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March 29, 2013 | By Lauren Beale
Comedic actor and film star Sacha Baron Cohen and his wife, actress Isla Fisher, have leased out their Hollywood Hills West investment property for $10,000 a month. The Midcentury-style home, built in 1959 and later renovated, came on the market in March for lease at $9,950 a month or for sale at $2.595 million. The couple own another house nearby that they bought several years ago for $14 million. The single-story house for sale features canyon and mountain views, beamed ceilings, a river rock fireplace, a media room/den, four bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms and 2,806 square feet of living space.
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March 2, 2014 | By Andrea Wang and Tracy Brown
Hollywood's top players are usually flawless on screen, but unscripted at the Academy Awards, they're bound to say or do the unexpected. Whether walking the red carpet or holding a shiny trophy on the Oscars dais, the opportunities for highly scrutinized stars to spur global face palms are endless. Take Angelina Jolie's snafu at the 72nd Academy Awards, for instance. The actress planted a kiss on older brother James Haven with a force that set rumor-mongers atwitter with word of an incestuous relationship.
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October 15, 2012 | By Randall Roberts, Los Angeles Times Pop Music Critic
Queen guitarist Brian May has reignited talk of a long-gestating Freddie Mercury biopic when he confirmed a shooting schedule and Sacha Baron Cohen's participation as Mercury. While that information sinks in, think of Cohen, best known for his star-turns as bumbling Kazakh journalist Borat or flamboyant gossip reporter Bruno, strutting onstage in a bright green leotard singing “Fat Bottom Girls,” or reenacting key lyrical moments from “Bohemian Rhapsody.” The update was announced on May's website last week, where he wrote of a meeting among fellow Queen members.  “Our main agenda was the Freddie film … which, I'm happy to tell you, is on course,” he wrote, adding that the meeting mostly involved  contractual concerns.  “The pieces are all falling into place, though we are now on a slightly later schedule -- filming is now scheduled to start in the Spring, with Sacha Baron Cohen playing Freddie.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 10, 2013 | By Susan King
Sacha Baron Cohen stole the show at the BAFTA Los Angeles Jaguar Britannia Awards Saturday evening at the Beverly Hilton Hotel. The outrageously fearless British comic actor of "Borat," "Bruno" and "The Dictator" fame was this year's recipient of the Charlie Chaplin Britannia Award for Excellence in Comedy. Producer-director-writer Judd Apatow ("This is 40") introduced a clip package of Baron Cohen's film work. PHOTOS: BAFTA Los Angeles Britannia Awards 2013 "He is truly our Jimi Hendrix," said Apatow.
HOME & GARDEN
September 27, 2010 | By Lauren Beale, Los Angeles Times
Comedic actor and film star Sacha Baron Cohen has leased out his Sunset Strip-area house for $9,000 a month. But his major real estate deal this summer was the purchase of a nearby Mediterranean compound listed at $18.9 million. Set behind hedges on close to 4 wooded acres, the gated property includes a main house, a guesthouse, a swimming pool, a detached theater, a wine room, a tennis court with a clubhouse and a caretaker's cottage. The 1940s house has seven bedrooms and 10 bathrooms.
BUSINESS
February 11, 2013 | By Lauren Beale
Actor  Sacha Baron Cohen and his wife, actress Isla Fisher, have listed a Hollywood Hills West house at $2.595 million. The Midcentury-style home, built in 1959 and recently renovated, had been leased out at $10,995 a month. The single-story house features canyon and mountain views, beamed ceilings that rise to 22 feet, a river-rock fireplace, a media room/den, four bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms and 2,806 square feet of living space. The lot, less than a third of an acre, includes a lagoon-style swimming pool, a spa and an outdoor gym. Baron Cohen, 41, is known for his portrayal of offbeat characters in such films as "Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan" (2006)
ENTERTAINMENT
November 1, 2013 | By Scott Collins
The man behind Borat is getting ready to make sexy time with FX. Sacha Baron Cohen, British star of "Borat" and "Da Ali G Show," has clinched a first-look deal with the production arm of the cable network through his company Four by Two, FX announced Friday.  In addition, FXX - the sister network of FX - will start airing "Ali G: Rezurection," which includes every episode of the popular comedy series along with new episodes and some material never...
