"Desperate Housewives" star Felicity Huffman and fellow Hollywood actress Lori Loughlin were among dozens indicted Tuesday in a multi-million dollar scam to help children of the American elite cheat their way into top universities. The accused, who also include chief executives, financiers, the chairman of a prominent law firm, a winemaker and fashion designer, allegedly cheated on admissions tests and arranged for bribes to get their children into prestigious schools including Yale, Stanford, Georgetown and the University of Southern California, federal prosecutors said.
Singer R. Kelly has left the Chicago jail where he was being held for failing to pay more than 161,000 dollars in overdue child support, local media reported on Saturday. Kelly, 52, was arrested on Wednesday and spent three nights in county jail. It is the second time he has been jailed in several weeks. In February, Kelly pleaded not guilty to charges of sexual abuse involving four women, three of whom were minors at the time of the alleged encounters between 1998 and 2010.
45-year old Egyptian actor Amr Waked [being known for his criticism of President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi's government] has been sentenced by a military court to eight years in prison in two separate cases over disseminating false news and insulting state institutions. Waked's lawyer, Malek Adly, said his client got a three-year sentence in once case and five-year term in the other case.