Thursday, March 14, 2019

Blind Item #2

It looks as if this celebrity offspring has enough friends in high places where she won't be expelled. They will keep pretending she is a victim in all of this. 

78 comments:

Tricia13 said...

Olivia Jade?

Tricia13 said...

And Rick Caruso-USC Trustee

Herbert Arnold said...

ollie jade was on a school administrators yatch in the bahamas when her mum was arrested. she flew home...sigh

momo said...

This is so hilarious. On the yacht of the Trustee?! I worked in Development and Institutional Advancement for two universities and NEVER heard of students partying on yachts with Trustees. The funny thing about working in DEVELOPMENT is that every faculty member is a know it all who knows nothing, for the most part about anything other than their area. WHEREas in Development everyone knows they don't know SHIT but they can FIND OUT> You would not believe the information that colleges get about PROSPECTS. I was oftentimes embarrassed at what was in the briefings and debriefs in the files. Once a new hire was talking to me at lunchtime and she said WTF are we doing here? She was in Prospect Research. lol She said is this the CIA?! For real.

David Howes said...

So, Olivia was earning her Scholarship?

I think it's been done before.

HushHush said...

This story is a real scandal. The ringleader Bill Singer, had bragged that he had done this for 800 kids. So it's been going on for a long time, and those graduates are now well placed in their established industries. That's the kind of thing people would kill to cover up. Obama's kids tennis coach was caught up in it. A law partner named Caplan, was pinched too, he has deep ties to both the Clintons. Wonder what he might give up to save his skin.
The schools have their credibility at stake. It looks really bad for Olivia to be on a trustees yacht (his daughter is a classmate). Then again, what better advertising for USC than the draw of going to a school and making contacts with the 1%.

:| raven |: said...

figures.

such bullshit.

sick of the 1% .....

Heather said...

Isn't the Yacht trustee's daughter friends with her too?

Sarton Bander said...

school administrators yacht...

You know this could pop the bubble created by taxpayer's subsidising the debt of all courses. Be great if colleges were on the hook for courses where the wage growth after qualifying is greater than the interest costs.

Seems to be that it would be beneficial for Americans to be able to afford university for a lot less than 200K USD

Glue said...

Regarding this story: all the students should be expelled. Whether they knew about it or not, they should still be expelled, because they were granted entrance solely due to cheating/bribery. That's it. No grey area in this. Out they go.

They can always apply again on their own merit. That is the fair thing to do. Don't care if they are a freshman or have been there for years and are a junior/senior. Doesn't matter. What's right is right and what's wrong is wrong.

:| raven |: said...

https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/2019/03/13/mark-riddell-really-smart-guy-who-took-tests-cheating-scheme/3151280002/

The 'really smart guy' who aced SATs for rich students: 'I will always regret' the scandal

Glue said...

@HushHush - yes it'll be interesting to see what the universities involved will do regarding the cheating/bribery. It'll definitely set precedent for future bullshit, that's for sure.

USC better think long and hard.. if they give this girl, who boasted on social media about HATING classes and school and would rather be "youtubing" 24/7 than being in class - a free pass, then they prove right then and there that they CAN be bought. I would assume that would lessen the school's credibility.

:| raven |: said...

https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2019/03/14/southern-california-yale-colleges-stanford-students-class-action/3160526002/

Erica Olsen and Kalea Woods say they were denied a fair opportunity to gain admission to their choice of a top college, and that their Stanford degrees were devalued, by criminal racketeering charges leveled by federal prosecutors.

In the federal complaint, Olsen, from Henderson, Nevada, said she had “stellar” standardized test scores and athletic talent, but was nonetheless rejected by Yale after paying her application fee.

:| raven |: said...

"Had she known that the system at Yale University was warped and rigged by fraud, she would not have spent the money to apply to the school," the lawsuit states. "She also did not receive what she paid for—a fair admissions consideration process."

Likewise, Woods, from San Diego, said in the complaint that she was an exceptional student and athlete, but when applying to enter the University of Southern California "was never informed that the process of admission at USC was an unfair, rigged process, in which parents could buy their way into the university through bribrey and dishonest schemes."

