Sacha Baron Cohen, dressed as his character 'General Aladeen,' at the Academy Awards on Sunday. (Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

It wasn’t enough for Sacha Baron Cohen to show up dressed as a dictator to promote his upcoming movie — he had to dump fake ashes on Ryan Seacrest during the red carpet interview. “I definitely did not know he was going to do that,” Seacrest said Monday on his radio show. But his mom’s advice saved the day: “My mom told me when I was a mini red carpet reporter, ‘You always want to make sure you have two jackets. You never know what’s going to happen’. . .So I had another jacket.”

Oh, yes she did: There’s some debate if Jennifer Lopez’s plunging neckline did/did not reveal a non-PG part of her breast, causing a nip of scandal in the otherwise tame show. Twitter went crazy about the on-stage wardrobe malfunction; defenders claimed it was just a shadow. “There were cups built in and NO chance that there were any, how do you say, ‘slips,’ ” tweeted her stylist Mariel Haenn. “Jlo dress did give the illusion! jokes on every1 who thought they saw something!” Illusion. Yeah, that must be it.

Jennifer Lopez and Cameron Diaz. (Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

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