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For Big Bang Theory star  Kaley Cuoco-Sweeting, getting a Google alert about naked photos is a common occurrence. But she says she had to act fast earlier this month when she found out that, this time, the pictures were real.

"I totally have Google Alerts that come to my phone, so anything that my name pops up it comes to my phone because I'm, like, obsessed. I need to know what's going on," the actress explained to Jimmy Kimmel. "So, every day, every day there's like 30 'Kaley Cuoco nude photos' [alerts]. It's been going on for years. This one came up ... and then I started getting emails like, 'No, there are some real ones going around' and I looked and was like, 'Oh my God, there are some real ones.'"

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The actress says she emailed her family right away and then decided there was only one way to respond to what happened. "It was just a really bad situation, but I took it in my own hands and make a joke about it because what are you gonna do?" she said. "You gotta make fun of yourself."

Cuoco-Sweeting then posted this Instagram of a paparazzo photo of her and her husband on a beach, with tons of pixilation over their bodies, even though they're both clearly wearing bathing suits.

Watch the full interview with Kimmel:

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The Big Bang Theory returns with two episodes Monday at 8/7c on CBS. It'll move back to Thursdays on Oct. 30 at 8/7c.