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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 China Lawsuit SETTLES!

Judge Judy
China/Silverware Lawsuit SETTLES!!!

Judge Judy's beef with the ex-wife of her producer has settled ... and Judy won't have to pay a penny ... TMZ has learned.We broke the story ... Patric Jones sued Judy, complaining the judge and… READ MORE >

Judge Judy:  I'm Returning Your Dumb Dishes!

Judge Judy
I'm Returning Your Dumb Dishes!

Judge Judy is done fighting with her producer's very bitter ex-wife ... she's decided to return the uber-expensive silverware and china to the producer, and he's willing to give it back to his ex… READ MORE >

- 1198 days ago
Judge Judy Accuser -- I'll Drop My Suit ... If You Gimme My China!!!

Judge Judy Accuser
I'll Drop My Suit ... If You Gimme My China!!!

The woman suing Judge Judy over really expensive china and silverware says she's willing to END her legal war ... if she just gets her stuff back. TMZ broke the story ... Patric Jones filed a… READ MORE >

- 1199 days ago
'China' Lawsuit Against Judge Judy May Be Bogus

Judge Judy
'China' Lawsuit Against TV Judge May Be Bogus

It looks like the woman suing Judge Judy for more than half-a-million bucks for beaucoup expensive silverware and china may already be getting what she's owed ... and her lawsuit against the TV… READ MORE >

- 1201 days ago
Judge Judy Sued -- You Screwed Me Out of My Fine China!!!

Judge Judy SUED
You Screwed Me Out of My Fine China!

Judge Judy got a really good deal on some used china and flatware  ... problem is the woman who owned the stuff claims the TV jurist essentially stole it right out from under her and now the… READ MORE >

- 1201 days ago
'Judge Judy' -- Dogfight Erupts After Show Taping

'Judge Judy' Show
DOGFIGHT ERUPTS After Show Taping

Two women who recently faced off on "Judge Judy" are still battling in real life ... all over a dog ... with allegations of violent threats and pet-napping ... TMZ has learned. The dogfight… READ MORE >

- 1469 days ago
Judge Judy & Lady Gaga -- Born This Wave

Judge Judy & Lady Gaga
Born This Wave

Here's "Judge Judy" star Judith Sheindlin, 69, in NYC on Wednesday (left) -- and cutting edge popstar Lady Gaga in Taiwan on Wednesday as well (right).It ain't easy being green.We're just sayin'. READ MORE >

- 1501 days ago
Judge Judy Calls TMZ:  'I Needed a Day to Chill'

Judge Judy Calls TMZ:
'I Needed a Day to Chill'

Judge Judy just called Harvey Levin from her hospital bed to tell him she's fine, saying, "I'm just exhausted, and my body was telling me it needed a day to chill."Judge told Harvey, "I was… READ MORE >

- 1914 days ago
Judge Judy Taken To Hospital By Ambulance

Judge Judy
Taken To Hospital By Ambulance

Judge Judy was rushed to the hospital this morning by ambulance after complaining of intestinal pain.TMZ has learned Judy was at her studio in L.A. when she began feeling nauseous and experiencing… READ MORE >

- 1914 days ago
Judge Judy: Palin Guilty ... of Cuteness

Judge Judy
Palin Guilty ... of Cuteness

TMZ, Alec Baldwin and now Judge Judy all agree -- Sarah Palin's a full fledged hottie.As far as leading the country ... well, the jury's still out. READ MORE >

- 2804 days ago

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