Three European Premieres, Three Brüno Looks: VIDEO

Let it not be said that Sacha Baron Cohen doesn't earn his $42 million paycheck -- minus whatever it costs to turn a camera on him and whichever JV wrestling team he ambushes by attempting to varshnikst their poopenshüten.

As his splashy new release, Brüno: Delicious Journeys Through America for the Purpose of Making Heterosexual Males Visibly Uncomfortable in the Presence of a Gay Foreigner in a Mesh T-Shirt, bowed in three European cities on consecutive days, the star arrived dressed to kill, poured into a variety of themed outfits, each sexier than the next. (I'm not sure why he was wearing lederhosen in Paris, but I'll assume it had something to do with woulda/coulda/shouldas during World War II. Either that or he took a wrong turn in Gelsenkirchen.)

Now, in light of all this controversy over gay minstrel shows and fake reshoots, I ask of you: If any of you can honestly look deep into the eyes of that clearly circumcised bull, and see in those deep brown puddles anything more than some eager-to-please, anything-for-a-laugh, old-fashioned Borscht Belt showmanship, then make yourselves known now, or forever hold your peace.

Okay, okay, okay -- not all at once!

Video of Brüno und der Königin's Guard:

[Photos: WireImage]