This Week's Shining & Falling Stars: Skinny Drew Carey & Tax Troubled Chris Tucker
Shining Star - Drew Carey: Drew Carey, come on down...you're the next celeb to be named the "Shining Star of the Week"!
The formerly portly The Price is Right host is rocking a slimmer physique after dropping a reported 80 pounds in less than eight months. Carey told Us Magazine that he trimmed his figure through good ole fashioned diet and exercise because he was "sick of being fat".
And as any good game show host might say, "And that's not all!". Carey also won points this week for handling a minor zinger thrown at him by Bob Barker with class. The Price is Right's former host told a TMZ camera crew, "I tried to make the show really exciting and he doesn't do that. He just plays the games". Burn!
But Carey responded to the remark by saying, "I love Bob Barker. He can say whatever he wants". Well-played, Drew.
Falling Star - Chris Tucker
Where's Jackie Chan when you need him? Chris Tucker surely needs the seasoned skills of a martial artist to help fight off the tax man.
Tucker, who rose to fame for his role in the Rush Hour movies, reportedly owes the IRS more than $11 million.
It seems the fast-talking comedian didn't cough up millions in cash to the Feds in 2001, 2002, and 2006. And he apparently owes the state of California almost $4 million big ones.
Now I'm not one to rush to judgment, but Tucker was paid $20 million for each of the sequels to Rush Hour - you'd think he could afford a decent accountant!