Meek Mill sentenced to 2 to 4 years in prison following probation violation, celebs react
The “All Eyes On You” rapper will be spending up to four years behind bars.
According to CBS News, Meek Mill (real name Robert Rihmeek Williams) received a two to four-year prison sentence by a Philadelphia judge on Monday, Nov. 6, 2017. The 30-year-old rapper, who had previously served eight months in jail, was charged with violating his five-year probation in 2009 following his conviction in a drug and gun case the year before.
“I’ve been trying to help you since 2009,” Common Pleas Judge Genece Brinkley told Mill, who was arrested in August 2017 for reckless endangerment after driving a dirt bike in New York City traffic. The judge also cited a failed drug test, another unrelated arrest, and Mill’s failure to adhere to court-ordered travel restrictions, for which he was placed on 90 days’ house arrest in 2016. Although Mill’s other charges had been dropped, the judge ultimately ruled that his arrests were violations of his probation. “You basically thumbed your nose at me,” the judge continued.
In response, the “Amen” rapper said, “I may have made a mistake but I never had the intention of disrespecting you,” adding that jail time would effectively end his music career.
As People reported, several of Mill’s celebrity friends have come to his defense while also criticizing the legal system, including his recent collaborator Jay-Z. “The sentence handed down by the Judge — against the recommendation of the Assistant District Attorney and Probation Officer — is unjust and heavy handed,” he wrote on Facebook. “We will always stand by and support Meek Mill, both as he attempts to right this wrongful sentence and then in returning to his musical career.”
The sentence handed down by the Judge — against the recommendation of the Assistant District Attorney and Probation…
Meanwhile, Kevin Hart wrote a heartfelt message on Instagram. “Praying for my brother @meekmill right now,” the comedian captioned a photo of the two. “God sometimes puts the toughest battles on his strongest soldiers. I’m here for you man!!!! My brother for life…Always here for you man!!! This storm will pass…Stay strong & keep your head up 🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾.”
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At the time of this writing, neither Mill nor his ex Nicki Minaj have publicly responded to his impending incarceration.
Adam Levine announces sex of second child
The Voice coach is gearing up for baby no. 2!
On Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2017, Adam Levine visited The Ellen DeGeneres Show and announced that he and wife Behati Prinsloo, who are already parents to daughter Dusty Rose, are having a baby girl!
“It’s a girl,” the 38-year-old revealed. “We’re having another girl.”
And host Ellen DeGeneres, it appears, may be heavily involved in helping Levine and Prinsloo choose their second child’s name. As many fans may remember, DeGeneres was instrumental in helping Levine and Prinsloo select the name Dusty Rose for their first kid, having sent the name via text as a potential choice for the couple, who were struggling to find the perfect moniker.
Of course, the TV host is only too happy to help—if not just for the fame. “To say I named one of your children isn’t a big story—but to name both is a big story!” DeGeneres joked.
Hinting at the idea of a possible third baby in the future, Levine revealed that he’d like to have more children after the birth of his second kid with Prinsloo, who is currently seven months pregnant. “I want a lot. I thrive in chaos,” Levine explained.
As for his wife, Prinsloo is apparently all too excited to grow their family. “She was an only child so look out,” Levine told DeGeneres. “She wants like 100 babies, but I don’t know if I could do that.”
While we wait for more baby news from Levine and Prinsloo, read up on all of Hollywood’s strangest baby announcements.
Katharine McPhee responds to those David Foster dating rumors
The American Idol alum is squashing any lingering rumors.
After months of speculation, Katharine McPhee has finally opened up about her supposed relationship with David Foster in the December 2017 issue of Health magazine. However, the “Over It” singer is adamant that there’s nothing to the romantic hearsay.
“We’re very close friends, and we’ve been friends for a long time,” McPhee began. “I’m really, really fond of him, and I think he’s an incredible person.” The singer-actress continued, “I’ve known him since I was 21 years old, you know? He produced my first single. So he’s been really good to me. People can say whatever they want.”
The Scorpion actress, who was famously caught kissing her former Smash director Michael Morris in 2013, finalized her divorce with Nick Cokas in 2016. During her interview, she maintained that she’s currently “pretty single.”
“I had a relationship with my lead actor on my show that was almost two years,” McPhee said of her previous relationship with costar Elyes Gabel. “I still am crazy about him, and we have a great working relationship. It’s definitely not the easiest thing to get over someone you see every day! It’s still an adjustment. But I haven’t had anything super serious since.”
