Brief news from elsewhere:
— Lauryn Hill comes up with just under a million dollars to settle overdue state and federal taxes, possibly just in time to avoid jail on tax evasion charges. (Associated Press) UPDATE: Whoa, not good enough, apparently! A judge late Monday afternoon sentenced the Grammy winner to three months in prison.
— Beyonce breaks her silence on the controversy over her Cuba visit, says nothing particularly noteworthy, other than that it was “such a beautiful trip” and she found the outcry “quite shocking.” (Good Morning America)
— Aw, Crystal Bowersox is splitting up with her short-term husband. You remember her from “American Idol,” right? (People)
Updated 5:35 p.m.
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