Lori Loughlin Free After Posting $1 Million Bond In College Admissions Scam

 a $1 million bond after appearing in federal court in Los Angeles on Wednesday in relation to her alleged an elite college admission scheme Like her fashion designer husband, TMZ. The actress was allowed to retain her passport for her work on a film project in British Columbia, Loughlin and her husband are among allegedly paid up to $6 million in bribes to ensure that their children were accepted to schools such as Yale and Georgetown. The couple face charges of conspiracy to commit mail fraud and honest services mail fraud, according to agreed to pay $500,000 in exchange for having their two daughters recruited to be part of the University of Southern California crew team ― even though neither teen actually rowed. …

Favorite TV moms embroiled in alleged college admissions scandal

(CNN)Two top actresses who rose to fame playing popular TV moms now find themselves at the center of an alleged college admissions scam that reads like a Hollywood plot. Mossimo Giannulli, Loughlin’s husband of 20 years and the founder of American clothing company Mossimo, is also named in the indictment. The two are charged with conspiracy to commit mail fraud and honest services mail fraud. Giannulli allegedly paid bribes up to $500,000 in exchange for their two daughters to be designated as recruits to the USC crew team, though they did not participate in crew, according to court filings obtained by CNN. Related: Felicity Huffman and Lori Loughlin among dozens charged in alleged college cheating scam Giannulli and Loughlin were …

James Gunn Is Back To Directing ‘Guardians Of The Galaxy 3’

James Gunn was In July, Disney, which owns Marvel Studios, cut ties with Gunn after But  RELATED… How Pizzagate Pusher Mike Cernovich Keeps Getting People Fired According to Fleming’s report, Horn actually decided to rehire Gunn “months ago,” and Marvel “never met with or considered any other director” for the third “Guardians” installment. My words of nearly a decade ago were, at the time, totally failed and unfortunate efforts to be provocative. I have regretted them for many years since — not just because they were stupid, not at all funny, wildly insensitive, and certainly not provocative like I had hoped, but also because they don’t reflect the person I am today or have been for some time. strongly expressing …

‘Saturday Night Live’ accused of plagiarizing two raunchy sketches

CATHOLIC CHURCH DEMANDS APOLOGY FOR PETE DAVIDSON JOKES FROM ‘SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE’ “Imagine, one day you come home and it looks like somebody’s robbed your house,” Hoffman told Variety. “What do you want from that situation? We feel like somebody took our stuff, and this isn’t the kind of thing where you can just get it back or call your insurance company to have it replaced, so at this point we’re just speaking out about it.” An NBC spokesperson declined to comment. A “Saturday Night Live” source noted that “The Pumpkin Patch” and the other “SNL” sketch in question, “Pound Puppy,” were penned by different writers, but did not identify who wrote either sketch. DONALD TRUMP SLAMS ‘SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE’ ON …

Washington is awash with speculation about Robert Mueller report timing

New York (CNN Business)A version of this article first appeared in the “Reliable Sources” newsletter. You can sign up for free right here. This NYT story about DC holding its breath is on the front page of Wednesday’s newspaper. Nicholas Fandos and Noah Weiland write: “It may or may not be the report of the century, it may or may not be ready soon, and it may be only a few pages long. But it is unquestionably one of the capital’s most anticipated documents since the Starr Report.” So is this the week? I wish I knew. But The Times is right about the rumors and guessing games. And even if Mueller doesn’t deliver anything, his probe is still making …

‘Momentum’: How punk rock movie changed surfing for ever

(CNN)His upstart surf movie and its punk rock soundtrack crashed through the sport like a barrelling wave and changed the game forever. For the surfers, appearing on Steele’s camera was a rite of passage, a reputational boost arguably greater than professional competition results. It also heralded the arrival of Kelly Slater, perhaps surfing’s most famous name. “Being in the film pushed you,” says the Florida-born Slater, who won an unprecedented 11 world titles, starting the same year “Momentum” was released. “I think the whole filming process definitely made me a better surfer. “In some ways it was more important than the contests that we were doing. It was like a real badge of honour to be in the film.” READ: …

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‘Wrecking Crew’ Drummer Hal Blaine, Who Played On Rock’s Biggest Hits, Has Died

