The U.S. Justice Department said on Tuesday that Bravo’s “Real Housewives of Salt Lake City” star Jen Shah has been arrested and charged with running a wide-ranging telemarketing fraud scheme. Shah faces charges alongside her assistant, Stuart Smith, who was also featured on the reality TV franchise. Shah and Smith have been charged with conspiracy to commit wire fraud in connection with telemarketing and conspiracy to commit money laundering for allegedly selling “lead lists” for business opportunities that were nonexistent. The pair is accused of defrauding hundreds of victims, the Justice Department said.
The indictment (which can be viewed here) alleges the two carried out the scheme from at least 2012, in which they “generated and sold lead lists to other participants for use by their telemarketing sales floors with the knowledge that the individuals they had identified as ‘leads’ would be defrauded by the other participants.” The scheme involved selling services claiming to help victims manage their online businesses and make them more profitable. In reality, the “‘services’ would provide little or no value to the victims’ businesses.”
Shah’s extravagant lifestyle was featured prominently in “Real Housewives” series, showing her hosting elaborate parties, buying designer outfits and employing a group of assistants who traveled with her.
Kirsten Dunst is expecting her second child, she revealed on the cover of W Magazine in a photo shoot directed by Sofia Coppola (due to hit newsstands April 6.) The 38-year-old Dunst is already mom to 2-year-old son Ennis, whom she shares with Jesse Plemons.
Along with actresses Elle Fanning and Rashida Jones, who also star in the photo shoot, Dunst shows off her baby bump at a home in Beverly Hills.
Dunst and Plemons met in 2016 on the set of Fargo and started dating a year and a half after first meeting on set. The couple were engaged in January 2017 and a year and half later, Dunst gave birth to their first child together.
Gucci has shared a teaser of Harry Styles in its next ad campaign, sharing on Instagram and Twitter a picture of Styles and the forthcoming #GucciBeloved spring/summer 2021 campaign, to be released next month.
The 27-year-old Styles stars alongside Dakota Johnson, Sienna Miller, Serena Williams, Awkwafina, Diane Keaton and James Corden. The upcoming #GucciBeloved marks his sixth time Styles has appeared in a Gucci campaign, having first appeared in 2018.
Emma Stone has welcomed her first child with husband Dave McCary. People magazine confirmed that the actress, 32, has given birth to a baby girl. TMZ reported that Stone gave birth on March 13 in the Los Angeles area.
McCary, 35, is a former Saturday Night Live segment director. Stone and McCary met in 2016 when she hosted Saturday Night Live and appeared in a sketch that McCary directed. The pair announced their engagement in December 2019 before getting married in 2020.
Stone will next be seen as 101 Dalmatians villain Cruella de Vil in Disney‘s Cruella, which is set for release on May 28.
Amanda Seyfried will portray former Theranos CEO Elizabeth Holmes in Hulu’s limited series The Dropout. Seyfried will be taking the role over from Kate McKinnon, who was originally set to portray Holmes until she exited the series in February.
The Dropout is based on the ABC News podcast of the same name about Holmes and the rise and fall of her company, Theranos. Holmes lost millions and was indicted by a federal jury in 2018 after falsely claiming to have devised blood tests that only required small amounts of blood.
Holmes recently had her wire fraud trial delayed through Aug. 31 because she is pregnant. The trial was originally set to begin in July 2020 but has been delayed multiple times due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Olivia Rodrigo recently wiped her Instagram account clean, removing previous photos she’d shared on the account. She has since uploaded two unexplained silent videos playing on an old-school television.
The first one, posted on Friday (March 26), shows an ice cream cone melting. The second one, posted on Saturday (March 27), shows snapshots of a drive by the ocean. No sound accompanied the videos, and they were posted without captions.
Rodrigo’s smash hit ‘Drivers License’ has been at the top of the Billboard charts since its release.
Justin Bieber has achieved his eighth No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 chart with Justice. Justice knocked Morgan Wallen’s Dangerous: The Double Album, down to No. 3; Dangerous had spent 10 consecutive weeks in a row, all from its debut, at No. 1.
27-year-old Bieber is also the youngest solo artist with eight No. 1 albums; Elvis Presley was previously held that title as the youngest artist to achieve that feat.
Lana Del Rey’s Chemtrails Over the Country Club took the No. 2 spot, with Wallen’s Dangerous falling to No, 3, Pop Smoke’s Shoot for the Stars Aim for the Moon down two spots to No. 4, and Dua Lipa’s Future Nostalgia dropping to No. 5.
Actress Hilary Duff shared the first photo of her new daughter on social media, posting on Instagram with the caption: “Mae James Bair- We LOVE you beauty 3-24-21.” In the photo, Duff, 33, cradles the newborn while sitting in a home birth tub with her 2-year-old daughter Banks Violet. Looking on from outside the tub are Duff’s 9-year-old son Luca Cruz and her husband Matthew Koma.
Duff and Koma weremarriedin December 2019, and welcomed daughter Banks Violetin October 2018. Duff also shares her son Luca with ex-husband and former NHL player Mike Comrie.