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Felicity Huffman Behind Bars: What She Can Expect From Her 14 Days in Prison

Felicity Huffman Behind Bars: What She Can Expect From Her 14 Days in Prison
Felicity Huffman is living a life of luxury—at least by prison standards. On Tuesday, the Desperate Housewives actress began her 14-day sentence at the Federal Correctional Institution Dublin in Northern California, a low-security facility that her lawyers requested she be assigned to. "Felicity Huffman reported today for sentencing to the Federal Correctional Institution in Dublin, CA. Ms. Huffman is prepared to serve the term of imprisonment Judge Talwani ordered as one part of the punishment she imposed for Ms. Huffman's actions," the actress' rep shared in a statement to E! News. "She will begin serving the remainder of the sentence Judge Talwani imposed—one year of...
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Felicity Huffman Behind Bars; Surrenders To Authorities For Prison College Admissions Scandal Sentence

  • Deadline
Felicity Huffman Behind Bars; Surrenders To Authorities For Prison College Admissions Scandal Sentence
Just over a week before Felicity Huffman was expected to report to the Bureau of Prisons to serve her sentence in the college bribery scheme, the Oscar nominee slipped behind bars today.

“Felicity Huffman reported today for sentencing to the Federal Correctional Institution in Dublin, CA,” a representative for the American Crime actor said in a statement Tuesday.”

“Ms. Huffman is prepared to serve the term of imprisonment Judge Talwani ordered as one part of the punishment she imposed for Ms. Huffman’s actions,’ the rep added of the 14-day sentence handed down to Huffman on September 13 in Boston after her guilty plea in the nationwide Operation Varsity Blues operation. “She will begin serving the remainder of the sentence Judge Talwani imposed—one year of supervised release, with conditions including 250 hours of community service—when she is released.”

Based on good behavior and other circumstances, Huffman could actually be out in less than two weeks,
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Felicity Huffman Reports to Prison After College Admissions Scandal Guilty Plea

  • The Wrap
Felicity Huffman Reports to Prison After College Admissions Scandal Guilty Plea
Felicity Huffman reported to prison on Tuesday to begin her two-week prison sentence for her role in the nationwide college admissions cheating case.

The actress was sentenced to 14 days last month by Judge Indira Talwani in a Boston federal court. Federal prosecutors had recommended a one-month sentence last week. Huffman had been ordered to report to the Bureau of Prison on Oct. 25. After her two weeks, she is sentenced to one year of probation and must pay a $30,000 fine.

“Felicity Huffman reported today for sentencing to the Federal Correctional Institution in Dublin, CA. Ms. Huffman is prepared to serve the term of imprisonment Judge Talwani ordered as one part of the punishment she imposed for Ms. Huffman’s actions,” a representative for the actress said in a statement. “She will begin serving the remainder of the sentence Judge Talwani imposed–one year of supervised release, with conditions including 250 hours of
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Felicity Huffman Begins 14-Day Prison Sentence

Felicity Huffman Begins 14-Day Prison Sentence
Felicity Huffman has officially commenced her 14-day prison sentence. On Tuesday morning the Desperate Housewives star turned herself into authorities. "Felicity Huffman reported today for sentencing to the Federal Correctional Institution in Dublin, CA. Ms. Huffman is prepared to serve the term of imprisonment Judge Talwani ordered as one part of the punishment she imposed for Ms. Huffman's actions," the actress' rep shared in a statement to E! News. "She will begin serving the remainder of the sentence Judge Talwani imposed—one year of supervised release, with conditions including 250 hours of community service—when she is released." In addition to the...
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The College Admissions Scandal Review: #RichPeopleProblems

The war against the one-percent will be televised and laughed at a lot.

Grab your Rosé and pumpkin-spiced crappaccinos, lovelies. Lifetime had The College Admissions Scandal plotted and cast by the time Aunt Becky perp-walked into the courthouse smiling and signing autographs.

They hammed it up in glorious fashion, too.

Sadly, the movie was highly-fictionalized, so we didn't get reenactments of America's favorite Desperate Housewife and Uncle Jesse's ageless wife enduring this juicy scandal.

Instead, we got Caroline and Bethany -- two successful and overbearing momsters -- who were caught up in Operation Varsity Blues.

