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Lori Loughlin Sentenced to Two Months In Prison In College Admissions Scandal

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Finally on Friday, former Edge of Night, When Calls the Heart, and Full House star, Lori Loughlin was sentenced to two months in prison for he part in the now notorious college admissions scandal that previously sent former Desperate Housewives star, Felicity Huffman to prison, too.

Loughlin’s husband, Mossimo Giannulli, only received a five-month sentence.  To the terms of her sentence, via the U.S. attorney for the District of Massachusetts, Loughlin also will serve two years of supervised release during which she must perform 100 hours of community service and pay a fine of $150,000,.  She was sentenced just hours after Giannulli, who along with five months in prison,  received a $250,000 fine, two years of supervised release and 250 hours of community service.  Both must surrender to the US Bureau of Prisons before 2 p.m. on November 19th

Of all the parents involved in the admissions scandal, these two were the most high-profile, originally trying to dodge the charges.  The duo admitted to paying scam mastermind Rick Singer $500,000 to get their daughters into the University of Southern California.

An emotional Loughlin said in the sentencing: “While I wish I could go back and do things differently, I can only take responsibility and move forward. I am truly, profoundly and deeply sorry. I’m ready to face the consequences and make amends.”

During the hearings Friday, US District Judge Nathaniel Gorton addressed each  – telling Loughlin that while he believed her statement was sincere, she has had a “fairy-tale” life.  Gorton added, “Yet you stand before me a convicted felon, and for what? For the inexplicable desire to grab more … to  have whatever prestige and instant gratification that comes from being able to show off the admission of your daughters to a preferred university.” Gorton told Giannulli that he “certainly did know better,” adding, “You were not stealing bread to feed your family.  You have no excuse for your crime. And that makes it all the more  blameworthy.”

So, what did you think of the sentence handed-down to Loughlin and Giannulli for their crimes? Comment below.

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She got a slap on the wrist. There are so many families out there who have bright intelligent children who would give their eye teeth to go to college but they can’t afford it. Her girls were only going for the social life aspect of it. The courts should have chosen two kids (a boy and a girl to be fair) and made her pay the full tuition for both. A couple of months in jail is like giving Charles Anson house arrest at Trump Towers I hope she gets what she deserves while she is there. I have no… Read more »

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She was wrongly Sentenced to Two Months In Prison, and
a low-security prison in-kind to a college dorm.
Any person not of wealth and fame would get a year
in an actual prison..
People with money and CO’s of mega-companies rarely do a day of time.
Money is the door to many freedoms not offered to normal citizens.

Jimh
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Jimh

Mike Karr-where are you?……she might had been an ok replacement for Hope on days but doubt she would do another soap!!!

jaybird369
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jaybird369

Just two months in prison?!?!? TOTAL MISCARRIAGE OF JUSTICE!!!!! And that judge is an EVEN BIGGER IDIOT!!!!! Truly lame.

George
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George

Lori is a terrific actress, don’t worry Auntie Becky will be back acting sooner that later. She would be a great recast as Hope Brady, Williams on Days and everyone deserves a second chance. Love you. Lori.♥️

CDEE
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CDEE

Nobody can really be HOPE Brady…just like no one can be BO Brady…just would not be right..

Michael (not Fairman)
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Michael (not Fairman)

I thought Robert Kelker-Kelly was a fantastic recast of Bo, actually. I suspect KA.’s fan base would never accept anybody else as Hope, however.

sonniorsolita
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sonniorsolita

Honestly, putting her in jail at all is stupid. We the taxpayers will be paying for her room and board now. Jail should be for violent crimes — people who would be a danger to society if they were free. Or for people who can’t be punished financially for their crimes. But Loughlin and her husband definitely have the financial means to be punished in ways that actually benefit society. How about fining them each $2 million? And demanding 5 years of community service? Or as I’ve seen suggested elsewhere, making them fund scholarships for kids who couldn’t afford a… Read more »

Momo
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Momo

Should have gotten more.

Rodd
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Rodd

They got off light. I feel no pity for them or anyone else who has done what they did.

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Krista Allen is The Bold and the Beautiful’s New Taylor Hayes

In a shocking casting move, former Days of our Lives star, Krista Allen (Ex-Billie Reed from 1996-1999) has replaced long time B&B favorite, Hunter Tylo in the role of Dr. Taylor Hayes.

According to EW.com, Allen will take over the role of beginning on December 10th. Tylo, had previously played the role of Taylor for over three decades on the CBS daytime drama series.

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The report also notes that The Bold and the Beautiful did reach out to Hunter about reprising her signature role but was unsuccessful.

For fans of the show, Taylor has been absent for many key story points since 2019 including: her son Thomas’ brain surgery and the recent marriage of her daughter, Steffy’s marriage to Finn, plus the birth of her grandson and more.

In a tweet following the casting news being announced, Allen shared on her Twitter account: “This is gonna be a fun one! Very excited to step into this iconic role and be back on Daytime after 25 years! … Omg T-W-E-N-T-Y F-I-V-E years?”

Krista will start taping at B&B’s CBS Television City soundstage this Thursday, October 28th, and will share her first scenes with Thorsten Kaye (Ridge). Will there be trouble ahead in his marriage of Brooke (Katherine Kelly Lang) and Ridge with NuTaylor back in the picture?

Allen was recently seen on the TV series 9-1-1, and numerous primetime and film appearances.

