Crikey. It's one thing when a serial idiot like Lindsay Lohan goes to prison for a few days. Ballyhoo, gentle treatment, then they're out and partying again.

But this looks serious. Wesley Snipes has been ordered by a US judge to report to prison to start serving a three-year sentence for tax fraud.

The star of Demolition Man and, um, presumably some other films since didn't file tax returns in 1999, 2000, 2001 and as a result was convicted of tax offenses in April 2008. Since then he's been out on bail and appealing.

But Judge William Hodges, of Florida, has had enough of that. 'The defendant Snipes had a fair trial; he has had a full, fair and thorough review of his conviction and sentence,' he wrote on Friday in his judgment. 'The time has come for the judgement to be enforced.'

That's code for 'get your ass to jail.'

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