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KIM Kardashian’s infamous sex tape hit the headlines again earlier this week – when it was valued at a whopping £18million.

In 2007, the newlywed socialite’s hotel room romp with then-boyfriend and R’n’B singer Ray J became a huge hit when it leaked on to the internet.

Despite her best efforts to keep the 39-minute clip private, Kim’s video has now been viewed millions of times worldwide.

And it has made her a pretty penny in the process. She’s grossed £3million from it after striking a deal with the current rights holders.

And in tribute to the saucy clip here are ten more celebs whose bedroom antics have been exposed on the internet.

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1) Paris Hilton

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Hotel heiress Paris Hilton filmed herself getting frisky in a hotel room with then-boyfriend Rick Salomon.

The blonde was just a small-time socialite before 1 Night in Paris emerged in 2004.

But afterwards she emerged as a reality TV star, singer, model, fashion designer and author.

As for Salomon, he subsequently tied the knot with another sex tape queen – Pamela Anderson. The union wasn’t successful though – lasting just ten weeks.

2) Pamela Anderson

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If anyone was ever likely to have a sex tape, it was always going to be pneumatic Baywatch star Pamela Anderson.

In fact, she has two.

Her debut was one of the first to kick-start the internet celebrity sex tape trend. Her clip featured then-hubby Tommy Lee and their saucy honeymoon antics following their 1998 wedding.

She followed that up with another clip in 2005, showing her and Bret Michaels from band Poison.

3) Jordan

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Attention-seeker Jordan and her former boyband lover Dane Bowers had their sizzling home video nabbed from the flat they shared and leaked on to the net during their two-year relationship in the late nineties.

The couple split in 2000, but while Another Level singer Dane has disappeared, Jordan – real name Katie Price – has redefined what it is to be a reality star.

4) Abi Titmuss

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Former nurse Abi was filmed getting down and dirty with ex-TV presenter boyfriend John Leslie and an unidentified woman in 2000.

The 16-minute raunchy recording was released online in 2003 and shot her into the lads’ mag stratosphere.

She has since attempted to redefine herself as a serious actress – once starring as Lady Macbeth in Lowestoft, Suffolk.

5) Jennifer Lopez

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Jennifer Lopez and her then-husband shot some steamy footage on their honeymoon in 1997.

But despite ex Ojani Noa’s best efforts it will never see the light of day.

While a few snippets of the romp have appeared on the net, a Los Angeles judge ordered the entire film to be handed over to the court and locked in a safe deposit box in June.

6) Kendra Wilkinson

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Playmate Kendra Wilkinson famously dated 85-year-old Playboy founder Hugh Hefner for five years.

But her sex tape was filmed before she hit the big time.

The clip was made in 2003, when she was 18 and released in May 2010.

7) Verne Troyer

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Better known as Mini-Me from the Austin Powers films, Verne filmed a dirty video with former live-in girlfriend Ranae Shrider in 2008.

But his full-sized lover leaked the 50-minute video to the public.

8) Colin Farrell

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The Irish bad-boy actor and ex-Playboy Playmate Nicole Narain documented 13 minutes of naughty nookie in 2006. Colin sued Nicole over the tape’s release, insisting the pair had agreed to keep the footage to themselves.

Colin won the case and successfully blocked the tape from distribution, but leaked copies found their way on to the internet nevertheless.

9) Fred Durst

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Limp Bizkit frontman Fred Durst made millions from his sex tape.

Footage of him and an unknown woman having sex was stolen from his computer.

He sued a number of websites who published it without his permission and bagged a whopping £43million in damages.

10) Dustin Diamond

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If ever there was a sex tape that never deserved to see the light of day it is American actor Dustin Diamond’s sordid 2007 romp.

The small-time actor hoped the release of Saved By The Smell in 2007 would resurrect his career a decade after sitcom Saved By The Bell, in which he played Screech, had ended.

But it did exactly the opposite.

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Elwin Wilson, a former Ku Klux Klan member who later apologized for his racist actions, has died.

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According to an Associated Press report, Wilson died at a South Carolina hospital at the age of 76. Wilson’s wife, Judy, related that he had struggled with hearth and lung problems for years, and recently contracted the flu.

It isn’t often that members of the Ku Klux Klan publicly renounce their views on race, but Wilson made news with a very public apology in 2009. He apologized directly to John Lewis, a U.S. Representative from Georgia. Wilson had reportedly taken part in a beating which included Lewis during a civil rights march in the early 60s.

Wilson admitted to being a Ku Klux Klan member in the past, but stated that he could not reconcile his religious beliefs with his racism. He recalled that he attended cross burnings, hung effigies, and threw fruit at black men during his time with the Klan.

