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Behind all of the glitz and glamour, some of Hollywood’s most talented and well-known people have found themselves caught up in legal turmoil. And while that’s not a surprise, we didn’t expect to see these specific individuals in handcuffs and posing for mug shots. Here are 15 celebrities who we never thought would have run-ins with the law over the years.
An arrest warrant for Porsha Williams was issued after she put her hands on resident troublemaker and co-star, Kenya Moore, at the Real Housewives of Atlanta reunion taping. Williams quickly turned herself in to Atlanta law enforcement for her glamorous mug shot. She was charged with assault and rumors swirled that Porsha would not be returning for another season of the show, due to the fight. But the joke is on us! Porsha has recently confirmed that she will be back for what will surely be a drama-filled season seven.
If you’re looking for them, many of the people on this list can’t be found on Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr or Instagram. They’re reclusive. They don’t like to talk a whole lot and they don’t like to come out of the house for the parties, dinners and things that many of your current favorites put on designer threads for. These uber-talented people like to live privately, keeping their business on the low low and allowing their art to speak for them. Maybe that’s why we like them so much? Here are 10 famous folks known for being reclusive.
Only D’Angelo could step out of the spotlight after releasing his classic debut album, Brown Sugar, come back with the tightest set of abs for Voodoo, step back out and gain a smooth 100 pounds (which we only found out because he got arrested), drop the weight, and return as if all of this never happened. D’Angelo did some touring last year and talked about his music in Brooklyn last month for the Red Bull Music Academy, but for the most part, he weaves in and out of the spotlight, leaving fans in suspense about his next move (like when a third album is coming out!).
Cute! Lauryn Hill’s Oldest Daughter, Selah, Performs “Doo Wop (That Thing)” Alongside Her Mom In Melbourne
When your mother is Lauryn Hill and your grandfather is Bob Marley, there’s no way you can avoid being gifted in some way. And while we’ve seen Lauryn Hill’s daughter, Selah Marley, try her hand at modeling when she posed for Teen Vogue a few years ago, we can also see that Hill’s look-a-like oldest daughter can hold a note too.
While performing in Melbourne, Australia last week, Hill tore the house down with “Doo Wop (That Thing)” and near the end, brought 15-year-0ld Selah with her waist-length braids out to sing too. She wasn’t afraid to take on the chorus with the background singers supporting her, and Selah sounded great! Definitely an adorable mother and daughter moment that we love to see, and we know Hill is all about her kids, and likes to bring them on-stage to shine alongside her when she performs. Lucky!
Check out the video for yourself below, courtesy of Black Celeb Kids. While it’s short, it’s definitely sweet. You can also check out more pics of Selah, who is growing up fast, on the next page.
With all the stories in the news about young men and women around the country beating the odds and being accepted in a handful of Ivy leagues schools (we love those stories!), we thought we’d show some love to all the ladies who attended Ivy League colleges over the years (including Brown, UPenn, Columbia, Dartmouth, Harvard, Yale, and Cornell–none tried Princeton). Not every woman on the list was able to graduate (some left to pursue surefire opportunities in the fields they majored in), but kudos to them for getting accepted in and being able to walk the halls of the “ancient eight” schools at one time or another.
And before you check me, everyone already knows Michelle Obama attended Princeton and Harvard, so that’s the only reason her fabulous self isn’t on this list. Enjoy!
The funny lady and co-host of the CBS show The Talk attended Dartmouth. She obtained her degree in environmental policy (very far from the comedic work she does now), and was very involved in campus activities. She was part of the co-fraternity, The Tabard, and started an all-female acapella group called The Dartmouth Rockapellas.
Jay Z went from being a Brooklyn drug dealer to a rapper to a business mogul worth hundreds of millions of dollars. Though some might consider the Bed-Sty native crude and self-serving, once upon a time he didn’t have a problem helping a few ladies climb the ladder to success right along with him — or at least climb the charts for a few weeks. In case you didn’t know, here’s a list of women Jay Z helped put on throughout his career.
For more on Jay Z, check out A Genius Leaves the Hood: The Unauthorized story of Jay Z.
The legal troubles are deep and wide for former Fugees members. It looks like Lauryn Hill is not the only one catching heat for what she owes.
Wyclef Jean’s former lawyers filed a six-figure legal judgment because he failed to make payments to help reduce his debt. Despite the lawsuit, Jean’s business manager had some unfortunate news for the musician’s lawyers: Wyclef Jean is broke.
According to The Smoking Gun, Jean’s accountant stated in a January e-mail to creditors: “There ain’t no money.”
According to reports, other records note both federal and state authorities have notified Jean of his $2.9 million tax liens during mid-2012. Currently, this amount remains outstanding. Based on information received from the New York State Supreme Court filings, Wyclef Jean agreed to pay the law firm of firm Shukat Arrow Hafer Weber & Herbsman a settlement of $100,000 to resolve his outstanding bill of $133,000.
