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Friend Helps Stephen Baldwin Pay Final Installment In Back Taxes

April 12th, 2014 2:00pm EDT
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Actor Stephen Baldwin has submitted his final $100,000 payment to pay off his tax debt. He was arrested in 2012 for tax evasion after owing $400,000 to New York State for the years 2008, 2009, and 2010.

To avoid jail, Baldwin made a plea deal with prosecutors to pay up by the end of April 2014. He must also stay out of trouble legally for the next three years.

On Friday, the actor and his lawyer Russell Yankwitt went to Rockland County court in New York. The actor explained that an unidentified friend had helped him pay the remaining funds on Thursday.

Baldwin said after the hearing, "I'...

Stephen Baldwin blames religion for lack of movie roles

October 20th, 2013 1:00pm EDT
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Stephen Baldwin thinks his strong religious faith has had a negative impact on his career.
The 47-year-old actor, who avoided going to jail earlier this year after reaching a deal to pay back a $350,000 tax bill in installments, believes his outspokenness about being a born-again Christian "creeped" casting directors out over the past 10 years, but hopes his new movie will turn things around for him.
The 'I'm in Love with a Church Girl' star told Fox News: "I ran into an old friend of mine - very high-profile casting director - a couple years ago who said to me, 'Look, I just want to say I'...

Stephen Baldwin Pays Off Chunk Of Tax Debt

October 19th, 2013 4:23pm EDT
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Actor Stephen Baldwin has reduced his U.S. tax debt by $100,000 (£66,700) after making the payment during a court hearing in New York on Friday (18Oct13).

The Usual Suspects star was arrested in December (12) amid allegations he owed an estimated $350,000 (£233,330) in back taxes to the Internal Revenue Service for the years 2008, 2009, and 2010.

In March (13), the 47 year old pleaded guilty to tax evasion as part of a deal with prosecutors to avoid jail time, and was ordered to pay back the outstanding sum over the course of one year.

He handed over a cheque for $100,000 in Rockland Cou...

'All-Star Celebrity Apprentice': Trump Hires Trace Adkins As This Year’s All-Star!

May 20th, 2013 2:58pm EDT
Trump Hires Trace Adkins As This Year’s All-Star!
It’s been a long time coming. All Star Celebrity Apprentice began 12 weeks ago, when 14 celebrities gathered to show off their entrepreneurial skills. This week, the race is down to the two finalists, Penn Jillette and Trace Adkins, battling to the end for the title, and for their charities.

As Penn tells Trace backstage, “One of us will win. But not by much.”

Live, from New York City, Donald Trump pronounces it the battle of Nashville vs. Las Vegas. A montage of past moments is shown, culminating with a continuation of last week’s challenge. The finalists were tasked with creating a new ...

'All-Star Celebrity Apprentice': Stephen Is No Alec Baldwin

April 16th, 2013 7:14am EDT
Stephen Is No Alec Baldwin
Last week, the celebrities vied to create the best advertorial possible for Melania Trump’s new line of skin care. Team Power’s presentation contained a fatal error – the misspelling of Melania’s name. So Plan B’s Penn Jillette took the win, and the $40K for his charity, Opportunity Village, while Dennis Rodman brought back Trace Adkins to the Board Room. In the end, the responsibility fell on project manager Dennis’ shoulders, and he was fired.

In the Victory Suite, the celebs argue over who should take the blame. Misspelling Melania’s name was the offense, which Dennis signed off on, but...

Stephen Baldwin Pleads Guilty To Tax Evasion

March 30th, 2013 10:30am EDT
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On Friday, Stephen Baldwin pleaded guilty to tax evasion at the Rockland County Court in New York.
In December, the actor was arrested amid charges he owed $350,000 in back taxes to the Internal Revenue Service for the years 2008, 2009, and 2010.
To avoid jail time, Baldwin reached an agreement with prosecutors and agreed to pay the outstanding amount, as well as $50,000 in interest and penalties.
According to the Associated Press, the actor has already paid $100,000 in restitution, and if he settles the remaining balance in one year, his record will be wiped clean.

Alec Baldwin Downplays His Brother's Arrest

December 7th, 2012 6:05pm EST
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Alec Baldwin has downplayed his brother Stephen's arrest on tax evasion charges, insisting the actor was taken into custody as part of a pre-arranged agreement with New York officials.

The Usual Suspects actor was detained on Thursday over allegations he failed to keep up with tax payments between 2008 and 2010. Baldwin allegedly owes $350,000 and is due back in court in February to face charges of felony tax evasion.

Alec Baldwin explained his sibling's situation during an interview with CNN newsman Piers Morgan on Thursday night, claiming the arrest was pre-planned and his brother has...

Stephen Baldwin Convinced His Faith Has Damaged His Movie Career

November 29th, 2012 9:24am EST
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Actor Stephen Baldwin is certain his devotion to Christianity has cost him his Hollywood career.

