The next celebrity hacking victim could well be a guy ... so fear a number of young, male Hollywood celebs -- and some are going to great lengths to keep their junk private.
TMZ spoke with multiple male celebs -- mostly actors -- who tell us it's all they're talking about ... and they're scared.
As we previously reported ... a bunch of celebs were hacked over the weekend -- including Kim Kardashian, Gabrielle Union, Amber Heard, Rihanna and Vanessa Hudgens. No dudes.
We're told the male celebs have contacted friends, former lovers and coworkers ... warning them they may be phishing targets ... the guys think most of the hacking involves people connected to the celebs but not the celebs themselves.
The guys we've spoke with all say ... they're now changing their passwords weekly ... and some now have phones that are not connected to the cloud.
One male celeb who was hacked last year says he now has all his emails on a private server ... and he's alerted if anyone attempts to read them.
They all think it's just a matter of time.
Sits Down With FBI
3/17/2011 1:37 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Law enforcement sources confirm with TMZ ... it was none other than the FBI that met with Vanessa Hudgens yesterday about the nude photos that were hacked from her Gmail account.
The FBI went to Vanessa's lawyer's office to meet with her in Century City, CA. The meeting lasted more than an hour and agents got info that we're told leads to one individual who may have hacked 50 A-list celebs.
We're told Scarlett Johansson was hacked by the same individual, who leads a ring of hackers.
The pic (above) shows Vanessa leaving her lawyer's office after the FBI chitchat.
Close in on Celeb
3/17/2011 11:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Vanessa Hudgens met with law enforcement today over nude photos and video that were hacked from her Gmail account, and TMZ has learned authorities believe as many as 50 other celebrities may be victims as well.
Sources tell us ... the FBI is conducting a wide-ranging investigation into a ring of hackers, and agents believe all 50 celebs trace back to one person -- possibly the ringleader.
Sources say one of the other celebs is Scarlett Johansson, who had a nude picture hacked from her iPhone.
The ring has been hocking some of the photos and video to various Internet sites and others, but we're told the primary motivation is not money -- it's the thrill of hacking.
'Angry' Over Nude Pics
3/16/2011 8:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Vanessa Hudgens is angry over the latest release of nude photos on the Internet, and now cops are involved ... TMZ has learned.
Hudgen's lawyer, Christopher Wong, tells TMZ, "Vanessa is deeply upset and angered that these old photos, which were taken years ago, continue to resurface. It is particularly disturbing that whoever got a hold of these private photos seems to be intent on illegally leaking them out over a long period of time."
Wong goes on: "We are actively working with law enforcement to determine who is responsible and to hold them accountable for their actions."
More Nude Photos Surface
3/15/2011 1:53 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
A second round of naked photos featuring Vanessa Hudgens have surfaced on various websites this morning -- and these photos are WAY more graphic than the other ones.
Sources connected to Vanessa tell TMZ the photos were taken from the same batch that were released several years ago featuring the actress ... fully nude.
As TMZ previously reported, Vanessa sued the owners of a website back in 2009 for posting the first round of nude pics. The lawsuit stated that the photos were obtained by "unknown methods" and posted without Hudgens' "knowledge or consent."
Sources tell us ... Vanessa believes whoever is doing this "has it out for her" because the release of these photos in dribs and drabs coincides with her movie releases.
Vanessa's new movie "Sucker Punch" is coming out later this month.
As for taking the pics in the first place, one well informed source tells TMZ, "Trust me ... Vanessa has learned her lesson."
Sues Over Nude Pics
12/24/2009 2:04 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Vanessa Hudgens is determined to teach a website an elementary lesson -- nude self-portraits are meant for self, not others.
Vanessa is suing the owners of www.moejackson.com, claiming the website posted and refused to take down nude, "self-portrait photographs" taken in a private home. The photos were taken on a cell phone. The suit doesn't mention the photos show Vanessa naked, but the pics on the site tell the story.
