Oscar scandal roundup: Sacha Baron Cohen cut from presenter list, 'Hurt Locker' sued
It wouldn't be a proper Academy Awards without some last-minute controversies, right?
· Sacha Baron Cohen has been mysteriously dropped as an awards presenter, reports New York magazine, whose sources say producers feared his "Avatar"-inspired gag would offend James Cameron. The comedian's rep acknowledged "creative differences. Nothing acrimonious."
· Master Sgt. Jeffrey S. Sarver, an Army bomb-disposal expert, is suing makers of "The Hurt Locker," saying they borrowed his life story without permission. Screenwriter Mark Boal denies he based the lead character entirely on Sarver, the Associated Press reports, but the film's distributor said it hopes for "a quick resolution" to his claims.
The Reliable Source
March 5, 2010; 1:00 AM ET
Save & Share: Previous: Local filmmaker Mike Million's 'Tenure' screens at D.C. Independent Film Festival
Next: Mahogany Jones talks Salahi saga in Sister 2 Sister
Posted by: Alex511 | March 5, 2010 3:21 PM | Report abuse
Posted by: rlj1 | March 5, 2010 4:33 PM | Report abuse
The comments to this entry are closed.