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  • Sacha Baron Cohen bails on Freddie Mercury biopic

    July 25, 2013 | 10:32 am

    Plans for Sacha Baron Cohen to portray a character who is both mustachioed and flamboyant (a hybrid of Borat and Bruno, one might say) have fallen through.

    The Jewish actor has cancelled his plans to play Queen frontman Freddie Mercury in an upcoming biographical film,...

  • ‘Dictator’ scribes dish on Sacha Baron Cohen’s new comedy

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    May 2, 2012 | 11:46 am

    David Mandel and Jeff Schaffer, screenwriters of Sacha Baron Cohen’s latest film, “The Dictator,” were bantering in the comic actor’s office as Alec Berg, their co-writer, joined in by speakerphone — he was home babysitting his young daughter. Baron Cohen, star of the...

  • It’s a girl! Mazal tov to Isla Fisher and Sacha Baron Cohen

    By JewishJournal.com

    October 20, 2007 | 3:07 pm

    Facts are scare, but Isla Fisher, fiancee of Sacha Baron Cohen, gave birth to a baby girl yesterday, according to Australian and British media reports.

    No name yet, no further details, other than the blessed event took place here in Los Angeles.

    This Baby Borat is an American citizen!

    And from the looks of this photo of Isla, shot earlier this week, it was about time.

    Mazal tov! Jagshemash! Ani v’at, at v’ani, chaverim b’Habonim!

    —Dennis Wilen

  • But what about Azerbaijan?

    By Rob Eshman

    February 22, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    A few weeks ago, in that Hollywood purgatory just before the announcement of the Oscar nominations, I found myself at a party in honor of Borat.

    I fully expected Borat to appear, dingy brown suit and post-modern Groucho mustache and all. Instead, as I walked through the door of the...

  • Boycott Borat?

    By Adam Deutsch

    January 4, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    Does comedy nullify hatred? Does comedy grant allowance to bigotry, racism and, most of all, anti-Semitism?

    Nov. 3 began the opening weekend of the acclaimed "most hilarious movie ever": "Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Khazakstan." After...

  • An AIPAC ‘stranglehold’ on US foreign policy? Huh?

    By Neal Sher

    November 22, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    Fascinating, isn't it, to watch professors Stephen Walt (Harvard University) and John Mearsheimer (University of Chicago) attain near rock star status by resurrecting the tired and discredited canard that U.S. foreign policy is dictated by a devious, dangerous and disloyal cabal...
  • Borat, Seriously

    By Rob Eshman

    November 22, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    Following the massive success of the movie "Borat," there is bound to be an equally massive deluge of punditry on what it all means.

    I defy you to watch the movie and not cramp up from laughter. And by all means, continue laughing when the pundits say "Borat" reveals something dark,...

  • Israeli-Palestinian Confederation; CAIR; Borat; Elections; More JewQ questions

    November 16, 2006 | 7:00 pm


    Josef Avesar says of the Israelis and Palestinian Arabs that "each side demands that the other relinquish crucial aspects of its identity," and that therefore, some form of confederation would be a "pragmatic" solution to their problems ("Mideast Solution: A...

  • ‘Borat’ laughs across the U S and A—in Hebrew

    By Tom Tugend

    November 9, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    Borat perfoms 'Throw the Jew Down the Well' at a country music bar in Arizona. Click on the big arrow to play All Saturday evening screenings of "Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan" at the Sherman Oaks Galleria were sold out, but I...
  • If Borat has offended ... then he’s done his job

    By Steven Rosen

    November 2, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    Virtually everyone who has already seen the comedy "Borat" at film festivals and invitational screenings has found the film uproariously funny.

    But with its nationwide opening set for Friday, the question now is whether a mass, mainstream audience will also get the film's satiric...

  • The Best Offense Is a Funny Movie

    By Tom Tugend

    August 31, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    If you feel that life is losing its edge because no one has offended you recently, Sacha Baron Cohen's next movie is for you.

    Baron Cohen stars as his third incarnation (after Ali G and Bruno) in "Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of...

  • Anti-Semitic Sing-A-Long

    By Gaby Wenig

    August 19, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    Some viewers of Da Ali G Show" on HBO were a little taken aback during the Aug. 1 episode when the character, Borat, got up in an Arizona bar and had all the patrons singing along with him to this song:

    ;In my country there is problem. / And that problem is the Jew / They take...