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Felicity Huffman Sentenced to 14 Days Behind Bars

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Felicity Huffman will spend some time behind bars for her part in the college admissions scandal, but she won’t be there for long.

On Friday, she was sentenced to 14 days, plus a $30,000 fine and 250 hours of community service.  She doesn’t have to start serving time until October 25th.

After her sentencing she said, quote, “I accept the court’s decision…I broke the law…There are no excuses or justifications for my actions.  Period.”

Felicity pleaded guilty in May, which obviously helped her get such a light sentence.  During Friday’s hearing, the judge gave her credit for almost immediately accepting guilt, and for paying one of the smallest bribes of any of the defendants:  $15,000.

It’ll be interesting to see how this affects LORI LOUGHLIN and her husband, who refused to plead guilty or admit they did anything wrong.  Sources say she regrets not taking a deal when it was offered.

Come Out And Support The DETROIT YOUTH CHOIR For The Official Watch Party, Tuesday September 17th With 1051 The BOUNCE!!!

Detroit Youth Choir Official Watch Party, 2019!

 

UAW Strike Nationwide !

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Some of the members out of 46,000 workers went on strike early Monday morning , walking off general motors floors. Workers shut down 33 manufacturing plants in nine states across the U.S. as well as 22 parts distribution warehouses.

With the union saying GM has budged very little in months of talks while GM said it made substantial offers including higher wages and factory investments. Talks were scheduled to resume at 10 a.m. EDT Monday.

It’s the first national strike by the union since a two-day walkout in 2007 that had little impact on the company.

Striking GM employees were joined on the picket lines by workers from Ford and Fiat Chrysler, who are working under contract extensions.

Green, a former local union president, said he agrees with the strike over wages, plant closures and other issues. “If we don’t fight now, when are we going to fight?” he asked. “This is not about us. It’s about the future.”

With workers frustrations running high, it seems unlikely that UAW will bend before its demands are met, meaning the strike could continue for some time.

 

Is Beyonce’s Homecoming Being Snubbed at the Emmy’s?

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Homecoming received high rave reviews from critics and fans who hailed it as one of the best concert films of all time, yet when it came to the Creative Arts Emmy’s, it lost in every category.  No one spoke poorly of Carpool Karaoke , but fans were quick to point out that Homecoming is a documentary about the first Black woman to ever headline Coachella and that it deserved recognition for its historical significance as much as its artistry.

“Whoever is responsible for this repeated burglary of Beyoncé, needs to be caught, reprimanded and taught what art is,” tweeted one jilted fan.

In addition to losing an Emmy to Carpool Karaoke, Beyonce lost to Springsteen on Broadway for Directing, RuPaul’s Drag Races for Costumes, the live television production of RENT for Production Design, FX’s Fosse/Verdon for Music Direction, and Hannah Gadsby’s Nanette for Writing.