LORI LAUGHLIN PLEADS GUILTY IN COLLEGE ADMISSIONS SCAM
UNDATED (AP) — First she denied it. Then, she claimed prosecutors made up the evidence against her. Now, Lori Loughlin has come clean, pleading guilty to her part in a scam to get her two daughters into USC as part of a nationwide college admissions scandal. The “Full House” star and her fashion designer husband, Mossimo Giannulli, pleaded guilty today to paying a million dollars to get their kids into the school as crew team members, though neither was an athlete. The couple appeared on separate screens with their respective attorneys at today’s virtual plea hearing. It is now up to the judge to decide whether to accept the deal.
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TYLER PERRY TO REOPEN STUDIO
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The coronavirus pandemic has halted production of TV and movies in Hollywood. But Tyler Perry says he plans to green-light plans to reopen in July. If he follows through on plans to reopen his mega studio in Atlanta, Perry’s would be the first domestic filming site to reopen during the pandemic. Hollywood studios have been shuttered since March — and there is no indication they will reopen anytime soon.
JOHN PRINE SONG RE-RECORDED FOR COVID-19 RELIEF
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Recording Academy is using one of John Prine’s songs to help people affected by COVID-19 — the disease that killed the singer. The Grammy people have released a new recording of “Angel From Montgomery" with proceeds going to support the MusiCares COVID-19 Relief Fund. Prine died last month at 73 from complications associated with the coronavirus. Back in December, the academy said Prine would be honored with a lifetime achievement Grammy.
ABC BRINGING BACK MOST OF ITS PRIME-TIME LINEUP
LOS ANGELES (AP) — If you like what ABC has been showing in its prime-time lineup, you’ll like what’s in store for the fall. The network will bring back most of its series for next season. Among the 19 returnees are “black-ish,” “A Million Little Things” and “The Rookie.” One of the new shows on the schedule is a remake of the old game show “Supermarket Sweep,” hosted by Leslie Jones.
by Oscar Wells Gabriel II