Aug 21, 2012


Oprah has definitely been on a roll with her show 'Next Chapter' on OWN.  From scoring the first interview with Bobbi Kristina after the death of her mother, Whitney Houston, there appears to be no one the Queen of All Media can't interview.  Well, it turns out there is one elusive star that is avoiding the Mighty O.  The star is the one and only Lauryn Hill.

Now, I'm not going to lie.  That would be the one interview I would love to see.  I can't think of many people that I want Oprah to interview, but Lauryn Hill would definitely be at the top of my list.  I don't think there is any other interviewer that could get Ms. Hill to open up the way Oprah could, but alas that is not to happen.

Oprah took to Twitter after one of her followers asked her to have Hill on the show.  “Tried. She said no,” tweeted Oprah.

Oprah, it would appear, is not the only entity Ms. Hill has said no to.  She apparently has said no to paying taxes in the state of New Jersey.

Not only does she owe the federal government $1.8 million in taxes, but now it's being reported that she owes the state of New Jersey $440K.

(TMZ) -- A civil judgment was entered against Hill on June 14th by a Jersey court — finding the Fugees singer is responsible for $446,386 in unpaid state taxes.
A week before the judgment came down, Hill was charged with failing to file FEDERAL tax returns in 2005, 2006, and 2007 … a federal crime. She pled “guilty” and now faces 3 years in prison.
But lucky for Hill,  the state tax situation hasn’t become a criminal matter … yet.
Hill is scheduled for sentencing in her federal tax case in November.
She should really reconsider talking to Oprah so she can get her side of things out on the table.


******Side Note******

Who are some of the people you would like to see Oprah interview for her 'Next Chapter' show?

Here's my list (in no particular order):

1. Lauryn Hill
2. Deval Patrick
3. Angela Bassett
4. Samuel L. Jackson
5. Maya Angelou (I never can get enough of her)
6. Janet Jackson (I would love to hear her side of the Jackson family craziness)
7. Kamala Harris
8. Trayvon Martin's Parents
9. The Penn State Victims
10. Robin Roberts
11. Al Gore
12. Michael Jordan
13. Chris Brown
14. Chad Johnson
15. Shaunie O'Neal
16. Bethann Hardison
17. Ursula Burns
18. Issa Rae
19. Spike Lee (especially since she's Tyler Perry's best friend)
20. Marian Robinson (Michelle Obama's mother)
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