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. Tom

    The only thing Kathy Hilton should be teary-eyed about is the fact that she and her husband raised such a useless twit of a daughter.

    June 1, 2011 at 2:12 pm | Report abuse |
    • AmericanSam

      Live and let live, man. Worry about yourself.

      June 1, 2011 at 2:26 pm | Report abuse |
    • hi

      Hi American Sam. Obviously the Hilton's don't mind public scrutiny. The problem with live and let live is the ones who actually follow it get trampled on by the ones who think that cliche exists to allow people to do whatever they want.

      June 2, 2011 at 6:51 am | Report abuse |
  2. Gaucho420

    You have to give them credit for turning that into more money though. Except for Paris, as she already had the Hilton name behind her.

    June 1, 2011 at 2:13 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Mystique

    Thanks .. my subby hadn't seen the Danielle Staub one ... just downloaded

    June 1, 2011 at 2:34 pm | Report abuse |
    • LOL

      LOL!

      June 1, 2011 at 2:57 pm | Report abuse |
    • Lurker

      Had no idea who Kardashian was, then I found her tape. So, what are the Kardashians famous for again? lol.

      June 1, 2011 at 3:34 pm | Report abuse |
    • Yuck

      Staub needs to use Preparation H. That troll has a hemorroid the size of Jersey City in that video.

      June 1, 2011 at 4:24 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Paul

    Agree their fame and fortune come almost exclusively from their indescretion. So how come adult film actresses can't build their "brand" and fortune based on exactly the same content?

    June 1, 2011 at 2:37 pm | Report abuse |
    • So What

      Yeah, and the Palin tape will be out soon too.

      June 1, 2011 at 3:24 pm | Report abuse |
  5. sayer

    Sorry, he's half black.

    June 1, 2011 at 2:38 pm | Report abuse |
    • Lou Cypher

      Ah! But the real question is...which half?

      June 1, 2011 at 4:10 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Anonymous

    I don't believe for one moment that these tapes weren't "leaked." No one would give a rat's patooty as to who these bimbos were if it weren't for their tapes.

    June 1, 2011 at 2:41 pm | Report abuse |
    • Lou Cypher

      "rat's patooty" – not even that.

      June 1, 2011 at 4:08 pm | Report abuse |
  7. 2cents

    But you won't hear them complaining about the ticket to fame that came along with it.
    Its all about the money.

    June 1, 2011 at 2:43 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Stephen

    Piers Morgan talking about invasions of privacy is laughable.
    This is the guy who ran a tabloid pasting his front pages with trash pieces that ruined some people's lives before they were proven to be fabrications. He thinks he can get away with it in the US because he thinks American’s are too stupid to know what Private Eye or the BBC are.

    June 1, 2011 at 2:44 pm | Report abuse |
  9. bobbyC

    and you wouldnt go raw in that, i would fo sho!!!

    June 1, 2011 at 2:58 pm | Report abuse |
  10. bobbyC

    Muppet Show- would u not go raw in that? bc me, i would fo sho and love all of it!!! #panthersfanforlife

    June 1, 2011 at 3:09 pm | Report abuse |
    • shura53

      bobby c....fo sho...do you have a 3rd grade education??????????

      June 1, 2011 at 3:18 pm | Report abuse |
  11. MIke

    is this what CNN has sunk too, i might as well read People magazine....fluff and garbage all around,...
    the next story will be justin beiber , loses virginity.....

    June 1, 2011 at 3:17 pm | Report abuse |
    • Lou Cypher

      But who will be the guy Justin loses it to?

      June 1, 2011 at 4:09 pm | Report abuse |
    • CaRnIe_1337

      Nice Lou... very nice

      June 1, 2011 at 4:22 pm | Report abuse |
  12. John

    Just remember: If we give Paris Hilton more money in the way of a tax reduction, she will stimulate the economy!!!!

    June 1, 2011 at 3:34 pm | Report abuse |
    • A J

      Love the equation of "letting her keep her own money" with "giving her money." Awesomely logical!

      June 1, 2011 at 3:54 pm | Report abuse |
    • huxley

      And provide more jobs: Cameraman, lighting man, editor, director, grip.

      June 1, 2011 at 3:54 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Fretless

    ...and some guy bought her a huge rock! His nose (and his wallet) is wide open!

    June 1, 2011 at 3:39 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Jim456

    Don´t know whats so special about the tapes. These woman are bimbos, not woman. So who cares

    June 1, 2011 at 3:44 pm | Report abuse |
  15. teepee

    They wanted people to see these tapes...it's called publicity...madonna style.

    June 1, 2011 at 3:56 pm | Report abuse |
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