The Hallmark Channel cut ties Thursday with actress Lori Loughlin, who is implicated in a multimillion-dollar college admissions cheating scandal. Loughlin and her husband, fashion designer Mossimo Giannulli, are among more than 30 parents accused of paying bribes to get their children into elite universities such as Yale and Stanford.
Loughlin has starred in a number of Christmas movies and the popular series When Calls the Heart on the Hallmark Channel, known for feel-good, family-friendly shows. But after her she was charged Wednesday for paying her 19-year-old daughter’s way in to the University of Southern California, the channel said it will not work with her anymore. There are also rumors that Netflix plans to drop Loughlin from Fuller House, in which she periodically guest stars to reprise her role as Aunt Becky—wife of John Stamos’ character, Jesse Katsopolis—from the sitcom Full House, which aired on ABC from 1987 to 1995. —Lynde Langdon