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Mike 'The Situation' Sorrentino Pleads Guilty to Tax Fraud & Faces Five Years in Jail

Mike 'The Situation' Sorrentino Pleads Guilty to Tax Fraud & Faces Five Years in Jail

Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino is facing jail time after pleading guilty to tax fraud.

The 36-year-old Jersey Shore star faces up to five years in prison for his charge of tax evasion.

His brother Marc, who worked with him, also faces up to three years in jail for aiding in the preparation of a false and fraudulent tax return.

“What the defendants admitted to today, quite simply, is tantamount to stealing money from their fellow taxpayers. All of us are required by law to pay our fair share of taxes. Celebrity status does not provide a free pass from this obligation,” U.S. Attorney Carpenito said.

The court did approve Mike‘s request to travel to Florida for the Jersey Shore Family Vacation reunion show while under probation.

Mike‘s sentencing is set for April 25th.

Tom Petty's Death Ruled An Accidental Overdose

Tom Petty's Death Ruled An Accidental Overdose

Tom Petty‘s official cause of death has been revealed.

According to his family, the 66-year-old musician passed away following an accidental drug overdose.

“Our family sat together this morning with the Medical Examiner – Coroner’s office and we were informed of their final analysis that Tom Petty passed away due to an accidental drug overdose as a result of taking a variety of medications,” the family wrote in a Facebook post.

The overdose came as a result of taking a variety of medications to manage pain stemming from emphysema, knee problems and a badly fractured hip.

The family added, “On the day he died he was informed his hip had graduated to a full on break and it is our feeling that the pain was simply unbearable and was the cause for his over use of medication.”

Tom passed away back in October when his family took him off life support after he suffered from cardiac arrest.

The cause of his death had previously been a mystery as it was listed as “deferred” on his death certificate.

Tom‘s family and friends continue to be in our thoughts during this difficult time.

Cindy Crawford & Daughter Kaia Gerber Touch Down in Paris

Cindy Crawford & Daughter Kaia Gerber Touch Down in Paris

Cindy Crawford and her daughter Kaia Gerber are ready for Paris Fashion Week!

The 51-year-old model and her 16-year-old mini-me were spotted arriving at Charles de Gaulle Airport and heading to their ride on Friday (January 19) in Paris, France.

Cindy wore a “Bonjour” tee, blue jeans, long black coat, and matching boots, completing her look with a pair of oversized cat-eye shades.

Kaia kept it casual in a black sweatshirt, leggings, and sneakers, a beanie from her dad Rande Gerber‘s Casamigos Tequila company, her own pair of dark shades, and a crossbody bag.

Kaia was later seen doing some shopping at Chanel in a white shirt, black leather coat, denim pants, and black boots, accessorizing with a thin pair of pink-tinted sunglasses, oversized hoop earrings, and a blue purse.

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Also pictured inside: Cindy out and about in Malibu, Calif., on Wednesday.

15+ pictures inside of Cindy Crawford and Kaia Gerber arriving in Paris… More Here! »

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Black Time's Up Golden Globe Dresses Up For Auction

Black Time's Up Golden Globe Dresses Up For Auction

The black dresses that celebrities wore to the 2018 Golden Globes as part of the Time’s Up movement are now up for auction!

Celebs and designers partnered up with eBay and Condé Nast so that fans can bid on the dresses with proceeds directly benefiting the Time’s Up Legal Defense Fund.

39 of the black gowns and tuxedos from the red carpet, including Reese Witherspoon’s Zac Posen gown to Zoe Kravitz’s Saint Laurent dress are now available to bid on.

“Through this auction that will take place on eBay, and harnessing the compelling pull of both fashion and activism, we’re hopeful that the black dresses worn at this year’s historic Golden Globe Awards will raise funds for the Time’s Up initiative, and serve to support the stories and voices of those who have been victims of sexual misconduct,” Condé Nast artistic director Anna Wintour said in a statement.

To see all the dresses available for auction, visit eBay.com.

Oprah Winfrey Says Storm Reid Is This Generation's Judy Garland

Oprah Winfrey Says Storm Reid Is This Generation's Judy Garland

Oprah Winfrey, Storm Reid and Ava DuVernay are bringing A Wrinkle in Time to Essence magazine’s February issue, available now!

Here’s what the trio had to share with the mag:

Oprah on watching Storm on set: “Sometimes I’d be watching her on set and would really tear up at her performance because she will become for this generation what Judy Garland’s Dorothy in The Wizard of Oz was for previous generations. She gets to be that. This little Stormy, our little Stormy, gets to carry that on for generations to come. She gets to be that light for girls like herself.”

Ava on bring approached to direct the film: “I read it, and of course, as any reader, you put yourself in the book. You see people that you know inhabiting the world. So when I went in to talk to [Walt Disney Studios] about it, I said, ‘This is how I see it. I see this as being multicultural, even down to the main character. I’m like, ‘She’s gotta be brown.’”

Storm on her first leading role: “This is a huge milestone in my career, to be in a movie with Ava DuVernay directing and Miss Oprah being in it. When I think about it, I don’t really know how to feel. There are so many emotions. But it’s just a great blessing that will forever change my life.”

For more from Oprah, Ava and Storm, visit Essence.com.

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Ansel Elgort & Timothee Chalamet's Drama Teacher Reveals What They Were Like in High School

Ansel Elgort & Timothee Chalamet's Drama Teacher Reveals What They Were Like in High School

Ansel Elgort and Timothee Chalamet‘s high school drama teacher is giving fans an inside look at what they were like back then!

The 23-year-old Baby Driver actor and the 22-year-old Call Me by Your Name star were both nominated for a best-actor Golden Globe award this year, but before that, they both attended LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts.

“[Ansel] was a freshman, but not in my class,” Mr. Harry Shifman told Vanity Fair. “I don’t typically teach the freshman acting class, [but] I was watching the scenes. He was doing a scene . . . I’m not positive, but I think it was from Spring Awakening – the play, not the musical. I was totally blown away by him.”

“His partner was brilliant as well, but what really struck me was that he had this great look already,” he added. “He was 14, but he looked like a man. He was startlingly authentic and believable. His work was very honest – no artifice. You didn’t see him acting, and I believed him. I was so taken with him that I grabbed him for my acting studio the next year.”

Click inside to hear what else he had to say…More Here! »

Robert Pattison Reveals His Unexpected First Job!

Robert Pattison Reveals His Unexpected First Job!

Robert Pattison looks so happy to be in the City of Love!

The 31-year-old actor was all smiles while heading out of a Dior store on Friday afternoon (January 19) in Paris, France.

He kept it causal in an olive green jacket paired with a black baseball cap and sunglasses.

Rob recently revealed his first job and it’s definitely not what you’d expect!

When asked to quickly think of his first ever occupation he said, “Sex. I don’t know why —I’m terrible at these things!”

He continued, “I mean, that’s the first one that came into my mind!”

We’re not quite sure if that counts as an official job but it definitely made for an interesting interview!

Check out all that Rob had to say at WMagazine.com.

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