A huge wave of nude celebrity photos hit the internet earlier today. Some, like Jennifer Lawrence's, were confirmed to be real; others were disputed and debunked as fake. Among them were a series of photos featuring two people who look an awful lot likeā€”and almost certainly are, though for obvious reasons we feel it necessary to do some handwaving hereā€”Tigers pitcher Justin Verlander and supermodel Kate Upton.

We'll actually have more on this celebrity photo dump shortly. The real story is quite a bit more ridiculous than it may seem, and as far as we can tell involves a tech-savvy pervert using these pictures to hustle random internet users for nudes.

Update: We've removed the photos at the request of Upton's lawyers. Here's a drawing by Jim Cooke.


Top photo: AP