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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' -- 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 >

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 >

- 704 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 >

- 1117 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 >

- 1117 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 >

- 2007 days ago
Judge Judy's Hubby Guilty of Being Her Bitch

Judge Judy's Hubby
Guilty of Being Her Bitch

The deadbeat dads that show up on her show aren't the only guys Judge Judy bosses around -- just ask her husband! //  READ MORE >

- 2133 days ago
Golden Girl-on-Golden Girl Action!

Golden Girl-on-Golden Girl
Action!

Bet you never saw this on "The Brady Bunch."Florence Henderson, 74, and Judge Judy Sheindlin, 65, locked lips at a Beverly Hills charity event last night.This is strictly for mature audiences only! READ MORE >

- 2161 days ago
Lawsuit Says "Judge Judy" Sends Blacks Packin'

Lawsuit Says 'Judge Judy'
Sends Blacks Packin'

An ex-producer for "Judge Judy" is claiming that he was canned for complaining that black litigants were being 86'd from the show.The lawsuit, filed in L.A. County Superior Court by former Senior… READ MORE >

- 2302 days ago

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