By Jeff Labrecque
May 10, 2012 at 03:36 PM EDT
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Sacha Baron Cohen’s promotional responsibilities for The Dictator will keep him from appearing in Quentin Tarantino’s star-studded Western, Django Unchained. The actor, who uncharacteristically appeared as himself on the Howard Stern radio show yesterday, told the host that he had to drop out. “That was going to be a cameo, but actually, that was going to happen now,” he said. “I had to drop out because of this press tour.”

Listen to the exchange below (scan to 6:40 for the Django news):

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