Briefly: Rick Santorum; Fat Joe; Paula Deen

June 24, 2013

Rick Santorum (Steve Pope / Getty Images)

Brief news from here and elsewhere:

Rick Santorum has a new job — CEO of a Christian movie company. Seems to be putting his money where his mouth is: In 2011, he urged Christian conservatives to get involved in pop culture, noting that most faith-based flicks are “preachy” and amateurish. (Post Politics)


Fat Joe leaving an earlier court date. (Samantha Henry / AP

How hard is it to file your taxes? The latest show-biz star nicked for skirting the IRS: Rapper Fat Joe, sentenced in Newark federal court Monday to four months. Wesley Snipes, Nicolas Cage and Lauryn Hill are among the celebs who’ve run afoul of the taxman lately. (AP)

The latest company to drop Paula Deen amid her racial-slurs controversy: Smithfield Foods, which sold Deen-branded hams, but no longer. (AP)

More Reliable Source: George Lucas; Sonia Sotomayor; “North West”; White House Down; Barbara Walters; Elisabeth Moss; Rand Paul; Joe Kennedy; Michael Collins; Josh Duggar

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