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Lauryn Hill Criticized by Academy President for Missing Grammy Performance – but She Says She Never Promised to Play the Show
Originally posted 02/16/2016 12:20PM
When the president of the Recording Academy called out Lauryn Hill for missing a surprise performance at the 58th Annual Grammy Awards, the "Repercussions" singer fired back.
Originally posted 06/18/2015 01:45PM
RCA is releasing a new tribute album, Nina Revisited: A Tribute to Nina Simone, on July 10, to coincide with the upcoming documentary, What Happened, Miss Simone?, premiering on June 26. And it features the contributions of one of Simone's most vocal fans, Ms. Lauryn Hill.
Originally posted 05/05/2015 08:10AM
Lauryn Hill has canceled a concert Thursday in Israel because she was unable to schedule a similar show in the Palestinian territories.
Originally posted 08/03/2014 07:00AM
If you're a Hollywood star, your childhood friends usually have a limited number of roles available to play. They can be a loyal sidekick, your crew's comical mascot, or maybe the personal assistant who will eventually take you down in a bloodless celebrity coup.
But for a lucky few stars, the people they grew up with became celebrities themselves, with their own fans, their own love interests and their own trending topics.
It must be a welcome surprise. After all, it's lonely at the top, but it's a little less lonely when your childhood friends are there, too.
In honor of International Friendship Day – commonly celebrated on the first Sunday in August – we're rounding up the celeb pairs who have known each other since before they were famous.
Originally posted 07/07/2014 02:15PM
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Originally posted 01/22/2014 06:00PM
We can look back at it 15 years later as a festival of hilarious fashion, but the 41st Annual Grammy Awards, held on February 24, 1999, was a glimpse into the future of the music industry.
The 1999 Grammys were billed at the time as the "Diva Grammys,", celebrating the industry's female icons past and present.
The decade's twin titans, Whitney Huston and Mariah Carey, sat the night out, but the belting style they helped popularize was everywhere.
Originally posted 11/29/2013 06:00AM
Lauryn Hill fans had much to be thankful for this week, as the Grammy-winning hip-hop star performed a Thanksgiving eve show at N.Y.C.'s Bowery Ballroom.
This was Hill's first onstage appearance since serving three months in federal prison for tax evasion. In fact, the minimum-security, all-female facility in Danbury, Conn., where Hill was incarcerated just happens to be the same one that inspired Netflix's hit series Orange Is the New Black. While the show is set at a prison in Litchfield, N.Y., it's based on the Danbury institution, where author Piper Kerman also did time.
So, we got to thinking: If Hill appeared on Season 2 of OITNB, how would the former Fugee fit in at the Litch? Here are some plotlines we imagined for her.
Originally posted 10/04/2013 05:30PM
Lauryn Hill was released from a federal prison in Connecticut on Friday after serving a three-month sentence for tax evasion.
"She was released several days early based on a number of factors the Bureau of Prisons takes into consideration, including good behavior," her attorney Nathan Hochman tells PEOPLE. "She will now start today a one-year period of probation with three months of home confinement during that year."
The Grammy-winning singer was convicted in May of failing to pay nearly $1 million in taxes. She told the judge she had always meant to eventually pay the taxes, but was unable to during a period of time when she dropped out of the music business.
Originally posted 07/08/2013 12:50PM
Grammy award winning singer Lauryn Hill reported to prison on Monday, entering the Federal Correctional Institution in Danbury, Conn., for a three-month sentence.
The punishment, which includes an additional three months of house arrest after she checks out of prison, was sent down in May after she was found guilty of failing to pay nearly $1 million in taxes.
She recently posted an open letter on her Tumblr page, where she ranted about slavery and the IRS. "I shuddered during sentencing when I kept hearing the term 'make the IRS whole' ... make the IRS whole, knowing that I got into these very circumstances having to deal with the very energies of inequity and resistance that created and perpetuated these savage inequalities," she wrote.
Originally posted 05/06/2013 05:45PM
Lauryn Hill was sentenced Monday to three months in prison and an additional three months in home confinement for failing to pay taxes on about $1 million in earnings.
The Grammy-winning singer, a South Orange, N.J., resident, pleaded guilty last year in the case.
During a forceful statement to the judge Monday, Hill, 37, explained she had always meant to eventually pay the taxes but was unable to during a period of time when she dropped out of the music business, echoing a defense she wrote last year in a long post online.
"I needed to be able to earn so I could pay my taxes, without compromising the health and welfare of my children, and I was being denied that," Hill said Monday, without explaining what exactly triggered her actions.
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