• Wed, May 16 2012

Sacha Baron Cohen Does His Most Bizarre The Dictator Stunt Yet: ‘Killing’ Elisabetta Canalis

Sacha Baron Cohen The Dictator kills Elisabetta Canalis photo op

Photo: Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images

Our favorite version of Sacha Baron Cohen is when he’s mocking Hollywood and the American obsession with fame. So even though The Dictator is full of unfunny pube jokes, we’re heartened when we see Cohen roping in celebrities in promoting the movie. The best was when he “accidentally” dumped Kim Jong-Il’s ashes on Ryan Seacrest at the Oscars red carpet, and we know from the trailer that he manages to combine Megan Fox and Kim Kardashian in one joke.

His latest publicity stunt seems to be a mix of the two: He was recently photographed at Cannes with Elisabetta Canalis, first canoodling on a yacht… and then pretending to harass and murder her. Let’s look at the photographic evidence.

Sacha Baron Cohen The Dictator kills Elisabetta Canalis photo op

Photo: Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images

At first, things seemed fairly run-of-the-mill: Gorgeous celebrity cavorts with rich, less attractive man in the middle of the sea, but just close enough for the photogs to capture. At least General Aladeen knows how to woo a lady.

Sacha Baron Cohen The Dictator kills Elisabetta Canalis photo op

Photo: FameFlynet Pictures

Everything seems to be going well as they apply sunscreen to each other’s sunkissed bodies. But then either he flashes Elisabetta — or as the photos from Perez Hilton imply, she asked to look at his package — and she rejects him with a slap to the face.

Sacha Baron Cohen The Dictator kills Elisabetta Canalis photo op

Photo: Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images

Maybe he won’t let her take the photos to TMZ, but something has Aladeen motivated enough to start dragging Elisabetta below deck.

Sacha Baron Cohen The Dictator kills Elisabetta Canalis photo op

Photo: FameFlynet

And then they threw a body bag over the edge of the boat. Thankfully it was just a bunch of visuals without any context, because we can’t handle another “American women are whores” joke. Although he would be within his rights to mock the lengths to which people will go to stay famous; obviously Elisabetta’s breakup with George Clooney has had her taking on publicity stunts she wouldn’t have had to consider were she still George’s arm candy.

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