"Driving & drinking is not a game or a laughing matter," tweeted Hart. "This is a wake-up call for me..."
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• Early Sunday morning Kevin Hart was arrested for drunk driving. He was pulled over after driving erratically at 90 m.p.h. on California’s 101 Highway. Hart failed a sobriety test and was charged with a misdemeanor DUI and was held on $5,000 bond. The comedian later tweeted about the incident saying, “Driving & drinking is not a game or a laughing matter. People have lost lives because of stupid sh*t. This is a wake-up call for me, I have to be smarter & last night I wasn’t. Everything happens for a reason.” He later made fun of the situation by sharing exactly what happened when he was pulled over. “When the cop asked me to take the sobriety test I said ‘Why waste our time… I’m drunk man’… #TrueStory,” he tweeted. [People]
• Lauryn Hill says she failed to pay taxes in 2005, 2006 and 2007 because of threats against her and her family. Hill believes she needed to go underground for her own protection. She has since pled guilty to tax evasion charges and is hoping the judge will be easy on her during her April 22nd sentencing. Hill is asking for probation instead of jail time. [TMZ]
• The Jackie Robinson biopic, 42, earned the top spot in the box office over the weekend. It earned $27.3 million, the highest debut of any baseball film in recent memory. The movie, starring Chadwick Boseman as Robinson, eared a rare A+ from CinemaScore, which tracks audience reactions. As stats indicated, the movie was a success with women and moviegoers over the age of 35. [Entertainment Weekly]
• As the deadline to file your annual taxes expires today, the Obamas’ 2012 tax returns have hit the Internet. According to documents, the First Couple earned $608,611 last year and donated nearly a quarter of their income to charities. They also paid a whopping $112,214 in taxes and also earned far less last year than any other year in the White House. [Grio]
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