Back in early July, To Catch a Wacko posted an entry that concerned a photo that featured actors Sofia Milos and David Caruso, submitted to celebandme.com last April by a supposed fan named "Karen".
Given the inconsistent and characteristically sloppy info included with the submission, we speculated that the photo was misappropriated by none other than the lady primarily known by cyber-aliases "Vixen" and "Karen Spelling" -- as you readers might recall, the mysterious and creepy Austrian national with an on-line/off-line obsession with [stalking] David Caruso, his family, and other associates.
To our surprise, the moderators over at celebandme.com found our site and soon shared our misgivings over the authenticity of the photo. After learning of the cyber-stalker's propensity to steal and misrepresent on-line intellectual property, the mods promptly removed the photo.
Recall, however, that a few questions remained unresolved:
- Who is the fan in the photo and where has she published the image before?
- Was the photo misappropriated and used on celebandme.com without the real owner's knowledge/authorization?
- Were there (or are there) 'contests' for fans to visit the CSI: Miami set?
Thank you, Jenny!
With regard to Question #1, we now know that the photo belongs to Elisabetta Armiato (see the above image), a retired Prima Ballerina and former pupil of Scuola di Ballo del Teatro alla Scala (the "Ballet School of the Teatro alla Scala"), who now instructs her own specialized classes/workshops in the art of body movement.
Indeed, Armiato would be the "mysterious" third person in the photo with Milos and Caruso. It was taken on the set of CSI: Miami in 2005, during the filming of a season 3 episode (319 - "Sex & Taxes").
A trip to Armiato's official site, ABCoftheBody.com, proves to be the authentic source of the photo (note the gallery). There are also several other photos/video demos of Armiato working with Sofia Milos. Additionally, a cropped version of the photo appears on Sofia Milos' official site (see here, scroll down). It turns out that the actress is a close friend and a private pupil of Armiato. Thus, this would explain the connection between the ballerina and CSI: Miami.
The photo was also posted and discussed among patrons of a third external site -- CSIfiles.com -- on its official message board (see here). Interestingly, it was posted a few days *after* To Catch A Wacko first brought up our suspicions about the photo, and it would appear the patrons of CSIfiles.com were not aware of "Vixen" or her fraudulent photo submission. We thus conclude that the sloppy cyber-stalker would have most definitely pilfered the photo from Elisabetta Armiato's site.
To answer Question #2, we figure that neither Armiato nor Milos were aware that their photo was misappropriated/egregiously misrepresented by "Vixen/Karen Spelling" as a result of its incidental connection to Caruso. Indeed, given past incidents of stolen celebrity candids, we reckon they *still* may not be aware.
Finally, as for Question #3, we're still not sure whether CBS offers "fan contests" but this may be a moot concern at this point -- as we've already authenticated the true source of the photo through the first two questions.
Nevertheless, we can finally lay this particular mystery to rest. As we initially suspected, the photo A) was published prior to the submission to celebandme.com, B) the submission itself was fraudulent and C) the impostor, "Karen", is clearly You-Know-Who. Moreover, we're now sure that this incident further proves that our cyber-stalking Austrian woman -- endlessly obsessed with "cyber-revenge" against a presumably oblivious TV actor -- continues to defy the boundaries of absurdity. Fortunately, everyone else has a better grasp of reality.
To "The Delusional One" herself, we'd just like say -- "nice try".