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Skater vs. Instigator

Nov. 06, 2006
Nov. 06, 2006

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Skater vs. Instigator

SHE BECAME a hero in America when she won a figure skating silver medal at the Olympic Games in Torino. He became persona non grata in Kazakhstan when he created Borat, a fictional journalist whose exploits come to the big screen this week in Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan. Do Sasha Cohen and Sacha Baron Cohen have more in common than a name?

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SashaSacha
Milk. Reflection in her online journal: "I always wanted to be in a milk advertisement."MOUSTACHEBushy. Wrote on Maxim website: "Ladies like very much big moustache. I wishing mine was more."
Sequined skirt leaving little to the imagination.ATHLETIC ATTIRETank top, short shorts leaving little to the imagination.
Came in 4th in 2002 Olympics.FAMOUS FOURTHBorat's sister is "Number 4 prostitute in all of Kazakhstan."
Silver medal from Turin.PRIZED POSSESSIONBaywatch book he stole from a yard sale.
Appeared at Rodeo Drive Walk of Style last March.RODEO INCIDENTButchered national anthem at a rodeo in Massachusetts.
Was a guest at the White House Easter Egg Roll last April.MEETING THE PRESIDENTShowed up outside the White House in September and attempted, unsuccessfully, to deliver invitations to Borat (and a postfilm cocktail party at Hooters) to "George Walter Bush and other American dignitaries."
Skated to Romeo and Juliet in Turin.MUSICSang Throw the Jew Down the Well in Tucson.
Journal entry from Japan: "When I walk the streets of Tokyo I actually feel tall."OVERSEAS TRAVELArrived in U.S. with a live chicken in his suitcase.
Snowboarder Shaun (The Flying Tomato) White confessed he had a crush on her.RED-HEADED ROMANCECohen is engaged to Wedding Crashers star Isla Fisher.
PHOTONEW LINE/EVERETT COLLECTION (FISHER)PHOTOCHRIS WALTER/WIREIMAGE.COM (WHITE)PHOTORICK MAIMAN/AP (BUSH)PHOTOJAMES WHITE/AMERICA'S MILK PROCESSORS (SASHA COHEN)PHOTOALEXANDRA LAMBRINIDIS TM AND © 2006 TWENTIETH CENTURY FOX (SACHA BARON COHEN)