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Rumors of a romance between Foster, 68, and McPhee, 33, began in May 2017, when the two were seen grabbing a bite to eat together in Malibu. More recently, Us Weekly reported they were taking things slow. “It’s a little more than casual, but they’re not exclusive,” a source alleged. “Kat thinks they should be a little more serious, but it’s mainly casual on his part.”
AsNicki Swift previously reported, the legendary music producer finalized his divorce with Yolanda Hadid, 53, in mid-October. Over the last year, he has also been romantically linked with Christie Brinkley and Elizabeth Hurley.
Is Caitlyn Jenner dating a 21-year-old college student?
The former Keeping Up With the Kardashians star is rumored to have found a new love.
Radar Online reports that Caitlyn Jenner, 68, may be dating Pepperdine University student and transgender model Sophia Hutchins, 21. The news comes after the two were spotted on vacation together in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico in late October.
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Jenner and Hutchins previously shared similar photos atop a mountain in late July, with both posts showing Jenner’s dog, Bertha. As Radar Online notes, Hutchins has also shared a number of Instagram Stories and social media posts taken with Jenner or inside Jenner’s home.
Unfortunately, it doesn’t seem like Jenner is anything more than friends with Hutchins. A rep for the former Olympian athlete told Us Weekly that Jenner and Hutchins are “not dating.”
It may be that Jenner’s simply not eager to start a new romantic relationship with anyone just yet. Jenner previously discussed her unwillingness to date in the season 2 premiere of her reality TV show I Am Cait. “I never have [been with a man],” Jenner revealed (via People). “To be honest with you, I can’t see myself dating women in the future. I’ve been there, done that. I have three very strong ex-wives. I just don’t see it — I don’t see a woman being attracted to me.”
She added, “If there was a female in my life, it would be more like a friendship than it would be a serious relationship.”
An insider reiterated these sentiments to People magazine in early November, after rumors circulated about Jenner’s connection to Hutchins. “She still has no interest in dating,” the source said. “It’s just not a priority.”
While we wait to see if anything comes of Jenner’s friendship with Hutchins, read up on the untold truth of Jenner’s strained relationship with the Kardashians.
Jimmy Kimmel returns to late night, gives update on son Billy’s health
The late night host returned to the small screen following a week-long hiatus.
“Officially, I was off because my son Billy was supposed to have his next heart surgery, but we had to postpone it because we all had colds,” the comedian told the audience at the top of his monologue. “But the truth is, I was waiting in line for the new iPhone all week,” he quipped.
“Anyway, my son is doing fine,” Kimmel added, before mentioning his guest hosts, Shaquille O’Neal, Dave Grohl, Channing Tatum, and Jennifer Lawrence. “I want to thank everyone who filled in for me,” he said. “Shaquille O’Neal, who I would like to thank twice — because he’s enormous.”
The 49-year-old dad said he was glad to spend time with his family, which also includes his wife and co-head writer Molly McNearney and their 3-year-old daughter, Jane. However, he admitted that it was nice to get back to work. “It was good to have some time at home with the kids, but there is such a thing as too much time at home with the kids,” Kimmel joked. “Last night at about six o’clock, I reached that time limit.”
As Nicki Swift previously reported, 6-month-old Billy was born with a heart defect in late April 2017 and had to undergo emergency open-heart surgery only three days later. In early May, Kimmel first opened up about his son’s health condition, while speaking out on behalf of the Affordable Care Act. “No parent should ever have to decide if they can afford to save their child’s life,” he said. The emotional monologue went viral, making Kimmel a surprising health care advocate.
“[Billy’s] going to have another operation coming up soon, and another when he’s around eight to 10 years old,” he explained to The New York Times in early October, adding, “He’s doing well.”
Nick Jonas reportedly dating model Georgia Fowler
The “Jealous” singer may be in a new relationship.
People reports that Nick Jonas is dating Victoria’s Secret model Georgia Fowler. A source told the magazine that the two are “having fun and he thinks she’s really hot.”
“They’re still getting to know each other,” the insider continued. “His friends think she’s sweet. He really likes her.”
E! News echoed People‘s report, confirming that Jonas and Fowler, both 25 years old, are indeed dating. “She thinks he is very sweet and sexy,” a source said of Fowler. “Every time they hang out he has been a complete gentleman. They are not exclusive.”
It’s unclear just how long that pair have been seeing each other, but it’d appear that their relationship is serious enough for Jonas to have introduced Fowler to his family, as the lovebirds were spotted together at Jonas’ brother Joe’s engagement party on Saturday, Nov. 4, 2017.
While we wait to see if Jonas and Fowler can go the distance, read up on why the Jonas brothers are rarely seen together anymore.