Lauryn Hill Gets Jail Time

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#TaniaOnTheScene - Being sent “up the river” traditionally refers to Sing Sing Prison in Ossining, New York about 30 miles up the Hudson from New York City. Grammy winning Singer Lauryn Hill was sentenced in Newark. She could still appeal her sentence, but my guess is she won’t even if she thinks it’s unfair. If the singer does go to jail, it will be brief and though no facility was specified, it will likely be in a reduced security facility.

Hill is charged with failure to pay federal taxes on 1.8 million dollars earned between 2005-2007.

NEWARK, NJ - MAY 06:  Lauryn Hill arrives at c...

Ms. Hill didn’t get probation alone as she had requested, but she drew only 3 months of incarceration. That is quite a good deal compared to the 24 to 36 months she faced. See The tax education of Lauryn Hill: Prison.  Her lawyer Nathan Hochman did a superb job of keeping her sentence down, stressing how she had stepped up, paid all her taxes, and more. In fact, a prior delay in sentencing may have been due to the fact that paying first is clearly better.

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#TaniaOnTheScene || #TaniaSuggests you check out the red carpet interview, and then the review of the movie below.

Without giving away too much of the movie, I’ll start with saying, if you’re a Jason Statham fan, this movie will NOT disappoint.
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I had the honor and privilege of hitting the red carpet to talk to the star of the film, “SAFE,” Jason Statham.

#TaniaOnTheScene || #TaniaSuggests you check out the red carpet interview, and then the review of the movie below.

Without giving away too much of the movie, I’ll start with saying, if you’re a Jason Statham fan, this movie will NOT disappoint.

The synopsis: A second-rate cage fighter on the mixed martial arts circuit, lives a life of beatings and chump change … until the day he blows a rigged fight. That’s when all the action and suspense begins, because the Russian Mafia murders his family and banishes him. While Luke, Jason Statham, wanders the streets of NY, he witnesses a young girl being chased by the same thugs that banished him. While trying to save little Mei’s life, Luke is, of course, faced with several obstacles that forces him to use his fighting skills.

The movie is rated R for strong violence and language.