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This month, Vanity Fair's neverending quest to reanimate the corpse of Marilyn Monroe takes the form of "never-before-published pictures" of Monroe. Billed as "The Lost Nudes" on the magazine's cover, the images are outtakes of photos that appeared twice in Playboy—and now Playboy is irate at the suggestion that the photos were "lost."
"I'm having my first real Marilyn moment," Lady Gaga told the crowd at the "Decade of Difference" concert (celebrating the tenth anniversary of the Clinton Foundation) last night after wishing Bill Clinton a happy birthday and before launching into a rendition of "Bad Romance" cleverly retitled "Bill Romance." (Technically, the former president's birthday is in August.) That seemed to be where the "Marilyn moment" ended, as far as we know, though President Clinton seemed to enjoy it nonetheless: "I got nervous when Gaga said she was planning to have a Marilyn moment and I thought 'I will have a heart attack for my 65th birthday.'" [Yahoo]
Here's a trailer for the "true life" movie My Week With Marilyn, a sexy drama about Marilyn Monroe visiting London for the first time and having a brief dalliance with a cow-eyed young man. Looks good?
A Spanish memorabilia collector named Mikel Barsa is trying to get $500,000 at auction for what he claims is an 8-mm Marilyn Monroe sex tape, shot when she was "an underage actress." It's six and a half minutes long, and Barsa told the AP that it's the exact same as a 16-mm version that surfaced in the 90s.
At an auction of actress Debbie Reynolds' collection of old Hollywood costumes this weekend, someone purchased the famous Marilyn Monroe "subway dress" from the movie The Seven Year Itch for $4.6 million, which was well above the pre-sale estimate of $1-$2 million. In fact, all the clothes sold for prices well above what was predicted.
Is Megan Fox, pouty-faced president of the Marilyn Monroe Society for Unoriginal Starlets, finally letting go of her idol? The New York Daily News notes that Megan's Marilyn tattoo has been looking lighter, lately. At left, Megan at the premiere of Passion Play in September; at right, at an appearance on April 20.