As for how the photos got out, the lawsuit explains, "The photos were obtained by unknown methods and posted on the internet by an unknown person without Hudgens' knowledge or consent."
Interestingly, Vanessa registered the nude photos with the U.S. Copyright Office.
Vanessa's lawyers cried copyright violation but Butter Media, the company that owns the website, was unmoved.
So Vanessa has filed a federal lawsuit and is asking the judge for an injunction, ordering the site to take the photos down. She also wants damages.
Chopped Up Over
8/11/2009 9:27 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Vanessa Hudgens shot Dane Cook the "Look of Death" at the Teen Choice Awards after he tried to crack a joke about her nude pix -- but unlike those photos, the viewers at home didn't get to see this one.
Cook's "joke" got the chop from last night's telecast -- but luckily, MTV got their grubby little mitts on the original, uncut moment.
Attacks Over Naked Pics
8/6/2009 2:50 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Vanessa Hudgens is on the warpath against websites that are publishing nude pics of her -- and she's leaving open the possibility of filing criminal charges -- sources tell TMZ.
The pics have been pitched to various sites, including TMZ -- we turned them down. Several websites have published the photos, taken by Vanessa herself in her home. Vanessa's lawyer says the pics were taken when she was underage. As such, publication could be a federal crime.
Sources tell us Vanessa uploaded the pics into her computer and she could be the victim of a hacker. Her lawyer says Vanessa had absolutely nothing to do with the dissemination of the photos.
The lawyer has sent cease and desist letters to various websites that have published the photos, asserting the publication is both a crime and a violation of her right of privacy.
Nude or Not,
Hudgens Back for 'HSM 3'
11/3/2007 7:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Despite her nude pictures being passed around the Internet, teen queen Vanessa Hudgens will back for the third installment of the Disney powerhouse, "High School Musical."
Vanessa is "locked in" for the film, a source tells Us Weekly, and Hudgens will receive a "substantial raise." That's good news when you consider that earlier this month, Vanessa had to shoot down rumors that she was canned.
That raise could come handy -- Vanessa is in the middle of a court battle with her former attorney, who says she owes $150,000. Vanessa countered this week that their deal shouldn't hold up in court, since she was only 16. She's hoping to get the class case dismissed.
Rodman Wants to Coach Girls, Not Just Dress Like 'Em
Cross-dressing former basketball star Dennis Rodman wants to be a coach in the NBA -- excuse us, make that the WNBA.
The prolific rebounder with a penchant for pumps tells TMZ he is dead serious: "Any of my teammates can tell you that my knowledge of the game is second to none."
Are WNBA coaches allowed to wear wedding dresses on the sidelines?
North Dakota Sheriff Uses Ozzy Osbourne to Catch Criminals ... Bullock's Beauty Secret Revealed
A Sheriff in Case County, N.D. invited 40 unsuspecting citizens to an Ozzy Osbourne pre-show party -- and then arrested them all on various outstanding warrants. The party, according to ABC News, had all the same perks in the rocker's "official" VIP tour packages, except for one thing -- Ozzy's consent! Whoops. ... Some celebs in Hollywood stay beautiful the old-fashioned way. TMZ spies spotted Sandra Bullock's 43-year-old face getting an age-defying collagen facial at Matty's Skincare in L.A. So that's how she does it!
Judge to Britney:
Gimme More (of Your Cash)
10/6/2007 9:52 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Popwreck Britney Spears lost custody of her kids to ex-hubby Kevin Federline earlier this week. And in an added blow, the mama-with-the-drama has been told by an L.A. judge that she must pay for her own parenting counseling and drug testing before she can attempt to reclaim custody of her sons Sean Preston and Jayden James.
In light of her recent court craziness, friends are worried about Brit-Brit's finances. One source told Page Six that, "she is running out of money. Her fragrance didn't do well. She has no cash flow coming in and she's spending money like water." Maybe it was all the Starbucks and fast food?