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One can only hope the efforts put into making them as detestable and loathsome as possible was intentional. Bethany's entitlement and vapid Caroline's obtuse grasp of her own privilige were stunning.

However, it did make the sweet sound of metal clinking
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Before You Watch The College Admissions Scandal, Brush Up on the Real Case

  • Popsugar
Prepare a fresh pint of ice cream because Lifetime's The College Admissions Scandal premieres on Saturday. Though billed by the network as a "ripped from the headlines" story, the movie will take certain liberties with its characters and plotlines. Meanwhile, the real story of the scandal is just as dramatic and twisty as anything a writer could create. Ahead of the movie's debut, here's a recap of what has happened in the seven months since news of the real-life college admissions scandal broke.

What Happened?

On March 12, 2019, news broke of a massive college admissions scam, encompassing high-profile executives, Hollywood stars, and more, along with coaches and administrators at several American universities. The overarching theme of the scam centered on parents who paid large amounts of money in order to get their children into elite colleges, with the assistance of a fake college prep business run by William Singer. According
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Inside Felicity Huffman's Plan to Rebuild Her Life

Inside Felicity Huffman's Plan to Rebuild Her Life
The Emmy Awards were once Felicity Huffman and William H. Macy's bread-and-butter.  Each venerable actors, the couple of several decades have some 14 nods between them with Macy walking away a double winner in 2003 for writing and acting in the TV movie Door to Door and Huffman accepting a trophy for her debut season of Desperate Housewives in 2005.   For three straight years, from 2015 to 2017, they each walked the carpet as nominees (he for his long-running turn as the morally ambiguous patriarch of Shameless' Gallagher clan; she for three different roles in American Crime), gaining as much attention for their acting chops as their acts of adorableness in front of...
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Felicity Huffman’s 14-Day Sentence Deemed ‘White Privilege’ by ‘Desperate Housewives’ Co-Star Ricardo Chavira

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Felicity Huffman’s 14-Day Sentence Deemed ‘White Privilege’ by ‘Desperate Housewives’ Co-Star Ricardo Chavira
Felicity Huffman, the first parent to be sentenced in the high-profile college admissions scandal that has shaken the higher-education community, won’t report to prison for her 14-day sentence until October 25.

The sentencing, which happened on September 13 of this year, continues to be the subject of scrutiny. In a recently resurfaced series of tweets from “Desperate Housewives” co-star Ricardo Chavira, the actor asserts that race was a factor in what some say was a lenient punishment. See the original tweet embedded below. (More at Deadline here.)

“White Privilege. And I saw Eight years worth of it, so I know what I’m talking about. Accountability and Responsibility don’t mean shit to these people,” tweeted Chavira, who played Carlos Solis for eight seasons on “Desperate Housewives.” Carlos was the husband of Eva Longoria’s character, and Longoria, before a federal judge in Boston handed Huffman her sentencing, wrote a letter
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Felicity Huffman's Desperate Housewives Co-Star Slams 'Slap on the Wrist' Sentence

Felicity Huffman's tiny sentence for her role in the college admissions scandal did not go down well with one of her former Desperate Housewives co-stars.

Ricardo Antonio Chavira took to Twitter to publicly slam the 14-day prison sentence.

“White Privilege. And I saw Eight years worth of it, so I know what I’m talking about,” Chavira tweeted.

“Accountability and Responsibility don’t mean s–t to these people.”

He continued, “I saw Eight years worth of it working on Housewives."

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"I’ve seen a lifetime of it being a halfbreed, and I’ve struggled w the intricacies of it on a daily basis w all the cultural bias I’ve received on both ends."

"But whatever. Slap on the wrist. Sorry, but this s–t.”

Chavira was a series regular on the ABC hit as Carlos Solis, the husband of Eva Longoria's Gabrielle Solis.
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Felicity Huffman's Housewives Co-Star Slams 'Slap on the Wrist' Sentence, Recalls Years of 'White Privilege' on Set

Felicity Huffman's Housewives Co-Star Slams 'Slap on the Wrist' Sentence, Recalls Years of 'White Privilege' on Set
As Felicity Huffman faces 14 days in prison for her role in the infamous college admissions scandal, a tweet from one of her Desperate Housewives co-stars is making the rounds online — and he isn’t exactly wishing her well behind bars.

