Almost a decade ago, Cameron Diaz successfully sued the National Enquirer for printing a photo of her kissing married MTV producer, Shane Nickerson, in daylight outside a studio in California. They printed the picture with the headline "Cameron's secret smooch" and Diaz split from her boyfriend of four years, Justin Timberlake. With this huge tabloid magazine paying out an undisclosed amount in libel damages, you would think the press would stop exposing celebs - but in most recent years it appears they just want more and more.
Let's face it - nothing can sell a magazine quicker than an exclusive celebrity scandal and the paparazzi get to cash in big time too. Pictures of Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie flirting on on a beach when the actor was still married to Jennifer Aniston are believed to have gone for $500,000.
Celebs have an image to protect and their PR teams work around the clock to make sure these mishaps don't take place in the public eye. Yet for these stars, when photographers are surrounding them 24/7, it's only a matter of time before they slip up. These images didn't just shock the media but also revealed to fans the truth about what their idols were really like behind closed doors.
19 Kate Middleton Can't Handle Parenting The Future King
If you can balance in your high heels, hold a baby on your hip and have fierce words with your troublesome son at the same time - then you must be a wonder woman like Kate Middleton. The royal family was caught out at the wedding of her sister Pippa Middleton and financier James Matthews. All eyes were on the family which made it even more difficult for Kate to keep everything under control.
A video posted to the Mail Online caught footage of Prince George stepping on the train of his aunt's $55,000 wedding dress.
It was enough to send Kate, who is expecting her third with Prince William, into rage mode. Better behavior is clearly expected of the young royal as he is third in line to the throne.
18 Kendall Jenner Caught Without The Help Of Photoshop
Kendall Jenner has struggled with acne battles for years but often she has the help of a makeup team and photoshop to cover it up. The reality star, supermodel, and face of Estée Lauder's beauty campaign turned to top skin expert Dr. Christie Kidd in Beverly Hills to finally clear up the problem. Kidd's professional advice was to stay away from exfoliating scrubs as this can make the problem much worse.
During an episode of Keeping Up With The Kardashians, she revealed, "(Acne) completely ruined my self-esteem. I wouldn't even look at people when I talked to them. Sure, I had crushes in high school, but I wouldn't even think about looking at guys." One of her fans showed the love though and tweeted, "She's still one of the most beautiful girls ever."
17 Russell Brand Not So Cheeky and Charming After All
Russell Brand showed a different side to his personality after he was arrested at LAX airport for attacking a photographer. The comedian-turned-actor claimed that the paps were trying to take a photo up the dress of his then-fiancee Katy Perry and he saw red. Los Angeles police issued a statement that read: "About 1:50 pm today, Los Angeles Airport Police responded to Terminal 5 to a report of a battery involving a celebrity and a commercial photographer."
Brand was later released on $13,000 bail.
Perry later tweeted about the incident to her fans, stating on Twitter, "If you cross the line & try an put a lens up my dress, my fiancé will do his job & protect me. #standbyyourman." With all that yoga practice you would think he knew how to keep his cool in certain situations.
16 Kim Lost 100,000 Followers After Retouching Bikini Pics
Kim has been known to anger her fans from time to time but when untouched images of her during a beach holiday to Mexico leaked online, more than 100,000 of her fans unfollowed the reality star's Instagram page. The real photos of Kim showed her with dimples on her legs and famous derriere along with a stomach which looked nothing like her airbrushed abs.
One fan hit out online, "Kim you make me feel sick talking about your flawless body when there is nothing real about you." Another wrote, "Your body is completely fake." Even TV host Piers Morgan weighed in on the shots as he ranted on Good Morning Britain, "The airbrushing is in your face... This is what she really looks like. Wake up and face reality." We don't think Kim will be making anymore airbrushing mistakes again in the future after this backlash.
15 Jude Law Lashed Out At Female Photographer
When photographer Harsha Gopal got lucky in Mayfair, London, after spotting Jude Law, she tried to take his picture but was met with an unprovoked attack. She said, "He hit me full on the face, it was a real stinger, it was very sore." The Sherlock Holmes actor was attending a dinner alongside Leonardo DiCaprio and Jay-Z but he was clearly not in a good mood that evening.
Gopal added, "It was really loud - there was a massive thud and my face is still stinging today.
It was deliberate - you could see it in his face. Maybe he didn't realize he was hitting a girl, but he could at least apologize." A spokesperson for Law's legal team claimed that the actor was blinded by the lights from the cameras and he had raised his hand to shield himself.
14 Rihanna 'Not Dating' Drake Then Caught Leaving Hotel In His Shirt
In one of the biggest jaw-dropping moments of 2016, Rihanna, who repeatedly said she was not dating Drake, brazenly left his hotel room wearing his shirt during the early hours of the next morning. The night before, Drake had presented her an award and clearly his speech about her being the woman he's always loved melted her heart. She managed to work the over-sized shirt into a dress by adding a brown belt but it was still pretty obvious.
