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Calvin Klein

We Never Said Lupita's Oscar Dress was Real

2/28/2015 1:00 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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It's turning into the greatest Oscar story in years. Lupita Nyong'o's stolen Oscar dress -- which was reportedly worth between $150,000 and $10 MILLION -- appears to be all smoke and mirrors.

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?"

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Paris Hilton

TMZ Photo CAPTION-O-RAMA!

7 minutes ago BY TMZ STAFF

0227-paris-hilton-huge-cigar-INSTAGRAM-01Here is a picture of Paris Hilton in Cuba ... with the kind of cigar that would make Monica Lewinsky blush! 

That's our best line ... think you can do better?! 

Great -- because this pic is the subject of our newest ... TMZ Photo CAPTION-O-RAMA!

Submit your funny captions for this pic in the comments section from now until 6:30 AM Monday morning. Funniest submission, as chosen by the TMZ editorial staff in our morning meeting, wins a TMZ t-shirt and a TMZ mug!

Good luck! 

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Stars and Scars

You Be the Judge

2/28/2015 3:30 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

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Lots of dresses in the news. Lupita's got stolen, but then recovered. And who can forget that really ugly dress -- whatever color it is. So we gotta ask ... 

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Bruce Jenner

Lesson Not Learned

Talking on Cell Phone While Driving

2/28/2015 3:30 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Bruce Jenner On Phone DrivingBruce Jenner isn't helping his cause any ... as authorities mull over whether to prosecute him for vehicular manslaughter, he was tooling around L.A. Friday driving around and talking on his phone. 

Bruce finished a round of golf, jumped in his Porsche and took off. The later model Porsche's all have built-in bluetooth capabilities, but Bruce had phone to ear ... which is illegal.

Law enforcement has been telling us it's unlikely Jenner will be charged with vehicular manslaughter in the fatal car crash that occurred 3 weeks ago. One of the reasons he might skate -- he wasn't texting when he plowed into the Lexus. 

Not the greatest move.

Michelle Rodriguez

Note to Minorities ...

Stop Stealing White Superhero Roles!!

2/28/2015 8:30 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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Michelle Rodriguez has a different take in the lack of diversity in Hollywood ... she thinks it's ridiculous to make things right by making superheros less white.

Rodriguez was cruising out of Katsuya Friday night when she shot down rumors she's in talks to play the Green Lantern ... while also throwing shade at minorities who play white superheroes.

Michelle has evidence it's happening.   Cases in point ... Michael B. Jordan as the Human Torch, Jason Momoa as Aquaman, Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury ... and the online campaign for Idris Elba to become Bond.

Rodriguez' beef seems to revolve around the lack of creativity.  Check out the video.  It's interesting.

'AHS' Star Ben Woolf

Ryan Murphy & Network

Cover Memorial Expenses

2/28/2015 12:50 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0226-ben-woolf-woolf-family-01"American Horror Story: Freak Show" creator Ryan Murphy is stepping up to help Ben Woolf 's family after the actor's death.

Ben's father, Nick Woolf, tells TMZ both Murphy and FX have offered to cover portions of a themed memorial being held for Woolf in Santa Barbara on March 21st.

Nick says the entire 'AHS' cast and crew have been invited -- and guests are being asked to wear red or blue ... Ben's favorite colors.

TMZ broke the story ... Ben died last week from head injuries he suffered when he was hit by a passing car. We're told he will be cremated.

Nick says fans can honor Ben by donating to The Ben Woolf Fund -- which will be used to purchase memorial park "BENches"  ... or fund his favorite charities like ... Little People Of America and the Story Teller Children's Center.

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'State of Affairs' Star

Katherine Heigl's a Great Kisser

... Just Ask Her Husband

2/28/2015 12:40 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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022615_chris_mckenna_launchKatherine Heigl is a great kisser ... is probably something Chris McKenna shouldn't say, because she's married!

Katherine's "State of Affairs" co-star jumped at our question with excitement and you can see the lightbulb go off when Chris remembers she's married.

