Just over a month after Felicity Huffman agreed to plead guilty to charges of fraud for her role in the nationwide college admissions scandal, the veteran actress officially entered her plea on Monday, May 13.
Wearing a dark coat and a pleated dress, the former Desperate Housewives star did so inside of a courtroom in Boston, multiple outlets have confirmed.
In response to Huffman's plea, prosecutors have recommended a four-month jail sentence.
But, on a later date, a judge will have final say over the star's exact punishment.
Huffman has admitted to paying $15,000 to admissions consultant William “Rick” Singer and his nonprofit organization, Key Worldwide Foundation.
A federal indictment has alleged that this so-called charity was really just a front for accepting bribes, however.
Singer then facilitated cheating on Huffman’s oldest daughter’s SAT test by having a proctor correct the teen’s answers after the fact.
Over two dozen wealthy individuals were snared in this operation, with Huffman and fellow Lori Loughlin the most well-known among them.
While addressing Judge Indira Talwani on Monday, Huffman broke down in tears explaining that her daughter really had been seeing a neuropsychologist since the age of eight and had been receiving extra time on exams since she was 11.
She told the judge that neither her daughter nor the neuropsychologist had any knowledge of the bribery scheme.
At one point, witnesses inside the courtroom confirm, Huffman grew so emotional about her error in judgment that she needed a minute to compose herself.
Huffman broke her silence on the scandal on April 8, announcing that she planned to plead guilty and accepting full responsiblity for her actions.
“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,” she said in a statement.
“I am ashamed of the pain I have caused my daughter, my family, my friends, my colleagues and the educational community.
"I want to apologize to them and, especially, I want to apologize to the students who work hard every day to get into college, and to their parents who make tremendous sacrifices to support their children and do so honestly.”
She then turned her attention to Sophia, the 18-year old daughter for whom Huffman paid to have test scores altered:
“My daughter knew absolutely nothing about my actions, and in my misguided and profoundly wrong way, I have betrayed her.
"This transgression toward her and the public I will carry for the rest of my life. My desire to help my daughter is no excuse to break the law or engage in dishonesty.”
The ex-American Crime star and husband William H. Macy, who got married in 1997, are also parents of 17-year-old daughter Georgia.
While Huffman allegedly “made arrangements to pursue the scheme for a second time” for her younger daughter, she ultimately opted “not to do so,” per legal documents.
Under her plea deal, Huffman is prohibited from running for office, owning a firearm and ammunition, and faces other restrictions.
She will return to court for her sentencing on September 13.
Loughlin, meanwhile, has taken the opposite approach from Huffman.
She has not pleaded guilty and plans on fighting all fraud and bribery charges against her, despite these accusations being extreme in nature.
The former Full House cast member is accused of shelling out $500,000 as part of an elaborate scheme to pretend that her two daughters were on their high school rowing team.
In exchange, Singer arranged for an official at the University of California to place the young women on the school's athletic recruitment list -- thereby lowering their admission standards.
Both teenagers were subsequently accepted to this college.
After the actress and husband Mossimo Giannulli, rejected a plea deal in April, they were hit with additional charges of money laundering conspiracy
Earlier today, we reported on yet another shocking development in the life of former Teen Mom 2 star Jenelle Evans.
Jenelle's youngest son, Kaiser, was removed from her care by Child Protective Services on Friday and turned over to his father, Nathan Griffith.
The agency usually only takes such drastic measures in cases where there's reason to believe that there's an immediate danger to the child's safety.
The exact nature of the threat to Kaiser is unknown, but the decision to remove the boy from Jenelle's custody is a reportedly a result of a recent incident in which her husband, David Eason, shot and killed the family dog during a fit of rage.
Upon learning of that incident, Griffith called 911 and requested that police perform a welfare check on his son.
"I guess there was a dispute with my ex-fiancée and her husband and he shot a dog. And there’s been multiple 911 calls of abuse,” Griffith told police.
“And I’m just trying to figure out where my son’s at and what I should do in this situation right now. I’m just so confused right now. … I just want to make sure my son is safe.”
On social media, Evans has been uncharacteristically quiet.
But in an interview with Us Weekly, the controversial former reality star spoke out about her efforts to regain custody.
“I’ve been fighting to get my son back,” she tells the tabloid.
“Kaiser was taken away Friday without my consent, before Mother’s Day, and I have been in touch with my lawyer pertaining this matter,” Evans adds
“Kaiser was taken from his daycare by his grandmother [Nathan Griffith’s mother, Doris] with no notice or call to me."
