Cord Jefferson · 05/06/13 04:48PM

Lauryn Hill was sentenced to three months in prison today for failing to pay taxes on about $1 million in income. The IRS: Ready or not, here they come, you can't hide. They're gonna fiiiiiiind you, and send you to jail.

Amy Winehouse's Funeral Is Under Way

Maureen O'Connor · 07/26/11 10:45AM

Amy Winehouse is laid to rest. Blake Fielder-Civil memorializes her from yet another jail cell. Jesse James and Kat Von D broke up. Lauryn Hill's boyfriend left her for a model while she was pregnant with his child. Tuesday gossip is somber.

"Sweet Like Licorice, Dangerous Like Syphilis"

Hamilton Nolan · 08/21/08 11:52AM

The Root's theory on what caused the musical decline of former hip hop goddess Lauryn Hill: an aversion to fame, a cult-like relationship with a succession of religious figures, and a rocky love life. My theory: smoking that crazy crack, it looks like! [The Root]

In Prison, Reading Vogue And Harper's Bazaar Kind Of Makes You Everyone's Bitch

Ryan Tate · 04/17/08 03:22AM

Derek Khan is living the high life now in Dubai, having put his past as a jewelry-pinching celebrity stylist behind him. He has recaptured some of his past glory, now appearing as a "commentator and makeover specialist" on satellite TV and in magazines like OK! Middle East. But in between Khan's come-up and his comeback, between 2003 and 2005, he did time at Rikers Island and two upstate prisons. None of his famous clients visited him in jail, so Khan kept tabs on them by reading fashion magazines. You can guess how that went over in the clink:

Non-Jailed Female Rappers Line Up For Chance To Fight On TV

Hamilton Nolan · 04/14/08 08:30AM

It's rare that a reality show performs a true public service, but if this new Miss Rap Supreme show on VH1 can actually uncover a single talented female rapper, it would be doing America a favor. Think about the current status of our most famous female MCs: Lil Kim went to jail, Foxy Brown went to jail, Remy Ma is going to jail, and Lauryn Hill, the best of them all, is behaving like a crackhead. Who are young women supposed to look up to, public intellectuals? Ridiculous. I have high hopes about the idea for the show, which is the logical demographic successor to last year's painful version, The White Rapper Show. MC Serch is back (and still employed)! And he's finally teamed up with Yo-Yo! Miss Rap Supreme premiers tonight at 10. I have no idea whether any of the girls on it are good rappers or not, but they do look reliably crazy, which is half the battle. The full trailer, below.