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The Season two premiere of 'Tamron Hall' returns Monday, Sept. 14 with an exclusive and riveting interview with Andrew Gillum, joined by his wife, R. Jai.

Gillum will address the scandal that infamous night in a Florida hotel room that derailed his rising political career.

Emmy® Award-winning talk show host, executive producer and journalist Tamron Hall returns to daytime for her sophomore season with a provocative hour-long exclusive interview with Gillum and his long-suffering wife, R. Jai.

Gillum, a former rising superstar in the Democratic Party, narrowly lost the 2018 gubernatorial race in Florida that would have made him the first Black governor of the nation's largest swing state.

The father-of-three will discuss his swift fall from grace, his rehabilitation experience in the face of adversity, and his life with R. Jai, who will also join Hall during the hour to discuss the impact this has had on their marriage and their family and what the future holds.

Additional Premiere Week highlights include an Exclusive interview with former 'Vanderpump Rules' star Stassi Schroeder; Award-winning actor Samuel L. Jackson and wife LaTanya Richardson Jackson; Melissa Etheridge on the tragic death of her son; actor Chris Evans and filmmaker and actor Mark Kassen; a look at why back to school is anything but normal; and Tamron's big FIVE-OH birthday celebration with Naomi Campbell and DJ Jazzy Jeff!

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Attorneys representing Pastor John Gray say he is a victim of a malicious extortion attempt. The 47-year-old megachurch leader of Relentless Church in South Carolina is involved in yet another cheating scandal.

New allegations came to light over the weekend when YouTube blogger UnwinewithTashaK obtained a short video clip featuring the portly preacher.

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In the clip, Gray, picture with his wife Aventer Gray, is speaking with a 48-year-old Houston woman named "Mary". He criticizes his wife's cooking and he asks the woman to go on an exotic trip with him.

The woman claims she sent Gray nude photos of her breasts at his request -- and she said he video-chatted with her while revealing his underwear.

She claimed he invited her to visit his home and she declined because she believed he wanted to sleep with her.

Mary said she hooked up with Gray after the death of her brother's wife in April. Her brother, a pastor in New Jersey, is friends with Gray, who spoke at the memorial service.

After the service, Gray asked for her friendship on Instagram and began liking her posts. Gray asked where she worked and he looked up the phone number for the hair salon where she was employed.

"A couple days after that he called my job and I answered the phone. I'm the manager of the hair salon and I answered the phone and he said 'Hey Mary, it's John Gray,'" she said.

Mary said she was shocked and told him it wasn't a good time to talk but she gave him her personal number, which she described as a bad decision in hindsight.

She said Gray asked for her measurements and for explicit photos. She complied, sending him images of her breasts.

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But lawyers for the embattled preacher say he did not step out on his long-suffering wife this time because he and Mary never reached first base.

"There are allegations that there were phone conversations between the two parties, and that's essentially the extent of the allegations," attorney Devon Puriefoy of the law firm Truluck Thomason told Greenville News. "When you take her own words, she says there was no affair, no physical contact, they never met each other, they never saw each other."

That's good news for Aventer, who shares two minor children, daughter Theory Aspyn-Sky and son John W. Gray IV, with her husband.
 

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Actress Lori Loughlin has been sentenced to serve two months behind bars for bribing officials to get her privileged daughters into college.

The former Full House star and her husband, designer Mossimo Giannulli, pleaded guilty to paying $500,000 to help their kids get into the University of Southern California as fake athletes as part of a major college admissions scandal.

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Hours before Lori received her sentence, her husband Giannulli was also sentenced to serve five months behind bars at a hearing in Boston, Massachusetts on Friday.

Loughlin was also ordered to pay a $150,000 fine and perform 100 hours of community service.

Giannulli, the founder of the Mossimo clothing brand, will pay an additional $250,000 fine and serve 250 hours of community service.

Loughlin and Giannulli are among a group of well-to-do parents who have pleaded guilty to paying bribes to secure fake test scores and credentials to gain top college spots for their kids.

Former Desperate Housewives star Felicity Huffman was sentenced to two weeks in jail last year for her own part in the scheme to get one of her daughters into college.

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August Alsina is proof that men can be just as messy as women. He came for Keke Palmer when she inserted herself into his relationship drama with former love partner Jada Pinkett Smith, 48.

