Lori Loughlin privately paid to ‘put two students through four years of college’

Lori Loughlin at arrivals for Hallmark C...

We haven’t discussed Lori Loughlin for several months and I’m fine with that. Before she pleaded guilty to a reduced charge last year in the college-fraud scandal, she was blanketing the media with her faith-based, woe-is-me bullsh-t. After she went to prison, it’s been a whole new Lori. Sh-t got real for her: she did her time, she paid her fines, she watched her husband serve his prison term, and they’ve taken a big hit financially and professionally.

So… I can’t really work up much outrage over the fact that Lori is back to doing Hallmark Channel shows. Hallmark fired her when she was arrested, but she was able to go back to the channel and organize a spinoff of her original show, this one called When Hope Calls. This isn’t Oscar material or Emmy material – it’s just sugary Hallmark sh-t. There’s been a lot of angst about it, like how dare she still get work! I get that, but again, this is not prestige television. Here’s a recently-released sneak peek of her new show:

This is so bad! How can anyone be mad about this? It’s embarrassing. And she’s so clearly doing it for the money, and I would guess she’s just doing it to do something, to work, and get back on her feet professionally.

Meanwhile, in a move I assume was meant to promote this Hallmark mess, someone leaked an interesting piece of news to Us Weekly: Lori paid the college tuition of two students.

Focusing on what is next. Following her involvement in the college admissions scandal, Lori Loughlin is looking to “put the past behind her,” a source exclusively tells Us Weekly.

“She has served her time in jail and completed her probation, community service and paid all of her court fines,” the insider reveals to Us about the Full House alum, 57.

Following her release, the source details Loughlin’s positive approach to her life as she “continues to work with Project Angel Food” after her required 100 community service hours were complete. The court ordered her to pay $150,000 in fines as well.

The Summerland alum has also “privately arranged to put two students through four years of college” and has paid their tuition and the expenses that the insider says totals over $500,000.

Loughlin is looking towards her future in the hopes that she “be allowed to move on,” the source tells Us, noting that the actress feels like there is “this stigma attached to her by people who don’t want her to have any success.”

[From Us Weekly]

I was totally fine with all of this until the last quote! She feels like there is “this stigma attached to her by people who don’t want her to have any success.” Lady, we’re just mad that you weren’t given a harsher f–king punishment. If you did a full year in prison and came out of it truly changed and humble – since you did commit federal f–king crimes – you wouldn’t be worried about people rooting against you. You would just keep your head down and get on with things and realize that you still needed to do significant work to repair your tattered image.

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  1. atorontogal says:

    If this was private and something she felt compelled to do after her own legal issues, why are we hearing about it at all? Is this her way of saying “hey look, Aunt Becky really is a good person!”

    • ThatsNotOkay says:

      Exactly. And I bet those two people she privately paid for are related to her. Code names: Olivia and Jade.

    • Gillysirl says:

      oooohhhhh – two whole people? wow. what a saint. If she was truly remorseful, she wouldn’t have fought it for as long as she did. She hasn’t changed at all.

      • reef says:

        I’m not excusing her but being able to go to college w/o debt is nothing to scoff at even if it is 2 people. It’s a pretty fitting way to give back. Good for her.
        I still say she could’ve avoided all of this if she had just listened to her kids and didn’t try to keep up with the Joneses

    • Chantal says:

      Lol I was just about to post the same question!

    • Paige says:

      well..not that private…

  2. JesusChrist says:

    Haha that was so awful. May rifftrax have its way with it!

  3. I wonder if they are on the college’s rowing team.

    • Enny says:

      And did she pay the necessary bribes to get them in? I mean, in that world, college costs a lot more than tuition and room & board…

  4. Christina says:

    This biatch…. That’s all I’ve got.

  5. Ameerah says:

    It was so private that they told the press about it…

  6. GrnieWnie says:

    oh man, people who do wrong and then are held responsible and then complain that other people aren’t treating them how they want to be treated. Nope. She’s made restitution, okay, but she still doesn’t get to set the terms for everyone else’s forgiveness of her behavior. You don’t get to set a timeline for everyone else to “get over” what you did.

  7. VegasSchmegas says:

    So thirsty.

  8. lunchcoma says:

    Specifically for two students? I’m going to put serious money down that these kids are the children of her nanny or her cousin.

