Oh, what a tangled web we weave.
On Tuesday (May 31), photos appearing to be of “Gossip Girl” star Blake Lively in the buff hit the Web. They’re your standard iPhone mirror self-portraits, circa 2008. Lively’s face is partially obscured in four of the five shots. Zap2it was one of the first media sites to post a couple of the pics (censored, of course).
An adamant denial and from Lively’s rep soon followed, calling the photos “100 percent FAKE” and asserting, “Blake has never taken nude photos of herself.”
It appears that whoever originally leaked the photos (possibly a hacker who has been holding onto the pics for quite some time) wasn’t too pleased with that response. On Wednesday night, 17 more photos flooded the Internet. A few of the new photos do show Lively’s unobscured face; most of them, however, are focused on what’s below her neck. Also visible in are fake tattoos applied for Lively’s role in “The Town,” and a distinguishing birthmark on her back.
The leaker tagged the photos with a message, this time. “Oh, yes, Blake’s rep. These are totally fake. We really, really believe you. Want moar?” is written on the photos in red, along with a crude masturbation reference.
A request for comment on this latest development from Lively’s rep has been issued but so far no new statement has been made.
If the leaker’s message it to be believed, we might be getting even more Blake in the next few days. Fans can definitely see more of her — or less, as the case may be — when her film “Green Lantern” drops on Friday, June 17.