“Bruno” staffer cited PBS as possible destination for film

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Uh-oh. First young man Michael Kinsell alleged a link to PBS to advance his plans to become the next Mister Rogers. Now comes word that a staffer for the infamous comedian Sacha Baron Cohen mentioned a potential affiliation with PBS in the lead-up to filming of his latest project about a gay fashion designer, Bruno. A California woman, Richelle Olson, has filed suit saying she was duped by a call from a fake corporation linked to Cohen. A rep asked her if a “celebrity” could announce numbers at a charity bingo game Olson runs, and told her that his appearance would be taped for “a television station such as Discovery Channel or PBS.” She agreed. Cohen showed up in revealing clothing, Olson charges, and used vulgar language in front of the crowd. Olson charges she was knocked down when she tried wresting the microphone away from Cohen. Bruno’s studio, NBC Universal, called the lawsuit “completely baseless.”

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