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10 Celebs Who've Had Big Time Tax Troubles

24 February 2013 10:45 AM, PST

Just because you're rich and famous doesn't mean you always bother to pay your tax bill. Hln lists 10 celebrities who've gotten in serious money trouble with Uncle Sam: New Jersey just hit Mary J. Blige with a tax lien of more than $900,000. She was also recently sued for defaulting on a $500,000 loan. Stephen Baldwin actually went to jail for not filing a personal income tax return from 2008 to 2010. He's currently working on a plea deal for the $350,000 he reportedly owes. Nicolas Cage is perhaps one of those best-known for having tax »

- Evann Gastaldo

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18 Huge Oscar Upsets

24 February 2013 6:21 AM, PST

Quite a few people will be shocked if Argo doesn't win Best Picture at the Oscars tonight—but history has shown that it could happen. Celebuzz rounds up the 18 biggest Academy Awards upsets: When Adrien Brody won Best Actor for The Pianist , he beat out four previous Oscar winners. After Crash beat Brokeback Mountain in 2006, some accused Academy voters of homophobia. Beatrice Straight won Best Supporting Actress for Network in 1977—though she only appeared in the film for about five minutes. That same year, Rocky managed to beat All the President's Men , Taxi Driver , and Network to »

- Evann Gastaldo

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Twilight Bites, Wins 7 Razzies

24 February 2013 4:08 AM, PST

The Twilight series went out with a boo-hiss last night, swiping seven Razzies that included Worst Picture and Worst Actress honors for Kristen Stewart. Breaking Dawn: Part 2 beat out such non-luminaries as Battleship , A Thousand Words , Oogieloves in the Big Balloon Adventure , and That's My Boy! for the top prize, reports USA Today . Taylor Lautner won Worst Supporting Actor and Worst On-Screen Couple (along with Mackenzie Foy); the final vampire installment also took home Worst Director for Bill Condon, and Worst Screen Ensemble. Breaking Dawn: Part 2 was saved in part by Adam Sandler from repeating Adam Sandler's Razzie »

- Polly Davis Doig

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11 Celebs Who Have Come Out as Bisexual

23 February 2013 3:18 PM, PST

Clive Davis shocked quite a few people when he recently came out as bisexual . Entertainment Tonight rounds up 10 other celebrities who've done the same: Megan Fox : See if you can follow her logic. "I have no question in my mind about being bisexual," she told Esquire in 2011. "But I'm also a hypocrite: I would never date a girl who was bisexual, because that means they also sleep with men, and men are so dirty that I'd never want to sleep with a girl who had slept with a man." Anna Paquin : Last year, she noted, "I'm sure for »

- Evann Gastaldo

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5 Oscar Controversies You Don't Know About

23 February 2013 5:09 AM, PST

Think you know about all the Oscar controversies? Think again. The Week rounds up five that flew under the radar: In 1962, a Brooklyn cabbie managed to hop on stage, carrying a homemade Oscar statuette. He handed it to one of the presenters, grabbed the mic, and said he was there "to present Bob Hope with his 1938 trophy," a reference to Hope's film The Big Broadcast of 1938 , for which he did not win. In 1940, the Academy told the press the winners in advance—and one reporter let it slip that Gone With the Wind won eight awards. »

- Evann Gastaldo

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21% of Actors Cry While Accepting Oscars

22 February 2013 11:45 AM, PST

Itching to watch the Oscars Sunday and not sure how to kill time while you wait? Both Time and Vulture highly recommend you check out Thank the Academy , an addictive website from grad student Rebecca Rolfe, who analyzed 207 acceptance speeches from actors and directors in order to come up with pretty much everything you could ever want to know about thank-you speech trends. Highlights: Average speech length has skyrocketed to nearly two minutes. It used to be just 44 seconds for men, 39 seconds for women. And the speeches given with notes are longer (2 minutes, 2 seconds on »

- Evann Gastaldo

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And the Oscar Will Go To ...

22 February 2013 10:49 AM, PST

Nate Silver has quantified baseball, politics, and the Super Bowl (that last one not so successfully )—and now he turns his big geeky brain to the Academy Awards, trying to sort out the signal and the noise for the year's biggest movies in the New York Times . Just as elections use polls to predict the final outcome, Silver uses the other major awards to survey the field, weighing those awards based on how well they've matched with the Oscars in the past. Among Silver's predictions: Best Picture: Argo is far and away the favorite. Best Director: Steven Spielberg with »

- Mark Russell

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Inside the $45K Oscar Gift Bags

22 February 2013 8:19 AM, PST

Whether they win or not, every Oscar nominee will walk away happy after the awards ceremony Sunday night, because the Academy is handing them all goodie bags with $45,000 worth of loot inside. According to Australia's News Network , the gift bags include a $12,000 trip to one of two Australian resorts, but from there the contents get a little weird: $120 worth of maple syrup Electronic cigarettes Condoms "The Ultimate Fuzz Remover" lint roller Windex Laundry bag Portion-control dinnerware Combination bracelet-hair tie that goes for $80 Water filtration system Of course, there are other luxe items, too, including »

