Tuesday, June 25, 2024

Aunt Becky Doubles Down: Lori Loughlin and Husband Massimo Giannulli Plead Not Guilty in College Admissions Scandal Case


For some reason, Lori Loughlin isn’t getting it.

Aunt Becky from “Full House” and her husband, Massimo Giannulli, have been indicted twice by the US Attorney in Boston for mail fraud in the college admissions scandal.

Most of the other parents who were caught, including Felicity Huffman, have pleaded guilty and will accept their sentences.

But the Giannullis are doubling down. They’re pleading not guilty. They want a trial. Loughling may think this is an episode of a Hallmark Hall of Fame show. They want to take their chances with a jury.

Celebrities often triumph in jury trials because the juries are wowed by their TV personas. But a jury in Boston? An academic city with a smart working class? I’d be nervous about this one.

Anyway, maybe the Olsen twins will make a surprise appearance. This should be good.

Meantime, Hallmark has renewed Loughlin’s Hallmark show, “When Calls the Heart,” for a seventh season, but the actress won’t be back. Hallmark has broken all ties with her.



Roger Friedman
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Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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