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Dr. Dre Bragged About Daughter Getting Into USC “All On Her Own” As If $70 Million Donation Didn’t Help

At a very young age, most of us are taught that it’s not kind or wise to brag. Unfortunately, hip-hop is a genre where nearly 90% of the talent and material consists of nothing more than stunting on your peers, your enemies and hell, even your own family.But Dr. Dre is a whole-ass 54-year-old billionaire who, for the most part, keeps his mouth shut, head down and minds his business.So when Dre posted a mocking post on his Instagram account that highlighted the fact that his daughter, Truly Young...
Tags: Celebs, Hip Hop, Pop Culture, celebs on Instagram, Donations, Dr. Dre, Money, Operation Varsity Blues, USC


Operation Varsity Blues: Yale rescinds admission for one student after college admission scandal

On Monday, Yale University confirmed that one student's admission was rescinded in the wake of the Operation Varsity Blues scandal.
Tags: News, Yale, Yale University, Operation Varsity Blues


How the college cheating scam made you feel

For our readers, real life doesn't have a Hollywood nickname like "Operation Varsity Blues" and the scandal, as it continues to unfold, isn't an abstraction. "It's a slap in the face to the American dream and to the other kids in the Chicago Public School system," said Christian Badillo, the first student from his high school to be admitted to Stanford University, where he is now a senior. It's a reminder that, as graduating high school senior Mick Hashimoto put it, "We are frustrated with what ...
Tags: Hollywood, News, America, Stories, Stanford University, Chicago Public School, Hashimoto, Operation Varsity Blues, Christian Badillo, Mick Hashimoto


Facing reality after college admissions scandal

For our readers, real life doesn't have a Hollywood nickname like "Operation Varsity Blues" and the scandal, as it continues to unfold, isn't an abstraction. "It's a slap in the face to the American dream and to the other kids in the Chicago Public School system," said Christian Badillo, the first student from his high school to be admitted to Stanford University, where he is now a senior. It's a reminder that, as graduating high school senior Mick Hashimoto put it, "We are frustrated with what ...
Tags: Hollywood, News, America, Stories, Stanford University, Chicago Public School, Hashimoto, Operation Varsity Blues, Christian Badillo, Mick Hashimoto


Opinion: We asked how the college cheating scam made you feel. Here are your stories

For our readers, real life doesn't have a Hollywood nickname like "Operation Varsity Blues" and the scandal, as it continues to unfold, isn't an abstraction. "It's a slap in the face to the American dream and to the other kids in the Chicago Public School system," said Christian Badillo, the first student from his high school to be admitted to Stanford University, where he is now a senior. It's a reminder that, as graduating high school senior Mick Hashimoto put it, "We are frustrated with what ...
Tags: Hollywood, News, America, Stories, Stanford University, Chicago Public School, Hashimoto, Operation Varsity Blues, Christian Badillo, Mick Hashimoto


Educational redlining and the college admissions scandal

The FBI’s Operation Varsity Blues college admissions cheating and bribery scandal has shined a glaring light on the power of money and privilege in ensuring that families with means can enter America’s finest halls of knowledge — even through “side doors” most never knew existed. But the fraudulent actions exposed in OVB have brought attention to the entire inequitable process of American education — a system literally based on a feudalistic land model whereby children starting in kindergarten a...
Tags: Hollywood, Obama, California, Opinion, America, Sport, Fbi, Soccer, Connecticut, Hamlet, Gavin Newsom, Garcia, Montgomery County, J Simpson, Rosa Parks, Akron Ohio


United States: Full House of Defendants: Colleges Face Consumer Protection Claims - Berman Fink Van Horn P.C.

