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Taylor Hicks' New Gig -- at a Housing Development!

10/4/2007 2:42 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Taylor HicksIt's been 16 months since Taylor Hicks won "American Idol" -- and he's really going places -- like the opening of an Alabama housing development!

On the weekend of Oct. 26, people who have purchased land in the The Oaks development in Lake Guntersville will enjoy "an intimate dinner with Taylor Hicks and several other celebrities TBA." Plots of lakefront property start at the whopping price of $49,900! On top of seeing the graying, soon-to-be 31-year-old (who himself owns land in the area), guests will enjoy, "complementary [sic] food, boat rides, bass fishing and more." Soul Patrol!

Poor Season 5 runner-up Kat McPhee will just have to be content making movies!

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michelleb    

Taylor's not a nice guy as some have said. Anybody know the real dirt as to why they hated him on AI? Please spill it. The only funny part of this item is thinking McPhee is doing better. TMZ - turn on the radio and figure out who's doing well from Idol.

2555 days ago
77.

Rebecca    

One of the many great things about Taylor is that he doesn't care what celebrity-stalking losers think about him.

He used American Idol to get what he wanted -- the opportunity to tour. He is living the life he wants, and seems to be investing wisely and will likely retire rich. How many of you can say the same?


2555 days ago
78.

Bev    

Taylor is a good talent and fun. I think his recording companies didn't stand behind him. If he were promoted in Videos it would help. Taylor is true to himself and how he entertains and what his goals are. The Naysayer's need to get a life. Why hasn't he had good radio play. I think Taylor will do just fine.

2555 days ago
79.

Middle America Man    

You obnoxious comments were not necessary. Just because Taylor does not fall prey to the stalkerazzi does not give you the right to trash him. I agree with "Lovin' Alabama". I am so glad that Hollywood and other places such as this does not set the standards for property values throughout the country. I will take that" whopping $49, 900" anyday.

2555 days ago
80.

L.A. Douchenozzle, Esq.    

Selling swampland to toothless banjo-picking retards? Must all be Idol fans.
What a tard.

2555 days ago
81.

Jimmy    

Please TMZ, don't waste your space discussing this untalented bar-band flop. The world has forgotten him and it should come as no surprise that he's hawking cheap land in the hinterlands of his native Alabama. Meanwhile, the real winner of American Idol Season 5, Chris Daughtry, is selling millions of albums and is touring Asia and Australia. Why don't you guys report that!

2555 days ago
82.

Taylor is the best!    

Uhm some of you people are IGNORANT! Taylors music is the best!
In answer to your question is this hitting it big?
Hitting it big is having charting songs and an album chart to number 2, which he did. Hitting it big is being on a sold out tour for a year which he is.
Hitting it big is having a best selling book, which he did.
And he is opening a club in AL in addition to doing this community gig, and helping w 2 charities which he also does.
Is that enough?
Yeah I thought so. get your facts straight!

2555 days ago
83.

taylor is the best!    

taylor is just now ending his third tour in over a year...he's played hundreds fo venues over the past few months and i'm glad that he's finally getting the chance to get some relaxation and do a simple event like this. taylor is a great singer and performer...none of you people that are saying bad things about him know anything about him. why are you wasting your time? geez, grow up. TMZ has been trashing taylor for quite some time now, and if they feel it's mandatory to do that, so be it...i just don't get why so many people feel compelled to go to a gossip site just so they can trash some guy they don't know...classy. i bet your mothers would be sooo proud of you.

2555 days ago
84.

jeb    

I love Taylor Hicks. My whole family enjoyed him so much on American Idol. I hope he has a happy and successful career...He is a man who wishes to choose the avenues he takes and at his pace. He seems happy and is loved and admired by many fans and friends. Sometimes that is success in the most fabulous way. I truly think he can be as big as he wants to be...and the way he wants to be...jeb

2555 days ago
85.

Not So    

Chrolls go home and worship your Rock Gawd -- my Gawd, he is nothing but a screamer, eye liner, wallet chain, copy cat. He got three negative reviews in Boston -- so take that and stuff it.

Don't worry about Taylor Hicks -- he's doing just fine.

2555 days ago
86.

PAR    

Lake Guntersville is a gorgeous area...lake sites are skyrocketing all over this state, and I am sure it is just a matter of time before these do as well. Beautiful area...maybe some of you ought to check Lake Guntersville out...you would have a wonderful time.

Most well known people from this state tend to keep some type of residence here. Seems that Taylor is no different.

2555 days ago
87.

Your'e Fired!    

Taylor is a content man with morals and values, that most of YOU people wouldn't understand if it hit you straight on! He will be an asset in whatever HE decides to do!

2555 days ago
88.

Taylorized4Life    

It figures Taylor Hicks would end up selling worthless property, since he's run out of other ways to rob his senior citizen aged fanbase. I guess he needed to make more money now that his sales are down to 153 a week, and his tour is over, probably for good, since most of his venues were less than 50% full. And let's not forget that his last concert was free, and still couldn't even draw a big crowd. Oh well, i'm sure there's a lounge somewhere in the back woods of Alabama that wiuld love to have a no talent like him perform once in a while, and when they actually want customers, then they can get him to do the job he's actually qualitied for, which is scrubbing toilets.

2555 days ago
89.

TheGigIsUp    

Taylor's book was nowhere near a best-seller. It actually qualifies as a bomb, since it disappeared after 1-1/2 months. Taylor's CD fared much worse. For the last two weeks, it has sold UNDER 200 copies a week; don't believe it when you see the number rounded up to 200. When the long-set concert dates for Taylor were over, none were added because the last 20-30 of his shows had very poor attendance. His name is now synonymous with 'failure,' and jokes about him are all over the media. He might as well be a shill for real estate, why not? He has nothing left. Sure, his name is associated with a proposed development in Birmingham. That development is not yet certain, and even if a club is built, he will not own it. They can get out of their agreement with him at any time, and get somebody who brings in more money. The Soul Patrol can drain their bank accounts and their kids' college funds to support Taylor and his endeavors, but in the end, he will sink back to the small clubs and gay bars where he has always felt comfortable. He owes the SP nothing anymore. They got him the title on a reality show two years ago, but they couldn't shore him up beyond that. He can't sing, he sweats like a pig, and he is actually a quite evil guy. We know he can't stand his fans. He bites his fingernails down to the quick, and he is stuck in his teens, emotionally. He will follow the dollar signs and he will follow the flatterers, and they will lead him down the long dock into the murky Alabama waters where--contrary to the SP's belief--he will NEVER, EVER build a house. He wants to get as far away as possible from those people. I hope most of them have moved on to another object of obsession, because this one is dead in the water.

2555 days ago
90.

Taylor fan forever    

TMZ can't find any dirt on Taylor so they have create it, how sad is that, Taylor Hicks is the best and you Chorlls should really just get over it for achange. Taylor is not only a great performer, he also has a soul and is kind and darn good looking too, he's smart and talented and he's polite and giving as well, He's going places and he'll be around for a long long time, can the Chris fans say that with a new Rock star just ready to pounce??
Grow up for a change...

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