Connect with us

Breaking News

22

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

Photo Credit: JPI Studios

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.

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,

Leave a comment | 22 Comments

22 Comments
oldest
newest
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments

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!

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

I agree! Her behavior was atrocious at court.

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!

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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)

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

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….)

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.

@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!!!

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.

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.

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!

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.

“…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

Sad for the others involved in the movie.

Ironic Felicity plays a prosecutor in another movie.

Breaking News

Steve Kent Reportedly OUT as Sony Pictures Television VP in Charge of DAYS and Y&R

On Friday, reports surfaced that Steve Kent, Senior Executive Vice President of Programming at Sony Pictures Television, is no longer with the company and overseeing the Sony soap operas, Days of our Lives and The Young and the Restless.

According to Soap Opera Digest, a set side source reported that Kent’s last day was last Friday, April 12th, which was one day after what would have been his final appearance in his Sony VP role at the Days of our Lives 15,000th episode on set celebration.

During that ceremony, Kent gave a brief speech giving kudos to DAYS for its incredible milestone. Days is a co-production of Sony Pictures Television and Corday Productions, while Y&R is produced by Bell Dramatic Serial Company in association with Sony Pictures Television.

Photo: JPI

Kent started his soap opera career as a producer for CBS’ defunct Capitol and then as the supervising producer of NBC’s Santa Barbara from1984 to 1993.

Photo: JPI

At Sony, before his role overseeing the soaps, Kent was Senior Executive Vice President of International Productions for Sony Pictures Television International department.

If reports are true, the question becomes who has taken over his position, and would oversee DAYS and Y&R from the Sony side? Share your thoughts on this developing story via the comment section below.

Continue Reading

Breaking News

(WATCH) 2024 Daytime Emmy Nominations Special Live!

After exciting morning for your favorite daytime stars when they were revealed to be nominees for the 51st annual Daytime Emmy Awards comes tonight 10th annual Daytime Emmy Nominations Special.

Beginning at 8 pm ET/5 pm PT, several of the nominees will talk with Michael Fairman on their reactions to the news they have been nominated for a Daytime Emmy, share what scenes they submitted that landed in the top five or six in their respective performer acting categories and much more.

Scheduled to appear are: Days of our Lives nominees, Tamara Braun (Ava), Eric Martsolf (Brady) and Linsey Godfrey (Sarah), The Young and the Restless nominees: Allison Lanier (Summer), Michelle Stafford (Phyllis), Courtney Hope (Sally), Bryton James (Devon), The Bold and the Beautiful’s John McCook (Eric), General Hospital nominees, Finola Hughes (Anna) and Alley Mills (Heather), and The Bay’s Mike Manning (Caleb).

Photo: JPI

The 51st annual Daytime Emmy Awards will be broadcast live on CBS and streamed on Paramount+ on Friday night, June 7th and emanating, once again this year from the Bonaventure Hotel in downtown Los Angeles.

Photo: JPI

For a full list of this year’s nominations click here.

Now, watch below as the stars chat it up as we celebrate their Daytime Emmy Nominations. If you have a potential question you might want posed to any of our guests, drop it in the comment section below and we just might ask it on air.

Continue Reading

Breaking News

51st Annual Daytime Emmy Award Nominations: CBS Soaps Score Most, Eric Braeden, Dick Van Dyke, Guy Pearce Receive Nods

The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS) have officially announced on Friday, the full list of nominees for the 51st Annual Daytime Emmy Awards.

While Thursday brought with it four reveals of the nominees in the Outstanding Daytime Drama, Talk Show Host, Lead Actor and Actress categories (as presented by various entertainment news programs), today’s nominations include all the other categories not previously announced.

The Daytime Emmy Awards telecast is set to be presented live on Friday night, June 7, at 8 PM EDT /delayed PT, on the CBS Television Network, and available to stream live and on-demand on Paramount+. This will mark the 18th time that CBS has broadcast the Daytime Emmys.

Photo: JPI

In addition, The Daytime Creative Arts & Lifestyle Emmy Awards will be presented on Saturday, June 8 at t9 PM ET/6 PM PT and streamed on The Emmys apps and at watch.TheEmmys.tv. The ceremonies will take place at the Westin Bonaventure Los Angeles.

