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Meek Mill Ordered By Judge To Take Etiquette Classes?

Maybach Music's own Meek Mill may be known for his shouty rap style but it's his social media behavior that has prompted a judge to order the MC to take etiquette classes.

The Philadelphia Inquirer reports that Meek, real name Robert Williams, appeared in court Friday (June 28) for a probation hearing stemming from a 2008 gun and drug conviction. Meek clocked in eight months in jail after being dealt a sentence of 11 to 23 months and began his five-year probation in fall 2009.

Common Pleas Court Judge Genece E. Brinkley told Meek he must complete the classes before Aug. 4 and notify his probation officer, Treas Underwood, of all his travels outside of Philly. Assistant District Attorney Noel Ann DeSantis told the judge that his ratchet social media habits had reportedly caused followers to send death threats to his PO. The judge said Williams had to take the classes in order to refine his digital habits and help "explain the nature of his business to the court."

The Dream Chasers spitter pointed out that his resume often called for last-minute travel plans. "I have my own record label with seven artists. . . . I do radio. I do interviews," Meek said. The judge's response; the classes are "more important than any concerts he might have." The D.A.—who got into heated exchanges with Meek's lawyer, Gary Silver—suggested radio host Dyana Williams conduct the classes because of her ties to the music biz.

It's already been a rough week for the Philly native who lost his artist/protégé Lil Snupe and has taken to Twitter to cope with it. He recently wrote, "It kills me that I couldn't save my youngbull Snupe!"

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Emmys 2019: Jharrel Jerome Wins 'Lead Actor' For Role In 'When They See Us’

It was a celebratory and emotional moment for actor Jharrel Jerome as he received his first Emmy for Lead Actor in a Limited Series for When They See Us.

Jerome accepted the accolade Sunday (Sept 22) at the awards ceremony at Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. In the series directed by Ava DuVernay, the Bronx native portrayed Korey Wise, one of the Exonerated Five who were falsly accused of a crime he and four others didn't commit. Visibly emotional, the 22-year-old gave thanks to his parents during his acceptance speech.

"I feel like I should just be in the Bronx right now, chillin,' waiting for my mom's cooking but I'm here," he said. "But I'm here in front of people I'm so motivated by."

The young actor was up against some of the best in the business such as Moonlight co-star Mahershala Ali (True Detective), Benicio Del Toro (Escape at Dannemora), Hugh Grant (A Very English Scandal), Jared Harris (Chernobyl) and Sam Rockwell (Fosse/Verdon).

Jerome also thanked Antron McCray, Kevin Richardson, Yusef Salaam, Raymond Santana and as he rightfully shouted "King" Korey Wise.

"Most important[ly], this is for the men known as The Exonerated Five," he said as the men stood on their feet. "Thank you so much. It's an honor, it's a blessing."

Watch the moment above.

TV Guide reports Jerome's win was "initially considered a lock," due to Chernobyl, the HBO series that won seven Creative Arts Emmys.

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Florida Grandmother Incensed After Six Year Old Granddaughter Was Arrested For A Tantrum

A 6-year-old was arrested, fingerprinted and had her mug shot taken by Florida police for reportedly throwing a tantrum at her elementary school last week.

According to reports, Meralyn Kirkland learned her granddaughter Kaia was brought to the juvenile detention center in Orlando, Florida after she had an outburst.

“What do you mean she was arrested," Kirkland recalled. "He said ‘there was an incident and she kicked somebody and she is being charged and she is on her way,' ” Kirkland explained to local news outlets.

After explaining to the officer that Kaia has sleep apnea, Kirkland says the cop showed no concern.

“She has a medical condition that we are working on getting resolved and he says, ‘what medical condition?' she has a sleep disorder, sleep apnea,’ and he says, ‘well I have sleep apnea and I don’t behave like that.”

Kirkland couldn't believe what was happening and couldn't believe a child had been arrested.

“They told us we had to wait a few minutes because Kaia was being fingerprinted, and when she said fingerprinted it hit me like a ton of bricks,” Kirkland said.

“No six year old child should be able to tell somebody that they had handcuffs on them and they were riding in the back of a police car and taken to a juvenile center to be fingerprinted, mug shot”

Kaia is back at home.

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Texas Man Divorces Wife Without Her Knowing By Forging Paperwork

A Texas man wanted out of his marriage and instead of going through divorce proceedings, he faked his wife's signature on paperwork in turn ending their union without her knowledge.

The New York Daily News reports Paul Nixon submitted forged documents and false information to a Houston district court. Nixon also reportedly committed perjury when testifying in court during a divorce hearing. The divorce has been tabled due to the perjury and fraudulent documents.

The constable’s office started the investigation after Mrs. Nixon informed officials of the divorce that occurred without her knowledge.

Harris County Constable Mark Herman spoke with a local news outlet and said that a search for Mr. Nixon is underway as he is now wanted for aggravated perjury.

“We have teams out looking for him right now, I can tell you,” he told the station. “And we have an idea where he’s at. So hopefully, he’ll turn himself in. If not, we’ll catch him. Just a matter of time.”

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