Saturday, April 13, 2024

Sarah Palin Lied About Sacha Cohen Prank; Mariah Carey Helps Gay Couple Get Engaged Onstage During Concert

Showtime issued a statement on Monday denying that comedian Sacha Baron Cohen pretended to be a disabled veteran to dupe Sarah Palin, despite her claims. Palin revealed last week she was one of Cohen’s victims, and claimed he impersonated a disabled veteran to dupe her — causing some outrage over the stunt.

“There has been widespread misinformation over the past week about the character of Billy Wayne Ruddick Jr., Ph.D., performed by Sacha Baron Cohen on the Showtime comedy series ‘Who Is America?’” the statement read. “Baron Cohen did not present himself as a disabled veteran, and viewers nationwide who watched the premiere on Sunday can now attest to that.”

“In addition, Baron Cohen never presented himself as a veteran of the U.S. military to former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin during the booking process or during the filming of her interview, and contrary to her claims he did not appear in a wheelchair. In both the interview with Governor Palin and the interview with Senator Sanders, he did not wear military apparel of any kind.”

Mariah Carey Helps Gay Couple Get Engaged Onstage During Concert

Mariah Carey had a special surprise in store during her Las Vegas concert on Saturday, halting the show, “The Butterfly Returns”, mid-performance and inviting one of her backup dancers onstage.

The dancer knew his longtime lover was watching the performance, but what he didn’t know was that his beau was about to ask for his hand in marriage — in front of the audience at the Colosseum at Caesars Palace.

Carey shared a brief video of the magical moment on Twitter, writing, “he said yes!!!”

Carey’s tweet quickly went viral as the “Hero” singer was flooded with praise from the LGBTQ community. As one Twitter user wrote, “Visibility matters.”

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