Idol‘s Chris Richardson and Blake Lewis Get Cozy

Cozy

Given the fact that I haven’t been able to decide which of these guys I like better, I’m very happy to see that they now come in one convenient package.

Our Towleroad photoshop experts are calling foul on its authenticity, but given the amount of Blake/Chris material I’m sent on a daily basis, I’m sure it will be appreciated.

Comments

  1. Michael says

    Very nice. Are we sure this isn’t Photoshopped? I want to keep thinking it is real, though.

  2. says

    from my naked trained eyes, Chris’s fingers’ shadow it’s a bit suspicious. then again, Blake’s shadow on Chris is also a bit off.

    The pic is sweet though.

  3. says

    It does look ‘shopped. The way that Chris’ hand rests on the chair…
    Also, there’s no back to the chair, yet he’s leaning. Strange.

  4. says

    “from my naked trained eyes, …”

    I meant naked untrained eyes. Gosh I kept omitting negations these days..

  5. louise says

    This is totally faked. Look at the shadow on Chris’ collar right behind Blakes head. Whoever did it rendered shadows across different planes with one stroke of the airbrush without any consideration for how light reacts to each plane. Really bad job. BTW, I work with Pshop every single day.

  6. BVC says

    Yeah it’s a fake and a bad one. The shadows are off and there is no way both of them could be sitting in that chair like that. There just isn’t enough space.

    But the real clue is the light reflection. Blake’s white shirt isn’t reflecting any light back onto Chris at all.

    I still want to believe that it’s real though. I am thinking some bad thoughts right about now.

  7. says

    Yes, it is a fake, but it can’t be considered a bad one. It is a fair one. One could easily pass by this photo without knowing. If it was a straight unknown couple I doubt anyone would have questioned to look so closely.

  8. MikeinSanJose says

    I’d call it a fake too, but the cub and the twink sure make a cute couple.

  9. Eric W says

    Wow, such cynicism! Sure, I want to believe this pic is real, but I also think I could spot a fake. I don’t see any of the issues people report above. And as for Chris’ missing leg, I can make out Blake’s sock in the lower right corner, so Blake’s leg is laying on top of Chris’s.

  10. Eric W says

    Okay, wait, slight recant — I see the shadow people are talking about across Chris’s chest. Okay, that is a bit questionable. But, I’m impressed with Chris’ hand resting on Blake’s arm. If it is fake, so be it — but thank you to whoever brought it to your attention.

  11. Joseph says

    Definitely photoshop: look at the dark shadows around Chris’ hands, especially his left hand, which doesn’t seem to be aligned with the armrest.

  12. Labia Minora-Majora says

    Yes, it is Photoshop’d. Not great, but not bad either. Still good eye candy…can’t fault a girl for dreamin’ :)

  13. tim says

    Eric, the opposite of cynicism is naiveté. the pic is an obvious fake from any technical standpoint. they are clearly lit from different directions, there’s an amateur-ish fuzzy shadow evenly outlining the edges, and do you really think a leg could fit underneath that sock?

    just wanted to point out that you should revise your assumption that you can spot a fake! :)

    reminds me of the story a few years back about the college that photoshopped minority students into its brochures.

  14. Tear says

    I don’t understand the fascination with them. Chris looks good and Blake is ok looking, but both of them aren’t great singers imo. Blake and his lame beat boxing is annoying and Chris
    is a Justin Timberlake impersonator. He tries way to hard to sing exactly like him.

  15. Tom says

    I don’t think the person who photoshopped this was intending to outwit the CIA or anything, so the extra sharp criticism here from Louise and BVC is a bit bizarre. It’s a cute composite image intended to catch your eye and make you smile, not fool the experts.

  16. David says

    As I was reading the fake/no fake debate I looked to the right of the comments page and saw the realjock.com ad — also a bad photoshop job. Just thought it was funny…

  17. Carrie says

    Okay – how many more people want to chime in with their “expert” opinion. So it’s a fake. We don’t need to read 800 comments confirming that to understand that.

    Still – I wish it weren’t fake.

