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Monroe’s ‘Happy Birthday Mr President’ gown sold for $4.8 million

LOS ANGELES: The figure-hugging gown Marilyn Monroe wore to serenade President John F. Kennedy for his 45th birthday smashed its guide price to sell for $4.8 million at auction on Thursday. The flesh-coloured dress, adorned with 2,500 hand-stitched crystals, had been expected to fetch between $2-3 million, Julien's Auctions in Beverly Hills said. It went to Ripley's Believe It or Not!, an American media empire specialising in bizarre and historically significant items which owns a chain of museums, including one in…

Lupita’s Oscar gown returned by thief

LOS ANGELES:  The $150,000 Oscar gown worn by actress Lupita Nyong'o that was stolen two days ago was returned on Friday by the thief, who tipped off celebrity news site TMZ.com after learning the pearls on the dress were fake, according to officials and the website.