Celebrity News July 25, 2009
Baron Cohen Enhances Security after Threat
"Bruno" star Sacha Baron Cohen didn't take a threat from a terrorist organization as a joke. The actor has stepped up security for himself and his family.
The New York Post reports the al-Aqsa Martyrs' Brigades, a coalition of Palestinian militias in the West Bank, said it was "very upset" that it was featured in "Bruno."
The comedian's fashion designer alter ego mocks the terrorist group when he attempts to get himself kidnapped during a meeting with leader Ayman Abu Aita.
The paper reports the group issued a statement, saying, "We reserve the right to respond in the way we find suitable against this man. The movie was part of a conspiracy against the al-Aqsa Martyrs' Brigades."
The organization has been designated a terrorist group by the United States.