The Usual Suspects star reinvented himself as a born-again Christian after the 9/11 terrorist attacks and he has been outspoken about the lengths he would go to stay true to his faith ever since.

Nevertheless, Baldwin insists his religious beliefs have made him unpopular in the industry, revealing no filmmakers want to work with him because he is often considered too controversial.

He tells Good Morning America, "I'm getting ready to direct two or three movies next year that are faith-base...

10 Dysfunctional Celebrity Families

October 24th, 2012 6:00pm EDT
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Lindsay Lohan and her family seem to make headlines every week these days. The Lohans have a lot of drama in their lives that seemingly gets worse year after year.

Most recently, the actress' father Michael attempted an intervention with his daughter, whom he believes is back on drugs. She called the cops, and her father had to leave her property.

Prior to that incident, Linday and her mother got into a nasty fight that ended in police going to their Long Island family home. Meanwhile, Lindsay's younger sister Ali has been accused of having an eating disorder because of her incredibly ski...

10 Celebrities Who Have Owed Millions In Unpaid Taxes

October 1st, 2012 12:00pm EDT
Nicolas Cage
Not even the rich and famous can avoid the tax man, and many have been pinched for not paying their fair share.

Nicolas Cage owed $6.2 million in unpaid taxes in 2007. He faced other claims of unpaid taxes related to his earnings between 2002 and 2004, while he was accused of defaulting on a $2 million loan in October, 2009.

The 46 year old was hit with a $6.7 million suit on New Year's Eve in 2010 in relation to unpaid taxes in 2008 - taking his total tax bill to approximately $14 million.

In November 2011, Cage sold his Action Comics 1 in an online auction for a record-breaking $...

Stephen Baldwin Arrested In NYC For Driving With Suspended License

August 25th, 2012 8:20am EDT
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Stephen Baldwin was arrested in New York City on Thursday.

The Usual Suspects star was driving in Harlem when he was pulled over by police officers for allegedly making an illegal turn.

However, as cops began to write up Baldwin's citation, they discovered the 46 year old was driving with a suspended license.

The actor was taken into custody and booked for aggravated unlicensed operator of a motor vehicle, according to

He is scheduled to appear in court in October.

Kevin Costner Wins BP Lawsuit Against Stephen Baldwin

June 15th, 2012 8:11am EDT
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Kevin Costner has triumphed in his legal battle against fellow actor Stephen Baldwin, who accused the star of cheating him out of millions in a lucrative oil-skimming venture.

Baldwin alleged Costner and his associates at Ocean Therapy Solutions had locked him out of a deal that would have made him a multi-millionaire, claiming The Bodyguard star cheated him and his business partner by hiding details about a deal made with BP following the Gulf Coast oil spill in 2010.

BP bosses made an $18 million advance payment for 32 devices developed by Ocean Therapy Solutions in an effort to be be...

Stephen Baldwin: Kevin Costner Used My Fame To Sell Oil Filter Technology

June 12th, 2012 11:39pm EDT
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Actor Stephen Baldwin was never asked to invest any money into the development of his fellow actor Kevin Costner's oil filtering business, a court has heard.

The two stars are locked in a legal battle in Louisiana after Baldwin accused Costner and his associates at Ocean Therapy Solutions of locking him out of a deal that would have made him a multi-millionaire.

Baldwin and his business partner Spyridon Contogouris claim the star cheated them by hiding details about a deal made with BP following the Gulf Coast oil spill in 2010, and allege they should have been told about the potential ag...

Kevin Costner: 'I Never Saw Stephen Baldwin Do Anything'

June 9th, 2012 10:00am EDT
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Kevin Costner has downplayed fellow actor Stephen Baldwin's role in the development of a multi-million dollar oil-skimming venture, insisting he often "wondered" what the born-again Christian was doing behind the scenes.

The two stars are locked in a court battle in Louisiana after Baldwin accused Costner and his associates at Ocean Therapy Solutions of locking him out of a deal that would have made him a multi-millionaire.

Baldwin and business partner Spyridon Contogouris claim Costner cheated them by hiding details about a deal made with BP following the Gulf Coast oil spill in 2010.


Kevin Costner Testifies In Stephen Baldwin Oil Spill Cleanup Lawsuit

June 8th, 2012 9:43am EDT
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Kevin Costner took the stand at a court in Louisiana on Thursday to testify in his multi-million dollar legal battle with fellow actor Stephen Baldwin and defend his role in an oil-cleansing technology company.

Baldwin has accused the Tin Cup star of persuading him to sell his shares in Ocean Therapy Solutions, a firm which builds devices to tackle oil slicks, shortly before company bosses landed a lucrative contract to help BP executives clean up the Gulf of Mexico spill in 2010.

