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Missing Lupita Nyong'o $150,000 Oscars dress 'recovered'

Lupita Nyong'o wore a Calvin Klein gown and Chopard diamonds to the Oscars. Credit: Reuters

A dress that appears to be the custom-made Oscars gown taken from Hollywood actress Lupita Nyong'o's hotel room has been recovered, the Los Angeles sheriff's department has said.

A spokesperson for the sheriff's said the dress "greatly resembles" the $150,000 (£97,000) pearl-encrusted Calvin Klein Collection by Francisco Costa dress Nyong'o wore to the Academy Awards.

Detectives are attempting to verify that it is the dress the Twelve Years A Slave star Nyong'o wore when she was presenting an Oscar last Sunday.


Oscars dress worn by Lupita Nyong'o stolen from hotel

The $150,000 (£97,000) Calvin Klein gown actress Lupita Nyong'o wore to the Oscars has been stolen.

Los Angeles sheriff spokesman Richard Bowman said the dress, which features 6,000 pearls, was reported stolen from a West Hollywood hotel at around 11.20pm on Tuesday.

Lupita Nyong'o wore a Calvin Klein gown and Chopard diamonds to the Oscars. Credit: REUTERS/Robert Galbraith

Bowman said Nyong'o was present when deputies took a report about the theft and an investigation has been launched.

Nyong'o's publicists declined to comment.

Moore praised for 'confronting stigma and isolation' of Alzheimer's

Oscar winning actress Julianne Moore has been praised for helping to "confront the stigma and isolation" felt by Alzheimer's sufferers, in her award acceptance speech.

Julianne Moore plays a woman struggling with dementia in 'Still Alice' Credit: Ian West/PA Wire

Ian Kremer, executive director of the American organisation Leaders Engaged on Alzheimer's Disease, thanked the actress on Twitter saying: "Thanks to @_juliannemoore for confronting #stigma & #isolation of #Alzheimers/#dementia in #StillAlice speech."

Moore, who won the Best Actress prize for her role as a professor who develops a rare form of Alzheimer's at the age of 50 in the film Still Alice, accepted her Oscar by paying tribute to those who suffer from the illness and highlighting the fact that "so many people with this disease feel isolated and marginalised."

The British Alzheimer's Society also posted their congratulations to the star for her role on Twitter:


Hawking 'very proud' of Redmayne's Oscar success

Stephen Hawking has said he is "very proud" of British actor Eddie Redmayne after his Oscar win.

Redmayne scooped the Best Actor award for his portrayal of Hawking in the film The Theory of Everything which tells the story of the physicist in his younger years.

Hawking congratulated Redmayne by posting a message to the actor on his official Facebook page:

Stephen Hawking's facebook message to Eddie Redmayne Credit: Facebook
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