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Some Jerk Stole Lupita Nyong'o's Pearl-Covered Oscars Dress From Her Hotel Room

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Lupita Nyong'o at the Oscars (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
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Lupita Nyong'o looked stunning in her Oscars dress—you know, the one that was covered in 6,000 actual white pearls. And someone apparently saw just how valuable a pearl-covered dress is and stole it right out of her hotel room in West Hollywood earlier this week.

The 12 Years a Slave actress told authorities her Calvin Klein gown was missing from her room at The London while she was out and about on Tuesday from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m., according to TMZ. The price tag of the dress is a hefty one: $150,000.

Nyong'o doesn't even own the dress—it was on loan from Calvin Klein, a source told the NY Daily News. As we all know, there's nothing more awkward and embarrassing than having to explain to someone how you lost something you borrowed from them.

A source also told the Daily News that Nyongo has a huge entourage who had access keys to her room.

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L.A. County Sheriff's Dept. deputies are checking out surveillance footage from the hotel during the time Nyong'o left her room.

Update (2/28): The thief returned the dress... but it turns out the pearls were all fake.