Woods, like Olsen, said her Stanford degree "is now not worth as much as it was before, because prospective employers may now question whether she was admitted to the university on her own merits, versus having rich parents who were willing to bribe school officials."

i didn't even think about that part. paying for application fees and being rejected; and then even after the fact, having your degree tainted by the scandal.

WOW.

thanks Aunt Becky. entitled SOBs.

MelRose said...

As is she will ever work, anyway. What a disgrace and a slap in the face to the qualified students who were screwed over, once again, by the privileged folks who pretend to care about the oppressed.

Brayson87 said...

The articles say that the trustee just owned the yacht, he wasn't on it, just college kids for Spring Break.

https://www.lamag.com/citythinkblog/olivia-jade/

https://thecomeback.com/ncaa/amidst-scandal-usc-lori-loughlin-olivia-jade-yacht.html

Brayson87 said...

Of course she'll definitely be in demand for yachting gigs now, they love infamous hoes. The f*cked up thing is that this scandal might be the daughter's wish come true, now she's instantly famous.

DarylsBigFan said...

Be quiet, Enty.
Stop trying to bait people.
This is a federal indictment.
Parents are out on one million bail.
Mail fraud and bribery, sends people to prison.
The ink isn't even dry on the indictment.
You, sir, have NO idea how this ends up.

Jim said...

Man I gotta get myself a yacht

Brayson87 said...

@Jim, Well they like guys too if you're in good shape 😅

Brayson87 said...

Oh now that's interesting, if you know what to look for Olivia Jade's face and head proportion seem to indicate something. I won't say what, poor girl is already in a sh!tstorm and she had to grow up with a stripper's name.

Hannah J. said...

Don't really know who this kid is, but she is just that a kid. It's her parents fault. Whether she knew about it or not, what was she going to do to stop her parents. Secondly, she is on the yacht for spring break. She is friends with the Trustee's daughter.

Herbert Arnold said...

lmao. shes "friends" with the trustees daughter because her parents made a pay off. entitled shitheads.

HushHush said...

These kids, who may have open schedules next year, could do well as reality stars. The scandal has given them interesting backgrounds.

Freckles said...

She is friends with Caruso's daughter.....

Brondie63 said...

How much is he making that he can afford a yacht? No wonder kids are in debt.

Humor Me said...

You sign the form, you are a part of the fraud. Fraud. Put that one on you CV.

Vita said...

Raven-- interesting article, and shows more of the unconsidered ripples caused by the whole process. However, I would argue that people who were admitted/graduated are inconvenienced at most. Once in, they had to progress on their own, and in interviews have their records, their resume AND their own intelligence during interviews by which to sink or swim. If anything, having the questionable school on their job application will probably make her stand out as a curiosity and give her a slight edge when they pick those to interview. I'm putting my sympathy more with the students who got to school for 5am practices and/or worked on top of making Honor Roll trying to make themselves "worthy" of spots that these families took.

Bluestar said...

How many degrees of wrong is that. I can't even begin to ... hell no.

DarylsBigFan said...

@raven +1000

If I were enrolled at USC, I would be demanding partial refund of paid tuition, based on lost value of a USC degree.

Vita said...

Yes, Olivia is friends with Trustee's daughter. Now that that connection is exposed, the school probably will be sure to expel her for the PR shine. Or, perhaps, her family will voluntarily make her withdraw, as both a sign of apology AND due to the trauma of media harassment. The problem is, either option probably wouldnt mean squat to this little charmer. It wont be until she starts losing subscribers or endorsements that she'll feel accountable.

Roxanne said...

@Glue
ALL the kids HAD to know! It was imperative they stay on script about being athletes, faking photos, test scores etc. They knew. No way they didn't know. Many now caught gloating about it in the past. It's just beginning. This is better than Fyre!! LOL

Vita said...

It will be interesting to see if the spring annual fund drives and alumni donation calls for all of these schools see a decline. I imagine there are more than a few past good faith donors that will be offering choice words instead.

Do Tell said...

I was hoping Huffman and Macy's kid wouldn't be expelled, I somehow had higher hopes for their offspring. Loughlin's kid shouldn't be at college anyway, legit entry or not. She doesn't GAF about higher education.

DarylsBigFan said...


Stanford and 8 other Schools File Class Action Lawsuit in College Admissions Scam (CNBC) 3/14

Do Tell said...

