Celebrity scandals: The naked truth
There was no strip pool in this case, but there was a swimming pool. The duke and duchess were apparently sunbathing during a vacation in Provence. Kate took off her top (no messy tan lines), and a photographer used a long lens to capture the sight, according to the Telegraph. St. James’ Palace said in a statement that “legal proceedings for breach of privacy have been commenced today in France” by the royal couple.
MORE: Duchess Catherine topless -- but not while playing strip pool (Arthur Edwards / Getty Images)
“Yep. That picture happened,” Pill wrote in the aftermath. “Ugh. My tech issues have now reached new heights, apparently. How a deletion turned into a tweet... Apologies.”
MORE: Alison Pill of ‘The Newsroom’ accidentally tweets topless photo (Melissa Moseley / HBO)
Celebrity gossip website TMZ posted photos online of Britain’s most eligible bachelor naked and cavorting with at least one nude woman in what reportedly is a Las Vegas VIP suite.
The fallout: Some embarrassment from the throne and a flood of complaints to Britain’s Press Complaints Commission.
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“Just because you’re an actor or make films or whatever doesn’t mean you’re not entitled to your own personal privacy,” Johansson said later in an interview with CNN.
And the photos? They were for her husband at the time, Ryan Reynolds (now married to Blake Lively).
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Like all the stars of Disney’s billion-dollar "High School Musical" franchise, Hudgens had been held out as the anti-Britney, the chaste, sweet girl whom parents can proudly point to as a non-promiscuous role model. After the first batch of photos hit the Web, Hudgens had to issue a contrite mea culpa: “I want to apologize to my fans, whose support and trust means the world to me. I am embarrassed over this situation and regret having ever taken these photos.”
MORE: Hudgens apologizes for nude photo (Marion Curtis / AP)
The uproar that followed didn’t stop her from stepping in as a spokeswoman for the conservative National Organization for Marriage. So imagine the shock when racy topless pics of the beauty queen surfaced online at thedirty.com.
Shortly after, she released a statement saying the site “mocks me for my Christian faith” and claiming the photos were modeling shots from her teenage years.
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She’s given well-received performances in such Broadway hits as “Kiss of the Spider Woman” and “Into the Woods” and sold more than 6 million albums of her music. Williams starred in “Ugly Betty” and “Desperate Housewives” too. (D Dipasupil / Getty Images)
Lowe was a charter member of the Brat Pack -- that ring of then-hot actors that included Emilio Estevez, Judd Nelson and Charlie Sheen -- until a 1988 sex tape nearly torpedoed his career. The video showed Lowe romping in bed with two Southern girls, one underage, and was taken while Lowe was attending the 1988 Democratic National Convention in Atlanta. Another sex tape featuring Lowe in a ménage à trois in Paris was sold commercially as one of the first celebrity sex tapes.
His career eventually rebounded when he was cast as earnest political operative Sam Seaborn in the hit series “The West Wing.”
The photos piqued interest in the blond, and Monroe went on to star in “Gentleman Prefer Blondes” and “How to Marry a Millionaire.”
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Pitt sued the magazine, alleging invasion of privacy and emotional distress, and a judge ordered a recall of the magazine, although the issue had already sold out. Bootleg versions of the magazine were later sold on Amazon for $1,000. (Al Seib / Los Angeles Times)