There's a situation a-brewin' in Jersey! Mike Sorrentino is a free man. The "Jersey Shore" star was released from prison on Sept. 12 after serving eight months for tax evasion. The reality TV star left a federal prison in Otisville, New York, at 8:30 a.m. "We are elated to finally close this chapter of our life. Thank you to our family, friends and fans for the continuous love and support during this time, it brought us so much peace and comfort," The Situation and wife Lauren said in a statement. "We look forward to continuing our life as husband and wife and working on baby situations! We truly believe that the comeback is ALWAYS greater than the setback and we can't wait to show the world ours."
The sentence is in: Felicity Huffman is headed to prison for her role in a college admissions scandal. On Sept. 13, a judge sentenced the actress to 14 days in prison, a $30,000 fine and community service. Prosecutors wanted her to spend a month in jail, and pay a $20,000 fine. She was hoping for probation and 250 hours of community service. The sentencing hearing was incredibly tense, as both sides tried to use her celebrity to validate their case (Prosecutors said she shouldn't get a slap on the wrist because she's a celebrity; her side said she's shouldn't be treated differently than any other person who's escaped jail time for doing similar things.) "I have inflicted more damage than I could've ever imagined," Felicity told the judge before the sentence. "I take full responsibility for my actions…I am prepared to accept whatever sentence you deem fit." Earlier this year, Felicity, pleaded guilty to mail fraud and honest services fraud while admitting to paying a man $15,000 to inflate her daughter's SAT scores. Felicity's husband, William H. Macy, joined her in the courtroom.
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Jamie Spears is no longer running his daughter's life — at least some of it! On Sept. 9, Britney Spears' father relinquished some of his powers of conservatorship, allowing the singer's "care manager" to take over duties until Jan. 20, 2020, which is when Jamie plans to grab ahold of the reigns again — that is, of course, barring a challenge. A judge formally allowed Jodi Montgomery to take over the conservatorship over Britney's person and no one opposed it. Jodie will have the same powers that Jamie did. While Jamie cited his ongoing health issues as his reason for temporarily stepping down, many in the camp of Britney's ex-husband, Kevin Federline, think it has something to do with an ongoing investigation into child abuse. (In early September, K-Fed filed a police report accusing Jamie of grabbing and shaking 13-year-old Sean Preston, Kevin and Britney's eldest son. He was granted a restraining order.) On Sept. 11, reports revealed that Jamie will still control the financial aspects of Britney's life, but Jodi will makes decisions on everything else.
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On Sept. 11 — 10 days after getting into a horrific car accident that left him with three spinal fractures — Kevin Hart was released from the hospital. TMZ reported that the comedian, who's now walking again, has checked into a live-in rehab facility to start intense physical therapy. He's expected to be at the rehab center for about a week after which he'll likely finally head home and begin outpatient physical therapy. His wife said he'll "be back on track in no time."
Bobby Brown was removed from a JetBlue flight on Sept. 9, 2019, after he allegedly got into an altercation in first class. The alleged incident led the airline to order all passengers off the plane. However, upon exiting, Bobby was reportedly held in the jetway until police arrived. Some witnesses said Bobby did nothing wrong. "Although he admitted to drinking before boarding, he was not being difficult and did not make a fuss when he was told he couldn't have a drink," TMZ reported. The airline said crew members felt the music star was intoxicated, so he was removed. The flight eventually took off an hour later, sans Bobby.
New details in dog's death
Jenelle Evans and her husband, David Eason, have finally confirmed reports from mid-May: He killed their family dog. "It was a situation where my daughter, her health, her safety was in danger," he told PeopleTV, referencing 2-year-old daughter Ensley Jolie. "This was something that nobody wants to ever have to do. The dog was aggressive. Yes, she might not be huge or whatever, but you know when a dog bites a child on the face more than one time, then it should never be around the child again. If you give the dog up for adoption, one day it's going to be around children again." He contends that he's more upset about what he did to the dog than others are. "I mean, I loved that dog," he said. "I still think about her every day. It's really hard for me. A lot of people put me down for it, they hate me for it, but like I said, it was not something I wanted to do."
Kim Kardashian West is about to get a taste of ranch life. The reality TV star confirmed rumors that she and Kanye West might move to a ranch in Wyoming. While speaking to late night host Jimmy Fallon on Sept. 11, Kim showed a text she got from husband Kanye West. "He got a ranch in Wyoming and they're on the lake," Kim said of the picture that said "West Lake." "It has something called West Lake, so he took a picture of it and that's like, a sign and he's so excited to maybe be moving to Wyoming." She later said, "We love Wyoming, it's always been such an amazing place. My husband did just buy a ranch there, and his dream and his vision is to move there." In theory, she will split time between California and Wyoming. "I love L.A., so I envision summers, I envision some weekends. But yeah, we love it," she said. "It's like, the prettiest place you've seen in your entire life. Even my sisters, everyone, we've had this dream of getting a ranch and just spending our summers there and getting away."
It's official: Adele is pulling the plug on her marriage. On Sept. 12, the singer formally filed for divorce from Simon Konecki, who she was with for seven years. This isn't much of a shock, as Adele announced that she and Simon had separated back in April. The couple shares a son. Her reps previously said that she and Simon were "committed to raising their son together lovingly."
Terrence Howard's acting days are numbered: He says he's retiring after "Empire" ends. "I'm done with acting. I'm done pretending," he told "Extra." His post-acting plans, he said, don't involve philanthropy. "No, not philanthropy. I'm just focusing on bringing truth to the world," he said. Of "Empire," he added, "I love the cast members. I will miss them a great deal, and the crew."
'80s hitmaker Eddie Money died on Sept. 13 at the age of 70. The news came less than a month after the "Take Me Home Tonight" singer revealed he'd been seeking treatment for stage 4 esophageal cancer. "The Money Family regrets to announce that Eddie passed away peacefully early this morning. It is with heavy hearts that we say goodbye to our loving husband and father. We cannot imagine our world without him. We are grateful that he will live on forever through his music," his family said in a statement.