I think the students' grades should be looked at, and those who were doing well should be placed on academic probation for two years.

JL said...

She was partying with Caruso’s daughter and their girlfriends. Caruso was no where near that yacht. Can you imagine Dad giving you and your buddies the yacht for Spring Break? Note how Olivia J selected Uber wealthy friends. That’s been her business at USC. Though not yachting now, her aim of being an instagram star means it is likely in her future.

bill cosby said...

Remember only one of the Bush Twins went to Yale, the other had to slum it at UT Austin. Poor Jenna must have been so not-Yale there was no way they could let her in, not even wish the Bush family pleading with the admins.

We need an investigation into the qualifications of all of the Trump kids to see if they deserved to go to UPenn.

On a lighter note: There is nothing wrong with going to a reject UC school or good ole Cal State Northridge.

JusticeHeatherORourke said...

Olivia Jade was on the YACHT of USC Billionaire Rick Caruso... it is said she is friends with his daughter... yeah right, a bunch of young pretty instagram girls partying with Dad on his yacht... we all know this is PROSTITUTION... I am starting to think Celebs ONLY have kids so they can pimp out their own children for better roles in Hollywood.

:| raven |: said...

@Vita - i totally get what you're saying.

@Daryl - right??

:| raven |: said...

Ohhh Olivia Jade knew EXACTLY what was going on:

Court papers state Giannulli sent an "action photo" of Jade on an ergometer rowing machine to supplement her profile as a crew coxswain for the L.A. Marina Club. The profile was submitted to the USC subcommittee for athletic admissions in November 2017, which approved Jade's conditional USC admission two weeks later. She was formally accepted in March 2018.

https://www.usatoday.com/story/life/people/2019/03/14/olivia-jade-giannulli-lori-loughlins-daughter-college-admissions-usc/3158278002/

Do Tell said...

I agree with bill cosby, all kids of all politicians should have their academic credentials investigated. After all, partisan justice is no justice at all, amirite?

astra worthington said...

Was anyone really surprised or shocked by this? This is why people do anything to be rich. So they can buy their way into, or out of, ANYTHING. It is disgusting and wrong but that’s the way of the world. Perhaps if we stopped making immoral assholes wealthy and powerful, this might stop.

Do Tell said...

It also doesn't matter whether the kids knew what was going on. What matters is who fronted and transferred the money, who solicited the deal (parents AND school reps) and who signed off on the bribes/contracts.

hothotheat said...

The Bush family are Texans. It could be that she wanted to stay near home so went to UT Austin. Also, UT Austin is part of this clusterfuck too.A coach I think.

CarolMR said...

Bill Cosby, you forgot to include Chelsea Clinton (Stanford/Oxford) and Malia Obama (Harvard).

Ann said...

UT Austin was one of the eight schools named in the class action lawsuits filed by students who had employees that accepted bribes. She had to be really low IQ to not be admitted into Yale as a legacy.

BayAreaGirl said...

@Carol, when your dad is the President or former President, barring really shitty grades, you’re getting admitted. Universities like to brag about stuff like that. To be fair, I know several people who went to Stanford with Chelsea. They say she is actually smart & studied hard.

BayAreaGirl said...

With the exception of USC, those lawsuits are not going anywhere. The bribed coaches were rogue employees & Universities are allowed to use any admissions criteria that is not specifically discriminatory. For example, in state schools get to have lower admissions standards for in state students. That’s why children of major donors or friends of the Dean get to bypass the usual process. USC, however is another story. It looks like the whole place is corrupt.

Baby Face said...

Sephora dropped her today.

Flashy Vic said...

Perhaps I'm too cynical, but while thoroughly enjoying the discomfort of these entitled spunktrumpets, I think you'll find that when the liberal elite allow some of their low level own to be thrown under the bus, then it's to distract from something they are up to thaw far more sinister and dangerous from coming to light elsewhere.

CarolMR said...

BayAreaGirl, to each his own (opinion). I don't think Chelsea sounds very bright, but maybe I'm wrong. What I object to is commenters here and elsewhere always mentioning Repub kids like the Bush girls and Trump kids but neglect to include Dem kids. And, as far as I can tell, the people charged this week in the college admissions scam are all liberal.