So, what do you think of Krista Allen becoming the recast Dr. Taylor Hayes? Comment below.

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Stars React to Alec Baldwin Fatally Shooting Cinematographer Halyna Hutchins & Injuring Director, Joel Souza, In Prop Gun Mishap On Set of ‘Rust’

UPDATED: Over the last 24 hours, the entertainment world has been stunned, by the horrific incident that took place on the set of the western drama Rust, while it was shooting scenes in New Mexico.

What is known is that Alec Baldwin (Ex-The Doctors, Knots Landing) discharged a prop gun that killed Director of Photography, Halyna Hutchins and injured director, Joel Souza.  The film also stars Frances Fisher (Ex-Edge of Night) and Jensen Ackles (Ex-Days of our Lives). Baldwin is also a producer on the film.

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According to Variety, the prop gun contained a “live single round,” according to an email sent by IATSE Local 44 to its membership.

On Friday, Alec Baldwin made a statement via Twitter on his Hilaria and Alec Baldwin Foundation Twitter feed, expressing: “There are no words to convey my shock and sadness regarding the tragic accident that took the life of Halyna Hutchins, a wife, mother and deeply admired colleague of ours. I’m fully cooperating with the police investigation to address how this tragedy occurred and am in touch with her husband, offering my support to him and his family. My heart is broken for her husband, their son, and all who knew and loved Halyna.”

Yesterday, The Sante Fe Sheriff’s Departments originally shared that “Hutchins, 42, and Souza, 48 were shot when a prop firearm was discharged by Alec Baldwin.  Ms. Hutchins was transported, via helicopter, to University of New Mexico Hospital where she was pronounced dead by medical personnel. Mr. Souza was transported by ambulance to Christus St. Vincent Regional Medical center where he was undergoing treatment for his injuries. This investigation remains open and active. No charges have been filed in regard to this incident. Witnesses continue to be interviewed by detectives.”

This morning, Frances Fisher revealed in a twitter conversation with Patricia Arquette, that director Joel Souza had been released from the hospital.  Meanwhile, photographs of a distraught Baldwin emerged following the shooting.

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The news of the Baldwin prop gun incident, isn’t the first time something like this has happened. Jon-Erik Hexum was killed on October 18, 1984, on the set of the TV show Cover Up when he accidentally shot himself in the head with a gun loaded with blanks. Then, in 1993, Brandon Lee, the son of martial arts legend Bruce Lee, died from a prop gun accident on the set of The Crow by a cast member.

As the news made its way through the entertainment community and mainstream news, several soap stars shared their reactions to the fatal shooting accident.

General Hospital’s Jon Lindstrom (Kevin/Ryan) expressed: “Feeling so sad for everyone involved in the tragedy on the #RustMovie set. I do know the film was staffed with experienced, thoughtful professionals. Please, let’s wait until we have the facts. Nothing positive will come from passing judgement or casting aspersions before then.”

General Hospital and Dynasty’s Emma Samms (Holly, Fallon) shared on her friend Jon-Erik Hexum’s death: This AWFUL tragedy on #Rust is unfathomable to me. If all on-set protocols were being adhered to, how, on earth, could it have happened? After what happened to Brandon Lee and my dear friend Jon-Erik Hexam, the firearm protocols became incredibly strict. I was told (when I was with him at the hospital afterwards) that Jon-Erik had been working with a completely empty gun all morning. A blank (still very dangerous) was loaded and then immediately there was a delay. Exhausted, he was allowed to fall asleep – loaded gun in hand. hey woke him, but there was immediately another delay. Jon-Erik put the gun to his head, forgetting it now contained a blank, (because he had just woken up) and jokingly pulled the trigger. He was not the kind of person to play around with a loaded gun. #fortherecord”

We will continue to post reactions and update this story.

What are your thoughts on the fatal shooting on the set of Rust? Comment below.  How can this not happen again, so everyone is safe in this working environment when ‘dangerous’ props are called for or used to make a movie or a TV show?

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Natalie Morales Set to Join ‘The Talk’ After Exiting NBC News

Looks like the The Talk table will now be set, as Natalie Morales will be added to the line-up of co-hosts for the CBS daytime afternoon series.

Although CBS would offer no official word or comment after the story on her coming to the series ran in the Daily Mail, Natalie would join: Sheryl Underwood, Amanda Kloots, Jerry O’Connell and Akbar Gbajabiamila on the panel.

This comes after Morales exited NBC News this morning after 22 years for an “unspecified new opportunity”.  However, she will continue to appear on Dateline’s 30th season throughout the rest of year.

The longtime Today Show anchor told staffers she was moving on expressing in a note: “To my Dateline and Today show families, it’s very hard to say goodbye… and we all know in this business it’s never goodbye but see you later. I’m eternally grateful for the support and deep friendships that will remain no matter where our paths lead.  I have so much to be thankful for and for every one of you who helped me get here… muchísimas gracias mis amigos.”

Tom Mazzarelli, the EP of Today also wrote in a note to staff that “Morales been offered an opportunity she’s passionate about and has decided to step away from NBC News after an incredible two-decade career here.”

Natalie previously anchored Access Hollywood from 2016 to 2019 and continued to be the West Coast anchor of Today.

So, what do you think of Natalie Morales, becoming a main co-host on The Talk? Good fit? Share your thoughts in the comment section below.

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