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18 Stars We’re Worried About on Tax Day, From Nicolas Cage to Lindsay Lohan (Photos)

18 Stars We’re Worried About on Tax Day, From Nicolas Cage to Lindsay Lohan (Photos)
Tax Day is here, and don’t worry Cardi B, it’s confusing for everyone. These stars have all had issues with the IRS in the past. Hopefully they’re not sweating it again at the deadline.

Wesley Snipes

The “Blade” star spent three years in prison after being found guilty on three counts of failing to file a federal income tax returns in 2008. Snipes dodged $7 million in taxes between 1999 and 2000.

Lindsay Lohan

The “Mean Girls” star was caught trying to stiff the IRS three years in a row (2009, 2010, 2011), leading the IRS to seize her bank accounts in 2012. Charlie Sheen eventually helped pay back some of her debt.

Chris Tucker

Rush Hour” star Chris Tucker reached a settlement with the IRS in 2014. A federal tax collector filed a $2.5 million lien against the actor, but it was described as a formality necessary to the settlement.

Dennis Rodman

The former NBA star may need to put his friendship with North Korean dictator Kim Jong-Un to the test by taking out a loan to pay off the $450,000 he owed to the states of California and Michigan, plus the federal government, in back taxes in 2014.

Teri Polo

The Fosters” star Teri Polo filed for bankruptcy in 2014, with Chapter 11 filings that showed she owed $745,000 in back taxes to the IRS and another $27,000 to the state of California.

Sean Kingston

The “Beautiful Girls” singer was hit with a lien in 2012 after the IRS found out he never paid $131,379 in taxes from 2009, the year he made it big in the music industry.

Lauryn Hill

This Grammy-winning singer paid her tax debt to society, failing to file returns on $1.8 million earned between 2005 and 2007, by serving three months in prison in 2013.

O.J. Simpson

“The People v Oj Simpson” detailed O.J. Simpson’s murder charges, but not his tax issues. In 2013, the IRS filed a lien for more than $500,000 of unpaid taxes between 2000 and 2011.

Richard Hatch

The original “Survivor” winner Richard Hatch was convicted of tax evasion in 2006 for failing to pay taxes on the show’s $1 million prize. He served 51 months in federal prison.

Willie Nelson

When the IRS came asking for millions of dollars in unpaid taxes from Willie Nelson, the country singer was forced to auction off his personal belongings. He even released the album “The IRS Tapes: Who’ll Buy My Memories?” to help raise the money for repayment.

Pamela Anderson

Former “Baywatch” star Pamela Anderson was hit with tax liens totaling more than $350,000 in 2012 over unpaid taxes to the federal government and the state of California.

Martha Stewart

Unrelated to her 2004 prison sentence for insider trading, Martha Stewart was forced to pay $220,000 in back taxes to the IRS in 2002 for her home in New York.

Nicolas Cage

The IRS slammed Nicolas Cage with a bill for $6.2 million in 2009. The actor promptly sued his money manager for negligence and fraud.

Al Sharpton

In 2014, The New York Times reported that Reverend Al Sharpton owed more than $4.5 million in back taxes to the IRS, adding that his National Action Network was only able to survive by not paying payroll taxes on its employees.

Joe and Teresa Guidice

After filing for bankruptcy in 2009, Joe and Teresa Giudice were convicted on fraud charges in 2013. Joe was also charged with failure to file tax returns for 2004-08.

Lionel Richie

In 2012, Lionel Richie owed $1.1 million to the IRS in unpaid income taxes from 2010.

Christie Brinkley

The IRS issued a tax lien against supermodel Christie Brinkley totaling $531,000 in 2011. Worth an estimated $80 million, Brinkley apologized publicly soon after and vowed to pay it back immediately.

Ja Rule

Rapper Ja Rule plead guilty to tax evasion and illegal firearm possession in 2011, serving two years in New York prison. He owed more than $1.1 million to the IRS in unpaid income taxes.

