June 4, 2009 in Features

Bruno’s a boor? Bingo!

From Wire Reports
 
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Sacha Baron Cohen’s new movie isn’t out yet, but it’s producing the same sort of legal backlash as his last hit, “Borat.”

A woman has sued Cohen claiming she was disabled while struggling with him at a charity bingo tournament filmed for “Bruno.”

She says she tried to wrestle a microphone away from him after he started using vulgarities while calling a game in front of an elderly audience.

Cohen’s 2006 hit “Borat” produced numerous lawsuits by people claiming they were duped and humiliated by his antics.

In “Bruno,” scheduled for release July 10, Cohen plays a flamboyantly gay Austrian fashionista. Much like in “Borat,” he cajoles people to let him into events and tapes their reactions to his outlandish behavior.

And speaking of that, the head writer for the MTV Movie Awards has confirmed that Sunday’s stunt in which Cohen fell crotch-first onto Eminem’s face was completely planned.

Going the extra Miley

On the TV front, Miley Cyrus has signed up for a fourth season of Disney’s “Hannah Montana.”

But newlyweds Heidi and Spencer Pratt, of MTV’s “The Hills,” have bailed on NBC’s reality show “I’m a Celebrity … Get Me Out of Here!,” set in a Costa Rican jungle.

As Spencer explained, “Super-celebrities don’t belong in the jungle. They belong in Hollywood with the paparazzi.”

Susan’s got a talent agent

Susan Boyle, the Internet sensation who finished second in last weekend’s “Britain’s Got Talent” competition, is reportedly recovering from anxiety attack caused by the pressures of her overnight fame.

Celebrity judge Simon Cowell says he plans to help her launch a professional career.

The birthday bunch

Actor Bruce Dern is 73. Singer/actress Michelle Phillips is 65. Actor Parker Stevenson is 57. Actor Scott Wolf is 41. Comedian Horatio Sanz is 40. Actor Noah Wyle is 38. Actor Russell Brand is 34. Actress Angelina Jolie is 34.


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