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Lori Loughlin Pleads Not Guilty Following Indictment In College Bribery Scheme

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Ex-Edge of Night, When Calls The Heart, and Fuller House star, Lori Loughlin entered a plea of not guilty along with her husband, fashion designer, Mossimo Giannulli to the federal government.  The couple are currently facing charges of conspiracy to commit fraud and conspiracy to commit money laundering in the now infamous college admissions scandal.

Loughlin and Giannulli allegedly paid $500,000 to get their two daughters designated as recruits to the University of Southern California’s crew team, though neither girl participated in the sport, thereby facilitating their admission to the university.

The couple were part of a yearlong investigation and now scandal with 33 parents who have been arrested, including Desperate Housewives’ star, Felicity Huffman, who has already pleaded guilty.

According to Deadline, Lori and Mossimo are currently out on $1,000,000 bail and facing up to 20 years in prison.  In addition, the new conspiracy charge also carries a maximum 20 year sentence and major fines, if convicted.

Since Loughlin’s trouble came to light with the authorities, she has lost many of her acting gigs.  She was fired from all of her projects at the Hallmark Channel and is not expected to appear in Fuller House‘s final season.

In addition, Hallmark’s When Calls the Heart, took a brief hiatus following the revelation of Loughlin’s involvement in the scheme. The series will return with all new episodes on Sunday, May 5th, but Loughlin’s character will be edited out of the remaining episodes of the season.

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So, surprised Loughlin did not plead guilty as Felicity Huffman did, or is it par for the course? Share your thoughts in the comment section below as this legal mess continues for her.

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jaybird369

OK…you know what: Lori Loughlin is such a CLUELESS AND STUPID IDIOT!!!!! I hope that they put her away for a very, very long time!!!!! Get ready for prison, Lori!!!!!

Later.

Soapqueenforever
Soapqueenforever

jay bird, to quote the great singer Meatloaf, you took the words right out of my mouth. What does she think, she’s privileged or something. She needs to sit that privileged butt in a cell for awhile and think about just how privileged she is. Two true sayings came to mind when all of this started. Money is the root of all evil. And money can’t buy happiness. Thanks for listening

SG Fitzpatrick
SG Fitzpatrick

Aw come on jaybird, tell us what you really think! lol

DMRR
DMRR

LOCK HER UP! She is cocky, entitled, and smug. & Don’t get me started on her brats!

jaybird369
jaybird369

DMRR…EXACTLY!!!!! Those ‘brats’ of Lori’s are such AIRHEADS!!!!! More and more, I am SO SICK of idiotic, clueless and bleeding-heart judges treating cowardly, spoiled and idiotic celebrities with kid gloves!!!!! For once…just once…I would like a tough-as-nails and hard-nosed judge to be the one to throw the book at that arrogant Lori Loughlin and that husband of hers. ENOUGH IS ENOUGH!!!!!!!!!!

DMRR
DMRR

Me too!-agreed

SG Fitzpatrick
SG Fitzpatrick

What judges do this? I’m aware of one, the fool in the case of the monster kid driving sans license, killed several people, one was a Dad who was helping a complete stranger change a tire. That makes me sad and mad and again feel like I am a stranger in this world. But “bleeding heart” usually isn’t applied in these cases, more like corrupt and accepts cash. There were 33 parents i guess just this year, so it’s not just Hollywood either. It’s money. These parents are dumb and wrong on so many levels and kept at least 33 kids who did it right out of those Universities.
I had never noticed arrogance in Lori, i think that’s part of why we’re all even more mad or confused. She seemed like this good person who made nice movies and was Becky…. and you KNOW she has groups out there of insane fans saying she’s innocent.

James R. Poissant
James R. Poissant

I really want to believe that she isn’t guilty. This is going to be upsetting even more if there is evidence to convict her.

nancy dillingham
nancy dillingham

Stick a fork in her–she’s done!!

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Amanda Setton Cast As GH’s New Brook Lynn Ashton

Former One Life to Live alum, Amanda Setton (Ex-Kimberly) is about to make her debut on General Hospital in the role of Ned (Wally Kurth)and Lois’ (formerly B&B’s Rena Sofer) daughter, Brook Lynn Ashton!

The news of the recast came via TV Line, and Setton is set to make her on-screen debut next Monday on the November 18th episode of the ABC soap.

In story, it looks like Ned and his current wife, Olivia (Lisa LoCicero) welcome Brook Lynn back to Port Charles. The role haas previously been played by Brooke Radding and Adrianne Leon.

In addition to her work as the former Mrs. Clint Buchanan in Llanview, (Kimberly started as a Las Vegas stripper who came to Llanview to help her best friend, Stacy Moraso played by Crystal Hunt) Setton has had numerous primetime roles including: Hawaii Five-0, The Crazy Ones, The Mindy Project, and Gossip Girl.

News of the return of Brook Lynn to GH comes on the heels of the return of Nikolas Cassadine now played by actor, Marcus Coloma.

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Networks To Preempt Daytime Programming For Donald Trump Impeachment Hearing Coverage

Just as your favorite soaps are kicking into high gear for November sweeps next week, comes the news that due to the House public impeachment hearings on President Donald Trump, daytime programming will endure several pre-mptions starting with the first two on Wednesday November 13th and Friday, November 15th.

CBS was the first network to announce their plans for their extensive coverage, and according to the Washington Post all other networks have followed suit.  By this move by the networks it gives the hearing some extra weight and exposure to the American voters and viewing audience.

So far, leading network coverage for CBS will be reportedly anchored by Norah O’Donnell and for ABC George Stephanopoulos.

On Wednesday, the hearings begin at 10am EST, the second is scheduled for Friday beginning at 11am EST.

William Taylor, the U.S. diplomat in the Ukraine, is scheduled to testify Wednesday and on Friday Marie Yovanovitch, the former U.S. ambassador to Ukraine, is scheduled to testify.

The networks are expecting big numbers for covering the hearings, as they have in the past for impeachment proceedings and hearings.

No word yet how the soaps plan for you to see the episodes that don’t air at their regularly scheduled times, or if it shifts your soap viewing schedule by several days.

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Y&R and GH Alum, William Wintersole Dies At 88

For more than 20 years on CBS’ The Young and the Restless, actor William Wintersole played the role of Katherine Chancellor’s (the late Jeanne Cooper) faithful attorney and confidant, Mitchell Sherman.  But tonight, soap fans are learning of Wintersole’s passing on Tuesday the age of 88 due to complications from cancer.

William’s daughter revealed to Deadline that he died at his home in Los Angeles.  Y&R was not the only network soap Wintersole appeared.

General Hospital fans may remember him as WSB Chief Ted Ballantine from 1980-1986 in the heyday of the ABC daytime drama series. Ballantine was the boss of Robert Scorpio (Tristan Rogers) at one time.

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Throughout his career, Wintersole also appeared on primetime series such as:  I Dream of Jeannie, Kojak, Little House on the Prairie, Quincy, Bonanza, Star Trek and The Fugitive to name just a few.

Wintersole is survived by his life partner, Marlene Silverstein, and daughters Tiffany Harmon and Katherine Ramsey and three granddaughters.

Share your thoughts on the passing of William Wintersole and your remembrances of his performances as Y&R’s Mitchell, or GH’s Ted, via the comment section below.

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