Will Lori Loughlin return to ‘Fuller House’ after college admissions scandal?
One network has already cut ties with Lori Loughlin, and it looks like Netflix will follow suit, reports TMZ.
On Thursday, the Hallmark Channel announced they would no longer be working with Loughlin in the wake of allegations she was involved in a college admissions scam.
“We are saddened by the recent news surrounding the college admissions allegations,” the network’s parent company said in a statement to CNN. “We are no longer working with Lori Loughlin and have stopped development of all productions that air on the Crown Media Family Network channels involving Lori Loughlin including Garage Sale Mysteries, an independent third party production.”
Loughlin has also served as a recurring guest star on the Netflix reboot of the show that launched her to fame. “Fuller House” is an update of the hit 1990s ABC sitcom, “Full House,” on which Loughlin starred as the popular character, “Aunt Becky.”
The Netflix series premiered in 2016 and is set to air its fifth and final season in the fall.
The show is not currently in production. A rep for the streaming service declined to comment when contacted by CNN regarding Loughlin’s “Fuller House” future. However, TMZ, citing a “well-placed production source,” reported that Loughlin wouldn’t be back with “Fuller House.” Here’s what the website reported:
Our intel is clear — Lori’s not coming back to “Fuller House.” A well-placed production source tells TMZ, “Fuller House is not currently in production. Lori is a guest star and was during the previous 4 seasons and there are currently no plans for her to return to the 5th season.” Translation … she’s gone from the show.
Loughlin, her husband, designer Mossimo Giannulli, and fellow actress Felicity Huffman are among 50 individuals facing federal charges in what investigators dubbed “Operation Varsity Blues” — a scheme in which wealthy parents allegedly cheated to help their children get into prestigious universities. It’s the largest college admissions scam ever prosecuted by the Department of Justice, officials said.
Technology giant Hewlett Packard removed an ad featuring Loughlin and daughter, Olivia Jade Giannulli, 19.
Giannulli, who goes by Olivia Jade, is a social media influencer with more than 1.4 million followers on Instagram and 1.9 million subscribers on YouTube. On Thursday, the cosmetic giant Sephora announced the company would be ending a makeup partnership with her.
“After careful review of recent developments, we have made the decision to end the Sephora Collection partnership with Olivia Jade, effective immediately,” the statement from the company said.