How does a legendary singer get in hock (to the IRS and the state of California) to the tune of more than $10.7 million?
Apparently through many years of "negligent and gross financial mismanagement."
That was the explanation in Dionne Warwick's personal bankruptcy filing March 21 in New Jersey, where the singer lives.
Her publicist says she has paid her back taxes, but the penalties and interest continue to pile up. The five-time Grammy winner and cousin of the late Whitney Houston lists total assets of just $25,500.
Here's more from our friends at NBC-Washington.