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Turns Out Lupita Nyong'o's Stolen Oscar Dress Was Pretty, Worthless

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In ongoing investigations: the L.A. police are reporting that the pearl-encrusted dress worn by Lupita Nyong'o to the Oscars has been recovered. According to the Internet, the dress, which was stolen after doing stunning things on the red carpet, was found in a hotel bathroom after TMZ received an anonymous call about its whereabouts. The thieves apparently removed some of piece's precious pearls, only to find out that they were worthless fakes. Hey, she still looked like a million bucks.

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