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Baldwin admits he failed to pay New York taxes

by The Associated Press on March 30, 2013 10:40 AM

NEW CITY, N.Y. — Stephen Baldwin admitted in court Friday that he failed to pay New York state income taxes for three years.

The actor pleaded guilty to a charge of repeated failure to file income taxes. He agreed to pay $400,000 in back taxes, interest and penalties; $100,000 of that already has been paid.

If Baldwin pays back the rest of the money within a year, the charge will be taken off his record, the judge said. If not, he’ll be sentenced to five years’ probation and will use that period to pay back the money.

Baldwin, the youngest of the four acting Baldwin brothers, went to court between appearances on “All-Star Celebrity Apprentice.”

“Unfortunately, I got some really bad suggestions and advice ... from lawyers and accountants,” Baldwin said outside court. “I’m just grateful for the opportunity to rectify this situation.”

Another court appearance is planned in June.

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LOS ANGELES — Actor Jeremy Renner is a dad.

“The Hurt Locker” star and girlfriend Sonni Pacheco confirmed Friday that they are the parents of 7-pound Ava Berlin Renner.

A statement released by Renner spokeswoman Susan Patricola says the new parents “are beyond thrilled.”

Renner played a military explosives expert in the 2008 Oscar-winning film.

Renner has also starred in “28 Weeks Later,” “The Bourne Legacy” and “The Avengers.”

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ATLANTA — A lawyer for reality television star Porsha Williams says his client has filed a counterclaim for divorce against her former NFL player husband Kordell Stewart.

Lawyer Randy Kessler said Friday that Williams responded with the counterclaim after former Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Kordell Stewart filed for divorce in Fulton County Superior Court in Atlanta last week. Stewart’s filing says his marriage to Williams is “irretrievably broken.”

The pair appears on Bravo’s “The Real Housewives of Atlanta.” Kessler said earlier this week that Williams learned of the divorce from the media.

Stewart’s filing says the two married on May 21, 2011, and have no children together.

Stewart asks the court to find there are no marital assets to divide. He asks that neither side be ordered to pay alimony.

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