Things seemed to be going so well for Gossip Girl star, Blake Lively. She's one of Hollywood's hottest starlets. She's the handbag ambassador for Chanel (whatever that is). And she's recently been linked to Basketball Diaries (I bet you thought I was going to say Titanic) star, Leonardo DiCaprio. What happened?
Totally NSFW nude photos, that's what! Oh, Blake, haven't you learned from other starlets? Rihanna, Vanessa Hudgens, Kanye West, Christina Aguilera, your castmate Leighton Meester! Never ever, ever, ever take nude photos of yourself. It doesn't matter if they're on a three-year-old, now-defunct phone of yours that's locked in a vault somewhere in Switzerland. They will be found. And, man, what crappy timing.
Aside from the fact that she's been successful at marketing herself as a "fancy" starlet, if you will -- no public drunkenness on record, no crotch flashings, always winds up on Vogue Best Dressed lists -- she just started dating someone. And that someone is smokin' hot. And sort of fancy himself.
This isn't Leonardo DiCaprio's first time at the rodeo. He's been around the block. The dude's been acting for years, is friends with all sorts of big wigs, and dates models like the best of them. Is he really going to want to be with a starlet who's got nekkid iPhone photos of herself floating around on the Internet? That's amateur hour stuff. That's not hang out on a yacht in Cannes with Steven Speilberg and Kate Capshaw stuff.
Typically, I tend to think that "leaked photos" of stars in the buff are really "coming from themselves," but I'm not so sure with Blake. The timing seems too odd. She's hotter than ever right now -- she doesn't need the obligatory iPhone pics scandal for publicity. Then again, if you ask some publicists, you can never have too much publicity.
Of course, Blake and her team are denying that the photos are really Blake (which, no way, dude). They're threatening to sue, are "outraged," "furious," and other adjectives that mean mad.
Whatever. I'm sure the whole scandal will blow over in a few days. It's not the best thing for Blake's career, but Hollywood will still love her, Karl Lagerfeld will conclude it's just what Chanel needed, and Blake will be touted as a victim of ... naked iPhone-dom. As for Leo, though? That may be a tougher riff to mend. I think we all know one thing's for sure, though -- somewhere, sipping on tea with her pinky in the air, Bar Refaeli is laughing.
What do you make of Blake Lively's nude photos?
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