Ricardo Chavira, who played Carlos Solis for all eight seasons of the ABC sudser, had this to say about Huffman’s two-week sentence: “White Privilege. And I saw eight years worth of it, so I know what I’m talking about. Accountability and responsibility don’t mean [s–t] to these people.”

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Felicity Huffman’s ‘Desperate Housewives’ Co-Star Ricardo Chavira Rips 14-Day Sentence As “White Privilege”

  • Deadline
Felicity Huffman’s ‘Desperate Housewives’ Co-Star Ricardo Chavira Rips 14-Day Sentence As “White Privilege”
Ricardo Chavira, who co-starred with Felicity Huffman on Desperate Housewives, is fuming about the 14-day prison sentence the actress received for her role in the college admissions scandal.

Chavira, who played Carlos Solis for eight seasons on the ABC drama, suggested race was a factor in the short sentence the actress received last month from a federal judge in Boston.

“White Privilege. And I saw Eight years worth of it, so I know what I’m talking about. Accountability and Responsibility don’t mean shit to these people,” Chavira tweeted, along with a link to a news article about the case.

White Privilege. And I saw Eight years worth of it, so I know what I’m talking about. Accountability and Responsibility don’t mean shit to these people. https://t.co/HMIKzGKDbp

— Ricardo Chavira (@RicardoAChavira) September 14, 2019

He followed it up with a second tweet, claiming he witnessed “privilege” and
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Felicity Huffman's Desperate Housewives Costar Decries 'White Privilege' After Her Sentencing

Felicity Huffman's Desperate Housewives Costar Decries 'White Privilege' After Her Sentencing
Felicity Huffman‘s former Desperate Housewives costar Ricardo Chavira publicly denounced “white privilege” after she was sentenced to 14 days in prison.

Chavira starred as Eva Longoria‘s TV husband, Carlos Solis in the long-running ABC show.

“White Privilege. And I saw eight years worth of it, so I know what I’m talking about. Accountability and Responsibility don’t mean s— to these people,” Chavira tweeted in September, although he did not make it clear if he was referring to Huffman or others involved with the show.

Chavira, 48, did not immediately respond to People’s request for comment.

The actor
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Before You Watch The College Admissions Scandal, Brush Up on the Real Case

Prepare a fresh pint of ice cream because Lifetime's The College Admissions Scandal premieres on Saturday. Though billed by the network as a "ripped from the headlines" story, the movie will take certain liberties with its characters and plotlines. Meanwhile, the real story of the scandal is just as dramatic and twisty as anything a writer could create. Ahead of the movie's debut, here's a recap of what has happened in the seven months since news of the real-life college admissions scandal broke.

What Happened?

On March 12, 2019, news broke of a massive college admissions scam, encompassing high-profile executives, Hollywood stars, and more, along with coaches and administrators at several American universities. The overarching theme of the scam centered on parents who paid large amounts of money in order to get their children into elite colleges, with the assistance of a fake college prep business run by William Singer. According
See full article at BuzzSugar »

Felicity Huffman Takes Her Dog Out for a Walk Ahead of Prison Sentence for College Scandal

Felicity Huffman Takes Her Dog Out for a Walk Ahead of Prison Sentence for College Scandal
Felicity Huffman is soaking up the fresh air before her upcoming prison sentence for her involvement in the college admissions scandal.

The Desperate Housewives star, 56, was photographed on Saturday, walking her dog alongside a friend in Lake Hollywood Reservoir trail.

She looked casual for her trip, wearing black leggings, a coordinating athleisure white jacket, sneakers, shades, and an oversized sunhat.

In May, Huffman pleaded guilty to paying disgraced admissions consultant Rick Singer $15,000 to have a proctor change 19-year-old daughter Sophia’s Sat answers after she took the test.

Huffman has since been sentenced to 14 days in federal prison, plus a $30,000 fine,
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Lori Loughlin Looking At “Higher Sentence” Than Felicity Huffman In College Bribery Scandal, U.S. Attorney Says

  • Deadline
Lori Loughlin Looking At “Higher Sentence” Than Felicity Huffman In College Bribery Scandal, U.S. Attorney Says
It will be many months before Lori Loughlin finally has to face trial for her alleged role in the college bribery scheme, but the U.S. Attorney who is behind the ex-Fuller House star’s prosecution is certainly aiming to bring the hammer down.

