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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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On Monday, the two states with the most television and film production in the United States (California and New York) received a plan from many Hollywood studios, producers and the entertainment and production guilds of a plan and outline to be able to rejigger and restart production of your favorite shows and films.  This includes the soaps: General Hospital, The Young and the Restless, The Bold and the Beautiful and Days of our Lives.

Via Deadline: In an effort to get the industry moving-forward again where jobs were lost or put on hold, and production were completely stalled out-of-the-blue, the guidelines submitted by “The Industry-Wide Labor-Management Safety Committee Task Force (the “Task Force”) is asking for consideration and adoption for the resumption of motion picture, television, and streaming productions in an environment that minimizes the risk of contracting or spreading COVID-19,” says a report for Governors Gavin Newsom of California and Andrew Cuomo of New York.

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So, glad to know that this major step has been taken to try to get production back on track in Hollywood and New York? Comment below.

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Coronation Street had been on  10-week mandatory shutdown due to the coronavirus pandemic sweeping our globe.  The return to start up the show keeps the soap on-air throughout July and then ongoing.  There will be three episodes filmed each week at their studios in Manchester.

Along with ITV’s Emmerdale, and  other programs, Coronation Street is returning to production under the UK’s guidelines and  safety protocols for COVID-19.

According to Deadline that will include: crew members designated to a specific studio or exterior lot  …  social distancing will be observed … cast and crew will have daily temperature checks, while older and more vulnerable members of the team won’t be part of the new episodes during the initial period of filming.

In a statement, John Whiston, ITV’s managing director of continuing drama, said: “Getting to this point has taken a huge amount of work and goodwill from a huge number of people, not least our cast and crew. With the peak past, all indications are that the time is right for a return to filming.  And with the extensive protocols we have put in place, we have made our workplace as safe as possible. I’m sure our audience will appreciate having the show they love continue on air. For many who have written in it is a vital escape from all the fears and stresses this virus brings in its wake.”

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ATWT and ‘Vampire Diaries’ Alum, Zach Roerig Arrested For DUI

Another actor has been arrested for a DUI, and this one happened over Memorial Day Weekend.

News out of TMZ is that former As the World Turns actor, Zach Roerig (Ex-Casey), who went to appear in CW’s Vampire Diaries was taken in by the cops.

According to the report: “Zach was busted Sunday around 2:30 AM in Montpelier, Ohio. Police tell us, officers noticed Zach’s pickup truck did not have a front license plate, so they pulled him over.”

Apparently when the officer went up to the driver’s side window they noticed that Zach’s slurred speech, bloodshot eyes and say he, “reeked of booze”.

Roerig was arrested for  for a misdemeanor and was held overnight in a holding cell.  He was later released.

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Zach’s arraignment is set as of now for June 4th.

ATWT fans will remember Zach as part of the younger set in Oakdale comprised of: multi-Daytime Emmy winner Jennifer Landon (Ex-Gwen), Jesse Sofer (Ex-Will) and Alexandra Chando (Ex-Maddie), all who went on to primetime fame during their careers.

So, what do you think about the latest past or present soap star receiving a DUI? Remember Zach on ATWT? Comment below.

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