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Giant Marilyn Monroe
Statue Sparks Controversy
May 17, 2021 4:00 AM CDT
Giant Marilyn Monroe Statue Sparks Controversy
Some in Palm Springs, Calif., aren't excited to see it return
- The massive Marilyn Monroe statue whose clearly visible undies have caused drama in the past is back at it. The 26-foot-tall "Forever Marilyn" is returning to Palm Springs, Calif., permanently, after a temporary stay in the city from 2012 to 2014, NPR reports. And while many are happy to...
Relic of Legendary Celebrity
Divorce to Be Auctioned
Feb 6, 2019 11:42 AM CST
Relic of Legendary Celebrity Divorce to Be Auctioned
Black wool dress worn by Marilyn Monroe expected to fetch as much as $150K
- The black dress that a distraught Marilyn Monroe wore to a 1954 press conference announcing her separation from baseball legend Joe DiMaggio less than a year after she married him is going up for auction. The simple wool dress with a zippered turtleneck front will be up for bidding starting...
Will Help You Pray
Like Marilyn Monroe
Oct 16, 2018 7:11 AM CDT
Battered Book Will Help You Pray Like Marilyn Monroe
Actress' Jewish prayer book may fetch up to $8K at auction
- A Jewish prayer book that once belonged to Marilyn Monroe will hit the auction block in New York next month, where it's expected to fetch up to $8,000. The book has notes believed to be written by the actress around the time she converted to Judaism in 1956,...
Long-Lost Marilyn Monroe
Nude Scene Discovered
in case you missed it
Aug 18, 2018 2:00 PM CDT
Long-Lost Marilyn Monroe Nude Scene Discovered
It was locked in a cabinet for decades
- A Marilyn Monroe nude scene that people thought had been destroyed long ago has been rediscovered—but it's not clear whether it will ever be released. The scene from 1961's
, the last movie that Monroe completed before her death, was kept by producer Frank Taylor, and...
Jun 9, 2018 2:30 PM CDT
Cheeky Artwork: Marilyn Statue Gets Mixed Reviews
The sculpture's larger-than-life caboose faces a nearby church
- Marilyn Monroe's rear is getting some leers in Connecticut. A 26-foot statue of the actor has been placed in a Stamford park across the street from a church, which is getting a full view of her behind, reports the AP . It depicts the famous scene from 1955's
Ex-Mormon Borrows Password,
Finds Improper Celeb Baptisms
Dec 21, 2017 11:20 AM CST
Ex-Mormon Borrows Password, Finds Improper Celeb Baptisms
Including Marilyn Monroe
- Mormons are posthumously baptizing Holocaust victims, as well as grandparents of public figures like Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton, and Steven Spielberg, despite church rules intended to restrict the ceremonies to a member's ancestors, according to a researcher who has spent two decades monitoring the church's massive genealogical database....
Spent $75K to Be
Buried Next to
Sep 28, 2017 2:47 PM CDT
Hugh Hefner Spent $75K to Be Buried Next to Marilyn Monroe
He bought the crypt next to hers in 1992
- Marilyn Monroe was there when Hugh Hefner started
—appearing on the cover of the first issue in 1953*—and will apparently be joined to Hefner permanently in the afterlife. TMZ reports Hefner, who died Wednesday at the age of 91, will be buried in a crypt immediately to the...
Dress Sells for
400 Times Its
Nov 18, 2016 9:53 AM CST
Marilyn's 'Birthday' Dress Sells for 400 Times Its Original Cost
Ripley's scoops it up for $4.8M
- It might be the most famous birthday serenade in history, and a new auction only underscores the point. The silk dress worn by Marilyn Monroe when she sang "Happy Birthday" to President Kennedy at Madison Square Garden in 1962 has just sold for $4.8 million, reports CNN .
Letter Up for Auction
May 11, 2016 2:33 AM CDT
Desperate Marilyn Monroe Letter Up for Auction
She wrote to doctor about harrowing clinic experience
- A carbon copy of a letter in which a troubled woman describes her enforced stay in a New York psychiatric clinic will be auctioned off this November—and since that woman is Marilyn Monroe, it's expected to sell for thousands of dollars. In the March 1961 letter to psychiatrist...
Old House May
Get LA Politician
Apr 9, 2016 12:09 PM CDT
Marilyn Monroe's Old House May Get LA Politician Recalled
The house was demolished in June to make way for a condo
- A Los Angeles city council member may lose his job because someone tore down a house once occupied by Marilyn Monroe, the
Los Angeles Daily News
reports. Monroe lived in the Valley Village house a few miles north of Hollywood six decades ago, when she was 17-year-old Norma Jean Dougherty....