Jean was required to pay $10,000 by August 1, 2013 and $50,000 at the end of the year. If he made those two payments, the law firm would have waived the remaining $40,000. Records show Jean failed to make those payments and the law firm concluded he would have to pay the entire $100,000, plus ten percent annual interest.
Due to his defunct payments, the Shukat law firm filed another $102,027.40 judgment against Wyclef. Prior to filing the judgment, the law firm notified Jean’s business manager again. Jean’s accountant David Levin told them to proceed with the filing because once again he noted: “In my most professional verbiage…there ain’t no money.”
This is not the first incident where Wyclef Jean has been called out for money issues. When he announced his candidacy to be the President of his home country of Haiti, the IRS came after him with $2.1 million dollars in tax liens. Also the charity for Haiti’s Earthquake Relief Aide supposedly funded the singer and his lavish lifestyle.
Are you surprised about Wyclef Jean’s money problems?
After a report from RadarOnline that Lauryn Hill was hit with seven tax liens spread like wildfire last week, the singer’s publicist, Kathryn Frazier of Biz3 Publicity, put out a statement to Pitchfork denying the news, saying:
“Contrary to media gossip (fact checking seems to be a dying art-form) there are no changes in Ms. Hill’s legal status. Ms. Hill has finished her sentence, has been fulfilling her agreement with the IRS, and is taking care of all outstanding matters in regards to this situation. She is not in jeopardy of any further charges. The press is reporting on paperwork that had recently been filed, and has now become public record.”
It looks like Lauryn Hill may be in the hot seat with Uncle Sam again. According to Radar Online, the IRS has filed seven additional tax liens against the 90s singer.
The documents, which accuse Lauryn of bailing on her taxes between the years of 2005 and 2011, were filed on Jan. 14 and collectively sum up to a whopping $866,868.05. According to the six-year breakdown, the mother of six owes $422,008.26. For 2006, she owes $19,838.75; 2007, $61,158.50; 2008, $58,405.71; 2009, $30370.91; 2010, $13,247.73; and 2011, $261,838.19.
This of course, is major news since Lauryn was convicted last May of failing to pay nearly $1 million in taxes. She actually just completed a three-month prison sentence in relation to the previously filed tax evasion charges last fall.
“To me, it is obvious that the accumulation of generational trauma and abuse have created the very behaviors the system tries to punish, by providing no sufficient outlets for the victims of institutional terror,” she wrote in a Tumblr post following her 2013 conviction. “Clearly, the institution tries to hide its own criminal history at the expense and wholeness of the abused, who ‘acting out’ from years of abuse and mistreatment, reflect the very aggression that they were exposed to.”
At this point it’s unclear what Lauryn plans to do about her tax woes or if she has already been actively working to get these issues resolved, but we’re hoping that she can get a handle on the situation and pay off her debt.
Lauryn Hill made her first TV appearance in three years on the “The Late Show With David Letterman” this weekend. Rocking a plaid dress and cropped leather jacket, the famed songstress took to the stage and proved why she was desperately missed her during ten-plus-year hiatus.
Hill sang a soulful rendition of The Beatles 1969 hit “Something” as a part of Letterman’s five-day tribute to the iconic rock band. The celebration — which also included acts like Lenny Kravitz, Sting, Flaming Lips, and Broken Bells — marked the 50th anniversary of the group’s first U.S. performance.
Read more about Lauryn’s performance at HelloBeautiful.com
Singers often look into their own personal lives as inspiration for songs. These 15 artists got very heartfelt and emotional by singing about the joys of parenthood and their children. Here are some of our favorite songs singers wrote for their children.
Superstar singer Beyonce is normally a private person but after having her first child, Blue Ivy, the former Destiny’s Child member has opened up about the joys of motherhood. In addition to sharing intimate photos of mother and child, Beyonce penned the song “Blue.” In the song, which is on her latest album Beyonce, Blue sings about feeling alive when she looks into her daughter’s eyes. At the end of the song, Blue Ivy joins in and sings with her mommy before asking if they can go see daddy.
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While some celebrities had a very successful year, others are all too happy 2013 is coming to an end, especially these stars.
In just a few short years, Lamar Odom went from winning the Sixth Man of the Year award with the Los Angeles Lakers to an unemployed NBA player who allegedly disappears on crack binges for days at a time. Instead of suiting up to play in the 2013-14 season, Odom has been mysteriously absent. Although his wife of four years initially vowed to stand by her husband’s side while he battles drug addiction, even Khloe Kardashian-Odom has her limits. After weeks of speculation, the reality television star has filed for divorce and asked the courts to officially drop her married name.