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Judge Judy

Judith Sheindlin, better known as Judge Judy (born October 21, 1942), is an American lawyer, judge, television personality, and author. Since 1996, Sheindlin has presided over her own syndicated courtroom show, Judge Judy. Sheindlin passed the New York Bar examination in 1965, and became a prosecutor in the family court system. In 1982 Mayor Ed Koch appointed her a judge, first in criminal court, then later as Manhattan's supervising family court judge in 1986. It was reported in the summer of 2012 that Sheindlin is the highest paid television personality, earning $45 million a year. Sheindlin was born Judith Susan Blum on October 21, 1942 to German Jewish parents, Murray, a dentist, and Ethel Blum. She described her father as "the greatest thing since sliced bread", and her mother as "a meat and potatoes kind of gal." Sheindlin attended James Madison High School in Brooklyn before going on to American University in Washington, D.C., where she graduated with a Bachelor of Arts majoring in government. She then enrolled at the Washington College of Law at American University where she was the only woman in a class of 126 students. She finished her law school education at New York Law

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Judge Judy says Obama's Chelsea Manning Decision 'Not Wise' (VIDEO)

Judge Judy
Obama Messed up with Chelsea Manning

Judge Judy thinks President Obama made a bad decision by cutting Chelsea Manning a break. We got Her Honor Wednesday night leaving Craig's in WeHo and asked about the prez cutting short… READ MORE >

Judge Judy -- Scoffs at Succession Plan for TV Show (VIDEO)

Judge Judy
Scoffs at Succession Plan for TV Show

Judge Judy was less than amused when our photog asked who's gonna don the doily after she hangs it up. The most famous judge in America was leaving Craig's in WeHo Monday night, when our photog… READ MORE >

- 91 days ago
'Gotham' Star Robin Lord Taylor -- The World NEEDS More Judge Judy (VIDEO)

'Gotham' Star Robin Lord Taylor
The World Needs More Judge Judy

Screw, Batman ... Robin Lord Taylor believes Judge Judy is the only hero who can restore order to our "f***ed up world!" We caught up with the "Gotham" star Wednesday in NYC, and once… READ MORE >

- 96 days ago
Judge Judy -- Bring It, Sarah Palin! No Fear of New Judge Show (VIDEO)

Judge Judy
Bring It, Palin! No Fear of New Judge Show

Judge Judy is welcoming Sarah Palin with open arms to the battlefield of TV judge shows ... or is she?  Judy was out in Bev Hills when we asked her about Palin's new deal to star in a judge… READ MORE >

- 302 days ago
Judge Judy -- Agent Sues ... I Want My Piece of the Pie!!!

Judge Judy
Agent Sues I Want My Piece of the Pie

The agent who claims to have discovered Judge Judy has filed a multi-million dollar lawsuit against the company that produces the show, claiming the honchos are screwing them out of profits ...… READ MORE >

- 315 days ago
Judge Judy -- Disrobed!!! (PHOTO)

Judge Judy
Disrobed!!!

It's like, hey Judge Judy, what's under the robe? And now we know. Judy was rockin' it Monday in Bev Hills ... red leather coat, tight denim, cool pendant, big-ass diamond earrings. Beats the… READ MORE >

- 328 days ago
Judge Judy -- El Nino Kicked My Jet's Ass

Judge Judy
El Nino Kicked My Jet's Ass

Judge Judy has been grounded, but not for doing anything bad ... her private jet was damaged thanks to El Nino. The aircraft was parked at Naples Municipal Airport Saturday night when wind gusts… READ MORE >

- 372 days ago
Judge Judy Wins One for the Girls In Lawsuit against Lawyer

Judge Judy
Wins One for the Girls In Lawsuit against Lawyer

Judge Judy has settled the very first lawsuit she ever filed on her own behalf ... and it's a big win for her charity.Judy had sued Connecticut personal injury attorney John Haymond, whom she… READ MORE >

- 899 days ago
Judge Judy -- Judge Joe Brown Needs to 'Stay Sober'

Judge Judy
Judge Joe Brown Needs to 'Stay Sober'

Judge Judy seems to think Judge Joe Brown's arrest last month had nothing to do with politics ... but more about hitting the bottle. TMZ caught up with Judy outside of Craig's in West… READ MORE >

- 1027 days ago
Judge Judy -- P.I. Lawyer Fires Back ... I Wasn't Promoting Me, I Was Promoting You!

Judge Judy
Lawyer Fires Back I Wasn't Promoting Me, I Was Promoting You!

The personal injury lawyer who just got his ass sued by Judge Judy insists Judy's got her robe in a bunch for no reason -- telling TMZ, he wasn't using her image to promote himself ... he was… READ MORE >

- 1047 days ago

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