The college admissions scam a/k/a "Operation Varsity Blues," has dominated U.S. headlines over the past week.
Tags: News, United States, Berman Fink Van Horn, Operation Varsity Blues


Lori Loughlin & Felicity Huffman Might Go To Jail, But That Doesn't Mean Their Careers Are Over

Lori Loughlin and Felicity Huffman have gone AWOL. The two actresses at the center of the college admissions scandal have posted their bail ($1 million and $250,000, respectively) after being charged with conspiracy to commit mail fraud and honest services fraud. Loughlin has also been removed from her current projects on Netflix and Hallmark. The final nail in the coffin? Social media. Both women have now scrubbed their respective Instagram and Twitter accounts, and Huffman has also taken down...
Tags: Fashion, Music, Hollywood, Youtube, Netflix, Showtime, Kylie Jenner, Tammy, Usc, Fuller House, Forbes, Trump, Felicity Huffman, Central Park Five, Macy, Huffman


College scam: Stars' comments about daughters resurface

"Operation Varsity Blues" has people paying closer attention to some past comments by William H. Macy and Lori Loughlin.
Tags: News, Stories, William H Macy, Operation Varsity Blues


William H. Macy and Lori Loughlin's comments about daughters resurface

"Operation Varsity Blues" has people paying closer attention to some past comments by William H. Macy and Lori Loughlin.
Tags: Cnn, William H Macy, Lori Loughlin, Operation Varsity Blues


William H. Macy and Lori Loughlin's comments resurface

"Operation Varsity Blues" has people paying closer attention to some past comments by William H. Macy and Lori Loughlin.
Tags: News, Stories, William H Macy, Lori Loughlin, Operation Varsity Blues


Maher on the college scandal that's 'been very tough on the Hollywood community'

'Operation Varsity Blues' has outed rich parents and students. Comics take a look in Best of Late Night.            [Author: USA TODAY]
Tags: Usa, Hollywood, News, Usa Today, Maher, Operation Varsity Blues


A degree of corruption

In that classic 1978 college documentary, “Animal House,” Dean Vernon Wormer of Faber College offers soon-to-be-ex-student Kent Dorfman a little helpful advice: “Fat, drunk and stupid is no way to go through life, son.” A lot has changed over the past 40 years. Today Dean Wormer might well say, “Rich, spoiled and privileged is no way to go through life.” Granted, being rich and privileged — which is redundant — has traditionally been an excellent way to go through life. While wealth and power do...
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"Bono’s partner in ethical investing falls from grace in admissions scandal."

The Boston Globe reports.I can't read the whole thing because I don't have a subscription. So here's some detail at Deadline Hollywood. [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Law, Bono, Boston Globe, Deadline Hollywood, Ann Althouse, Operation Varsity Blues


"At Stanford, she said, she saw students rely on their parents to set up play dates with people in their dorm or complain to their child’s employers when an internship didn’t lead to a job."

"She" = Julie Lythcott-Haims, "the former dean of freshmen at Stanford and the author of 'How to Raise an Adult: Break Free of the Overparenting Trap and Prepare Your Kid for Success,'" quoted in "The Unstoppable Snowplow Parent/Helicopter parents are so 20th century. Snowplow parents keep their children’s futures obstacle-free — even if it means crossing ethical and legal boundaries" (NYT).In the 1990s... parents began filling afternoons and weekends with lessons, tutors and traveling sports ga...
Tags: Children, Law, Relationships, Stanford, New York Times, Motherhood, Hypocrisy, Felicity Huffman, Baby Boomers, Huffman, Julie Lythcott Haims, Ann Althouse, Young Althouse, These Kids Today, Operation Varsity Blues


College Admissions Scandal: Everything That’s Happened So Far

The worlds of entertainment, business, sports and academia were rocked by the recent revelation that wealthy parents such as Felicity Huffman and Lori Loughlin allegedly paid college admissions consultant Rick Singer large sums to get their children into elite colleges. New developments in the scandal, dubbed Operation Varsity Blues by the FBI, continue to pop […]
Tags: News, Fbi, Felicity Huffman, Rick, Lori Loughlin, William H. Macy, Olivia Jade, Lori Laughlin, Operation Varsity Blues, College Admissions Scam


"[Michael Jackson] nurtured relationships, including with the boys’ mothers. He spent hours on the phone with James and Wade, he would also call their moms, just to talk to them."