:| raven |: said...

https://kdvr.com/2019/03/14/hallmark-channel-cuts-ties-with-lori-loughlin-after-admissions-scandal/

Aunt Becky fired from Hallmark channel!

it's a bad day for the Loughlin family. if hubby put up their house as collateral for his $1mil bail, what did they use for hers?

tsk tsk tsk.

karma is a big, bad, bitch.

HDNYC said...

Regarding the former presidents' children -

Bill Clinton came from modest means and paid for Georgetown with scholarships and part-time work. He became a Rhodes Scholar, so he's no dummy. Hillary Clinton also came from fairly modest means. Love them or hate them, I don't think you can say that they're unintelligent and had things handed to them. It wouldn't surprise me if Chelsea was actually pretty smart, since smart, driven parents usually end up having fairly intelligent kids.

Same for the Obamas - they both went to Harvard, both became lawyers, both came from modest backgrounds. It wouldn't surprise me to hear that Malia is actually pretty intelligent. If she's reasonably intelligent, her parents are both Harvard legacies, she's black, and she's the daughter of a president, I can understand why she got into Harvard.

The Bush twins are a little different - George W Bush came from a very wealthy family and was a legacy at Yale himself. George HW Bush came from a wealthy family and was a legacy at Yale. Prescott Bush came from a wealthy family and went to Yale. So it's hard to say if Barbara Bush got into Yale because she was smart AND a legacy, or if she was just a legacy.

I don't think it's a Democrat/Republican thing, it's just a factual thing. The Bush family has been wealthy and attending Yale for generations. The Obamas and Clintons are first-generation wealth and had to work hard to get where they are. So far, it doesn't seem like any of the children have been complete embarrassments, so the Bushes, Clintons, and Obamas seem like the did a decent job of raising their children so far.

BayAreaGirl said...

@Carol, I don’t have any details about the other presidential offspring. I just know about Chelsea because we’re the same age & I live near Stanford so naturally, I know lots of alum from that time frame. I do think she’s a terrible public speaker. Granted, I have never met Chelsea, so I don’t have first hand knowledge.

I also know that every university will admit the offspring of a head of state as long as the head of state isn’t Bashar al-Assad or Kim Jong-Un.

BayAreaGirl said...

HDNYC makes good points. I used to advise my alma mater’s admissions board so got a peek at the process. First generation legacies are not guaranteed admission. The University cuts them a little slack on the test scores & GPA. They still have to meet eligibility requirements, but it’s the equivalent of having an extracurricular. Offspring of big donors and multi-generational legacies get routed to the Dean and University Pres. for a decision—most were offered a spot.

Roger Mortis said...

If the offspring didn't know then they are definitely too stupid to be at an elite university.

Rob Horine said...

So mommy got her into school and now we know how the daughter stays in school. On her sugar daddy's lap.

M said...

It's all about Discovery.

M said...

I guess she won't need her travel exception after all

Guest777 said...

You're kidding right? Have you read her emails in the wiki leaks podesta files?

HeatherBee said...

I agree with you, Vic. I think Loughlin and Huffman are perfectly shiny objects to distract all of us while the absolute upper echelon of this scandal quickly and quietly bury the bodies and shred their papers.

Troy Dyer said...

My better half was at UT the same time as Jenna and had a couple classes with her...well she never showed up and in one I guess the prof was like “Jenna Bush, you haven’t met the pre requisites for this class, so I’m dropping you”.
My better half said that she never missed a party though 🤘🏼

bill cosby said...

Since USC figures in this story, do you people remember this story about their med school dean from 2016?

https://www.latimes.com/local/california/la-me-usc-doctor-20170717-htmlstory.html

Mahogany1 said...

When I was in college families built things so their idiot offsprings would graduate. Gyms, new art labs, libraries, dorms did that end? I thought that was good for a generation or an indescretion by the offspring

:| raven |: said...

now THIS is how you do it:

https://www.cnn.com/2019/03/14/us/nj-teen-homelessness-college-acceptance-trnd/index.html

Eric said...

All of the kids involved in this who are still in school should instantly be expelled. Like Don Lemon said the other day "If someone steals a car then when they get caught they have to give the car back." They all got caught so they all need to go.

Eric said...

