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What it Feels Like For a Girl

Hollywood's boys rule -- A look at how scandals hurt Lindsay Lohan but helped Shia LaBeouf's career

Today's young stars are experts at scandal, but when the public starts to tut-tut, the ladies pay a bigger price.

AMATEUR NUDITY
Vanessa Hudgens apologized after a nude shot hit the Web last year, while Pete Wentz got away with warning fans against taking risqué photos after his own pics leaked in 2006.

''ARTISTIC'' NUDITY
When Lindsay Lohan re-created a topless Marilyn Monroe photo shoot for New York magazine, the website received millions of hits — and so did her struggling career. Yet frenzied fans snapped up tickets to see Daniel Radcliffe get naked in Equus.

EDGY MOVIE ROLE
Sundance 2007: Dakota Fanning's Hounddog — featuring the actress in a rape scene — bows amid a public outcry and calls for an investigation. Sundance 2008: Audiences shrug off a sex scene in The Wackness that involves Nickelodeon star Josh Peck (Drake & Josh).

ACTING OUT IN PUBLIC
Blogs went nuts over video of a slurring Ashlee Simpson at a Canadian McDonald's in 2005. But after Shia LaBeouf was arrested for allegedly refusing to leave a Chicago drugstore in 2007? Lots of talk about his supercute mug shot. Oh, and the charges were dropped. — Adam Markovitz and Kate Ward

Originally posted May 02, 2008 Published in issue #990 May 09, 2008 Order article reprints
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