Friday, February 22, 2008

Nicolas Cage In Trouble With IRS


You just had to know that I loved writing that headline. For those of you who are outside the country and not familiar with the IRS. It is the tax collection and enforcement agency of the US Government. Another thing about them is that they are very nice, especially considering the fact they are making Nicolas Cage's life miserable and I would never say anything bad about an agency that has the ability to make my life painful. Ever been strip searched by an IRS agent. Like everything they do, they are very thorough. Very thorough if you know what I mean.

According to Forbes, Cage tried to write off $3.3M in taxes for things such as gifts, limos, meals, travel and his Gulfstream jet. Hmmm. Didn't know he had a jet did you? Cage disputes the items and his manager says they are a necessary part of doing business in Hollywood and that much of it was for Cage's personal security. Umm. Excuse me. Nicolas Cage needs bodyguards? From what? I don't think there are many people out there who even want to meet Nicolas Cage, let alone kidnap him, his young kid, or his wife. I would also like to know how meals and gifts contribute to his personal safety.

I think what he is really afraid of is Kathleen Turner stalking him and finally pulling that damn piece off his head so we can just get on with his baldness and just stop pretending.

24 comments:

captivagrl said...

yay!

parisss said...

Wasn't there a blind a LONG time ago about a star who had his own jet- and enty was surprised that he had his own jet... anyways- I think it was a married actor who either used the jet for drugs, porn, or professional women. I'll try to find it :)

shiny_special_one said...

I agree and would enjoy seeing his self-important and creepy ass have to pay up, but he did have that stalker who broke into his house not long ago. He'll no doubt use that as evidence that he needs a lot of personal security. If I remember right the stalker broke in while Cage was home and was discovered wandering around naked (except for wearing one of Cage's coats) and carrying a butcher knife.

Mooshki said...

So this A list actor owns a plane. I actually didn't know it, so I guess that means you can eliminate Tom Cruise and John Travolta from the guessing. Seems our actor owns the plane for one reason only. It's the only time he really believes he can get away with anything. No spies and only people he trusts for crew. Turns out this public goody-goody actually enjoys doing some coke from time to time and bringing in two or three "dancers" for entertainment on his long flights. Favorite game is to have them snort lines of coke off of him and he from them. Total debauchery from the time the plane takes off until it lands again. On a positive note, our actor does practice safe sex. Oh, I forgot to mention he's married, with child(ren).

parisss said...

Thanks Mooshki- I couldn't find it. Maybe this is Nic Cage?

captivagrl said...

shiny - maybe he'll tell the IRS that this "stalker" took all of his tax records too.

Twisted Sister said...

Parisss, that was the first thing I thought of, too. I can't recall what the blind was, but the actor had a jet.

parisss said...

Mooshki found it. It's from May 2007. Kiki was the first one to guess Nic Cage. Costner, Will Smith, and Tom Hanks were the most popular guesses.

shiny_special_one said...

LOL@captivagrl

The blind does sound like him. He seems like the kind of jackass who would do the snorting-coke-off-strippers cliche.

Twisted Sister said...

Hmmm....I don't know that EL would consider Cage A list, and I don't know that he has a public goody-goody image, and I really don't think anyone would be surprised that he's doing coke.

I'm not sure that blind is about Cage.

Trix said...

I think it IS about Cage. Previous to getting into the blind world, I mighta been surprised to hear about him doing things like that, so goody goody image might not be too far fetched. The "didnt know he had a jet, did you?" in relation to the previous blind item from May, kinda cinches it for me.

Theres another blind floating around, said to be about Cage, where he picks up some porn at a local shop, commenting that he was going to fuck the chick in the video that night and wanted to see what he was getting.

Twisted Sister said...

Parisss and Mooshki, thanks.

I forgot who else was mentioned but it sounds more like Kevin Costner than Cage. Costner definitely has a goody-goody reputation, which Cage doesn't have.

butterfly said...

Thanks Parisss & Mooshki, that's the first thing I thought of when I read through this!

Before I got into celebrity gossip, I might've thought he was a clean cut guy too.

