Maria Menounos: Allure nude photo shoot for annual Naked Truth edition

Maria Menounos (Credit: Allure Magazine)

Daybreak Daily’s afternoon swim through the pop-culture waters finds alluring actresses, an imposter, other things, and the mystery music video.

TASTEFULLY DONE: It’s art, people, per Allure, “Maria Menounos, Debra Messing, Leslie Bibb, Taraji P. Henson, and Morena Baccarin stripped down for our shoot, draped in just a few strands of diamonds. Here's how they got their bodies—and minds—ready for the big reveal.”

REALLY?: Well then, we’d like to have a chat with you, per the Daily Mail, “The Secret Service is investigating 1970s rocker Ted Nugent after he told a crowd at a National Rifle Association meeting that he would be 'dead or in jail' if President Barack Obama is re-elected.”

A BIG GET: By a big get, per the New York Times, “Julian Assange, the founder of WikiLeaks, unveiled a new talk show on Tuesday with his own version of a sensational get: the Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah. Mr. Assange, whose show is carried by RT, a Kremlin-backed news network and Web site, boasted that it was Mr. Nasrallah’s first interview in the West since 2006.”

GREAT IDEA: Or not so much, per TMZ, “A grown man who allegedly POSED online as Justin Bieber has been arrested in Canada after cops say he threatened a 12-year-old girl into performing sex acts over the Internet. Canadian authorities say 34-year-old Lee Moir has been charged with luring, manufacturing child pornography and extortion after allegedly posing as Bieber on Facebook ... and duping the girl into a video chat."

MEANWHILE: Justin Bieber’s latest album will be released June 19, per Vulture, “Bieber announced this crucial Believe information last night on The Voice, where he also debuted 45 seconds of semi-scandalous footage from his upcoming "Boyfriend" video.”

SORRY, PEOPLE: Axl Rose apoloziges with an open letter to Cleveland for not attending Guns N’ Roses’ induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame last weekend, per the GNR website, “I would like to apologize to Cleveland, Ohio for not apologizing to them beforehand for not attending [the ceremony] in their city. I think they know how much I genuinely love performing there. Cleveland does in fact Rock!!”

PITT-JOLIE: She cried, per Us Weekly, “On a recent spring day, Brad Pitt gathered his six kids -- Maddox, 10, Pax, 8, Zahara, 7, Shiloh, 5, and twins Vivienne and Knox, 3 -- as he presented love Angelina Jolie with a very special present: A tablet-shaped diamond engagement ring -- estimated at 16 carats and worth $500,000 -- which he helped design with jeweler Robert Procop.”

MEANWHILE: Family fun, per X17,“Newlyweds Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie touched down in Guayaquil, Ecuador Tuesday with the family in tow, to visit the Galapagos Islands, X17online can report exclusively.”

BACK IN THE GAME: First post-rehab appearance, per the New York Post, “Demi Moore appeared to glow last night at the launch party for her Lifetime series, "The Conversation with Amanda de Cadenet," as she announced that she was finally ready to ditch her "@mrskutcher" Twitter handle.”

FUNNY: But it would be a neat trick, per Rolling Stone, “Organizers of the London Olympics approached the Who's manager to inquire about having Keith Moon play at an Olympics event despite the drummer being dead for nearly 34 years, the Sunday Times reports.”

THAT’S A NO-NO: Among other things, per Manhattan’s DNAinfo, “A Brooklyn filmmaker whose post-apocalyptic hipster survival flick premieres at the Tribeca Film Festival this week could be on the hot seat with state authorities after his actors shot a pair of live deer without a license as part of the movie.”

AND FINALLY: Today’s mystery music video.

--Skip Wood (Follow me on Twitter @DaybreakSkip)