Does ‘Dancing with the Stars’ lead to tax woes?

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Pamela Anderson shares something in common with a few fellow celebrity contestants on a recent season of ABC’s “Dancing with the Stars” (DWTS). At least three others also have made headlines for being in hot water with the tax authorities.

Interesting question: Is this a coincidence or do celebrities go on DWTS to earn money to pay their taxes?

Anderson became famous for her role on “Baywatch” and in several movies in the 1990s. However, in early April of this year, the attention she garnered was less flattering. Her name appeared on the California Franchise Tax Board annual list of delinquent taxpayers, which includes 250 taxpayers who owe at least $100,000.

In April 2009, the state filed a $493,144 lien against Anderson. As the news of her tax woes became public, she responded on Twitter:

“I’m not trying to avoid any tax obligation. Certain events occurred, outside of my control, which caused this temporary but embarrassin...(register to read more)

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