A star in Pa.!

    A movie star is on his way to Pennsylvania!

    Well, to a prison here at least.

    Today’s the day Wesley Snipes is required to report to a Pa. federal prison for failure to file income tax returns.

    When actor Wesley Snipes gets here, he’ll leave behind his wife, young children and celebrity neighbors in the wealthy Florida enclave made infamous by next-door neighbor Tiger Woods.

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    The commonwealth prison camp pales by comparison, but is still worlds away from the harsh prison fortresses depicted in the Snipes films “Undisputed” and “Brooklyn’s Finest.”

    Federal Correctional Institution McKean is a minimum-security camp and doesn’t have fences around its perimeter. The 300 nonviolent inmates live in barracks that feature two-man rooms, daily showers and double-feature movie showings Friday through Sunday.

    But there’s no NC-17, R- or X-rated films allowed, knocking out much of Snipes’ action-heavy repertoire.

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