You never know what you’re gonna get from Sacha Baron Cohen. The British prankster who brought us such zany, envelope-pushing characters as Borat, Brüno, and Ali G screened his latest movie, The Brothers Grimsby, for FIU students on Sunday night at Cinepolis Coconut Grove, dressed as a full-on cowboy. In this movie, opening Friday, the British actor plays an over-the-top soccer hooligan.
Cohen told WSVN-TV jokingly that there were a few casualties during the making of Brothers. “We got like the main stunt guys from Marvel, they’re doing the stuff. Unfortunately, 14 of them got killed during the making of this, but I sent chocolates and a signed photo to their family.” LOL?
Cohen had quite the trip. The next day — as his current mutton-chops-sporting character Nobby — he crashed the Baywatch set in Miami Beach, and mingled with the likes of Dwayne Johnson and Zac Efron.
The Rock posted the zany experience on his Instagram account: “WTF craziness & fun go to a whole new level on our #BAYWATCH set when our boy Sacha Baron Cohen (in character) stops by.” Cohen showed the guys a particularly graphic scene involving elephants, Johnson reported. “There are some things in life we can’t ever UN-see... what we just witnessed will no doubt make cinematic history. We now have a ‘deeper’ understanding and respect for elephants....”
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The “real” reality show that started it all, MTV’s Real World, is conducting a casting call from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday at Burger & Beer Joint, 1766 Bay Road, Miami Beach. Aspiring cast members must be 21 or older by June and “appear to be between the ages of 20 and 24.” Bring a recent picture and photo ID. Good luck — we think.
AC/DC is postponing the remaining dates of its U.S. “Rock or Bust” tour because of lead singer Brian Johnson’s possible hearing loss. The band says in a statement that doctors have advised the Back in Black singer to stop touring immediately or risk total hearing loss. The group’s shows, with a stop Friday at the BB&T Center, are being rescheduled for later in the year — likely with a guest vocalist. Current ticket holders can hold on to their tickets for a rescheduled date or receive a refund at point of purchase.
MADDY MARR & LESLEY ABRAVANEL