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Lori Loughlin Faces Money Laundering Charge, While Felicity Huffman’s Netflix Movie Pulled Following Guilty Plea In College Admissions Scandal

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There is continued fallout for Felicity Huffman (ex-Desperate Housewives) and Lori Loughlin (Ex-Edge of Night, When Calls The Heart, Full House) from their part in the college admissions scandal that has rocked Hollywood’s privileged.

On Tuesday, Loughlin was one of 16 people facing additional charges ; which included her designer husband, Mossimo Giannulli, in a new indictment in the national college admissions scandal, prosecutors announced.  They were charged in a second, superseding indictment with conspiring to commit fraud and money laundering. They had previously been charged in connection with a scheme that used bribery to cheat on standardized exams and to falsely portray their children as athletic recruits.

As for Huffman, following yesterday’s guilty plea where the actress admitted to disguising a $15,000 payment to have someone take the SAT for her oldest daughter as a charitable donation, she expressed:  “I am in full acceptance of my guilt, and with deep regret and shame over what I have done, I accept full responsibility for my actions and will accept the consequences that stem from those actions,” her professional career took a hit,

Upon the guilty plea, Netflix pulled her movie in which she stars along with Angela Bassett and Patricia Arguette called Otherhood. In it, the trio play three mothers who move to New York to be closer to their adult children.

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According to the Hollywood Reporter, it had been scheduled to bow on April 26 and the streaming platform had not rescheduled it.  You could see with the theme of mothers and their adult children, why Netflix chose to ax it off their programming line-up.

Huffman’s other role in an upcoming Netflix limited series from Ava DuVernay, is still scheduled for now to bow.  That is called When They See Us in which Felicity plays noted prosecutor Linda Fairstein centered around the infamous Central Park Five case. That is slated for May 31st.

So, what do you think of the latest in the saga of Loughlin and Huffman? Comment below,

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DMRR
DMRR

I can’t believe Lori Loughlin’s disgusting behavior while walking in & out of court. Her entitlement is astounding. I hope she gets knocked down a few pegs while locked up!

Soapqueenforever
Soapqueenforever

They both got what they deserved. It just goes to show, money really is the root of all evil. She deserves to rot in jail for a bit. Actually, they both do

DMRR
DMRR

I agree! Her behavior was atrocious at court.

Shay
Shay

That really did beggar belief, DMRR! I was absolutely gobsmacked by Laughlin’s arrogant behavior throughout this entire scenario! I grew up watching Lori as Jodie on “Edge of Night” and she seemed to be such a lovely, level-headed, responsible young lady who had successfully transitioned from her initial soap fame to primetime prominence which has endured for decades! One never read salacious gossip about her conduct…onscreen or off….It appeared she was not one to put a wrong foot forward, personally or professionally speaking, and had actually remained quite wholesome in an industry that is anything but! (Although in retrospect, her Twitter page does reveal that she was very much a product of the LaLaLand mindset….not that I ever followed her musings!) Considering all the serious criminal allegations against her (and her spouse) which have recently come to light, for this grown woman to have remained so clueless as to put on that appalling pre and post courtroom performance just goes to show how phony her carefully-cultivated image was all along! One certainly hopes that a lengthy jail term is in the offing for both husband and wife!

jaybird369
jaybird369

Shay…check this out: Earlier this week, I watched online footage of Lori leaving the courthouse. Then, from there, Lori waved at people, signed some autographs and even posed for a few pictures…and she had (what looked like to me) a DISGUSTINGLY CHEERFUL SMILE on her face…WTF?!?!?!?!?! Sorry Shay…but there was always something about Lori Loughlin that I DID NOT LIKE…and this all now cements it…ARROGANT ACTIONS AND ALL!!!!! Again…sorry.

Later, Shay.

Momo
Momo

So is the movie never going to air? Sad for others involved in it.

Interesting Lori chose not to plea.

Felicity is only ashamed that she got caught.

DMRR
DMRR

& what about tax fraud? They disguised their payments as taxable donations. Throw the book at ‘em!

