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The Hollywood Gossip staff is proud to bring you Tale of the Tape, in which we break down prospective matchups within the celebrity world you probably never considered. Because they are pointless, and above all, not real.

Today's showdown features a trio of namesakes - each of which was an unknown before bursting onto the Hollywood gossip scene (for varying reasons) this year.

That's right, it's a battle of the Blakes - American Idol runner-up Blake Lewis, Amy Winehouse's husband Blake Fielder-Civil, and Gossip Girl star Blake Lively! The gloves are off, ladies and gentlemen - let the battle begin!

1. BIRTHPLACE

Blake Lewis: Redmond, Washington
Blake Lively: Burbank, California
Blake Fielder-Civil: London, England
Edge: Lively

2. GENDER

Blake Lewis: Male
Blake Lively: Female
Blake Fielder-Civil: Male
Edge: Lively

3. DISTINGUISHING FEATURE

Blake Lewis: Baby face, earrings
Blake Lively: Long, blonde hair
Blake Fielder-Civil: Track marks
Edge: Fielder-Civil

4. NOTABLE TALENT

Blake Lewis: Beatboxing
Blake Lively: Acting
Blake Fielder-Civil: Witness tampering
Edge: Fielder-Civil

5. EARLY WORK

Blake Lewis: Joined a cappella group KickShaw after high school in 1998; went solo beatboxing under the name B Shorty in 2002
Blake Lively: Starred in The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants
Blake Fielder-Civil: Was a record company assistant
Edge: Lewis

6. LOOKING FORWARD TO

Blake Lewis: Big sales of debut album
Blake Lively: Her 21st birthday
Blake Fielder-Civil: 36 months in jail
Edge: Fielder-Civil

7. FAN CLUB NAME

Blake Lewis: Blaker Girls
Blake Lively: Blake Lively Fan Club
Blake Fielder-Civil: Come on
Edge: Lewis

8. CHIEF RIVAL

Blake Lewis: Jordin Sparks
Blake Lively: Blair Waldorf
Blake Fielder-Civil: Sobriety
Edge: Lively

9. HARSHEST CRITICS

Blake Lewis: Simon Cowell
Blake Lively: Lily van der Woodsen
Blake Fielder-Civil: Amy Winehouse's parents
Edge: Lewis

10. LITTLE KNOWN FACT

Blake Lewis: Makes a cameo in Jordin Sparks' "Tattoo" music video
Blake Lively: Bart Johnson, who plays Troy's (Zac Efron) dad in High School Musical, is married to Blake's sister, Robyn Lively!
Blake Fielder-Civil: Parents' names are Giles and Georgette
Edge: Lively

THE VERDICT: It was a lengthy matchup - and luckily, the lovely Lively wins it with four points, narrowly edging her male Blake competitors with three each. For whatever it's worth, however, Fielder-Civil is the only Blake we've seen naked ...

Blake Fielder-Civil Naked

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Let's read a couple highlights from an interview BuddyTV recently conducted with American Idol runner-up, Blake Lewis. His album hit stores this week...

How would you describe the feel of the album, and the songs that are on the album, to someone who might not be a fan of yours yet?
Easy. Well, if they were born in the ‘80s they'll get it. I call it my 2080s record. All of my influences are very '80s derived: Michael Jackson, Prince, U2, The Police, The Cure, Erasure, New Order, Depeche Mode. All of my melodic tendencies are basically ‘80s driven, so the record has this very electro soul funk pop kind of feel to it, where every song transitions or doesn't transition into the next song.

Ryan and Ashthon Jones

Just like an electronic mix tape or a hip-hop mix tape. Yeah, there you have it. It's called ADD, Audio Day Dream. Everyone thought I had ADD growing up just because I'm very high energy and focused.

Why should Blake Lewis worry? The American Idol favorite has a new album out and a legion of fans.

You've been making music for a long time now. Do any of the song's have origins prior to American Idol?
Oh yeah, definitely. The whole concept of the album has been mine for years. I have old sample discs that say "B Shorty, ADD Sampler" from like four years ago. Three, four years ago. So definitely there's a lot of concepts of songs that I wrote that were in my book and my journals.

There's definitely a lot of stuff on there from the past, and working with these amazing producers that have inspired me for years. I'm very fortunate to make an album that I'm very passionate about.

Check out the entire interview with Lewis now.

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Contrary to previous reports, Blake Lewis does not have a girlfriend.

But when the beat boxing American Idol finalist does eventually settle down, he told MSNBC that he wouldn't mind if it were with an older woman. They've been pursuing him since the show ended, after all.

"I got a little bit of that, some cougars definitely... I love older women so it was fantastic," he said.

Heather Mills' ears just perked up. Gold-digging opportunity!

Lewis went on to talk randomly about pairs of underwear that were thrown at him on stage during the American Idols Live tour this summer.