So, Chris gives a shout out to Katherine's hubby Josh Kelley.

Chris was leaving The D Casino Hotel in Vegas, where he had just hosted a Date-A-Thon with 500 horny single chicks all over him.

Who said being an actor isn't hard? 

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What's The Big Frigin'

DIFFERENCE?!

2/28/2015 12:30 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

sneaky celebrity photosTake a closer look at these stylish Cara Delevingne pics 'cause buried in these fashion photos are some super subtle differences ... take a front row seat and see if you can spot them!

**HINT -- There are THREE differences in the above photographs!**

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Paris Hilton

Obsessed Fan Rakes in Money

As Professional Biker

2/28/2015 12:20 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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Paris Hilton Obsessed Fan DateThe guy who gave Paris Hilton a cherry '67 Cadillac wasn't just some random dude ... he's a professional superbike racer ... who is trying to win her heart with expensive gifts.

Johnny Rock Page says he met Paris years ago at an event (pic below) ... and ever since he's been smitten. He knows she likes expensive stuff and he has the money, so he's trying to woo her with lavish gifts. Paris has made it clear ... he's harassing and scaring her, but it has not deterred him.

He denies smashing the windows of the Caddy after Paris rejected the gift. He says he has no ill will ... quite the opposite.

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Page is extremely unwelcome, but he's not getting the message and the cops are now involved. 

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In other news...

You Walked Outside Wearing What?!

Sharon Stone has never been afraid to show some skin. But was this look appropriate for someone well over 50?!

SEE MORE »

Lupita Nyong'o

Dress Returned

To Scene of the Crime!

2/27/2015 3:55 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0227-lupita-nyongo-dress-TMZ-04Lupita Nyong'o's Oscar gown was returned to The London West Hollywood Friday afternoon where it was taken 2 days earlier ... and the thief called TMZ to tell us where it could be found and added it was a worthless fake.

A guy called us at around 2:30 PM Friday and said he had taken the dress from Lupita's hotel room after he noticed the door was ajar. He said he and others took 2 pearls off of the dress and took them to the garment district in downtown L.A. ... where they were told they weren't real.

The thief says he decided to take the dress back to the London in a garment bag that was inside a trash bag that he deposited in a 2nd floor bathroom adjacent to a fitness center. 

We contacted the L.A. County Sheriff's Dept. and gave them the info. They went over to the hotel and retrieved the bag and they found a garment bag with the dress inside.

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Law enforcement says they were told the Calvin Klein dress was worth $150K, but the thief says it's almost worthless. 

The thief told us he returned the bag and called us because he wanted the world to know "Hollywood's fake bulls**t." 

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Shia LaBeouf

Transforms Into Optimus Grime

2/27/2015 3:50 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

0227_shia_labeouf_hair_AKM-GSI_2Shia LaBeouf is now the proud owner of a pony, and some hardware ... in his face.

Shia debuted his Riff Raff-esque look -- ponytail past his shoulders and eyebrow piercing -- while walking around the San Fernando Valley Friday with his girlfriend Mia Goth.  

It's unclear if the hardcore look is for a new movie role, or if Shia's just trying out something different. 

"Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull" might not be Shia's biggest misstep after all.

TMZ Live

Lupita Hit in Oscar Heist ...

$150K Pearl Dress Gets Snatched

2/26/2015 9:45 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

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HERE'S THE RUNDOWN
  • Ed Sheeran's Night of Drunken Fun
  • Paris Hilton: My Stalker Bought Me a Caddy
  • Taylor Swift-Kanye West Love-In Gets Deeper
  • Oscar Winner J.K. Simmons Pulls a Bieber 

Kate Upton

So Plucking Hot

She's Our #1 Pick [TMZ TV]

2/27/2015 5:30 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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022715_tv_tune_in_kate_upton_launchMystery solved! We now know exactly why Kate Upton is so ridiculously hot, because she was spotted pulling off her secret move ... in her car!

Warning: There's no guarantee you will get the same results. In fact, we guarantee you won't. tmz-on-tv-3

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