1. Chelsea Handler
The E! personality actually meant for her 15-second hardcore sex tape to be seen by many–but not necessarily the entire world.
She included the clip in a demo tape she made as part of the Hollywood audition process before becoming famous. In a lighthearted statement to RadarOnline, who first reported the tape, Handler amusingly said, “I put it on an audition tape for a comedy club, because I’m a comedian, and I’ve been showing it at birthday parties for f**king years!” Hey, as long as she’s laughing!
2. Tyson Beckford
One of the few stars to actually star in a sex tape solo, the ridiculously handsome Tyson Beckford admitted to the authenticity of a short and racy tape last year.
The short clip shows the model involved in, um, self-pleasure while video-chatting with a female model online. He ‘fessed up on Twitter, warning his fans, “”Not much of a sex tape lol.””
3. Rob Lowe
Back in 1988, Rob Lowe was the 22-year-old prince of the Brat Pack, and accidentally found himself starring in what many consider the first official celebrity sex tape.
A video reportedly showing Lowe having a threesome with two young girls, one of whom was 16, emerged at the height of his fame, clouding his charm and likeability temporarily. He maintains that he thought both women were over 21 at the time and, in 2011, the actor told Oprah Winfrey, “”It ends up being the greatest thing that ever happened to me.”” Why? He credits the scandal with fast-tracking him on the road toward sobriety.
Could it really be?! A sex tape starring 2009’s absolute It girl, Leighton Meester? Unfortunately (or maybe fortunately), the jury is still out at this point. But that year, CelebrityHotLine.com purchased the rights to a tape purportedly showing Leighton having very X-rated sex, none of which Blair Waldorf would approve.
5. Kate Moss
We’ve all seen the most famous Kate Moss tape, allegedly showing the original waif model inhaling lines of cocaine.
But around the same time, in 2007, UK newspapers reported that her drug-addicted ex, rocker Pete Doherty, was attempting to sell eight videos showing the two of them having sex. Did these two really need to film everything?!
The recordings were being pitched as a documentary of their love affair, tentatively titled Kate & Pete: A Love Story. She attempted to sue Doherty, and must have succeeded, since no footage leaked online.
6. Kanye West
Kim Kardashian isn’t the only one to have a dirty secret in her past.
Just last year, news of a sex tape starring Kanye West and a fan of Yeezy’s emerged, including the fact that West’s sex partner-in-crime looked remarkably like his girlfriend and soon-to-be baby momma. The 20-minute tape was briefly shopped around, and West was said to be “”freaking out”” because of how the footage–in which the Kardashian look-alike says that she is 18-years-old and married–would upset his Armenian love.
But maybe it had the opposite effect, considering how soon afterward Kimye announced their baby news!
7. Jennifer Lopez
J.Lo has been very cryptic when it comes to alleged sex tapes she filmed with ex-husband Ojani Noa on their honeymoon in 1997.
He tried (unsuccessfully) to sell hours of tape featuring himself and his then-wife having tons of intimate moments. After J.Lo put a stop to that, he reportedly gave the footage to a new girlfriend to ensure the public would get the chance to see it.
It wasn’t until 2011 that J.Lo finally spoke out about the scandal, saying, “”My first husband has tapes of us from our life. It’s horrible. It’s horrible someone would try to sell personal things, but there’s nothing on it. There’s no sex tape.””
Dane is overheard on the tape declaring himself the king of “Cocaine Manor,” and announcing that his alter ego is named “Peter.” Fortunately, the three former friends managed to simply put out statements through spokespeople and let the whole thing fade into Hollywood history.
The actor promptly filed a lawsuit against ICG’s wider distribution. Farrell settled with ICG and to this day, only brief, seconds-long clips and still frames exist on a handful of sketchy websites.
He later denied the existence of the tape entirely, but only after alleged clips of the fallen pop star showed up on various pornographic hubs online.