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Felicity Huffman Sentenced, Sam Smith, Downton Abbey, Eddie Money, and More: ENDNOTES

Felicity Huffman Sentenced, Sam Smith, Downton Abbey, Eddie Money, and More: ENDNOTES

Felicity Huffman Appears In Court For Sentencing After Pleading Guilty To College Admission Fraud Charges

When Felicity Huffman finally received her star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2012, she and husband William H. Macy were bookended by their grinning blonde daughters, Sophia and Georgia.

Seven years later, Huffman’s star came crashing down when she was caught trying to cheat Sophia’s way into college as part of the nation’s largest-ever higher education bribery scheme, dubbed “Operation Varsity Blues” by the FBI. The resulting scandal froze Huffman’s award-winning career and left her relationship with her teenage daughters in tatters.

On Friday, a federal judge sentenced Huffman to 14 days in prison after she pleaded guilty in May to a charge of conspiracy to commit mail fraud and honest services mail fraud.

Felicity Huffman Appears In Court For Sentencing After Pleading Guilty To College Admission Fraud Charges
BOSTON, MA – SEPTEMBER 13: Felicity Huffman and husband William Macy exit John Moakley U.S. Courthouse where Huffman received a 14 day sentence for her role in the college admissions scandal on September 13, 2019 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Paul Marotta/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** William Macy; Felicity Huffman

“Trying to be a good mother doesn’t excuse this,” Judge Indira Talwani said before handing down the sentence, which included a $30,000 fine, 250 hours of community service, and supervised release for one year. Huffman was ordered to report to prison within six weeks.

“I can only say that I am so sorry, Sophia,” Huffman, 56 said minutes earlier, her voice cracking through tears. “I was frightened. I was stupid and I was so wrong.”

Read more at The Daily Beast.

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Australian actor Hugh Jackman is awarded an Order of Australia by The Governor-General of Australia David Hurley at Government House on September 13, 2019 in Melbourne, Australia. Hugh Jackman was honoured for his service to the performing arts for his work as an advocate for poverty eradication. (Photo by Tracey Nearmy/Getty Images)

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Kristen Stewart : Photocall - 45th Deauville American Film Festival
Kristen Stewart poses for the photographers after she unveiled her cabin sign as a tribute for her career along the Promenade des Planches during the 45th Deauville American Film Festival on September 13, 2019 in Deauville, France. (Photo by Francois Durand/Getty Images)
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Kristen Stewart poses for the photographers after she unveiled her cabin sign as a tribute for her career along the Promenade des Planches during the 45th Deauville American Film Festival on September 13, 2019 in Deauville, France. (Photo by Francois Durand/Getty Images)

Sam Smith Announces New Pronouns of ‘They’ and ‘Them’

Singer Sam Smith, who came out as nonbinary earlier this year, announced on Friday that their preferred gender pronouns are they/them.

“After a lifetime of being at war with my gender I’ve decided to embrace myself for who I am, inside and out,” they said in a Twitter thread.

“I’m so excited and privileged to be surrounded by people that support me in this decision,” Smith continued, “but I’ve been very nervous about announcing this because I care too much about what people think but fuck it!”

When they previously came out as nonbinary, Smith said they would keep he/him pronouns. Their thoughts and feelings on the matter have since evolved.

Read more at BuzzFeed News.

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