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Warner Bros. Cuts Ties with Brett Ratner, Declines to Renew $450M Co-Financing Deal

Brett Ratner is officially out of the Warner Bros. business. While the much-maligned X-Men: The Last Stand and Rush Hour filmmaker doesn’t actually do a ton of directing nowadays (his last film was 2014's wholly forgettable Hercules), he’s incredibly prolific as a producer and his RatPac-Dune Entertainment company had enjoyed a co-financing agreement with Warner Bros. for years, covering up to 75 movies. In the wake of extremely disturbing accusations of sexual misconduct and/or sexual assault from several women, the La Times reports that WB will not renew its $450 million co-…
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Warner Bros. Cuts Remaining Ties to Brett Ratner

Warner Bros. has severed all ties with Brett Ratner following a string of sexual misconduct allegations that came to light last year. Mostly known for directing blockbusters such as the Rush Hour film series and X-Men: The Last Stand, Ratner is among the string of high profile Hollywood men who were outed last year for their atrocious behavior in the workplace, especially with regard to their poor treatment of their female co-workers.
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Warners Bros. Cuts Final Ties With Brett Ratner, Won’t Renew $450-Million Co-Financing Deal

Warners Bros. Cuts Final Ties With Brett Ratner, Won’t Renew $450-Million Co-Financing Deal
Warners Bros. will not renew a $450-million co-financing deal with disgraced director-producer Brett Ratner, cutting final ties with RatPac-Dune Entertainment after half a dozen women came forward last fall to accuse him of sexual misconduct.

Already, the studio opted not to renew a first-look deal with Ratner’s RatPac Entertainment after the allegations first surfaced in the Los Angeles Times last November. Several women, including actress Olivia Munn, accused the prolific director of sexual misbehavior. The allegations included claims that Ratner had masturbated in front of actresses and forced one to perform oral sex on him. He has strenuously denied all the accusations.

Struck in 2013, the co-financing pact had been scheduled to expire this spring and financed more than 70 films. “Rampage,” the monster-smash action feature opening this weekend starring Dwayne Johnson, is the last movie co-financed with RatPac-Dune Entertainment.

The news of the deal not being renewed was first reported
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The Meg International Trailer Has Scary New Shark Footage

Sometime during the night, Warner Bros. unleashed the savage first trailer for The Meg. And it's a lot of fun for lovers of shark mayhem. There have been an infinite number of goofy great white flicks released in the past decade, mostly crafted for the Syfy channel. These Z grade schlock fests are mindlessly entertaining and often a blast. Now comes one of these movies made on a decent budget with a pretty kickass cast and some actual thought put into its execution. The results look absolutely delicious. As in an ocean full of Chinese tourists delicious. Now, we get a second trailer tailor made for those Chinese tourists. And it adds in some scary new megalodon footage we didn't get to see the first time around.

This latest trailer showcases how truly jaw-dropping and scary this thriller is going to be in IMAX 3D. The Meg is what the format was made for.
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Jason Statham Goes Up Against The Meg In The First Trailer

“Pleased to Eat You” The first poster for The Meg says it all and you can bet this won’t end well.

Jason Statham (“Spy,” “Furious 7,” “The Expendables” films) and award-winning Chinese actress Li Bingbing (“Transformers: Age of Extinction,” “Forbidden Kingdom,” “The Message”) star in the science fiction action thriller The Meg, directed by Jon Turteltaub (the “National Treasure” movies, “Last Vegas”).

