The judge in the Wesley Snipes tax evasion case has just sentenced him to 3 years in jail!
U.S. District Judge William Terrell Hodges said Snipes exhibited a “history of contempt over a period of time” for U.S. tax laws, and granted prosecutors the three year sentence they requested ? one year for each of Snipes’ convictions of willfully failing to file a tax return.
Criminal tax prosecutions are relatively rare ? usually the cases are handled in civil court, where the government has a lower burden of proof. Prosecutors said Snipes’ case was important to send a message to would-be tax protesters not to test the government. (Source)
…and the?moral to this story boys and girls….don’t f*ck with the IRS!
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Word on the street is that Buffie the Body (aka Buffie Carruth) may be preggers and that Gucci Mane is NOT the father.? Buffie is claiming that it’s her ex-boo…Kay-Slay and Gucci Mane has even went as far as to go on the air with Greg Street to deny that he had even kicked it with Ms. Body in months.? Too bad they caught all their shenanigans on video. ?I dunno bout you…but I can’t wait til Maury gets a hold of this.? I’m settin my TiVo up for this ish TOOO-DAY!? …who said that trickin was easy?
Former MTV executive, Terrance Dean is creating quite a stir on these mean internet streets.? Apparently, Mr. Dean has written a tell-all documenting his life as a closeted homosexual working in the film and music industry and his relationships with other closeted homosexuals, which include popular film stars, rap artists, and music producers entitled Hiding in Hip Hop: On the Down Low in the Entertainment Industry–from Music to Hollywood.
Dean says he won’t name names (I assume for fear of his life)…but that hasn’t stopped the net from speculating.? Check out this review of the book I came across?today when I left the hood and ventured into the internet suburbs:
It’s now possible that Flavor Flav, Tyra Banks and maybe even my favorite detective, Caroline Mason could win an Emmy award!? The Academy of Arts & Sciences recently announced that reality tv shows are now eligable for the Emmys!
A category recognizing “outstanding host for a reality or reality-competition program” was created by the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences and will be presented at the 60th annual Emmys in September.
The award recognizes that reality TV has become “an integral part of television and our culture,” John Shaffner, chairman and CEO of the TV academy, said in a statement Tuesday announcing the new honor. (Source)
Ok..Ok..I may have been stretching it a bit with Flav…but Caroline?Mason, THAT woman is bound for stardom!? 🙂
One of my favorite former American?Idols, Jordin Sparks has been dropped (temporarily?) from the Alicia Keys Tour.? Reports are that “vocal problems” have caused Jordin to cancel all performances through the month of April.
”Jordin Sparks is on vocal rest and is expected to make a full and complete recovery,” according to a statement from 19/Jive Records. ”Sparks has been going nonstop over the past two years and now she’s going through the normal course of learning how to manage and care for her voice.” (Source)
Tyler Perry says he has a stalker…and I?think I?know who it is!
?”I’m trying to be careful how I say this without inciting this person, but I have a stalker,” he begins. “This person sends several hundred emails a day to my office and has planned our wedding and bought rings and such.? She has showed up at my house several times. What’s crazy is I’ve never met this woman nor have I even responded to her emails. I’ve had to increase the guards at my house as well as travel with body guards and I hate that. I hate to have big guys following me around.” (Source)
Now…who would stalk a 6’5 black man…besides a 6’5 woman?? I’m just sayin… 🙂