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After days of controversy, Sacha Baron Cohen did indeed show up on the Oscars red carpet as his Dictator character. E! cut away frequently to cover Cohen's slow march from the limo past the photographers to Ryan Seacrest where he showed off an urn supposedly holding the ashes of North Korean dictator Kim Jong Il. Within moments, the ashes were all over Seacrest and Cohen was being muscled off by the Academy's CEO and COO Ric Robertson.