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Feb 23 2012

Sacha Baron Cohen Banned, and Other Pre-Oscar Drama

By at 3:32 pm

Lo and behold, the Oscars are this Sunday, and even before anyone has hit the red carpet, the drama has already begun.

Word has it that Jewish dad/famous actor Sacha Baron Cohen has been BANNED from attending. Even though Cohen is a member of the Academy and had a starring role in Hugo, one of the Best Picture Nominees, his tendency for red carpet “shenanigans” has warranted him a pretty serious threat from the Academy: “Unless they’re assured that nothing entertaining is going to happen on the Red Carpet, the Academy is not admitting Sacha Baron Cohen to the show.”

Entertainment at the Oscars? God forbid!

Apparently Cohen was planning on walking down the red carpet in full character as the fake middle eastern dictator featured in his upcoming movie, “The Dictator.” Unless he was planning on riding in on a camel, I don’t see how this would have been so disruptive to the prestige and glamour of the Oscars. What do you think? Is this fair?

In other Oscar news, JDate, the premier Jewish dating website (I’m guessing some of you may be familiar?) ran a poll among its users to get the scoop on the hottest Oscar-nominated Jews. And the winners are:

If you were attending the Oscars this year, which Jewish bachelor would you like to walk you down the red carpet?

Jake Gyllenhaal 41%
James Franco 22%
Joseph Gordon-Levitt 18%
Shia LaBeouf 11%
Jonah Hill 8%

Who is your all-time favorite Jewish Oscar winner?

Dustin Hoffman 43%
Natalie Portman 37%
Sean Penn 8%
Gwyneth Paltrow 7%
Adrien Brody 5%

In conclusion, Jake Gyllenhaal is, well, yeah. And even in the midst of Natalie Portman fever, classics like Dustin Hoffman just can’t be beat. Will you be watching the Oscars this Sunday? Who are you rooting for?

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