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Eva Longoria Is Being Called Out For Dragging Former ‘Housewives’ Actors And Defending Felicity Huffman

Earlier this year, a major college admission scandal was exposed and at the center of it was actress Felicity Huffman. Huffman was found guilty of mail fraud for paying $15,000 to increase her daughter’s SAT scores. As of now, she awaits sentencing but is expected to be given at least a month in prison for her crime.

However, before the judge announces her sentence, celebrity friends and loved ones have sent in letters of support for Huffman, asking for leniency.

Among the letters was a testimonial from her “Desperate Housewives” co-star, Eva Longoria, and it revealed some major onset drama.

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In the letter, Longoria called Huffman her “good friend” and recalled how welcoming the actress was to the Latina, who was new to Hollywood at the time. She also recalled her first table read where Huffman offered support to her co-star after seeing her “alone, scared, and unsure of where to go and what to do.”

Additionally, Longoria revealed that she was bullied on set by another actress. Though she didn’t divulge who the bully was, “Desperate Housewives” was plagued by drama and tension between the cast and had rumors of a feud between Teri Hatcher and the rest of the actors.

Longoria wrote, “I dreaded the days I had to go to work with that person because it was pure torture.”

In the letter, Longoria revealed that the bullying didn’t stop until Huffman intervened.

“Felicity could feel that I was riddled with anxiety even though I never complained or mentioned the abuse to anyone,” the actress said in the letter.

The letter also revealed other ways that Huffman supported Longoria during their time at “Desperate Housewives.”

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It was also revealed that Longoria was being paid less than her co-stars. According to the letter, it was Huffman’s idea to pursue renegotiations as a group so they could reach a fair conclusion.

“That did not go over too well with the others,” Longoria explained. “But Felicity stood up for me, saying it was fair because the success of the show depended on all of us, not one of us. The fight lasted weeks, but Felicity held strong and convinced everyone this was the right thing to do.”

The letter also revealed that Huffman was the only co-star that supported Longoria’s charities and special projects.

“[The other women] were all usually too busy to help, except Felicity,” she wrote. “I can’t tell you how many times she was the only one who would physically show up to help me with kids with cancer, or children with special needs.”

Though Longoria’s letter comes from a place of friendship, not everyone appreciated the actress’ support of Huffman.

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Some Twitter users pointed out that Longoria’s letter shouldn’t circumvent the justice system and that Huffman’s punishment shouldn’t be lessened just because of the words of her friends and family.

Other’s mentioned the injustice that was perpetrated against a deserving student because of Huffman’s actions.

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In order to get her daughter into college, Huffman took a position from a deserving student who didn’t have the privilege of a parent who would buy their acceptance. Character witnesses from Huffman’s friends and family don’t negate the wrong she did to this student.

Overall, we don’t know if Longoria’s letter will help with leniency, but a lot of us still appreciate that “Desperate Housewives” tea she spilled.

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This whole college admission scandal has the makings of a novela and we’ll be sure to keep following the drama.

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Selena Gomez And Hailey Baldwin Just Had Another Interaction And You Might Be Shocked By What Happened

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Selena Gomez And Hailey Baldwin Just Had Another Interaction And You Might Be Shocked By What Happened

It appears Selena Gomez’s newest hit isn’t just doing some healing for her. After an intense week that included the drop of two insightful songs and some fan speculation, and even some bullying, Gomez and her ex’s wife Hailey Baldwin might be ready to set aside their grievances.

After fans threw shade towards Baldwin earlier this week, the model showed support to Selena through an Instagram like.

Soon after Gomez’s song “Lose You To Love Me” first dropped, Baldwin posted the song “I’ll Kill You” by Summer Walker to her Instagram Story. Fans speculated that Hailey was throwing shade at Selena, but Baldwin quickly shot down the speculation and called it “BS.” Typical to social media culture, the bullies swarmed and struck at Baldwin until Gomez intervened.

Then recently, after a friend of Gomez shared an image celebrating the singer, Baldwin liked it.

Could this mean it’s all over?

Earlier this week, Gomez dropped a new song called “Lose You to Love Me,” and literally everyone thinks it’s about Justin Bieber. This morning, Hailey Bieber posted Story of Summer Walker’s song “I’ll Kill You,” on her IG story and she had the entire internet reading into the whole thing. Here’s everything that went down.

Selena dropped a new song about heartbreak, and fans are convinced it’s about Justin Bieber.

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Selena Gomez sings, ”You promised the world and I fell for it, I put you first and you adored it.” “Lose You to Love Me” traces a toxic relationship with some pointed lines that have fueled speculation that the tune is Gomez purging her heartbreak over Bieber.

Bieber and Gomez’s nearly decade-long on-again-off-again relationship officially ended in March of 2018. A few months later, Bieber reportedly began to date Baldwin. By July, the two were engaged.

Yes, Justin is now a married man, but that hasn’t stopped the internet from talking about “Jelena,” again.

