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Lori Loughlin to Judge: Don't Make Us Come to Court

She and husband enter not-guilty pleas to new bribery charge

(Newser) - Faced with new charges in the college admissions scandal, actress Lori Loughlin and her husband pleaded not guilty Friday via their attorneys. The couple was hit with that indictment , on federal program bribery, after being warned by prosecutors that more charges would be brought if they didn't plead guilty... More »

Felicity Huffman Catches Break Thanks to Release Rules

Credit for time served, plus DOJ guidelines on weekend releases spring actress 3 days early

(Newser) - If anyone thought Felicity Huffman's two-week prison sentence was too short, it just got truncated even more. People reports that the 56-year-old was released Friday from the Federal Correctional Institution in Dublin, Calif., on the 11th day of her 14-day sentence. Huffman, who pleaded guilty to paying college admissions... More »

Loughlin Wants to Talk Prison With Huffman: Report

Another report says a plea deal may still be on the table for Loughlin

(Newser) - Despite an alleged $500,000 spent to get them into the University of Southern California, Lori Loughlin's daughters are no longer enrolled at the school. Olivia Jade Giannulli, 20, and Isabella Rose Giannulli, 21, "are not currently enrolled" but "we are unable to provide additional information because... More »

Felicity Huffman's Prison Term Begins

She'll spend 14 days at the Federal Correctional Institution in Dublin, California

(Newser) - Felicity Huffman reported to prison in northern California Tuesday morning to begin serving her 14-day sentence for her role in the sweeping college admissions bribery scandal. The 56-year-old actress will be imprisoned at the low-security, all-female Federal Correctional Institution in Dublin, People reports. "Ms. Huffman is prepared to serve... More »

Prosecutor: We'll Want More Prison Time for Loughlin

Says she'll face 'substantially higher' sentence than Felicity Huffman if convicted

(Newser) - Felicity Huffman pleaded guilty to her role in the sweeping college admissions bribery scandal and was sentenced to 14 days in prison. Lori Loughlin chose to go another route—and a US attorney for Massachusetts tells WCVB that route may not end quite as well for her as Huffman's... More »

Before Prison Stint Starts, Some Good News for Huffman

Star's daughter Sophia won't be barred from taking new SAT after admissions bribery scandal

(Newser) - William H. Macy may be worried about wife Felicity Huffman, but at least there's one problem that's just been taken off the family's plate. TMZ reports that it looks like their daughter Sophia will be able to take a new SAT, which she'll need to get... More »

Emmys Took a Dig at Felicity Huffman

Commentator jokes about previous winners watching from prison

(Newser) - One of the jokes during the Emmy broadcast Sunday night drew more attention than the rest. The show didn't have a host, but it did have a commentator in comedian Thomas Lennon, and he delivered a clear jab at Felicity Huffman. “The producers have asked me to give... More »

Felicity Huffman Is Going to Prison

Actress receives 14-day sentence in college entrance cheating scandal

(Newser) - Actress Felicity Huffman is going to federal prison for her role in the college entrance cheating scandal , though not for very long. A judge in Boston on Friday sentenced the 56-year-old to 14 days behind bars, along with a $30,000 fine and 250 hours of community service. She must... More »

Felicity Huffman Begs Judge for No Jail Time

Prosecutors recommend a month in jail, $20K fine for actress in college admissions bribery scandal

(Newser) - Felicity Huffman pleaded guilty in May to a charge of conspiracy to commit mail fraud and honest services mail fraud in the college admissions bribery scandal, and now the government has handed down its recommendation for her fate. CBS News reports that federal prosecutors on Friday called for a month... More »

Co-Stars Speak Up About Huffman's Guilt

Angela Bassett, Patricia Arquette say she's genuinely remorseful

(Newser) - Felicity Huffman's co-stars in a new Netflix movie say they found her remorseful about her role in a college admissions scandal, the AP reports. Actress Angela Bassett said Huffman appears ready to take whatever steps are necessary in her case. Patricia Arquette said she believes Huffman feels terrible about... More »