In the film, a deep-sea submersible—part of an international undersea observation program—has been attacked by a massive creature, previously thought to be extinct, and now lies disabled at the bottom of the deepest trench in the Pacific…with its crew trapped inside. With time running out, expert deep sea rescue diver Jonas Taylor (Jason Statham) is recruited by a visionary Chinese oceanographer (Winston Chao), against the wishes of his daughter Suyin (Li Bingbing), to save the crew—and the ocean itself—from this unstoppable threat:
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Watch Massive Shark Mayhem in the Official Trailer for The Meg, Starring Jason Statham

"Pleased to eat you." With movies such as The Shallows and 47 Meters Down, we've been experiencing a shark-aissance in recent years, and Warner Bros. is looking to bring the water-based subgenre to a whole new level with the first official trailer for The Meg (based on Steve Alten's 1997 novel), complete with enough one-liners to hold fans over until the movie's August 10th release:

Press Release: "Jason Statham (“Spy,” “Furious 7,” “The Expendables” films) and award-winning Chinese actress Li Bingbing (“Transformers: Age of Extinction,” “Forbidden Kingdom,” “The Message”) star in the science fiction action thriller “The Meg,” directed by Jon Turteltaub (the “National Treasure” movies, “Last Vegas”).

In the film, a deep-sea submersible—part of an international undersea observation program—has been attacked by a massive creature, previously thought to be extinct, and now lies disabled at the bottom of the deepest trench in the Pacific…with its crew trapped inside.
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New Image from Massive Shark Movie The Meg

Even Amity Mayor Larry Vaughn would close the beach if he saw this shark.

With a new trailer for the massive shark movie The Meg (based on Steve Alten's 1997 book) expected to arrive soon, EW unveiled a new image from the film (see below) that shows the prehistoric size of the Megalodon shark, which makes beachgoers look like minnows in comparison.

Directed by Jon Turteltaub (Last Vegas, National Treasure) and featuring a cast that includes Jason Statham, Li Bingbing, Cliff Curtis, Rainn Wilson, and Ruby Rose, The Meg is scheduled to swim into theaters on August 10th from Warner Bros.

Stay tuned to Daily Dead for more updates, check out the previous press release and new image below, and in case you missed it, read our Q&A with Meg author Steve Alten (back when Eli Roth was set to helm the film adaptation). Also, be sure to head
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Chris Tucker Partners With Prostate Cancer Foundation During National Minority Health Month

The Prostate Cancer Foundation (Pcf) announced today that actor, comedian and humanitarian Chris Tucker (Rush Hour) will join its National Minority Health Month initiative as a spokesperson to raise awareness about the significant disparities that exist between men of African descent and other ethnicities as well as raise awareness about risk factors associated with the disease.

Chris Tucker Partners With The Prostate Cancer Foundation

The Pcf, along with Tucker, is encouraging men to “Know the Numbers” by visiting pcf.org/knowthenumbers to view and download a series of important stats and vital information every man of African descent should know.

Each year, three million men in the U.S. battle prostate cancer – one in nine will be diagnosed. African-American men are 74% more likely to develop prostate cancer in their early 50s and 2.4 times more likely to die of the disease. There are a number of factors contributing to this issue
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Exclusive: Listen to Waz-jackson’s genre-bending score for YouTube Red’s newest series Youth & Consequences

In honor of the recent premiere of Youtube Red’s newest sitcom, Youth & Consequences, we decided to share with you an exclusive playlist with a few of the show’s tracks by composing duo Waz and Jamie Jackson, known as Waz-jackson.

Youth & Consequences is billed as a “woke” version of Mean Girls. It is described as a series that boldly tackles hot-button issues like feminism, gender identity and the seemingly life-or-death stakes of adolescence in the Digital Age. It follows Farrah Cutney (Anna Akana), the girl everyone wishes they were in school: a master of her domain, queen of “spin” and the resident “fixer” — at the center of a rumor storm that she can no longer control.

Aside from Youth & Consequences, Waz-jackson is currently scoring The CW’s Life Sentence starring Lucy Hale. They also have two documentary films in post-production, Cancer Rebellion produced by Roger Daltrey of The
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10 Forrest Gump Facts You Never Knew

10 Forrest Gump Facts You Never Knew
Run Forrest, Run! Whether or not life is really like a box of chocolates, Forrest Gump is still one of the most quotable movies ever and an iconic role still associated with the great Tom Hanks, who won an Oscar for it. In fact, Forrest Gump was nominated for more than a dozen Academy Awards and won six of them, including Best Picture. Here we look at 10 things you never knew about Forrest Gump.

