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Actress Felicity Huffman Pleads Guilty in College Admissions Scandal

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Actress Felicity Huffman and a dozen other parents agreed on Monday to plead guilty to using bribery to get their children into prestigious universities.

Huffman, 56, best known for her role in the “Desperate Housewives” series, agreed to plead guilty to paying $15,000 to help her eldest daughter get better scores on the SAT college entrance exam, the Massachusetts Department of Justice said in a statement.

Huffman’s equally famous husband, actor William H. Macy, was not charged in connection with the college admissions scandal.

The Massachusetts Department of Justice said that in addition to Huffman, another dozen parents charged in the case had also agreed to plead guilty.

Huffman could face a maximum of up to 20 years in prison for conspiracy to commit mail fraud but is not expected to receive such a stiff sentence.

Another well-known actress, Lori Loughlin, known for her role on “Full House,” has also been charged in the case but did not enter a plea on Monday.

The actresses were the most famous of the 50 people indicted in a scam to help children of the American elite gain entry into top US colleges.

Some of the other parents involved were CEOs or partners in major law firms.

The ringleader behind the scam, William “Rick” Singer, who authorities say was paid about $25 million dollars to bribe coaches and university administrators, has pleaded guilty and is cooperating with authorities.

(AFP)

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Hardship: Help Us Beg Your Father, Actress Mercy Aigbe Tells Seyi Tinubu

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Nollywood actress, Mercy Aigbe, has urged President Bola Tinubu’s son, Seyi, to plead with his father on behalf of Nigerians to take urgent actions in tackling the excruciating economic hardship in the country.

Mercy made the appeal after Seyi Tinubu admonished Nigerians to be patient with his father and endure the current economic hardship with the hope of reaping the gains of the administration’s economic reforms in the future.

But Aigbe described the present situation of the country as “terrible,” stressing that citizens are hungry, dying, and going out of their minds.

On her Instagram page, she wrote: “People are hungry! People are dying! People are going out of their minds!

“The present situation of the country is terrible! The government should, please, please, we are begging, they should do something about this economic hardship!

“It’s unbearable, @officialasiwajubat. @seyitinubu, please beg your father for us. O to ge!”

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Davido Showers Wife, Chioma with Love on Valentine’s Day, Gifts Her Lamborghini (Photo)

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By Eric Elezuo

Popular hip hop star and Grammy award nominee, David Adeleke, aka Davido, has gifted his wife, Chioma, a Lamborghini Huracan STO for Valentine’s. 

The elated Chioma took to her verified X account to celebrate her latest addition. Sharing photos of the exclusive car, and using loads of love emojis, she wrote:

‘Got my dream car for Valentine’s Day Thank you so much baby, Davido. Officially a Lamborghini Huracan STO owner”

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Actress Ethel Ekpe, Who Played Segi in ‘Basi and Company’, is Dead

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Veteran Nigerian actress Ethel Aderemi, nee Ekpe, who is known for her role as Segi, in the now rested sitcom, Basi and Company, is dead.

She died of cancer on Wednesday in Lagos.

Dr Shaibu Husseini, the Director General of the National Film and Video Censors Board (NFVCB), announced her passage in a Facebook post on Wednesday night.

“I have been reliably informed that Ethel Ekpe, the screen beauty that delighted fans with her inimitable interpretation of the role of Segi in the defunct sitcom on Nigerian Television Authority, NTA, by Ken Saro Wiwa titled ‘Basi and Company’ has passed on.

“The actress and later day Pastor will be sorely missed. My family will particularly miss her because we named my second daughter Ethel, after her. Good night good woman,” he said.

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