Lewis has stated that Wilson’s apology was meaningful to him as it was the first apology he received for the violence he encountered during his time as a freedom rider in 1961.

 

 

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — After a nine-month delay, “G.I. Joe: Retaliation” deployed to the top spot at the box office.

The action film starring Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, Bruce Willis and Channing Tatum as the gun-toting military toys brought to life marched into the No. 1 position at the weekend box office, earning $41.2 million, according to studio estimates Sunday. “Retaliation” opened Wednesday at midnight, which helped bring its domestic total to $51.7 million.

Paramount postponed the sequel to 2009’s “G.I. Joe: Rise of Cobra” last May from its original June opening date to convert the film to 3-D. The last-minute switcheroo came just weeks after “Battleship,” another movie based on a Hasbro toy, sank at the box office. At that time, Paramount already began its advertising campaign for “Retaliation.”

“It certainly vindicates the decision,” said Don Harris, the studio’s head of distribution. “Any time you make those sorts of moves, people always assume the worst. The truth is I’d seen this movie a long time ago in 2-D, and the movie worked in 2-D. It’s not trying to be ‘Schindler’s List.’ This movie is intended to be enjoyed as a big, action spectacle.”

After debuting in the top spot last weekend, the 3-D animated prehistoric comedy “The Croods” from DreamWorks Animation and 20th Century Fox slipped to the No. 2 spot with $26.5 million in its second weekend. The film features the voices of Nicolas Cage, Emma Stone and Catherine Keener as a cave family on the hunt for a new home.

Among the other new films this weekend, “Tyler Perry’s Temptation” starring Jurnee Smollett-Bell and Lance Gross opened above expectations at No. 3 with $22.3 million, while the sci-fi adaptation “The Host” featuring Saoirse Ronan, Max Irons, and Jake Abel as characters from the Stephenie Meyer novel landed at No. 6 in its debut weekend with a modest $11 million.

Overall, the weekend box office was on par with last year when “The Hunger Games” continued to dominate in its second weekend of release with $58.5 million. After a slow start, Hollywood’s year-to-date revenues are still 12 percent behind last year, heading into next month when summer movie season unofficially kicks off with “Iron Man 3” on May 3.

“It’s getting us back on track after many weekends of down trending box office,” said Paul Dergarabedian, box office analyst for Hollywood.com. “Last weekend was a turning point with the strength of ‘The Croods’ and ‘Olympus Has Fallen’ doing better than expected. We’re heading toward the summer movie season on solid footing. It’s been a tough year so far.”

Estimated ticket sales for Friday through Sunday at U.S. and Canadian theaters, according to Hollywood.com. Where available, latest international numbers are included. Final domestic figures will be released Monday.

1. “G.I. Joe: Retaliation” $41.2 million.

2. “The Croods,” $26.5 million.

3. “Tyler Perry’s Temptation,” $22.3 million.

4. “Olympus Has Fallen,” $14 million.

5. “Oz the Great and Powerful,” $11.6 million.

6. “The Host,” $11 million.

7. “The Call,” $4.8 million.

8. “Admission,” $3.2 million.

9. “Spring Breakers,” $2.7 million.

10. “The Incredible Burt Wonderstone,” $1.3 million.

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Universal and Focus are owned by NBC Universal, a unit of Comcast Corp.; Sony, Columbia, Sony Screen Gems and Sony Pictures Classics are units of Sony Corp.; Paramount is owned by Viacom Inc.; Disney, Pixar and Marvel are owned by The Walt Disney Co.; Miramax is owned by Filmyard Holdings LLC; 20th Century Fox and Fox Searchlight are owned by News Corp.; Warner Bros. and New Line are units of Time Warner Inc.; MGM is owned by a group of former creditors including Highland Capital, Anchorage Advisors and Carl Icahn; Lionsgate is owned by Lions Gate Entertainment Corp.; IFC is owned by AMC Networks Inc.; Rogue is owned by Relativity Media LLC.

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A letter from a “lost” Marilyn Monroe to mentor Lee Strasberg and one from an irritated John Lennon to Linda and Paul McCartney are among hundreds of historical objects set to be auctioned on May 30.

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It is part of the second in a series of auctions intended to sell about 3,000 artifacts from an anonymous collector.

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The first auction was a “blockbuster sale,” with a Vincent van Gogh letter selling for $336,000 and a Thomas Jefferson letter that sold for $300,000, according a news release announcing the latest auction. The auctions are being run by Profiles in History.

The upcoming auction includes letters and manuscripts from historical figures including George Washington, Dwight D. Eisenhower and Ernest Hemingway.

