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Ja Rule gets more than 2 years on taxes

Rapper and actor Ja Rule was sentenced Monday to more than 2 years in federal prison for failing to file income tax returns, and said a combination of youthful inexperience, bad advice and an inability to manage fame and fortune led to his financial troubles, The Associated Press reports. "I in no way attempted to deceive the government or do anything illegal," he said minutes before being sentenced in a New Jersey federal court.

Sheen's new project: 'Anger Management'

Charlie Sheen, who was fired from "Two and a Half Men" in March, aims to launch another hit sitcom -- this time, on his own terms, The Associated Press reports. The tempestuous star is planning to return to series television in the hopefully titled "Anger Management," based on the 2003 film of the same name. With no network currently in place, the new series will be produced by Lionsgate Television, the company announced Monday. The 45-year-old actor will have a "significant ownership stake" in the series, Lionsgate said.

Betty White gets asked to the ball

After Mila Kunis and Justin Timberlake received YouTube invitations to Marine Corps balls, what hottie was next? Betty White, of course. The actress received an invitation from Sgt. Ray Lewis, who said: "She's funny. She's sweet. She's mature. She's an all-around perfect woman." White, alas, released a statement gently declining, Entertainment Weekly said Monday: "I am deeply flattered and truly appreciate the invitation, as everyone knows I love a man in uniform, but unfortunately I cannot accept, as I will be taping an episode of 'Hot In Cleveland.' Love, Betty White."

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