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Lupita Nyong’o’s Oscars dress returned by thief because the pearls are fake

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Ha – talk about poetic justice. The thief who stole Lupita Nyong’o‘s $150,000 pearl Oscars dress got a rude awakening when he attempted to have it appraised, leading to the dress’s return. You see, the dude who lifted the dress from Lupita’s hotel room took two of the pearls to see how much they’re worth, only to find out that they’re fake and therefore pretty much worthless. Uh oh!

TMZ broke the story … the thief called us Friday afternoon and said he took 2 of the pearls down to the Garment District in L.A. and learned they were fake. That’s when he returned the dress to the hotel.

Law enforcement sources tell us … Calvin Klein‘s people never told them if the pearls were real or fake. We’re told the only person who represented the pearls as real and valued the dress at $150K was Lupita’s stylist.

A source directly connected with the Women’s Creative Director of Calvin Klein, Francisco Costa, put it this way to TMZ, “Did anyone ever say they were real from Calvin Klein? I always assumed everyone knew they were fake, but I guess not.”

The source awesomely adds, “Do they really make dresses out of real jewels since Cleopatra died?”

That’s hilarious! Just goes to show that you’re never too famous to wear faux.

The thief was apparently all bent out of shape and said he called TMZ just to “expose Hollywood’s fake bullshit”, but like… what? You’re mad because you stole a dress thinking you were going to get rich and it backfired. I bet he wishes now that he stole Lupita’s Oscars gift bag, which WAS actually worth $125,000. Whoever this idiot is, I’m glad he didn’t make  a penny off his crime.

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Someone stole Lupita Nyong’o’s $150,000 Oscars dress

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First of all, how in the hell a dress can even cost $150,000 is beyond me, but that’s exactly how much the pearl gown the beautiful Lupita Nyong’o wore to Sunday night’s Oscars ceremony was worth. That’s a pretty damn valuable piece of clothing, so of course some thief decided to yank it from her hotel room, though what they plan to do with a famous celebrity’s reported stolen dress is beyond me!

Law enforcement sources tell TMZ … the dress was taken out of Lupita’s room at The London West Hollywood. The dress is made of pearls … 6,000 white Akoya pearls. It’s valued at $150,000.

Our sources say Lupita told cops it was taken from her room sometime between 8 AM and 9 PM Wednesday … while she was gone.

We’re told there is security footage that cops are looking at that could catch the culprit right in the act.

Yikes – you would think someone who goes through with an elaborate plan to break into a celebrity’s hotel room and steal their shit would probably be aware of things like security cameras, but then again, the show World’s Dumbest Criminals exists for a reason, so you never know. I doubt they’ll ever get the dress back, though.

My other question, however, is this: Don’t stars usually BORROW dresses for big awards shows and then return them right after? The ceremony was on Sunday night – theoretically this thing would have been sent back to the designer by Monday, especially with the price tag!

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Lupita Nyong’o and Jared Leto are likely an item

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Now here’s some news I think we can all get behind. After all, what’s better than two hot people being hot together? (More on that in the next story.) Lupita Nyong’o and Jared Leto are apparently dating on the low or soon will be, but that rumour’s been floating around for months so I don’t know that it’s all that much of a secret.

From Hollywood Life:

“Lupita is totally up for a romance with Jared!” our source tells us. “She and her boyfriend K’naan split months ago and she’s definitely ready for a relationship with the right guy. She likes Jared … problem is that although Jared loves to flirt he doesn’t seem interested in taking it further than that. When they see each other Jared is so incredibly flirty always touching her and telling her how gorgeous she is. He even talks about taking her out but so far he hasn’t followed through.”

Our insider adds: “He says he’ll call, but then weeks and months go by before they see each other at another awards show.”

Oh no! So Jared Leto’s a flake, basically. Not a good sign – though I guess that explains why he’s 43 and still single. Hopefully these two can work something out because I think they’d be GREAT together.

For what it’s worth, they apparently spent the entire Vanity Fair Oscar afterparty together and were super flirty, so who knows what’s going to happen here.

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Lupita Nyong’o wrote an adorable poem about her crazy year

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Lupita Nyong’o has had an absolutely incredible year. 12 Years a Slave really catapulted her into the stratosphere of hardcore celebrity, winning her an Oscar, landing her a role as the face of Lancome, getting her an appearance on Sesame Street… crazy!

As the year comes to a close, Lupita paid tribute to it by writing a really cute poem. Here it is!


This year was one of a kind, And a kind one to me. There was lots to be done, And a whole lot to see. I had family and friends, And colleagues galore, Now I have fans, Plus a million and four! You tweet and you post, And you instagram too. You chat, comment, draw, You just do what you do. And though I don't answer 'Cause time is a-tickin', Know that you matter By the posts that I'm pickin'. I keep posting 'Cause I know that you care, And I care to post When I know that you're there. So this season, Though I know your name not, I'm happy I got you, And that I gave what you got. I wish for you peace, Love, joy, laughter beams, And in the new year, May you live out your dreams! (And as Dr. Seuss says:) "If things start happening, don't worry, don't stew, just go right along and you'll start happening too." Love, Lupita N.

A photo posted by Lupita Nyong'o (@lupitanyongo) on

Love it!

Merry Christmas :)

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Lupita Nyong’o teaches Elmo to love his skin on ‘Sesame Street’

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I seriously hope Sesame Street goes on forever. Sure, it’s incredibly different to the program I grew up watching, but it’s so important for kids to watch programming that’s educational, empathetic and entertaining all at the same time rather than staring at meaningless shit on a glowing screen for hours on end.

Nowadays, Sesame Street relies a lot on celebrities to teach kids important lessons about everything from having a parent in jail to the newest episode, in which Lupita Nyong’o teaches Elmo to love his skin because we all need it to feel things and be ticklish. I love Lupita, and I really loved Sesame Street as a kid, so this is doubly adorable.

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Lupita Nyong’o’s Lancôme ad is as beautiful as you’d expect

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Earlier this year, Lupita Nyong’o was announced as the new face of Lancôme cosmetics – a refreshing choice, and one that a lot of people were really pleased with – especially considering she is the world’s Most Beautiful Person!

Now, the first image has been revealed – Lupita leaked it herself on her Instagram page – and it’s really beautiful. Simple, elegant, classy… all the things she has always portrayed herself to be, anyway.

Here’s what she told Vogue about the partnership:

“It’s not about conforming to an already established idea of what is beautiful, and I like that,” echoing what she said in her initial statement, “I am particularly proud to represent [Lancôme's] unique vision for women and the idea that beauty should not be dictated, but should instead be an expression of a woman’s freedom to be herself.”

What do you think of the ad?

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