Costner is adamant no deal with BP was in place when Baldwin decided to offload his shares, and during his ...

Kevin Costner Deems Stephen Baldwin's Lawsuit 'Frivolous'

May 29th, 2012 9:46am EDT
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Kevin Costner has called his legal battle with actor Stephen Baldwin "frivolous" and "upsetting," but has vowed not to give up the fight.

Baldwin has filed a lawsuit against Costner, accusing The Bodyguard star of duping him into giving up his shares in a pioneering oil-cleaning technology.

Baldwin insists the actor persuaded him to sell up shortly before he found success with the oil-filtration device, using it to help clean up the Gulf of Mexico spill in 2010, and he is demanding $4 million.

The case is due to go to trial this summer, but Costner is adamant he won't give in and sett...

Michael Madsen Joins British 'Celebrity Big Brother'

January 7th, 2012 11:30am EST
Michael Madsen
"Reservoir Dogs" star Michael Madsen has been placed under 24-hour observation - he has become a contestant on British reality show "Celebrity Big Brother."

The Hollywood star, who has also appeared in "Sin City" and "Kill Bill," walked into the house on Thursday night, insisting his stay would be like a previous stint in rehab.

He quipped, "I don't know f**k all about Big Brother. But it's gonna be like rehab without the doctors."

Madsen was joined by Playboy twins Kristina and Karissa Shannon and British rapper Romeo Dunn.

U.K. soap stars Natalie Cassidy and Denise Welch were also amo...

Kevin Costner Wants Stephen Baldwin's Lawsuit Dismissed

February 15th, 2011 10:45am EST
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Kevin Costner has asked a federal judge to dismiss a multi-million dollar lawsuit accusing him of duping Stephen Baldwin into giving up his shares in a pioneering oil-cleaning technology.

Baldwin sued the Dances With Wolves star in December, claiming he should have benefited from Costner's success after he introduced an oil-filtration device to help clean up the Gulf of Mexico oil spill last year.

BP bosses reportedly invested more than $50 million in the gadget, pioneered by Costner and his inventor brother. Baldwin is demanding more than $4 million from the actor, but Costner has fil...

Stephen Baldwin Defends Brother, Calls Sean Hanity's Behavior 'Petty And Stupid'

January 6th, 2011 6:00pm EST
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Stephen Baldwin has come to the defence of his brother Alec after a U.S. radio show host mocked the 30 Rock star on air.

Broadcaster Sean Hannity, who previously fell out with Alec Baldwin in 2006, infuriated the star's younger brother Stephen on Tuesday by reigniting the former feud on The Sean Hannity Show, which airs across the U.S.

A voiceover introduced Hannity as "Alec Baldwin's favorite radio talk-show host" and he played clips from Alec's infamous taped telephone rant at daughter Ireland.

And Stephen is fuming about the jibes, telling New York Post gossip column Page Six, "This b...

Stephen Baldwin Suing Kevin Costner Over BP Deal

December 23rd, 2010 11:36am EST
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Stephen Baldwin is suing Kevin Costner for allegedly duping him into selling his shares in a pioneering oil separating process.

The Dances With Wolves star and his inventor brother were among the saviors of the BP oil spill disaster earlier this year, thanks to their oil-filtration system. The Costners sold 32 devices to BP bosses through their company Costner Industries Nevada Corporation.

The systems helped the oil experts minimize the damage caused by the massive slick, which started drifting ashore on the Gulf Coast after a rig ruptured in April. But, now the actor faces legal actio...

Stephen Baldwin Forms Cleanup Crew To Aid Gulf Coast

August 27th, 2010 8:00pm EDT
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Stephen Baldwin is continuing to take action in the wake of the massive oil spill that struck the Gulf Coast region in April, by forming a rapid response environmental cleanup organization to aid disaster victims.

The actor recently spent several weeks in the region producing his new documentary, "The Will to Drill," a film about the environmental disaster and its potential impact.

Now he's urging Americans not to forget the affected areas despite news the oil spill has been capped, because there are still millions of gallons of oil in the Gulf that could possibly wash up on shore.

And h...

Stephen Baldwin Filming Oil Spill Documentary

May 17th, 2010 8:45pm EDT
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Movie star Stephen Baldwin has turned documentarian to chronicle the oil spill clean-up in the Gulf of Mexico.

The actor was in New Orleans, Louisiana to discuss an upcoming film project at the beginning of the month, when a massive oil leak from the exploded Deepwater Horizon Rig near the Gulf Coast hit the headlines and became the major talking point throughout the state.

Baldwin immediately changed tact and began working on a film about the environmental disaster and its potential impact on New Orleans and the state of Louisiana.

He's now the brains behind new documentary "The Will To...

