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Video Games and Junk Food

Mr. J.Lo’s taxing schedule.

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Marc Anthony has agreed to pay $2.5 million for five years’ worth of back taxes (unpaid interest and fines included), but upon hearing the news last week, one ex-employee wasn’t surprised. “He’s a kid, like a teenager from the hood,” says one. “He is the guy who wants to stay home and play video games all night. He looks like the kind of person that needs to be fed. Food is not a priority. When he eats, he eats pizza and Kentucky Fried Chicken and McDonald’s.” Asked about Jennifer Lopez’s husband’s alleged gamer habits and propensity for fast food, his rep, Blanca Lasalle, said, “Even if that’s true, what’s wrong with that?” Anthony failed to file taxes on over $15 million in income from 2000 to 2004. His brother and manager, Bigram Zayes, and accountant, Philip Sarna, both pleaded guilty to felony charges in the case. (They also didn’t file returns themselves.) Anthony was not charged.

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