According to LAPD, a dress “resembling” the $150,000 Calvin Klein dress worn by Lupita Nyong’o at this year’s Oscars that was stolen this week has been recovered.
The dress was found in a bathroom of the same Hollywood hotel where it was taken.
Police were tipped off by celebrity website TMZ, who said they were contacted by a man claiming to be the thief.
The man said he had returned the dress after learning the pearls studding the dress were fake.
The custom Calvin Klein-designed gown is coated with 6,000 natural pearls, but the purported thief said he took two of them for testing and were told they were not real.
Detectives are working with the owners of the dress to confirm if it is the dress.
Michael White of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department said he believed it was. No arrests have been made.
”Whether the jewels on the dress are fake or real… we still have a burglary and we still have a grand theft,” Michael White said.
Lupita Nyong’o won best supporting actress in 2014 for 12 Years a Slave and was a presenter at this year’s ceremony.
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The $150,000-dress worn by actress Lupita Nyong’o at the Oscars has been stolen in Hollywood.
The gown a custom-made Calvin Klein Collection by Francisco Costa studded with 6,000 natural white pearls was taken from the London Hotel in West Hollywood when the Kenyan actress was out of the room.
Lupita Nyong’o won best supporting actress last year for Twelve Years a Slave and was a presenter at this year’s Academy Awards ceremony.
Sheriff’s Lt William Nash said the dress appeared to be stolen on February 25 and officers were checking CCTV footage.
On the red carpet on February 22, Lupita Nyong’o, 31, told Associated Press: “I’m just wearing my diamonds and pearls. My homage to (musician) Prince.”
Lupita Nyong’o added of the dress: “We talked about it being fluid and liquid. I wanted it to be an homage to the sea.”
No arrests have been made.Calvin Klein has not commented.
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Lupita Nyong’o has joined the cast of Star Wars: Episode VII, it has been announced on the film’s website.
Gwendoline Christie, who currently stars in Game of Thrones as warrior Brienne of Tarth, has also been cast in the production.
The news was announced on the Star Wars website, although it did not say what roles the actresses would play.
Lupita Nyong’o and Gwendoline Christie have joined the cast of Star Wars: Episode VII
Star Wars: Episode VII is due in cinemas on December 18 2015.
“I could not be more excited about Lupita and Gwendoline joining the cast of Episode VII,” Lucasfilm president and producer Kathleen Kennedy said.
“It’s thrilling to see this extraordinarily talented ensemble taking shape.”
Lupita Nyong’o and Gwendoline Christie join the already announced cast of John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, Oscar Isaac, Andy Serkis, Domhnall Gleeson, and Max von Sydow.
They will join original stars Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill, Anthony Daniels, Peter Mayhew, and Kenny Baker in the new film.
Meanwhile, gossip website TMZ has posted a series of leaked pictures from the set of Episode VII, which began filming in Abu Dhabi last month.
The pictures appear to show a Tatooine-like marketplace and a new alien creature.
The annual Independent Spirit Awards, which honor low budget film-making, take place in a giant tent on Santa Monica beach, one day prior to the Oscars ceremony.
Full list of winners:
Best Feature: 12 Years a Slave
Best Director: Steve McQueen, 12 Years a Slave
Best Screenplay: John Ridley, 12 Years a Slave
Best First Feature: Fruitvale Station
Best First Screenplay: Bob Nelson, Nebraska
The annual Independent Spirit Awards honor low budget film-making
John Cassavetes Award (For best feature made under $500,000): This is Martin Bonner
Best Supporting Female: Lupita Nyong’o, 12 Years a Slave
Best Supporting Male: Jared Leto, Dallas Buyers Club
Best Female Lead: Cate Blanchett, Blue Jasmine
Best Male Lead: Matthew McConaughey, Dallas Buyers Club
Robert Altman Award: Mud
Best Cinematography: Sean Bobbitt, 12 Years a Slave
Best Editing: Nat Sanders, Short Term 1
Best International Film: Blue is the Warmest Color
Best Documentary: 20 Feet From Stardom
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Lupita Nyong’o won an Independent Spirit award on Saturday for her debut movie role in 12 Years a Slave.
The Kenyan actress told the audience: “Not a bad way to celebrate my birthday.”
Lupita Nyong’o turned 31 a day before the Oscars where she is a front runner for best supporting actress.
12 Years a Slave dominated the Independent Spirit Awards, where it took five prizes.
They included best feature and best director for Steve McQueen.
Lupita Nyong’o won an Independent Spirit award on Saturday for her debut movie role in 12 Years a Slave
Other acting trophies went to Cate Blanchett, for her role in Blue Jasmine, and to Matthew McConaughey and Jared Leto, for their roles as AIDS patients in Dallas Buyers Club.
All three are favorites to win at the Oscars on Sunday night.
The annual Independent Spirit Awards, which honor low budget film-making, take place in a giant tent on Santa Monica beach.
This year the ceremony was accompanied by strong winds and bursts of heavy rain beating down on the tent.
12 Years a Slave also won awards for screenplay and cinematography.
Fruitvale Station was named best first feature while Nebraska won a best first screenplay award.
The documentary prize went to 20 Feet From Stardom, which shines a spotlight on the world of the backing singers.
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