Ryan Seacrest and Sacha Baron Cohen
Sacha Baron Cohen may have planned his Oscars red carpet ash-dumping stunt, but Ryan Seacrest was most definitely not in on it.
"I definitely did not know he was going to do that," Seacrest said on his radio show Monday of his run-in with Baron Cohen Sunday.
Sacha Baron Cohen ash-saults Ryan Seacrest on Oscars red carpet
The Borat star arrived dressed as the character from his upcoming movie The Dictator and was cradling a golden urn filled with what he claimed were the ashes of the late North Korean dictator Kim Jong-il. After answering a few of Seacrest's questions, Baron Cohen poured the fake ashes onto Seacrest — which the E! host sort of sensed was coming, even if he couldn't pinpoint what exactly.
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"You know that feeling in your gut. You feel like, 'This is going too normally,'" Seacrest said Monday. "I saw the urn coming up. It was getting closer to my chest, and then it tipped over, and it wasn't the wind. He spilled it on my tuxedo."
Seacrest was visibly miffed immediately after the fact, but later cracked on Twitter: "My mom always told me to pack two jackets for red carpets, always wondered why. Now I know"