  18. says

    Chris, good find!

    I don’t watch AI at all, so I’ve never even heard of these guys before. Thanks for introducing me to Blake! He’s adorable.

  19. Melissa says

    Holy Crap. This is my work. I made this about a week ago, I only posted it on one board I didn’t think it would end up everywhere. Holy Crap.

  20. Melissa says

    And by the way, It wasn’t put out there for people to think it was real, I know that when you look at it right away that you can tell it’s fake. It was made for a bit of fun, not for people to spread it around and say that it’s a bad job. Good lord.

  21. Gregoire says

    Melissa, your photochop rocks. Dont let these haters get to you.

    You’ve fueled more than a few fantasies today, my dear.

  22. Melissa says

    :0) Glad I could help.

    Thanks.

    I don’t let haters get to me, I know I’m good at graphics work otherwise I wouldn’t have a job right now lol.

  23. says

    This picture is so FAKE!!! I know these guys personally and I can tell you that this is completely absurd!!! It is cute but definately not a real shot. check out my pics with them in Hollywood on my myspace.com/pmorle32

  24. Rob (lrdarystar) says

    Awww, its sweet and adorable. I find straight guys who are willing (yes I know this is fake, chill) to be buddy/buddy like that are always the nicest.

  25. says

    Totally photoshopped. Shadows are inconsistent and wrong. Light incident angles are not the same on both men.

    Hot, though.

  26. Jack! says

    Melissa, you did a good job. I was initially fooled.

    BTW everyone, don’t assume they are straight. Until it’s confirmed what orientation they are you are just guessing.

  27. GregB says

    Nice pic.It made me smile,God knows I needed one today.Thank you Melissa for the work and Andy for posting.

  28. andrew says

    fake. it is taken from a pic on Getty Images. Blake is sitting in that chair alone and Chris is on a chair in the foreground. Wish it was real though. Dammit.

  29. Spike says

    It’s a nice idea, but I think Chris has two legs. Three, maybe, if he’s got a big swinging dick, too!

  30. Mark M says

    God those two boys are adorable. Would be a shame if they weren’t gay. Blake sure knows how to move his body to be a straight guy. And Chris is so adorable because he was a fat kid and doesn’t fully realize just how beautiful he is.

    Oh yeah and they can both sing. :)

  31. says

    Thank you MARK M for a thoughtful, constructive and positive comment. Blake and Chris have charisma. They project personalities which will take them far in life. Chris just needs a good producer and he will have a career no matter what the outcome of American Idol.

  32. Dooley says

    Where is the Chris’s left leg. It’s missing or if he has it up on the chair, then the guy in front would have to be in a different position.

  33. david says

    Would everyone who reads these comments please vote for Chris and Blake (Cake) after next Tuesday’s episode of American Idol? They love each other a lot and so they should stay together until the season finale. Cake will save the world from global warming: you’ll see! Peace.

  34. Melissa says

    “Photoshop expert here. Yep. It’s fake.”

    Ya Photoshop Expert here too, I made it. And by now we all know it’s fake.

  35. Gregoire says

    Melissa, you should be FLATTERED that your work of art has created this much debate and conversation. More posts than the political threads!

  36. Gary says

    Melissa-

    Welcome to the gay’s dreamland, where every guy secret covets the weiner. Good work, however.

  37. BJ says

    Chino, your Dancing w/the Stars comment slipped by quietly but it was hilarious. Had me laughing out loud. Score.

  38. Melissa says

    “Melissa, you should be FLATTERED that your work of art has created this much debate and conversation. More posts than the political threads!”

    I just got annoyed with how many people just keep saying that it’s fake, everyone knows by now. But thank you for the nice comments people are giving to :0)

  39. Sophie says

    That´s fake, the original pictures are in the People.com´s idol page, i saw the one with Blake lying alone in a couch and Chris was next to him in another one, but this is a good Photoshop.

  40. alec says

    Melissa, your manip is awesome. It’s too bad that some mean people don’t see that Cake is all about love and fun and good times. Those guys are so adorable!

