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Real Housewife of Beverly Hills—the British one, Lisa Vanderpump, with the cute dog Jiggy the Pom (right)—was robbed of four handbags, worth $8,000, at Manhattan's Soho Grand Hotel. "I had four purses valued at just over $8,000 including two Christian Louboutins, one Louis Vuitton and one Chanel," she said. "Those were my signature bags. Boy do I feel violated. They told me I should have put my purses in the room's safe. Come on, the safe wasn't big enough to fit a wallet inside. The room is suppose to be safe." [CocoPerez]