Up for Auction:
Nov 12, 2014 10:58 AM CST
Up for Auction: Marilyn Monroe's Love Letters
Including notes from Joe DiMaggio, Arthur Miller
- It's no secret Joe DiMaggio loved Marilyn Monroe. The baseball great cried at her funeral and for 20 years had flowers placed at her crypt several times a week. The public displays were unusual for the famously stoic and private DiMaggio. Now, his heartbreak over the breakup of their...
7 Celebrity Ghosts
Sep 27, 2014 1:59 PM CDT
7 Celebrity Ghosts
These stars have supposedly been spotted after their deaths
- It's one thing to see a ghost—but a celebrity ghost? The Stir rounds up 15 late stars rumored to haunt the living, including:
A TV crew claims to have spotted his ghost at Neverland Ranch.
Her ghost has reportedly been sighted at her grave,
10 Eerie Hollywood Deaths
Nov 23, 2013 1:19 PM CST
10 Eerie Hollywood Deaths
Mysterious circumstances surround these celebrities
- Brittany Murphy's sudden death has always been mysterious, especially when it was followed by the death of her husband, months later, apparently from the same cause. Now her dad wants the investigation into Murphy's death re-opened, because he thinks she was poisoned. The Huffington Post rounds up 30...
Nov 5, 2013 10:47 AM CST
Marilyn Monroe Resurrected for Chanel Ad
In 1960 interview, she talked about her iconic quote
- Marilyn Monroe is doing a Chanel ad from beyond the grave, AFP reports. Last year, the fashion and fragrance company discovered a 1960 interview Monroe gave to
, in which Monroe addresses her iconic quote about wearing Chanel No. 5 perfume to bed. (In 1952, she famously said she...
10 Stars Who
at City Hall
Oct 27, 2013 1:41 PM CDT
10 Stars Who Got Married at City Hall
It's more common than you might think
- Kristen Bell and Dax Shepard quietly got married recently, but rather than throw a typical, huge wedding, they headed to City Hall and let a justice of the peace do the honors. Turns out it's not entirely uncommon among the stars. The Frisky rounds up nine more celebrity couples...
Book: Marilyn Told Jackie
She Would Marry JFK
Aug 7, 2013 1:03 AM CDT
Book: Marilyn Told Jackie She Would Marry JFK
Author says Monroe called the first lady herself
- It's not exactly a revelation these days that JFK had an affair with Marilyn Monroe while president, but a new book is making headlines for adding a new wrinkle. The book, by journalist Christopher Andersen, says Monroe actually called Jackie Kennedy and told her that JFK planned to marry...
Marilyn Sat for
Aug 4, 2013 1:00 PM CDT
For Sale: Last Photos Marilyn Sat for Before Death
Fashion photographer Bert Stern apparently brought music, champagne
- A rare portfolio of photographs from Marilyn Monroe's last sitting is up for grabs to the highest bidder. Fashion photographer Bert Stern, who died in June at age 83, took more than 2,500 photos of the Hollywood icon over three days at the Hotel Bel-Air in Los Angeles....
Dec 28, 2012 10:20 AM CST
FBI Worried Marilyn Monroe Was Communist
Newly redacted files shed light on agency's fruitless monitoring
- Marilyn Monroe's FBI files are finally getting unredacted (well, mostly), more than 50 years after the icon's death, reports the AP . The files show that Monroe had been monitored since 1955 by the agency, which was concerned because some of the actress's acquaintances were suspected of having...
5 Secret Celebrity Affairs
Nov 11, 2012 1:13 PM CST
5 Secret Celebrity Affairs
Kirstie Alley revealed 2 just this week
- Blindsided by the fact that Kirstie Alley apparently had emotional affairs with both Patrick Swayze
John Travolta ? The Huffington Post lists five more celebrity romances that flew surprisingly under the radar:
(we're sorry, Jack
) reportedly had an affair with
in the 1980s
Jul 27, 2012 12:16 PM CDT
Marilyn Monroe Seduced Women: New Books
One lover was just 16, author claims
- Was Marilyn Monroe a lesbian? Two new books allege that the iconic sex symbol had affairs with women:
Radar talks to Tony Jerris, author of
Marilyn Monroe: My Little Secret
. Jerris claims Monroe met Jane Lawrence when the girl was just 12 years old and Monroe was 26. They bonded
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