Taylor Hicks' girlfriend sham uncovered? Has the mystery really come to a conclusion? RADAR Magazine pulled in a big gun for the identification process for the Tale of Two Women in the world of Taylor Hicks. For the past eight or nine months a controversy has been brewing steeped by the site began by the on-line entity, MFOYA. Radar Magazine, the magazine for political news and entertainment snark has let intrepid reporter, Neel Shaw continue his expose of this little internet brouhaha aided by the on-line presence that began this investigation.
Interestingly, one of the first articles out about Taylor Hicks on RADAR Magazine was met with over 400 posts, whereas this last and most recent post has under 200 comments currently. This article introduces Lois Gibson, a forensics artist gifted with almost preternatural ability to create likenesses of people from the most meager of descriptions. Lois Gibson is convinced from the photographs presented to her by RADAR Magazine that the ladies in the images are definitely two different women. She cites facial features including jaw line and depth, and cheek construction and notes the ear placements on the lady's skull.
Lois Gibson is an expert on identification qualifications, and definitely shoots my conclusion that the women were the same one. I had looked at the pictures one afternoon and simply found more like facial points than different, decided that all were of Ms. Lyders, just in different positioning and lighting. The height discrepancies indicated in the photographs I allocated to perspective and uneven terrain. I just could not find logic in the storyline and perhaps tried in my brain to find a reasonable facsimile for explanation. It's still a mystery to me why Ms. Lyders would even want to attach her name to anything of this fantastical level but then, I do not know her. As far as Mr. Hicks is concerned, that too has me puzzled as to the man's motive. I'm not casting judgment against anyone involved regarding character, it's not my place. Saying that,Taylor Hicks nor Caroline Lyders have not issued any form of statement regarding this situation or their bonafide position in the story.
Upon reading through the RADAR Magazine site, and the comments in this last article, I saw the poster, celebrityblondebabe had made her appearance. She has included posts of web page long commentary slamming the magazine and attempting to make her case that the photographs provided Ms. Gibson were not authentic. Too, she tries to turn blame to the on-line entity, MFOYA for supplying touched up photos to RADAR Magazine. CBB, as she will be known from this point on, includes copy-paste disclaimers found on the magazine's website. In providing this information she works to make her case that RADAR Magazine puts no credibility in anything regarding information and opinion that MFOYA has brought to their attention. She is answered by a poster going by simply "Michael". In excerpts from his post, he addresses the claims by CBB that RADAR Magazine and MFOYA could be held libel,
Celebrityblondebabe, are you in fifth grade?...IF the allegations are blatant lies which can be proven. Do your homework. This is basic law. The only defense for libel/slander/defamation is the "truth." If they cannot prove that it is true, then it's 99.9% of the time because it is actually a lie and they have no grounds...So if what you say is true and they are being libeled, slander, and photoshopped, then Taylor Hicks is the stupidest man in America and the news anchor is the stupidest woman in American which is why they don't sue when they have grounds and instead prefer to have their reputations smeared from here to perpetuity (since the information highway is permanent)
OR they just don't have a case because none of the 3 cause of actions are being committed and the information being written about them is indeed the truth."
I noticed on the RADAR Magazine staff page, there is listed a Michael Small, the magazine's General Manager. Whether they are one in the same, I have no confirmation.
I'm using CBB as an example simply because she eloquently exhibits the typical fanatical fringe fans in the Hicks' fan base. She is also an enthusiastic member of the Caroline Lyders Fan Club, which is gaining an on-line reputation for the place to be if your are indeed a part of the lunatic fan fringe. I followed a link sent to me this morning from a friend, and found that CBB has gone to work employing her investigative talents. She divulges information that poster, BabyPhat on the RADAR site is none other that Taylor Hicks himself. In a quote off of the CL Fan Club, the lady writes; celebrityblondebabe: February 1, 2008 at 8:14 pm
"Anyone know a character that raps on fansites? A person that I was just told from an old board that they thought was T? I may have insulted the main man…my bad. Apparently, some of Taylor Hicks' fans say that he has the propensity to post in 'rap' on fan sites. That piece of information for whatever it's worth is at least worth repeating. I can't help but wonder how Taylor Hicks might respond to that curiosity. Most likely the same way he's responding to everything else.
Recent rumors hold that the promised DVD, "Whomp at the Warfield" has been canned. Now, is that canned as in completed or canned as in over and out? My, my Taylor Hicks, what will be discovered next? I hope an outstanding album and some intelligent answers to the question on a growing number of folks mind...Why?
"Where Have all The Cowboys Gone?"