Private photos of the star have been published online after her mobile device was illegally accessed by an unknown perpetrator.
Fortunately Hough's collection of snaps were relatively tame and primarily contained images of her with boyfriend Ryan Seacrest, and photos of her on various film sets, including upcoming movies Footloose and Rock of Ages.
The sauciest photo is a body shot of the toned actress in a revealing bikini.
High School Musical's Vanessa Hudgens, Miley Cyrus and Scarlett Johansson have all been targeted by hackers in recent years.
The British funnyman has teamed up with his business partner Nik Linnen to create Branded Films, which has set up home at Warner Bros. studios in California.
In a cheeky statement to Deadline.com, he says, "We, at the newly founded Branded Films, are very excited to announce our new company and the opportunity for puns that it affords us."
The Arthur star, who is married to pop singer Katy Perry, is currently shooting the movie adaptation of hit musical Rock of Ages with Tom Cruise, Alec Baldwin, Julianne Hough and Mary J. Blige.
The American Idol host headed to the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia in Pennsylvania to formally open The Voice, a technology suite which enables young patients to DJ songs and conduct interviews.
Seacrest was accompanied on his charitable trip by his Burlesque actress girlfriend Hough - and she became tearful with emotion as she met dozens of sick kids who will benefit from the project.
In a post on Twitter.com, she writes, "Having a very inspirational and emotional morning meeting kids at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia."
"She's talking about you all the time. I think I've gotta hook you guys up... I think she's stalking you." Tom Cruise pokes fun at Rock of Ages co-star Julianne Hough during a radio interview with her boyfriend, DJ and American Idol host Ryan Seacrest.
Adam Shankman, the director of the movie musical, has launched an appeal on Facebook.com to find extras and now Cruise is helping to swell the masses by confirming he'll be on stage at the Sun Life Stadium scenes in Miami, Florida on Monday (18Jul11).
The movie superstar, who plays rocker Stacee Jaxx in the film, says, "It's a concert scene and it's (me singing) Dead or Alive and it goes into where Stacee's performing in a stadium and so there'll be a big show.
"Then, there's another song, (Journey's) Don't Stop Believin', where the whole cast will be on there... and we'll perform that."
In his Facebook.com alert, Shankman insists all those planning to attend Monday's concert filming must be at least 16, and he urges them to dress "Like the 80s! Big hair, make-up, and ALL BLACK rockin' clothes."
Meanwhile, Cruise admits he's having a blast.
Speaking to radio DJ Ryan Seacrest, who is dating Cruise's co-star Julianne Hough, on Wednesday (13Jul11), the actor said, "It's fun. I've never done a musical and I'm having a blast... I love this character.
"I saw Adam (Shankman) a few years ago after I saw Hairspray and I said, 'OK, man, where's our musical?' and he came to me with this."
Initial reports suggested the prince and Catherine, the Duchess of Cambridge would only meet little-known, up-and-coming stars at the Brits to Watch bash on Saturday (09Jul11) in Los Angeles.
And the party looked like a flop when William's celebrity pal David Beckham revealed he wouldn't be able to make the get together.
But now E! Online blogger Marc Malkin reveals the party will be a big deal after all.
Lopez and her husband Marc Anthony will attend, as will movie heavyweights Kidman and Hanks.
Kristin Chenoweth, dancer Derek Hough and actresses Ginnifer Goodwin and Dana Delany are also on the guest list for the soiree at the Belasco Theater in downtown Los Angeles.
The country singer and former Dancing with the Stars champion flew into a panic when her Cavalier King Charles spaniel, Lexi, became sick on Saturday (04Jun11).
Hough took her puppy to a veterinarian's clinic and admits she was overwhelmed with worry as she waited for her dog to be treated.
In a post on her Twitter.com page, she writes, "First time I legitimately bawled my eyes out in years. Being a helpless parent is the worst thing in the world!"
The blonde beauty later reassured fans the canine is on the mend, adding: "All is well in Lexi land! Thanks for all of your sweet messages! It means the world!"
Meanwhile, her boyfriend, American Idol host Ryan Seacrest, offered Hough his support by accompanying her on the unexpected vet trip.
He 'Tweeted', "Made a trip to the animal emergency room over the weekend... All is ok. Thx (thanks). Upset stomach!"
The Desperate Housewives star has confessed the couple failed to hit it off but became friends as a result of their night out.
During an appearance on America's The Wendy Williams Show on Friday (13May11), she said, "We got set up on a blind date by a friend. It was years a go. It's fine. He's fine. He's great. I think I wore jeans and like a t-shirt and a sweater, it was kind of a rainy day. He's a smart guy, an interesting guy or whatever."
But when pressed by Williams about whether the two shared a goodnight kiss, Hatcher added: "It was, like, a peck."
And she was horrified to learn that photographers had snapped the couple on their date: "I didn't know that there were photographers shooting (with those) d**n zoom lenses."
Seacrest is currently dating actress/singer Julianne Hough.
The Watchmen star will play the reporter role both Anne Hathaway and Amy Adams were allegedly offered in the movie adaptation of the hit stage show.
Akerman's character will fall for Cruise's rock star Stacee Jaxx after interviewing him.
The film starts shooting in Miami, Florida later this month (May11), with Alec Baldwin, Julianne Hough, Mary J. Blige and Paul Giamatti among the cast.
Newcomer Diego Boneta has landed the leading man role.
The Emmy Award-winner will play Catherine Zeta-Jones' husband in the blockbuster, which will also feature Tom Cruise, Alec Baldwin, Julianne Hough and Russell Brand.
Announcing the casting news via Twitter.com on Saturday (30Apr11), director Adam Shankman wrote, "So honored! Bryan Cranston is joining the cast of #rockofagesmovie! LA has a mayor!"
Filming is set to start this summer (11) and the film is slated to hit cinemas next year (12).