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Lady Gaga buys 55 pieces of Michael Jackson memorabilia at auction

December 04, 2012|By Christie D'Zurilla

Lady Gaga got a little bad over the weekend in Los Angeles. Actually, she got rather a lot of "Bad."

Gaga was among the bidders Sunday when Julien's Auctions sold off a number of costumes worn by Michael Jackson, including the jacket he wore on his "Bad" tour, and a couple of his trademark crystal-encrusted white gloves. And she took home quite a few pieces of the action in an auction that generated about $5 million.

"The 55 pieces I collected today will be archived & expertly cared for in the spirit & love of Michael Jackson, his bravery, & fans worldwide," she tweeted Sunday.

It appears, from a photo she sent out earlier that day, that Gaga was wielding paddle No. 462 (we can only assume that was Mother Monster behind the sparkly white glove).

Auctioneer Darren Julien told the Associated Press that the "Bad" tour jacket fetched $240,000. The gloves sold for more than $100,000 each, as did other jackets and performance costumes.

Some proceeds benefited Guide Dogs of America and Nathan Adelson Hospice of Las Vegas, the AP said.

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