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Reality Stars Sentenced In $30 Million Bank Loan Scam

The New York Daily News reports: Todd Chrisley of “Chrisley Knows Best” was sentenced Monday to 12 years in prison, while Julie Chrisley got seven years, after the couple was convicted in Atlanta in June. Each was ordered to undergo three years of supervised release afterward, and the duo must pay restitution, too. They received the sentence from U.S. District …

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Real Housewife Pleads Guilty To Scamming Millions

NBC News reports: Jen Shah, the “Real Housewives of Salt Lake City” star charged with running a nationwide telemarketing fraud scheme, pleaded guilty in federal court Monday morning, reversing her previous plea. In front of Judge Sidney Stein shortly after 10:30 a.m., Shah entered into an agreement with federal prosecutors, changing her plea to guilty to a count of conspiracy …

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Testimony: Reality Star Was Blackmailed For Gay Affair

And absolutely nobody was remotely surprised: Todd Chrisley’s former business partner testified in his federal fraud trial Tuesday that they paid a blackmailer $38,000 in cash after the anonymous person threatened to expose their intimate relationship. Mark Braddock, who turned Chrisley and his wife Julie into the FBI, told an Atlanta jury that he had an affair with Chrisley for …

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Joe Exotic Seeks Divorce To Marry Prison Boyfriend

TMZ reports: Joe Exotic is explaining why he finally filed for divorce from husband Dillon Passage … he wants to get hitched to a new guy he met behind bars!!! The Netflix star’s lawyer, Autumn Blackledge, tells TMZ Joe’s new love interest is a man named John Graham, and the prison romance is the reason Exotic recently filed divorce docs …

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Joe Exotic’s 22-Year Sentence Reduced By One Year

Courthouse News reports: Convicted “Tiger King” star Joe Exotic was resentenced Friday morning to 21 years in federal prison for trying to kill rival tiger enthusiast and docuseries co-star Carole Baskin, only a slight reduction from his original sentence of 22 years. U.S. District Judge Scott L. Palk lowered the sentence of Exotic aka Joseph Maldonado-Passage, 58, during a two-hour …

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Unvaccinated Reality Show Star Dies Of Something

TMZ reports: Jason Hitch, who was a pivotal part of season 2 of “90 Day Fiancé” has died after complications from COVID-19 … TMZ has learned. Jason’s sister, Shannon tells us he passed away Tuesday night inside the ICU of a Florida hospital. We’re told Jason’s family was able to be with him when he died and held his hand …

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Fox Guest Sorry For Suggestion To Starve The Poor

TV Line reports: Bar Rescue host Jon Taffer is doing a renovation on his reputation after a controversial Fox News interview where he compared unemployed bar and restaurant workers to “hungry dogs.” Taffer apologized on Friday after video of his interview with Fox News’ Laura Ingraham went viral. In the interview, Taffer and Ingraham blamed COVID-era unemployment benefits for staffing …

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“Housewives” Star To Face Court In Alleged Tele-Scam

Law & Crime reports: “Real Housewives of Salt Lake City” star Jennifer Shah cannot dismiss an indictment accusing her of conspiring to defraud elderly and vulnerable people out of millions in a nationwide telemarketing scheme, a federal judge ruled. On March 30, authorities arrested Shah (and her “first assistant” and accused co-conspirator Stuart Smith) in Utah. Smith is not one …

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Jenner Ditches Campaign For Australian Reality Show

Australia’s The Advertiser reports: Getting into Australia is near on impossible at the moment. Except, it seems, if you are Hollywood royalty. There are reports that reality star Caitlyn Jenner has taken up one of a severely limited number of airline seats so she can take part in Channel 7 series Celebrity Big Brother. A group representing Australians stranded abroad …

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Gay Bachelor Star Regrets Not Coming Out Sooner: I Had The Chance In 2014 When Michael Sam Came Out

Variety reports: The future star of “The Bachelor” had been hiding his sexuality — from his family, his friends and himself — for his entire life. Underwood knew, at the age of six, that he was different; by his early teenage years, he knew he was attracted to men. But growing up in a religious and conservative small town, especially …

