And instead of grumbling, just quietly lapped up the months worth of headlines it guaranteed them. Sporting much?
Call them optimists if you will, but some celebs just have knack of looking at the bright side of every crisis. While having a sex tape hacked and released to the virtual world at large would have spelled doom for some, there exist other celebs who quickly grab the scandal as a life jacket. Whether to resuscitate their flailing careers or launch a new one, here’s a look at five celebrities who had their private sex tapes leaked and came out richer:
North west would have been just a direction on the compass and the wedding industry wouldn’t have shelled millions for a wedding that wouldn’t cross the one week mark had rapper Ray J’s sex tape not gotten leaked and shot girlfriend Kim Kardashian to instant fame.
A thirty-seven minute video tape that gave semi-known socialite Paris Hilton her fifteen minutes of fame. And more; much, much more. Eleven years down the line, she has tried her hand at acting, singing and modeling but it remains no secret that her sole talent lies in having private stuff leaked.
It was an unfortunate incident when the Baywatch bombshell and her then husband Tommy Lee inaugurated the world of online sex tapes with various portions of their honeymoon that got unintentionally filmed. Unfortunate again, when Pam & Bret Michaels had their private footage leaked in 2005, but seeing as they decided themselves to have it released as a DVD, we guess there’s no need to bring the tissues out just yet.
Just as she was about to fade into oblivion for good with the rest of the Teen Mom cast, Farrah Abraham recorded her night with porn star James Deen, post which it got ‘accidentally’ leaked to the press. Yawn, yawn. Sounds like just another day in the life of Poonam Pandey.
Heidi Montag & Spencer Pratt
While Heidi was suitably distressed when buzz started that some of her private footage was doing the rounds, ex-husband Spencer Pratt’s only worry was about the number of zeroes to add on the cheque before he closed a deal with adult film production company Vivid Entertainment.
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