So, why do famous people go on shows like “Celebrity Apprentice?” Maybe it’s the fun of meeting Donald Trump and listening to him yell “You’re fired!”
Or maybe it’s to make a little money.
It seems several of the contestants on the new season are in deep hock to the feds or to their states. Here’s a list that the Detroit News compiled detailing the tax woes of “Apprentice” hopefuls.
Among the list is rapper Lil Jon. The IRS filed a $638,937 lien against him in South Carolina, the report said.
Star Jones, LaToya Jackson, Gary Busey, Dionne Warwick and Jose Canseco are also mentioned for owing back taxes in varying amounts.
But tax trouble need not keep you from following your dreams – just ask Richard Hatch. The former “Survivor” winner has been dealing with tax problems for years. He actually spent time in the klink after his trial for tax evasion, but hasn’t been one to let his troubles get between him and the cameras. He had been serving part of his sentence at his sister’s home in Rhode Island but was returned to the slammer in 2009 after granting several media interviews; prison officials were not amused.
Let’s hope that if he wins “Apprentice” he’ll spend time with a good CPA this time.