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Oscars' Bosses Cancel Sacha Baron Cohen's Skit at the Event

March 4, 2010 (7:21 am) GMT
Because they are afraid to make James Cameron upset, 2010 Academy Awards bosses agree to snub Sacha Baron Cohen's sketch which was initially set to spoof the director's 'Avatar'.

's planned sketch at Sunday's, March 7 Academy Awards ceremony has reportedly been scrapped - over fears it would offend Best Director nominee James Cameron. Producers fought to include the "" star in the show after Oscar bosses declared him too outrageous to host the event, and he was eventually handed a slot presenting an award.

But it appears Baron Cohen's skit, which was to be acted out with comedian , was cut by show organizer Bill Mechanic to spare Cameron's blushes. Baron Cohen had reportedly planned to appear onstage as a blue-skinned female "" creature, with Stiller translating his speech - only to reveal he is pregnant with Cameron's love child.

Cohen's rep tells NYMag, "I hate to use the term, because it's so ubiquitous, but there were creative differences." An Oscar insider also tells the website, "Let's just say that Cameron isn't known to be, shall we say, self-deprecating."


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