By Cliff Renfrew
Gossip Girl Blake Lively has made her first public appearance since the scandal erupted over alleged leaked naked images of the actress.
Lively, 23, appeared on board a water taxi in the Venice Canals, Italy, alongside her rumored new beau Leonardo DiCaprio.
When the photos in question hit the Internet, her reps were quick to deny that it was her although an anonymous hacker maintains that it is The Town star.
“The photos of Blake Lively which have just surfaced on various websites … are 100 percent FAKE,” Blake’s camp said in a statement. “Blake has never taken nude photos of herself.
Lively was first pictured with Titanic star DiCaprio last month in Cannes, France, after he split with long-term model girlfriend Bar Refaeli.
Lively appears in the Green Lantern, which hits theaters June 17.