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Ryan Seacrest: I Was Clueless About Sacha Baron Cohen's Ashy Surprise At Oscars

Mon, February 27, 2012 1:46pm EDT by Add first Comment

Ryan Seacrest admitted he had no idea Sacha Baron Cohen was gonna dump ashes all over his slick tux at the Oscars on Feb. 26.

Ryan Seacrest, 37, didn’t look amused when Sacha Baron Cohen — dressed in military attire to promote his new flick The Dictator — decided to douse him with “Kim Jong-Il’s ashes” as the host was interviewing him on the red carpet.

“I was surprised, but not surprised,” Ryan said on his radio show Monday morning. Although he knew his interview with the over-the-top comic wasn’t going to be drama free, he admitted, “I definitely did not know he was going to do that.”

He continued: “You know in your gut, you feel like, this is going too normally. It just seemed like he didn’t put all that on to just answer a couple questions in character.”

Regardless, Ry-Crest, who believed the ashes were probably “pancake mix,” came prepared, just in case.

“My mom told me when I was a mini red carpet reporter, ‘You always want to have two jackets. You never know what’s going to happen. You never know what you’re going to spill on yourself and you want to be red carpet-ready at all times. That’s your job.’ So I had another jacket,” he said.

Watch the ash-tastic shocker below:

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