October 24, 2013 |
When 2 Chainz issued a cookbook , he focused on dishes that could be pulled off in the small confines of a tour bus. Boy George looked at macrobiotic cooking for his, while Coolio opted for comfort foods with a healthful twist (he termed it “Ghetto Gourmet”). Liberace's recipes were curated from his seven dining rooms. Enter Ja Rule, who found his inspiration for his new microwave cuisine cookbook during a recent stay behind bars. The rapper's recipes require a microwave, unshackled hands and not much else.
October 19, 2013 |
Standing in front of his congregation at One Church International, pastor Touré Roberts made an impassioned plea: Go see a Ja Rule movie this weekend. "I'm excited about this film," the preacher said. "It's almost like God is taking it viral. It comes out this Friday, and we gotta go. " In the middle of a Wednesday evening service at a theater-turned-church on La Brea Avenue, Roberts was hyping up "I'm in Love With a Church Girl," a faith-based film that just debuted in about 500 theaters.
October 4, 2013 |
Singer Lauryn Hill has been released from federal prison after serving a three-month sentence stemming from her tax evasion case. The ex-Fugees songstress, who earned critical acclaim with her 1998 solo album "The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill," was released early Friday from a minimum security facility in Danbury, Conn., her attorney told the Associated Press. Hill was imprisoned after she was convicted on three misdemeanor counts of tax evasion for failing to pay taxes on more than $1.5 million earned between 2005 and 2007.
October 4, 2013 |
For the past three months Lauryn Hill has been behind bars for tax evasion. Hill chose to mark her release on Friday with a new single, “Consumerism.” The coming out track is a blistering jam that has Hill speed-rapping through a heady list of societal woes -- and her targets are wide-ranging. Ageism, sexism, egotism, racism, fascism, McCarthyism and commercialism all get a heavy lashing. Hill's sharp delivery is lightning quick, like her pre-incarceration single “Neurotic Society (Compulsory Mix)
September 18, 2013 |
CHICAGO - Ty Warner, the entrepreneur who became a billionaire creating Beanie Babies toys, has been charged with federal tax evasion and has agreed to pay a $53.5-million penalty, federal officials said. Warner was charged with failing to report income he earned in a secret offshore account he held with UBS, the financial services firm based in Switzerland, the U.S. attorney's office in Chicago said Wednesday. Warner's lawyer, Gregory Scandaglia, confirmed that Warner, the sole owner of Westmont, Ill.-based toy designer Ty Inc., reached an agreement to resolve an investigation into an overseas account he opened in 1996.
September 17, 2013 |
JERUSALEM - Will that be cash or credit? Depends who's asking, but Israelis may soon not have much of a choice. On Tuesday, the Israeli Cabinet approved establishing a committee to propose ways of reducing cash transactions and increasing electronic payment methods to combat the underground economy and tax evasion. Using cash can help create an off-the-books economy, allowing a gap between reported economic activity and genuine economic activity, as well as encouraging tax evasion and other financial crimes, the cabinet statement said.