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TMZ: Stolen Oscars Dress Is Back, Had Fake Pearls

Thief reportedly had them appraised

(Newser) - The tale of a stolen Oscars dress is developing into a Hollywood-esque plot. TMZ reports that the dress worn by actress Lupita Nyong'o has been returned—and that its pearls were fake anyway. The website says the purported thief called to say he took the Calvin Klein dress from... More »

Actress' $150K Oscar Dress Is Stolen

Lupita Nyong'o wore it to the Academy Awards ceremony

(Newser) - The $150,000 pearl-adorned dress Lupita Nyong'o wore to this year's Academy Awards has been stolen. Deputies responded to a West Hollywood hotel late yesterday after the custom Calvin Klein Collection by Francisco Costa dress was reported missing from the actress's hotel room, said sheriff's Sgt.... More »

5 Stars Who Won Oscars in Their First-Ever Films

Who says you need practice to be perfect?

(Newser) - Actors who've been in the biz for years without ever snagging an Academy Award probably shake their heads and sigh when they think about these six celebrities rounded up by Biography.com —all of whom won Oscars for their film debuts. A sampling:
  • Lupita Nyong'o: Best Supporting
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People's Most Beautiful for 2014 Is...

Lupita Nyong'o

(Newser) - It's a very good year to be Lupita Nyong'o, though we have to assume she's a bit more excited about her Oscar for 12 Years a Slave than she is about this latest honor: She's been named People 's Most Beautiful for 2014. Still, the... More »

14 Celebs Who Are Ivy Leaguers

Some of them may surprise you

(Newser) - Hey, who said stars can't also be smart? PopSugar rounds up 28 celebrities who attended Ivy League schools. A sampling, all of whom graduated:
  • Lupita Nyong'o: Has her master's in drama from Yale.
  • John Legend: Graduated from UPenn with an English degree.
  • Meryl Streep: Got her MFA
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12 Years a Slave Wins Best Picture

Here are all your Oscar winners

(Newser) - Ellen DeGeneres opened tonight's Academy Awards with a few mild shots at the attendees—among other things, she teased Jennifer Lawrence for falling on her way up to the stage last year and then again on the red carpet tonight ; she raised her voice so that 84-year-old nominee June... More »

McConaughey, Hustle Win at SAGs

Awards season is beginning to look sort of set

(Newser) - Matthew McConaughey and American Hustle are beginning to make the Oscars look sort of inevitable, adding Screen Actors Guild Awards wins last night to their Golden Globes . McConaughey again took home the lead actor award for Dallas Buyers Club, which also earned Jared Leto a best supporting actor award, while... More »

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