Vanessa: Do As I Say, Not As I Do
For a girl who got caught with nude pics of herself, "High School Musical" star/Zac Efron arm candy Vanessa Hudgens sure sounds self-righteous. The Disney-fied teen queen had little sympathy for troubled stars Lindsay Lohan and Britney Spears and their drama-filled lives. She told Us Weekly, "I honestly think it's stupid. It's easy to stay out of those situations."
About as easy as it is to keep your clothes on.
Clooney's a Bachelor? Pfeiffer's Fault
Is Michelle Pfeiffer the real reason George Clooney's stayed single for so long? Pfeiffer told a British TV interviewer that she has a long-standing bet with two-time "Sexiest Man Alive" that he'll never get married. Clooney, she said, bet her $100,000 that he'd never tie the knot. But Pfeiffer told BBC 1 host Jonathan Ross that she counter-bet Clooney that he would get married.
"I bet him he would get married, and he keeps inflating it from $100 to $100,000," said fabulous Pfeiffer, adding that, "I still think he will ... he's a handsome devil."
To Go 'Wild'?
9/11/2007 12:03 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
If embattled "High School Musical" star Vanessa Hudgens decides to move on from Disney, Joe Francis says he'll be there to pick up the pieces! How convenient!
TMZ has learned that Francis, King of the Boob Flash, has offered Hudgens $500,000 to "join the GGW brand and lifestyle." In a press release issued from a Nevada prison, Francis says "Vanessa Hudgens is the classic girl next door gone wild. Being sexual is not a crime." As for the nude pictures now circulating the Internet, Joe doesn't seem to mind. "She took a picture," he says, "it was leaked, and now it is time to move forward with her career." Joe knows best!
Vanessa's rep did not return our call for comment.
More Nude Photos
9/9/2007 9:46 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
This past week's nude photo scandal isn't the first for "High School Musical" star Vanessa Hudgens, say some sources.
A source close to Hudgens told People that two years ago, before she was famous, Hudgens emailed suggestive pix of herself to Nickelodeon star Drake Bell -- star of the "Drake and Josh" show. No word on if she rang his bell.
A rep for Drake says he never received the alleged sexy shots.
Fifty Cent: Touch Me, I Crumble
Rapper Fifty Cent must be on edge about his upcoming September 11 record release battle with Kanye West. Mr. Half Dollah's been extra snappish lately: at the recent Fashion Rocks show in NYC, the super-pumped Fiddy was super nasty to a member of Tyra Banks' entourage.
Banks' handler accidentally nudged the rapper as he was walking into the event, reports Gatecrasher, and Fiddy lashed out.
"What the [bleep] is wrong with you? How you gonna bump me?" he cried. Big men -- so delicate inside!
Eve's SCRAM-Free At Last
This past April, rapper Eve struck a plea agreement following a DUI arrest, and was ordered to wear an alcohol monitoring ankle bracelet -- just like the SCRAM anklet Lindsay Lohan voluntarily wore.
After five months, the delicious diva is happily reporting that the monitoring contraption will come off -- just in time for tonight's VMA's. Party!
The bracelet goes bye-bye this morning at 11:00 AM, Eve told Us, and then "It's gone forever! I'm so excited!" When asked if she was going to have a drink tonight, Eve replied, "You know I am! ... I gotta start slow. It's been so many days."
'HSM' Nude Pic:
It's the Real Deal!
9/6/2007 9:29 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
A naked photo of "High School Musical" star Vanessa Hudgens has been making the rounds on the Internet and TMZ can confirm that it's real.
In a statement to TMZ, Hudgens' rep says, "This was a photo which was taken privately. It is a personal matter and it is unfortunate that this has become public." The National Enquirer was the first to report of the photo's existence, and it has since surfaced on various blogs across the net.
Hudgens, 18, is dating her "HSM" co-star, Zac Efron.