"I finally got my first pair of panties and they were huge gigantic grandma panties," he said. "It was awesome. I don't know where they ended up. I think we threw them around on the tour bus that night."

Meanwhile, the singer's favorite song on his debut album - Audio Day Dream, in stores December 4 - talks about a previous relationship with an unnamed woman:

"The ballad How Many Words... It's about the last relationship I was in. If you've ever had trouble being in a relationship, then getting out of it and getting back into it, you can relate. Man, I couldn't stop. I went back like 10 times."

We can relate, Blake. So can Alex Vaggo and Paris Hilton.

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Wanna become the next Carrie Underwood? The latest Kelly Clarkson?

The chance to do so begins this Monday, as auditions for American Idol Season Seven kick off in San Diego. Before the latest batch of hopeful give their pipes a run-through, USA Today asked seven of last year's finalists to offer a few tips...

Jordin Sparks: Know that they're watching to see if you'll crack under pressure. Sing something nobody else is doing, because by the 10th time they've heard it, they're going to cut you off early, and you need all the time they give you. Smile. Dress nice, but not so nice. Maybe smart casual.

Blake Lewis: People have to realize it's a show, and producers want what's best for television. You're trying to get a job. You've got to be yourself and be confident. I didn't view it as television, so it was easy. You're not even singing a whole song. Just be true to yourself. There will always be other auditions.

Jordin Sparks, Blake Lewis and other American Idols have advice for newcomers.

Melinda Doolittle: One of my friends did the whole audition with her eyes closed. She can sing beautifully, but she didn't connect with the judges. Even if you're nervous, look them in the eye. Sing a song you believe in, one that you can really sell. Capture their attention. They're looking for more than singing.

Phil Stacey: You've got to be real. The truth is, I would have left a better impression if I had done the music I wanted to do from the start rather than wait until I was comfortable. Blake went a long way because he was crystal clear about who he is.

Gina Glocksen: Don't get overwhelmed. It's going to be a long day. Don't sing Mariah Carey, Whitney Houston or Etta James. Make yourself be noticed without overdoing it. I remember this girl at the L.A. auditions who looked as if she didn't have a care in the world. She made it through.

Chris Sligh: Be comfortable. Have fun with it, and show some personality. Maybe tell a joke. I mean, three jokes got me to the top 10. Be original, be funny.

Haley Scarnato: Stay true to who you are, which is hard to do when you're on a TV show. Focus on the song and get caught up in that moment so you won't let everything else overwhelm you.

What, nothing from Antonella Barba? She must be too busy planning a major photo shoot with Amy Polumbo or something.

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Rumors that Blake Lewis has seen Antonella Barba nude were never confirmed.

Neither is the following story regarding the second place finisher's love life, but it's our duty to report it anyway: Blake may be dating Jordin Sparks.

Park, John

TMZ says these American Idol finalists have denied hooking up, but they were spotted "holding hands" while shopping at a Fry's Electronics store near L.A., a source reports.

They wandered around the store, seemed "happy" together and then Blake was overheard saying Jordin: "We should call your mom." And why would that be the case unless these two were more than friends, right?

Blake Lewis may be beat boxing in bed with Jordin Sparks these days. Call it celebrity gossip, but call it an exciting possibility, as well.

Lewis and Sparks will join other contestants from this season, such as Melinda Doolittle, during the American Idol summer tour. It appears, however, that these two have formed their own, naked duet.

But be careful, Blake: Jordin is only 17. We're talking about Hayden Panettiere territory here.

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In case you haven't heard, Jordin Sparks was crowned this season's American Idol last night.

But Blake Lewis did his beat boxing this well as usual, and looks to have a successful career ahead of him. Below, the man that makes many young ladies swoon talks with MTV...

MTV: Let's talk about your collaboration [with Doug E. Fresh]. Sorry, Bette Midler, but Blake's performance was definitely the hottest thing tonight. Was it a dream come true?
Lewis: That was Doug E. allowing me to hang out with him onstage, and that was an honor. Forever etched in my brain. It was one of the hottest times I will ever have onstage. It was just a dream come true. Hopefully I'll get to get him in the studio, and we'll have to do, like, a beatbox track, you know? Get something really down.

MTV: Let's talk about the album. Any news on that?
Lewis: You know, I can only hope in the next, like, two weeks or before the tour that I get signed and get management. Things take [their] course, it seems, from the show. Hopefully I get represented by the creative people I surround myself with and get to make the album I've always wanted to. I've tried to stay true to myself this whole entire time, and I think I've represented myself as creatively as I could with what I got on the show. So I'm excited to do that even more so singing my own songs I've written and, you know, just be me 110 percent.

MTV: If you had any dream collaborator in the studio, who would you pick?
Lewis: B.T. He's my favorite producer pretty much ever. I've been talking to him. He hasn't seen American Idol, but I opened for him a long time ago and he wanted to work a long time ago. And now we have the opportunity to maybe get together and work. It's not official, but I talked to him for a couple hours about it. ...