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The drama unfolded after power couple Will Smith, 51, and Jada brought themselves to the red table to discuss her shameful infidelity with August 4 years ago.

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August was a troubled, drug-addicted, mentally-addled young man with mommy issues. He fell right into Jada's trap after her son, Jaden Smith, introduced them and she offered to help August with his drug dependency issues (she eventually helped herself to his hot body).

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Former singer and talk show host Keke Palmer (Strahan, Sara and Keke) inserted herself into the drama, tweeting: "The theme is boundaries. Everybody doesn't need to know your business, that's not fake it's honoring one's privacy."

She followed that up with:

"Protect your partner.
Protect your privacy.
Protect your peace."

Then someone in August's camp dropped this throwback photo on Twitter that shows Keke and August riding in a car together.

The user captioned the B&W image: "this you?".

Keke responded, "Yes girl. August was never my man lol. That's why you're still reaching to this day to figure out nothing."

But August was not having that. He reminded Keke how she lusted after him - and "got curved" by him - when he was busy blowing Jada's back out.

August, 27, insinuated that Keke, 26, had mental problems of her own, and that perhaps she was even stalking him.

"U absolutely right. I was NEVER ur man. You could possibly never shortie. It seems u mad u got curved, but ur "friends" r the reason 4 that. Dey showed me an endless thread of txt/pics of me dat u sent, wrry'd abt who i date & BEGGED me 2 not further disturb ur mental instability."

But wait, he wasn't done dragging Keke all over his timeline:

"Imagine not knowing how to mind the business that pay you. I catch all the subliminals. (Not just about today) & you can call me whatever you like, Mess is constantly inserting yourself in topics you have nun to do w/. Go play w/ ya MAMMY! Not me!"

"If you have something to say, say it w/ ya CHEST kids.
It's always very perplexing cause I real deal be showing people genuine love. Whole time that envy eating ya lil heart.
Anyway, NEXT!!"

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August Alsina is proof that men can be just as messy as women. He came for Keke Palmer when she inserted herself into his relationship drama with former love partner Jada Pinkett Smith, 48.

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Screengrab: YouTube

The drama unfolded after power couple Will Smith, 51, and Jada brought themselves to the red table to discuss her shameful infidelity with August 4 years ago.

Photo by Getty Images

August was a troubled, drug-addicted, mentally-addled young man with mommy issues. He fell right into Jada's trap after her son, Jaden Smith, introduced them and she offered to help August with his drug dependency issues (she eventually helped herself to his hot body).

Bonnie Biess/Getty Images

Former singer and talk show host Keke Palmer (Strahan, Sara and Keke) inserted herself into the drama, tweeting: "The theme is boundaries. Everybody doesn't need to know your business, that's not fake it's honoring one's privacy."

She followed that up with:

"Protect your partner.
Protect your privacy.
Protect your peace."

Then someone in August's camp dropped this throwback photo on Twitter that shows Keke and August riding in a car together.

The user captioned the B&W image: "this you?".

Keke responded, "Yes girl. August was never my man lol. That's why you're still reaching to this day to figure out nothing."

But August was not having that. He reminded Keke how she lusted after him - and "got curved" by him - when he was busy blowing Jada's back out.

August, 27, insinuated that Keke, 26, had mental problems of her own, and that perhaps she was even stalking him.

"U absolutely right. I was NEVER ur man. You could possibly never shortie. It seems u mad u got curved, but ur "friends" r the reason 4 that. Dey showed me an endless thread of txt/pics of me dat u sent, wrry'd abt who i date & BEGGED me 2 not further disturb ur mental instability."

But wait, he wasn't done dragging Keke all over his timeline:

"Imagine not knowing how to mind the business that pay you. I catch all the subliminals. (Not just about today) & you can call me whatever you like, Mess is constantly inserting yourself in topics you have nun to do w/. Go play w/ ya MAMMY! Not me!"

"If you have something to say, say it w/ ya CHEST kids.
It's always very perplexing cause I real deal be showing people genuine love. Whole time that envy eating ya lil heart.
Anyway, NEXT!!"

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Lori Loughlin and her husband, fashion designer Mossimo Giannulli have agreed to change their not guilty pleas to guilty in exchange for serving two to five months in a federal prison.