The pair had a long and complicated romantic history together as it was unclear if Rihanna would ever commit. Then it all fell apart when Drake started dating Jennifer Lopez early last year. Rihanna deleted both Drake and JLo from her Instagram and that was enough shade to say everything she had to say.
13 Miley Cyrus Ruined Her Hannah Montana Image With This Photo
Miley Cyrus wanted to shake off her Hannah Montana image for years but this swift whack at a paparazzi's face certainly did that for her. Gone was the old, sweet Miley and now she became pop's new wild child on the scene.
We're not surprised she was pushed to the edge as the paps have been stalking her for the most of her young life.
In 2013, after a cameraman lost his life in a collision whilst taking pictures, she ranted on Twitter, "Hope this paparazzi accident brings on some changes. Paparazzi are dangerous! Wasn't Princess Di enough of a wake-up call?!" She wrote in another tweet, "This was bound to happen! Your mom teaches you when your a child not to play in the street! The chaos that comes with the paparazzi acting like fools makes it impossible for anyone to make safe choices."
12 Ben Affleck Breaks Out In Rash After Grilling Over Misconduct
We've heard of being caught red-handed but Ben Affleck has started a new thing: being caught red-faced. The actor and director, who recently went through a divorce with Jennifer Garner, was ambushed by host Stephen Colbert during an interview about his ties to Harvey Weinstein. Affleck said, "It was awful to see the extent of these terrible crimes.
I haven't worked with Harvey for more than 20 or 15 years. I don't want to cash a check from the guy."
Then Colbert questioned Affleck on his own scandal and the actor replied, "What I was accused of by a woman was of touching her while giving her a hug. I don’t remember it, but I absolutely apologized for it. I certainly don’t think she’s lying or making it up. It’s just the kind of thing we have to as men, as we become more aware of this, be more mindful of our behavior and hold ourselves accountable." The questions were clearly too much for him as he left looking quite scarlet.
11 Gigi Hadid Was Far From A Role Model In This Scary Photo
Gigi Hadid stepped out in London wearing a figure-hugging dress that caused fans to gasp. Her ribs were protruding and her hip bones were also clearly visible. The Victoria's Secret and Calvin Klein supermodel has always been slender but this caused a lot of concern, especially as she's considered a role model for young women, and some even accused her of turning to illegal substances.
However, there is a reasonable explanation as Gigi revealed on Twitter she has Hashimoto's disease that causes fluid retention. She ranted, "Not to judge others, but (substances) are not my thing, stop putting me in that box just because you don't understand the way my body has matured." She added: "I may be 'too skinny' for you, honestly this skinny isn’t what I want to be, but I feel healthier internally."
10 Blac Chyna Appears To Be Deflating
When Blac Chyna appeared to deflate in front of everyone's eyes it caused quite the stir - exactly what was happening to her body? Plastic surgeon Dr. Anthony Youn explained to Inquistr, "Buttock implants don’t necessarily deflate, although they do droop with time. It is quite possible that this is what is happening to Blac Chyna. (Implants) are made of solid silicone, and there is always the possibility that they sag, especially if they are not placed under the muscle."
So did Chyna get a helping hand from a surgeon to achieve her unbelievable look?
Her ex Rob Kardashian claimed that he paid $100,000 for her to have plastic surgery after giving birth to their daughter Dream and even leaked a photo online of Chyna on the operating table. We think it's time for Chyna to come clean about what's natural on her body if anything at all.
9 Katy Perry Had An Issue With Her Tissue
Katy Perry has always been admired for her enviable curves but it appears from these photos that she gave herself a little boost and stuffed tissue down her front. The Swish Swish singer was caught out with the white fabric falling out her top during her Part of Me movie premiere. That night she was accompanied by her grandmother Mary Hudson who should have pointed out the fashion faux pas.
Talking about her figure, she told Mashable, "I'm curvy, I'm not sample-sized. It's about what you want to call yourself. We don't see ourselves in the same way. I know for me, I represent a lot of people out there. I want to be relatable. That's really important to me, while not losing my mind in this weird human experiment I'm going through."
8 Joan Smalls Needs A Word With Whoever Fitted Her Extensions
Puerto Rican beauty Joan Smalls is an Estée Lauder spokesmodel and a Victoria's Secret Angel. So when she stepped out in Paris with her extensions flying all over the place, we're sure these pictures were going to haunt her for a while. She told Glamour, "When I’m back in Puerto Rico, I let my hair be wild and curly" but it looks like things got wild that night too.
Smalls, who met Kendall Jenner at the Fendi restaurant that night, looked like she was more at the end of her night than the start of it.
Later in the evening, Kendall posted a Snapchat video of the two-some getting wild on the dancefloor. We're guessing that the Keeping Up With The Kardashians star helped fix her close friend's hair as the two are very close.
