Our favorite singer of the 90’s just seems to not have it all lately including enough money to pay her taxes, her lawyers are blaming the government for targeting her “because she’s a celebrity”…
A few weeks ago, court documents surfaced saying Jersey native Lauryn Hill failed to pay her taxes for the 2005-2007 years, despite the fact she earned $1.6 million during that time.
And during her hearing with a federal court magistrate today, the “X-Factor” singer plead guilty to the tax evasion charges. Sentencing will happen this September, and she faces up to three years and prison plus $75,000 in fines.
Lauryn’s lawyer, Nathan Hockman, blamed the government for “targeting her since she’s a celebrity” instead of taking responsibility for failing to pay taxes.
“There are many people in society who fail to file their taxes on time who only face civil liability. They chose Ms. Hill in particular because of who she was.”
Well that explains why she thought her lengthy posting as to why she didn’t pay her taxes–citing that she had “withdrawn form society” and let the government know already she wasn’t paying–was a valid explanation.
The New Jersey News described today’s hearing saying:
Hill spoke little at her hearing today and stood attentively with her arms crossed in front of her chest when the judge first addressed her. She appeared in a white button-down shirt, blue blazer and long coral skirt.
She did, however, take issue with two statements made by U.S. District Judge Michael Shipp that she discussed in whispers with Hockman at length.
Hill raised her concerns with Hockman when the judge asked her if anyone had forced her to enter a guilty plea either directly or indirectly, and again when the judge ordered her to undergo mental health counseling as directed by pre-trial intervention services.
Through her attorney, Hill asked the judge to clarify what he meant by the words “directly” and “directed.”
“Ms. Hill is very particular about language,” Hockman said. “Language is very important to Ms. Hill.”
It honestly pains me that Lauryn and the people around her let it get to this point. Folks must not have learned from Wesley. Hope it gets handled without jail time being a resolution.
Richmond has really been on a whole new level lately, and that’s exactly what I thought when I was sent some music from Top Hat Entertainment executive Raushaad Harvey (You will hear this name a lot soon)…Needless to say I was proud while listening to the tracks and by no means is T.R.E new to this industry. While on his OFFICIAL WEBSITE http://www.takeovergang.com, I was tripping when I learned he was actually signed in 2006 to a major label! Check the deets!!
On August 26, 1992 T.R.E. was born in the Northside of Richmond, VA. He grew up in a small home full of love. Since he was a small child you could see something special in him. From his father he gained an interest in music and at the age of 7 T.R.E. noticed he had a way with words. He noticed that his words would rhyme so he began to write more and more. Not long after, T.R.E. started to perform in local talent shows and freestyle battling in his middle school’s bathroom. From stage to school, T.R.E. was spitting 16’s. T.R.E. had a deal with Warner Brothers Records in 2006, but left to finish high school and further perfect his craft. Being raised around the streets showed him a lot and made him realize he was truly blessed. T.R.E. got to experience things that many teens his age would not have. From those experiences, T.R.E. knew that God had a special plan for him to be a blessing to others. By taking personal Real Life situations and putting them into songs. You will usually see him with his group the Take Over Gang (TKO). T.R.E hopes to motivate and inspire others through his music.
I am a firm believer in relationships failing simply because women don’t know enough about us, like cheating, lying etc. But I wanted to set the record straight on some things, whether you choose to agree or not is a whole different issue.
1. “He cheated so he can’t possibly love me!”
(Stop crying and listen up, THIS IS COMPLETE BULLSHIT. Men don’t cheat for anything pertaining to emotions, well rarely we do, but for the most part… “HELL NO!” We mostly cheat for sexual reasons and due to the fact we HATE the feeling of rejection, so if you are rejecting him in any way, what’s that saying… “What you don’t do, somebody else will”??? There you have it!!) And in his eyes, He “still loves you” even though he cheated!!!
2. “Stretch Marks Look NASTY!”
(That’s lie number two!!!, unless they are on you stomach, stretch marks are actually quite sexy on the ass and thighs, as long as its not the inner thigh)
3. “Men hate camel toes!”
