Chicago prosecutors have dropped all 16 criminal charges against actor Jussie Smollett as part of a deferred prosecution agreement. Smollett was previously charged with 16 counts of disorderly conduct in connection with filing a false police report and allegedly paying two brothers to stage a hate crime against him. According to reports, Smollett reported the false crime because he was unhappy with his pay for his role on television series Empire.
Early last week, 50 people were charged in what federal prosecutors have said is the largest college admissions cheating scheme ever prosecuted. The 50 defendants, of which include two SAT/ACT administrators, an exam proctor, nine coaches, one college administrator, and 33 parents are accused of using illegally funneled funds to gain admission to certain universities. Two of those parents include Hollywood stars Lori Loughlin and Felicity Huffman.
A group of high school students from Newport Beach are in hot water after a photo of partygoers posed in a Nazi salute surrounding cups in the shape of a swastika circulated the internet over the weekend. At least some of the teens are thought to be students at Newport Harbor High School.