‘Dance Moms’ star Abby Lee Miller released early from prison
“Dance Moms” star Abby Lee Miller is free to be a dancing queen once again — she’s out of jail.
The one-time reality star, 51, was released from federal prison Tuesday and is headed to a halfway house in California, according to multiple reports.
Miller is not entirely off the hook, though, as she’s still required to obey a strict set of rules, including a set of drug tests and meetings with her probation officer.
The choreographer reportedly risks a return to the big house should she not adhere to her supervised release agreement.
Reps for Miller did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
Miller’s early release from the Victorville Federal Correctional Institution in California comes eight months after she was locked up in July for bankruptcy fraud.
She was sentenced in May to one year and one day — meaning she was sprung four months early — and ordered to pay a $120,000 judgment, plus a $40,000 fine.
In a January Instagram post that has since been deleted, the ex-Lifetime reality star flaunted a reported 100-pound weight loss, and lamented the trust she placed in “the wrong people,” which she says landed her behind bars.
“Sometimes in life you make mistakes I trusted the wrong people and didn’t pay any attention to things I should of (sic). I’m more than sorry for the mistakes I have made,” she wrote.
“My world flipped upside down when I had to enter prison. I did so with grace, the stories you read about me been (sic) a princess are untrue. I have made friends with both inmates and staff, I’ve tried to better myself, participated in anything offered to me and I am a better person for this experience.”
Miller rose to fame in 2011, when “Dance Moms” premiered on Lifetime, highlighting her Pittsburgh-area dance studio. She quit the show in a dramatic Instagram rant last summer.
—New York Daily News
Orange County supervisors vote to fight California ‘sanctuary’ laws
SANTA ANA, Calif. — The Orange County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday voted to move against the state’s “sanctuary” laws, adding a powerful voice to a growing backlash in some conservative parts of California to the state’s pro-immigration policies.
The board voted 3-0 to join a federal lawsuit against California’s sanctuary laws.
SB 54, which Gov. Jerry Brown signed after the Legislature passed it last year, prohibits state and local police agencies from notifying federal officials in many cases when immigrants potentially subject to deportation are about to be released from custody.
The Trump administration went to federal court to invalidate the state laws, contending they blatantly obstruct federal immigration law and thus violate the Constitution’s supremacy clause, which gives federal law precedence over state measures. That case is pending.
Other cities in the county, including Yorba Linda, Buena Park, Huntington Beach and Mission Viejo, are also starting to take action to voice their grievances against the state’s sanctuary laws.
State Sen. Kevin de Leon, who wrote SB 54, warned cities going against the state’s sanctuary laws.
“Pushing a racist and anti-immigrant agenda devoid of facts or supporting legal analysis is a pretty sad use of taxpayer resources, especially when it could result in crippling legal costs for cities that rush to join this dead-end effort,” he said in a written statement.
—Los Angeles Times
Netanyahu briefly hospitalized with viral infection
JERUSALEM — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was briefly hospitalized on Tuesday with a high fever, Israeli media reported.
The 68-year-old was reportedly examined at Hadassah Medical Center in Jerusalem and released late Tuesday. His official Twitter account said he had been diagnosed with a viral infection of the upper respiratory tract.
A spokesman confirmed the illness while Ynet news site, citing his doctor, reported that Netanyahu hadn’t taken enough time off to recover after suffering from a sore throat two weeks ago.
Annual medical checks have generally given Netanyahu a clean bill of health, though he has undergone several minor medical procedures in recent years.
In May he had a bladder stone removed and in 2014 had two small polyps removed from his large intestine. In 2013 he underwent a hernia operation.