Evans admits that Griffith's mother acted with the authorization of CPS, but still feels that she the decision was unjust:
“CPS told Doris to take Kaiser without my consent and still have no legal paperwork signed by the judge stating my kids are taken from me," she tells Us.
Interestingly, Jenelle claims that Nathan is on her side in all of this:
“Our current custody order is still in place,” Evans says.
“Nathan is to have supervised visits and only supervised by Doris.
"Surprisingly, me and Nathan have been getting along, so I’m willing to maybe let his visits be unsupervised. Me and Nathan have been in contact during all of this. He doesn’t want Kaiser taken from me.”
Jenelle has already lost custody of her eldest son, Jace, who has with her mother, Barbara Evans, for most of his life.
According to Jenelle, Barbara is currently withholding visitation rights, a development which she blames on the fact that she was recently fired from MTV as a result of the dog shooting incident.
“My mom is keeping Jace from me, nobody else,” she says.
“I only had Ensley with me for Mother’s Day this year. And my mom is taking it out on me for being let go from MTV.”
As for her tumultuous relationship with Eason -- which has now cost her her dog, her job, and her relationship with her sons in just the past week -- Evans says the marriage is currently "healing."
“My relationship with David now is still in a healing process, of course,” Evans explains.
“We are going to start going to marriage counseling because he feels as if we both need it.
"I completely agree. Not considering divorce unless he refuses counseling with me.”
In her surprisingly candid comments, Jenelle expresses hope that her family situation will reverse course now that it seems to have hit rock bottom.
“At this time, I want to focus on what’s best for myself and my family,” Evans says.
“My lawyer has been advising me on what to do and what has gone wrong in this whole situation.”
From there, Jenelle encouraged fans to be wary of information they receive from the media:
"Any rumors that come out, I would like for everyone to just step back and think, ’Is this from Jenelle? No, it’s not true,’” she concludes.
“I’m very open with the public and my life and will continue to be.
"Right now, I need this time to just hang out with my family. I need them so bad right now.”
The future of Jenelle's custody arrangements remains very much in doubt, but the developments of the past two weeks are unlikely to help her standing in family court.
We'll have further updates on this developing story as more information becomes available.
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Last week, controversial beauty vlogger James Charles was canceled by Tati Westbrook.
Though he has apologized, his brand has taken a nosedive.
His follower count continues to fall -- and you can livestream the collapse of his business in real time.
James Charles built his brand as a beauty vlogger and accumulated a YouTube following of 16.6 million.
His current follower count is 13.8 million ... and plummeting.
Now, 13 million is still a lot of subscribers, but that signifies a major loss in revenue for him.
If schadenfreude is your thing, there's a livestream of his subscriber count that you can enjoy.
We have included the video in this post, and the video will remain embedded as long as the livestream endures.
All of this started with a massive callout from Tati Westbrook.
She was a friend of his and a fellow beauty vlogger.
In a 40-minute video, most of which I spent thinking of what an amazing Michelle Bachmann impersonator she would make, she blasted James.
Why? Because of a history of his behavior, but it was all set into motion by something that he did in April.
Namely, James endorsed a brand of hair vitamins that were not Tati's own brand, and she was mad.
During her video, she accused James of manipulating and exploiting men who might be straight.
She accused him of predatory behavior, directed at two unnamed young men.
One of them is a young, hot model named Gage Gomez.
As we explained last week, it appears that James invited and disinvited him from Coachella in order to pressure him to spend time with him.
The other was a waiter from Tati's birthday party, which was held at a restaurant.
Now, that waiter has come forward to explain exactly what James did and where he crossed the line.
Like James and like Gage, Sam the waiter is also 19. Nice to cover a story with zero creepy age gaps, at least.
Sam says that he was unsure of his sexuality and, after being blatantly hit on by James while at work, slid into James' DMs.
This led to James inviting him to his hotel room, and offer which he accepted. The two of them watched a movie.
"And after that movie," Sam reveals. "He asked to kiss me."
"I said yes," he shares. "And we ended up making out for about an hour."
"And, if I'm being honest, he is the worst kisser I have ever kissed," Sam admits. "Way too much tongue."
Sam later declined James' subsequent invitations to be flown down to L.A.
He very gently broke it to James that he didn't want to lead him on or take advantage of his fame.
When Sam told James that he feels confident that he is straight, James apparently outright told him that he was wrong. About himself.
