Sacha Baron Cohen: 'Apologized' to Ryan Seacrest for dumping ashes at the Oscars
TV star Ryan Seacrest has revealed that Sacha Baron Cohen recently apologized for dumping ashes on him at the 2012 Oscars (pictured left, also check out the video below).
The comedian's The Dictator character Admiral General Aladeen caused controversy on the red carpet when he spilled 'ashes of the late North Korean leader Kim Jong-il' onto Seacrest's suit.
The American Idol host revealed on his KIIS-FM radio show on Monday (May 7) that Baron Cohen apologized for the incident when they ran into each other at a Saturday Night Live taping this past weekend.
"I didn't realize that The Dictator was doing a walk-on cameo [on SNL]. He comes off stage and comes over to me. He breaks character and says, 'Sorry about the Oscars. It wasn't personal'," Seacrest recalled.
Ryan went on to say: "He was very, very apologetic and genuine and kind and sweet. He was still wearing the Dictator stuff so it was strangely ironic, but then he started to tell me how it all went down."
The celeb show host added that Baron Cohen confided to him that his original target had actually been George Clooney.
"Someone decided that it wasn't a great idea because he was up for a lot of nominations," Seacrest commented. "It was a big night for him that night. Then they somehow spun 'The Wheel of Tragedy' and it ended on my name."
On Saturday Night Live, Baron Cohen made a surprise appearance for a 'Weekend Update' skit where he pretended to torture Oscar-winning director Martin Scorsese.