(Who in the F*** told you that???? We actually LOVE these too, unless you’ve been wearing the same pants for 3 days in its been around 90 degrees all week!! Other than that we love the sight of a PHAT camel toe!!!! )
4. “All men cheat”
(Lies!!!! Only sometimes….Well I guess its true to a degree, This should have said “All men cheat at some point in their life” because trust me, there comes a point where you only want to be true to one person)
5. “Men like a little smell in the coochie”
SMH, I have heard this so many times!!!! Again this is pure bullshit, your coochie shouldn’t have no odor, plain and simple…I can understand breathing in a “warm heat wave” if its been hot outside and she wants you to eat the vag, but damn…it shouldn’t smell like you wiped from back to front!)
Welllllll, I told y’all I would start giving you the scoop on your favorite Richmond entertainers and well known individuals, and here we go… Promoters Greg ( @elitelineup_va) and Rashaad of Top Hat Ent. (@The100k_kid) had a few words on Twitter that has RVA wondering what the issue was, especially considering at one point the two seemed to be cool. Personally I know both of them, I actually consider them my friends, Rashaad for the last 15 years and Greg and I have been boyz since 2007 and neither of them are what I would consider shady or fucked up by any means!!! All I can say is I will keep the RVAliens posted on things, I honestly feel they are both hard working ass kats and I know this is more than likely temporary! So don’t think it’s anything more than a misunderstanding. Both companies have had a major impact on the city (Elite Line-Up and TopHat Ent.) so make sure y’all continue to support their movements! Meanwhile…The tweets “iz” watching!!!!
Reports are crazyyyy right now for te former “Badboy” Stevie J, shit is crazy right now for his pockets, sources are saying his first “baby mama” got his ass for back child support for his 2 first kids!! Hollywood Street King is the source!!
HSK Exclusive – The money Stevie J is generating from ‘Love & Hip Hop Atlanta‘ may have little to no shelf life when it comes to being stored in the producer’s pockets.
Sources exclusively tell HSK that’s because those reality television wages are being garnished by the government before going straight into the pockets of his first baby momma (who birthed two of Stevie J’s children). Don’t believe me.. Ask Joseline Hernandez.
Here’s the drop:
“Stevie J. got like four kids, and he don’t pay shit. His first baby momma knew he was going to star on ‘Love and Hip Hop Atlanta‘, so she reported it to the authorities.
Now, all of Steve’s money is going to child support. A lot of entertainers have child support and tax problems. If Erica was smart, she would have done the same with Lil Scrappy.”
Okkkkk, so we all know Everybody is not fond of Tyler Perry for whatever reasons. If you remember Mr.Perry was listed as the “King of bafoonery” by Spike Lee about two years ago. Tyler Perry recently interviewed by eurweb.com and here is what he had to say:
*Tyler Perry has hit a roadblock in his pursuit of movie making.
The filmmaker expressed interest in producing a film with Diana Ross, but apparently, she won’t return his calls.
“She’s been ignoring me for years,” Perry told Essence.com while promoting his latest movie, Madea’s Witness Protection. “She’s the only person that I have dreamed of working with that will not return my phone calls.”
But he does recall a time when they had a short conversation.
“That was it, she never called me again. She said, “No!” And that was it.”
He says not even having a close association with Oprah Winfrey can’t get her to call back.
“Not when it comes to Diana Ross,” he jokes. “You can be friends with Obama, Oprah, Trump — that is Diana Ross! So, no.”
Not all is lost, however. Perry has managed to get two other childhood idols, Maria Gibbs and John Amos, into his latest movie.
“To be around Florence from The Jeffersons and James [Amos] from Good Times… to stand in the presence of people that I’ve admired is amazing.”
We are all in some way drawn to reality tv, but not just ANY reality show…We are addicted to the ones with DRAMA!!! Toya Wright and her new husband “Memphitz” are the executive producers of the new show. No word yet on which network will pick it up, but we are waiting on it!! See “sneak peek”>>> The Real Mistresses of Atlanta Peek