MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — A lawsuit that former U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore filed against comedian Sacha Baron Cohen will be heard in New York.
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Police in southern Poland say they are investigating four English-speaking tourists spotted last week in the historic city of Krakow wearing only mankinis.
Roy Moore says he was duped into appearing on comedy show
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Former U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore says he didn't know he was dealing with comedian Sacha Baron Cohen when he agreed to appear on a television show, his lawyers wrote in court filings last month.
Moore in September filed a $95 million defamation lawsuit over his appearance on Baron Cohen's "Who is America?" In court filings, Moore argued the agreement he signed waiving legal claims from the appearance is unenforceable because of fraud.
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Roy Moore sues Sacha Baron Cohen over ‘defamatory’ TV prank
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Failed U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore on Wednesday sued comedian Sacha Baron Cohen for defamation and emotional distress after being pranked on the actor's television show.
The lawsuit appears to be the first actually filed by one of the string of politicians who were duped and humiliated by Baron Cohen on the show "Who is America."
Arpaio speaks to toy doughnut in new Baron Cohen’s show
PHOENIX (AP) — U.S. Senate candidate Joe Arpaio argued the benefits of gun ownership to a tiny toy doughnut in the latest episode of comedian Sacha Baron Cohen's new prank show.
Arpaio often seemed taken aback during the interview that aired Sunday in which Baron Cohen portrayed a Finnish TV host who channeled some of his questions through a toy named "D'Lish Donut."
JERUSALEM (AP) — Sacha Baron Cohen is at it again. After tapping into his familiarity with Israel and his fluency in Hebrew to shape previous eccentric personas such as Borat and Bruno, the Jewish comedian has created his most stereotypical Israeli character yet — a grotesque, faux counterterrorism instructor in his new Showtime series "Who is America?"
ATLANTA (AP) — A Georgia lawmaker says "I will be resigning" after he exposed himself and yelled racial slurs on provocateur Sacha Baron Cohen's cable TV show, according to a letter the Republican legislator sent to the speaker of the state House.
ATLANTA (AP) — The Latest on a Georgia lawmaker who exposed himself and yelled racial slurs on TV (all times local):
A Georgia lawmaker who exposed his buttocks and yelled racial slurs on provocateur Sacha Baron Cohen's cable TV show says in a letter: "I will be resigning my post."
The text of Rep. Jason Spencer's resignation letter was released Wednesday by Kaleb McMichen, spokesman for Georgia House Speaker David Ralston. The brief letter says Spencer will step down at the end of July.
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ATLANTA (AP) — A Georgia lawmaker is the latest public figure caught with his pants down on provocateur Sacha Baron Cohen's new cable TV series, this time literally, as the state legislator exposes his bottom, speaks with a mock Asian accent and yells a racial slur all in the name of fighting terrorism.
NEW YORK (AP) — Showtime and Sacha Baron Cohen are pushing back against allegations the comedian duped guests on his new show by posing as a disabled veteran.
The network says in a statement Monday that Baron Cohen "did not present himself as a disabled veteran" or wear any military apparel when he met with Sen. Bernie Sanders and former Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin.
NEW YORK (AP) — The provocateur Sacha Baron Cohen has rebooted his ambush chat show and before any judgment is made about the wisdom of that decision, you have to admire the sheer perseverance of not only the host but also his so-called guests.
Fifteen years after the British comedian leapt to America as an unknown cultural trip-wire to punk everyone from Donald Trump to Edwin "Buzz" Aldrin, he's still befuddling folks who should really know better.
Some politicians are going through the several stages of panic associated with an interview with Sacha Baron Cohen: remorse, damage control, anger and regret for being duped.
One of the comedian's latest targets, defeated Senate candidate Roy Moore, is threatening a defamation lawsuit over an upcoming episode of the comedian's new television series.
GADSDEN, Ala. (AP) — The Latest on Sacha Baron Cohen duping celebrity politician (all times local):
Former Sheriff Joe Arpaio says he is among the political figures duped by British comedian Sacha Baron Cohen during interviews for his upcoming Showtime series.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Sarah Palin says she was "duped."
The former Republican vice presidential candidate says she fell victim to British comedian Sacha Baron Cohen during an interview for his upcoming Showtime series, "Who Is America?"
Sacha Baron Cohen paid O.J. Simpson $20K to be in new film: Report
"Borat" creator Sacha Baron Cohen paid O.J. Simpson $20,000 to appear in his new comedic film, according to a report by The Mail on Sunday.
Citing a source "close to the production," The Mail reported that Mr. Cohen recently donned a curly dark wig and black, thick-rimmed glasses to meet Mr. Simpson in a Las Vegas hotel room.
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Isla Fisher's husband encouraged her to make a career out of being "funny".
The 41-year-old actress was growing disheartened after being rejected for a number of dramatic roles, but found success after finding the "courage" to try out for very different parts on the suggestion of 'Borat' star Sacha Baron Cohen.
Speaking to Balance magazine, she said: "When I first arrived in America, I was going for all these dramatic roles, getting to the last few girls, but then being turned down.
Baron Cohen to pay fine for Czechs sporting Borat mankinis
PRAGUE (AP) — Comic actor Sacha Baron Cohen has offered to pay the fines for six Czech tourists who were reportedly detained by authorities in Kazakhstan's capital Astana for dressing up as his character Borat.
Sporting lime green "mankinis" and black wigs, the men had hoped to take a picture in front of the "I Love Astana" sign earlier this month.
But local police fined them some $68 each for committing minor hooliganism, according to local media.
Czech tourists fined for sporting ‘Borat’ mankinis in Kazakhstan
PRAGUE — Six Czech tourists who dressed up in skimpy swimsuits made famous by Sacha Baron Cohen's "Borat" have reportedly been detained by authorities in Kazakhstan's capital Astana.
Sporting lime green "mankinis" and black wigs, the men had hoped to take a picture in front of the "I Love Astana" sign.
But local police took action, detaining them on Friday and fining them 22,500 tenge ($68 US) each for committing minor hooliganism, according to the Kazakh news website informburo.kz.
Lady Gaga thought Isla Fisher was Amy Adams.
The 'Bad Romance' hitmaker once mistook the 'Confessions of a Shopaholic' star for the 43-year-old 'Enchanted' actress when they met at a star-studded Hollywood bash, which saw the 31-year-old singer praised Isla for her role in 'American Hustle'.
Isla Fisher and Sacha Baron Cohen bonded over clown school.
The couple - who have been together 17 years and have three children - both attended prestigious clown academies and Isla, 41, admitted it is one of the first things that attracted her to the 'Borat' actor.
She told The Sunday Times magazine: "We both went to clown school. I went to Jacques Lecoq and he studied with Philippe Gaulier, then we both studied bouffon, white mask and commedia dell'arte. That definitely attracted me to him."