NATIONAL
February 24, 2012 | By Rene Lynch
Sacha Baron Cohen just made the Oscars a lot more interesting. Let's face it, the Academy Awards aren't all that scintillating for many Americans. One of the front-runners, "The Artist," is a black-and-white silent film that has earned rave reviews but barely made it out of art house theaters. Enter Cohen, who wants to show up on the red carpet for Sunday's televised Oscars ceremony as woolly-faced Adm. Gen. Shabazz Aladeen, the star of Cohen's upcoming movie "The Dictator.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 10, 2013 | By Susan King
Sacha Baron Cohen stole the show at the BAFTA Los Angeles Jaguar Britannia Awards Saturday evening at the Beverly Hilton Hotel. The outrageously fearless British comic actor of "Borat," "Bruno" and "The Dictator" fame was this year's recipient of the Charlie Chaplin Britannia Award for Excellence in Comedy. Producer-director-writer Judd Apatow ("This is 40") introduced a clip package of Baron Cohen's film work. PHOTOS: BAFTA Los Angeles Britannia Awards 2013 "He is truly our Jimi Hendrix," said Apatow.
NEWS
February 26, 2012 | By John Horn, Los Angeles Times Staff Writer
Is silence truly golden? Can George Clooney's tears bring Oscar happiness? Will Billy Crystal's yuks play as well as they did eight years ago? And could the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences for the first time bestow acting statuettes on two African American women on the same night? It's been a bit of a rocky road to Sunday night's 84th Academy Awards: Original ceremony producer Brett Ratner resigned amid a cloud of controversy, Eddie Murphy bowed out of the hosting job and was replaced by Crystal, the Kodak Theatre became the no-name theater after the film company filed for bankruptcy and Sacha Baron Cohen has threatened some red carpet shenanigans.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 1, 2013 | By Scott Collins
The man behind Borat is getting ready to make sexy time with FX. Sacha Baron Cohen, British star of "Borat" and "Da Ali G Show," has clinched a first-look deal with the production arm of the cable network through his company Four by Two, FX announced Friday.  In addition, FXX - the sister network of FX - will start airing "Ali G: Rezurection," which includes every episode of the popular comedy series along with new episodes and some material never...
ENTERTAINMENT
September 9, 2013 | By Susan King
Sacha Baron Cohen ("Borat," "The Dictator") is this year's recipient of the Charlie Chaplin Britannia Award for excellence in comedy. The actor-writer-producer will receive the honor Nov. 9 at the 2013 BAFTA Los Angeles Britannia Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel. The following evening, BBC America will show the ceremony. The Chaplin award is given to someone whose popularity and cultural impact "exemplifies the uniquely transcendent quality of excellent comedy. " SNEAKS: Movie trailers, full coverage "Sacha's bravery and comic ingenuity is richly deserving of an honor that bears the name of Charlie Chaplin," BAFTA Los Angeles' chairman, Gary Dartnell, said in a statement Monday morning.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 29, 2013 | By Steven Zeitchik
World premieres of movies from Eli Roth, Lucky McKee and Japanese comedian Hitoshi Matsumoto will populate the Midnight Madness section at this year's Toronto International Film Festival. Organizers announced late Monday that “The Green Inferno,” Roth's South America-set story of American activists who take an unfortunate -- and ultimately cannibalistic -- trip to the Amazon, will be among the nine titles to play Midnight Madness. So too will Matsumoto's “R100,” about a man who joins a mysterious club that doesn't allow its members to leave.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 15, 2013 | By Scott Collins
Maybe Aubrey Plaza is on to something with her crazy stunts - the MTV Movie Awards she spectacularly crashed Sunday posted big ratings gains. The "Parks & Recreation" costar was supposedly tossed from the premises after coming onstage unannounced and trying to grab an award from actor Will Ferrell. But the audience apparently didn't mind: An average of 3.8-million total viewers tuned in, according to Nielsen. That was up 11% compared with last year's show. In MTV's core demographic of adults aged 18 to 34, the show did even better, zooming 45%. Critics often focus on the ribald banter at the show, but PR stunts are maybe just as notable a feature.
