Of course, comic actor Sasha Baron Cohen did exactly what he was asked not to do, and showed up at the Oscars dressed as his character from THE DICTATOR movie of his. It was an outrageous display of self-promotion on one hand, but also a great moment of comic levity for the big award event. Something tells me that this will be a big story from this year’s big show.

Cohen also spilled ashes from a urn he was holding all over interviewer Ryan Seacrest as well, claiming that it that ashes of the late Kim Jong Il. It was a particularly outrageous stunt.

In many ways, Cohen’s antics remind one of a Howard Stern moment stunt. But, regardless. Score one for free speech!