  41. Damon says

    Okay, I’m a little confused now. (Not by the ‘shop job, of course; kudos to you, Mel.) Blake is claiming that he’s str8…dropped his GF during Hollywood Week, blah, blah, blah. But wasn’t Blake the Idol contestant who — before the auditions — said he’d be the first openly gay American Idol? Or am I confusing him with someone else?

    Sign me, Bewildered in Biloxi.

  42. Olivia says

    The original photo is of them sitting side by side in separate booths, Blake on the left using his phone/texting/whatever and Chris is on the right. There is a booth “wall” that separates them. Someone posted the original picture on ONTD yesterday.

  43. Olivia says

    And by “booth,” I mean really weird chairs that looked like little booths in the original picture side-by-side. lol I didn’t realize they photoshopped the other one out (that Blake is originally sitting in).

  44. mandy says

    LOL!

    it’s OBVIOUS it’s fake! can’t believe some ppl actually still think about it.. besides all the obvious facts about shadows/lightning that some have already pointed out, there’s this other big issue of Chris being a bit too big in scale compared to Blake.. the person who did this took Chris from the original pic (in which Chris is closer perspective-wise than Blake) and didn’t try to balance their scale thus making Chris’ head and overall figure look a bit on the big size compared to Blake’s (and no, that has nothing to do with Blake being shorter or anything like that! lol)

  45. Edmund says

    i love it!!! no one really reads these post. they just add thier own comment.
    melissa maybe you should say it one more time that it is your work, and see if the next post is gonna say its a fake!

    ok so here is my comment….(omg that pic is so fake, check out the shadows!!!)

    lmao

    Madonna Loves You,
    Edmund

  46. Adrienne says

    I don`t think they`re gay,but I love them both they`re both soooooooo cute and they have amazing voices!

  47. says

    Like what most people said here… It ain’t real but I love the photo. They’re cute together! And I’m so gonna bet who’s the top guy. Hahaha!

  48. says

    HEY MELLISSA U DID A GREAT JOB, NO MATTER WAT THESE HATTERS SAY, U DID WONDERFUL ON DA PIC, BUT THE CANT REALIZE THAT U MADE IT JUST 4 DA FUN OF IT…..
    AT LEAST U MADE ALOT OF PPL THINK TWICE ABOUT THESE GUYS I KNOW U MADE ME…
    N KEEP UP DA GOOD JOB…. AND I REALY HOPE TO C MORE FROM WHERE DAT CAME FROM!!!!
    …LATER…
    ….U GO GIRL!!!….
    IF U WANT TO RESPOND TO MY COMMENT SEND IT TO MYSPACE http://www.myspace.com/tarek1989

  49. Dan! says

    NO,…NO NO NO, NOBODY SHOULD BELIEVE THIS, IM A PHOTOSHOP INTELLIGIST, (EXPERT), THIS PIC IS PHOTOSHOPPED, THE PERSON THAT DID THIS DID A HORRIBLE JOB TOO, IF YOU LOOK CLOSLEY ESPECIALLY BLAKE’S SHOULDER’S (right side)YOU WILL SEE A FLECTOR (WAVY GLOW TYPE REFLECTION), AND CHRIS’S LEG IS MISSING. AND I DONT MEAN TO SAY THAT YOU DID A HORRIBLE JOB AT IT, ESPECIALLY IF YOU ARE JUST BEGINING TO PRACTICE DOING THEM, BUT, IF YOUR DOING THEM ONLY FOR FUN, MAKE SURE YOU LET PEOPLE KNOW THAT BY PUTTING A LITTLE INSCRIPTION OR SOMETHING BY IT, THIS IS HOW RUMERS ARE STARTED AND MANY PEOPLE WILL GET CONFUSED WITH THE TRUTH. THX. HAVE FUN.

  50. says

    you can tell by the glow they used around Chris. If you look at his left hand sitting on the arm of the chair, then you notice that the shadow is on all sides. If it were a true picture there would be no shadowing on the lefthand side. Poor shadow affects, but neat pic.