Sideshow: Warwick files bankruptcy

Singer Dionne Warwick, shown in February, has filed for bankruptcy in her home state of New Jersey, listing $25,500 in assets, more than $10.7 million in liabilities, mostly to IRS.
Singer Dionne Warwick, shown in February, has filed for bankruptcy in her home state of New Jersey, listing $25,500 in assets, more than $10.7 million in liabilities, mostly to IRS. (RICK SCUTERI / AP)
Posted: March 27, 2013

East Orange, N.J., native Dionne Warwick, 72, has filed for personal bankruptcy in her home state. The five-time Grammy-winning singer of "Do You Know the Way to San Jose" lists total assets of $25,500 and total liabilities of more than $10.7 million, nearly all tax claims by the Internal Revenue Service and the State of California, according to the filing obtained by Reuters. Warwick says she has a monthly income of $20,950 and expenses of $20,940. Warwick's rep, Kevin Sasaki, says Warwick was forced to file due to "negligent and gross financial mismanagement" in the late '80s and '90s.

Hugh Hefner is sexy

Octogenarian Playboy founder Hugh Hefner, who single-handedly is keeping alive the pajama-making industry (I mean, what grown man wears jammies?), says his third wife, Crystal Harris, is sooo mega-awesome and sexy, she beats out every woman he's ever bedded. How many?

"How could I possibly know?" the 86-year-old tells Esquire. "Over a thousand, I'm sure." Important to know. At 26, Crystal is a stunning 60 years Hugh's junior.

She says she admires Hef not because of his amazing stats, but because "he believes in love. . . . Hef loves me more than anybody else in a relationship ever has," she says. Poor her.

Tidbits 'n pieces

Julia Louis-Dreyfus returns as the U.S. vice president in the second season of HBO's Veep on April 14. . . . Syfy's Rachel Nichols-starring sci-fi saga Continuum will return for a second season on June 7. . . . TMZ says Real Housewives of Atlanta's Kordell Stewart and Porsha Williams Stewart are divorcing. . . . Monday's fourth-season premiere of NBC's The Voice, which had new coaches Shakira and Usher, drew 13.4 mil viewers, which is real good. . . . Justin Bieber on Monday night played a show in Lódz, Poland, then took off his shirt to go to the airport. Don't catch cold, kid: It was 14 degrees Fahrenheit. . . . To mark its 100th episode Wednesday, USA's Dulé Hill-starring Psych will allow fans to choose among three endings live via social media. . . . ESPN will present Robin Roberts with an ESPY award, the Arthur Ashe Courage Award, this summer.

Posh Spice, the shop

Victoria Beckham is set to rake in the bucks through her site ( www.

victoriabeckham.com), a consumer emporium featuring her ready-to-wear line, eyewear, denim, and her contemporary Victoria Beckham line.


Contact "Sideshow" at sideshow@phillynews.com. This article contains information from Inquirer wire services.

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