”
“No, you’re much less hairy!” Cohen’s character says.
The Dictator won’t make its way in to theatres until May 11 next year but you can watch the hilarious and ridiculous trailer right now.
PopEater reports the incident took place in November 2008 during a pro-gay marriage rally in downtown Los Angeles.
Mike Skiff, a gay video journalist, recognized the “gay Austrian fashion journalist” Bruno, and started to film him. The lawsuit claims Cohen’s crew didn’t like this, and begain threatening Skiff and pushing him.
Skiff is suing for $25,000 in damages for alleged physical and emotional pain and suffering. You can see the video below.
A man labelled a terrorist in Sacha Baron Cohen’s new movie Bruno says he would like to take the star to court after he was tricked into appearing in the movie, reports Perez Hilton. Ayman Abu Aita said Baron Cohen told him he was being interviewed for a documentary on the struggles facing the Palestinian cause and was never told the film was a joke.
“He said he is a German actor making documentaries watched by young people,” said Aita. ”He wanted to make a story to mobilize the young people to help us. I didn’t have any impression he would use my interview in a bad way.”
Although Aita was once a member of the Al Aqsa Martyrs Brigades, he has since left his terrorist associations behind and now works as a board member of the Holy Land Trust.
In case you missed the 2009 MTV movie awards, this is what went down (literally): Sacha Baron Cohen — as his fashionista character Brüno — dropped from the rafters of the Gibson Amphitheatre through the help of wires, landing butt-naked on Eminem’s face.
The rapper appeared to be furious and stormed out of the award ceremony with his posse. After a few days, Eminem finally broke the silence on Wednesday (June 3) to RapRadar.com.
Sacha Baron Cohen and Will Ferrell are joining forces again, this time for a comedic spin on a classic crime-fighting duo.
Variety reports that the pair, who played bickering racecar drivers in 2006′s “Talladega Nights,” will star in an as-yet-untitled Columbia Pictures comedy featuring super-sleuth Sherlock Holmes (to be played by Cohen) and his trusty sidekick Watson (Ferrell).
Etan Cohen, who co-wrote the upcoming “Tropic Thunder,” is penning the script, while Judd Apatow and Jimmy Miller will produce. Apatow and Miller also produced “Talladega Nights.”
“Just the idea of Sacha and Will as Sherlock Holmes and Watson makes us laugh,” said Columbia co-president Matt Tolmach said in Variety Tuesday.
“Sacha and Will are two of the funniest and most talented guys on the planet, and having them take on these two iconic characters is frankly hilarious.”
Cohen and Ferrell’s Sherlock Holmes feature is one of two major studio projects in the works to be inspired by Arthur Conan Doyle’s famous literary character. Director Guy Ritchie and Warner Bros. are working on their own Holmes movie which focuses on the sleuth’s boxing and swordsmanship skills.
Sacha Baron Cohen, the British comedian responsible for characters like Ali G and Borat, is set to bring another one of his many faces to the big screen.
The rights to “Bruno,” a film based on Cohen’s portrayal of a gay Austrian fashion reporter, have been snatched up by Universal Pictures for $42.5 million after a heated bidding war, according to the Hollywood Reporter.
Cohen is currently making headlines with his character Borat, who’ll hit theatres Friday in “Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan.”
The fictional character, a politically incorrect news reporter from Kazakhstan, has sparked protests from Kazakh officials. In the movie, Cohen travels across the U.S., representing Borat’s home as a country that promotes of misogyny, racism, anti-Semitism and the comsumption of horse pee.