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Gay Bachelor Star: I Was Blackmailed Over “Spa” Visit

Variety reports: Colton Underwood takes a deep breath, as he tells this story for the first time. According to him, last year, while living in Los Angeles, he secretly visited a spa known for catering to gay clientele. Shortly thereafter, he received an anonymous email, which has been reviewed by Variety, from someone claiming to have taken his nude photos …

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“Christian Virgin” Former Bachelor Star Comes Out

Page Six reports: Colton Underwood is gay. The former “Bachelor” came out to Robin Roberts in a “Good Morning America” interview that aired Wednesday morning. “I’ve ran from myself for a long time,” the 29-year-old said in the pre-taped interview. “I’ve hated myself for a long time. I came to terms with that earlier this year and have been processing …

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Fox Host: Michelle Obama Helped Feminize The Military

Media Matters has the transcript: RACHEL CAMPOS-DUFFY (HOST): Critical race theory and gender ideology have infected nearly every institution in America. The last vestige of the pro-American meritocracy still standing was the U.S. military. From the progressive perspective, the military was too masculine, had way too many Republicans, and a dangerous knack of turning minorities into patriotic, self-reliant conservatives. This …

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Real Housewives Star Faces 30 Years For Tele-Scam

Page Six reports: Embattled “Real Housewives of Salt Lake City” cast member Jen Shah was arrested by the feds Tuesday morning for allegedly ripping off hundreds of victims in a telemarketing scam. Shah, 47, and her assistant Stuart Smith, 43, are expected to appear before US District Judge Dustin Pead on charges of conspiracy to commit wire fraud and conspiracy …

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Wife Of Failed Presidential Candidate Files For Divorce

The New York Post reports: Kim Kardashian has filed for divorce from Kanye West after seven years of marriage, Page Six can confirm. Kardashian’s well-known divorce lawyer Laura Wasser filed the papers on Friday. The couple had already been in the process of dealing with property settlements, and while West was photographed this week still wearing his wedding band, separate …

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“Tiger King” Joe Exotic Thinks His Pardon Is Coming

Law & Crime reports: Joseph Maldonado-Passage, better known as Tiger King star Joe Exotic, is hoping to join the ranks of Paul Manafort and Roger Stone by landing himself a presidential pardon before Donald Trump leaves office next month. To that end, the self-described “gay, gun-toting redneck” and former Oklahoma gubernatorial candidate has dropped his lawsuit against the DOJ, telling …

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REPORT: Trump Mulling Relaunch Of “The Apprentice”

The Daily Beast reports: As he begins his final weeks in office, amid a winter surge in coronavirus deaths, President Donald Trump has mentioned to confidants that he’s thinking about resurrecting The Apprentice or The Celebrity Apprentice reality TV show, two people with direct knowledge of the situation, and another person close to the president, tell The Daily Beast. Among …

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Joe Exotic Claims Sexual Assault In WH Pardon Plea

TMZ reports: Joe Exotic has submitted a 257-page case to Donald Trump — arguing various reasons why he should be pardoned from his 22-year murder-for-hire sentence — claiming he was sexually assaulted behind bars. Joe included a letter he sent to Donald Trump Jr. in his documents, in which he claims, “I have been sexually assaulted by jail staff, beat …

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Trump Denies Talks Of Post-Presidency Reality Show

The Hill reports: President Trump in an early morning tweet on Saturday dismissed a report that he and “Apprentice” creator Mark Burnett are discussing another show. The Daily Beast reported on Thursday that Trump and Burnett were discussing their next show. The news outlet, citing three unidentified sources, reported that Trump and Burnett have kept in contact since the former …

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Apprentice Creator Plots Christian Streaming Service

The Christian Post reports: Mark Burnett and Roma Downey are planning to launch a subscription-based streaming service for faith-based viewers as part of MGM’s LightWorkers entertainment. “They are looking to expand and provide direct to consumer content for a very large and underserved segment of the population,” a representative for Downey told The Christian Post. Since its inception in 2016, …

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