Julianne Hough leaked photos published after phone hack

Julianne Hough is famous in the United States not just for being an actress and country music singer, and dating “American Idol” host Ryan Seacrest, but also for having won ABC’s “Dancing with the stars” TV show twice.

So, hardly the kind of woman who you would think would need to resort to a cheap publicity stunt to raise her profile.

But no doubt there are skeptics who are right now wondering if the news that her mobile phone was “hacked” and one hundred of her private photographs published on the net is nothing more than a way of gaining attention.

Because she certainly is getting attention from various showbiz websites – with some unashamedly republishing photographs which are presumably stolen property with headlines like

Julianne Hough Gets Hacked – Check Out Her Sexy Bikini & Cleavage Shots!

There’s nothing particularly salacious to be found in the photos that have been published – Julianne has a reputation for being a “good…

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