• 'Uncut Gems' directors reveal how the movie would've changed without Adam Sandler (exclusive)
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    'Uncut Gems' directors reveal how the movie would've changed without Adam Sandler (exclusive)

    Adam Sandler wasn't always in place to play the lead role in the nail-biting Netflix thriller 'Uncut Gems'.

  • Sacha Baron Cohen Blasts Mark Zuckerberg: Facebook’s Inaction Against Holocaust Deniers Is ‘Simply Absurd’
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    Sacha Baron Cohen Blasts Mark Zuckerberg: Facebook’s Inaction Against Holocaust Deniers Is ‘Simply Absurd’

    Comedian Sacha Baron Cohen isn’t joking around when it comes to Facebook and its chief executive Mark Zuckerberg. Cohen, speaking Thursday at the Anti-Defamation League’s “Never Is Now” Summit in New York City, skewered Facebook for not doing enough to combat racism and anti-Semitism on its platform.Cohen said Zuckerberg’s stance that “people should decide what’s credible, not tech companies” — outlined during a speech last month at Georgetown University —  is “simply absurd.” Instead, it allows misinformation and bigotry to thrive, Cohen argued.“I believe it’s time for a fundamental rethink of social media and how it spreads hate, conspiracies and lies,” Cohen said, before listing a number of issues he has with Zuckerberg.Also Read: Elizabeth Warren Slams Secret Trump-Zuckerberg Dinner: 'This Is Corruption, Plain and Simple'“First, Zuckerberg tried to portray this whole issue as ‘choices…around free expression.’  That is ludicrous.  This is not about limiting anyone’s free speech.  This is about giving people, including some of the most reprehensible people on earth, the biggest platform in history to reach a third of the planet,” Cohen said, “Freedom of speech is not freedom of reach.”In particular, Cohen pointed to Zuckerberg’s comments from last year, where he said he finds Holocaust denial “deeply offensive,” but that he doesn’t believe Facebook “should take that down.” That is an irresponsible policy, Cohen said, when considering how ignorant American citizens — especially under the age of 35 — are of the Holocaust.“Zuckerberg says that ‘people should decide what is credible, not tech companies.’ But at a time when two-thirds of millennials say they haven’t even heard of Auschwitz, how are they supposed to know what’s ‘credible?’ How are they supposed to know that the lie is a lie?” Cohen said.“There is such a thing as objective truth.  Facts do exist,” he continued.  “And if these internet companies really want to make a difference, they should hire enough monitors to actually monitor, work closely with groups like the ADL, insist on facts and purge these lies and conspiracies from their platforms.”Also Read: Facebook Sponsors Federalist Society Event Featuring Brett KavanaughCohen’s comments add to a growing list of complaints from both the left and the right over Facebook’s content moderation policies.Earlier this year, Facebook removed a number of far-right individuals, including Alex Jones and Milo Yiannopoulos, as well as Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan, for violating its policies on “dangerous individuals and organizations.” The move was criticized by many free speech absolutists, arguing tech giants like Facebook should not be in the censorship business.Since then, Facebook has since been skewered by many on the left — including 2020 presidential hopeful Elizabeth Warren — for its decision to not fact-check political ads.“I know many people disagree with us,” Zuckerberg said about Facebook’s policy last month.”But in general, I don’t think it’s right for a private company to censor politicians or the news in a democracy.”On free expression, Zuckerberg said he wants Facebook to take after the “American free speech tradition,” but said there were still some exceptions Facebook would make as a private company. “Hate speech” — even though it’s protected by the First Amendment, Zuckerberg noted – would not be tolerated, as well as pornography, child exploitation and calls to violence.  Saying “all Muslims are terrorists,” Zuckerberg said, could potentially “escalate” the situation and make matters worse.Also Read: Facebook Bans 'Any Mention' of Potential Trump Whistleblower's NameCohen, during his ADL speech, said it’s “madness” for Facebook and other tech companies to hide behind the First Amendment; companies, unlike the government, should make decisions on what is and isn’t said on their platforms, Cohen argued.“By now it’s pretty clear, they cannot be trusted to regulate themselves,” Cohen said of Silicon Valley. “As with the Industrial Revolution, it’s time for regulation and legislation to curb the greed of these high-tech robber barons.”Read original story Sacha Baron Cohen Blasts Mark Zuckerberg: Facebook’s Inaction Against Holocaust Deniers Is ‘Simply Absurd’ At TheWrap

  • Isla Fisher calls out Camila Morrone for allegedly confusing Josh Lucas and Sacha Baron Cohen: 'That's not my husband?'
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    Isla Fisher calls out Camila Morrone for allegedly confusing Josh Lucas and Sacha Baron Cohen: 'That's not my husband?'