"Jackson also spent time at the Safechucks’ modest home in Simi Valley, Calif. He could have been anywhere in the world, Stephanie Safechuck said, but he chose to be with them. 'He was a son I started to take care for,' Stephanie Safechuck said. 'He would spend the night, I’d wash his clothes.' She said that she once told Jackson that she had prayed for her son’s success in getting into commercials, and that he went on to find success right away. In response, she said, Jackson told her that he h...
Tags: Law, Ethics, Pedophilia, Jackson, Michael Jackson, Motherhood, James, Wade, Simi Valley Calif, Ann Althouse, Lori Loughlin, Alexandria Ocasio Cortez, Ocasio-Cortez, Stephanie Safechuck, Operation Varsity Blues


"Why did I pay all this money for your education?"

Tweeting out this gem because...well, you know. pic.twitter.com/4fgfpAnVXX — Perez Hilton (@PerezHilton) March 14, 2019 ADDED: I realize some of you don't know who these people are. Please read the post from 3 days ago, "Olivia Jade Giannulli, 'Daughter of Lori Loughlin, Is Caught Up in College Admissions Scandal/Ms. Giannulli, an influencer with big audiences on YouTube and Instagram, posted sponsored content about being a student.'" I'll make tags for both names. [Author: [email protected]
Tags: Instagram, Law, Youtube, Motherhood, Ann Althouse, Lori Loughlin, Olivia Jade Giannulli, Operation Varsity Blues, College Admissions Scandal Ms Giannulli


Agustin Huneeus Jr. — charged in the college admissions scandal — "has been a popular big money-political donor to California’s Congressional Democrats from the San Francisco Bay Area, and Napa Valley."

The California Globe reports:In 2016, his family hosted a Democratic mega-donor lunch and wine pairing at their Quintessa Winery for Rep. Nancy Pelosi, with Google’s executive chairman Schmidt as the luncheon speaker.... Huneeus has made seven contributions to House Speaker Nancy Pelois (D-San Francisco), totaling $18,300, and $10,000 to Pelosi’s political action committee, PAC to the Future....Agustin also made:six contributions to Sen. Kamala Harris (D-San Francisco), totaling $21,600.six lar...
Tags: Google, Law, California, San Francisco, Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, House, PAC, Ethnicity, Nancy Pelosi, Globe, Campaign Finance, San Francisco Bay Area, Democratic, Democratic Party, Napa Valley


Lori Loughlin and Felicity Huffman Named in College Admissions Class Action Suit

Two class action lawsuits have already been filed in response to Operation Varsity Blues, the nationwide investigation of cheating on college admissions. In a case filed Thursday in San Francisco Superior Court, a Bay Area mother claims that her son was rejected from certain universities due to cheating by wealthy parents. The suit names 45 […]
Tags: News, Bay Area, Felicity Huffman, San Francisco Superior Court, Lori Loughlin, Operation Varsity Blues, College Admissions Scam


“Operation Varsity Blues” and a Troubling Unearthed Interview With Lori Loughlin

Just about everyone on planet earth has sounded off on “Operation Varsity Blues,” a detailed effort on the part of wealthy parents to manipulate their children’s chances of entering elite universities via bribes, the retroactive manipulation of SAT scores, and a false declaration of athletic status. Fuller House star Lori Loughlin and Academy Award nominee … Continue reading "“Operation Varsity Blues” and a Troubling Unearthed Interview With Lori Loughlin" The post “Operation Varsity Blues” an...
Tags: General, Religion, Fuller House, Felicity Huffman, Lori Loughlin, Celebrity Scandals, Operation Varsity Blues


"Huffman was arrested in L.A. on Tuesday in relation to the charges, but her famous husband William H. Macy was not."

"Transcripts from wiretapped phone calls included in the documents mention Huffman’s 'spouse,' and even have quotes from him. But Macy is never named in the documents and has not been charged so far, unlike Loughlin’s fashion designer husband Mossimo Giannulli."From "The 10 most shocking revelations from the Operation Varsity Blues scandal court docs" (Entertainment Weekly).Any thoughts about how William H. Macy escaped getting accused? [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Crime, Law, Macy, Huffman, William H. Macy, Loughlin, Ann Althouse, Mossimo Giannulli, Operation Varsity Blues