There's so many amazing producers out there that are more underground. I like DJ Shadow, I love Dan the Automator. Will.I.Am is an amazing producer, and he lives in that realm of hip-hop, dance and pop. ... I'd love to work with anyone that would really want to work with me. I'd love to work with Danger Mouse and Gnarls Barkley and Cee-Lo. Robin Thicke ... The possibilities are endless. I'm putting it out there. If you want to do something, call me!

MTV: What can we expect on the tour?
Lewis: Tour! Oh, I'm very excited about the tour, because I get to use my loop pedals and my guitar. We're all playing instruments this time. That's never been done before. I think maybe Chris Daughtry played some guitar last year. But everyone plays a different instrument, like Chris Richardson plays drums; he's been playing drums for, like, 15 years. [Chris] Sligh plays guitar, Phil [Stacey] can play keyboard, I play guitar and keyboard, bass.

For me, I'm excited because I'm gonna do a one-man band show because I have all my loop pedals from beatboxing and then I play guitar and sing over that, so I'm gonna do kind of like a little medley that I used to do â€" the only two songs that I used to ever cover. One of them I sang on the show.

Sadly, he Blake say a word about possibly seeing Antonella Barba nude.

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The night is almost upon us. When American Idol broadcasts its season finale this week, millions - and millions and millions - of eyes will be upon the show.

Before we learn who will follow in the winning footsteps of Carrie Underwood, though, let's hear from the final two contestants.

Katie Stevens Promo Pic

Both Jordin Sparks and Blake Lewis talked with reporters after they moved on in the competition last week. Here are some highlights, beginning with Jordin:

If she loses: If I don't win, it won't be the end of the world. It's not going to be, ‘Oh my God, I'm never going to sing again.' I'd be happy if I win. I'd be happy if Blake wins.

Simon Cowell saying she sounded old last week: Simon's comments always stay with you. But at the same time, I can't really base what I'm doing on that. Sometimes I do. But he says what he feels. It was old fashioned. But it was a song I loved. I just wanted to sing it really badly.

Favorite judge and best advice: I loved meeting Martina McBride. I've listened to her music for so long. She's amazing. I loved meeting Gwen Stefani… I think I cried when I met her. The best advice came from Jennifer Lopez. She was just so amazing. She made us feel so relaxed. ‘Don't worry. Sit down, let's talk awhile.'

Favorite past Idols: I love Kelly Clarkson… the way her career has gone so amazingly well for her. She manages to stay out of the tabloids. She is so amazing. Also, Carrie Underwood has had an amazing career so far.

Now, let's hear what that hottie, Blake Lewis, had to say...

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The Hollywood Gossip is about more than just pleasing our male readers. Sure, we talk a lot about the Kristine Lefebvre Playboy issue.

And guys can check out pics of Holly Madison nude any time they want.

Trying to Stay Alive

But we aim to satisfy the ladies, as well. Why else would we post photos of David Beckham nude? Or Matthew McConaughey without a shirt? (Not like he gives us a choice, though.)

Anyway, with the fairer gender in mind, here are a slew of Blake Lewis pictures. We know how women swoon over the beat boxing skills and boyish charm of this American Idol finalist.

It's just too bad Antonella Barba has reportedly gotten to him first. Guess oral sex photos do work out in the end for some.

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As if the love life of American Idol contestant Chris Richardson hasn't been talked about enough.

First, he was rumored to be an expert on Alaina Alexander nude ... if you know what we mean.

Finale Trio

Then, talk of at least a one-night stand with The Hills hottie, Lauren Conrad, was prevalent after these two were spotted outside a night club together.

And now? It looks as though Richardson has found comfort in a fellow Idol hopeful, Blake Lewis.

Granted, it's possible this picture was actually photoshopped to just appear as though these two singers were as tight as Spencer Pratt and Heidi Montag - but is it so hard to believe that a couple of males might also just cuddle up for warmth from time to time?

That being said, we'd have chosen Haley Scarnato over Blake for such a purpose, Chris. To each his own, though.

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The men finally took center stage on American Idol last night.

Not literally, of course. All contestants sang from the middle of the stage - but the guys were more impressive than the gals for the first time this season. For whatever reason, British invasion night certainly agreed with Blake Lewis, for starters.

No More Joy

He sang "Time of the Season" by the Zombies and was right on tune throughout.

The other male to nail his performance was Chris Sligh, also pleasing fans of the Zombies with "She's Not There."

No, we hadn't heard of these tunes, either. The only modern Brit we're particularly familiar with is Leona Lewis. But that didn't stop us from enjoying last night's show.

In female news, Melinda Doolittle was solid as usual. Her song just seemed boring. There is a chance that Stephanie Edwards is voted out tonight, however, as Simon suggested she was "losing her soul." That's never fun.

Finally, Sanjaya Malakar was ear-drum-bleeding awful again. But the kiddies love him.