The actress wore the dress – which is said to be worth £97k – to this year’s Oscars
THE STOLEN dress worn by actress Lupita Nyong’o at this year’s Oscars has been returned by the thief, after they realised that the 6,000 pearls attached to the gown were fake.
Nyong’o, who collected the Best Supporting Actress award at last year’s Oscar ceremony, designed the dress in collaboration with Calvin Klein’s creative director Francisco Costa.
Said to be worth $150,000 (£97,000), the glamorous garment was reported missing from the star’s Hollywood hotel room last week, but it has now been returned.
Calling celebrity gossip site TMZ on Friday (Feb 27), the thief recounted how he took a couple of pearls from the dress, got them checked out at LA’s Garment District, where he discovered the beads were worthless.
The criminal then contacted TMZ, a celebrity news site, to let them know that the gown had been abandoned in a hotel bathroom, scrunched up into a bin bag.
He said he called the news site because he wanted to let everyone know about “Hollywood’s fake b*****t.” TMZ then notified the LA County Sheriff’s Department and told them how to find the dress based on information the thief left.
According to the LA Sheriff’s Office, the dress “greatly resembles” the one worn by the 12 Years A Slave actress, and its authenticity is being verified.
TMZ then notified the LA County Sheriff’s Department and told them how to find the dress based on information the thief left. Sources from law enforcement, have claimed that Calvin Klein never disclosed the nature of the pearls or the value of the dress. And apparently, the only one who said the pearls were real and the dress was valued at $150,000 was Nyong’o’s stylist according to the source.
Artist reveals subtle Monica reference in shadows of Clinton portrait: Mrs Clinton obviously is NOT HAPPY with the portrait.
An artist commissioned years ago to paint a portrait of former President Bill Clinton has revealed a secret reference — to Monica — tucked into the shadows of the official painting.
he painted in the shadow of a blue dress in the 2006 portrait — a reminder of the political sex scandal between Clinton and former White House intern Monica Lewinsky.
“The reality is he’s probably the most famous liar of all time. He and his administration did some very good things, of course, but I could never get this Monica thing completely out of my mind and it is subtly incorporated in the painting,”
It’s definitely subtle, but Shanks pointed out that the dress can be seen casting a shadow on the mantle in the portrait.
“If you look at the left-hand side of it, there’s a mantle in the Oval Office and I put a shadow coming into the painting and it does two things,” the painter told the newspaper. “It actually literally represents a shadow from a blue dress that I had on a mannequin, that I had there while I was painting it, but not when he was there.”
Shanks said the secret shade also is “a bit of a metaphor in that it represents a shadow on the office he held, or on him.”
The Lewinsky dalliance led to the impeachment of Clinton in 1998 by the U.S. House of Representatives, followed by his eventual acquittal on impeachment charges of perjury and obstruction of justice in a 21-day Senate trial.
Scarlett Johansson Says There’s Nothing ‘Creepy’ anymore or ‘Inappropriate’ About John Travolta
In an exclusive statement to The Associated Press, Johansson said “there is nothing strange, creepy or inappropriate about John Travolta.” Travolta greeted Johansson at Sunday’s Oscars with a kiss and his arm around her waist. The photo has since been turned into an Internet meme, adding to an impression furthered by Travolta’s touching of Idina Menzel’s face while presenting at the Los Angeles ceremony.
“The image that is circulating is an unfortunate still-frame from a live-action encounter that was very sweet and totally welcome,” said Johansson. “That still photo does not reflect what preceded and followed if you see the moment live. Yet another way we are misguided, misinformed and sensationalized by the 24-hour news cycle. I haven’t seen John in some years and it is always a pleasure to be greeted by him.”
Johansson and Travolta co-starred in the 2004 drama “A Love Song for Bobby Long.”