Loughlin, 55, and Giannulli, 56, were arrested in March 2019 and charged with paying a middle man $500,000 to get their two daughters, Olivia Jade and Isabella Rose Giannulli, into USC by passing them off as rowing recruits.
 
READ MORE: Lori Loughlin's 2 Daughters Withdraw from USC Amid Bullying Fears
 
For over a year, they proclaimed their innocence and refused to agree to a plea deal, preferring to take their chances in front of a jury.

But they changed their minds after the coronavirus pandemic hit the U.S. Prosecutors will ask a judge to sentence the couple to 2-5 months in prison, the plea agreements say.

Loughlin will pay a fine of $150,000 and save 100 hours of community service. Her husband agreed to a fine of $250,000 and 250 hours of community service.

Both of them got off easy compared to the years in prison they faced if they were convicted of all charges.

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Actress Felicity Huffman was released from a federal prison after serving 11 days of her 14 day sentence for her role in the U.S. college admissions scandal.

The former 'Desperate Housewives' star was sentenced to 14 days behind bars in September after pleading guilty to charges of bribing education officials in a desperate attempt to get her daughter into an elite university, WENN.com reports.

The disgraced actress reported to the low-security all-women's Federal Correctional Institution in Dublin, California to begin her punishment on October 15, but she was allowed to walk free on Friday, Oct. 25, after just 11 days behind bars, reports NBC News.

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As part of her sentence, which was handed down in a federal courtroom in Boston, Massachusetts, she will also have to pay a $30,000 fine and complete 250 hours of community service.

In addition, the 56-year-old will spend the next year on probation.

Huffman was one of 30 well-to-do parents, including 'Fuller House' star Lori Loughlin, to be charged with cheating top schools to favor their privileged children.

Huffman was given a lenient sentence because she accepted responsibility and threw herself on the mercy of the court.

Loughlin has pleaded not guilty and she was hit with additional felony charges this week. A judge is expected to throw the book at Loughlin when she is sentenced.

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Actress Felicity Huffman reported to prison on Tuesday morning to begin serving a 14-day sentence for her role in the U.S. college admissions scandal.

The former 'Desperate Housewives' star reported to the Federal Correctional Institution in Dublin, California "to serve the term of imprisonment Judge Talwani ordered as one part of the punishment she imposed for Ms. Huffman's actions," according to the fallen star's representatives.

"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," a statement reads.

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WENN.com reports Huffman will serve the next two weeks in the low-security all-women's federal prison, located in Alameda County in California.

Huffman, 56, accepted responsibility and pleaded guilty to charges of bribing a middleman to get her daughter into an elite university.

She learned her fate in a federal courtroom in Boston, Massachusetts on September 13.

She was also ordered to pay a $30,000 fine and complete 250 hours of community service upon her release in 2 weeks. The actress will also be placed on probation for one year.

She was one of 30 affluent parents, including 'Fuller House' star Lori Loughlin, who were charged with cheating the system.

Loughlin, 55, pleaded not guilty and has yet to be sentenced. A federal judge is expected to throw the book at Loughlin and her husband, Mossimo Giannulli, 56, who also pleaded not guilty.
 

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Felicity Huffman will spend the next 2 weeks in prison as her punishment for paying a middle man to get her daughter into a prestigious college.

The Desperate Housewives actress pleaded guilty in May to a single charge of conspiracy to commit mail fraud.

The prosecutor went easy on her because she quickly accepted responsibility for her white collar crime.

Huffman, 56, tearfully apologized to a federal judge in a packed courtroom in Boston on Friday, Sept. 13.

In addition to spending 14 days behind bars with hardened criminals, the judge fined her $30,000 and said she would be on supervised probation for one year.

Prosecutors had recommended one month in prison, 12 years of supervised probation, and a $20,000 fine, Yahoo News reports.

A billionaire pharmaceutical executive in China reportedly paid $6.5 million to a California man to get his daughter into Stanford University. The Los Angeles Times broke the story. Stanford acknowledged receiving $770,000 from William "Rick" Singer (pictured) on behalf of three students. Two of the students didn't enroll at Stanford. A third student was admitted to the school as a recruit on Stanford's sailing team, despite not having experience as a crew member.

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