Hulk Hogan is a very proud parent…perhaps to a fault. There’s no other way to explain why he posted a photo of his daughter Brooke in a short dress for everyone to ogle on Twitter. Well OK, there is another reason to explain it, but it’s far too unsettling to comprehend. “Brooke’s legs,” he captioned the image, which is somehow more gross than his entire sex tape. Not surprisingly, the photo has already been taken down by Lockerz on the grounds of being incredibly creepy (we imagine). But it’s just the latest in a long line of uncomfortably close moments between the famous father and daughter. In fact, Brooke has had to defend her relationship with her father several times in the media over the past few years. “Im SO sick of people saying me and my dad are in some perverted relationship,” she wrote on her Twitter back in August of 2011. “Go home and do your own thing! Stop picking on me!” We’re not picking on you, Brooke. We’re just…curious. Head down to the gallery below to relive some of our favorite cringe worthy moments between the pair!
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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…
Good lord! That’s the most severe case of Dad ‘Stache we’ve ever seen! Will Ferrell was spotted at Art Basel in Miami this week, wearing what we can only assume is a costume for his upcoming role as a wise old fisherman. Or our uncle from Chicago. Our wise, old fisherman uncle from Chicago. Seeing as how the SNL alum is usually clean-shaven/the star of our elaborate Anchorman-themed fantasies, these photos go to show the devastation a bad mustache can bring to a celebrity’s handsome face. Ferrell obviously isn’t the only one to suffer a terrible lip rug, as our 10 Worst Celeb Mustaches can attest. Michael Cera? James Franco? Mickey Rourke? We don’t know why a line of hair can make so much of a difference, but it does. A terrible, terrible difference.
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Brad Pitt’s latest role is an unusual one: Furniture designer! The 48-year-old is teaming up with famed craftsman Frank Pollaro for a line of luxury home furnishings to be unveiled in New York on November 13th. The pieces include a 17-foot dining room table finished in 24K gold, and an epically huge bed.
Apparently Brad has been harboring secret carpentry ambitions for many years. “I’ve been doodling ideas for buildings and furniture since the early 1990s, when I first discovered [Charles Rennie] Mackintosh and Frank Lloyd Wright,” the actor told Architectural Digest. “Actually, I found Wright in college, when looking for a lazy two-point credit to get out of French. It forever changed my life.”
The duo hit it off when Frank was installing a custom commissioned desk in Brad’s home and caught a glimpse of his sketch book. “I asked him, ‘Why don’t we make some of this stuff real?’” Frank said. “Brad said he thought that could be fun.” But Brad is by no means the first celebrity who’s gone out of their comfort zone with a side project. Although some have succeeded more than others. Head on down to the gallery below to see a few of our favorites from over the years!
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Wednesday is kind of a lame night for Halloween, so celebs and us regular folks have been celebrating since the weekend! But yesterday marked the final costumed hurrah, where Hollywood A-listers got their last chance to venture out in bizarre costumes, before it’s officially considered weird again. Kim Kardashian showed up to her Halloween party at Miami’s Fontainebleau in a skin tight Cat Woman catsuit, while boyfriend Kanye West donned a Batman outfit (natch), making them 2-0 with the hilarious couples costumes. Batman and his crew were a pretty popular choice this year. Kim’s sister Kourtney went as the Dark Knight alongside Scott Disick, who battled it out with Paris Hilton for the title of the Sexiest Robin. At first we thought Basketball Wives star Gloria Govan ALSO went as the great caped one, but it turned out to be a cat burglar. Our bad.
Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson took things down a slightly creepier path (also natch), donning what appear to be Groucho Marx masks to a party at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery. Or maybe it’s Ernie Kovacs. Whatever it is, it’s just plain scary! Harrison Ford and Calista Flockhart cheered us up, going as geeks. And the Hulk made things super easy by going as…himself. But he’s had a rough few weeks, so we’ll forgive him. Check out more costume fun in the gallery below!
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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.
We are by no means blaming Linda Hogan‘s decision to drink and drive on the leaked video of Hulk Hogan‘s long-foretold sex tape. That being said, it’s not like she got a DUI last week. Or next week. Or any subsequent week in which the world didn’t get a glimpse of her ex-husband in flagrant delicto, as Tim Curry‘s character in Clue might put it. Honestly, we ourselves almost veered off a bridge after peeping the video, and we weren’t even in a car.
According to TMZ, Hulk’s ex was allegedly pulled over for speeding in Malibu early Thursday morning, after which the police arrested her on suspicion of DUI. She was released several hours later on $5,000 bail, having possibly been charged for driving on a suspended license. Interestingly, sources alleged that Linda’s blood alcohol level was .084, barely above the legal limit of .08. Her rep claims that Linda merely “drank a glass of champagne on an empty stomach — in combination with antibiotics that exacerbated the effects of the alcohol.” Her or she then added, “Also, did you see that sex tape clip? Good god.” We’re kidding, of course. Linda’s rep didn’t say anything about the sex tape, because he or she didn’t have to. Show that sucker during Linda’s court date and no jury in the world would convict her.
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