Tuesday, April 15, 2008

APRIL 15, 2008

The ice princess sizzled on the hottest night of Dancing With the Stars. Olympic figure skating champ Kristi Yamaguchi garnered two more perfect tens during last night's Latin night, and finished with the top score for the fifth straight week. Latin night featured the contestants performing either the sexy samba or the sensual rumba. N-F-L star Jason Taylor continued to give Kristi some competition, finishing in a tie for second with Mario. The R-&-B singer's smooth samba earned him his best score of the competition. Marissa Jaret Winokur also impressed the judges, with Len Goodman saying the chubby actress's energetic performance had "more bounce to the ounce." Shannon Elizabeth, Cristian de la Fuente, Marlee Matlin and Priscilla Presley turned in less-than-stellar performances, landing them in the bottom four.

James Blunt and Ozomatli will perform during tonight's elimination episode.

Dancing With the Stars Leaderboard
Kristi Yamaguchi & Mark Ballas-29
Jason Taylor & Edyta Sliwinska-27
Mario & Karina Smirnoff-27
Marissa Jaret Winokur & Tony Dovolani-24
Shannon Elizabeth & Derek Hough-23
Cristian de la Fuente & Cheryl Burke-23
Marlee Matlin & Fabian Sanchez-22
Priscilla Presley & Louis Van Amstel-21 (our elimination prediction)

Don't forget…your taxes are due today. The Post Office on Pegasus will be open late to handle last minute filings.

In the meantime, here are some random tax and money facts...

* According to a recent survey, 79% of Americans say they think it's morally wrong to not report ALL your income on your tax form, while 5% of Americans think it's morally OK to cheat on your taxes. Another 14% say they don't think cheating on taxes is even an issue of morality.

*The federal government claims that around $345 BILLION goes unreported on federal income taxes EVERY YEAR. And of that money, about $290 BILLION is never recovered by the IRS.

*According to an IRS report, the average American spends 26-and-a-half hours... and spends $207 in out-of-pocket costs... preparing their tax form. (The cost includes people who do their own taxes.) That means that the average tax refund... which is just over $2,400... is actually more like $2,200 when all is said and done.