17 Stars You Had No Idea Were Blackmailed

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Renowned celebrity publicist Michael Levin has said that he doesn’t “know any celebrity in America that isn’t shaken down for money, blackmailed, extorted.” Blackmail can happen to anyone, but Hollywood stars and celebrities are especially ripe for the picking because their lucrative careers depend on the purity of their image. Plus all that money!

If a celebrity has a skeleton or two in their closet, they will sometimes acquiesce to outrageous demands to keep the door closed.

If it works in the extortionists’ favor, chances are the general public will never even hear about it. On the other hand, Richard Hilton imparted some excellent advice to his daughter, Paris, in regard to the practice: “As soon as you pay somebody, then you’re gonna be paying for the rest of your life. My dad always taught me. They’ll keep the tape anyway.”

Many of the stars on this list were hiding something truly shameful. It couldn’t have been easy for those who chose to come clean to the public rather than give in to the blackmailer’s demands. In some cases, the blackmailers wanted revenge. Most just wanted to get paid.

Here are 17 Stars Who Were Blackmailed.

Read the list at Screenrant!

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21 Stars Who Hid Their Pregnancies From The World

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Even Hollywood’s biggest stars are entitled to their privacy. Especially when it comes family matters. Pregnancy can be a particularly sensitive subject due to myriad complications that could arise at any point. It’s only natural for people who want to keep that information private for as long as possible. But if you think it’s hard for private citizens to keep such a huge secret, imagine the lengths to which celebrities must go when their lives are under constant scrutiny.

The bigger the celebrity, the harder it is to keep prying eyes away from their growing baby bump. Kudos to these 21 famous who women managed to conceal their conception from nosy journalists and the paparazzi. Their reasons for keeping it quiet vary. A few of them were biding their time before dropping killer announcements. Some had no trouble waiting until they could tell people on their own terms. Others were unwittingly outed by careless co-workers before they were ready to tell the world about their impending infants. Regardless, no matter how hard they tried, there would come a day when their bodies would spill the beans for them.

A handful of particularly skillful ladies managed to have babies in hand before anyone was the wiser. Find out which sneaky celebrities are among the 21 Stars Who Hid Their Pregnancies From The World.

Read the list at Screenrant!