@Vita She's losing endorsements now. Dropped by Sephora today with more likely to follow suit. E! News said "Olivia Jade's newly built empire is beginning to fall." I didn't know she had an empire lol.

Eric said...

Did anyone else instantly think of CDAN today when it came out that Lori Loughlin's daughter was on the USC chairman's yacht when the news broke? Caught yachting! LOL

HushHush said...

Hallmark just dropped Lori Loughlin. She's done.
And in Canada, David Sidoo, rich Vancouver socialite/philanthropist stepped aside from his oil and gas company. He had one son get into Chapman, and the younger into USC, and it's film program. He went on to William Morris agency, and now is set up as a producer. I guess crime pays. Except for their dad, and their Alma mater St. Georges, the school for the very rich in Vancouver, and Chinese oligarchs. It's the school Trudeau taught drama at, briefly. Which might end up losing provincial funding over this. The newer left wing government is looking for an excuse to defund private schools. This is a can of worms

Poogie said...

Both Lori Loughlin’s daughters have dropped out of school: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6811135/Loris-Loughlins-daughters-Olivia-Isabella-quit-USC.html

hunter said...

Funny, I never ever ever thought USC was anything near Ivy League. Who knew?

BeaBorges said...

This blind is wrong ----

Lori Loughlin's Daughters Olivia and Isabella Not Returning to USC https://www.tmz.com/2019/03/14/lori-loughlin-daughters-olivia-isabella-usc-bullying-college-bribery/

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Jeweled Skye said...

Sadly, it doesn't end here. I have both my bachelors and my MBA, graduated summa cum laude with a 4.0 and from a career perspective, I'm watching these same parents have their kids stay in school, go straight through for their master's - because the job market was shit - let them come back and live at home then talk to their buddies and get their kids primo positions with no experience, just connections.... I am now 'mentoring' (read: training) a clueless 27 year old, who lives with his parents, yet goes to lunch everyday with the VP - because, you know, he's a family friend that he's known his whole life... he will be my boss one day soooooon... ugh!

Aquagirl said...

@Glue: I’m with you. Expel them all, and let them reapply. End of. (Or they can just enroll in the University of Phoenix.)

Funny because before this story broke, I saw a lot of articles about Angie taking Maddox to see colleges. I am not dissing home-schooling, but I am dissing Angie’s ‘no rules’ & ‘you can choose which subjects you want to study’ parenting style. There’s no proof that he’s applying anywhere; it’s probably just more PR for Angie (i.e., I’m the better parent than Brad because I’m taking him to see colleges.) I have seen several pics of them on college campuses, which just means that Angie’s calling the paps. A few weeks ago, I saw pics of them in front of the University which I attended. I was shocked (and horrified) as it is a great school with very high standards and a very low acceptance rate. I had really good grades in high school, lots of extra-curricular activities, and high SAT scores, so I was fairly certain I’d get accepted, but I thought to myself, how could Maddox possibly get in with who knows what level of education, no activities except living in hotel rooms & shopping and a possible heroin addiction. Can Angie just bribe them? How much would she have to pay? And here we are.

Aquagirl said...

@Jeweled: I know how you feel. I also have an MBA which I earned at night while working full-time. Even during undergrad, I worked at a professional job 3-days per week, went to school full-time, and worked full-time every summer. The thing that really pisses me off now is that people sometimes tell me that I ‘just don’t understand how difficult it is because school is so much harder now.’ So the first thing I ask is whether the student has a job and the answer is always, oh, no. So I ask why, and I’m told ‘it’s just too hard.’ So I laugh and I ask what their grades are (they generally suck.) So then I ask how many hours per day they spend on Facebook & Instagram and the room goes silent. Feel bad about the 27-year-old. Sounds like a very difficult, very unfair, situation.

bill cosby said...

@hunter - I would put USC/UCLA/CAL as equal to the lower Ivies (Brown, Cornell, Dartmouth). It is very common for Californians to be rejected by USC, UCLA, CAL, but be accepted to one of the lower Ivies or one of the other excellent pubic schools like Michigan or UVA.

You can put your tail between your legs and go to a reject UC like UC San Diego or if you get into Northwestern or UT Austin you parents can pay full tuition for your education. Chris Schwarzenegger is a good example; currently at Michigan.

Honestly no one in LA would think a Brown degree is better than a UCLA degree.

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