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Sacha Baron Cohen's Admiral General Aladeen Spills Kim Jong-Il's Ashes On Ryan Seacrest

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After days of back and forth about whether or not Sacha Baron Cohen would be allowed to show up on the Oscars red carpet dressed as his character from "The Dictator," the comic appeared at the 84th annual Academy Awards in full dictatorial regalia -- and proceeded to prank E! red carpet host Ryan Seacrest.

Cohen -- who plays Admiral General Aladeen, a deposed North African dictator who comes to America, in the upcoming comedy -- walked the red carpet with two statuesque models before stopping to talk with Seacrest.

"I'm wearing John Galliano, but the socks are from K-Mart," Cohen quipped; he said he was holding an urn of "Kim Jong-Il's ashes." He then spilled the urn on a shocked Seacrest, before being whisked away by security.

As Seacrest told Antonio Banderas and Melanie Griffith after the Cohen interview, the urn was likely filled with powdered pancake mix.

Watch footage of Cohen's prank above.

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