Brinkley promises to pay back taxes

Christie Brinkley says she will repay the IRS the $500,000 she owes in back taxes by Wednesday. "I regret not paying more attention to my accounting," she told TMZ. The supermodel received a $531,720 tax bill on her Bridgehampton residence in November. "I was surprised to learn of the tax lien filing and took immediate steps to rectify this matter. I discovered the tax lien was the result of an error," she told TMZ, adding "My taxes will be paid in full by Wednesday, Dec. 7 and I expect the tax lien to be released immediately thereafter . . . I regret not paying more attention to my accounting, but I have been, and remain focused on my whole family as both my parents navigate serious health issues."

Yanni to play Jones Beach next June

Jones Beach will be our very own Acropolis next year -- if but for one night, reports Newsday's Kevin Amorim. Yes, folks, Yanni is coming to Nikon at Jones Beach Theater on June 9. We don't know what to say, except maybe: paging Linda Evans! And just when you thought the summer season couldn't heat up any more -- Neil Diamond has added a second show, June 10 (his first show at the beach is June 8). Tickets for Yanni, $20-$175, go on sale at noon Friday via 800-745-3000 and Tickets for both of Diamond's shows are $29.50-$149.50 and are already on sale at Live Nation.

Super Bowl halftime to feature Madonna

Madonna will perform during the Super Bowl XLVI halftime show on Feb. 5, The Associated Press reports. The news was announced during NBC's "Sunday Night Football" game between the Detroit Lions and New Orleans Saints. And the timing couldn't be more perfect -- her romantic drama, "W.E.," rolls out in theaters two days before the game. And she is recording an album due for release next year.

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