Folks, even if you're 100% convinced of someone else's sexual orientation, don't try to tell someone who they are.
This obviously applies even more strongly when it's clear that you, in this case James Charles, would benefit from them believing you.
On the one hand, we totally understand that James Charles is a teenager.
Of course he has said dumb things in DMs, especially when he's horny.
Some even feel sorry for him, because Tati compiled that thorough takedown of him for, let's face it, personal pettiness rather than moral indignation.
And yes, some of the backlash against him has stemmed from homophobia, which is never fun to see.
But it's hard to look at James as the good guy in this, or any scenario.
Over the last few years, James Charles has been accused of making racist and transphobic statements.
We're not dredging up his past -- just earlier this year, he got called out for saying something transphobic and, frankly, a little biphobic.
No one should be pressured into having sex, particularly by a celebrity who may be applying additional pressure through their fame.
Frankly, many feel that James should have been canceled a long time ago.
These days, all that we can do is watch his follower count continue to get lower and lower.
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When you’ve got a body as spectacular as Kimberley Garner, you’re able to pull off outfits that the average mortal couldn’t hope to make work. You can wear a red dress that is simultaneously low cut and high cut, and still make it look like a viable piece of clothing. Seriously though, the slit in her leg comes all the way up to her zorch while the neckline of the dress plunges down below her cleavage. It’s like she’s barely wearing anything at all.
However, there is obviously plenty of fabric on this dress, it’s just all kinda pushed to one side. I know that asymmetrical is in right now, and it’s all the rage and so forth, but it really works here because one side of Kimberley Garner has next to nothing while the other side has everything else.
I don’t know that I want more women attempting this look, but after seeing Kimberley Garner kill in this look, I can’t help but think that it might be a good look. Then again, I could just be fooled by the perfection that is Kimberley Garner. She could fool me into thinking a burlap sack was sexy.
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Over at MrSkin.com, they don’t just focus on the week’s best nude scenes. They also round up all of the sexy non-nude content from the week and we’re bringing it to you in our Boob Tube Roundup! Here’s what you’ll find in the gallery below…
Easy: This one’s got a bunch of content, first Zazie Beetz shows pokies in a loose shirt, followed by Elizabeth Reaser taking pictures of herself in underwear, and finally, Kiersey Clemons and Jacqueline Toboni decide to take a break in their relationship and we see Kiersey hook up with several girls throughout the episode!
Sneaky Pete: Efrat Dor is changing her clothes in a fancy hotel room, wearing black panties and a bra, and Carol Morrow performs onstage in a strip club for Giovanni Ribisi and his friend. She’s wearing silver panties and a sexy top!
iZombie: Abbey Dutton stumbles out from the woods and into a crime scene. She is wearing a bikini top and tripping on psychedelic drugs. Later in the episode, Aly Michalka wears lingerie and rolls around in bed with her man!
Lucifer: Aimee Garcia and Tom Ellis investigate a case that leads them to a nudist colony! They both strip down with Aimee baring her buns, though her hair covers her breasts! We also get some cleavage from the sexy Inbar Lavi!
Pretty Little Liars: The Perfectionists: Finally this week, Janel Parrish answers the door and a guy confesses his love for her. They begin making out and she strips to her bra for the first time in 9 years of playing this role!
Photos courtesy of MrSkin.com
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So this new trailer for IT: Chapter Two is mostly just a scene from the film with a smattering of teases for the rest of the film occupying the last thirty seconds. Anyone hoping for a Pennywise-filled adventure isn’t going to get it from this trailer, but it’s a good indication that we should expect more of the same from this completion of Stephen King’s original story.
Of the grown-up members of The Losers Club, Jessica Chastain’s Bev gets the most screen time in this trailer, followed by Bill Hader’s Richie and James McAvoy’s Bill, who get a line of dialogue each. Bill Skarsgård’s Pennywise sneaks a line in at the end following a few prior wordless appearances, but he shows up to remind you that he’s coming back for his revenge.
Anyone who has seen the first film knows that they wisely cut the teenage orgy from the film, though one can’t help but wonder if they’re gonna sneak it into the sequel here with the adults. Sure they’re not all going to be present for it, but the fans demand the orgy, so what can you do? One can’t also help but wonder why Stephen King felt like his book really needed a kid orgy. As if the damn thing wasn’t long enough already.
IT: Chapter Two begins haunting theaters nationwide on September 6.