  9. Sandra says:

    That’s nice of her to do a mea culpa but it’s not privately paying for it if you have your publicist announce it.

  10. Jules says:

    This is all about revamping her image, nothing else to see here.

  11. Ann says:

    I watched that clip and all I could think about was the hair/clothing disparity. They”re apparently in the 19th century but she’s got modern hair and highlights? I hate that!

  12. canichangemyname says:

    I mean, I can’t bring myself to feel any outrage. I truly hope this is true. Maybe she’s doing this to revamp her image (weird, because I forgot she existed until the scandal), maybe (less likely) she did it out of a true sense of remorse. Two kids benefited, and that’s great. I never watched her sh!tty Hallmark stuff and still won’t. But if she helped a couple of kids, I can’t be mad at that.

  13. patronstofgin says:

    Just to clarify, this was cancelled by Hallmark, and the second season of it is totally produced by a different (even more conservative if you can believe it) channel called GAC. Hallmark has currently wiped their hands of her.

  14. NiqGee says:

    “Paid for college for two students”

    Can we talk about the fact that if she had just done this in the first place she could have avoided a whole felony?

  15. Rebecca says:

    She’s not back at Hallmark. Bill Abbott, former Hallmark Channel Exec (who left after Zola mess of 2019) started his OWN NETWORK, and that’s the network this show is on.

  16. 2lazy4username says:

    omg that movie clip is everything. “oh, cody…”

  17. Misskitten says:

    Can I mention a theory I’ve had about the whole Operation Varsity Blues investigation, specifically regarding Loughlin and her husband? So Loughlin paid 500k to get her daughters into USC, while Felicity Huffman paid 15k to have her daughter’s SAT answers changed to boost her score. While the two moms used slightly different methods to cheat their kids into college, that’s still a HUGE difference in monies paid. I think that Loughlin was not only paying to get her dumbass daughters into college, but also bribing the registrar or someone to change their grades to passing ones, too. Because getting her kids INTO college is only part of it, they still have to pass their classes. And if they were too stupid/undisciplined/uninterested/unmotivated to get into college legitimately, how th are they going to pass their classes???? Plus I specifically remember Loughlins younger daughter in one of her YouTube videos, made AFTER she had already “started” at USC, laughing about how she doesn’t care about school. Anyway that’s just my theory.
    PS- if Loughlin “privately” paid for 2 students tuition, then how come the world knows about it???

  18. Noki says:

    $500 k for TWO Students ? I understand there is also maybe some upkeep money etc US higher education is insane. I was an international student 11 years ago in UK at a good Uni and my yearly academic fee was just under £9,000 (accomodation and other costs seperate ofcourse). No wonder Obama was paying off his student loans into his presidency.

    • 2lazy4username says:

      depends on the school. my friend has two daughters in college; both are very expensive schools at $60k a year. that’s $480k for two students for four years, and doesn’t include all the expenses. so, yeah – $500k for two students is about right. isn’t it sickening?

    • Jan90067 says:

      My nephew went to NYU, Tisch. Out of state tuition, plus R&B was about $80K PER YEAR.

      My other nephew is in his senior yr at UWI, Madison. Tuition plus R&B there is about $60K per year (more for his frat fees)

      It is NOT cheap to go to college, esp out of state.

  19. Lorelei says:

    Considering that she and her gross husband just bought a new mansion for 13 MILLION DOLLARS last month, I’m not impressed that she paid for *two* people to go to college. Give me a break. Pure PR bullsh!t, and so transparent.

    If she was going to do something like that, it has to be more meaningful than two people, one time; that’s pocket change for her. It *might* come across as sincere and genuinely help her image if, for example, she established a need-based scholarship fund for a number of students — 10 or 20 at LEAST — a year to go to USC (room, board, & books included) in perpetuity, even building it into her estate plan so it continues to be funded even after she’s gone. Something like that might convince people that she actually realizes how awful her actions were and that she’s genuinely sorry (we all know she’s not).

    I was never a huge fan of hers in the first place, but she has become SO unlikable. Felicity Huffman handled/weathered this so much better.


  20. jbyrdku says:

    I believe GAC is a separate network from Hallmark, but was formed by a former Hallmark exec.