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Kelly Ripa's actor son Michael leads a very different life to his famous parents
Kelly Ripa often talks about her family life on her hit daytime show, Live with Kelly and Ryan, and in the past few years fans will know that it's changed a lot now that all three of her children have flown the nest.MORE: Kelly Ripa reunites with son Joaquin - but he's not impressed!The TV star and husband Mark Consuelos have raised their children in Manhattan, New York, and for the majority of their life the kids have lived in a gorgeous townhouse in the Upper East Side.However, their firstborn Michael Consuelos is now leading a very different life to what he was used to as a child, carving out his own career as an actor on his own.VIDEO: Kelly Ripa and Mark Consuelos' love story Michael - an aspiring actor who has appeared in Riverdale alongside his famous father - has swapped the Upper East Side for Bushwick, Brooklyn, and his parents were adamant that their children would be self-sufficient after leaving home.MORE: Kelly Ripa showcases toned legs in stylish dress you'll want to seeMORE: David Muir gushes over Kelly Ripa's children in revealing new interview The former All My Children star opened up about her oldest son Michael's living situation during a previous appearance on Jimmy Kimmel. "Your son lives in Brooklyn now," the chat show host said, to which she replied: "He lives in Bushwick."She continued: "I think he loves the freedom, he hates paying his own rent and he is chronically poor.
R Kelly sentenced to 30 years in prison after sex trafficking conviction
30 years, after being convicted of sex trafficking and racketeering charges.He faced life behind bars for masterminding an elaborate scheme to entice and sexually exploit young aspiring singers and underage children.Following a six-week trial in Brooklyn, Kelly, 55, was found guilty on all nine counts against him, including multiple counts of racketeering, with the charges relating to bribery and forced labour, by a jury in September last year.Kelly – who denied all charges – was also found in violation of an anti-sex trafficking law known as the Mann Act.The musician was sentenced to 30 years in prison by a US federal court in New York for masterminding an scheme to sexually exploit young aspiring singers and underage children.Kelly did not appear to react as the sentence was passed, with judge Ann Donnelly saying during sentencing that he had used his ‘minions’ to ‘lure young fans into your orbit’.She added that he had taught his victims ‘that love is enslavement and violence’.Judge Donnelly told Kelly: ‘Sentencing another human being is probably the most difficult thing a judge has to do.‘It is fair to say, Mr Kelly, that you are a person that had some great advantage, you had worldwide fame and celebrity, untold money.“Using your status and celebrity… you had a system of people that you used to lure young fans into your orbit.‘Having your minions troll for young people at the mall… handing out your phone number… for the opportunity to meet R Kelly.‘You fancied yourself a genius that can do “whatever I want because of what I give to the world.”‘Judge Donnelly added that there were parts of his victims’ testimony that she would ‘never forget’.Before the sentencing, Kelly was branded the ‘pied piper of R&B’ as he came
John Hinckley Jr. says no shows planned, apologizes for shooting Reagan
canceled performances in Brooklyn, Chicago and Connecticut won’t be rescheduled for the “foreseeable future.”“I don’t know anybody else who’s certainly had a life like I’ve had,” Hinckley said on “CBS Mornings.” “I mean, what I tell people now, if you want to get to know John Hinckley, listen to his songs.”The 67-year-old has expressed an ambition to be a singer/songwriter and to perform on tour, but his scheduled performances were canceled due to safety concerns. During his first television interview since his unconditional release earlier this month, Hinckley told CBS News’ chief Washington correspondent Major Garrett that he has “true remorse” for the assassination attempt 41 years ago.He publicly apologized to the families of his shooting victims, and to Jodie Foster “for bringing her into this.”“I know [the victims] probably can’t forgive me now, but I just want them to know that I am sorry for what I did,” Hinckley said.”On March 30, 1981, then-25-year-old Hinckley brought a .22 caliber revolver to the Washington Hilton and carried out the shooting as President Reagan walked to this limousine. He fired six shots, and struck Reagan in the chest. Press secretary James Brady was paralyzed and died from his injuries decades later.