Brian McKnight runs into IRS problems


R&B singer Brian McKnight is the latest celebrity to run into tax problems, with public records showing the IRS filing a $257,345 lien against him in the New York City registrar's office.

Detroit News blogger Robert Snell was unsuccessful in getting a comment from the singer or his representatives.

McKnight's last studio album came out in 2006 and peaked at number 32 on The Billboard 200 -- his worst showing since his debut in 1992.

In recent years, McKnight has shifted his focus to television -- appearing as a contestant on Donald Trump's Celebrity Apprentice. The 40-year old is also set to host a one-hour weekly entertainment show on CW Plus.

Given McKnight's large fan base, a $250,000 tax lien isn't such a big deal -- assuming it isn't a symptom of other more serious financial problems. Quick Brian: There's still time to schedule a few Christmas shows. His latest album is set to hit stores Oct. 27, and will feature collaborations with Jill Scott and Stevie Wonder.

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