- Evann Gastaldo

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Sisters' Oscar Feud Continues, 71 Years Later

21 February 2013 10:09 AM, PST

Olivia de Havilland and her sister, Joan Fontaine, have been feuding away since they were kids—but things got really bad at the 1942 Academy Awards, and they've never improved. De Havilland is, of course, well known for her role as Melanie Hamilton Wilkes in Gone With the Wind . But Fontaine is an actress as well, and in 1942 they were both nominated for Best Actress. Fontaine won, and said she "felt Olivia would spring across the table and grab me by the hair." De Havilland won her own Best Actress award four years later, and refused to take her »

- Evann Gastaldo

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Shia Labeouf Quits Broadway Play...

21 February 2013 8:44 AM, PST

Shia Labeouf was set to make his Broadway debut in Orphans , but the actor has walked away from the production less than a month before previews were set to begin. The initial news release cited only "creative differences" for Labeouf's departure, the Los Angeles Times reported. But Labeouf quickly took to Twitter last night, posting details involving a disagreement with Alec Baldwin, who also stars in the play. In an email to Baldwin that Labeouf posted, Labeouf mentions "bickering" and "a disagreeable situation," but a source tells the New York Post that the actor is just using his incompatibility with »

- Evann Gastaldo

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McCready's Body Found Amid Filth

20 February 2013 8:56 AM, PST

Another sad detail from Mindy McCready's final days: The police who found her body were greeted by a tragic scene. Her house smelled of rotting food and dog feces, which were "everywhere," reports People ; they also found prescription pills in multiple locations. But they did not find a suicide note, the AP reports. Authorities have sent out her electronic devices to a crime lab in their search for clues. More revelations: Two days before her death, Arkansas' child services department sent McCready a proposed court order regarding her kids going to her mother, from whom McCready was estranged, her friend »

- Evann Gastaldo

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Whitney Houston Was in Denial: Clive Davis

20 February 2013 8:31 AM, PST

Clive Davis has a new memoir, out yesterday, that apparently reads more like a tell-all. In The Soundtrack of My Life , Davis recalls that Whitney Houston was "in complete denial" about her substance abuse problems. He includes letters he sent her, including one from 2001 in which he wrote, "When I saw you last night at the Michael Jackson concert, I gasped. When I got home I cried. My dear, dear Whitney. The time has come." But, he writes, she didn't listen when he pleaded with her to get help, according to Showbiz411 . She "didn't understand the seriousness" of her »

- Evann Gastaldo

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Mindy McCready Tearful, Upset in Final Phone Call

19 February 2013 8:18 AM, PST

Turns out Mindy McCready had already recorded that song she was working on for dead boyfriend David Wilson, and now a friend of the couple has released it for the first time. After Wilson, who produced the song, committed suicide, McCready hoped the music video could be a tribute to him while also acting as a sort of anti-suicide PSA. When Danno Hanks finished the video Friday, McCready told him it was "beautiful" and said he would "know when" to release it. She was found dead Sunday. Even so, she was acting "upbeat" when she and Hanks last spoke on »

- Evann Gastaldo

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McDonald's to Close for Morrissey's La Concert

19 February 2013 7:19 AM, PST

Morrissey managed to convince the Staples Center to go meat-free, an achievement even Paul McCartney couldn't accomplish. At Morrissey's sold-out March 1 concert, the La venue will only offer vegetarian food, for the first time ever. That means all the McDonald's outlets there will be closed, Billboard reports. McCartney had made the same request, but got turned down. "I don't look upon it as a victory for me, but a victory for the animals," Morrissey says in a statement. A portion of the proceeds will benefit PETA ... if the concert happens at all. Rolling Stone points out that Morrissey has »

- Evann Gastaldo

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McCready Was Working on Song for Dead Beau

18 February 2013 8:55 AM, PST

The details of Mindy McCready's last days before her shocking suicide are trickling out, and they're not pretty. In the month following the death of boyfriend David Wilson , McCready's father told the court she didn't get out of bed for three weeks and started mixing alcohol and prescription pills. She slept all day, stopped bathing, and wasn't caring for her two children, one age 6 and the other—her son with Wilson—just 9 months, father Tim said, in an effort to have those children removed from McCready's care. She was eventually ordered into a treatment facility, where she stayed »

- Evann Gastaldo

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Alec Baldwin Hurled Slur at Our Photographer: Post

18 February 2013 7:17 AM, PST

Is Alec Baldwin going down the Mel Gibson road? A New York Post reporter says that when she approached Baldwin yesterday morning while he was walking his dogs, he grabbed her by the arm and told her, "I want you to choke to death." He then allegedly called a black Post photographer who was with her a "coon," an "ex-con," and a "drug dealer." Reporter Tara Palmeri, who had been asking Baldwin about the yoga lawsuit recently filed against his wife, apparently got the encounter on tape and played it for police. The cops were called, and both Baldwin and »

- Evann Gastaldo

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