Sacha Baron Cohen causes media blitz ... again

Sacha Baron Cohen is no stranger to award show shenanigans (remember when his Bruno character crash-landed on Eminem at the MTV Movie Awards?) and now he's at it again. The buzz started with rumors that Cohen was disinvited from the Oscars (he stars in the best picture nominee "Hugo"). The Academy says it isn't true, as long as he comes as himself and not in character as Adm. Gen. Shabazz Aladeen from his new movie "The Dictator." Cohen's taking full advantage of the marketing opportunity by releasing video messages to the media as Aladeen and calling into morning show's like "Today" to complain about the slight.
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