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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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soapqueenforever

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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DAYS and GH Director Joe Behar Passes Away at 94

Joseph Behar was heavyweight director in daytime drama having worked on both Days of our Lives and General Hospital and now comes word of his passing. Behar passed away on June 26th at the age of 94.

According to his obit, he died at his home in Manhattan Beach, California.

Joe spent the the bulk of his career directing Days of Our Lives and General Hospital.  He actually directed the pilot episode of General Hospital back in 1963, then came back the ABC daytime drama series 30 years later to direct it for more than 10 more years,.

Along the way, he won 5 Daytime Emmys for his work on GH, and had won six overall throughout his career. He continued directing until his retirement back in 2005.

Behar’s career started on the Ernie Kovacs Show and he also directed Let’s Make a Deal. and more.

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He is survived by his wife, Carolyn and his sons, Jeffrey, Steven and Greg Behar and his grandchildren, Alex, Mallory, Niko and Lydia.

Watch an interview with Joe via the TV Academy on his career including working with Frances Reid (Ex-Alice, DAYS), the pace of directing in daytime and more below.

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‘The Bay’s’ Kristos Andrews, Karrueche Tran & Mike Manning Take Top Acting Honors at 48th Annual Daytime Emmy Fiction & Lifestyle Ceremony

The digital drama, The Bay, won big tonight at the final ceremony for this year’s 48th annual Daytime Emmys.

On Sunday, NATAS revealed the winners in the Daytime Fiction & Lifestyle Programming categories hosted by Loni Love and streamed on their OTT App and online.

Within the mixed-bag of categories were the actors very familiar to soap audience who were competing from the streaming digital dramas including The Bay and Studio City.

Former Days of our Lives star, Mike. Manning (Ex-Charlie Dale) won Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Daytime Fiction Series for his performance as Caleb in The Bay.

Following his moving acceptance speech about the series shedding light on same-sex wedding and the LGBTQ community, Manning took to Twitter to add:I didn’t expect this. I’m still in shock. Thank you everyone who had a hand in getting me here! The producers, the fans, @TheBaytheSeries team, my family, I love you all!! Thank you x1000″

Meanwhile, for his portrayal of dual roles of Peter and Adam on The Bay, Kristos Andrews picked up another Emmy for the Outstanding Lead Actor in a Daytime Fiction Series.  This is his fourth win for his acting work on the digital drama series, but he has also received four more as one of the main producer of The Bay.  Andrews’ on-screen scene partner, Karrueche Tran, took home the gold for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Daytime Fiction Series for her performance as Vivian.

In the Younger Performer category, Chiara D’ Ambrosio of The Bay and the former Summer Newman of Y&R, won for her work.

For the complete list of winners from the ceremony click here.

So, what do you think of the performer winners from the digital dramas at tonight’s Daytime Emmys? Let us know in the comment section below.

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Jerry O’Connell Made Official Co-Host of ‘The Talk’

After speculation that Jerry O’Connell would become the first male host to join the ladies on The Talk, today it became official.

O’Connell will join the CBS afternoon series other hosts: Sheryl Underwood, Elaine Welteroth and Amanda Kloots as a permanent host.

Jerry will will appear on the show for the remainder of the week before taking a break until the end of the month due to a previous film commitment. He’ll join The Talk full-time for its upcoming 12th season this fall.

In a video, O’Connell shared on the announcement:   “It’s real exciting.  First of all, I want to say, you ladies have been so welcoming to me. I mean, I came here as a guest months ago, and just from the moment I walked in, you’re just gracious, you’re kind, you’re fun, and it worked. And here we are. We’re going to have a lot of fun, we really are.”  At the end of today’s episode, he expressed: “I’m excited to be a part of the family.”

In a statement, The Talk’s executive producers Heather Gray and Kristin Matthews expressed, “We are beyond thrilled Jerry O’Connell is our new host. We loved his infectious enthusiasm, humor, openness and insights as a guest co-host and look forward to him now bringing those dynamic qualities to the show every day. As an accomplished actor, devoted husband and father, Jerry will bring a unique and entertaining perspective to the conversation.”

O’Connell takes over the seat that for 11 seasons belonged to Sharon Osbourne who left the series amid controversy.

Watch below how The Talk made Jerry an official member of the family with this spoof on “Rocky” to “Eye of the Tiger”.

Now that it’s a done deal, are you excited for Jerry to co-host The Talk? Share your thoughts in the comment section.

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