Lauryn Hill sentenced to 3 months in prison for failing to pay taxes
AP: Grammy-winning singer Lauryn Hill has been sentenced to three months in prison for failing to pay taxes on about $1 million in earnings. She has also been sentenced to three additional months of home confinement. Before the sentencing, her attorney said Hill had paid more than $970,000 to satisfy state and federal tax liabilities. It’s not clear when or where she’ll report to prison.
Photo: Grammy-winning singer Lauryn Hill exits Federal Court in Newark, New Jersey, in June 2012 after pleading guilty to three counts of failing to file federal income tax returns. ( Eduardo Munoz / Reuters)
Puppeteer and philanthropist Jane Henson, the widow of the legendary Jim Henson, died Tuesday at her home in Connecticut.
Mrs. Henson, who was the co-creator of the iconic Muppets, passed away following a long battle with cancer, according to a news release from the Jim Henson Foundation. She was 78.
Photo: Jane Henson, co-creator of the Muppets, participates in a ceremony at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History on Wednesday, Aug. 25, 2010, in Washington, DC. (Mark Wilson/Getty Images)
Ben Affleck’s ‘Argo’ won best picture at the Oscars Sunday night, with Daniel Day-Lewis winning best actor for his performance in ‘Lincoln’ and Jennifer Lawrence winning best actress for her performance in ‘Silver Linings Playbook.’ Ang Lee won best director for ‘Life of Pi.’ Christoph Waltz and Anne Hathaway won in the supporting acting categories.
Daniel Day-Lewis also broke a record with his win, becoming the first man to win three best actor Oscars.
Dan Auerbach of The Black Keys, fun., Jay-Z, Mumford & Sons, Frank Ocean and Kanye West lead the nominees for the 55th annual Grammy Awards, which were handed out Sunday. Read more about the night’s winners from The Hollywood Reporter.
Photo: Adele at the 2013 Grammy Awards. (via Hollywood Reporter)
Chris Brown totals Porsche, says he was being chased by paparazzi
CNN: Singer Chris Brown totaled his car while being “ruthlessly pursued by paparazzi,” his representative said.
Beverly Hills police said Brown crashed his black Porsche into a wall Saturday afternoon. “Brown stated that he was being chased by paparazzi, causing him to lose control of his vehicle,” police said in a statement.
The crash follows last month’s death of a photographer who was killed in traffic after taking pictures of Justin Bieber’s Ferrari.
Photo: Chris Brown poses in the media room at the BET Awards in Los Angeles on June 26, 2011. (Jason Merritt / Getty Images)
Today.com: Over the past month, hundreds of thousands of Monopoly fans worldwide voted for which new token should replace one of the iconic ones being retired after countless journeys past Go. After a hard-fought campaign, representatives revealed the newest game piece will be the cat.
The new piece replaces the iron, which is being retired.
Patty Andrews, last surviving member of Andrews Sisters, dies
AP: Patty Andrews, the last surviving member of the Andrews Sisters, died Wednesday at 94 of natural causes. The singing trio was known for hits such as “Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy of Company B” and “I Can Dream, Can’t I?” capturing the home-front spirit of World War II.
Patty Andrews was the lead singer. As she remarked in 1971, “There were just three girls in the family. LaVerne had a very low voice. Maxene’s was kind of high, and I was in between. It was like God had given us voices to fit our parts.”
Photo: This 1947 publicity photo shows pop vocal trio, The Andrews Sisters, from left, Maxine Andrews, Patty Andrews, and LaVerne Andrews. (Anonymous / AP Photo / File)
Variety: “Argo” won the Screen Actors Guild Award for outstanding performance by a cast in a motion picture on Sunday night. Daniel Day-Lewis won the top actor award for ‘Lincoln,’ and Jennifer Lawrence took the leading actress trophy for ‘Silver Linings Playbook.’
Photo: The cast of “Argo” — from left, Alan Arkin, Bryan Cranston, John Goodman and Ben Affleck — present a trailer for their film. (Mark Davis / Getty Images)
Disgraced designer John Galliano begins fashion recovery
Oscar de la Renta announced today that he has invited John Galliano to take up temporary residency in his design studio in New York. Galliano left the house of Dior in disgrace in 2011 following the exposure of anti-Semitic outbursts at a French cafe, The New York Times reports.
‘Argo,’ ‘Les Miserables’ win big at the Golden Globes
“Argo” won best motion picture, drama, at the Golden Globe Awards on Sunday night, while “Les Miserables” won the best comedy or musical category.
Ben Affleck won best director for “Argo.” Jessica Chastain won best actress in a motion picture, drama, for her performance in “Zero Dark Thirty,” and Daniel Day-Lewis won best actor in a motion picture, drama, for his turn as Abraham Lincoln in ‘Lincoln.’