William H. Macy Wasn't With Felicity Huffman for Guilty Plea

Actress will be sentenced Sept. 13

(Newser) - Desperate Housewives star Felicity Huffman pleaded guilty Monday in the college admissions bribery scheme, the biggest name to do so in a scandal that has exposed the lengths to which some wealthy parents will go to get their children into top universities. The Emmy-winning actress, 56, could face prison time... More »

Prosecutors Want Felicity Huffman to Go to Prison

She faces 4- to 10-month sentence in college admissions bribery scandal

(Newser) - Prosecutors want to see Felicity Huffman admitted to prison for her role in the college admissions bribery scandal. They say the actress should serve between four and 10 months in federal prison for paying a consultant $15,000 to have her daughter's SAT answers altered, according to court documents... More »

Felicity Huffman, 12 Other Parents to Plead Guilty

One coach also agrees to a plea deal

(Newser) - Actress Felicity Huffman has agreed to plead guilty in the sweeping college admissions cheating scam that has ensnared wealthy parents and athletic coaches at some of the nation's most selective universities, federal authorities said Monday. The Desperate Housewives star and 12 other prominent parents will admit to charges in... More »

Olivia Jade Is 'Very Angry' With Her Parents

Or so a source tells People magazine

(Newser) - Lori Loughlin's daughter wasn't exactly a babe in the woods when it came to the college admissions scandal, a source tells People . "She would have never gone along with it if she thought this would happen," the source says of Olivia Jade, whose USC admission allegedly... More »

Huffman, Loughlin Make First Court Appearances

Neither entered a plea

(Newser) - Hollywood stars Felicity Huffman and Lori Loughlin made their initial appearances in Boston's federal court alongside other wealthy parents Wednesday to face charges in the college bribery scandal that has roiled the world of admissions and amplified complaints the system is stacked in favor of the rich. The two... More »

Big Question About College Scandal: Who Paid $6.5M?

'Los Angeles Times' digs in, but mystery parent still unidentified

(Newser) - We know in great detail how parents such as Lori Loughlin and Felicity Huffman are alleged to have gotten their kids into college through bribes . But as the Los Angeles Times notes, one big mystery still hangs over the college admissions scandal: Who on earth paid $6.5 million to... More »

Stars in College Bribery Scandal Lawyer Up

Huffman, Loughlin hire high-powered Boston lawyers

(Newser) - Celebrity parents accused of trying to buy college admission for their children have bought themselves some top-notch legal representation. Felicity Huffman and Lori Loughlin have hired some of the most high-powered lawyers in Boston, where they have been charged with conspiracy to commit mail fraud in connection with the scandal,... More »

Loughlin, Huffman Named in $500B Lawsuit

That's with a B. As in billion

(Newser) - A California mom is suing Lori Loughlin, Felicity Huffman, and others allegedly involved in the college admissions scandal—for no less than $500 billion, the LA Times reports. Jennifer Kay Toy of Oakland alleges in her suit that conspirators kept her son, Joshua Toy, from getting into several universities: "... More »

One Celeb Isn't Sympathetic to Parents in College Scandal

Olivia Munn mocks the idea of 'I went to Harvard to be an Instagrammer'

(Newser) - Felicity Huffman and Lori Loughlin are in serious hot water over the college-admissions scandal , but they're not getting any sympathy from a fellow actress. Though she didn't mention those two by name, Olivia Munn took to task the parents accused of resorting to illegal means to get their... More »

7 Jarring Quotes From College-Admissions Scandal

Including Felicity Huffman's light tone of 'ruh ro' about a glitch

(Newser) - The jarring college-admissions scandal is still reverberating, and some of the quotes cited in the affidavit continue to resonate as well. Here are 7 examples, gleaned from the Washington Post , the AP , Vox , Good Housekeeping , and others:
  • Felicity Huffman: “Ruh Ro!” the actress wrote in an email to
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