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Lori Loughlin and Husband Mossimo Giannulli To Plead Guilty To Charges In College Admissions Scandal

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The U.S attorney in Boston said on Thursday; that former Edge of Night and When Calls the Heart star, Lori Loughlin and her husband Mossimo Giannulli have agreed to plead guilty to conspiracy charges in connection with the college admissions scandal at the University of Southern California.

The couple will plead guilty before a U.S. District Court Judge on a date to be set.  The pre-hearing will take place Friday at 11:30AM EST via video conference.

Loughlin and Giannulli have been accused of paying “bribes totaling $500,000 in exchange for having their offspring designated as recruits to the USC crew team — despite the fact that they did not participate in crew — thereby facilitating their admission to USC,” according to the indictment.

The couple were two of more than 30 parents in the country implicated in the admissions scandal, which included former Desperate Housewives star, Felicity Huffman, who plead guilty for her wrong-doing last year and served a 14-day prison sentence.

In terms of what is next for the couple. according to Deadline, Loughlin’s plea agreement calls for two months in prison, a $150,000 fine and two years of supervised release and 100 hours of community service.  Giannulli’s agreement calls for five months in prison, a $250,000 fine and two years of supervised release with 250 hours of community service.

In a statement U.S. Attorney Andrew E. Lelling said, “Under the plea agreements filed today, these defendants will serve prison terms reflecting their respective roles in a conspiracy to corrupt the college admissions process and which are consistent with prior sentences in this case. We will continue to pursue accountability for undermining the integrity of college admissions.”

So, what do you think of the Louglin and Giannulli’s guilty plea? What do you think of the prison time, fines, and service they will reportedly have to serve for their sentence in connection to this scandal? Is it appropriate for their crimes?  Comment below.

 

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I hope these two do time, on arrogance and smugness alone. She has shown absolutely no remorse. And her kids, such narcissists and so entitled. She should be ashamed of herself and her children.

Jimh
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Mike Karr cant save Jody Travis now..

Jimh
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Jimh

Breaking News..Judi Evans(Days) was seriously injured in a horseback riding accident…on May 16th-how come that isnt news…seen it on another site?????

Momo
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Maybe because it’s her private life. I was surprised though that this site did not report the death of her son.

I do hope she is feeling better.

Jimh
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Another site mention it…and yes, im surprised to hear that about her son!!!!

Phyllis Lientz
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No, they should be sentenced as though they came from no money. If they weren’t rich and not celebrities I’m sure it would have been much harsher sentence. 2 months is laughable.

Susan
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If they weren’t rich, they probably would not be in the position they are right now. I don’t personally know many people who could make a $500K “donation” to get their children into college.

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This is big news since it was said over and over again on the news that the couple was facing YEARS in prison. I guess it is true that money does talk when it comes to the justice system. If you shell out enough dough, all you’ll get is a slap on the wrist for crimes committed.

Momo
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They should have gotten more time.

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‘The Talk’ Renewed for its 12th Season

After its controversial 11th season and following the departure of original cast member, Sharon Osbourne, there had been chatter that maybe the The Talk would come to an end.

However, news today from CBS has that it has renewed its top daytime talker, and the series will live to see another day for its upcoming 12th season this fall.

Having debuted in October 2010, the show now features Carrie Ann Inaba (who also serves as the show’s moderator), Sheryl Underwood, Amanda Kloots, and Elaine Welteroth as it primary co-hosts.

As with previous amalgamations of the co-hosts, the women discuss the latest headlines, current events, and human-interest stories of the day.

The series put out this tweet on their pick-up sharing: “JUST ANNOUNCED! #TheTalk has been officially renewed for another year on @CBSreturning for a 12th season in 2021-2022! More fun, more topics, more talk!”

So, glad The Talk is continuing on, or did you think it was time for it to go? Comment below.

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‘Ryan’s Hope’ Star and Soap Vet, John Gabriel Has Passed Away at 90

Heartbreaking news Monday morning and to start the week. Beloved Ryan’s Hope soap veteran, John Gabriel (Ex-Dr. Seneca Beaulac) has died.

His daughter, actress Andrea Gabriel (Lost) shared the news of his passing via her Instagram account.

In her statement, Andrea shared: “It is with an unspeakably heavy heart that I share the news of my father’s passing.  John Gabriel was my hero, my role model, and my champion, but above all, my daddy… I will love you forever.”

Gabriel’s run on Ryan’s Hope was in two parts.  He started with the ABC daytime drama series in 1975 and stayed till 1985.  He then returned from 1988 to 1989.  Seneca’s love story with Jillian Coleridge (the late Nancy Addison Altman) was often front and center on the series.

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As soap fans know, John was married to another former soap star, Sandy Gabriel (Ex-Edna Thornton, All My Children and  Ex-Christine Venet Ryan’s Hope), and is also survived by his other daughter Melissa and their two grandsons.

Throughout his daytime soap career, Gabriel received one Daytime Emmy nomination back in 1980.  He also appeared in roles on General Hospital, Loving, The Bold and the Beautiful, Generations and Days of our Lives.

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In primetime he was known for his roles on Gilligan’s Island, Mary Tyler Moore Show.  John was also an accomplished singer performing on many variety and talk show through the years.

In 1995, Gabriel produced the late Charles Grodin’s talk show Charles Grodin for CNBC.

No official cause of death for Gabriel was revealed, and no memorial plans as of this moment.

Share your condolences and remembrances of John via the comment section below.

 

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Sheryl Underwood to Host the 48th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards

The Talk’s Sheryl Underwood will become a five-time host of the Daytime Emmy Awards, although this time going solo, as CBS and NATAS have announced today that she will handle the duties for the upcoming 48th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards.

The CBS broadcast will airs on Friday, June 25 at 8 p.m. ET on the network as well as streaming live on Paramount Plus.

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According to Variety, “Underwood will emcee the show from Los Angeles, where a stage has been set up for the show, but the pre-taped broadcast will also include presenters and honorees from their own show studios and homes to accept their awards. Although many of the key daytime drama, game and talk show awards will be presented on the telecast, additional winners will be announced simultaneously on Twitter, via the @DaytimeEmmys handle.”

The Daytime Emmys are presented to programs broadcast between 2 a.m. and 6 p.m.  The show includes content that originally premiered in calendar-year 2020, and is judged by a pool of peer professionals from across the television industry.

So, what do you think of Underwood being named the solo host of this year’s Emmy broadcast? Comment below.

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