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  • Sacha Baron Cohen screens ‘Bruno’ interview with Kansas City JCC shooter

    March 10, 2016 | 8:45 am

    On Tuesday night, a theater full of New Yorkers sang a rollicking rendition of “Throw the Jew Down the Well” led by Sacha Baron Cohen in a cowboy hat and Western shirt.

    They seemed to know the words. Baron Cohen, who was at the Manhattan movie theater for a screening of his...

  • 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...

  • Dancing With The Stars – Oy Gay!  I love Carson Kressley!

    By Ilana Angel

    September 20, 2011 | 12:54 am

    I love this show.  Its fun to watch, and allows us to forget about all the garbage happening in the world for a couple of hours.  It was a much hyped premier and I was not disappointed,  I was bored a lot of the time, but not disappointed. There were a few performances that made it...

  • Bruno and Homophobia, Part 2

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    July 6, 2009 | 7:02 pm

    Is Bruno the feel-good movie of the year for gay-bashers?  Or a militantly pro-tolerance film that channels the creative juices of Don Rickles and his Jewish comedy predecessors?

    Universal Pictures has put an embargo on reviews until the day before the film’s July 10 release, but...

  • Bruno’s Top Five Jewish Moments

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    June 23, 2009 | 3:45 am


    Universal Pictures has issued an embargo on reviews until the day before “Bruno’s” July 10 release, but here are some top Jewish moments from Sacha Baron Cohen’s highly anticipated (and litigious) mock documentary about a flamboyant gay fashionista who aspires to become the...