Harry
Harry

How do you know that? You don’t. There could be some real soul searching going on here. Huffman delivered a sincere, well spoken apology. Aunt Becky delivered a party and arrived on a party bus in front of the courthouse acting as though there should be a red carpet rolled out for her. There is an art to the apology and Huffman nailed it. We don’t know what she’s feeling.

LIS
LIS

I’m sure they are humiliated they got caught. But what is the purpose of putting these people in jail. They will go to a country club jail and then come out go on Oprah and talk about how horrible jail is and then sell their release photos to PEOPLE and write books with million dollar book advances while going on their apology tours. I already see Lori and her kid doing a Kardasian style show. They are not violent offenders. I say give them large fines and sentence them to some form of community service like picking up trash on the highways or, cleaning the parks or beaches, working with victims of the wildfires or participating in mentoring programs for several years.

Momo
Momo

Prison time is to teach them a lesson and hopefully deter them and others from similar things in the future. They should be treated the same as everyone.

LIS
LIS

Filming them picking up trash in a park or on a beach or campsite will be more than enough a deterrence, trust me. We have serious social problems in our country that need to be addressed and with their resources and celebrity status they could do a lot of good. They could work with babies addicted to opiates, or help get addiction services for teenagers or help with making sure foster kids have money for recreational activities, or work with uninsured adults on quality health care. The list is endless. Prisons should be for violent offenders. I think long years of community service (5) and large fines should be enough.

SG Fitzpatrick
SG Fitzpatrick

Do people really not know that breaking several laws or even one is why people go to prison? LIS is very confused, Oprah’s show ended how long ago? LMAO! The USA does not have a special two-tiered justice system. One doesn’t get a lesser punishment because you like them or they are famous, LIS. It’s scary that you don’t understand this. Lori and hubby paid half a MILLION dollars, doctored photos to pretend their daughters were accepted to USC as superior athletes. They put their heads on other people’s bodies! The actual crew rowers who DESERVED those spots did not get to go to the school they EARNED entrance to. So NO! Don’t fall for this no prison unless your crime was physical. That means I could come to your house and take anything I want. Woohoo, no prison. let’s hit a bank next! (ugh ugh ugh)

Timmm
Timmm

They both should be ashamed of themselves BUT, why do these two women face jail time and Jussie Smollet doesnt?

Shay
Shay

Oh, I think we both know the answer to that one, Timmm! Holding the so-called privileged (white) women cards simply cannot trump those which Jussie had working in his favor! (Not to mention the “support group” he had operating both in front of and behind the scenes to get him off scot-free. And I still hope that crooked backroom scheme ultimately fails….)

Momo
Momo

Not only did Jussie not go to prison, but his record was wiped clean. Totally ridiculous!!!!! I guess we need the Feds to go after Jussie.

Shay
Shay

@Momo…I think the final verdict is still out on the Smollett case. Whilst he’s celebrating his so-called victory with photo-ops on an Hawaiian beach, he’s being sued by the city of Chicago to recoup their losses for the cost of the investigation covering his hate hoax crime, and meanwhile, more evidence of his guilt is leaking out. (The latest being the large volume of phone calls he made to the Nigerian brothers hours before this “incident!”) There is still the possibility that Chicago charges against him could be re-filed, and, of course, the Feds may save the day with their own legal action. Then there remains the court of public opinion in which this individual has already been judged guilty! Good people across many different demographic groups simply aren’t having any of his outrageous behavior…even amongst the Hollywood community, he has become a laughingstock. Did you get a load of Chris Rock, Tracy Morgan or SNL, to name a few??? It really seems that the only ones left defending the creator of this deplorable publicity stunt are his political family of Auntie Maxine, Uncles Jesse and Al and Cousin Kim!!!

jaybird369
jaybird369

The ARROGANCE of BOTH Lori Loughlin and Felicity Huffman is BEYOND RIDICULOUS!!!!! But I think that Lori’s actions are WAY WORSE!!!!! A few nights ago, I read online that Lori’s daughter Olivia Jade didn’t even want to go to college…but…Lori pressured, forced and bullied Olivia Jade (her own daughter) to enroll into college!!!!! Lori…you are BEYOND SELFISH…and only thinking about YOURSELF!!!!! Bottom Line Here…Lori and Felicity…get ready for PRISON…ESPECIALLY Y-O-U, LORI!!!!!

