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Yahoo! BooksSep 14, 2019
Felicity Huffman's two-week jail sentence triggers claims of  'white privilege'
Actress Felicity Huffman has been accused of benefiting from "white privilege" after getting just a two-week jail sentence over paying to inflate her daughter's exam results.  US congressman Hakeem Jeffries, chairman of the House Democratic Caucus, and Martina Navratilova, the tennis player, were among those who took to Twitter to suggest Ms Huffman had got off lightly given her background.  There was also criticism of the minimum-security prison she will be incarcerated in, which reportedly has the nickname "Club Fed" because of its cushy conditions.  Ms Huffman, best known for her starring role in the TV series Desperate Housewives, was one of the most famous names caught up in the college admissions scandal. Prosecutors alleged that parents, often rich and white, broke the law by paying someone to ensure their child got into top colleges, sometimes by phony sports scholarships.  Many of the cases are still going through the courts.  Ms Huffman pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to commit fraud. She expressed regret at paying $15,000 to inflate her daughter's SAT test score, saying it was to her "eternal shame" that she did not pull out of the scheme.  She was sentenced to 14 days in prison, as well as a fine $30,000 fine, supervised release for a year and 250 hours of community service.  Like many, Mr Jeffries and Navratilova questioned the sentence by comparing it to Crystal Mason, an African-American woman given a five-year sentence for voting while on supervised re

Yahoo! TVSep 14, 2019
We're Back, Baby! Here's When One Day at a Time Season 4 Premieres
We hope you're ready to dance, because we have some great news, One Day at a Time fans! Two months after CBS-owned cable network Pop TV picked up the series for a fourth season, showrunner Gloria Calderón Kellett revealed when all-new episodes will drop.


Yahoo! ArtsSep 14, 2019
The Latest: Humberto won't threaten land when it strengthens
Weather forecasters say Tropical Storm Humberto will likely become a hurricane as it moves away from the Bahamas and the U.S. coast. The U.S. National Hurricane Center said Saturday that Humberto is expected to become a hurricane by Sunday night, but it won't threaten land by the time it intensifies to that strength.


Yahoo! ArtsSep 14, 2019
Golden Toilet Stolen From the U.K.'s Blenheim Palace, Birthplace of Winston Churchill
The artwork has not been recovered, and the investigation remains ongoing


Yahoo! TVSep 12, 2019
HBO's 1980s Lakers Pilot Finds Its Magic Johnson and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
HBO's untitled pilot about the Showtime Lakers of the 1980s has cast two key roles. Variety has learned that Quincy Isaiah has been cast as Earvin "Magic" Johnson, while Solomon Hughes will star as Kareem Abdul-Jabbar in the hour-long drama. The Johnson character is described as being as gifted in the game as he is […]

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