One of the letters already garnering buzz is a despair-filled letter on Hotel Bel-Air stationary from Marilyn Monroe to her mentor and legendary acting coach, Lee Strasberg.

The letter began, “Dear Lee, I’m embarrassed to start this, but thank you for understanding and having changed my life. Even though you changed it I still am lost. I mean I can’t get myself together.”

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“You once said the first time I heard you talk at the actors studio that ‘There is only concentration between the actor and suiside [sic],” she wrote.

“My will is weak but I can’t stand anything. I sound crazy but I think I’m going crazy,” she added. “It’s just that I get before a camera and my concentration and everything I’m trying to learn leaves me. Then I feel like I’m not existing in the human race at all.”

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Another letter on the block is an angry and sarcastic letter from John Lennon to Linda and Paul McCartney.

“I was reading your letter and wondering what middle aged cranky Beatle fan wrote it. I resisted looking at the last page to find out,” Lennon wrote. He ventured a few guesses and then wrote, “What the hell – it’s Linda?”

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The Lennon letterhead has a circular image of Lennon and Yoko Ono almost touching lips.

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The Lennon letter is expected to fetch between $40,000 and $60,000 and the Monroe letter is expected to take in between $30,000 and $50,000.

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Some of the items from the auction will be on display at Douglas Elliman’s Madison Avenue Gallery from April 8-16. The online auction will take place May 30.

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With five tweets, singer Justin Timberlake made several lucky fans’ dreams come true.

Fans didn’t walk –  they ran when the Grammy winning superstar tweeted on Friday that he was hiding signed copies of his new album “The 20-20 Experience” in various places around the U.S.

“It’s friday and I ain’t got $h*t to do! Sooo I placed 5 signed vinyls around the country! #staytuned#finderskeepers,” Timberlake tweeted.

The clues came in the form of Instagram photos with the first taken in New York City’s Central Park.

Skyler Green wasted no time.

“I ran from my house a few blocks away…saw the album…(I’m) very excited,” Green said.

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To prevent people from just snatching the albums, Timberlake’s record label representatives were nearby.

Whoever picked up the album had to confirm the hashtags Timberlake gave in the twitter clue.

Other albums were hidden in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Chicago and Memphis near Timberlake’s hometown.

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Abby Rutgens found one on a park bench in Chicago.

“It’s more special because you know that it came from him,” Rutgens said.

There’s no doubt the 32-year-old is a music marketing megastar as well.

“Timberlake is no fool.  He grew up in this business,” said Joe Levy, editor of Billboard magazine.

Leading up to his album’s release, he performed at the Grammys, “Saturday Night Live” and even appeared on “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon” for a whole week.

The strategy is now stirring-up sales through social media.

“When people are talking about your music and how much they love it and how they want to find copies of it, then other people are going to see that and they might go, well…buy a copy, ” Levy said.

On Friday, Timberlake congratulated the fans who found the signed albums.

“Congrats to my 5 winners! Maybe we’ll do something like this again soon… #youneverknow#staytuned #bestfansever,” he tweeted.

 

 

Lindsay Lohan may still have a 90-day rehab sentence to get out of the way, but not before she keeps her commitment to David Letterman.

E! News has exclusively learned that the actress is still scheduled to be on the Late Show on April 9.

Meanwhile, the 26-year-old is keeping herself busy in Brazil, where she is earningaround $100,000 to promote John John Denim.

As part of her gig, Lohan did an interview with TV Caras. But she didn’t just talk about the John John brand.

The Liz & Dick star recalled how she was invited to sit down for a meal with none other than, yep, Elizabeth Taylor.

“I got a call from her once before she passed, God rest her soul, and she sent me a diamond ring of hers,” Lohan said. “She said she wanted to have me for dinner, but I was too scared to go. I was too nervous.”

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March 11, 2013: Actor Jim Carrey arrives at the world premiere of the feature film “The Incredible Burt Wonderstone” at the TCL Chinese Theatre in Los Angeles. (AP/Invision)

Comedian Jim Carrey attacked Fox News on Friday, claiming the network had slandered him in its coverage of his web video “Cold Dead Hand,” which was released on the comedy site Funny or Die.

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The “Mr. Popper’s Penguins” star said he would have sued Fox News “if I felt they were worth my time or that anyone with a brain in their head could actually fall for such irresponsible buffoonery.”

In the video, Carrey plays a country singer on the popular 1970s show “Hee Haw,” as well as former Oscar-winner and NRA president Charlton Heston, who shoots his own foot off at the end of the video.

Carrey, 51, said his video was made to spotlight his “stand against large magazines and assault rifles.”

Calling Fox News “Fux News” in the press release sent out by his publicist, the “Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls” star also labeled the number one cable news channel “a media Colostomy bag.”

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