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Celebrity Gossip Heard All Over The Web

Lauryn Hill’s Tax Evasion Tour In the Works

As we predicted, Lauryn Hill is about to start singing for her supper again!

The recently sprung ex-Fugees member was recently released from the clink for tax evasion and now that her three months is up, Hill is looking to make some cash to pay off the balance and feed her children (she had 5 the last time we counted).

According to sources, Hill was set to have home detention for the next three months, but she has asked the judge presiding over her case to give her permission to perform and make some money and he bought it. With that out of the way, Lauryn is busy trying to promote her new single and book venues to promote it.

Hey, it’s either this or sing ‘No Woman, No Cry’ on the sidewalks and we cannot have our hip hop legends doing that, right?!

additional reporting: A. Neff King

Lauryn Hill: Imprisoned!

From Joe Francis and ‘Girls Gone Wild’ to girls gone ignunt. Former hip hop queen Lauryn Hill, who has virtually disappeared from mainstream media the last ten years, has been sentenced to three months in federal prison for tax evasion. This comes after pleading for leniency and paying off nearly $1 million dollars before the sentence came down. Everyone knows Uncle Sam don’tplay. They want all their checks or you’re going to get in a cell!

A Newark judge has just sentenced hillher to three months behind bars and an additional nine months of supervised release.

Hill must report to the big house on July 8th and it’s not clear at this time where she will serve that time. Hill had this to say during her sentencing:

“I was put into a system I didn’t know the nature of. … I’m a child of former slaves. I got into an economic paradigm and had that imposed on me. I sold 50 million units … now I’m up here paying a tax debt. If that’s not likened to slavery, I don’t know what is.”

If that’s not a verbal slap against the music industry we don’t know what is.

Could this be fodder for her next musical release?
We’re patiently waiting!!

additional reporting: A. Neff King

Lauryn Hill: Prison or Probation?

Lauryn Hill is back in the news in a big way and not the way she probably wants to be!

The one-time star of hip-hop soul was sentenced to prison yesterday for not filing taxes from 2005 to 2007. She owes Uncle Sam nearly a million dollars in back taxes, but she may be able to pay it off before her May 6th sentencing.

Her attorney spoke to the press and confirmed that the singer just signed a deal with Sony valued at $1 million dollars. The singer is also looking to secure a loan worth nearly $700,000 to pay off the rest of the bill. If she can pay all of this off in time, perhaps she won’t see a day of prison and will instead receive a long probation. Get ready, fans.

Hill’s ‘people-lauryn-hill‘ CD is just around the corner!

additional reporting: A. Neff King

Lauryn Hill Gets Eviction Notice!


We know Lauryn Hill is in a bad money situation after reports of Uncle Sam knocking on her door for cheddar came out last year, but apparently the tax peeps aren’t the only ones looking for money. Hill also has her landlords knocking on her door wanting their money and wanting her out!

Next week the singer will be sentenced after pleading guilty last year to tax evasion and now she is wanted by her landlord as she has supposedly stopped paying rent on her South Orange mansion. Girlfriend may need to downgrade, find herself a man with big bucks or get that record made!

According to TMZ, she’s been given an eviction notice so she’ll have to pay up or get out!

In case y’all didn’t know Lauryn was charged with failing to pay taxes on $1.8 million in income in 2005, 2006, and 2007 and so she could face time behind bars. In paper filed earlier this month Hill wants probation so she can get working on making that money to pay her bills.

The sentencing hearing is Monday.

We shall see what happens.

Lauryn Hill: From the Grammys to the Slammys?

Lauryn Hill has been hiding away for well over a decade in her own self-imprisonment. Well, thanks to not paying taxes for a few years, Lauryn is about to go to the pen against her will, whether she likes it or not!

The multiple-Grammy winning, former lead singer of hip hop legends The Fugees, is begging the courts now for mercy because of her state during those years. Hill claims that there were real threats made against her and her family between 2005 and 2007. She has already plead guilty to the charges and now awaits sentencing. Hill is arguing that she could make alot more money outside of jail to re-pay her debts than in it. Agreed. Expect ‘The New Mis-education of Lauryn Hill’ in a few months if she avoids prison!

alg-lauryn-hill-jpgFormal sentencing is on April 22nd.

additional reporting: A. Neff King

Lauryn Hill, Tax Evader?

Is Lauryn Hill broke? We may know the answer to the question sooner than later. Now that she is facing three years for tax evasion, the Ex-Fugees singer may finally be forced to open her book for the courts to see. Hill, now the mother to six, owes millions of dollars and told the judge she intends to pay it off on time. How many times have we heard this before, only to see the star in question carted off to the penitentiary? Ask Wesley Snipes. When it comes to taxes, the United States government does not play! DO we really want to see the Queen of Hip-Hop in the clink?

I have a couple of solutions for Ms. Hill, who has not been relevant since hip-hop died in 1998 when she more or less retired from mainstream commercial success.

First of all, she needs to go on tour. Nothing replenishes a lack of funds quicker than a tour. And I don’t mean a small tour. She needs to call up her hip-hop friends and have a telethon to save her (potentially) broke ass.

Second, she could always ask Wyclef for a check. (OK, maybe not).

Third, she could always get a gig on a reality show. I know I would be interested to know how she takes care of six kids and NOT go crazy.

Birthday Bitches

Lauryn Hill is 37.

Tom T. Hall is 76.

Ian McKellen is 73.

Jessi Colter is 69.

Leslie Uggams is 69.

Frank Oz is 68.

Karen Valentine is 65.

Klaus Meine of Scorpions is 64.

Patti D’Arbanville is 61.

Connie Sellecca is 57.

Paul Weller of The Jam is 54.

Mike Myers is 49.

Anne Heche is 43.

Sidney and Lindsay Greenbush are 42.

Jamie Kennedy is 42.

Octavia Spencer is 42.

Justin Henry is 41.

Ethan Suplee is 36.

Rohan Marley Is Engaged…But Not to Lauryn Hill!








Son of legend Bob Marley, Rohan Marley, is engaged to be married…but not to the mother of his five children, Lauryn Hill! It was recently announced that he is engaged to model girlfriend Isabeli Fontana.

Rohan and Isabeli have  reportedly been dating since October 2011, with rumors that Isabeli broke up Rohan and Lauryn’s relationship, which was off and on from 1996-2011.

Though the wedding date isn’t set yet, the couple will tie the knot in Ethiopia, the birthplace of Rastafarian culture, with Isabeli saying in an interview: “Rohan told me that we must return to their origins so that the marriage will last forever.”

This will be Isabeli’s third marriage, as she was married before to models Álvaro Jacomossi and Henri Castelli, and had one son with each. It makes Rohan’s second; he was previously wed to his college girlfriend.

Am I the only one who sees a problem with this picture, though?! I mean, granted, I’m a sucker for love, and I’m happy to hear when celebs get engaged. But come on, Rohan! You HAD five babies by Lauryn, and you STILL didn’t think enough to try to marry HER?! But you can go after a younger model and decide to make her your wife? That’s downright insanity to me. I mean, I guess not all relationships are meant to last, with Lauryn even releasing a statement last year denying that Rohan was the father of her sixth child. But still…over 15 years and FIVE KIDS, and Lauryn still couldn’t get that ring?! Shame…

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