(Getty Images) Sacha Baron Cohen went on David Letterman's show Tuesday night to make a rare appearance as himself instead of pretend fashion model Bruno. And while talking to Dave, he dropped a bomb about his sure-to-shock movie opening this weekend. He interviewed a real actual terrorist.Cohen said he wanted to do something in Bruno that hadn't ever been done in a film before. He wanted to show a comedian (himself) interviewing an actual terrorist. According to Cohen, he has a contact in...Read Full Story
(Getty Images | Inset from Bruno)Let the lawsuits begin!Sacha Baron Cohen's shocking new satirical mockumentary Bruno conquered the box office over the weekend, and already someone is threatening a lawsuit. Last week, Cohen told David Letterman about his interview with a "real terrorist" who turned out to be Ayman Abu Aita. Cohen says he went to great lengths to interview an actual terrorist. He says he spoke with a contact at the CIA, hired private security and finally found his subject in...Read Full Story
It seems we have reached the point in which the Arab male has become so forcibly synonymous with the idea of a terrorist – in no small thanks to the media – that the reality has become inconsequential.
Abu Aita, 44, from Beit Sahour, near Bethlehem, is described in the film Brüno as a member of al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigade, the armed wing of the Fatah movement.
Promoting the film recently on the David Letterman talkshow in the US, Baron Cohen explained that finding a “terrorist” to...Read Full Story
A Palestinian shopkeeper portrayed as a terrorist in the film Bruno is suing Sacha Baron Cohen, US talk show host David Letterman and others in a £67.5 million defamation case. The action filed by Ayman Abu Aita in US federal court seeks 110 million dollars in damages for libel and slander. In the film, Cohen plays a gay Austrian fashion journalist trying to make it big in the US. To achieve worldwide fame, Bruno travels to the Middle East to make peace. He interviews Abu Aita, and a caption...Read Full Story
Smashing Couple? Jessica Simpson and Billy Corgan, former lead singer from Smashing Pumpkins may be an item. They were spotted and photographed exiting a New York hotel. Jessica, do you really want to go where Tila Tequila has been? Merriman Takes Charge Speaking of Tila, she is being sued by San Diego Chargers star Shawne Merriman. Tila took him to court on charges that he beat her and held her against her will at his home in San Diego. The case was dropped due to insufficient evidence. He...Read Full Story
Ayman Abu Aita is a Palestinian activist who was involved at some point (or may still be involved) with Al Aqsa Martyrs Brigade, a terrorist organization responsible for several suicide bombings. Ayman Abu Aita appears in Sacha Baron Cohen's film "Bruno" as a terrorist leader.