‘If she is convicted, we would probably ask for a higher sentence for her than we did for Felicity Huffman,’ Andrew Lelling told Boston’s WCVB yesterday, noting the one month that prosecutors requested and the two weeks in prison that the Desperate Housewives star was given on September 13. “I can’t tell you what that would be,” the U.S Attorney for of Massachusetts added in the on-air Q&A.

It could be up to 40 years behind bars and over $1 million in fines if the full weight of the government’s case comes down on the once Hallmark Channel regular and her fashion designer husband Mossimo Giannulli.
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What to Watch on TV This Week: The ‘Breaking Bad’ Movie ‘El Camino’ on Netflix

  • Variety
Welcome back to Tune In: our weekly newsletter offering a guide to the best of the week’s TV.

Each week, Variety’s TV team combs through the week’s schedule, selecting our picks of what to watch and when/how to watch them. This week, “Nancy Drew” debuts on the CW and the “Breaking Bad” movie drops on Netflix.

Rhythm + Flow,” Netflix, Wednesday

Netflix’s first music competition show sees judges Cardi B, Chance the Rapper, and Tip “T.I.” Harris search for the next hip hop sensation. The series features multi-city auditions to help undiscovered artists pursue their come up.

“Nancy Drew,” The CW, Wednesday, 9 p.m.

Tune in for the revival series debut, which is described as a supernatural take on the iconic detective. Relative newcomer Kennedy McMann is taking up the mantle of the titular character.

El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie,” Netflix, Friday

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Watch Lin-Manuel Miranda Perform with ‘Freestyle Love Supreme’ Cast on ‘Fallon’

Watch Lin-Manuel Miranda Perform with ‘Freestyle Love Supreme’ Cast on ‘Fallon’
Lin-Manuel Miranda joined the cast of Broadway show Freestyle Love Supreme for a completely improvised rap performance on The Tonight Show. Their song, titled “Tonight Show Pet Peeves,” used audience suggestions, commenting on problematic issues like bunions, open-plan seating and higher education.

Miranda takes on open-plan seating, spitting, “Open-plan seating is not the move/ I’m trying to do some work/ I don’t have anything left to prove.” Later he adds, “Karen comes over/ Looks like a case of the Mondays/ Go away Karen!/ Can I have my own office?
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William H. Macy Is 'Concerned' About Felicity Huffman's Well-Being as She Awaits Prison: Source

William H. Macy Is 'Concerned' About Felicity Huffman's Well-Being as She Awaits Prison: Source
As Felicity Huffman prepares for her time in prison, her husband of more than two decades William H. Macy is sticking my her side.

According to a family source, Macy, 69, who is continuing to act and direct for his Showtime series Shameless, is thankful the sentencing is over, but “continues to worry about his wife’s well-being.”

“He has seen firsthand how difficult this experience has been on her,” a family source tells People in this week’s issue. “He’s been extremely supportive and very protective of her all along the way.”

For more about Huffman, pick up this week’s issue of People,
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Another College Admissions Scandal TV Show Is in the Works (Exclusive)

The appetite for TV shows based on the college admissions scandal continues to grow.

Entertainment 360 has optioned season one of Cadence13's Gangster Capitalism, with plans to adapt the college admissions scandal podcast as an anthology.

The series, which will be shopped to premium cable networks and streamers, takes an unflinching look at white-collar corruption and the dark side of the American dream. The first season will focus on Operation Varsity Blues, the scandal that saw 50 parents, coaches and administrators — including actresses Felicity Huffman and Lori Laughlin — arrested after having paid millions in a bid ...
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Why Beyoncé, Jonathan Van Ness and More Stars Missed the 2019 Emmys

Why Beyoncé, Jonathan Van Ness and More Stars Missed the 2019 Emmys
In case you missed it—but really, how could you?—at Sunday night's 2019 Emmys, the biggest names in television gathered together for an epic evening of celebration. The party kicked off early on the red carpet, where the Game of Thrones cast conquered and Zendaya absolutely slayed in an emerald gown. But that was just the beginning of the festivities. Inside, Amy Poehler and Catherine O'Hara momentarily served as the hosts we deserved; Felicity Huffman earned a shady shout-out from announcer Thomas Lennon; and Billy Porter made history as the first openly gay African-American man to win in the Lead Actor in a Drama Series category. (Plus, there were all those...
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