Television icon, Dick Van Dyke has received his first-ever Daytime Emmy nomination in the Outstanding Guest Performer category for his touching portrayal of Timothy Robicheaux on Peacock’s Days of our Lives. The nomination makes Van Dyke the oldest Daytime Emmy nominee in history at 98-years-old.  In addition, motion picture and TV star, Guy Pearce, is also nominated as Guest Performer for his longtime role as Mike Young in the reboot of Neighbours.

Speaking of Neighbours, the Australian soap opera also received its first ever Daytime Emmy nomination for Daytime Drama Series now that its a revival can be streamed on Amazon Freevee. In addition, The Young and the Restless iconic, Eric Braeden (Victor Newman) received his first Daytime Emmy nomination in more than 20 years in the Lead Actor in a Drama Series category.

Photo: AmazonFreevee

In the Daytime Drama series categories, CBS’ The Bold and the Beautiful and The Young and the Restless each scored 12 nominations more than any other show. Leading the acting nominations was B&B, who landed 7 performers in the various categories, a first in its 37-year history.

In a statement, Adam Sharp, President & CEO, NATAS expressed, “We are happy to once again honor the creative talent both in front of and behind the camera of America’s favorite Daytime programs. We look forward to celebrating the icons who enliven the days of audiences across the country.”

Photo: JPI

Brent Stanton, Head of Daytime, NATAS added, “Producing the Daytime Emmys is a labor of love for all of us at NATAS. The huge popularity of these shows continues to be must-see viewing for their fans.” NATAS also revealed that Lifetime Achievement Honorees, Hosts, Presenters, and Silver and Gold Circle honorees will be revealed at a later date.

The Daytime Emmy Awards recognize outstanding achievement in television programming honoring work in a variety of categories, including daytime dramas, talk shows, instructional programming, hosting, culinary, and legal/courtroom programs. In 2021, NATAS and the Television Academy jointly announced plans to realign the Daytime and Primetime Emmy Awards to be organized by content genre, as opposed to program airtime.

The 51st Annual Daytime Emmy Awards will be produced once again by NATAS and Associated Television International (ATI). Adam Sharp and Lisa Armstrong are executive producers from NATAS, while David McKenzie executive produces from ATI.

Congratulations to all the men and women in front of the camera and behind the scenes for their recognition as we take a look at who will be going for gold come June. Here are the nominees below starting with the Daytime Drama Categories.

