Either Wesley Snipes is going to have to do runner, or he’s going to have to call up John Leguizamo and start brainstorming who they can get to take over for Patrick Swayze (Cumberbatch would be my choice) in a To Wong Fu reboot because he is going to need a boat load of cash fast. The Blast reports that a judge recently denied Wesley’s settlement proposal to the IRS to pay $850,000 instead of the $9.5 million he owed, which was originally a $23.5 million bill for unpaid taxes for the years 1999 – 2001 (according to Forbes, he earned about $40 million during that time period). Now Wesley has to pay up or die trying.
Right now at McKean Federal Correctional Institution in Lewis Run, PA, Miss Chi Chi Rodriguez and the blessed spirit of Vida Boheme are scaling the outside wall to free their sister Noxeema Jackson! People reports that after years of appeals and a last-minute stunt, Wesley Snipes has finally reported to a federal prison in Pennsylvania today to begin serving a 3-year sentence for tax evasion.
Back in 2008, a jury convicted Wesley of three misdemeanor counts of willful failure to file income taxes. Wesley kept appealing the conviction and made it known that he thought that government was out to get him for reasons beyond not filing his taxes. But time ran out and Wesley had no choice but to surrender to the man! On Larry King the other night, Wesley had this to say about spending the next 3 years in the chokey, “I think any man would be nervous. “Given the length of time that they are suggesting that I be away from my family, away from my profession, away from my ability to provide for my family and for those who have depended upon me to contribute to society … I think anyone would be nervous about that.”
On a positive note, at least we won’t get another Blade movie for a while. And on another positive note, at least Randy and Evi Quaid have yet another example to throw into their STAR WHACKERS file. Don’t worry, Miss Jackson, Randy and Evi will reveal the truth and set you free!