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In other news: Kate Middleton’s see-through dress fetches $125,000 at auction; Donald Trump is a Birther-sympathizer

Auctioneer Kerry Taylor poses with a picture of Kate Middleton and the infamous see-through dress. (Luke MacGregor/Reuters)

• A dress that Kate Middleton famously wore in a 2002 fashion show — if you can call it a dress — sold at auction in London Thursday for more than $125,000, reports the Associated Press. According to royal wedding lore, Prince William first started looking at his college chum in a different light when she walked the catwalk in the transparent garment (over black underwear). The winning bidder was an unidentified man who, his rep told reporters, “thinks it’s an iconic piece.” Its designer and owner, Charlotte Todd (who no longer works in fashion), said she was in shock over the selling price.

Donald Trump seems to be sidling up to the Birther camp. In an interview with ABC, the megala-mogul (who insists he’s serious about a GOP run for prez) echoed the doubts raised about Barack Obama’s (pretty well-established by now) origins of birth. “The reason I have a little doubt, just a little, is that he grew up and nobody knew him,” said Trump — in contrast to himself: “You may go back and interview people from my kindergarten, and people remember me.” We can imagine they must.


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