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Justin Bieber married Hailey Baldwin —or Hailey Bieber rather— in the autumn of 2018. After a few weeks of speculation, the singer took to social media to confirm the marriage. Bieber published an Instagram photograph of the duo walking hand-in-hand with the simple caption: “My wife is awesome.” Baldwin promptly changed her social domain to @haileybieber and the Beliebers went wild. “It took some getting used to, for sure,” Baldwin told Bustle of changing her name. “It’s definitely strange, it takes adjusting.” 

In September of this year, the couple threw a larger celebration.

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Justin and Hailey exchanged vows in front of 154 guests, according to People. The ceremony took place at the Somerset Chapel of Montage Palmetto Bluff hotel in Bluffton, South Carolina. The couple reportedly “fell in love” with the venue after visiting the area. The Biebers apparently “changed their minds so many times” about the ideal venue (past reports said they were eyeing Canada), but they ultimately agreed on this idyllic southern location.

Selena’s new song “Lose you to Love me,” is her first single since 2018.

The piano-driven pop ballad was released worldwide with an accompanying music video that —fun fact— was filmed using an Iphone 11. The song was dropped more than a year after Selena’s last single titled “Back to You” in 2018, which was released for the second season of Netflix‘s 13 Reasons Why

Actress Felicity Huffman Was Meant To Stay In Jail Until Sunday, She Was Released Early From Jail Today

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Actress Felicity Huffman Was Meant To Stay In Jail Until Sunday, She Was Released Early From Jail Today

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Actress Felicity Huffman was released from prison early on Friday after being sentenced to 14 days due to her part in the college admissions scandal. According to a Bureau of Prisons spokeswoman, Huffman’s scheduled release date was meant to be on Sunday. Instead, she was released early because of a policy that allows for early releases to take be released on Fridays if their schedule release dates are on the weekend.

According to an insider, Huffman is feeling “hopeful” and “blessed” about her release.

Speaking to In Touch Weekly, the insider said that “Felicity knows she’s going to get a lot of flak for only spending 11 days behind bars, but prison really opened her eyes to a whole new world,” the insider shared. “It was very isolating, she felt trapped and claustrophobic, but she never complained. She didn’t have an appetite, she lost a little weight, but she did eat some of the food, which wasn’t tasty at all.”

Earlier this week, the Oscar-nominated actress drew attention once again when she was seen walking a jail yard for the first time since turning herself into prison for her part in the college admissions scandal.

Wearing a green prison jumpsuit, Huffman could be seen walking the outdoor area of the Federal Correctional Institution in Dublin, California. The prison is located about five-and-a-half hours away from Los Angeles where she lives with her husband and daughters and holds a total of 1,232 inmates. According to reports, Huffman was visited over the weekend at the low-security correctional facility by her husband, “Shameless” actor William H. Macy, and her younger daughter. The facility’s website says that inmates are allowed to be visited by friends and family on Saturdays and Sundays from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. 

Huffman was set to serve 13 days in prison and was expected to finish her sentence this Saturday on Oct. 27.

In May, she pled guilty to paying William “Rick” Singer— dubbed the college admissions scandal mastermind— $15,000 to have a proctor change her daughter’s SAT answers after her test was taken.

In a statement to People Magazine, a representative for the actress said that she “is prepared to serve the term of imprisonment Judge Talwani ordered as one part of the punishment she imposed for Ms. Huffman’s actions. She will begin serving the remainder of the sentence Judge Talwani imposed — one year of supervised release, with conditions including 250 hours of community service — when she is released.”

In addition to her time in federal prison, Huffman was required to pay a $30,000 fine and perform 250 hours of community service. She will also be required to commit to one year of supervised release.

During her trial in September, Huffman apologized to her family and the judge saying she was “deeply ashamed” of her actions.

“In my desperation to be a good mother I talked myself into believing that all I was doing was giving my daughter a fair shot,” Huffman said while reading a letter to the court. “I see the irony in that statement now because what I have done is the opposite of fair. I have broken the law, deceived the educational community, betrayed my daughter and failed my family.”

Huffman went on to further say that “I am deeply ashamed of what I have done. At the end of the day, I had a choice to make. I could have said, ‘no.’” 

In a statement to the press, Huffman went on to further apologize to those students she had hurt through her decisions.

“There are no excuses or justifications for my actions. Period,” she said in her statement. “And I especially want to apologize to the students who work hard every day to get into college, and to their parents who make tremendous sacrifices supporting their children.”

While actress Lori Loughlin is the other big name caught up in the admissions scandal, only 10 parents who pled guilty to conspiracy fraud have been sentenced.

According to reports, Loughlin- who has so far stuck to a plea of not guilty, reached out to Felicity Huffman for support. Loughlin was initially charged with conspiracy fraud in March but fought the charge with her husband Mossimo Giannulli and was charged back in April with a count of conspiracy to commit money laundering in a superseding indictment as a result. For other parents caught up in the scandal, punishments have ranged from five months in prison to no prison time at all. According to federal prosecutors, 50 people were involved in the nationwide fraud that gave privileged and wealthy students a backdoor into prestigious universities. Besides Huffman, nine other parents have been sentenced so far.