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Uptown Girl' Draws IRS Ire: Feds Say Christie Brinkley Owes $531K


(The Blaze/AP) Records show supermodel Christie Brinkley owes $531,000 in back taxes, and the IRS has filed a lien against her.

E! Online reports that per a filing with the Suffolk County Clerks Office in Suffolk County, New York, the Internal Revenue Service has taken out a tax lien on the 57-year-old beauty's $30 million Bridgehampton, Long Island, estate to tune of $531,720.

A spokeswoman for Brinkley says the star was surprised to hear the lien had been filed.

Spokeswoman Claire Mercuri says: "Christie Brinkley ... has instructed her team to resolve the matter immediately."

Brinkley was once married to Billy Joel. She made her Broadway debut this year playing Roxie Hart in the musical "Chicago."

The Daily Mail reports that in 2008, Brinkley's financial holdings were worth an estimated $80 million, primarily as the owner of real estate, much of it in the Hamptons.

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