Sacha Baron Cohen Axed from Oscars


Hurt Locker producer Nicholas Chartier isn't the only person disinvited to Sunday's Academy Awards: Sacha Baron Cohen has also been dropped from the ceremony due to what his rep calls "creative differences."


The controversial actor, who was announced as a presenter Friday, was set to team up with Ben Stiller for an Avatar spoof in which Baron Cohen would appear as a female Na'vi pregnant with James Cameron's love child, according to New York Magazine's Vulture blog. Worried that Cameron would be offended by the sketch, ceremony producer Bill Mechanic nixed the idea and bumped Baron Cohen altogether, Vulture reports.


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