Later.

Momo
Momo

I don’t understand why they made Olivia go to college. I would have said, take a year off, do your thing and we’ll re-evaluate. Obviously the college and school were prestige for Lori. I don’t know how they expected her to succeed in USC when she couldn’t get in on her own and had no interest in it.

SG Fitzpatrick
SG Fitzpatrick

This is absolutely correct. We should all encourage young people to take a gap year and work part-time or do an internship in the field they might like to pursue. Uni is not for everyone and it didn’t prepare many of us who went (and worked ourselves literally sick, as was my case) for life after Uni/College. The only class that was part of my degree program in which I learned anything? Internship. It was awesome, I got it last minute with one of the best people in several states in that career. The rest really is sort of about being out in the world a bit – more freedom from parents, but also not having parents around to fix problems. I taught myself how to do laundry, way later than my peers. Shrank brand new stuff i worked all summer to pay for in my first load. Lesson learned!

SG Fitzpatrick
SG Fitzpatrick

Olivia Jade was already in University. No clue where you got your pseudo facts. I saw her video from her dorm room. She was on Spring Break (on a yacht, natch) when the news broke and has since not returned to USC. BULLIED? You have no idea what that word means! The kids posed for the doctored photos. Stop worshipping that vacuous brat.

Patrick
Patrick

“…Upon the guilty plea, Netflix pulled her movie in which she stars along with Angela Bassett and Patricia Arguette called Otherhood.”

WHAT a – HUGE – disappointment !!!! costarring Angela Basset AND Patricia Arquette. two mega watt ARGH

Angela ; and
Patricia

ALL that NEED be said

Momo
Momo

Sad for the others involved in the movie.

Ironic Felicity plays a prosecutor in another movie.

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Absolutely heartbreaking news this Saturday afternoon.  John Callahan, best known to soap fans for his role as Edmund Grey on All My Children has passed away after suffering a massive stroke.  The stroke happened on Friday, March 27th when paramedics responded to a call at his home in Palm Desert, California. He was 66-years-old.

According to reports, Callahan was rushed to Eisenhower Medical Center in Rancho Mirage, CA, where he was put on life support.  John’s daughter Kaya, and his former wife, and AMC co-star Eva LaRue (Ex-Maria) rushed to the hospital to be by his side from Los Angeles.  John died Saturday morning.

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In a statement, Eva La Rue shared: “We are extremely saddened and distraught over the loss of John. He was my great friend, co-parent and amazing father to Kaya. The absence of his bigger than life, gregarious personality will leave a hole in our hearts forever. Words cannot express the shock and devastation we are feeling at this time. The Yankees just lost one of their greatest fans.” 

John played Edmund on All My Children from 1992-2005.  He also appeared throughout his soap career on: Santa Barbara, Days of our Lives, General Hospital, The Bay and primetime’s Falcon Crest and Desperate Housewives; in addition to many more television appearances.

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Below is LaRue’s touching tribute to John  via Instagram:

 

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May Flights of Angels Wing You to Your Rest my Dear Friend. Your bigger than life, gregarious personality will leave a hole in our hearts forever. We are devastated-My great friend, co parent partner, and loving father to Kaya. That big belly laugh, bear hugs, bad puns, ability to harmonize to any song, great kitchen table singing-fests, and two steppin bad ass! “Johnny Numbers”, my All My Children soap stud, the great time keeper, Beatles fanatic ( I wish to God we could go back to “Yesterday”)… Kaya and I are beyond broken hearted, so stunned, sorry that my thoughts are a mess. You gave the best most beautifully written tributes, and I am at a complete loss for words right now for you. I hope Heaven has baseball and that your team always wins! The Yankees has just lost their biggest Fan. ♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼

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