Tom Hanks wasn't the first choice.

It's hard to imagine anyone but Tom Hanks in the title role of Forrest Gump, the lovably simple character who managed to find his way into all sorts of crucial historical moments, an idea realized through revolutionary technology. But producers had some other guys in mind first. The actors said to have passed on Forrest Gump include John Travolta and SNL veterans Chevy Chase and Bill Murray.

Dave Chappelle said no to Bubba.
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Chris Tucker Confirms ‘Rush Hour 4’ is happening

Chris Tucker has confirmed that Rush Hour 4 is definitely happening and right now a lot of people are either getting really excited or hanging their heads and asking ‘why?’. There’s a good reason for both reactions and everything that might happen in the middle since back in 1998 when Rush Hour first came out it was golden. The movie was something that had been seen before but it was done in a style that was still fresh enough that people laughed and cheered the characters on, thinking that it worth their time and was done in a fashion that

Chris Tucker Confirms ‘Rush Hour 4’ is happening
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Movie News: 'Batgirl' Now Needs a New Writer and Director; Chris Tucker Teases 'Rush Hour 4'

Batgirl: Just about a year ago, we heard that Joss Whedon (Avengers: Age of Ultron, above) would be writing and directing Batgirl for Warner Bros. and DC. Now Whedon says: "Batgirl is such an exciting project, and Warners/DC such collaborative and supportive partners, that it took me months to realize I really didn't have a story." Of course, Whedon was also busy last year helping to complete Justice League after the unexpected departure of director Zack Snyder. We'll have to wait and see where the Batgirl project goes from here. [The Hollywood Reporter]   Rush Hour 4: Chris Tucker starred together with Jackie Chan in three popular installments of the Rush Hour action-comedy franchise, all directed by Brett Ratner, the last in 2007 (above). Now Tucker...
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Chris Tucker Confirms ‘Rush Hour 4’: ‘This Is Going To Be The One’

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It’s official! The highly anticipated fourth “Rush Hour” film is in the works… according to Chris Tucker. Related: Jackie Chan Confirms ‘Rush Hour 4’ Is Happening… With One Chris Tucker-Sized Caveat While speaking on ESPN’s podcast “The Plug”, the actor and comedian confirmed that he will be reprising his role alongside Jackie Chan for “Rush
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Rush Hour 4 Is Definitely Happening Promises Chris Tucker

Rush Hour 4 Is Definitely Happening Promises Chris Tucker
More than a decade later, Chris Tucker is ready to get back together with Jackie Chan and Make Rush Hour 4 happen. The duo first united for Rush Hour in 1998, which was a huge hit at the box office and is to this day one of the things Chan is most well known for in the U.S. It also easily remains Tucker's most bankable role ever. After years of waiting, it looks like everything is coming together as Tucker has just confirmed that Rush Hour 4 is indeed happening and sounds quite confident it's not only going to happen, but that it's going to be great.

Chris Tucker recently appeared on ESPN's The Plug Show and the subject of Rush Hour 4 inevitably came up. When it did, the comedian and actor revealed the good news and confidently stated that the movie is moving forward. He continued, saying that
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Chris Tucker confirms that Rush Hour 4 is happening

It’s the news we’ve all been waiting a decade for, and now Chris Tucker has confirmed that Carter and Lee will return for a fourth instalment in the Rush Hour franchise.

Speaking on ESPN’s podcast, The Plug, Tucker revealed that both he and Jackie Chan had finally settled on a script. He told the sports show that “It’s happening. This is gonna be the rush of all rushes. Jackie is ready and we want to do this so that people don’t ever forget it”. You can listen to the audio below.

