Lady Gaga's fake fingernail and 9 other gross celebrity items sold at auction [Updated]

One Little Monster paid a hefty sum for a fake nail worn by Gaga. And that's hardly the only creepy bit of memorabilia auctioned off in recent years

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1. Lady Gaga's fake fingernail

A savvy stage manager in Ireland knew that Gaga's fans would do just about anything to own something of Mother Monster's. So when he found Gaga's black and gold acrylic nail on stage after a performance, he put it up for auction. Judging by the final $13,000 price tag, says Alexis L. Loniaz at Entertainment Online, "it looks like somebody thought the memento was worth fighting tooth and nail over."

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