These days, you don’t know you’ve made it until someone’s shopping around a nude photo or sex tape of you — whether or not you actually made one. In 2012, we were surprised to see the sheer variety of famous people whose intimate moments and communiques were leaked, or threatened to be. Olympians, actors, princes and pop stars were all subject to exposure, much to our simultaneous horror and delight. We hope this doesn’t humiliate them anew, but we decided to recap them all here, in their many flavors:
The Leaks We Saw (and Sometimes Wish We Could Unsee):
Hulk Hogan’s Sex Tape: The weird lighting, the full sushi belly, the ringtone from his daughter’s single — so much about Hulk’s tape with Heather Clem is humiliating in its own right. But when you add the fact that it was allegedly taped by Clem’s husband, Hulk’s pal Bubba the Love Sponge, it reaches new levels of ick. No wonder Hogan originally said he didn’t remember any of this going down. We’d like to forget it too.
Prince Harry’s Strip Billiards: Here is someone we actually wouldn’t mind seeing full-monty. Except it’s kind of unfair that he was snapped while obviously drunk and unawares in the middle of a game of strip billiards in Vegas. The photo was unsatisfyingly blurry, and we felt really bad about the reaming out his grandma probably gave him.
Miley Cyrus in a Bathtub: This tastefully done nude was apparently shot by a professional photog friend of Miley’s a couple of years ago and intended for fiance Liam Hemsworth’s eyes only. That makes the gift a little less special, so it makes us a little sad.
Gymnast Danell Levya’s Sexxxy Bathroom Pics: A disgruntled ex paramour shared a handful of photos with Deadspin at the height of the U.S. Olympic gymnastics team’s fame. If the whole sports thing doesn’t work out, it looks like someone has a future in underwear modeling! Read more…
We’re starting to get the impression that Hulk Hogan’s sex tape partner Heather Clem had a pretty open marriage with her husband, DJ Bubba The Love Sponge. Like, really open. Open enough to drive a couple semi-trucks through. If you thought it was pretty weird to let your best friend sleep with your wife, brace yourself because that was just the the tip of the sexual iceberg. According to RadarOnline, The Hulk was just one of many famous faces who made a sex tape with Mrs. The Love Sponge.
“Bubba regularly brought his wife’s sex tapes into work at the radio station and would show them to the staff,” says an insider at Bubba’s office. “When the Hulk tape was leaked none of his staff were surprised because they’d all seen it already! And that wasn’t the only tape they saw with Heather having sex with a celebrity.” The source went on to claim that she got into bed while the camera’s rolled with at least two other big names. “It was just sort of a regular thing when it came to Heather and Bubba. They were known for taping Heather’s sexscapades and it just so happened to involve famous people sometimes.”
It’s on! After Hulk Hogan filed a $100 million lawsuit against the website that leaked his sex tape, DJ Bubba The Love Sponge made claims on his radio program that the Hulk may have released the footage himself. Things are getting increasingly ugly between the ex-BFF’s, and Bubba made some seriously cutting remarks over the course of the show. He accused the Hulk of being self-centered, which is a fair accusation for someone with a “the” in his name. But then he got real personal, attacking the Hulk by going after the rest of the Hogan’s. He dredged up Nick’s car crash in 2007, questioned Brooke’s talent, and called his ex-wife Linda a “whore.” Ooof.
Despite the whole mess, Bubba claims to have never even viewed the tape, which makes a decent amount of sense. It was bad enough when we had to watch it, sitting through a tape of your best friend having sex with your wife sounds pretty hard to bear. “At the end of the day, I can’t even comment on the validity,” Bubba said over the airwaves. “[Hulk] could have had something to do with the leak of it.”
Remember The Fox And The Hound? Well we’ve got a friend-breakup that’s a whole lot sadder (and grosser). According to TMZ, Hulk Hogan is suing his best friend Bubba The Love Sponge for secretly taping him having sex with Bubba’s wife, Heather Clem (A.K.A. Mrs. The Love Sponge). We’re not sure why the whole gang didn’t just truck over to Jerry Springer, but apparently the Hulk is filing a breach of privacy lawsuit in Florida. Awww, you guys! Not since Forrest Gump have we been so devastated by a friendship with someone called “Bubba.” But on the upside, it did allow us to write our favorite headline over all time.
At the end of the sextape, after Hulk did his thing and left, a man’s voice (presumed to be Bubba’s) is clearly heard saying “If we ever did want to retire, all we’d have to do is use this footage.” He quickly backpedals and says he was joking, but the damage has been done for Hogan, who says that he was “sick to his stomach” upon hearing that. We have to say that we’re not sure how to feel about the whole thing. On one hand, if you have sex with your best friend’s wife (or ex-wife, or girlfriend, etc), regardless of permission, you sort of deserve what’s coming to ya. But still, betraying a friend is never nice either, and we feel for Hogan. Come on, Bubba! Make the Hulk a friendship collage or something. Show him how much he means to you!
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Only one minute of Hulk Hogan’s sex tape was leaked to Gawker last week, but that sixty seconds was all it took to make us want to drill into our brain and suck out the memory of it with a shop-vac. Hell, it was so bad it caused Linda Hogan to get a DUI! Ok, that’s probably not true, but it totally deserves to be. So when we learned today that the Hogans are scared a second tape might leak, we’d like to offer them a hearty: “SO ARE WE!”
