Morning Buzz: Follieri Gets Four Years
People reports that Anne Hathaway’s ex Rafaello Follieri has been sentenced to 4 1/2 years in prison for 14 counts of wire fraud, money laundering, and conspiracy. Follieri stated, through an interpretor, that “what I did was wrong and there is no point in making excuses. … I will never be able to wash away the shame. … I just hope that someday those who have been hurt by my actions will forgive me.”
TMZ reports that Ali Lohan, considered a minor at 15, has filed a petition to work in Los Angeles in LA Superior Court. Lohan reportedly will be working with her record company, Maloof Music.
The New York Daily News reports that View host Elisabeth Hasselbeck will be introducing Republican vice presidential hopeful Sarah Palin at a series of rallies in Florida this weekend. “I am more than honored to be there, so I will be flying there to travel with her and meet some pretty interesting people, I have a feeling,” Hasselbeck told ABC News. “That’s an honor, I’m excited to do it, and I’ll have some stories I’m sure on Monday.”
Broadway World reports that Tony Award-winning musical Spring Awakening will close on Jan. 18 after 859 performances. The show won eight Tony Awards in it’s critically-acclaimed run.
TMZ reports that Star Jones has filed a lawsuit alleging that her NYC penthouse triplex is a “unhealthy and dangerous” place to live due to mold. Jones says that she hasn’t been able to live in the residence since March of 2006 and is suing for $700,000 in damages.