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Confirmed: That Skull Eva Mendes Bought Was Not a Sex Toy

A few weeks back, the paparazzi caught Eva Mendes strolling around New York City with a human skull peeking out of a Kiki de Montparnasse bag. The predictably overexcited conclusion: Eva Mendes bought a skull at a sex shop for some Ryan Gosling–related activities. In fact, the actress bought the $225 1910 skull — which she has named Daphne — at Obscura, a macabre home-décor store in the East Village, while hanging out with Jada Yuan for this week's New York profile of Mendes, and the photos were taken a day later. So the tabloids can calm down; Mendes was probably carrying the skull around just to mess with them.

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