A while back I had written about how Nicolas Cage owed the federal government $6 million in back taxes and pondered how an actor who has made several decent movies could owe that much money. Well, I have now learned why. Apparently he is suing his former money manager for $20 million for providing him with bad financial advice and leading him down “a path of financial ruin.” That is not the whole story though. It appears that Mr. Cage likes to buy very expensive and unnecessary items, according to New York Magazine. He had a jet and two yachts to his name. He bought a dinosaur skull for $276,000. He had three castles as well as an island in the Bahamas. He had several other mansions that he owned in Bel Air as well. A collection of real shrunken heads. A $495,000 Lamborghini. These are just some of the luxury items that Cage has bought over the past 10 years. Most of these items have been sold or foreclosed on due to owing the United States government more than what an average person makes in their entire life. So, did his money manager make him buy these things? Is that why he is suing him?
Madonna has yet another job. It was just recently announced that she will be modeling for Dolce and Gabbana. She will be the face of Dolce and Gabbana for the 2010 spring/summer line. This is not the first time that Dolce and Gabbana and Madonna have teamed up though. The pop star had D&G design her costumes for her Girlie Show tour in 1993. They also designed some costumes for her Sticky and Sweet tour as well. Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana told their online magazine that “to have Madonna in our campaign is a dream come true.” Madonna’s ads for the D&G campaign were shot last week in New York City. The spring/summer line for Dolce and Gabbana is greatly inspired by the designers’ Italian heritage and includes classic pieces like corsets.