Saturday, January 25, 2014

Blind Item #6

This former A list singer/celebrity is now a B lister in singing and reality. She does get an A at hiding money telling one big company that she needed cash at a recent performance. She gets a tiny check sent to her agent for tax purposes and a big pile of cash in her hands at every show. The big company said it didn't work that way so our singer reluctantly took a check. Guess she will pay taxes on at least one thing this year.

53 comments:

Kristin said...

Xtina

SecretTorture said...

Xtina

sandybrook said...

:(

Kristin said...

Or has JLo performed for another mass murder recently?

Derek Harvey said...

Mimi in Dubai

Chris J said...

Maybe Toni Braxton.

Zelda Zonk said...

Has Jessica Simpson performed recently?

sandybrook said...

Shakira because her ex sued her for $100 million and she needs cash.

sky said...

What 'big company' is going to risk federal charges plotting to help a greedy B list celebrity evade taxes.

Kristin said...

@sky Is this a trick question?

MontanaMarriott said...

Bankrupt Toni B makes sense for this.

Kristin said...

Tax evasion blinds always bum Sandybrook out.

sky said...

lol, no Kristin? It's the first thing I thought of after reading this:

"She gets a tiny check sent to her agent for tax purposes and a big pile of cash in her hands at every show."

That's conspiracy to evade paying federal taxes and the only thing the company would get out of it is major legal trouble if the celeb ever gets caught.

CocoaBeachBunny said...

@Derek, I love the idea of Mimi lining her own pockets and keeping secrets from Nick.

sandybrook said...

@Kristin they do because I always do my best to evade paying taxes, and always get sad when someone gets caught because that means they are one step closer to moi.

Kristin said...

Eek sorry Sky. I'm overly cynical so I assume most big business is corrupt.

CocoaBeachBunny said...

What if the company is not in the US?

sandybrook said...

Now why did you have to go and complicate things @Cocoa?

Kristin said...

Yeah Cocoa! You and your critical thinking skills should know better :)

Amy said...

There are so many ways for corporations to money around to minimize taxes -- legally! -- that we are talking about a celebrity so massively, insanely stupid that this almost has to be part of her public reputation.

mynerva said...

Mimi is too lazy to lift a big pile of cash. She'd need a helper.

sky said...

Ah, not at all Kristin. I share your thoughts on the subject, which is why I'm having trouble wrapping my brain around the notion of a big business cooperating with a celeb for tax fraud purposes when there's nothing in it for them except the potential for serious legal trouble.

sandybrook said...

Well based on Amy's observation this has to be Britney then! Good job Amy:)!

Amy said...

Brittany has so many handlers, though. It really does almost have to be someone who isn't high enough up there to have financial handlers AND who has unsuccessfully tried to flat-out evade taxes in the past who is stupid enough to think this is the way that would actually work. I mean it could be anyone who has already been in the headlines for tax problems: Mary J. Blige, Lauryn Hill, Roberta Flack, etc.

CocoaBeachBunny said...

@Sandybrook, maybe you should keep quiet about your tax evading tendencies today :(

LogDog said...

She sounds like every Tea Partier's wet dream

Wen said...

My first thought was LeAnn.

Rockbeatspaper said...

Carrie Underwood. Enty showed a picture of her at an Almay event and stated, "Carrie Underwood selling something for a check" yesterday.

T. E. Cuz said...

Taxation is theft. As for a guess, Braxton sounds plausible. Irs is an illegal gang enabled by congress to fatten their pockets while the citizens starve.

Angela said...

That's funny since about half of Obamas cabinet and so called czars have been in trouble for not paying, and their tax problems mysterious stopped being reported.

sandybrook said...

awww pish posh @Cocoa, Im totally above board and under tables.

CocoaBeachBunny said...

Ok... ;-) ;-)

Evil Kumquat said...

Taxes are your ticket for society.

If you don't pay them, leave.

You don't deserve the benefits of living here, you sponge.

feraltart said...

I don't mind paying taxes, I mind them being wasted & I mind that they seem to always be spent in the richer areas. I also object to people who can work not wanting to work & wanting to sit back & take money. It particularly galls me when so many people want to work & can't find jobs. If I could direct my money it would go to people who want to work, education & health. The infrastructure would be taken care of because if you are physically capable I would expect you to work for the dole (not full-time so you can still look for preferred work). Sorry for the OT, but I think Australia is one of the most wasteful countries for government negligence with our cash.

ninotchka said...

Oh for fuck's sake, damn the teatards and libertardians. In the immortal words of Sweet Brown, ain't nobody got time for that. Pay your fucking taxes and take advantage of the TEN ZILLION LEGAL LOOPHOLES you already have to get out of paying more, whiners.

I'll go with Underwood.

Kristin said...

Happy Australia Day, feraltart ;)

Basil said...

For some reason I was thinking Brandy for this. And yes, don't fuck around with your taxes. The IRS doesn't accept plea bargains.

hothotheat said...

This. She's shilling for Crest White Strips now.

Sunny said...

I thought most performers have their going rates on websites that show their appearance fees (at least a range for domestic and international performances). You would think if they were going to be sneaky smurf, they'd at least go 100% under the table. Dunno - but you do not mess around with the IRS. Scary shit

@Feral Tart
I 100% agree with everything you said. Let's join forces and rule the world :)

Lucas said...

Even if the company paying gives some of the dough in cash they are sure as shit going to 1099 the performer so as not to have to explain where that $ went. Which means eventually the IRS would catch up.

bellaluna said...

I'm jaded, so I put nothing past performers, promo companies, and the entertainment industry in its entirety.

Renoblondee said...

Underwood is definitely still A list. Plus she doesn't do reality. No way she's B now.

jjrez602 said...

Fantasia

ia d said...

http://diaryofahollywoodstreetking.com/ask-jacky-did-you-see-the-cdan-guy-got-exposed/

This site was exposed as fake.

Karen said...

JLO. She doesnt want to return to the 'block' so she hides her money. Lol!

RowdyRodimus said...

Form a non-profit charitable organization, have all of your performances be done as a fundraiser for that organization. Name yourself the head of it, have them pay all of your expenses and pay yourself a small wage. Tax dodging the Hollywood Left Way.

di butler said...

Add me to the "bummed" list. I'm tired of people saying, "Quit complaining about paying so much in taxes, you're lucky you are self employed and make so much money." Uhh, no. I pay assloads of it in taxes!
My guess is also Xtina.

B said...

Toni Braxton

The Knockout Drop said...

@ia d ZZZZZ. We've all read that article, which was actually in the New York Post, not the New York Daily News. Every couple of months or some newbie shows up and tries to shock us by telling us the site is a fake. Today it's you.

Squeezebox said...

This is SOP in the concert world, and has been since forever. It's called brown bag money. Performers or their managers make sure to collect the brown bag money before going on.

Promoters are perfectly willing to hand over the cash when the failure to do so means the performer will fall ill and not perform.

It just gets written off as expenses.

Squeezebox said...

This is SOP in the concert world, and has been since forever. It's called brown bag money. Performers or their managers make sure to collect the brown bag money before going on.

Promoters are perfectly willing to hand over the cash when the failure to do so means the performer will fall ill and not perform.

It just gets written off as expenses.

Dennis Ailor said...

I respect that

A Pretty Cat in LA said...

Truth!