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Bravo’s “Real Housewives of Salt Lake City” star Jen Shah charged in wire fraud scheme

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.

Jen Shah, RHOSLC star, arrested for wire fraud

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Bravo’s “Real Housewives of Salt Lake City” star Jen Shah charged in wire fraud scheme

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.

Jen Shah, RHOSLC star, arrested for wire fraud

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Media allowed into migrant facility in Texas crowded with over 4,000 adults and children

For the first time on Tuesday, the Biden administration allowed journalists inside its main border detention facility for migrant children. U.S. Customs and Border Protection allowed two journalists from The Associated Press and a crew from CBS to tour the facility in Donna, Texas, in the Rio Grande Valley, the nation’s busiest corridor for illegal crossings.  Thousands of children and families have been arriving at the U.S.-Mexico border in recent weeks and packing facilities, and the White House has been under pressure to bring more transparency to the process. 

The visit to the facility revealed a tent structure severely overcrowded with more than 4,100 people, including children and families. The facility is intended for 250. Most were unaccompanied children processed in tents before being taken to facilities run by the Department of Health and Human Services and then placed with a family member, relative or sponsor. The children were being housed by the hundreds in eight “pods” formed by plastic dividers, each about 3,200 square feet (297 square meters) in size. Many of the pods had more than 500 children in them.

Biden has declined to resume the Trump administration’s practice of expelling unaccompanied immigrant children. Several hundred kids and teenagers are crossing the border daily, and parents refused entry into the U.S. have sent their children across the border alone, hoping they will be placed with relatives eventually.

1st news media allowed inside overcrowded migrant facility under Biden

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Darren Till vs. Marvin Vettori canceled at UFC Fight Night main event

Saturday’s UFC Fight Night main event on April 10 between middleweights Darren Till and Marvin Vettori has been canceled. Till was ruled out of the contest due to a collarbone injury, according to Damon Martin of MMA Fighting. 

Middleweight champion Israel Adesanya and his coaches had called Till as the “front-runner” to be his next opponent. Vettori, the No. 6 middleweight, is 4-0 since falling to Adesanya in 2018. Till is 1-3 in his last four and enters off last summer’s loss to Robert Whittaker. 

Other recent losses came in matchups with Jorge Masvidal and Tyron Woodley, who he fought for the welterweight title in 2018. But the No. 5 middleweight is capable of more, considering he went 5-0-1 to start his UFC career. 

Darren Till out of UFC main event vs. Marvin Vettori on April 10 due to broken collarbone

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NFL owners ratify 17-game schedule for 2021 season

NFL owners approved to add a 17th game to the schedule beginning in 2021, the NFL’s first significant regular-season schedule change since 1978. The change will also result in the league reducing preseason games from four to three — the maximum amount of games the new CBA allows. 

One of the biggest changes to the schedule will be the interconference alignment for the 17th game. Teams will play five interconference games instead of four as AFC teams will get the home game for the 2021 season (which will rotate to the NFC the following season). The NFC East will play the AFC East, NFC West vs AFC North, NFC South vs. AFC South, and NFC North vs. AFC West — as the matchups are determined from division finish from the 2020 season.  Under new the scheduling formula, every team plays 17 regular-season games with one bye week. Clubs will host 10 games overall – either nine regular-season games and one preseason game or eight regular-season games and two preseason games.

The season will begin on Sept. 9, with the conclusion of the regular season on Jan. 9. The NFL postseason would start the weekend of Jan. 15-17 and Super Bowl LVI would be played on Feb. 13, 2022 — the latest Super Bowl kickoff ever.

Breaking: NFL Owners Approve 17-Game Season for 2021

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Florida Georgia Line and Chase Rice release video for ‘Drinkin’ Beer. Talkin’ God. Amen.”

Florida Georgia Line and Chase Rice have debuted the official music video for their track “Drinkin’ Beer. Talkin’ God. Amen.”

Rice said of the song: “We actually wrote this song before the pandemic, which is crazy because it’s almost like God was intervening in the song just to say, ‘Hey y’all, get ready. You’re gonna have a lot of time to sit around a fire, drink some beer and hang out with me. It’s a special song in that way because it really is a celebration of what 2020 became for us and a lot of other people — slowing down to enjoy these moments with our loved ones and having deeper, more meaningful conversations with each other.”

Check out the video for “Drinkin’ Beer. Talkin’ God. Amen.” at the link – here.

Florida Georgia Line & Chase Rice Pop Tops In “Drinkin’ Beer. Talkin’ God. Amen.” Video

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Take a listen to Miranda Lambert, Jack Ingram & Jon Randall’s single ‘Am I Right or Amarillo’ from “The Marfa Tapes”

Miranda Lambert, Jack Ingram and Jon Randall have dropped the new single “Am I Right or Amarillo” from their upcoming album The Marfa Tapes, due out May 7.

Lambert, Ingram and Randall announced The Marfa Tapes on March 4, and shared one of its songs, “In His Arms.” The album contains 15 songs.  You can check out the track “Am I Right or Amarillo” – here

Miranda Lambert, Jack Ingram & Jon Randall Share Another Track From The Marfa Tapes

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Kirsten Dunst is pregnant with baby No. 2

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.

Kirsten Dunst Is Pregnant, Expecting Baby No. 2 With Jesse Plemons

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Ariana Grande to replace Nick Jonas as a coach on ‘The Voice’ Season 21

Ariana Grande is joining “The Voice.” The singer announced she will replace Nick Jonas on season 21 of the hit show, telling her fans “surprise !!!” in an Instagram post Tuesday.

Grande said she was “beyond thrilled, honored and excited” to be joining the team. Kelly Clarkson, John Legend, and Blake Shelton will all be returning as coaches for the next season.

Ariana Grande Joins ‘The Voice’ for Season 21

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Ariana Grande to replace Nick Jonas as a coach on ‘The Voice’ Season 21

Ariana Grande is joining “The Voice.” The singer announced she will replace Nick Jonas on season 21 of the hit show, telling her fans “surprise !!!” in an Instagram post Tuesday.

Grande said she was “beyond thrilled, honored and excited” to be joining the team. Kelly Clarkson, John Legend, and Blake Shelton will all be returning as coaches for the next season.

Ariana Grande Joins ‘The Voice’ for Season 21

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