Gotta Watch: Sex tape rewinds
Kathy Hiltion gets teary-eyed hearing her daughter Paris talk about a leaked sex tape.
June 1st, 2011
12:09 PM ET

Gotta Watch: Sex tape rewinds

Ashamed, embarrassed, betrayed. These are words you'll most certainly hear when celebrities look back on those pesky sex tapes that accidentally got leaked. But you won't hear them complaining about the ticket to fame that came along with it.

Paris who? – By now, you've probably heard about Paris Hilton's leaked sex tape. In fact, that's probably how you knew who she was in the first place. Here, she tells CNN's Piers Morgan how she regrets the sex tape she made. What's most notable in the interview is the teary reaction from her mom that will make you want to wiggle right out of your chair.

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Curse of the internet – Kim Kardashian is just one of a few in a long list of "celebutantes" to get famous for her late night "sexcapades" on tape. But Kardashian took the embarrassing boost into fame and turned it into a multi-million dollar brand.

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"It was supposed to be private?" – The leaked sex tape doesn't always boost a D-lister's career. Take Danielle Staub for instance. She's one of the "Real Housewives" (in case you don't know who she is). Staub makes a less-than-convincing argument that the tape was supposed to be private.

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  1. Ellis

    Shameful.

    June 1, 2011 at 12:11 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Muppet Show

    This is all just an act. Nothing about them is real. The same stuff will be going on centuries from now. More public displays of self destruction and more people cashing in. Her name is Paris Hilton for God's sake. Her parents made sure from day one that their daughter would exist for many men to check in for one hot night of romance before checking out the next day then going to the clinic to get checked out. :\

    June 1, 2011 at 12:23 pm | Report abuse |
    • MeeToo

      Love it!!!

      June 1, 2011 at 12:39 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Cheezboygee, cheezboygee, no Coke, Pepsi

    Paris Hilton: "Eww, that's like icky and stuff."

    June 1, 2011 at 12:23 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Mike

    ...so you had s3x. Who cares?

    By the year 2040 I'm sure 3/4 of people alive in the US will have made a s3x tape. It's called being a primate with a camera: it's GOING to happen.

    The shameful part is that sleezeball boyfriend of yours.

    June 1, 2011 at 12:25 pm | Report abuse |
    • Muppet Show

      You know she's not going to sleep with you if you take the hero riding in on his white horse angle right? Chicks like her don't go for nice men. They go for jerks who leak tapes for money. Chicks like her bang hollywood coke dealers.

      June 1, 2011 at 12:43 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Ellis

    Good post Mike,thank you.

    June 1, 2011 at 12:29 pm | Report abuse |
  6. TC Williams

    These articles, stories, and interviews represent the disintegration and degradation of American society. Dumb down the masses and maintain status quo.

    June 1, 2011 at 12:30 pm | Report abuse |
  7. angie

    I'm guessing people who watched the real housewife tape were looking for a horror flick because that chick is SCARY looking.

    June 1, 2011 at 12:31 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Kevin

    What the Hell's the matter with you, CNN?

    You are seriously becoming a part of the problem.

    June 1, 2011 at 12:36 pm | Report abuse |
    • Muppet Show

      @kevin: They know they're part of the problem. They've known for a looonnnnnggggg time. They just don't care.

      June 1, 2011 at 1:00 pm | Report abuse |
  9. woof

    is it wrong to make a s@x tape? not really.

    June 1, 2011 at 12:38 pm | Report abuse |
    • Arc

      not at all.... have several... ut you'll never see them. Or wait...maybe i can get famous and make millions.... naw... I'll just get posted on fail blog....

      June 1, 2011 at 1:39 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Jessica

    Who the hell cares?

    June 1, 2011 at 12:46 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Tom

    Agreed. These women are cashing in on their fame by recording a video of themselves in their birthday suits, then "regretting" what they did or denying that it wasnt for the public's eyes. Yeah right. We all know that most celebrities are around for for a few years before they go away. Extreme marketing will provide any longetivity. Going in the buff will ensure a steady stream of money.

    June 1, 2011 at 12:55 pm | Report abuse |
  12. TeddyBass

    This is really considered news?

    June 1, 2011 at 12:59 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Eric

    Slow news day CNN? These people do this for a reason and it is to draw attention to themselves through the media. Just like you are doing. I guess the rest of us are too. But at the end of the day, like Jessica says, who the hell cares?

    June 1, 2011 at 1:02 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Waaa?

    Seriously who give a flying f? Paris and Kim became famous BECAUSE of their tapes. They are ruining little girls today, sad.

    June 1, 2011 at 1:14 pm | Report abuse |
  15. john

    WE now glorify that which was once reprehensible(nasty). Show business has always used the casting couch. Now you can watch the video. It isnt how talented you are, its how sleazy you can get!!

    June 1, 2011 at 1:16 pm | Report abuse |
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