Photo: JPI

OUTSTANDING DAYTIME DRAMA SERIES

The Bay

The Bold and the Beautiful

Days of our Lives

General Hospital

Neighbours

The Young and the Restless

OUTSTANDING LEAD PERFORMANCE IN A DAYTIME DRAMA SERIES: ACTRESS

Tamara Braun, Days of our Lives

Finola Hughes, General Hospital

Katherine Kelly Lang, The Bold and the Beautiful

Annika Noelle, The Bold and the Beautiful

Michelle Stafford,  The Young and the Restless

Cynthia Watros, General Hospital

Photo: JPI

OUTSTANDING LEAD PERFORMANCE IN A DAYTIME DRAMA SERIES: ACTOR

Eric Braeden, The Young and the Restless

Scott Clifton, The Bold and the Beautiful

Thorsten Kaye, The Bold and the Beautiful

Eric Martsolf, Days of our Lives

John McCook, The Bold and the Beautiful

Photo: JPI

OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING PERFORMANCE IN A DAYTIME DRAMA SERIES: ACTRESS

Jennifer Gareis, The Bold and the Beautiful

Linsey Godfrey, Days of our Lives

Courtney Hope, The Young and the Restless

Allison Lanier, The Young and the Restless

Emily O’Brien, Days of our Lives

Photo: JPI

OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING PERFORMANCE IN A DAYTIME DRAMA SERIES: ACTOR

Robert Gossett, General Hospital

Bryton James, The Young and the Restless

Wally Kurth, Days of our Lives

A Martinez, The Bay

Mike Manning, The Bay

Photo: JPI

OUTSTANDING GUEST PERFORMANCE IN A DAYTIME DRAMA SERIES

Linden Ashby, The Young and the Restless

Ashley Jones, The Bold and the Beautiful

Alley Mills, General Hospital

Guy Pearce, Neighbours

Dick Van Dyke, Days of our Lives

OUTSTANDING WRITING TEAM FOR A DAYTIME DRAMA SERIES

The Bay

The Bold and the Beautiful

Days of our Lives

General Hospital

The Young and the Restless

Photo: JPI

OUTSTANDING DIRECTING TEAM FOR A DAYTIME DRAMA SERIES

The Bay

The Bold and the Beautiful

Days of our Lives

General Hospital

The Young and the Restless

OUTSTANDING LIGHTING DIRECTION

General Hospital

The Jennifer Hudson Show

The Kelly Clarkson Show

The View

Photo: ABC

OUTSTANDING TECHNICAL DIRECTION, CAMERAWORK, VIDEO

The Bold and the Beautiful

Days of our Lives

Disney Parks Magical Christmas Day Parade

The Kelly Clarkson Show

OUTSTANDING CASTING

African Queens: Njinga

Days of our Lives

General Hospital

Start Up

The Young and the Restless

OUTSTANDING ART DIRECTION/SET DECORATION/SCENIC DESIGN

African Queens: Njinga

The Drew Barrymore Show

General Hospital

The Kelly Clarkson Show

The View

The Young and the Restless

OUTSTANDING COSTUME DESIGN/STYLING

African Queens: Njinga

The Bold and the Beautiful

The Jennifer Hudson Show

Sherri

Photo: WarnerBros

OUTSTANDING HAIRSTYLING AND MAKEUP

African Queens: Njinga

The Drew Barrymore Show

Sherri

The View

The Young and the Restless

OUTSTANDING ORIGINAL SONG

“Shine” General Hospital

“Unexpected Truth”Unexpected

“We’re Home” Reconnecting Roots

OUTSTANDING DAYTIME TALK SERIES

The Jennifer Hudson Show

The Kelly Clarkson Show

Tamron Hall

Turning The Tables with Robin Roberts

The View

Photo: ABC

OUTSTANDING ENTERTAINMENT NEWS SERIES

Access Hollywood

Entertainment Tonight

Extra

OUTSTANDING CULINARY SERIES

Be My Guest with Ina Garten

Family Dinner

Selena + Chef: Home for the Holidays

Valerie’s Home Cooking

What Am I Eating? with Zooey Deschanel

OUTSTANDING LEGAL/COURTROOM PROGRAM

Hot Bench

Judy Justice

Justice For The People with Judge Milian

The People’s Court

We The People with Judge Lauren Lake

Photo: Disney/ABC

DAYTIME TALK SERIES HOST

Joy Behar, Whoopi Goldberg, Alyssa Farah Griffin, Sara Haines, Sunny Hostin, Ana Navarro, The View

Kelly Clarkson, The Kelly Clarkson Show

Mark Consuelos, Kelly Ripa, Live with Kelly and Mark

Akbar Gbajabiamila, Amanda Kloots, Natalie Morales, Jerry O’Connell, Sheryl Underwood, The Talk

Tamron Hall, Tamron Hall

OUTSTANDING CULINARY HOST

Lidia Bastianich, 25 Years with Lidia: A Culinary Jubilee

Valerie Bertinelli, Valerie’s Home Cooking

Eduardo Garcia, Big Sky Kitchen with Eduardo Garcia

Emeril Lagasse, Emeril Cooks

Sophia Roe, Counter Space

Buddy Valastro, Legends of the Fork

OUTSTANDING DAYTIME PERSONALITY – DAILY

Frank Caprio, Caught in Providence

Kevin Frazier, Nischelle Turner , Matt Cohen, Cassie DiLaura, Denny Directo, Will Marfuggi, Rachel Smith, Entertainment Tonight

Deborah Norville, Steven Fabian, Lisa Guerrero, Ann Mercogliano, Jim Moret, Les Trent. Inside Edition

Robert Hernandez, Star Jones, Divorce Court

Judge Judy Sheindlin, Whitney Kumar, Kevin Rasco, Sarah Rose, Judy Justice

What do you think about the nominations for the 51st annual Daytime Emmy Awards? Who do you think deserved to get in that did? Who do you think got snubbed? Who are you happiest to see receive a nomination? Let us know via the comment section below.

Make sure to be with us live starting tonight Friday, April 19th at 8pm ET/5pm PT for the Michael Fairman Channel’s 10th anniversary edition of its Daytime Emmy Nomination Special 2024, featuring some of the just announced daytime drama nominees. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Continue Reading

Video Du Jour

Peter Reckell returns for a second visit with Michael Fairman following the wrap-up of his recent run as Bo Brady on Days of our Lives.Leave A Comment

Recent Comments

Power Performance

Eileen Davidson as Ashley

The Young and the Restless

Airdate: 4-12-2024

Popular