College students respond to "Operation Varsity Blues" admissions scam

Margaret Gach from Georgetown and Mehraz Rahman from the University of Texas share how the college cheating scandal has affected their campuses.
Tags: News, Georgetown, University of Texas, Operation Varsity Blues, Margaret Gach, Mehraz Rahman


The big college fraud scandal: One thing we need to fix that we’re not talking about enough

Surely by now you’ve heard the news about the $25 million Operation Varsity Blues bust, in which dozens of wealthy parents and coaches have been arrested for scamming the private university entrance system in the most egregious ways. If not…welcome to the internet! Hope you like it here. Enjoy your stay, don’t click links to “Which […]
Tags: Media, Parenting, Shopping, Columns, Educational, Thinking : Parent, Tweens + Teens, Operation Varsity Blues


Lori Loughlin and Felicity Huffman’s insane college admissions cheating scandal gets memed

TV actresses Felicity Huffman and Lori Loughlin are currently caught up in what is being labeled the largest college admissions scam ever prosecuted.
Tags: Scandal, Instagram, Cheating, Life, Lifestyle, Fraud, Memes, Scam, Ad Friendly, Queerty, Felicity Huffman, Huffman, Lori Loughlin, Operation Varsity Blues


I'm seeing an awful lot of stuff like, "The bribery scandal is no more abhorrent than the completely legal industry that helps many wealthy kids get into the schools of their dreams."

That's the sub-headline of a column at the NYT that I am not bothering to read. I'm seeing this argument all over Facebook and on the front pages of plenty of newspapers, and I don't like it.It strikes me as the equivalent of letting a robber, caught red-handed, argue that there are so many things that are essentially theft — worse things really! — so what's the big deal?In fact, I'd be more sympathetic to the robber, since he may have grown up as a deprived outsider who might think the rules ne...
Tags: Facebook, Crime, Law, Ethics, Ann Althouse, Class Politics, Operation Varsity Blues


"This... Did not age well."

This... Did not age well. https://t.co/APgzxAB9FP— Pradheep J. Shanker, M.D., M.S. (@Neoavatara) March 12, 2019 [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Law, Ann Althouse, Shanker, Operation Varsity Blues


What college cheating scandal says about us

In a case that reveals the dark side of our hypercompetitive, brand-driven approach to higher education, the criminal charges just unsealed in Boston, code named by the FBI as "Operation Varsity Blues," allege wealthy parents bribed test administrators, college coaches and possibly college administrators in return for admitting students into prestigious colleges like Yale, Stanford and the University of Southern California.
Tags: News, Boston, Fbi, Stories, Yale Stanford, Operation Varsity Blues


“Aunt Becky Would NEVER”: Twitter Reacts to Lori Loughlin’s Indictment in College Admissions Bribery Case

You can always count on Twitter to react to breaking news stories with jokes and memes. And after it was revealed that actresses Lori Loughlin and Felicity Huffman had been charged in what the Dept. of Justice called the “largest college admissions scam ever prosecuted,” Twitter responded exactly how you would expect … with a bunch of hilarious jokes and memes.Court documents show that parents paid a California man to bribe colleges by presenting their children as athletes so that they would be ...
Tags: Celebs, Crime, Abc, California, Court, Nbc News, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Pop Culture, Jazz, Usc, Twitter Jokes, Full House, Felicity Huffman, Jesse, Hogwarts


"Olivia Jade Giannulli... is the daughter of the actress Lori Loughlin and the designer Mossimo Giannulli.... a social media influencer with close to two million YouTube subscribers and over a million Instagram followers."

"In September, she posted two paid advertisements on Instagram that highlighted her identity as a student. The legitimacy of her college acceptance has been called into question as a result of a Justice Department indictment, along with that of a number of others.... The fall semester at her school began on Aug. 20; a day later, Ms. Jade announced on Twitter that she had just arrived in Fiji.... Ms. Giannulli’s parents were described in the investigation as having paid multiple bribes amounting ...
Tags: Hollywood, Crime, Instagram, Law, Youtube, Viral Video, Justice Department, Isabella, Olivia, Jade, Ann Althouse, Lori Loughlin, Mossimo Giannulli, Operation Varsity Blues, Jade Giannulli, Fiji Ms Giannulli