BUSINESS
March 29, 2013 | By Lauren Beale
Comedic actor and film star Sacha Baron Cohen and his wife, actress Isla Fisher, have leased out their Hollywood Hills West investment property for $10,000 a month. The Midcentury-style home, built in 1959 and later renovated, came on the market in March for lease at $9,950 a month or for sale at $2.595 million. The couple own another house nearby that they bought several years ago for $14 million. The single-story house for sale features canyon and mountain views, beamed ceilings, a river rock fireplace, a media room/den, four bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms and 2,806 square feet of living space.
BUSINESS
February 11, 2013 | By Lauren Beale
Actor  Sacha Baron Cohen and his wife, actress Isla Fisher, have listed a Hollywood Hills West house at $2.595 million. The Midcentury-style home, built in 1959 and recently renovated, had been leased out at $10,995 a month. The single-story house features canyon and mountain views, beamed ceilings that rise to 22 feet, a river-rock fireplace, a media room/den, four bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms and 2,806 square feet of living space. The lot, less than a third of an acre, includes a lagoon-style swimming pool, a spa and an outdoor gym. Baron Cohen, 41, is known for his portrayal of offbeat characters in such films as "Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan" (2006)
ENTERTAINMENT
January 9, 2007 | PATRICK GOLDSTEIN
OK, so I have to admit -- it was a little disconcerting to see Sacha Baron Cohen without his "Borat" mustache.
BOOKS
May 25, 2003 | Adam Bresnick, Adam Bresnick writes for several publications, including the (London) Times Literary Supplement.
Who is Ali G and why has HBO recently unveiled "Da Ali G Show" for its American audience? The creation of Sacha Baron Cohen, a Cambridge-educated Brit, "Ali G" offers stunningly aggressive satirical interviews that mock the sanctimonious kindness of American culture. Slyly playing the Fool, Baron Cohen disarms his interlocutors and shows how deeply foolish our culture may well be.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 15, 2012 | By Randall Roberts, Los Angeles Times Pop Music Critic
Queen guitarist Brian May has reignited talk of a long-gestating Freddie Mercury biopic when he confirmed a shooting schedule and Sacha Baron Cohen's participation as Mercury. While that information sinks in, think of Cohen, best known for his star-turns as bumbling Kazakh journalist Borat or flamboyant gossip reporter Bruno, strutting onstage in a bright green leotard singing “Fat Bottom Girls,” or reenacting key lyrical moments from “Bohemian Rhapsody.” The update was announced on May's website last week, where he wrote of a meeting among fellow Queen members.  “Our main agenda was the Freddie film … which, I'm happy to tell you, is on course,” he wrote, adding that the meeting mostly involved  contractual concerns.  “The pieces are all falling into place, though we are now on a slightly later schedule -- filming is now scheduled to start in the Spring, with Sacha Baron Cohen playing Freddie.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 16, 2012 | By Betsy Sharkey, Los Angeles Times Film Critic
Like its creator and star Sacha Baron Cohen, the comedy of "The Dictator" is mercurial to the extreme and as crude as the massive oil reserves of Wadiya, the fictional North African nation where his latest movie prank begins. By turns hysterical, heretical, guilty, innocent, silly, sophisticated, teasing and tedious, the film follows the power-mad leader Admiral General Haffaz Aladeen as he loses his bearings, his beard and his heart in New York City. "The Dictator" underscores both Baron Cohen's genius and his folly, and delivers the actor's signature blend of scatological outrage, sagacity and at least one full-frontal assault with a flaccid unmentionable.
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