The wresting/pasta legend is reportedly bracing his family for the possibility that more of his sexual exploits have been recorded for the ages, and they may be coming to a web-browser near you. “After the first video was leaked he warned Linda, Brooke and Nick that he could of been caught on camera in the past,” a source close to the family told RadarOnline. We interpret that as code for, “Dammit, why did I do that more than once?” Despite his threats of massive legal retaliation, the Hulk and Co fear the damage another sex tape could do, especially in the wake of Linda’s arrest last week.
Kanye West might be pretty bummed out about his sex tape with a Kim Kardashian look-alike getting leaked to the world last week. In fact, there are some reports that he’s been moved to tears. But amazingly, the people who are the least freaked out by the whole thing are Kim’s family! According to a report from RadarOnline, the Kardashian’s think that Yeezy’s tape is “no big deal.” That’s cool, but it has to make Thanksgiving just a little bit awkward, right?
“All of the Kardashians love Kanye and they have told him that they don’t care that the report about his sex tape came out,” the source says. “Kris and both Khloe and Kourtney told Kanye that this isn’t anything to worry about, and since they dealt with Kim’s tape it is no big deal.” In fact, they’re even laughing at the fact that the girl looks so much like Kim. “They all joked that Kanye has a type!” HAHAHAHAHA…oh wait, that’s kind of weird.
Call us suspicious, but we have a pet theory about the mysterious appearance of this tape and the Kardashian’s Klan’s uber-chill reaction to it. Read more…
Well, we believed this rumor last week, and now we have proof that a Kanye West sex tape actually exists: AllHipHop.com got a peek at the cease and desist letter ‘Ye’s lawyers sent to media outlets that posted screenshots from the video. “Be advised that the Screen Shot, as well as the Tape from which the Screen Shot was taken, were illegally obtained and believed to have been stolen from Mr. West’s computer,” the letter from Pryor Cashman states. It goes on to warn that publishing such screenshots constitutes “actionable violations of Mr. West’s rights of privacy and publicity.” So, yeah, that’s a great way to sweep this one under the rug.
Meanwhile, TMZ is reporting that in addition to the 20-minute video we heard about on Friday, there’s a second 40-minute tape — and that’s 40 minutes of constant action, the gossip site says. No wonder industry experts are, um, excited about the prospect of getting their hands on this thing. Oh. Er, that didn’t sound right. Aaaanyway. Also, the site says the videos were shot with Kanye’s exes several years ago — which makes the fact that one woman resembles Kim Kardashian less embarrassing somehow.
Again, we’re asking, if Kanye is such a fan of Kim’s video, why is he ashamed of this one, which by all accounts proves that he has better flow than we ever suspected? OK, we meant that one.
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The news that there’s a 20-minute sex tape starring Kanye West being shopped around probably shouldn’t surprise us too much, especially given Yeezy’s fondness for Kim Kardashian’s tape. Folks at Radar Online have seen the video and say it’s definitely Kanye doing the deed with a woman whose “bodacious curves, dusky skin and long black hair” make her look like Kim. The tape sounds thought-out, too: Kanye reportedly sets up the camera and the woman clearly states that she is 18. She also confuses us by saying, “My husband and I don’t have sex anymore… that’s why I’m here!” — um, she’s only 18 and already in a sexless marriage?
Anyway, what is surprising is that Kanye is reportedly in a panic about the tape getting out now. It sounds like he made it just before he and Kim hooked up, and is deeply regretting this decision. Uh-oh. We can’t even imagine how much it would cost to keep something like this quiet. According to Radar’s “expert,” Kanye’s performance “far outweighs Kim’s,” so maybe he should just let it get out there? Relax and take a tip from your girlfriend’s family, ‘Ye: When it comes to exposure, more is more.
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What would Lyla Garrity say about this? The horror! Minka Kelly reportedly stars in a sex tape being shopped around now, according to TMZ. The tape is 30 minutes long and in it, the Friday Night Lights actress appears to be fully aware of the camera. The gossip site says it’s unclear how old Kelly is in the video, but one clue might indicate that she was at least 18 at the time: It includes songs from Brandy’s 1998 album Never Say Never, and Minka turned 18 on June 24 of that year. Then again, the songs could have been added later. Anyway, as hot as we know she is, this is doing terrible things to our image of her as the sweet, church-going cheerleader who tried so hard to reform Tim Riggins on FNL. And coming right off the spectacular failure of Charlie’s Angels, we’re not sure this is the kind of publicity Minka’s going for right now. She’s set to play Jackie Kennedy next (in Lee Daniels’ The Butler), for crying out loud. She’s probably aiming for “smart and sophisticated” more than sexpot at the moment.
Young aspiring starlets of the world, take heed! Even if you think a Kim Kardashian move might help your career right now, you never know if these things will leak at exactly the WRONG moment.
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There are many reasons one might be hypothetically interested in maybe possibly getting one’s hands on the rumored Tyson Beckford sex tape that is being shopped around, per TMZ. Not only does this alleged tape feature 45 minutes of the model pleasuring himself during a video chat with an unidentified woman, according to “sources,” it also features the chatty 41-year-old talking about how much he hates being confused with fellow model Tyrese Gibson. Which cracks us up, but also, even though they don’t look or act alike at all, we have to admit their similar first names trip us up once in a while. And another reason we’re, um, intrigued: the hints Beckford gave VH1 News about his sex life with girlfriend and Victoria’s Secret model Shanina Shaik in the interview above last fall.
Does this motorcycle also guest-star in the video? Is Shanina the woman he’s chatting with? Or is Tyson in even bigger doo-doo than when he told the U.K.’s Evening Standard that he “created” her.
Tyson’s rep told the site they haven’t seen the footage and won’t comment until they’ve done so.
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