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Thursday
Jun142012

R. Kelly Owes HOW MUCH in Taxes?

Randee St. Nicholas(NEW YORK) -- R. Kelly owes the IRS $4.8 million after skipping out on his tax bill for five years.

According to TMZ, the “I Believe I Can Fly” singer didn’t pay his taxes between 2005 and 2010.  He owes $1,472,366.77 for 2005 alone.

But the 45-year-old R&B star didn’t seem worried about paying it off. His rep told the gossip site, “R. Kelly is in the process of working everything out with the government and is confident that all his obligations will be satisfied.”

Kelly’s rep didn’t offer an explanation for why the singer stopped paying his taxes.

Kelly will headline the Reggae Sumfest next month in Montego Bay, Jamaica.

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Wednesday
Apr252012

R. Kelly Death Report a Hoax

Facebook.com/RKelly(LOS ANGELES) -- You can rest easy — R. Kelly is alive and well and has not died in a jet ski accident in the Turks and Caicos islands.

Reports of Kelly’s death surfaced online early Wednesday morning, with various websites reporting it.  It wasn’t too long, though, before R. Kelly himself disproved the rumor by tweeting a photo of himself, with the note, “Glad I don’t even know how to jet ski.”

At this point, any report of a celebrity jet ski death in the Turks and Caicos is suspect.  In just the last year or so, celebrities who supposedly died in the exact same fashion include Brad Pitt, Chris Brown, Ja Rule, J. Cole, rockers Chad Kroeger and Bret Michaels and others.  The reports are generated by various “fake news” websites that allow users to plug a name into a pre-written story, which is then picked up by various news and gossip aggregator sites.

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