Solange Knowles

News surfaced this month that Beyonce‘s little sister Solange Knowles owes the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) $50,000 in back taxes.

While $50,000 may seem like chump change to someone of Beyonce’s stature — Solange is not Beyonce. Celebrity Dirty Laundry blog has proof that Solange is in dire straits and in need of a serious cash infusion.

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Lauryn Hill released from prison

Singer Lauryn Hill, 38, celebrated her release from prison today with a new song entitled “Consumerism”. Like most of Hill’s songs, the single covers Hill’s obsession with a materialistic society.

Hill was convicted of income tax evasion in May. She served three months in federal prison after paying paid $900,000 in back taxes.

“Consumerism is part of some material I was trying to finish before I had to come in. We did our best to eek out a mix via verbal and emailed direction, thanks to the crew of surrogate ears on the other side,” Hill said in a press release. “Letters From Exile is material written from a certain space, in a certain place. I felt the need to discuss the underlying socio-political, cultural paradigm as I saw it. I haven’t been able to watch the news too much recently, so I’m not hip on everything going on. But inspiration of this sort is a kind of news in and of itself, and often times contains an urgency that precedes what happens. I couldn’t imagine it not being relevant. Messages like these I imagine find their audience, or their audience finds them, like water seeking it’s level”.

Dolce & Gabbana

The gay couple behind one of the most well-known fashion brands in the world will be spending the next 20 months in prison.

Domenico Dolce, 54, and Stefano Gabbana, 50, who founded the iconic fashion brand Dolce & Gabbana, were sentenced to 20 months in an Italian prison after they were convicted of evading taxes on €408 million ($540 million USD).

According to UK’s Daily Mail, a judge in Milan ruled that the stylish couple failed to declare income of about €1billion ($1.3 billion USD), and that they moved their brand to Luxembourg to evade Italy’s corporation income tax.

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Mary J Blige and Emma Stone

R&B Diva Mary J Blige, pictured above left with actress Emma Stone, was surrounded by untold riches and wealth at the 2013 Peace, Love & A Cure Triple Negative Breast Cancer Foundation Benefit at a private residence in Cresskill, NJ on Tuesday, May 21.

In February, Uncle Sam hit Blige with a massive $3.4 million tax lien.

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Lauryn Hill pays her taxes to avoid prison

Troubled singer Lauryn Hill paid her overdue tax bill today, but that didn’t save her from doing a time in the federal pen.

USA Today reports that Hill was sentenced to 3 months in prison for failing to pay $1 million in overdue taxes.

Prior to the hearing, Hill’s attorney, Nathan Hochman, said in an email to TIME magazine Monday that Hill paid $970,000 to satisfy state and federal back taxes. Hill, but apparently that wasn’t enough for the judge.

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