Rapper Snoop Dog The Latest Celebrity to Owe the Tax Man

Breaking News: This is not a Gossip Column, so why are you reading about celebrity Snoop Dog? It turns out that he's been added to the infamous California Delinquent Taxpayer's List. The rapper is accused of owing nearly $300,000 in back taxes.

The Scoop on Snoop Snoop Dog, real name Calvin Broadus, owes an estimated $284,053.59 according to leaked tax documents. I'm waiting to see if Mr. Broadus will try to defend his forgetfulness in the hilarious fashion that his fellow rapper Method Man did:

“Myself, I’m a pothead,” he admitted. “It’s no secret. Everyone knows that. I go on the road and forget everything else. Sure, [the IRS] sent letters to my house saying, ‘We need this money.’ They started sending them in 2002.”

By the way, Method Man's truck was taken from him last month as a result of a $50,000 debt in New York taxes. So don't get any funny ideas about using that particular defense.

No Shame? I just don't understand. How can millionaire celebrities not have the foresight to hire a competent accountant that would handle these IRS issues for them? Rich celebrities with connections and resources get in trouble with the IRS all the time. How can you or your small business stand a chance?