From Lady Gaga's penis whispers to Tiger Woods' MANY sexual slip-ups, here are seven scandals we'll never forget.
- Sarah Polonsky, BettyConfidential.com
As 2010 swiftly approaches its completion, we can only hope the stroke of midnight will mark an end to not only the year, but the multitude of wild cheating and sex scandals taking place as well. Perhaps men like Ashton Kutcher, David Arquette and Tiger Woods will learn from their prior mistakes and make a New Year's resolution to keep it in their pants for 2011.
And besides, what would we write about if there weren't celeb sex scandals anymore?
Here is our tribute to some of the most outrageous, sometimes delicious, but often downright disturbing sex scandals through the years.
1. The David Letterman Extortion Plan
Only the charming David Letterman could come out of the most humiliating sex scandal in TV history without so much as a tainted reputation. In fact, he had viewers feeling sorry for him when a blackmailer tried to extort money from the Late Show host in exchange for silence about Dave's affair with one of his staffers.
2. Tiger Woods and His Harem of w----s
When it came out that Tiger Woods had cheated on his wife Elin Nordegren with Rachel Uchitel, it was only the tip of the cheating iceberg. For months, woman after woman after lowly cocktail slinging trollop came out of the woodwork, confessing they too, had been taken for a ride on Tiger's putting green.
3. Jimi Hendrix Sex Video
It's an oldie but a goodie, folks. Jimi Hendrix took on a gaggle of all beautiful and all Caucasian women in a sex tape. It was before the Internet made these sort of sex videos the norm. Can we have a moment of nostalgia for VHS, please? And now, a moment for the legendary Jimi-and you thought he was only a music legend.
4. When Bill Stained Monica's Blue Dress
Monica Lewinsky made headlines for giving President Bill Clinton, well, head. During her employment at the White House between 1995 and 1997, she and Bill partook in oral sexual relations, but never full-blown sex. Phew. Bill famously stated, "I did not have sexual relations with that woman, Miss Lewinsky." He wasn't totally lying. Sadly for her, Bill has gone on to do incredible things since, such as his Clinton Global Initiative, while Monica will forever be remembered as "the girl that blew Bill."
5. Nude Rihanna Pics Leaked
Pictures of Rihanna in her birthday suit surfaced all over the Web shortly after her domestic violence incident with Chris Brown. Many believed it was some type of maneuver to belittle the singer's public image of being the sweet victim. However, Rihanna came back strong, admitting that although she was embarrassed the photos became public, she took them while in a healthy relationship with Chris.
6. Jim McGreevey's "Outing"
Former governor of New Jersey Jim McGreevey outed himself in 2004, only after his ex-lover, Golan Cipelo, threatened to go public with a sexual harassment suit against the married father-of-two. Once the scandal went down and he resigned from office it all worked out in Jim's favor, having to no longer live in secret. He became the first openly gay state governor in United States history after his statement, "My truth is that I am a gay American."
7. The Gaga Penis Parade of Lies
In December 2008, rumors of Lady Gaga being a hermaphrodite hit the Internet like a mutated case of the Chicken Pox. Even Barbara Walters heard the news and asked Gaga about it in a 20/20 interview. The singer finally denied owning an extremity between her legs. Jealousy makes people act wickedly. We never believed you were part boy, Gaga.
8. John Edwards Love Child
John Edwards cheated on his cancer-stricken wife with Rielle Hunter, which is pretty much the most disgusting thing we've ever heard of. He gets bonus scandal points for producing a baby with her and trying to cover it up. Extra bonus points for this story almost landing The National Enquirer its first Pulitzer.
9. Sandra Bullock Wins Oscar, Loses Husband
It felt like mere moments after Sandra Bullock finished her acceptance speech for Best Actress for her role in The Blind Side that photos of a tattoo-laden Michelle "Bombshell" McGee were stealing her spotlight. It turned out Sandra's ex-hubby Jesse James had been helping himself to full exposure of her vagina tattoo. More women Jesse cheated with came forward naturally a la Tiger Woods.
10. Eliot Spitzer's Prostitute
What is it about politics that makes us want to pay for sex? It must be the mark Eliot Spitzer left on the world after it came out that he had seven or eight sexual liaisons with prostitutes over six months costing over $15,000. The New York governor resigned from his post and has been living quietly in shame ever since, which teaches us all to think before we hump.
Sarah Polonsky is a senior editor at BettyConfidential.
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