Topless shots and secret hookups: The sex scandals that got our attention in 2013


Published December 19, 2013


Topless shots and secret hookups: The sex scandals that got our attention in 2013

Sexiest scandals of 2013

From Farrah Abraham to Dylan Sprouse, 2013 was a year filled with sexy celebrity scandals.

Brandi Glanville’s easily forgotten one-night-stand

“Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” star Brandi Glanville isn’t shy about her sex life, so she was quick to reveal to whoever would listen that she slept with Gerard Butler. But when the actor was questioned about the one-night-stand he replied “Who’s Brandi Glanville?” Ouch. In March, he told Howard Stern that two did indeed hook up, but he hadn’t known her last name at the time.

Miley Cyrus poses topless for Terry

In October, not-so-coincidentally right before Miley Cyrus released her album, fashion photographer Terry Richardson posted a lineup of pictures in which Cyrus posed topless, flaunted her lady parts in a barely-there leotard and, in a gesture that made foam fingers everywhere jealous, humped an Arizona iced tea can.

Katherine Webb gets ogled

AJ McCarron played an impressive game at the BCS championship in January, but it was his girlfriend, Katherine Webb, that got all the attention. ESPN announcer Brent Musburger was criticized for his on-air fawning over Webb after he called her a "beautiful woman” when the cameras focused on her on in the stands. It all worked out well for Webb. She landed a reality show gig on a celebrity diving competition series.

Shiri Appleby topless photo leak

A totally nude, self-taken photo of Shiri Appleby began circulating online right around the time the actress was set to make a topless appearance on the HBO show "Girls" in March. Was the leak intentional or just another case of a bad celebrity run-in with technology? The world may never know…

Porn shut down after HIV scare

In 2013, there were multiple moratoriums on porn filming as various porn stars tested positive for HIV. Filming was most recently shut down in December after an adult performer tested positive at a group testing center.

Topless protesters attack Heidi

Heidi Klum wasn’t the only one shocked by the results of the “Germany’s Next Top Model” finale. On the May 30 finale episode, as Klum was hosting the show, two topless women rushed the stage in protest. The two were reportedly from the German feminist group Femen, which has targeted fashion shows in the past.

Teen beauty queen gets dethroned

In February 2013, Miss Delaware Teen USA Melissa King resigned after a video posted online allegedly showed the 18-year-old engaging in a sexual act. King claimed the woman in the explicit tape was not her, but she still turned in her crown and she later implied that she was indeed the woman in the video.

Kendall Jenner’s ‘artsy’ shot

Only days after Kendall Jenner turned 18 in November, she posted a black and white picture where she wore nothing more than a black mesh top, revealing her chest. The photo was taken by famed photographer Russell James and deemed artsy by the Kardashian-Jenner camps.

Dylan Sprouse exposed

Former Disney darling Dylan Sprouse, 21, appeared fully nude in photos that leaked on Twitter in December. The star was quick to admit his mistake. “I messed up... but I'd be a fool not to own up to it. Got to move past it I suppose.”

Abigail Breslin topless pics

Abigail Breslin one-upped Jenner when at 17 (yes, you read that right) she posed topless for photographer Tyler Shields. The “Ender’s Game” starlet said she shot the risqué pics to “try different things.”

Simon Cowell gets a baby mama

“X-Factor” judge Simon Cowell got everyone’s attention in August when news broke that he was going to be a father—to a child conceived with his friend’s estranged wife. Yikes. Cowell and the mommy-to-be have since been spotted together, packing on the PDA.

Farrah Abraham sex tape

Former “Teen Mom” star Farrah Abraham became a porn star in May when she released a sex tape with adult film star James Deen. Abraham maintains that the tape was meant to be private but Deen quickly revealed that the plan was to release a professional porn vid all along. The two have since entered a mini media war, constantly dissing each other, and we (like the rest of the world) have lost interest.

Dan Marino love child

In January, Miami Dolphins football great Dan Marino revealed he’d fathered a child back in 2005—with a woman other than his wife. He said he paid the mother of his daughter lots of money to keep the story quiet. We can’t help but wonder if he got a refund once the story got out.