11 Celeb Victims of the Nude Photo Leak Who Are So Much More Than This Scandal

Let's get one thing straight: the mass leak of celebrity nude photos is horrifying. Not only is it a huge breach of privacy, but it's also an incredibly difficult thing to go through, let alone in the public eye. Celebrities have shown solidarity with their colleagues, and legal action is being pursued. That's great, but it's still all anyone can talk about. While this is but a blemish in many successful entertainers' prolific careers, it's unfortunately eclipsing their achievements. And, some of them have been having great years. BuzzFeed published a simple but incredibly poignant post about Jennifer Lawrence that reminded me: Why are we focusing on these photos, when these celebrities have given us so many positive things to talk about instead? So, I decided to highlight some of these starlets' achievements in 2014 because they are more than a scandal.

Jennifer Lawrence

Aside from being everyone’s dream best friend, Lawrence will reprise her role as Katniss Everdeen in the highly anticipated Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 in November. She also already has two films slated for 2015, including Mockingjay - Part 2, and another X-Men movie for 2016. So, she’s keeping herself busy.

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Kate Upton

The model is currently the face of two huge brands, Express Jeans and Bobbi Brown, and tried her hand in acting this year under the direction of Judd Apatow.

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Mary Elizabeth Winstead

Winstead has five new projects coming out this year. FIVE. Meanwhile, I’m procrastinating on laundry… again.

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Victoria Justice

Building an adult career after growing up on Nickelodeon can be hard, but Justice has already landed a role in an upcoming MTV show called Eye Candy.

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Melissa Benoist

Glee is enough to keep anyone busy, but that isn’t stop Benoist from pursuing her own cinematic ambitions. Benoist and her fiancé, Blake Jenner, collaborated on a script and launched a Kickstarter campaign to fund its production. Not only did they meet their goal, but the couple just wrapped filming on Billy Boy.

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Brie Larson

I’ve always been a fan of Larson. Now that she’s been cast in Judd Apatow’s next project, Trainwreck, I hope everyone takes note of her awesomeness.

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Kaley Cuoco

Um, did you see how much Cuoco is making per episode of The Big Bang Theory ? Yeah, she’s doing swell.

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Teresa Palmer

Palmer welcomed her first child with husband Mark Webber earlier this year, and still managed to work on three projects which are now in post-production.

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Aubrey Plaza

Aubrey Plaza’s new movie Life After Beth showed off her non-deadpan acting chops, but I’m glad she’s returning to Parks and Recreation for its final season.

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Rihanna celebrated her nine-year anniversary in the spotlight while on tour with Eminem. She’s also the recipient of the 2014 CFDA Fashion Icon Award. So, yes, she’s doing great.

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Jenny McCarthy

McCarthy just married Donnie Wahlberg, so she’s enjoying marital bliss while the Internet continues to Internet.

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