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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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A ‘Father Of The Bride’ Sequel Is Officially Coming— And It’s Going To Be Super Cuban-American!

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A ‘Father Of The Bride’ Sequel Is Officially Coming— And It’s Going To Be Super Cuban-American!

Break out the tres leches! It’s gonna be a wedding of “epic proportions!” Cuban-style!

That’s right, the beloved 1991 film Father of the Bride is getting a remake. This time, the film will star 64-year-old actor Andy Garcia, the patriarch of a Cuban American family, struggling to see his daughter walk down the aisle.

Garcia will star in and executive produce the upcoming Warner Bros. remake of Father of the Bride, a story that will follow a Cuban American family.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Brad Pitt‘s production company, Plan B will produce the remake with Gaz Alazraki, director of Club de Cuervos, set to helm.

“I’m very excited to join The Father of the Bride, a beloved film that has brought so much joy to so many over the years and to represent my Cuban culture and heritage in this story,” Garcia explained in a statement published by THR. “I commend Warner Brothers for their foresight and celebrate this opportunity they have created.” 

Garcia’s remake is the latest in the franchise, which first came out in 1950 and starred actor Spencer Tracey and Elizabeth Taylor.

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The first film inspired a sequel, also starring Tracey and Taylor, called Father’s Little Dividend. The film was remade forty-years later with Steve Martin and Diane Keaton in the 1991 version. Garcia’s upcoming take will focus on a similar storyline. According to THR, “the latest remake will center on the father of a soon-to-be bride coming to terms with daughters’ nuptials. But the latest take will be told through the relationships in a big, sprawling Cuban-American family.”

The 1991 cast of the film reunited in September for a Netflix special. 

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The feature filmed memorable moments from the Nancy Meyers film and its 1995 sequel Father of the Bride II and showed “the Banks family’s” home in 2020. The reunion was produced to honor the World Central Kitchen amid the pandemic.

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This Mexican Filmmaker’s Six-Pack Inspired The Oscar Statue

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This Mexican Filmmaker’s Six-Pack Inspired The Oscar Statue

That’s right, Oscar’s real name is actually Emilio.

When it comes to the Academy Awards, there’s nothing more iconic than the actual Oscar award. That’s right, it’s not Björk’s swan dress or Jennifer Lopez’s beloved pink gown, when people think of the Oscar Awards it’s always the rip-chested statue with broad shoulders and muscled legs. The art deco god that everyone in entertainment dreams of one-day holding: the Oscar award.

But, as familiar as he may be, it turns out we don’t know Oscar very well.

Emilio Fernandez, born in Coahuila, Mexico, became the face of the Academy Awards thanks to a close friend.

Fernandez grew up during the Mexican Revolution and according to PRI, later left high school to become an officer for the Huertista rebels. In 1925, he was captured and sentenced to 20 years in prison but managed to escape his sentence and fled to Los Angeles.

Soon enough he began working as an extra in Hollywood and picked up the nickname “El Indio” when he met Dolores Del Rio, the silent film actress and wife of MGM Art Director Cedric Gibbons. the nickname was terrible but Del Rio and Fernandez became friends and when her husband was given an opportunity to design the award statuette fate happened.

Del Rio suggested Fernandez as a model for the statue and her husband agreed.

Fernandez’s life became much greater than a statue though, he became one of the biggest stars of the Golden Age of Mexican cinema. He worked in numerous film productions in Mexico and in Hollywood starring in the 1944 film María Candelaria, the 1947 film Río Escondido and Vìctimas del Pecado made in 1951.

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