These are trying times for true aficionados of the celebrity wardrobe malfunction. On the one hand, a legion of photoshoppers have made it difficult to distinguish real from fake. And on the other, quasi-celebrities seem to hold no fear in revealing all of themselves for the camera, whether it be Chloe Sevigny with Vincent Gallo in The Brown Bunny, or Paris in the green glow of one of daddy's hotel rooms.
But for nipslip fans, it's not about titilation (well, not much). It's about the unplanned reveal, as fascinating as the Aces falling accidentally from the sleeve of the magician. Nakedness that mere nudity could never achieve. Which is why we can celebrate a Nipslip by Pam Anderson, regardless of what we can download of her doing on that boat with Tommy.
And so, without further ado, YesButNoButYes pops it's top button and celebrates Ten Great Celebrity Nipslips.
Tara's wardrobe came crashing down at P. Diddy's 35th birthday party. While much has been made of the strange nipple she revealed, the true brilliance of the moment can only be gained by watching the video. So intent was she on smiling for the paparazzi, Tara's ass could have been on fire at that point and she probably wouldn't have noticed. Classic.
The video of Sophie Marceau on the other hand shows just how aware those Frenchies are of exactly what state of undress they're in. i don't think I've ever seen a celebrity move that quick before. Luckily for us, the pause button of photography captures the perfect reveal.
I have to admit, for quite a while I didn't even know who Mischa Barton was. Luckily after seeing these pics on Gorillamask, I did my homework. She's quite a beauty. That frock, however, was never going to to hold up. Even Larry David knows to take a sturdy jacket to the beach.
Yes, I know, a picture of Pamela Anderson topless is hardly news, but there's something just perfect about this photo, especially when you realize the guy at the front is a (probably mortified) Richard Branson. Probably the closest Pam got to a Virgin in years.
Ahh, Liz. One of my top ten fantasy girls (but that's a list for another day). Quite what she ever saw in a dork like Hugh Grant, I'll never understand. A few topless sunbathing pictures of her have emerged recently, but none are as titillating as this briefest of glimpses.
Ugh, now I did NOT want to see THAT!
Take a good look because I suspect this is the closest we may ever get to getting Jennifer's unfettered boys out in the open, especially now she has a little Bennifer to look after.
As Jellio pointed out in his “Where Are They Now and Did They Get Hot?” article, little Charlotte Church sure grew up, and here she falls victim to the classic 'paparazzi snap leaning forward' nip slip, one of the archetypes of the genre.
Remember all the fuss about Mariah falling out of her top on some german TV show, only for fake photos to be plastered over the web? Well, this isn't one of those, but I still can't vouch for it's complete authenticity, so let's just pretend on this one. And this one too. Funny - seems to me like Mariah would've been the kind of girl to get them out for Playboy by now.
Do you get the sense I'm scraping the bottom of the barrel now? You know, maybe I should have made this a top 7 or 8 and quit while I was ahead. But to make it up to you, and to prove that it's not just my obsession, here's a flash movie of Troy's Top Ten Celebrity Nipslips, and a video from German TV covering, or rather uncovering, the same subject. Enjoy!!