“Just because you’re an actor or make films or whatever doesn’t mean you’re not entitled to your own personal privacy … If that is sieged in some way, it feels unjust. It feels wrong … It’s an adjustment, but I think there are certain instances where you give a lot of yourself and finally you have to kind of put your foot down and say ‘Oh wait, I’m taking it back.’ “
– Scarlett Johansson on her right to privacy after the nude pic scandal. Having your personal phone or computer hacked is a bum rap. It’s a violation and I empathize with her indignation about that. On the other hand, famous or not, if you take a nude photo or video, you have to assume that there is a chance — however slight — that it might get out there in the world. It’s impossible not to be aware of that, even as an anonymous Jane. Quadruple that for a celebrity. I’m glad she’s putting her foot down in regards to her privacy and working with the FBI to bust those responsible, but she had to have known that there were hackers out there ready and eager to leak her nudie pics. [MTV]
Last week, in the wake of Scarlett Johansson‘s nude pics being splashed across the interwebs, a hacker claimed that he had grabbed pics from Mila Kunis‘ phone. Said hacker claimed that the images showed Justin Timberlake shirtless in bed and with a pair of panties on his head. There was also allegedly a dick pic that the hacker hinted was Justin. We thought this sounded highly suspect as, if you have the photos, why not show them? Plus, while Justin and Mila co-starred in “Friends with Benefits” and are rumored to have gotten together, we think both of them would be way smarter than to snap pics if they hooked up.
Finally, Justin and Mila’s camps are speaking up on the issue. They say that the rumors of these photos are “entirely false.” Keep reading »
UPDATE: Bummer, y’all. Scarlett’s lawyers have spoken and requested that we — and the rest of the internet — take down the photos. But luckily, Scarlett has inspired an internet meme: #ScarlettJohanssoning. Check out these folks trying out ScarJo’s patented pose here.
Back in March, it was revealed that Scarlett Johansson—along with about 50 other famous folks—had nude photos stolen from her iPhone by an especially ambitious hacker. Authorities said they had caught said person, and that the motivation for grabbing the photos (he or she also found those ones of Vanessa Hudgens) was the thrill rather than money. But now, the photos have surfaced online. We’d love to think that ScoJo was too smart to snap images of herself in the buff since these things always get out, but alas not. This one, at least, is nicely arty. Let’s just hope it wasn’t intended for Sean Penn. [ONTD]
James Middleton, aka Kate Middleton‘s 24-year-old brother, has earned the reputation for being the wild child of the Middleton clan thanks to the fact that he dropped out of college, frequents London nightclubs, and has been spotted in drag. Just as we were developing low-grade crushes on him, our flames of desire have been fanned by the fact that, oh, dozens of photos of him in various states of undress are making their way across the internet. And some of them answer Jessica’s vital question: is his butt as nice as Pippa’s?
NSFW-ish images after the jump. Keep reading »
A nude photo of Elizabeth Taylor at age 24 has been released by a “private collector.” Yes, even Liz Taylor had a naked pic! Elizabeth reportedly had her friend Roddy McDowall take the photograph — in which she’s crouched naked on a shaggy carpet — as an engagement gift for her third husband Michael Todd. After Hubby #3 died, a heartbroken Liz reportedly gave the naked pic to her assistant/makeup artist, Penny Taylor. Somehow it found its way to “private collector” (of what, nude pics?) Jim Shaudis, who released the photo after Liz died on March 23. While it’s not exactly classy to bust out nude pics, I guess it’s somewhat more acceptable that the collector waited until her death. And let’s be honest: doesn’t girlfriend look damn fine? [Daily Mail UK] Keep reading »
Celebrities from Rihanna to Vanessa Hudgens to Jamie Foxx have learned the hard way that if you’re a public figure and you take a photo of yourself sans clothing that is meant for private eyes, it’ll probably end up on the internet being gawked at over coffee breaks. Let politicians heed this warning, too. Yesterday, a Republican Congressman from New York, Christopher Lee, resigned over a shirtless cellphone photo that ended up on Gawker. Apparently, the Congressdude is fond of trolling Craigslist for women to date, even though he’s married. In mid-January, he responded to a CL ad with the headline, “Will someone prove to me not all CL men look like toads?” He sent the image above—which shows that, for politician, he sure works out a lot—and a message that read, “Hope I’m not a toad. : ) i’m a very fit fun classy guy.” Keep reading »