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‘Fuller House’ Cast Says Family Sticks Together Amid Lori Loughlin Mess

The cast of “Fuller House” had a grown-up message for children in an apparent reference to the college admissions scandal that has engulfed former co-star Lori Loughlin. Actresses Candace Cameron Bure (who plays D.J. Tanner-Fuller), Jodie Sweetin (Stephanie Tanner) and Andrea Barber (Kimmy Gibbler) preached the value of family while accepting the award for favorite funny TV show at the Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards on Saturday. “This family has a lot of heart,” Barber said. Cameron Bure added: “And where there’s a lot of heart, there’s a lot of love. And a loving family sticks together no matter what.” “They stick together through the hard times” and “they stand by their side no matter how tough it gets,” she continued. Some interpreted Cameron Bure’s remarks, in the video above, as an e...

William H. Macy Praised Nepotism, Giving His Kids ‘A Leg Up’ In 2004 Interview

William H. Macy had no problem with nepotism and giving his two daughters a leg up in Hollywood long before his wife, Felicity Huffman was indicted by the FBI for her alleged involvement with an elite college admissions scam. In a recently unearthed interview from 2004 with Entertainment Weekly, the “Shameless” actor was shameless about doling out favors for his family if they ever ventured into show business.  “One can help your children in this business, and the nepotism works, and I have no problems with it,” Macy said, predicated on the idea that his daughters would go into acting. He added, “If I can give them a leg up, I absolutely would. It’s a great way to make a living. It really is.”  Mat Hayward via Getty Images William H. Macy attended a fundraiser in Seattle earlier this month...

Hallmark Cuts Ties With Lori Loughlin Amid College Cheating Scandal

The Hallmark Channel’s parent company, Crown Media, has decided to sever its relationship with Lori Loughlin after federal authorities charged the actress in connection with an elite nationwide college cheating scheme this week. Best known for playing Aunt Becky on the long-running sitcom “Full House” in the 1990s ― and then again in the Netflix revival ― Loughlin has been a staple of Hallmark Channel programming in recent years. She starred in the network’s period drama “When Calls the Heart,” beginning in 2014 and regularly appeared on “Garage Sale Mysteries,” a series of crime drama flicks made for television, along with a number of Christmas movies for the channel.  Loughlin surrendered to law enforcement Wednesday, one day after the FBI announced it indicted dozens of people allegedly...

Felicity Huffman’s Alleged College Scam Mirrors Her ‘Desperate Housewives’ Character

In what is arguably one of the greatest moments of life imitating art, Huffman is accused of paying $15,000 to help improve the SAT score of her elder daughter. (Her husband, the actor William H. Macy, is not named in the indictment and has not been charged, People reports.) She allegedly gave the money to the Key Worldwide Foundation, which claimed to “provide educational and self-enrichment programs to disadvantaged youth.” Alongside Huffman, there are more than 30 parents accused of involvement in the scheme to bribe entrance exam administrators, varsity coaches and administrators, according to federal prosecutors. Who knew “Desperate Housewives” was so … on the nose? 

Seth Meyers Names The Cartoon Culprit In The College Admissions Scandal

The host of NBC’s “Late Night” noted how “Desperate Housewives” actress Felicity Huffman, one of 48 people charged in an alleged bribery scheme to obtain top college spots for their kids, wrote in an email released by prosecutors: “Ruh Roh. Looks like (my daughter’s high school) wants to provide proctor.” “She literally sat down at a computer and typed the words ‘Ruh Roh,’” said Meyers. “Making this the rare case where Scooby-Doo was the criminal.”  Check out the full segment above.

Stephen Colbert Has A Brutally Honest Confession ‘As A Wealthy, Famous Person’

“Sort of refreshing in a horrible way,” he cracked.  But the report also led Colbert to admit that the assumptions people make about people who are wealthy and famous are in some cases absolutely true. “You know how conspiracy theorists say everything is rigged for the wealthy and famous?” he asked. “Well, as a wealthy, famous person, let me just respond by saying: ‘You’re absolutely right.’”  See his full take on the situation below:

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