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Jagshemash. From Yahoo! News-


LONDON (Reuters) - British comedian Sasha Baron Cohen escaped a near-riot at an American rodeo while filming his satirical "Da Ali G Show."


According to a report in the Roanoke (Virginia) Times, a man who was introduced as Borat Sagdiyev from Kazakhstan -- in reality a Cohen character named Borat -- appeared at the rodeo over the weekend after organizers agreed to have him sing the national anthem.


After telling the crowd he supported America's war on terrorism, he said, "I hope you kill every man, woman and child in Iraq, down to the lizards ... And may George W. Bush drink the blood of every man, woman and child in Iraq." He then sang a garbled version of "The Star-Spangled Banner."


The Roanoke Times reported that the crowd turned "downright nasty." One observer said "If he had been out there a minute longer, I think somebody would have shot him."


Cohen and his film crew were escorted out of the Salem Civic Center and told to leave the premises.


"Had we not gotten them out of there, there would have been a riot," rodeo producer Bobby Rowe told the paper. "They loaded up the van and they screeched out of there."


It is not the first time Cohen has wooed controversy with his show, which airs on Channel 4 in the UK and on HBO in the United States. In one episode last year, Borat sang an anti-Semitic song called "Throw the Jew Down the Well" at a U.S. country music bar, prompting protests from the U.S-based Anti-Defamation League.


Producers of the Ali G show, Talkback Thames, were unavailable for comment.


However...Moriarty from AICN claims that the news report is wrong. He states that the footage wasn't being filmed for a new series of Ali G, but for a feature length Borat film. This is going to be so great if it's true, imagine a Michael Moore style documentry with added Kazahkstan goodness.


Oh, and if anyone wants to experience some of Borat's prior work...Click here.

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Some potential bad news. Since I posted this, Todd Phillips (Old School and Starsky And Hutch director) who was set to direct, realised just how crazy some of the stuff could be (see the rodeo), so withdrew from the project. The current form of the movie is scrapped, so it will no longer be a traditional, coherent film, and will now be more of a Jackass: The Movie type affair where it's basically an extended version of the TV show without a sequential story. I see it as bad news, because a full length mockumentry about Borat in America sounds better to me because it's a bit different from what we see every now and again on Ali G. However, if you thought the TV series' format was gold, I suppose you'll be happy.
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