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Ryan Seacrest: Sacha Baron Cohen Apologized For Oscar Incident

May 08, 2012 01:00 PM by Shayla Perry

It’s been a few months since the infamous Oscar incident between Sacha Baron Cohen‘s Dictator character “Admiral General Shabazz Aladeen” and American Idol host Ryan Seacrest, but the comedic actor has finally apologized. How did it all go down and what A-lister was Sacha’s intended target that night? Keep reading for all the details.

It may have taken him a while, but Sacha Baron Cohen has finally apologized to FOX‘s American Idol host Ryan Seacrest for dumping an urn full of fake (we’re hoping) ashes on him before the 2012 Academy Awards.

The apology actually took place over the weekend on the set of Saturday Night Live, where Ryan happened to be hanging out.

“I saw Isla Fisher and I said, ‘Hi,’ and she said these words and then it dawned on me,” Seacrest recalled on his radio show. “She said, ‘I apologize for my husband.’ And I said, ‘Oh, yes, yes, gotcha, thank you, thank you very much for saying that’… I didn’t realize her husband, The Dictator, Sacha Baron Cohen, was doing a walk-on cameo.”

After his bit on “Weekend Update,” the actor immediately sought out Seacrest to apologize.

“He comes off stage, comes over to me, breaks character and says sorry about the Oscars, it wasn’t personal,” said the E! News host, adding that Cohen was “very, very apologetic and genuine and kind and sweet.”

“Then he started telling me how it went down… Originally, he said that they were going to spill whatever it was in that urn on George Clooney,” Ryan revealed. “Someone decided that wasn’t a great idea because he was up for a lot of nominations, it was a big night that night. Then they somehow spun the wheel of tragedy and landed on my name.”

What do you think RTVM: Would George Clooney have taken the prank as well as Ryan Seacrest did?

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