Christians To 'Restore' Stephen Baldwin's Wealth

April 23rd, 2010 8:06am EDT
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A Christian group has come to the aid of bankrupt actor Stephen Baldwin - a website has been set up to allow fans to donate money to restore his wealth.

The born-again Christian filed for bankruptcy last year after he racked up more than $2.3 million worth of debt, stemming from several mortgages, tax bills and credit card accounts.

Now, a new website, set up by devoted Christian Lyn Fletcher, aims to ease Baldwin's financial burdens by encouraging public donations which will be paid directly into his bank account. was set up with permission from the President ...

Alec Baldwin Gave Up Law Studies For Acting

March 1st, 2010 4:00pm EST
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Alec Baldwin had a back-up career planned if he didn't find success acting - he wanted to be a lawyer. The 30 Rock star, who will host the Academy Awards on Sunday night, spoke to a room of aspiring attorneys at New York's Fordham Law School on Wednesday night.

Revealing his doubts about the profession, he explained: "I didn't know if I wanted to join a field that was becoming as crowded and choked as law was."

However Baldwin, whose three younger brothers, Daniel, Billy and Stephen, all followed him into acting, admits being a lawyer could have helped his troubled Hollywood family.


Stephen Baldwin Says Brother Alec Is 'Completely Fine' & Back At Work

February 13th, 2010 9:53am EST
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Stephen Baldwin has reassured fans of his brother Alec, insisting the star is feeling "great" after his early morning dash to hospital on Thursday.

Paramedics transported Alec Baldwin to a New York hospital after receiving a 911 call, believed to have been made by his 14-year-old daughter Ireland, from his Manhattan apartment.

He was released after a brief check-up and his representative subsequently insisted the hospital visit had been one big "misunderstanding", amid rumors the actor had been intoxicated.

In a statement released on Thursday, Baldwin's spokesman, Matthew Hiltzik, ...

Katie Price Marries

February 3rd, 2010 12:09am EST
Katie Price
British glamor model Katie Price has wed her cage fighter boyfriend in Las Vegas, less than a year after splitting from husband Peter Andre. The reality TV star and Alex Reid exchanged vows in a secret ceremony at the Wynn resort in Sin City on Tuesday afternoon.

A statement from the couple reads, "We are very much in love and look forward to the future together. We can’t wait to get back and celebrate our marriage with our friends and family who we know fully support our wishes."

Price's spokesperson has dismissed reports the couple wed as part of a publicity stunt, insisting, "Their...

Stephen Baldwin: 'Women Are Smarter Than Men'

January 28th, 2010 11:38am EST
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Stephen Baldwin relies on his wife Kennya to take over main parenting duties in their household - because he believes women make better guardians. The Usual Suspects star, who has two teenage daughters with his Brazilian partner, admits he missed out on large parts of his kids' early years while away on movie sets.

However, he insists Kennya is better equipped to look after the girls - because she's much more patient.

Appearing on U.K. talk show Loose Women, Baldwin explains, "No (I'm not hands-on). I don't care if this just sounds obvious - women are smarter than men. They have mor...

Stephen Baldwin To Celebrate 21 Years Of Sobriety

January 5th, 2010 9:11am EST
Stephen Baldwin To Celebrate 21 Years Of Sobriety
Stephen Baldwin is looking forward to January 21st- the date will mark 21 years sober for him. The 43 year old battled alcohol and drugs demons in his early 20s, but managed to overcome his substance abuse issues and reinvented himself as a born-again Christian.

And Baldwin is looking forward to celebrating his landmark anniversary during his stint on Britain's Celebrity Big Brother reality show.

He told fellow contestant Vinnie Jones, "This January 21st... when I'm in here... it'll be 21 (years). I'm 43 years old now and I'm sober 21 years."

Baldwin insists a higher power turne...

Celebrities In Financial Trouble

October 15th, 2009 9:24am EDT
Celebs in financial trouble
They may be famous, but it doesn't mean they're rich. It also doesn't mean the taxman will let them slide. The economy certainly is hard for us regular folk these days, but it's also affecting Tinseltown's finest. Check out our slideshow of celebrities that are facing foreclosure, bankruptcy, and other problems for failing to pay up.

Toni Braxton owes more than $12,500 on her mansion in Century City, California and officials at Bank of America are now looking to foreclose on the property.

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Stephen Baldwin Files For Bankruptcy

July 22nd, 2009 8:52am EDT
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Stephen Baldwin filed for bankruptcy on Tuesday, after landing in more than $2.3 million worth of debt, according to a U.S. report.

The Usual Suspects actor, who appeared on the TV show I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here! earlier this year filed for Chapter 11 protection claiming he is millions in debt - and he only owns a property worth $1.1million.

Reports last month claimed the star's New York house was going to be auctioned off after he was unable to keep up with the large mortgage payments.

Baldwin slammed the claims, insisting that he was simply "renegotiating" his mort...

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