    Leonardo DiCaprio’s girlfriend Camila Morrone appeared to confuse Josh Lucas with Sascha Baron Cohen, confusing Cohen's wife Isla Fisher.

  • Sacha Baron Cohen was trained by an FBI interrogator for O.J. Simpson interview
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    Sacha Baron Cohen was trained by an FBI interrogator for O.J. Simpson interview

    The comedian discussed his show 'Who Is America?' during a round-table interview with fellow comedy actors.

  • Sacha Baron Cohen says Pamela Anderson split with husband Kid Rock over her role in 'Borat'
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    Sacha Baron Cohen says Pamela Anderson split with husband Kid Rock over her role in 'Borat'

    Anderson played a small role in the Baron Cohen comedy Borat, which sees the titular character falling in love with Anderson and attempting to kidnap her.

  • Sacha Baron Cohen returned as Borat to campaign for Trump on Election Day
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    Sacha Baron Cohen returned as Borat to campaign for Trump on Election Day

    Sacha Baron Cohen brought back Borat on "Jimmy Kimmel Live" to rub elbows with Trump supporters on Election Day and even tried his own brand of voter suppression.

  • Sacha Baron Cohen's R-rated Queen movie was to be 'outrageous'
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    Sacha Baron Cohen's R-rated Queen movie was to be 'outrageous'

    The Rami Malek-fronted Queen movie Bohemian Rhapsody has received lukewarm reviews for being a pretty conventional rock biopic of one of the least conventional frontmen of all time.

  • Arizona town 'heartbroken' after Sacha Baron Cohen's 'Who Is America?' brands them racist
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    Arizona town 'heartbroken' after Sacha Baron Cohen's 'Who Is America?' brands them racist

    A town in Arizona is the latest to kick back against Sacha Baron Cohen and his new TV series Who Is America?

  • Calls for Georgia lawmaker to resign after using racial slurs on Sacha Baron Cohen show
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    Calls for Georgia lawmaker to resign after using racial slurs on Sacha Baron Cohen show

    A Republican state representative is being called on to resign after he repeatedly used a racial slur and exposed himself during a sting on Sacha Baron Cohen's new show Who Is America?

  • Sacha Baron Cohen tried to sell his signed Dick Cheney waterboard kit on eBay
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    Sacha Baron Cohen tried to sell his signed Dick Cheney waterboard kit on eBay

    In his continued assault on America's political class, Sacha Baron Cohen tried to sell a 'waterboarding kit' signed by Dick Cheney on eBay.

  • US gun shop owner says he rumbled Sacha Baron Cohen and sent him packing
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    US gun shop owner says he rumbled Sacha Baron Cohen and sent him packing

    A gun shop owner in California has said that he realised he was about to be duped by Sacha Baron Cohen and told him to leave his premises.

  • Sacha Baron Cohen dupes US gun advocates into endorsing weapons for toddlers
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    Sacha Baron Cohen dupes US gun advocates into endorsing weapons for toddlers

    Sacha Baron Cohen's new series Who Is America? landed in the US last night, and appeared to deliver on its promise to make a mockery of US politics.

  • Sacha Baron Cohen has been undercover for a year on new TV show
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    Sacha Baron Cohen has been undercover for a year on new TV show

    A teaser for the show, unveiled last night, shows a clip in which he gives former Vice President Dick Cheney a waterboarding kit to sign... which he duly does.

  • Sacha Baron Cohen plotting a Trump University movie
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    Sacha Baron Cohen plotting a Trump University movie

    In a cryptic clip posted on his Twitter page, the British actor presented 'a message from your President @realDonaldTrump on Independence Day', to celebrate July 4.