Minka Kelly is the latest young starlet to find herself involved in a sex tape scandal.
Minka might not seem like the kind of girl that would make a sex tape, but perhaps it shouldn't be all that surprising that she doesn't have the best judgment - after all, she's recently been linked to actor Wilmer Valderrama, the lothario that once boasted about taking Mandy Moore's virginity and revealed dirty details about having sex with Ashlee Simpson. His conquests also include Lindsay Lohan and Demi Lovato. So basically he makes his "That '70s Show" costar Ashton Kutcher look like an amateur when it comes to hooking up with Hollywood's hottest starlets, although Ashton's working hard to catch up to Wilmer by having flings with Rihanna and another of his "That '70s Show" costars, the lovely Mila Kunis.
Ashton and Wilmer seem like the kind of guys who would enjoy making sex tapes, but Minka's leaked video surprisingly doesn't star Wilmer or her ex Derek Jeter. TMZ seems to think that it might have been made in 1998 when Minka was just 17 years old because two songs from Brandy's "Never Say Never" album are playing in the background - the album was released 16 days before Minka's 18th birthday. However, it's always possible she was listening to the album weeks or months after it was released.
If Minka doesn't know how to deal with this sex tape scandal, she might want to give her "The Roommate" costar Leighton Meester a call. In 2009 there was gossip that a sex tape starring the "Gossip Girl" actress had been leaked, and unfortunately that gossip was also accompanied by pictures. The topless girl in the stills from the video definitely appear to be Leighton - she's even wearing a necklace that she's been photographed wearing before. However, Leighton later told Bazaar that the tape was "not real" and mused, "I definitely understand the nature of people better now and that the mere allegation of something like that could be headline news. People think it's real because somebody says it is."
So Minka can learn this lesson from Leighton's response to her sex tape leak: even when there's video evidence, just deny that it exists and it will go away.
Minka could take a page from the most famous sex tape star of our time, but there's one big problem with this plan - unlike Kim Kardashian, Minka doesn't need a sex tape to make her famous. But interestingly Minka does share a small connection to Kim through their sex tapes - Minka's video features Brandy's music, while Kim's video features Brandy's brother Ray J.
Kim's sex tape played such a big part in her career that she finally confessed to Oprah that it "introduced [her] to the world." She then claimed, "I felt like I had to work 10 times harder to get people to see the real me." Of course we all know this isn't true - actually all she had to do was invite cameras into her home, and that's exactly what she did.
But it's unlikely that Minka is hoping to use her sex tape to score a reality series on E! - she's probably more worried about it affecting her casting in the movie "The Butler" since she'll be playing classy first lady Jackie Kennedy. But at least she'll know how it feels to be a Kennedy after living through her own scandal.
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- Minka Kelly
- Wilmer Valderrama
- Ashton Kutcher
- Leighton Meester
- Kim Kardashian