Breaking News: @christuckerreal confirms on #ThePlugESPN that Rush Hour 4 is happening and in the works saying, “It will be the rush of all rushes.” Now http//:https://t.co/HMV5KhiVVi #BreakingNews #RushHour4 #TheUndefeated pic.twitter.com/e84vte4Xbv

— Terri Foster-Brasby (@SheKnowsSports_) February 21, 2018

Towards the tail end of last year, Jackie Chan
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Chris Tucker Confirms Rush Hour 4

Chris Tucker Confirms Rush Hour 4
It’s the buddy cop franchise that keeps on giving as Chris Tucker confirms he and Jackie Chan will be back for Rush Hour 4.

Focusing on Tucker’s Detective James Carter and Chan’s Chief Inspector Lee as they meet from two different sides of the world, 1998’s Rush Hour became a surprise hit. Earning an impressive $244.4 million at the worldwide box office against a budget of just $33 million, it brought the boys back for two more installments and a big question mark hanging over a fourth movie.
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Arnold Schwarzenegger to Star in Western Series ‘Outrider’ at Amazon

Arnold Schwarzenegger to Star in Western Series ‘Outrider’ at Amazon
Arnold Schwarzenegger will star in and executive produce an event series currently in the works at Amazon, Variety has confirmed.

The series is a Western titled “Outrider.” It will follow a deputy in Oklahoma Indian Territory in the late 1800s. The deputy is tasked by a notorious judge with apprehending a legendary outlaw in the wilderness. The deputy is forced to partner with a ruthless Federal Marshall (Schwarzenegger) to make sure justice is properly served.

Should the project move forward, it would mark Schwarzenegger’s first regular role in a television series. He has previously appeared as himself on numerous television shows, and hosted one season of “The New Celebrity Apprentice” on NBC.

Trey Callaway and Mark Montgomery will write and executive produce, with Mace Neufeld also executive producing alongside Schwarzenegger. Callaway was most recently a writer and executive producer on Fox’s “Apb,” and has previously worked on shows including “Rush Hour,” “CSI: NY,” and “Mercy
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Five reasons to see The Foreigner

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Five reasons to see The ForeignerFive reasons to see The ForeignerScott Goodyer1/16/2018 9:30:00 Am

Jackie Chan karate kicks his way back onscreen in The Foreigner! The action movie has Chan playing a humble businessman with a buried past who seeks justice when his daughter is killed in an act of terrorism. Pierce Brosnan also stars, teaming up again with GoldenEye director Martin Campbell.

Here are 5 reasons why you need to check this movie out:

1. The Stunts

Jackie Chan has endured many years of long, hard work and a ton of injuries to establish international success via his early beginnings in Hong Kong's martial arts movie industry. Making his way to North American audiences in 1995 with Rumble in the Bronx, this was the first time we saw an action star do his own stunts as he ran up walls and bounced off cars. It was very impressive and Jackie hasn't slowed down.
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Primeval Scary First Look At The Meg Starring Jason Statham

Director Steven Spielberg’s penultimate shark film Jaws spawned Deep Blue Sea, The Shallows and Open Water, just to name a few. Mankind has been chum in the cinema water for these sharp toothed beasties for decades.

Now comes the latest terror The Meg. In their recent 2018 preview, Warner Bros. Pictures has released a chilling first image from the film starring Jason Statham. Expect a first trailer to hit soon.

Statham plays Jonas Taylor in Warner Bros. Pictures’ and Gravity Pictures’ action adventure. It is slated for release on August 10, 2018.

Jason Statham (“Spy,” “Furious 7,” “The Expendables” films) and award-winning Chinese actress Li Bingbing (“Transformers: Age of Extinction,” “Forbidden Kingdom,” “The Message”) star in the science fiction action thriller, directed by Jon Turteltaub (the “National Treasure” movies, “Last Vegas”).

In the film, a deep-sea submersible—part of an international undersea observation program—has been attacked by a massive creature, previously thought to be extinct,
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