I used to do hair for a living and one day a lady came to my salon with pictures. She talked on and on about her new grandson and how she just adored him. Turns out her grandson was Weston. Yes, that Weston! Grandma is the mother of Christina Fulton. Christina Fulton is the mother of Weston and ex of Nic.

The pix were mostly of Nic giving baby Weston a bath. Grandma went on and on about what a nice guy Nicolas was. Christina, on the other hand, wasn't so nice. She told people her family had died when she was young and that she'd been completely on her own since her teen years. She cut herself off from her family also.

Cut to several years later. Grandma went back to visit with Christina and Weston. Nic was no longer in the picture. Weston was a pure terror. Christina never disciplined him or taught him manners apparently. It didn't sound like Nic had much to do with the kid once he and Christina parted ways.

Just thought I'd share...

Alpine Summer said...

Was one of those gifts a tour bus for his cousin?

Twisted Sister said...

Cage has been known to be a tool for years. I think the only one who feels he has a goody goody public image is him. That's why he went after Kathleen Turner.

Alpine Summer! That sounds like a blind you're referring to. Is it or am I confused?

Gayla said...

It is a blind she's referring to, something about a band wanting a new bus but the only problem was that their old bus was still in the name of one of the band member's famous cousins. So the bus 'suddenly' got caught on fire and was passed off as a fan prank. And they got a brand new bus (bought by either the cousin or some other family member, can't remember which).

And I'm a dolt so I have no idea who Nic Cage is related to that is in a band.

Is Nic Cage a case for permanent A-list? His status now is not A-list but he was A-list long enough that I can see someone still thinking he is even though he does shit movies these days.

I still have a special place in my heart for Peggy Sue Got Married though. Not gonna lie. It was the first movie I ever saw.

Twisted Sister said...

Thanks, Gayla. Now I know the one you're talking about, but I can't remember the band members name, either. Wait, I just looked it up on imdb and think it's Jason Schwartzman.

I wonder the same thing. I don't think Cage is at all A list anymore. I really wish EL would help us out by coming out with a list of people HE feels are A list, B list, C list, etc.

Sexecution said...

Wouldn't having a man break into your house in Newport Beach, naked, wearing your leather jacket cause you to increase your security. I am not a huge fan of Nic Cage's, he grew up in Napa and when it suited him threw the family name, Coppola around, and was a huge, self entitled ass around town. But if I had a naked, clothes stealing stranger in my home with my family there I would be beefing up on security post haste. I write off travel and meals too for business so I am not sure what that's about. Don't Ent Lawyers write off most of their stuff too?

shiny_special_one said...

gayla, you're not a dork, LOL, but his cousin Jason Schwartzmann is in a band called Phantom Planet. Didn't hear about this blind before but the I'd say we have a winner, the pieces all fit. I don't know what Phantom Planet is doing now but a few years ago they were the hot band for like 5 minutes and were touring a lot.

MissBliss said...

I think we can all agree that Ent describes certain people as A list that are nowhere near "A" in most peoples eyes. Case in point: The Eva Mendes in Starbuck BI. Now, Nic is nowhere near as famous as Nic Cage and hasnt got a resume that comes close. That said, I think the Jet BI is definitely about Nic Cage, especially after his 'didnt know he had a jet, did you?" comment.

MissBliss said...

oops. I meant that Eva is nowhere near as famous as Nic, of course.

:D

Molly said...

I think Nicolas Cage is a-list. He opens movies on his own or headlines them.

I'm not a fan tho.

Alpine Summer said...

Jason Schwartzman's brother, Robert (Carmine) Schwartzman is in the band Rooney. Their bus caught on fire in Atlanta.

Ah, found the blind!
http://www.crazydaysandnights.net/2007/07/todays-blind-items-part-two.html

__-__=__ said...

Sure he should beef up security but wouldn't getting an Uzi be more practical? OK, not joking, he gets to write off anything he uses for business up to the extent it is used for business. If he's just partying in the jet, with coke and the ladies, that time is not a write off. Hope this helps!!