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Eva Longoria Said Felicity Huffman Is Handling The College Admissions Scandal With ‘Grace’ And Where Is Our Credit?

It’s been a far fall from positive public opinion for the actresses involved in the recent college admissions scandal.

Both actors Lori Loughlin and Felicity Huffman had solidified themselves, at the very least, as two of TVs most lovable moms on screen. From Loughlin’s role as Aunt Becky on the 90s classic “Full House” to Huffman’s as the whip-smart and empathetic Lynette Scavo of “Desperate Housewives” few from the past could imagine that the two stars would now be facing charges of potential prison-time for fraud. That is, after attempting to cheat the college admissions system.

It’s a sad story worthy of a Lifetime retelling but the truly most upsetting part of the story is how these women’s choices will affect many students of color for the rest of their lives. Even worse? Like male comedians gearing up for their #MeToo comeback, these disgraced actresses will likely be back in the graces of willfully ignorant, and privileged, fans in no time.

Need proof? Just take a look at Eva Longoria.

On Wednesday, Eva Longoria complimented Huffman on her involvement in the college cheating scandal.

The Mexican-American actress from Texas shot to stardom as Huffman’s co-actor on “Desperate Housewives” where she was rumored to have made a whopping $325,000 per episode. (That amount alone could pay for several college tuitions at institutions across the country.) Like the rest of the country, Longoria likely learned of Huffman’s role in the scandal, when news of her involvement was splashed across the headlines of media outlets everywhere. And yet, Longoria recently seemed to make an appeal for Huffman.

Speaking to Entertainment Tonight, Longoria praised Huffman for handling the scandal with “grace” saying, “I think she has a heart that is bigger than the sun and that’s the Felicity I know and that’s the woman I choose to support and love… She was humbled by what happened and I think she did handle it with as much grace as she could in that situation.”

Huffman’s reputation has undoubtedly been tainted and hurt by her willing participation in the college admissions cheating scandal but what about the students who were hurt by her bribes and fake test scores?

This past May, Huffman pled guilty to paying $15,000 to a fake charity that facilitated altering her daughter’s SAT test for college admission. She is scheduled to receive a sentence on September 13 that we can only guess will be the equivalent of a light tap on the hand. Huffman will likely move forward with her life as an actress and will have to deal with the peskiness of having the scandal brought up in reviews by The Hollywood Reporter.

Meanwhile, Huffman’s involvement in a scheme that included at the LEAST 50 students (the majority of whom were white) has proven that students of color need affirmative action so much more than we might have thought. Huffman’s involvement is another reminder that students of color and other groups that are marginalized, including students who are disabled, often see doors of opportunities shut in their faces thanks to wealthier peers.

But yeah Eva, super happy Huffman is handling this with grace. Here’s hoping someone’s parent doesn’t buy their kid of color a spot as an actress in the increasingly diverse world of entertainment before you get out of the slinger.

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Latinas Shared The Movies And Shows That Made Them Feel Seen

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Latinas Shared The Movies And Shows That Made Them Feel Seen

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It’s no secret that over the past few decades, people of color worked to fight for equal representation on screens both big and small. While, of course, there have been great POC and LGTBQ relationships on television there’s really been a spike in the spectrum of representation since our early years watching television and learning about relationships.

Recently, we asked Latinas on Instagram what shows and movies featured their favorite most diverse couples.

And the answers threw us for a time loop!

Check them out below!


“Maria and Luis on Sesame Street.”- melissa_phillips71


“Whitney Houston and Kevin Costner is The Bodyguard, they reminded me of my parents and they loved to play the soundtrack.” –millenialmarta


“The leads in Someone Great, Jane and Michael the virgin and the lesbian relationship Gentrified. It’s been 30 years and I finally found characters I can relate to.” –allyss_abyss_

“Most definitely, “Brooklyn 99”: two female Hispanics as regulars and a white person playing a Hispanic (Andy Samberg’s character’s last name is Peralta, which is a Spanish surname).” – seadra2011

“Holt and Kevin(and Rosa Diaz) have changed the way people have perceived gay couples and gay people. Nine Nine!” –chaoticbiguy


“The first on-screen presence that made me feel seen/represented period was @justinamachado ‘s character on One Day At A Time. A Latina veteran struggling with her mental health while trying to juggle school, work, love, and family? And as a main character? Whew….“-vieja.metiche

“Taína! It was on Disney if I remember correctly?? Then @americaferrera in sisterhood of the traveling pants as Carmen. 😭❤️ her life was like mine. Growing up in suburbs but never really having a place culturally.. but my girlfriends still had my back no matter our background.” –chessy__a

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Lil Nas X’s Next Big Drop Is A Children’s Book Called ‘C Is For Country’

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Lil Nas X’s Next Big Drop Is A Children’s Book Called ‘C Is For Country’

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Turns out Lil Nas X has more than just country rap up his sleeve. The 21-year-old “Old Town Road” rapper has a penchant for literature too.

On Tuesday, the rapper revealed that he’s written a children’s book called C Is for Country.

“I’m dropping the best kids’ book of all time soon!” the rapper shared in a Tweet earlier this week before adding that he couldn’t “wait to share it” with his fans and young readers.

Nas’s children’s book is being published under Random House Kids, a division of Penguin Random House. It is currently available for preorder on their site.

According to the Random House Kids’ website, the book is a story about Lil Nas X and Panini the pony.

“Join superstar Lil Nas X—who boasts the longest-running #1 song in history—and Panini the pony on a joyous journey through the alphabet from sunup to sundown. Experience wide-open pastures, farm animals, guitar music, cowboy hats, and all things country in this debut picture book that’s perfect for music lovers learning their ABCs and for anyone who loves Nas’s signature genre-blending style,” Random House describes in its explanation.

The book is illustrated by Theodore Taylor III and promises “plenty of hidden surprises for Nas’ biggest fans.”

C Is for County comes out Jan. 5.

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