The The Associated Press reported that he Blaine performed on dozens of beloved albums, including the Beach Boys’ masterwork “Pet Sounds.” He also worked with Elvis Presley, Sonny & Cher, The Mamas & the Papas, Simon & Garfunkel and The Byrds, as well as both Frank and Nancy Sinatra, just to name a few. “ Blaine’s drumming was also a key part of Phil Spector’s Wall of Sound, including the instantly recognizable opening beat of “Be My Baby” by The Ronettes:  He performed on several Elvis hits, including “ Blaine also played on an Elvis song that became a hit twice. “A Little Less Conversation” hit Billboard’s Hot 100 in 1968 as part of the soundtrack to the film “Live a …

What to expect from the Four Weddings charity sequel

Image caption What will have become of the characters a quarter of a century on? Curtis has revealed some details of the sequel’s plot. Two Oscar nominations and a hit song (and THAT dress) Why did we fall in love with Four Weddings? Clarisse Loughrey, culture reporter for The Independent, says its very Britishness was one of the keys to its success. “There’s a touch of national pride to it, I think,” she says. “The rom-com genre is otherwise completely dominated by Hollywood, but Four Weddings and a Funeral is a film that feels British to its very core – all the way from Hugh Grant’s floppy hair to the delightfully profusive swearing.” Sarah O’Connell, film critic and host of …

Senate Democrats press Mnuchin about his financial holdings

Washington (CNN)Senate Democrats pressed Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin about his financial holdings on Thursday, calling on the former financier to explain why there have been delays in certifying his required ethics disclosures. “What we have wondered is if there has been an exchange of an asset for a loan rather than a divestment,” Wyden asked. Mnuchin responded that he has complied with rules according to certified career ethics officials inside the Treasury Department. “I am advised by people at Treasury that I am fully in compliance and I have no ethical issues,” Mnuchin said. The secretary declined to go into specifics about particular divestments of assets, but said that career staff at Treasury had been in ongoing discussions with OGE. …

‘Captain Marvel’ Soars To $153 Million Launch At Box Office

“Captain Marvel” took in $302 million internationally, giving it an estimated global opening weekend of $455 million ― the sixth highest global debut of all time. “Captain Marvel” will wind up with the 18th biggest domestic opening weekend of all time. Disney’s “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” has the 17th-highest launch frame with $155.1 million in 2016. It will be the biggest opening title since “Incredibles 2” launched with $182 million in June and should post the best start for a standalone superhero film since Marvel’s “Black Panther” launched with $202 million in 2018. Larson stars as Carol Danvers, the pilot who becomes the vastly powerful Captain Marvel after the Earth is caught at the center of a galactic …

Beto O’Rourke ready to ‘push the button’ on presidential campaign, source says

El Paso, Texas (CNN)Former US Rep. Beto O’Rourke is ready to “push the button” to launch his presidential campaign, with the announcement expected to first come on social media, a source familiar with his plans told CNN. O’Rourke is in his hometown of El Paso, Texas, this week ahead of his Iowa trip. On Monday, in a short video recorded outside his house, he wore a University of Northern Iowa cap as he urged students at the school to vote in the Democratic candidate in the state Senate special election. A photographer was seen leaving O’Rourke’s house late Tuesday morning, and a close team of aides who worked on his 2018 Senate had gathered in town. Signs that an announcement …

‘Captain Marvel’ is here to save the 2019 box office

New York (CNN Business)Marvel superheroes have saved cities, worlds and galaxies and now their newest hero is going to try to save the 2019 box office. “It’s been really bad,” Dergarabedian told CNN Business. “There’s been no films this year that have made people want to leave the warm comforts of their home, but maybe ‘Captain Marvel’ can change that.” M. Night Shyamalan’s horror flick “Glass” is the highest-grossing film of the year so far at $109 million. After that, it’s the Kevin Hart comedy “The Upside” and “How To Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World.” February was especially rough with ticket revenue down 38% from this time last year when the records-shattering “Black Panther” premiered and went on to …

Here’s Why The Animals Don’t Talk In ‘Dumbo’

Dumbo,” we have to talk about the elephant in the room: Why doesn’t Dumbo talk? From the upcoming movie’s trailers and teasers, it became pretty obvious the new cast of human characters, led byEva Green, Colin Farrell, would be left to do all the talking. Other than Dumbo’s escapades in the air, the animals would basically be held to their real-world limitations of mouse squeaks and elephant trumpets. “One of the things I very much wanted to do was to be able to transport an audience to make them feel like they were part of Dumbo’s circus,” Kruger said. “What an amazing experience it would’ve been if Dumbo were real. If there were a real flying elephant, what would it be …