7 Nicole Richie Is Unrecognizable Without Makeup
When Alicia Keys attended the VMAs without a scrap of makeup on she started a "No MakeUp movement" and one person who joined almost immediately was Nicole Richie. The mother-of-two looked almost unrecognizable out in L.A. and was once an ambassador for all things rich and glamorous but she admitted that she feels truly herself when choosing to go bare-faced.
The former reality star told People, "I know people (who) are so comfortable in makeup and they feel alive and that is what they love to do. So I wouldn’t say that I am against it because I know people that really get joy and feel the most like themselves when they put on makeup. I feel the most like myself when I don’t have any on and so that’s the road that I go down."
6 Amal Clooney Was Far From Ladylike On A Night Out
Amal Clooney is a high-profile international law and human rights individual and can count one of her clients as Julian Assange, the founder of WikiLeaks who fought against extradition. When she began dating actor George Clooney, there was not a moment in the day photographers weren't close by and they managed to catch her looking giggly in the back of a cab.
In a red coat and thigh high boots, she showed a little bit too much to the paps.
George is clearly a lucky man and he remembers their first meeting well. He revealed on David Letterman's Netflix show, "I didn’t leave the house. It was the wildest thing. A mutual friend of ours said I was stopping by and asked, 'Can I bring my friend?' I said, 'Of course.'" They clearly hit it off as in 2014 they tied the knot and also welcomed twins, Alexander and Ella.
5 Victoria Beckham Appears To Have Had A Little Accident
Victoria Beckham never leaves the house without looking perfect so she was probably horrified when these pictures emerged of her sporting a wet patch. She hosted a dinner at her London boutique but left early, grabbing onto her husband's arm and hiding behind huge shades. A spokesperson for the mother-of-four said, "It was the most unfortunate positioning of a spilled drink, whilst Victoria was sitting down – thankfully it was not a 'dampener' on what was a fantastic night."
Fans might have thought she was worried about the $6 million debt her fashion powerhouse had fallen into last year. Despite a string of celebrity supporters wearing her garments including Eva Longoria, Katie Holmes, and Heidi Klum - her self-titled label still fell behind and David had to bail her out with his own company earnings.
4 Jennifer Lopez Gets A Helping Hand From Her Spanx
If you're ever left wondering how Jennifer Lopez manages to keep her knockout curves in check - the answer is Spanx.
The fashion accessory has been a long-standing favorite of hers, usually hidden from the public, but on more than one occasion she's been caught out.
The control pants help tuck in the tummy, lift the posterior and slim down the thighs.
We're sure when JLo sees these pictures she will just laugh as she never takes herself too seriously. She told the Mail Online. "I'm just entertaining. It's not rocket science. I'm not curing cancer. I had to remind myself, as much work as it is, and as much as I want to do well, everybody there wants to do their best and be successful. At the end of the day, those people are there to have fun. You have fun, they have fun. Then it's a successful night, and so that's what we do."
3 Tiger Woods Looks Like He Forgot To Put His Teeth In That Day
With an estimated net worth of $740 million, you would expect that Tiger Woods could afford the best veneers but he was caught out missing one of his front teeth. Fans were left questioning what had happened to the golf masters winning smile? It turns out that a clumsy photographer actually managed to knock it out of his mouth.
Woods went along to watch his girlfriend Lindsey Vonn's ski race and he explained, "I was looking down, and all the camera guys are below me on their knees or moving all around, trying to get a picture because (his girlfriend was) hugging people, saying congratulations to the other racers as they are coming down." He added, "Dude with a video camera on his shoulder, right in front of me, kneeling, stood up and turned and caught me square on the mouth. He chipped that one, cracked the other one." Maybe he sent him the dental bill too?
2 Patricia Arquette's Wardrobe Malfunction Worried Fans
Patricia Arquette fans were quite worried about her when she suffered a wardrobe malfunction that exposed her underwear. The True Romance actress might have been feeling a little worse for wear after celebrating her Oscar win for Boyhood when she was caught trying to juggle juice bottles outside her Beverly Hills home.
Things hit a downward spiral for Arquette following her Oscar win as she revealed that she actually lost work because of it.
Speaking on The Lowdown With Diana Madison, the actress revealed, "I told my boyfriend, I might not get work after this. It's nice to have a cheap labor pool, and when you start saying: 'You have to pay these people more money it's not fair', people get mad and I have lost a couple of jobs for it."
1 Meg Ryan's "Frozen Features" Seem Quite Uncomfortable
Nobody was really sure how to react when they saw Meg Ryan's face during a discussion for New York Advertising Week in New York City. Her look was a far cry from her fresh-faced You've Got Mail days and now her appearance looks painful. Fans were quick to guess that she had her skin pulled back and tightened, an eye life and lip and cheek fillers.
When Paper magazine asked her how she deals with comments about surgery, she said, "I don't pay a lot of attention, frankly. We get stuck in these conversations about looks and hair color and our roots. It's interesting and funny for five minutes, but it's not that interesting. There's a lot of hatred in the world today. It's so easy to judge."
Sources: nydailynews.com, dailymail.co.uk, TMZ.com